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Shaista Hakim, the first woman journalist in the city of Swat, Pakistan

First woman journalist in Pakistan’s Swat says press club denied membership due to gender

Shaista Hakim alleges that her journalistic credentials of 9 years were never acknowledged by the local journalistic community in Swat because she is a woman.

Like China, Pakistan is using Islamabad & Karachi’s civil airports for military purposes

Satellite images show that both the old and new Islamabad airports as well as the Karachi airport have provisions to be used by the Pakistan Air Force.
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria (L) with PM Narendra Modi (R)

Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria leaves Islamabad, lands in India via Dubai

Bisaria's return ends hopes, at least for the time being, of ties between the two countries improving in the wake of Modi govt's J&K decision.
Pakistan Supreme Court | Commons

Pakistan’s Supreme Court directs govt to act against terrorists

The Supreme Court directed all Pakistani government agencies such as the ISI and armed forces to operate within the limits of the law and stay away from politics.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

Pakistan puts Kartarpur talks on hold, says ‘useless’ to speak to India before polls

Although Pakistan is keen on holding the talks, sources said, it thinks negotiations might get reversed once a new government comes to power in India.
The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi

Pakistan High Commission official briefly detained after tiff over ‘inappropriate touching’

New Delhi has said that the Pakistan High Commission official was never arrested, but Islamabad claims he was.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing a rally at Khairpur Nathan Shah, Sindh | @BBhuttoZardari/Twitter

Bilawal Bhutto slams Imran Khan govt’s ‘inaction’ on SP’s killing

Why this Islamabad deputy commissioner got polio drops, and Sindhi singer’s captivating ‘Ko Ko Korina’ spoof.
Ishrat Husain

Imran’s adviser says defence budget not to be held responsible for Pakistan’s financial crisis

FATF not satisfied with Pakistan’s actions against terror funding, and Pak Islamic clerics show solidarity with Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi case.
Nawaz Sharif with daughter Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan court suspends all jail sentences of Nawaz Sharif & family members

Islamabad High Court has ordered the release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar Awan.
Imran Khan

Pakistan new PM Imran Khan pledges to end corruption in Pakistan

Khan had received 176 votes in the lower house of Parliament out of 342 Friday. 

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
RBI

RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
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.