4 mn read Twenty years back Twin Towers were attacked in New York USA. Allied troops -USA and 36 nation’s coalition forces NATO-declared war on terror, invaded Afghanistan and removed the Taliban regime from Kabul. After twenty years of war, Taliban retook Kabul. Taliban has announced the oath taking ceremony of newly nominated intern cabinet on Saturday September 11, 2021 to mark the 20th anniversary of nine eleven 2001 incident symbolically. Sources say invitations were sent to 5 countries by the Taliban for the swearing-in ceremony; which includes China, Iran, Turkey, Qatar and Pakistan. The Russian foreign ministry publicized that Russia also received the invitation but it was decided ‘not to witness the event’.
4 mn read Current government of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) has announced the election reforms in the country and urged that in upcoming general elections Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used as a tool for voting. Pakistan would be the first South Asian countries to conduct/execute a complete election process through this proposed digital machine (EVM). On the other hand, opposition parties rejected the government stance by claiming that the government wants digital rigging in forthcoming elections. Majority of the population cannot use EVM due to the low literacy rate in the country.
4 mn read Current Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf(PTI) government has proposed a new body with the title of Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA). It has been believed that PMDA will be a regulatory institution that can “cater to the business and professional needs of all forms of media and their users”, as per government version, PMDA is meant to substitute the present “cracked” regulatory environment and “split” media regulation done by multiple bodies.
4 mn read Taliban has taken over the control of Kabul; an event which has deep and long lasting effects on international and regional canvas. In the war on terror, the Taliban regime was overthrown by US and Allied NATO forces back in 2001. In Jan 2021 Joe Biden resumed the presidential office and announced the end of war in Afghanistan. With this declaration USA and NATO started pulling out their foot soldiers from Afghan soil in July.
5 mn read The withdrawal of US and allied forces from Afghanistan is proceeding faster than scheduled. At the same time, terrorist activities in Afghanistan have intensified although the Taliban are refusing to take the responsibility for the latest militia operations. The Kabul administration still controls Afghan cities and towns, while the Taliban’s grip on rural areas remains strong.
3 mn read The Government of Pakistan started the anti-Corona vaccination campaign a few months ago. Initially, the citizens above the age of 60 years were vaccinated and with the passage of time this age limit was dropped down to 40 years. In the latest policy statement shared by the Health and Information ministry, any one holding CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card) is eligible for the vaccination. In Pakistan, every citizen can apply for his/her national identity CNIC at the age of 18. This current policy created easy access for vaccination except those who do not have their CNIC.
4 mn read Pakistan has achieved another milestone in medical science. Local scientists have prepared an anti-corona vaccine with the title of PakVac. In the first phase, raw material is taken from neighboring friend country China under the supervision of Chinese authorities; approximately 124 thousand doses have been prepared in the first batch.
3 mn read The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for a review of trade relations with Pakistan and ending its eligibility for the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) status.
4 mn read Pakistan is expected to cause extensive effects on people and environment in Pakistan, as a result of constant climate change.
4 mn read Pakistan Government Banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan(TLP) after its demand for exile of French Ambassador. To curb the extremism and militancy in the country, the Government has imposed a ban on TLP, a right wing religious political party. The discussion was made by the federal cabinet on the summary forwarded by the Punjab government. Punjab province is considered as a strong hub of TLP.