Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicUS-Pakistan

Topic: US-Pakistan

First, Pakistan boycotts Biden’s summit. Now, Imran Khan calls for strengthening ties with US

PM Imran Khan asked the delegation of US senators visiting Pakistan to strengthen the ties to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.  

No Biden-Imran call, ‘solidarity’ with China — why Pakistan opted out of US Summit for Democracy

The decision sends a ‘strong message’ to the US about Islamabad’s objections to the lack of high-level engagement between the two countries, say experts.

US Army is answering Congress on Afghanistan fiasco. But questions on Pakistan still missing

US Generals are spilling it against their military establishment on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. And the testimonies are unedifying – everyone is blaming everyone else.

The Brahmin equation, Kohli’s ‘monkey on the back’ & Modi’s UN moment

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Can’t predict when US President Joe Biden will call Pakistan PM Imran Khan, White House says

During recent interviews, Khan had complained that a 'busy' Biden has not bothered to speak to him, although Washington was seeking Pakistan’s support in stabilising Afghanistan.

#BidenMujhayCallKaro — Pakistani Twitter runs free with memes about Imran Khan’s long wait

From Amitabh Bachchan to Yo Yo Honey Singh — Twitter goes viral with #BidenMujhayCallKaro as the wait for Joe Biden's call with Imran Khan continues.

Pakistan’s audacious defence budget needs to stay on paper. It’s good for everyone

IMF is balking at Pakistan’s unrealistic budget, but Islamabad feels it can push the lending agency to give it what it wants. US can call the bluff.

Pakistan realises it can’t abandon US for China yet. But how far will Bajwa & Co go?

If Indo-Pacific was a room, Pakistan would want to stand inside even if it doesn't get a seat at the table.

A diplomatic cocktail with deadly fizz is brewing between US, Pakistan and Afghanistan

US withdrawal from Afghanistan has spurred curious events, including a quiet meeting between Pakistan NSA Moeed Yusuf & his US counterpart Jake Sullivan in Geneva.

Better US-India ties is bad news for Pakistan. Expect lip service on Kashmir, no aid

There is now growing strategic divergence between Pakistan and the US because of the development of the Indo-US partnership.

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Mohan Bhagwat’s mosque trip left BJP clueless. Only Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is smiling

BJP ministers have been told to keep handy a list of their ministries' work. Used to praising Modi, they are worried what they will say if the PM asks them about their work.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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