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Shia-Sunni rift on rise in Pakistan, but Imran Khan govt’s silence may be strategic

Claims that the conflict is an Indian conspiracy or a distraction from the Bajwa corruption scam don’t explain why Deobandi & militant groups are harassing Shias.
Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif has spoken. But can he change the Pakistan Army’s game?

The duo of General Bajwa and ISI DG Faiz Hameed have managed to drag the military deeper into politics, but their hybrid government formula is not working.
File photo | Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

Mocking Pakistan army can land you in jail for 2 yrs. What about Imran Khan’s old speeches?

A Pakistani journalist’s book was recently seized from shelves because it had a cartoon on its cover — of Imran Khan playing at Gen Bajwa’s feet.

Pakistan Parliament joint session passes 3 FATF-related bills to avoid being blacklisted

Pakistan President Arif Alvi called the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament Wednesday evening after Senate rejected the Anti-Terrorism Act (amendment) Bill, 2020.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan govt seen getting intolerant of criticism as journalists face treason cases

Bilal Farooqi of Express Tribune, Asad Ali Toor of Samaa TV and former AAJ news anchor Absar Alam are facing sedition charges for allegedly defaming Pakistan Army and govt.
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: ANI via Reuters

Imran Khan uses Bollywood to make case for chemical castration of rapists as preventive action

With Pakistan witnessing protests over the gang rape of a woman in Punjab province, PM Imran Khan says rape should be classified a heinous crime like murder.

Asim Bajwa’s dirty money is RAW saazish in Imran Khan’s Pakistan

Before coming to power, Imran Khan used to ask Nawaz Sharif to produce receipts of his investment. Rules have changed now that he is PM.
Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Nawaz Sharif or Asim Bajwa, corruption scandals in Pakistan turn into never-ending soaps

In Pakistan, no one seems interested in demanding stronger, more independent institutions which would do due diligence away from the public glare.
File image of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: ANI via Reuters

News Nation calls Imran Khan ‘brainless’, Times Now swears it won’t back off Sushant case

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Lt Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa | File photo: Twitter | @AsimBajwaISPR

Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s top aide Asim Bajwa resigns, but will remain on CPEC panel

Former Pakistan general Lt Gen (Retd) Asim Bajwa announced his resignation shortly after dismissing charges of corruption against him in a Twitter rebuttal.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.