Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Pakistan Affairs

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For the first time ever, Pakistan’s exports to US cross $400mn for three months...

In what is surely a grand milestone for Pakistani exporters, the nation’s exports to the United States crossed the $400 million mark yet again in December 2020, for the third month running. This marks the first time such a feat has been accomplished by the country.

Starling revelations by CEO of Broadsheet LLC in his interview to Pakistani Journalist

Mr Kaveh Moussavi explains that British court has not exonerated the former premier & his family in Financial Corruption charges in fact it is oppose it what opposition is claiming. He also reveals that the former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif has all lot of explaining to do over his capital gains.

US Congress passes Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act for Pakistani women

The US Congress has passed a bill named after Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai that expands the number of scholarships to women in Pakistan under a merit and needs-based programme. The bill requires the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to award at least 50 per cent of scholarships under a Pakistan-based higher education scholarship programme to Pakistani women, from 2020 to 2022, across a range of academic disciplines and in accordance with existing eligibility criteria.

PM Imran Khan summons meeting to take action against foreign-funded NGOs

the decision was taken during the cabinet meeting today, where it was agreed to take decisive action against NGOs promoting foreign agenda.It is pertinent to mention here that on December 24, a complaint was submitted to the interior ministry seeking action against a non-governmental organization (NGO), Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), and its Executive Director Nighat Dad over alleged misuse of foreign funds.

Chinese and Pakistani Media to Jointly Oppose Negative Propaganda Against CPEC

The 6th China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Media Forum was held in Islamabad today. It was jointly organized by the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI) and China Economic Net (CEN) in cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan. The forum conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions on topics, including the opportunities for digital media, media as an engine for the high-quality development of CPEC, and China-Pakistan media cooperation. President and Editor-in-Chief of Economic Daily, Zheng Qingdong, in his welcome address, said that since its launch, the forum contributed a lot towards building a positive public opinion on CPEC. He said that the media of China and Pakistan should take joint actions and form synergies in firmly opposing the negative propaganda against CPEC. Pakistan-China Institute Executive Director, Mustafa Hyder Sayed, said that last year the institute launched the Rapid Response Information Network (RRIN), which identifies fake news on CPEC and deconstructs them with facts. Moreover, PCI will be publishing, “The Governance of China,” part 2 and part 3 in Urdu, which are authored by President Xi Jinping.

Indian officer accused of planting weapons on Kashmir civilians

Captain Bhoopendra Singh has been charged with murder, conspiracy and other offences, the police statement said. He is now in military detention. The two civilian “sources”, who were with him at the time, are in police custody. A police statement issued late on Sunday said the officer and two others “planted illegally acquired weapons and material on their dead bodies after stripping them of their identities and tagged them as hardcore terrorists in possession of war-like stores.”

PM, COAS, ISI chief meet to discuss security situation of Pakistan

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) called Thursday on Prime Minister Imran Khan to brief him on the security situation on both internal and external fronts of Pakistan. Director General ISI Lt. Gen. Faiz Hamid was also present on the occasion.

Pakistan, IMF inching towards stalled programme

Pakistan and the IMF are inching towards formal revival of the stalled Fund programme, as the government has decided to hike power tariff by 25-30 percent and to abolish up to Rs200 billion corporate sector income tax exemptions.

PM launches health insurance scheme for Azad Kashmir

وزیر اعظم نے آزادکشمیر کے لئے ہیلتھ انشورنس اسکیم کا آغاز کردیا عمران خان نے کہا کہ آزاد جموں و کشمیر کے 12 لاکھ افراد صحت انشورنس سے مستفید ہوں گے اور وہ پاکستان بھر کے 350 سرکاری اور نجی اسپتالوں سے مفت علاج معالجے کے حقدار ہوں گے۔