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PML-Q’s Chaudhry Shujaat hits back at younger brother Wajahat as family strife deepens

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Saturday hit back at his younger brother Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain for accusing Shujaat’s sons of selling their votes to the coalition government led by the PML-N. On Friday, Wajahat claimed that Shujaat’s sons have sought dollars from PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for supporting the government. “It’s a scar on our family’s political stature that our scions can stoop so low in electoral politics,” he had told a meeting of party workers from Gujrat city at the Zahoor Elahi House. Talking to Dawn later, WajahatRead More

FIFA increases squads to 26 players for 2022 World Cup

FIFA will allow countries to select up to 26 players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, increasing the maximum squad size by three for the November 21-December 18 tournament. “The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26,” FIFA said in a statement. UEFA adopted similar changes for Euro 2020 last year in response to Covid-19 concerns.

Sheikh Rashid slams govt over imposition of ‘Super Tax’

RAWALPINDI, Jun 25 (DNA): Pakistan Awami League Pakistan (AMLP) leaderSheikh Rashid on Saturday slammed Shehbaz Sharif-led government afterthe government decided to impose ten percent “poverty alleviation tax”on large scale industries of the country. Taking to Twitter, former Interior Minister said that the inflation ratehas been increased by 30 percent and implementing 10 percent fixed taxon industries is a cruelty. Sheikh Rashid while talking about dissident politicians, he said thatthey have been paid in dollars. He also said that politicians put foundation stones in Gwadar butconstruction of the projects are neverRead More

UNODC Executive Director’s message on Int’l Day Against Drug Abuse

ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – The harms of illicit drug use can affect anyone, but they often have the deepest impact on those in crisis. The pandemic undermined physical and mental health, strained healthcare systems, and disrupted drug treatment and services. Instability from Ukraine to Afghanistan to Africa and beyond has increased the number of people in need of emergency assistance. The industry of illicit drugs continues to ramp up during these challenging times. In 2020, more than 280 million people around the world used drugs. Seizures of synthetic drugs have multipliedRead More

Saudi religious soft power diplomacy eyes Washington and Jerusalem first and foremost

Geopolitics is written all over Saudi religious soft power efforts. Nowhere more so than when it comes to Israel and Jews because of the growing importance of security cooperation with the Jewish state and the influence of the Israeli lobby in the United States, the kingdom’s most important yet problematic security partner. In the latest move, Saudi Arabia ensured that it would be the first stop on the first overseas trip by Deborah Lipstadt as US special envoy to combat anti-Semitism. “Lipstadt intends to build on the profoundly important Abraham AccordsRead More

British Council organizes Pakistan Stories Film Screening

Islamabad, JUN 24 /DNA/ – The British Council in collaboration with Patakha Pictures in Pakistan and the Scottish Documentary Institute in the UK organized a film screening event for “Pakistan Stories” at a hotel in Islamabad. Pakistan Stories seeks to support a new generation of female Pakistani documentary filmmakers to enable them to create engaging films that reflect on their society, and Pakistan’s 75 years of independence. The event celebrated the journey of the ten selected filmmakers through the programme. The filmmakers worked in pairs over a period of eightRead More