Leaked audios stir up political firestorm

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (left) chairs cabinet meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 21, 2022. (Government of Pakistan/File)
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Updated 26 September 2022

Leaked audios stir up political firestorm

September 26: The Express Tribune reported that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and key members of his party and family became the centre of attention on Sunday after audio recordings purportedly of their conversation surfaced on social media.

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Pakistan seeks help from Bank of China to tackle economic crisis

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistan seeks help from Bank of China to tackle economic crisis

November 30: GEO News reported in view of the prevailing economic crisis, Pakistan on Tuesday sought help from the Bank of China to restore economic stability in the country. Read more I 


Fawad continues PTI efforts to mend fences with US

Updated 30 November 2022

Fawad continues PTI efforts to mend fences with US

November 30: DAWN reported weeks after his party chief announced his desire to mend relations with the US — despite previously accusing it of treating Pakistan as a slave and claiming it conspired to remove him as prime minister — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Fawad Chaudhry met US Ambassador Donald Blome at the US embassy in the federal capital on Tuesday. Read more I 


Pakistan Sends Minister to Kabul as Taliban Offshoot Ends Truce

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistan Sends Minister to Kabul as Taliban Offshoot Ends Truce

November 30: Bloomberg reported Pakistan’s junior foreign minister is in Kabul for talks with the Taliban regime a day after a local offshoot of the militant group ended a cease-fire with the government in Islamabad and announced a resumption of attacks across the nation. Read more


Govt scrambles to wrest control back from PTI

Updated 30 November 2022

Govt scrambles to wrest control back from PTI

November 30: The Express Tribune reported as PTI prepares to launch its ‘final assault’ and dissolve provincial assemblies, there was a whiff of panic in the air on Tuesday and a discernible note of alarm slipping into coalition partners’ behind-the-scenes meetings held to plot strategy in tandem with a contingency plan if snap polls become an unavoidable reality. Read more I 


Pakistani former spymaster Asim Munir takes over as country’s army chief

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistani former spymaster Asim Munir takes over as country’s army chief

November 29: Financial Times reported low-profile Pakistani former spymaster General Asim Munir donned his dress uniform this week for a parade-ground ceremony marking his rise to what is arguably his nation’s most powerful position: army chief. Read more I