June 22: Dawn report by Amin Ahmed states that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says that local governments around the world are at the forefront of the current Covid-19 crisis, but in Pakistan these institutions are to an extent disconnected from its citizens and “saddled with a governance style which is top down, reactive and authoritative”.
Babar says Shaheen will be rested for at least two ODIs against Netherlands
August 11: ESPN Cricinfo reported that Pakistan captain Babar Azam has said the team is looking to manage Shaheen Shah Afridi's "long-term workload and health" as he recovers from a knee injury, with the aim of getting him ready in time for the Asia Cup. Read more I
Islamabad court dismisses request to extend Shahbaz Gill's physical remand
August 12: Geo News reported that an Islamabad court on Friday rejected a police request to extend the physical remand of senior PTI leader Shahbaz Gill, who was earlier presented in court after the completion of his two-day remand in a sedition case. Read more I
Khawaja Asif warns of increasing TTP threat
August 11: The Express Tribune reported that Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday said the law-and-order situation in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) was worsening because Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led provincial government had previously welcomed the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Read more I