Tag: Imran Khan

Imran Khan govt will be finished the day Opposition lawmakers resign: Maryam Nawaz
Asia, Politics

Imran Khan govt will be finished the day Opposition lawmakers resign: Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz said that the Imran Khan-led government will be “finished” the day the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) lawmakers tender their resignations.She was addressing a large PDM rally in Bahawalpur when she posed the question to the audience whether the opposition parties should resign in order to mount pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.“Bahawalpur has given its verdict; this government’s days are numbered. So should [we] keep sitting in these sham assemblies or resign?” she asked the crowd, who largely responded with “resign”.“Remember, this government will be finished the day PDM tenders resignations,” she added.Mocking the PTI signature slogan of ‘tabdeeli’ (change), Maryam questioned whe
Pakistan circulating fabricated dossiers, spreading fake news: India
Asia

Pakistan circulating fabricated dossiers, spreading fake news: India

Soon after Pakistan accused India for spreading disinformation, India retaliated by saying when looking at disinformation, the best example is the "country next door which is circulating fictional and fabricated dossiers and purveys a regular stream of fake news".Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava was speaking in response to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan quoting an EU disinformation lab report to accuse India of subversive activities through fake media organisations.Srivastava said that as a responsible democracy, India does not practice disinformation campaigns."In fact, if you are looking at disinformation, the best example is the country next door which is circulating fictional and fabricated dossiers and purveys a regular stream of fake news," he sa...
Pak PM Imran Khan unfollows everyone on Twitter, gets trolled
Asia

Pak PM Imran Khan unfollows everyone on Twitter, gets trolled

Netizens were left amused after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan unfollowed everyone from his Twitter account, including his first wife Jemima Goldsmith.Some on Twitter also trolled him for feeling “inferior to former PM Nawaz Sharif”.According to a report, on Monday evening, users of Pakistani Twitter space noticed that PM Imran Khan was no longer following anyone on Twitter from his official @ImranKhanPTI account.Imran Khan, who had created his Twitter profile in 2010, had continued to follow his first wife Jemima Goldsmith even after parting ways with her and getting married twice.While not many comments have been made on Khan unfollowing everyone, people seem to have not like him unfollowing his first wife.“Bro @ImranKhanPTI unfollowed @Jemima_Khan?!?!” said one of the Twitter users.
India trashes Pakistan’s claims of Delhi sponsoring terrorism
Asia, China

India trashes Pakistan’s claims of Delhi sponsoring terrorism

India on Sunday thrashed Pakistan’s accusations saying that India was sponsoring “terrorism" aimed at destabilising it and targeting its economic partnership with China. Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and chief military spokesman Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar had on Saturday released a dossier along with what they said were intelligence intercepts that purportedly showed the involvement of Indian intelligence operatives in acts of terrorism. India’s foreign ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava responded to the allegations levelled during the “press conference by the Pakistani establishment” by saying: “This is yet another futile anti-India propaganda exercise.” He added, “The so-called claims of ‘proof’ against India enjoy no credibility, are fabricated and represent figmen
Is any Hindu left in Pakistan: Twitteratis ask Imran Khan as he extends Diwali greetings
Asia

Is any Hindu left in Pakistan: Twitteratis ask Imran Khan as he extends Diwali greetings

Social media platform Twitter was filled with sarcastic comments after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan extended his greetings to the country's minority Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali on Saturday."Is any Hindu left in Pakistan? I thought all are already converted, anyways, Happy Diwali," said a Twitter user.Another Twitter user stated that Pakistan has as many Hindus as the number of letters in Khan's tweet."Do you still have any left, in Pakistan?" asked another Twitterati.Meanwhile, Pakistani Hindus celebrated Diwali across the country with zeal and fervour, with families decorating their houses and temples with colourful lights."We have come here to celebrate this festival with colourful rangolis. I feel instead of playing with blood, it is so much better to celebrate our f...
PDM Lahore rally a referendum against ‘incapable, incompetent’ rulers: PML-N leader
Politics

PDM Lahore rally a referendum against ‘incapable, incompetent’ rulers: PML-N leader

Taking a jibe at the Imran-Khan led government in Pakistan, Rana Sanaullah, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Punjab president said that the upcoming Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally in Lahore on December 13 would be a referendum against "incapable and incompetent" rulers.Speaking at a press conference, he said that the event would prove that Lahore has awakened, after which entire Punjab and Pakistan would awaken.Sanaullah further asked how democracy would thrive if institutions are used for political objectives, and questioned who had made the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) controversial and who was blackmailing its chairman.He also claimed that he was arrested on fake and baseless charges and was implicated in a drug case when nothing incriminating was found against him...
India will attack if we don’t release Abhinandan by 9 pm: Pakistan MP recounts in Parliament
Politics

India will attack if we don’t release Abhinandan by 9 pm: Pakistan MP recounts in Parliament

A Pakistan MP speaking in Parliament has said that Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was perspiring and his "legs were shaking" as Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said during a meeting that if Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was not released, India would attack Pakistan "at 9 pm".In a speech in the National Assembly, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq claimed that the Imran Khan government had abruptly released Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, captured last February after a dogfight between Indian and Pakistani pilots.The PML-N leader told opposition leaders that Qureshi in a meeting with the parliamentary leaders, including PPP and PML-N and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, had asked for Abhinandan to be le...
Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan postponed
China

Chinese President’s visit to Pakistan postponed

Yao Jing, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan has said that the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pakistan has been rescheduled in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.“The Pakistani and Chinese governments are currently working on a plan to finalise the new date for the trip, which will be announced soon,” Yao said while interacting with media persons at Giga Mall.The Ambassador said that the Chinese President was invited by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to visit Pakistan. This visit would had taken place in the backdrop of border tensions between China and India in eastern Ladakh for the last few months.The Indian Army, on the night of August 29-30, thwarted an incursion attempt by the Chinese troops to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso near Chushul in La
Pakistan now contemplating on how to save Muzaffarabad: Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Politics

Pakistan now contemplating on how to save Muzaffarabad: Maulana Fazlur Rehman

Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, president of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F), Right-wing Pakistani politician ridiculed Imran Khan-led government for its ineffective policies regarding Kashmir.Maulana lambasted Prime Minister Imran Khan as he failed to counter India on Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 last year, while addressing his supporters in Peshawar recently."India revoked Kashmir's special status and tactically announced the region as its integral part and we were pushed downwards. What were we thinking yesterday and what are we thinking today? Yesterday, we were thinking how to take Srinagar, today we are thinking as to how to save Muzaffarabad", said Maulana.On August 5, 2019, India revoked the special status of Kashmir and fully integrated Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the count...
Pakistan’s ideological insecurity
Opinion

Pakistan’s ideological insecurity

Pakistan is suffering from ideological insecurities, and the developments over the past few weeks are proof enough. It all began when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan stated in the National Assembly that Osama bin Laden was a martyr. Later, a ruling party legislator accused Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) leader Khawaja Asif of blasphemy for asserting that all religions were equal.Then, the minority Hindu, Sikh and Ahmadi communities were targeted. In July, the construction of the first Hindu temple in Islamabad, possibly the first temple in Pakistan since 1947, had to be halted when several clerics and even politicians objected to its construction with Muslim taxes in an ‘Islamic Republic’.An elderly Ahmadi man, Tahir Ahmed Naseem, was shot during the hearing of a blasphemy case aga