In Pakistan, begging is a big business with thriving exports

In Pakistan, begging is a big business with thriving exports

With its economy turning precarious, Pakistan has been accosting other countries and multilateral institutions for financial help. That has made ‘begging‘ an important figure of its political discourse in which its citizens rue that their country has to “beg” for foreign aid which is often hard to come by and requires persistent importuning by its … Read more

$5 billion investment pledged for oil, gas exploration in Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif

 billion investment pledged for oil, gas exploration in Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. | Photo Credit: REUTERS Pakistan is expected to get an investment of $5 billion over the next three years from local and international firms for the exploration and development of petroleum and gas reserves that will save the cash-strapped country’s valuable foreign exchange and provide relief to the common man … Read more

Pakistan govt highlights critical risks to budget 2024-25 in fiscal statement to Parliament

Pakistan govt highlights critical risks to budget 2024-25 in fiscal statement to Parliament

Islamabad: Pakistan‘s cash-strapped government has highlighted almost a dozen critical risks to next year’s budget and medium-term outlook, including lower than estimated economic growth, unexpected climatic or natural disasters as well as continuing poor performance of state-owned entities. In a written statement on the fiscal risks submitted to Parliament, Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb and Secretary … Read more

Arshdeep Singh confident of batting skills after facing ‘quickest’ Pakistan bowlers

Arshdeep Singh confident of batting skills after facing ‘quickest’ Pakistan bowlers

Arshdeep Singh said that facing the Pakistan bowlers helped him gain confidence as far as his batting skills are concerned. The youngster played a critical role in the T20 World Cup 2024 game after he scored 9 runs off 13 balls with a four, helping India post a challenging target of 120 on a difficult … Read more

Genius Bumrah inspires India’s New York heist, haunting World Cup scar for Pakistan

Genius Bumrah inspires India’s New York heist, haunting World Cup scar for Pakistan

Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan did not think twice before calling him the greatest-ever white-ball bowler to have played for the country. Pakistan great Waqar Younis agreed. Jasprit Bumrah showed the world once again why he is peerless in modern-day cricket with a spell for the ages, inspiring India’s heist in New York in … Read more

T20 World Cup: India should be wary of ‘wounded’ tiger Pakistan, says Navjot Sidhu

T20 World Cup: India should be wary of ‘wounded’ tiger Pakistan, says Navjot Sidhu

India are playing Pakistan in their second Group A clash in New York on Sunday, 9 June. Pakistan come into the match after their shock loss against USA in Texas. The 2022 finalists lost in the Super Over vs the co-hosts, who are playing their first-ever T20 World Cup. While many believe that Pakistan are … Read more

Pakistan: Christians take to streets to protest against yet another mob attack over blasphemy

Pakistan: Christians take to streets to protest against yet another mob attack over blasphemy

Angry members of the Christian community took to the streets to protest after a Muslim mob attacked a Christian factory owner in Punjab’s Sargodha district for alleged blasphemy, Union of Catholic Asian News reported. The incident occurred on May 25 when an angry mob, assaulted a Christian person, vandalized his house, and torched properties alleging … Read more

Germany: Free Balochistan Movement raises alarm on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal

Germany: Free Balochistan Movement raises alarm on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal

The Free Balochistan Movement (Germany chapter) staged a demonstration in Dortmund, Germany, on May 25, aiming to draw attention to the consequences of Pakistan‘s nuclear tests in Balochistan on May 28, 1998. The protest sought to raise awareness about the dangers posed by Pakistan‘s nuclear arsenal. Protesters distributed German-language pamphlets and voiced grievances against ongoing … Read more

Pakistan’s youngest vlogger’s father gets loads of love for new video. Here’s why

Pakistan’s youngest vlogger’s father gets loads of love for new video. Here’s why

Mohammad Shiraz, Pakistan’s youngest vlogger, has taken an indefinite break from vlogging. The 6-year-old from Khaplu village in Gilgit-Baltistan shared his ‘last vlog’ on May 15, delivering an emotional farewell to his fans and followers on social media. Shiraz’s father provided more insight into the decision, highlighting the impact of Shiraz’s growing fame. In a … Read more

Pakistan telecom operators block 3,500 SIMs of non-filers after-tax body order

Pakistan telecom operators block 3,500 SIMs of non-filers after-tax body order

Pakistan Telecom operators on Saturday blocked mobile phone SIMs of over 3,500 non-filers of the 5000 cards they had promised to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) they would in line with its Income Tax General Order (ITGO) — a move aimed at compelling 506,671 individuals to place on record their returns for 2023, The … Read more