Category: National

Three of Pakistan’s top richest men now have net worth more than country’s foreign exchange reserves

With the latest drop in Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves, country’s top three richest men are now richer than the country itself. With a net worth of $8.5 billion, $4.6 billion and $3.7 billion respectively , Shahid Khan, Anwar Parvez and Mian Mansha exceed the country’s foreign exchange reserves of a meagre $3.7 billion, which decreased by $923m during the week due to external debt repayments.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah warns Imran Khan of ‘attack’ from foreign agencies

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has warned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan of ‘attack’ from foreign agencies, saying that the former premier’s statements may land him in ‘danger’. Talking to journalists in London, the interior minister said that foreign agencies could take advantage of Imran Khan’s allegations levelled against ‘some people’, adding that they could carry out an attack on the PTI chief.

Poor economic conditions deprive Pakistan of almost 1 lac highly educated people in 2022

A record over 675,000 Pakistanis moved abroad for better jobs due to a lack of proper opportunities and worsening economic conditions in the country in 2022. The picture is even grimmer as 95,000 highly educated Pakistanis left the country to look for well-paid jobs elsewhere. The number is a three-fold increase from 2021 when over 3 lac Pakistanis left the country for work.

Pakistan win seven gold, 11 silver medals at South Asian Karate Championship

Pakistani athletes won more than two dozen medals, including seven gold, at the South Asian Karate Championship 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Irshad Ali bagged two gold medals in U-21 and senior categories while Pakistan won third gold by defeating an Indian player. Mah Gul clinched gold in -61 category while Humayun won gold medal in -60 category by defeating an Indian athlete.

Sheikh Rashid trolled for sharing Los Angeles traffic jam clip as PTI’s Rawalpindi power show

Former federal minister Sheikh Rashid posted an aerial clip on Twitter claiming to show a gridlock of traffic from his party’s power show held in Rawalpindi on November 26. The video clip had a PTI anthem as its audio which made it appear as if the clip was an aerial shot of the PTI’s march to Rawalpindi.

Gen Asim Munir takes command as Pakistan’s 17th COAS

General Asim Munir on Tuesday took over the command of the Pakistan Army from General Qamar Javed Bajwa in an eminent ceremony held at the General Headquarters (GHQ). The outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa handed over the baton of command to the newly appointed 17th Army Chief General Asim Munir.

TTP officially declares war on Pakistan after ending ceasefire with government

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday said that they have called off a ceasefire agreed with the federal government in June. In a statement from the  banned terror outfit, it said it has ordered its militants to stage terrorist attacks across the country. The TTP has been responsible for hundreds of attacks and thousands of deaths since emerging in 2007.

Pakistan’s Irshad Ali defeats Indian opponent to clinch gold medal in South Asian Karate Championship

A Pakistani athlete won a gold medal at the South Asian Karate Championship being held in Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Ali displayed stunning performance as he beat Indian opponent to clinch the title in U-21 category. He has also bagged a gold in another category during this edition of the championship.

Ex deputy commissioner’s son guns down cop in DHA Karachi

A policeman was allegedly shot dead by a suspect, who police say is an expatriate, in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area during a heated exchange late on Monday night. CCTV footage of the incident is making the rounds on Twitter, showing the suspect and the cop— both armed — disembarking from a black car and engaging in a heated argument.

No Pakistani leader in FIFA World Cup’s opening ceremony despite presence of all Muslim leaders raises questions

Despite Pakistan Army troops providing security at the mega FIFA event, no leader from Pakistan was seen at opening ceremony of the World Cup. Pakistanis could not help but question why no leader from Pakistan was invited to the ceremony. Arab leaders dominated the list of world leaders who attended the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday.