Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first against India. At the first International Sikh convention, PM Imran projected himself as leader of a responsible nuclear state, whereas Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has hinted at changing his country ‘no-first use’ nuclear policy. PM Khan reiterated that he would continue to raise his voice for people of Indian-Occupied Kashmir.
The former Rawalpindi Express, Shoaib Akhtar, walked off the set after being asked to leave the show by the host at state-owned PTV Sports. He resigned from his job as a cricket analyst soon after the break on the live tv show ‘Game On Hai’. Shoaib Akhtar said he was insulted during Pakistan’s win against New Zealand in the T20 World Cup post-match show on Tuesday.
The Federal Shariat Court in Pakistan has officially declared Swara a violation of Islam. Swara is a tradition where girls, usual minors, are given in marriage as compensation to an aggrieved family. According to a three-judge panel headed by FSC Chief Justice Noor Mohammad Meskenzai, it is against the injunctions of Islam to give away minor girls to settle disputes.
Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Monday that Pakistan would not initiate any new coal power plants in the future to combat Climate Change. Moreover, the country is on the road to converting its 60 percent energy production to renewable energy resources by 2030. The prime minister lauded the organizers for holding a Middle East Green Initiative Summit aimed at dealing with climate changes.
The Pakistan Pavilion will be set up online at the 4th China International Import Expo to be held offline and online in Shanghai from November. Moin ul Haq, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, will lead the Pakistani delegation at the opening ceremony of the Expo. Several Pakistani exhibitors, already in China, have completed their preparations for the upcoming exhibition.