Politics

Another Lockdown Likely With Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Another Lockdown Likely

Pakistan’s government on Thursday warned of another lockdown in light of the recent increase in coronavirus cases leading to a second wave of the pandemic. The Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar who oversees the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, warned of the possibility of another lockdown in …

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Imran Khan Happy Over HRC Re-Election

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Pakistan on Wednesday has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for a fifth time again for a three-year term. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he was “pleased” over Pakistan’s re-election to the UN body and vowed that the country would continue to raise its voice …

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Bangladesh Approves Death Penalty for Rapists

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Bangladesh’s government on Monday approved amendment to law allowing the death penalty for rapists amid Nationwide protests. The rising cases of sexual assault increased pressure from the public demanding for harsh punishment of perpetrators in rape cases. The decision was taken during a virtual meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Asim Saleem Bajwa Resigns as SAPM, Continues to Head CPEC

Asim Saleem Bajwa

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday finally accepted the resignation from Retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa as he announced stepping down as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting. Gen Bajwa had submitted his resignation to the PM a month ago in light of the allegations …

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Tiktok Banned in Pakistan After Notice from the PTA

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday banned the Chinese social media app TikTok over it’s failure to remove “immoral and indecent” content. In a press release on Friday the PTA said “Keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok, PTA issued a final …

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