Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicImran Khan govt

Topic: Imran Khan govt

Pakistan Army veterans are voicing support for Imran Khan after ouster. Here’s why it matters

Experts say remarks by retired army, navy officers in support of PTI ‘display the huge difference between conclusion drawn by the authorities and conclusion drawn by the masses’.

Imran Khan faces probe for allegedly giving away gift received from foreign nation

As per Pakistani law, any gift received from dignitaries of a foreign state must be put in the state depository or the tosha khana.

Entice with small payouts, get people to invest more, disappear — how ‘Chinese app scams’ work

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Pakistan’s National Assembly debates the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan

Khan’s colleague said disappointed by apex court’s verdict to allow no-trust vote; Opposition said ouster would be ‘lawful and constitutional’.

Setback for Pakistan PM Imran Khan in SC, to face no-trust vote Saturday

The Opposition wants the dissolved Parliament to be restored, and has assured the court it has the numbers to protect the Constitution.

‘Court is up to no good’: Why experts doubt Pakistan SC can resolve constitutional crisis

In Pakistan, experts see a familiar pattern of parliamentary matters ending up with the judiciary — which in the past has invoked 'doctrine of necessity' to rubber-stamp coups.

Ahead of no-trust motion, Imran Khan says ‘powerful country’ backing India is angry with Pakistan

Islamabad: Ahead of Sunday's no-trust motion against him, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said a "powerful country", which is supporting India, is angry...

Political turmoil in Pakistan adds to surge in default risk, triggers currency & bond loss

Pakistan’s default risk as measured by five-year credit-default swaps has climbed to highest since 2013. While its 5.625% dollar bonds due in December have already tumbled 5%.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan won’t resign, says ‘foreign country’ wants to defeat him

Imran Khan accused the Opposition of ‘selling out’; ‘the country should not forgive them,’ he said.

His rule uncertain, Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan cancels speech to nation

Khan’s own allies have joined the opposition to oust the government in a no-trust vote to be held soon.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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