Pakistan detains five Chinese trawlers for alleged illegal fishing

A view of Pakistani Gwadar Port. (AFP)
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Updated 14 July 2021

Pakistan detains five Chinese trawlers for alleged illegal fishing

July 14: The Guardian reported that Pakistan has detained five Chinese trawlers on suspicion of illegal fishing near its strategic port city of Gwadar, as a wave of protests swept across the region led by fishers concerned about losing control of their fishing grounds to China.

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Water Shortage Worsens For Provinces

Updated 25 May 2022

Water Shortage Worsens For Provinces

May 25: The Nation reported that a massive dip is likely to hit the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS) within next 5 to 15 days as cut of up to 45pc has been imposed on the provinces share due to worsening water availability situation in reservoirs.

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Customs officials begin to seize 'luxury items' at airports

Updated 25 May 2022

Customs officials begin to seize 'luxury items' at airports

May 25: The Express Tribune reported that nearly a week after authorities imposed a ban on the import of 'luxury items', the Pakistan Customs has started seizing them from travellers arriving at the country's airports.

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SC to take up petition against roadblocks in capital today

Updated 25 May 2022

SC to take up petition against roadblocks in capital today

May 25: Dawn reported that the Supreme Court (SC) will be taking up on Wednesday (today) a hurriedly-moved petition seeking removal of roadblocks and barricades and ensuring free movement of residents of the federal capital by restraining authorities from taking any unconstitutional step.

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Sisters allegedly murdered by husbands in Pakistan ‘honour’ killing

Updated 25 May 2022

Sisters allegedly murdered by husbands in Pakistan ‘honour’ killing

May 25: The Guardian reported that two sisters with dual Pakistani and Spanish citizenship were allegedly killed by their husbands, uncle and brother in a so-called “honour” killing a day after they were tricked into travelling to Pakistan.

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Default Threat Reaches Pakistan as Political Crisis Deepens

Updated 25 May 2022

Default Threat Reaches Pakistan as Political Crisis Deepens

May 25: Bloomberg reported soaring inflation. Squabbles over fuel prices. A fractious political environment. For months, Pakistan has struggled to keep its economy afloat, raising the prospect that one of the world’s most populous nations could soon follow Sri Lanka in a wave of potential global defaults.

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