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Pakistan plays ping-pong with electoral reforms—Nawaz:1, Imran:1. Now, it’s Shehbaz’s turn

As political stalwarts fight for ‘free and fair elections’, Pakistan waits for actual electoral reforms

Imran Khan-EC tussle isn’t ending. Former PM wants general elections under ‘neutral CEC’

The tussle between Imran and CEC is not limited to PTI's foreign funding case and 2023 general elections-its roots run deep.

Rehman Malik, Pakistani politician whose comments riled Indian leaders—Babri Masjid to 26/11

Known for his recurring anti-India comments, Malik once tagged ‘UNO game’ instead of the United Nations, over the Kashmir issue.

Pakistan’s Lal Masjid is back in news. This time with a Taliban flag

A video clip of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz threatening policemen that Pakistani Taliban will not spare them has gone viral.

Pakistan got visitors from Afghanistan – women footballers who escaped Taliban threat

Thirty-two Afghan women football players and their family members reached Pakistan with the help of a British NGO and FIFA-suspended Pakistan Football Federation.

Pakistanis console dropped Sarfaraz Ahmed – ‘can finally play now’, ‘focus on Twitter beefs’

PCB decsion to drop former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed for New Zealand ODI series leaves Pakistani cricket fans wondering why he is picked in the first place when he hardly gets to play.

400 Pakistani men sexually assault a woman in Lahore. Twitter says ‘no less than Taliban’

Lahore Police has filed an FIR against hundreds of unidentified men for sexually assaulting a woman who was filming a TikTok video at Minar-e-Pakistan on the country’s Independence Day.

Banned terror group ex-member no problem for Imran Khan’s party. Will contest PoK seat

Former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan associate Mazhar Saeed Shah will contest the Ulema-e-Mashaikh reserve seat at PoK assembly despite opposition.

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.

Off your hijab, let me see your eyes: China diplomat tweets dancing Uyghur woman, upsets Pak

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

On Camera

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File image of Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani and Adani Group chief Gautam Adani | Bloomberg

Gautam Adani vs Mukesh Ambani: India’s billionaire race sees one tycoon pulling away

Ambani is aiming for consumers while Adani is sticking mostly to infrastructure, which helps India generate fiscal resources by monetising public assets and also as a foreign-policy tool.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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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