Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicAsad Umar

Topic: Asad Umar

Pakistan is high on Economist’s global recovery report but not all citizens are convinced

When senior PTI leader Asad Umar took to Twitter to announce the country’s achievement, Pakistanis didn’t receive it well.

Beg, borrow, repeat: Pakistan’s IMF addiction continues even as its finance minister leaves

Pakistan’s military-driven economic decision-making is based on ‘Jazba’ and 'Chanda'.

Pakistan finance minister resigns amid final talks with IMF over bailout package

Pakistan finance minister Asad Umar resigns after being offered energy portfolio as part of cabinet reshuffle. Negotiations with IMF and FATF now at risk.

India to lobby for Pakistan’s blacklisting by anti-terror finance watchdog

Pakistan is currently placed on the FATF’s grey list. It can be put on the black list if it fails to meet certain conditions by September.

Didn’t cut Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mention from Pak finance minister’s interview, says BBC

Here’s what’s happening across the border: US to ensure Pak doesn't use IMF bailout to repay Chinese debt, and Voice of America’s Urdu and Pashto websites blocked in Pakistan.

Imran Khan’s Instagram page is world’s second most active government-run account, says BCW

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan assures help in advancing Afghan peace process after Trump’s request; Finance minister says country's economic crisis is over.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised to visit Pakistan, says official

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan says Pakistan Army has supported all his decisions so far; China welcomes opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemns ‘killings’ in Kashmir, harps on UN resolutions

Here’s what’s happening across the border: PPP co-chairman Zardari is ready to talk to Nawaz Sharif, and newspapers editors object to new media legislation.

Pakistani writer Tehmina Durrani is distressed by husband Shehbaz Sharif’s jail conditions

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan has no qualms about sharing loan details with IMF; leaders pay homage to human rights defender Asma Jahangir.

Pakistan to seek IMF bailout as forex reserves fall dangerously

Pakistan’s forex reserves have plunged 40% in 2018 to lowest in almost 4 years. It’s running twin current-account and budget deficits of more than 5% of GDP.

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Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.