Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Talks with Pakistan futile

What Pakistan needs today is not quick fix solutions like these. What Pakistan needs today is a Kemal Ataturk, the former president of Turkey, who modernized Turkey. It’s unfortunate to witness how the current president of Turkey and a virulent critic of India over Kashmir, Recep Erdogan, is repealing much of what Ataturk had achieved.

Pak desires peace: Imran writes to Modi

“We are convinced that durable peace in South Asia is contingent upon resolving all issues between India and Pakistan, particularly the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” he said in the letter sent in response to the message received by him from Modi last week on the occasion of ‘Pakistan Day’.

Breather for Imran

Khan had sought the vote following a surprise defeat on a Senate seat ~ the defeat of finance minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to the opposition’s Yusuf Raza Gilani in a contest last Wednesday.

Lahore’s power-show

He has binned the meeting as “pathetic”, an epithet that arguably applies as much to his prime ministership since July 2018. And yet, quite the most robust assertion was his rejection of the National Reconciliation Ordinance to save what he calls their “looted wealth”. “All this,” he said, “was just to blackmail me into giving them an NRO to protect themselves. Let me once again reiterate: I will never give an NRO,” the Prime Minister said in his immediate response to the agitprop.

Curbing dissent

While Mr Khan claims his opponents are asking people to take to the streets to topple his government by flouting distancing norms, the Opposition is determined to go ahead with its agitation and alleges that public health concerns are being raised now only to curb dissent.

Imran to skip SCO meet; Chinese Premier Li to attend

The summit is held annually at the level of prime ministers of SCO countries and deals primarily with the trade and economic agenda of the organisation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had recently attended the SCO Summit hosted by Russia in the virtual format, also will not be attending the meeting on Monday due to his preoccupation with pressing domestic issues.

Rumblings in Sind

Following the arrest, the IG, two additional inspectors general, seven deputy inspectors general and six senior superintendents of Sind police applied for leave on identical grounds.

Turmoil in Pakistan

The 11-party alliance called the Pakistan Democratic Movement was formed last month and alleges that the present government was installed in 2018 after an election rigged by the Army and the country’s intelligence agency. It wants Mr Khan to step down immediately.