Pak president calls for investigation into alleged regime change ‘plot’

The Pakistani President also briefed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chief Justice of Pakistan on the matter. Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday called for a full investigation into the alleged regime change plot by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to a statement released by the President’s Secretariat, the President wrote a letter … Read more

Severe heat wave kills dozens in India and Pakistan in ‘snapshot’ of what will come from climate change, expert says

New Delhi — Hundreds of millions of people across large parts of India and Pakistan were exposed to a deadly heat wave for nearly two months. High temperatures began scorching the two countries in mid-March, well ahead of the usual summer month of June, breaking records and catching people and governments alike. At least 25 … Read more

Antony Blinken and Bilawal Bhutto discuss bilateral ties during first contact since formation of new government in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, the first high-level contact since a new government took power in the country, and exchanged views on various aspects of bilateral relations. The conversation came amid cooling bilateral relations and weeks after ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan alleged … Read more

Afghan families sponsored by the AOC are still waiting for humanitarian visas from the Australian government

Five Afghan families who were sponsored by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) remain stranded, desperately waiting for humanitarian visas issued by the Australian government. Key points: Families have been waiting for visa updates since September The Australian Olympic Committee discussed the plight of families last week More than 60 Afghan athletes and their families were … Read more

Blinken: Restrictions on media, civil society undermine Pakistan’s image, ability to progress : Blinken

WASHINGTON: Restrictions on media and civil society are undermining Pakistan’s image as well as its ability to move forward, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. “We are mindful of the significant restrictions placed on media and civil society more broadly in Pakistan,” Blinken told reporters at a press conference hosted by the Washington Foreign … Read more

Imran Khan ready to discuss early polls with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, senior Pakistani lawmaker says

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has claimed ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to discuss holding early elections with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as he has made a strong case for dispel “misunderstandings” between the ruling and opposition parties. Rashid, who leads the Awami-Pakistan National League, is a key partner in … Read more

Pakistan may overturn ex-PM Sharif’s conviction in corruption cases: report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new government is considering overturning or suspending former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in corruption cases to give him a chance to plead in court again, a news outlet reported on Monday. The 72-year-old three-time prime minister, against whom several corruption cases have been launched by former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government, left … Read more

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to discuss extending term of $3 billion deposit | News

Saudi Arabia will discuss the option of extending the terms of its $3 billion deposit with Pakistan’s central bank, according to a joint statement. Saudi Arabia will discuss the possibility of extending the terms of its $3 billion deposit with Pakistan’s central bank to help Islamabad’s ailing economy, according to a joint statement. In recent … Read more

Mohamed bin Zayed: The United Arab Emirates supports any step on the road to peace

Abu Dhabi (WAM) His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Shahbaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the friendly Islamic Republic of Pakistan, discussed the historic relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the Pakistan and ways to strengthen and broaden their … Read more

To what extent is climate change responsible for heat waves in South Asia? | News on the climate crisis

Since: Inside the story Hundreds of millions of people in India and Pakistan are struggling to stay cool in record high temperatures. Scientists have long warned that climate change will bring more intense weather patterns, such as heat waves, floods and cyclones. Many cite the current record temperatures in India and Pakistan as evidence. Although … Read more