Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicAsia Bibi

Topic: Asia Bibi

Look who were availing Pakistan’s income support scheme for women — male govt officers

Evaluation of the scheme has found that over 8 lakh undeserving beneficiaries out of the 5.4 million were fraudulently claiming the handouts.

This is the one thing that Imran Khan, opposition & the religious clerics in Pakistan love

Pakistan’s dictator General Zia-ul-Haq started it. Imran Khan used it to target Nawaz Sharif to win election. Now the PM is under its spell.

As Asia Bibi finds refuge in Canada, a look at the Pakistani laws that made her life hell

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi was sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy. The Supreme Court overturned it in 2018, but she still faced death threats.

Pakistan said to be using radical Islamist party to leash 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Indian investigators say propping up the TLP, which represents the Barelvis’ to keep in check the Wahhabi-inspired Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

Wagah border and Kashmir are options under consideration for Kartarpur Corridor route

Here’s what’s happening across the border: TLP chief and far-right leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi arrested; Momina Mustehsan sings Ko Ko Korina again. 

Pak woman officer led the security forces in Karachi’s Chinese Consulate terror attack

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Imran Khan all smiles after Malaysia’s First Lady holds his hand for a photo; Pakistan welcomes India’s decision to develop Kartarpur corridor.

Progressive Pakistani poet, writer Fahmida Riaz passes away

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Extremists launch ‘house to house’ hunt for Asia Bibi’s family, Imran Khan says Pakistan wants to learn from Mahathir's experiences. 

Imran Khan says no mention of Jesus Christ in history

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan foreign secretary lodges protest with US official over Trump’s tirade; Bohemian Rhapsody plays to empty theatres in Lahore. Imran...

Pakistan’s Asia Bibi episode shows injecting extremists into politics is a bad idea

Imran Khan government's reluctance to confront clerical power makes its earlier promises ring hollow.

Canada offers asylum to Pakistan’s Asia Bibi as her blasphemy acquittal sparks protests

Widespread violent protests have forced the Pakistani Christian woman to seek asylum after Supreme Court acquitted her.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.