Massive inflation in Pakistan could result in demand destruction

The massive rise in inflation in Pakistan could result in demand destruction and may create difficulties for the government to meet its tax targets, according to a media report. "With global oil prices increasing, Pakistan will find it hard to foot the import bill. Pressed hard by the highest inflation in January (13 per...

Study shows Ravi river in Pakistan most polluted in the world

A new research has categorized the Ravi river in Pakistan to be the world's most polluted. The highest mean cumulative concentration was observed in the city of Lahore at 70.8 micrograms per liter, with one sampling site on the Ravi River reaching a maximum cumulative concentration of 189 micrograms per liter, The Express Tribune...

Imran Khan defends China on rights accusation claims

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has defended China on accusations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region ((XUAR), saying it is not what Western media portrays. Imran Khan in an exclusive interview with Fareed Zakaria for CNN, said that Pakistan's ambassador to China Moinul Haq had visited XUAR and said that the...

Indian Army’s Chinar Corps warriors evacuate snow-covered woman to hospital

The Indian Army's Chinar Corps warriors have evacuated a woman from Baraub area of Bandipur district of Jammu and Kashmir and carried her to a helipad crossing a long stretch of snow on Saturday. "Chinar warriors along with Civil Helicopter Services and Block Medical Office, Dawar, evacuated Fazali Begum, from Baraub and carried her...

Pakistan students protest ban of student unions 

Several students in Pakistan participated in a march this week to mark the 38th anniversary of the ban on student unions imposed by former president General Ziaul Haq, reported local media. The protesters asked all political parties to unanimously pass legislation in parliament to decriminalise student politics, reported Dawn. Criminalising politics...

College teacher handed life imprisonment for blasphemy

A college teacher has been sentenced to life imprisonment over blasphemy in Pakistan with a fine of Rs50, 000. Nautan Lal, who is a teacher at the Government Degree College, was arrested in 2019 and he has been in jail since as an under-trial prisoner until this week when he was sentenced by a...

Protests in Islamabad over attacks on religious minorities

Pakistan-Protesters gathered outside the National Press Club on the call of Minorities Alliance Pakistan (MAP) to condemn attacks on Christian pastors in Peshawar in which a pastor was killed and another seriously injured. Pastor William Siraj was killed and Pastor Patrick Naeem injured last week. The protesters called on the government...

New report shows increased harassment of Afghan journalists

A new report by Reporters without Borders has shown that journalists in Afghanistan are facing increased harassment from the Taliban. The report says that the Taliban regime known as 'Istikhbarat', and the Ministry for Promoting Virtue and Suppressing Vice are cited for violating Afghanistan's press law under which journalists operate. "Reporters...

Think tank: religious extremism likely to worsen in Pakistan

A security think tank has warned that religious extremism is likely to worsen in Pakistan unless the state adopts a gradual policy shift toward the separation of religion and politics. This is according to a report published by security think tank Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). In a report titled "How Youth in Sindh...
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