June 27, 2022

Amidst economic crisis, Pakistan hints at appointing ‘proclaimed offender’ as Finance Minister 

What happened: The Former Federal finance minister Ishaq Dar will return to Pakistan in July, as TheNews quotes sources, “and take over the reins of the finance ministry.” TheNews quoted sources from within the PML-N as, “party supremo Nawaz Sharif took the decision in this regard.”  Details: At the same time, it has been quoted that Ishaq Dar would be […]

June 22, 2022

Stanford or not Stanford facts need to be conveyed 

What happened: Delivery Associates published a paper highlighting what the world can learn from Imran Khan’s Poverty Alleviation Ehsaas Program, it was not about Khan or his party.  The article by Stanford University was titled, “Frameworks for a Developmental Welfare State: Lessons From Pakistan’s Ehsaas Program.”  Details: It is pertinent to mention that the Ehsaas Program was initiated in Pakistan to […]

June 21, 2022

Threat to Khan’s life becomes real after Counter-Terrorism Department’s warning

What happened: Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department has issued a warning of a threat to PTI’s Chairman Imran Khan’s life. The CTD’s statement is quoted as, “Terrorists are planning to assassinate Imran Khan, for which they have sought assistance from an assassin in Afghanistan.”  Details: DailyJang’s report quoted, “The threat alert issued by CTD’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wing. The text of the […]

June 20, 2022

History made: PM approves task force to implement minority rights 

What happened: The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, has approved the formation of a task force specified to oversee the implementation of the rights of minorities in Pakistan. The development comes after the minority rights bill was passed unanimously in the assembly. The Prime Minister’s Office issued a directive in this regard to initiate the […]

June 18, 2022

Shehbaz returns and Pakistan’s weekly inflation spikes to a 14-year high 

What happened: As Pakistan is going through an economic crisis with rising inflation and prices of goods soaring up in the country. Pakistan has also recorded an increase in petroleum prices in a bid to revive the IMF loan program. On the other hand, the weekly inflation in the country has shot up to 3.38% […]

June 17, 2022

Work well done; Pakistan hopeful of exiting FATF grey list due to PTI’s work?

What happened: The Financial Action Task Force, via sources and a report by BBC Urdu, stated that Pakistan might be out of the grey list by the day’s end. On the other hand, Hina Rabbani Khar has advised against prejudging the outcome of the FATF meeting. Details: The global anti-money laundering watchdog would announce the decision in a […]

June 17, 2022

Posters put up by Taliban says ‘Women who do not cover bodies with hijab are trying to look like animals’

What happened: An official revealed on June 16 that the Taliban’s religious police had put up posters in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar saying that Muslim women who do not wear a headscarf that totally covers their bodies are “trying to look like animals.” Details: Since taking power in August, the Taliban have put […]

June 17, 2022

Musharraf might return to Pakistan after all as his family awaits doctors’ go-ahead

What happened: The federal government has given the go-ahead for ailing former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to return to Pakistan as soon as the legal prerequisites are met. The former military ruler has been living in Dubai since 2016. Details: Tribune reported that, according to sources familiar with the situation, the former president’s […]

June 17, 2022

Did Miftah Ismail really spend Rs 4.8 million on his government residence?

What happened: ARY News reported on June 16 that Finance Minister Miftah Ismail allegedly spent Rs4.8 million from the national exchequer to repair his government property. Details: Ismail, who is among the ruling elites of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has spent Rs4.8 million from the national treasury to renovate his government mansion. According to […]

June 16, 2022

Should the markets be closed early to conserve energy in Pakistan?

hat happened: Pakistan is currently facing a severe economic crisis due to the rising inflation and in order to meet the IMF requirements. However, the traders have reportedly refused to close the markets early at 7 pm, after the government also advised traders to close markets early.  What you need to know: Federal Ministers Khawaja Asif, Qamar […]

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