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Pak downgraded, now classified as ‘authoritarian regime’

Pak downgraded

Pakistan’s score on Democracy Index fell by 0.88 to 3.25, resulting in fall of 11 places in global ranking table DNA LONDON: Pakistan has been downgraded to an “authoritarian regime” in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index 2023 report, registering the greatest deterioration of any country in the region classified as “Australia and Asia”. The EIU Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of democracy in 165 independent states and two territories. Of the 28 countries in the region that are included in the index, 15 recorded aRead More


Read Pakistan successfully concludes the National Reader’s Conference

Read Pakistan successfully concludes the National Reader's Conference

DNA ISLAMABAD: Read Pakistan, a distinguished organisation committed to promoting literacy and fostering a passion for reading nationwide, held the National Reader’s Conference on the 16th of February at Kehkashan Hall, Serena. Read Pakistan has been at the forefront of initiating numerous campaigns and projects over a decade. The organization’s largest campaign for school libraries in the country has already established 54 libraries. The National Reader’s Conference, hosted by Read Pakistan, is a flagship occasion in the organization’s annual calendar. Every year, it brings together luminaries and intellectuals from diverseRead More


US Deputy Chief of Mission bolsters U.S.-Pakistan ties during visit to Karachi

US Deputy Chief of Mission

DNA Karachi – The Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the United States Mission in Pakistan Andrew Schofer reinforced U.S. efforts to promote democracy, economic growth, and women’s economic empowerment, and to further strengthen ties with the people of Pakistan during his visit to Karachi February 13-16. “We are committed to deepening our partnership with Pakistan and working together on our shared priorities that promote democracy, inclusive economic growth, and stability in the region. This visit to Karachi is the reflection of our commitment to our continued engagement with diverseRead More


Thieves of public mandate have robbed PTI of 85 NA seats: PTI

Thieves of public mandate have robbed PTI of 85 NA seats: PTI

Feb 8 elections biggest voter fraud in country’s history: Raoof Salman Akram terms incidents of election night a massive assault on democracy, says fictitious Form-47 created overnight Rehana Dar reveals results tampered for Kh Asif’s victory PTI’s clear victory converted into defeat through vote theft: Shandana DNA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) termed the general elections 2024 as a biggest vote fraud and a major assault on democracy because the party was clearly winning over 177 seats in the national assembly; however it was deprived of 85 NA seats by stealingRead More


Pakistan-Turkiye High Level Military Dialogue Group

Pakistan-Turkiye High Level Military Dialogue Group

RAWALPINDI, FEB 16 (DNA) — The 18th round of Pakistan-Turkiye High Level Military Dialogue Group (HLMDG) meeting was successfully held here in Ministry of Defence from February 13-16 where Pakistan’s delegation was led by Secretary Defence, Lieutenant General (R) Hamood uz Zaman Khan while Turkish delegation was headed by Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff, General Irfan Ozsert. Prior to holding of Plenary Session, Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff, General Irfan Ozsert had a meeting with Secretary Defence, Lieutenant General (R) Hamood uz Zaman Khan, a news release said.Read More


US expresses concern over ‘voter suppression, intimidation’ reports in Pakistan

US

Amid protests against the alleged rigging in the February 8 elections, the United States has expressed concerns over reports of “intimidation and voter suppression” in the polls. The transparency of the February 8 general elections comes under scrutiny owing to inordinate delays in the results and the suspension of mobile services on the polling day. The elections last week did not return a clear majority for anyone but Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed independent candidates won 92 National Assembly seats followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).Read More