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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

How to pay Zakat during Ramadan?

With the onset of Ramadan, great changes take place among the Muslims. Not only are they engaged in the worship of Allah Almighty, but in this blessed month, they try their best to help the poor and needy in every

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

Lettergate scandal – Part II

Is the opposition involved in a foreign conspiracy? Imran Khan and his associates seem to be giving the impression that since the Americans want to change our government, they have threatened it and also referred to the no-confidence motion in

NA deputy speaker’s ruling: Will SC’s decision be against government?

Imran Khan is the only Prime Minister in the history of the country who has been involved in cricket and this is probably the reason why when he announced the dissolution of the National Assembly on April 3, 2022, his

Lettergate scandal – Part I

Recently, Imran Khan has claimed that the opposition’s no-trust move was part of an alleged “foreign-funded conspiracy” hatched against his government. He made these allegations at his party’s power show titled Amr Bil Maroof (enjoin the good) in Islamabad on

Air Quality Index: Why are Pakistan’s cities the world’s most polluted?

Prime Minister Imran Khan gave the Billion Tree Tsunami Plan and it was praised by international organizations. It was said that Pakistan is taking strong steps to tackle climate change. So why are Lahore and Karachi topping the list of

Who is Bushra Bibi’s friend Farah Khan?

ISLAMABAD: As soon as the federal government was dissolved, Farah Khan, a close friend of Bushra Bibi, left the country and reached United Arab Emirates (UAE). Prime Minister Imran Khan got married for the first time to Jemima Khan, his

After 43 years of martyrdom, Bhutto’s legacy still lives on

April 4 reminds us of the judicial assassination of a truly charismatic and popular leader Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1979 – a day that was truly the demise of a voice for humanity. This year marks 43 years since the

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.

What is in the “threatening letter” received by PM Imran?

ISLAMABAD: After the no-confidence motion issue, the country’s politics has been taken by storm from Sunday when, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a public rally at Parade Ground, revealed that a “foreign conspiracy” has been hatched to topple his government

No-confidence motion: Who is winning the number game?

The political temperature is rising rapidly in the country amid the tabling of the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly. Both the treasury and opposition benches are doing their best to appease the MNAs to

Imran Khan’s public gathering: What message was given?

There are three main aspects of Imran Khan’s public address. The first is its status as a political meeting… It was a political gathering and such gatherings have special significance at crucial stages in politics. Admittedly, this was a huge

Will PM Imran be able to complete five years?

Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan struggled for 22 years to fulfil his dream of becoming Pakistan’s Prime Minister to transform the corruption affected country into an Islamic welfare state. Khan took oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after leading his

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

When will no-confidence vote be held against PM Imran?

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been facing various political crises since the party came into power in 2018. A delegation of senior lawmakers, affiliated with Pakistan Democratic Movement and the PPP on Mar 8 submitted with the National Assembly secretariat a

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,

Why has Esra Bilgiç’s bold dressing become national issue for Pakistanis?

Failed to find perfect fashion statement among Pakistani celebrities, the locals have been searching for their ideal Islamic ‘hero’ in Turkey now. After ‘Ertugrul’ that aired in Pakisatn in 2020, the citizens of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have somehow

No confidence motion: Will dissident PTI MNAs return?

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and the opposition are at loggerheads over a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister. Show cause notices were issued to dissident MLAs signed by PTI Secretary General Asad Umar. The question is, will the deviating

The dramatic story of PTI’s dissidents

Different rumours and news were circulating about disgruntled PTI members of the national assembly for the last few days. Firstly the opposition claimed that it has got the support of 15-20 PTI members. The government ministers not only kept negating

The Miracle in Karachi Test

Who could have predicted that Pakistan team would bat for two days after scoring less than 150 runs the first innings and make about 450 runs. Our tradition has been that if the batting fails miserably in the first innings,

Is PML-Q ready to part ways with PM Imran Khan?

After the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, the politics of manipulation is in full swing in the country, and seeing the situation, the allies seem ready to jump out of the government boat with full

PTI, PDM power shows: Are we heading towards another political adventure?

The political temperature is on the in Pakistan, especially after the opposition has submitted a no-confidence move against Prime Minister Imran Khan. The ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to show its power numbers at the Islamabad’s D-Chowk on

Why are Foodpanda riders protesting in Karachi?

Riders of the online food delivery service Foodpanda are on strike protesting against company policies, delayed salaries, low wages and other basic rights. Foodpanda users have been facing issues with orders for the last couple of days. That’s because Foodpanda

Who is Asif Zardari’s old friend Ahmed Mustafa Memon?

It’s a famous saying: ‘Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends’ but will a person do when his own old friend accuses him of making him hostage? A similar incident came to light when prominent politician Asif

What is lumpy virus, is it dangerous for humans?

Lumpy skin disease is spreading in various areas of Sindh and especially in many cattle farms of Karachi in which boils are appearing in the bodies of animals and due to this disease many animals are dying. Following the outbreak

Govt-opposition clash: What will happen?

When the DG ISPR appeared on our TV screens on Thursday evening, those interested in politics were glued to him. Ready to comprehend very sentence. Minutes before the press conference, I spoke to a senior journalist and asked him if