January 4: Dawn report by Irfanul Haq states that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) in an impressive Bahawalpur show on Sunday evening called the opposition’s drive against Imran Khan-led PTI government ‘jihad’ and announced that stepping back from it would be a ‘major sin’.
Deadly week for journalists in Pakistan
July 6: The Voice Of America reported that unidentified assailants in Pakistan have within the past week killed two journalists and tortured a renowned columnist, while police arrested a reporter-anchor-turned-host of a top YouTube political show amid allegations of a government crackdown on dissent and political opponents. Read more I
Government okays import of 110,000MT of wheat
July 6: SAMAA TV reported that a key economic body of the federal government on Tuesday approved measures to import over 100,000 metric tons of wheat to stave off shortages in the country as it allowed the release of banned luxury goods imported into the country until June 30. It also approved a policy to import goods of Afghan origin against Pakistani rupees. Read more I
SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max En Route to Dubai Diverts to Karachi
July 5: Bloomberg reported that a Boeing Co. 737 Max operated by SpiceJet Ltd. flying from New Delhi to Dubai diverted to Karachi after an indicator light malfunctioned, according to a spokesman for the Indian low-cost carrier. Read more I