Pakistan: A Tribute To Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

On the forty fifth anniversary of his judicial murder, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is remembered as one of Pakistan’s foremost visionaries and a democratic leader par excellence. His commitment to civilian rule and empowering ordinary Pakistanis has no parallel. By Shazia Nizamani Pakistan’s first democratically elected Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a charismatic leader of international […]

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Pakistan: Civil society organisations criticise continued disruption of social media platforms across country

Civil society organisations on Wednesday hit out at the continued disruption of social media platforms and network shutdowns across the country, demanding that the clampdown be immediately lifted. Access to X has been disrupted in many areas of Pakistan since February 17, when former Rawal­pindi commissioner Liaquat Chattha accused the chief election commissioner and chief […]

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Manipulated Electoral Process has Forced Another Engineered Government on Pakistan

Manipulated Electoral Process has Forced Another Engineered Government on PakistanThis moment is not just about Khan. It’s about the legal-constitutional compact that must underpin not just the functioning of the state but also state’s relationship with the people. With the formation of governments after the February 8 elections, the discussion on TV channels, newspapers and […]

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Protesting Farmers Surround Paris With Tractors in ‘Siege’ to Gain Concessions

Protesting French farmers surrounded Paris Monday using tractor barricades, amid a standoff with the government over regulations and shrinking incomes. The protesters say that amid the ongoing Ukraine war, fertilizer prices and other inputs for livestock feeding and crop-growing have increased and have eaten into their income. They also argue that their agricultural sector is […]

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U.S. does not support Taiwan independence, Biden says

WASHINGTON, Jan – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday the United States does not support the independence of Taiwan, after Taiwanese voters rebuffed China and gave the ruling party a third presidential term.Earlier in the day, the Taiwanese ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential candidate Lai Ching-te came to power, strongly rejecting Chinese pressure […]

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Pakistan: Power division confesses to overbilling consumers

The power division has confessed to overbilling consumers, changing their slabs and damaged meters. The initial report on the NEPRA investigation report revealed concerning findings, indicating that over 4.5 million consumers received bills exceeding 31 days. Additionally, a staggering 381,510 damaged meters have resulted in excessive bills. In July, 846,468 consumers were affected as their […]

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Indian govt official directed Sikh separatist’s assassination plot in US, DOJ says

NEW YORK: An Indian government official directed an unsuccessful plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist on US soil, the US Justice Department said on Wednesday, in announcing charges against a man accused of orchestrating the attempted murder. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Nikhil Gupta, 52, worked with the Indian government employee, whose responsibilities included security […]

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