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Arooj Bhatti

Arooj Bhatti

The writer is a journalist.

Who gets which ministry in PM Shehbaz’s cabinet?

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed his 34-member cabinet after the fall of the PTI government. Supporters of the PTI have been raising questions on social media about the cases against the ministers in the new government and their academic

Can Arif Alvi be removed as President of Pakistan?

After the fall of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, there is still an element of tension in the country’s political chambers. Refusing to accept the new government, the Speaker, Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Governor Sindh, Governor Balochistan, and Governor Khyber

How is Qasim Suri still serving as Deputy Speaker?

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri, who sparked controversy over the no-confidence motion against former Prime Minister Imran Khan and challenged court orders, is still holding the post of Deputy Speaker despite the resignation of Speaker Asad Qaiser and

Can Shahbaz Sharif steer Pakistan out of crises?

After the removal of Imran Khan from the PM’s post through a no-confidence motion, the National Assembly today will elect its new leader for which two candidates including Shahbaz Sharif are in the fray. PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif and PTI

Interest Rate Hike: How will it impact Pakistan’s economy?

The State Bank of Pakistan has increased the interest rate by 2.5%. According to the monetary policy issued by the SBP, the basic interest rate has been raised to 12.25%. The decision was taken due to imbalance in foreign payments

No-trust motion: What is Article 5 of the Constitution?

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday dismissed the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, terming it against Article 5 of the Constitution. Taking the floor shortly after the NA session began, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry

Threatening letter to PM: Can Pakistan cut ties with US?

After interfering in the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the alleged threats, questions are being raised in the minds of the people as to why Pakistan is reluctant to sever ties with the United States

Who is the longest-serving prime minister of Pakistan?

With the opposition gaining a numerical lead in the National Assembly, the chances of the no-confidence motion succeeding have increased and the way has been paved for Imran Khan to step down from the post of Prime Minister. However, Khan

Should PM Imran join hands with Aleem, Tareen groups to save govt?

Opposition activities have intensified after the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan and after the split of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from the government, there are reports that the government has lost its majority in the National Assembly.

Adjournment of NA session: Is Asad Qaiser disrupting no-confidence process?

The much-anticipated session of the National Assembly, with a crucial no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan on the agenda, was adjourned by Speaker Asad Qaiser till March 28 (Monday) without tabling of the resolution. According to Opposition, the move

Is Speaker Asad Qaiser really taking unconstitutional steps to save PM?

Speaker Asad Qaiser has adjourned the National Assembly session convened till Monday regarding the no-confidence motion and once again raised questions regarding impartiality in order to save Prime Minister Imran Khan. Is Speaker Asad Qaiser really taking unconstitutional steps to

Pakistan Day: What was motive behind struggle for separate homeland?

Today, Pakistan Day is being celebrated with enthusiasm across the country, while the separate motherland is the fruit of the enthusiastic struggle for independence under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Exactly 82 years ago today, on March 23,

Who will run the government if Imran Khan steps down?

Political turmoil over the no-confidence motion is on the rise across the country. In this regard, the prime minister is visiting Karachi today while Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif also met the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami today to seek a no-confidence vote.

How can opposition bring down govt in Punjab, Centre?

The political temperature in Pakistan is at its peak these days as both the government and the opposition are pushing hard to defeat the rival. The government is also facing difficulties due to its angry leaders where the opposition poses

No-confidence motion: Who will win and lose?

Political tensions in Pakistan have reached a climax and the opposition has declared a no-confidence motion in two days, while Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to persuade allies to stop a possible no-confidence motion by the opposition. The government

Why do Christians place ashes on their forehead during fasting season of Lent?

All Christians around the world, including Pakistan, will start their fast. At the beginning of the fast, Christians put ashes on their foreheads during the first day of the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of

Were federal ministers awarded on performance or favoritism?

Prime Minister Imran Khan distributed certificates of appreciation to the 10 best-performing federal ministries. On the occasion, he said that if the ministers do not do a good job then what can he do. The purpose of governance is to

Who is Hijab-clad Indian girl Muskan standing up to Hindu extremists?

In India, during the rule of Narendra Modi, the life span of Muslims has been restricted and the hijab of Muslim female students in educational institutions is being specially targeted. In response to the extremist slogans of extremist Hindus in

How important is PM’s visit to China for Pakistan’s economy?

Prime Minister Imran Khan has left for China today at the invitation of the Chinese leadership. Apart from the Winter Olympics, all aspects of bilateral relations will be reviewed in the meetings between PM Imran Khan and the Chinese leadership.

Has Aamir Liaquat married Hareem Shah’s friend Sandal Khattak?

Popular TV host and PTI MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain is often in the news for his offensive statements and news of marriages. These days, rumours are circulating on social media about their third marriage, and this time, the name of

Will civil and criminal reforms provide speedy justice?

It is essential for the survival of this society that the citizens get easy, cheap, and quick access to justice but the justice system in Pakistan is very slow and surrounded by problems due to which people avoid resorting to

Transparency International report: Has corruption really increased in Pakistan?

If corruption is called Umm al-Khabaith then it is not unreasonable because the cradle of corruption gives rise to priceless evils. Corruption is also the cause of the deterioration of Pakistan’s economy and the destruction of society. They are established

What are religious injunctions on surrogacy?

Being a mother is one of the most precious passions for any woman in the world and by giving the status of mother to woman, power has multiplied her honor and placed heaven under the feet of the mother. It

Sri Lankan minister proposes increasing trade to $1bn by 2024

KARACHI: Minister of Trade of Sri Lanka Dr. Bandula Gunawardane has said that a bilateral trade volume of approximately $450 million is grossly insufficient and expressed his resolve and full support to increase it to one billion dollars by 2024.

NKATI appeals Razak Dawood to continue DLTL for saving businesses

KARACHI: Faisal Moiz Khan, President North Karachi Association of trade & industry (NKATI), while expressing deep concern over the lack of clear policy regarding drawback on local taxes and levies, and has been discontinued from 1st July 2022 and all

Daraz is now entering a new phase of its development journey: Bjarke Mikkelsen

KARACHI: Daraz, South Asia’s leading e-commerce platform, unveiled its new brand look today – building on a successful 2021 of significant progress for the company.  Bjarke Mikkelsen, Founder, and CEO of Daraz Group said the launch marks an exciting step

Murree tragedy: Is only government responsible?

The death toll due to unprecedented snowfall and rush of tourists in Murree has gone up to 24. Murree is a famous and beautiful tourist and recreational destination in the north of Pakistan and just an hour’s drive from Islamabad.

How did Karachi change in 2021?

The year 2021 has set and today the sun of the year 2022 is spreading its light in the world with all its rays. The development of the country is linked to the development of Karachi and the infrastructure of

What is the SBP autonomy bill?

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin on Thursday presented the Finance (Supplementary) Bill 2021 and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Amendment Bill 2021 in the National Assembly (NA) amid uproar from the opposition benches. Speaker Asad Qaiser said there would be a

Sri Lankan trade delegation to visit Pakistan on Jan 23

KARACHI: A high-level trade delegation from Sri Lanka, led by Sri Lankan Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardhana, will be visiting Pakistan by the end of this month to help explore business opportunities in Pakistan, Consul General of Sri Lanka Jagath Abeywarna