Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicArif Alvi

Topic: Arif Alvi

For Pakistanis, Alvi playing Wordle amid Baloch alert is next level ‘aapne ghabrana nahi hai’

Credit where it's due, Arif Alvi is better at Wordle than his government is at governing, said a Pakistani.

Pakistan’s ‘covfefe’ is ‘mum_mmu’ and President Arif Alvi is Twitter’s new Donald Trump

From Union Jack emoji to spamming the letter “M”, Pakistan President Arif Alvi is keeping his promise of spreading "positivity" through social media.

Hindu boy in Pakistan forced to chant Allahu Akbar, but it’s the President who made a boo-boo

Pakistani Twitter asked why the government should not be sentenced to death for blasphemy — for equating the country with Riasat-e-Madina.

Why Pakistan keeps banning and unbanning TikTok

What is particularly embarrassing with Pakistan's fourth ban on TikTok in less than a year is that President Arif Alvi himself had recently joined the app.

Pak squash player alleges Indian officials offered him Rs20 mn to drop out of a 2014 match

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan's Presidential Palace opened to public for first time in history; Nandita Das’sManto cleared by Pakistan’s censor board. 

Imran Khan says India’s treatment of its Muslims proves why Pakistan was born

Here’s what’s happening across the border: President Arif Alvi admits to bribery, and Pakistan businessman courts global renown.

Donald Trump justifies cutting aid to Pakistan, says it doesn’t do a ‘damn thing for’ America

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan President Arif Alvi says govt has no plans to recognise Israel and amend blasphemy law; Supreme Court orders resumption of Karachi’s iconic tram service.

Hitler & Napoleon wouldn’t have suffered losses if they had taken U-turns, says Imran Khan

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Photo of foreign minister receiving standing ovation at UN is fake, and ‘Instagram lovers’ take Pakistan by storm.

Pakistan’s new President Arif Alvi’s father was Jawaharlal Nehru’s dentist

Alvi's predecessors too share a connection with India- Mamnoon Hussain's family came from Agra & Pervez Musharraf's parents migrated from New Delhi. 

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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