Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicNaya Pakistan

Topic: Naya Pakistan

Don’t forget Taliban also want the good life of Doha’s luxury hotels and Quetta bungalows

In time, Taliban fighters, or maybe the generation that succeeds them, will send their children to regular schools instead of Pakistani or Afghan madrasas.

Imran Khan’s ‘ghabrana nahin’ advice to Pakistanis on price rise is now a viral anthem

'Ghabrana nahin hai' is a lot like Aamir Khan's 'all is well' Except there is no promise of 'well' in sight.

‘Swipe’ right for death sentence. A Pakistani film matches Tinder with I-Fatwa

Pakistani filmmaker Arafat Mazhar's new animated film ‘Swipe’ isn't far-fetched. It imagines life with an app that crowdsources death sentences.

Imran Khan’s Ertugrul love was going well. Until a Pakistani TikToker joined the party

When the Turkish actor signed a million-dollar deal with a Lahore businessman, it seemed like Pakistan PM Imran Khan had delivered on his promise. But there was a twist in the tale.

Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan is becoming Naya North Korea

In opposition, Imran Khan had warned Nawaz Sharif of protests if social media was banned. As PM, he took a U-turn on that as well.

Imran Khan is done being the PM of Pakistan. He now wants to worry about India all the time

People may die of dengue or lose jobs and slip into poverty because Pakistan’s economy is sinking. But Imran Khan must not lose sight of India.

Is this ‘Naya Pakistan’ you promised us? Malala’s father lambasts PM Imran Khan

China welcomes Imran Khan amid Pakistan’s cash crunch; Shehbaz Sharif complains if ‘spy’ Kulbhushan Jadhav can be allowed to meet family, why not him.

China is boosting Pakistan’s power generation but it’s of little use to consumers

Pakistan has added half of its power generating capacity in the past 5 years with Chinese help but a weak distribution network isn't helping.

Imran Khan wants to create a Medina-like Pakistan but he is no sentinel of human rights

Imran Khan's die-hard fans refuse to acknowledge the infinite contradictions in the man and his less-than-holy rise to the top.

Imran Khan’s wife wears head-to-toe ‘abaya’ at swearing-in, whips up a storm

Imran Khan’s maiden speech gets mixed reactions; Naya Pakistan still has old ministers in the cabinet 

On Camera

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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