Thursday, 30 June, 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.

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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