Bollywood actor Anupam Kher in a Tweet last night referred to the situation in Kashmir as ‘Kashmir Solution’, often alluded as the Nazi plan for the genocide of Jews. Kher wrote, “Kashmir solution has begun,” and in common usage, “final solution” usually refers to Final Solution to the Jewish Question, which was the official code name for the policy.
The National Assembly is decorated with a massive national flag, prepared by the country’s Hindu community with over 60,000 balloons. Installed on one side of the main entrance, the 40-feet flag covers the whole area from floor to ceiling of the assembly hall. Students belonging to different educational institutions across the country are also invited to visit the Parliament House on August 14.
The playoffs and final of fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held in Lahore while Karachi will host opening ceremony on February 20. A meeting between franchise owners and PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani concluded with decision to play the entire fifth season in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi have been picked as four cities to host entire tournament.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative Teresa Daban has said that it is essential for Pakistan to exit the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in order to secure private sector credit to meet external financing needs. “Failure to exit from the FATF grey list is a risk to the recently approved $6 billion IMF deal,” said Daban.
According to a ranking by ShanghaiRanking of the world’s universities for 2019, Aga Khan University (AKU) has been ranked among the top 100 in the clinical medicine category and among top 500 in public health. In both clinical medicine and public health it was ranked in 151-200 group. University of Karachi also made to the list ranking 301-400 group in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ruling party in India repeals Article 370 of constitution, stripping Kashmiris of special autonomy they had for seven decades through a rushed presidential order. People from rest of India will now have right to acquire property in occupied Kashmir. Article 370 had also limited power of Indian parliament to impose laws in state, apart from matters of defence, foreign affairs and communications.
After Indian government’s plot to strengthen its hold in occupied Kashmir, the Foreign Office (FO) strongly condemned the move and stated that “Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps”. The statement reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the Kashmiri cause and rejected the move by the Indian government, stressing that IoK was internationally recognised as a disputed territory.
Veteran journalist Najam Sethi has been served a defamation notice of Rs. 10 billion by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s counsel Babar Awan. Sethi has been served for claiming on his TV show that Bushra Bibi, Khan’s wife, had filed for divorce. Azhar Laghari, the Central Head of PTI’s Public Relations, shared the copy of the notice on his Twitter handle.
Pakistan’s Arslan Ash has won the championship of Tekken 7 at the world’s biggest fighting game tournament, Evo 2019, in Las Vegas. Ash, a relatively unknown player in the tournament, defeated South Korea’s Knee last night to be crowned the winner. The final round of the event featured 8 top professional gamers from 4 countries including the USA, South Korea, and Japan.
India’s ruling party’s Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday introduced a measure in parliament to revoke the special constitutional status of occupied Kashmir. The move by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to revoke special constitutional status, which allows only residents to buy property and hold state government jobs, is the most far-reaching move on the disputed Himalayan region in nearly seven decades.