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Pakistan favourites in one-off T20 match against Australia

LAHORE, APR 4: A buoyant Pakistan led by in-form skipper Babar Azam start as favourites against depleted world champions Australia in their only Twenty20 international on Tuesday in Lahore. Azam proved why he is the world’s top one-day batsman with back-to-back hundreds to help Pakistan win the 50-over series at the weekend and he is just as deadly in the shorter version of the game. Azam’s 276 runs in three matches, combined with opener Imam-ul-Haq’s 298, helped Pakistan clinch the series 2-1, including chasing down a record 349 in theRead More

Biden: Putin should face war crimes trial for Bucha

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Monday called for war crimes trial against Russia President Vladimir Putin and said he’d seek more sanctions after reported atrocities in Ukraine. “You saw what happened in Bucha,” Biden said. He added that Putin “is a war criminal” Biden’s comments to reporters came after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Bucha, one of the towns surrounding Kyiv where Ukrainian officials say the bodies of civilians have been found. Zelenskyy called the Russian actions “genocide” and called for the West to apply tougher sanctions against Russia. The bodies of 410 civilians have beenRead More

The brewing constitutional crisis: way forward

Comment Ansar M Bhatti ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Qasim Suri, who happened to be the deputy speaker by virtue of a stay order of the court, prima facie acted ‘unlawfully’ by allowing the motion tabled by the former law minister Fawad Chaudhry and consequently passing a controversial ruling in which he outright rejected the lawful no-trust motion of the Opposition parties. This was the surprise Prime Minister Imran Khan had hinted at during his pre-vote meeting with the party leaders. The legal fraternity especially has expressed dismay overRead More

IMF to ‘continue its support to Pakistan’, will engage on policies once new govt is in place

ISLAMABAD, APR 4: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday said that there was “no concept of suspensions” within its programmes and that it will continue to support Pakistan and engage further “once a new government is formed” in the country. The statement from the Washington-based crisis lender comes amid political chaos in the country, especially in the aftermath of President Dr Arif Alvi’s dissolution of the National Assembly following the dismissal of the no-confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan the same day. According to the IMF-Pakistan spokesperson, the FundRead More

Selected Imran Khan made the country a “Banana Republic”, says Shazia Marri

Islamabad: /DNA/ – Central Information Secretary of PPP-P and member of the National Assembly Shazia Atta Marri has said that former Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed on today’s date by a judicial murder and after so many years later, judiciary finally accepted that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s martyrdom was a judicial murder. Ms Marri said, today the Supreme Court has the opportunity to take decision in the favor of democracy. This she said in the commemoration of the 43rd death anniversary of former prime Minister andRead More

Political instability in Pakistan always a cause of concern : Says Chinese scholar

BEIJING, Apr 4 /DNA/ – Pakistan is the only all-weather strategic cooperative partner of China. The political instability in Pakistan is always a cause for concern, said Dr. Wang Xu, Executive Deputy Director of Centre for South Asian Studies, Peking University.  In his article published by China Economic Net on Monday, he referred to no-trust motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan and dissolution of the National Assembly and said the political uncertainty is growing in Pakistan. The article says, ” with the time-honored history and solid foundation of friendship, and having justRead More