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‘Was it a conspiracy or interference?’ Imran Khan asks supporters at PTI power show in Karachi

KARACHI, APR 16: PTI Chairman Imran Khan is currently addressing a much-anticipated rally of his party workers and supporters at Karachi’s Bagh-i-Jinnah. After the former prime minister arrived at the site of the gathering, the PTI’s national-level leadership took turns delivering their speeches before Khan took the stage. “Karachi, I thank you from my heart,” Khan said in his opening remarks in the port city. I’ve come to talk some very special things because the problem is that of your future and your kids’ future.” PTI Chairman Imran Khan will address aRead More

Pakistan seeks cooperation with China to modernize Agri-sector: Pak envoy

BEIJING, Apr.16 (DNA): The cooperation between China and Pakistan in the agricultural sector can greatly help Pakistan modernize and boom in this sector, Pakistani Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque said. According to Gwadar Pro, Ambassador Moin ul Haque held a virtual meeting with Professor Deng Xiuxin, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and their counterpart from Pakistan, Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.  Leading experts and faculty members of Huazhong Agricultural University also participated in the meeting. “Pakistan was keen to learnRead More

Imran Khan to address PTI power show tonight at Karachi’s Bagh-i-Jinnah

KARACHI, APR 16: PTI Chairman Imran Khan is expected to address a much-anticipated rally of the party tonight (Saturday) at Karachi’s Bagh-i-Jinnah. MPA Shahzad Qureshi said that the stage — set up in the shadow of the Quaid’s mausoleum — “has been built using 100 containers”, adding that “we have never seen such a huge stage for any rally in Karachi.” A day ago, Khan requested his supporters to carry the Pakistani flag to tonight’s gathering, adding that the “fight now was for the country’s sovereignty and real democracy”. PTI leader ImranRead More

Iran capitalises on Central Asian vacuum created by the Ukraine war

Iran capitalises on Central Asian vacuum created by the Ukraine war James M. Dorsey Anti-Iranian protests in Afghanistan and the stabbing of three clerics in Iran threaten to cast a shadow over Iranian efforts to capitalise on the fallout in Central Asia of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The protests at Iran’s diplomatic representations in Kabul and Herat erupted after videos went viral on social media allegedly showing police beating Afghan refugees in Iran. Shouting “Mag bar Iran” (Death to Iran), protesters set the Herat consulate’s door on fire andRead More

Hamza Shehbaz elected Punjab CM after garnering 197 votes in session marred by melees, chaos

LAHORE, APR 16: PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz has been elected the new chief minister of Punjab following a chaotic session at the provincial assembly that saw Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari attacked and PML-Q leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi get injured. Hamza garnered 197 votes to beat Elahi — his rival, whose party PML-Q and ally PTI boycotted the election that began after more than five hours of delay following a number of altercations and melees on the floor of the House throughout the day. Announcing the results of the election,Read More

IICR organises conference “Global Politics in the age of Disinformation: Where Pakistan Stands”

ISLAMABAD, APR 16 /DNA/ – A national conference titled “Global Politics in the age of Disinformation: Where Pakistan Stands” was organised under the auspices of Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR), an Islamabad based think tank. The panellists included Mr Hassan Aslam Shad, Legal Director at CMS Cameron McKenna; Prof. Dr Salma Malik, Professor Department of strategic Studies, Quaid e Azam University Islamabad;Prof.Dr Amna Mahmood, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, International Islamic University Islamabad; Mr Shahid Raza, Policy consultant, Director of Geopolitical Research at Command Eleven; Mr Noaman Abdul Majid,ChiefRead More