Pakistani PM says he should not have to beg for help after catastrophic floods

An internally displaced flood-affected woman sits at her makeshift shelter in a flood-hit area following heavy rains in Dera Allah Yar town of Jaffarabad district in Balochistan province on September 8, 2022. (AFP)
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Updated 06 October 2022

Pakistani PM says he should not have to beg for help after catastrophic floods

October 6: The Guardian reported Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, has said Pakistan should not be forced to go out with a “begging bowl” to rich polluting nations after the floods that have devastated the country and said he would be seeking “climate justice” from the international community. Read more I 


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