Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicShahid Khaqan Abbasi

Topic: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

No Pakistani Prime Minister has lasted a full five-year term

In its 70-year history Pakistan has seen 22 Prime Ministers. First PM Liaquat Ali Khan’s term lasted 4 years and 2 months, and is still a record.

176 Pakistani pilgrims await visa approval from India as Urs begins today

Here’s what is happening across the border: As Pakistan gets grey listed by anti-terror financing body, former PM Abbasi disqualified from contesting polls.

Pakistan news channel claims Kulsoom Nawaz’s critical health a ‘drama’

Here’s what’s happening across the border: 43.9 million Pakistani civilians hold firearms; QB’s desi-fied version of anthem FIFA takes Pakistan by storm.

Pakistan rejects ex-PM’s criticism over Mumbai attack handling

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's office released a statement saying that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities.

Pakistani leaders to meet to discuss response to Nawaz Sharif’s mea culpa on terrorism

 The army spokesman said the National Security Committee, headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, will discuss the “misleading media statement” by Sharif.

Go to Pakistan: The ‘N’ is out of PML-N

Here’s what’s happening across the border: The ‘N’ is out of the PML-N, the oldest parliamentarian retires, and a Sufi saint goes political.

Pakistan’s PM wants to prove he is not merely a placeholder for Sharif family

Despite the temporary nature of his job, PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said he isn't there just to keep the seat warm for the Sharif family

On Camera

YourTurn

Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

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

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

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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