Updates, Asma Shirazi’s BBC column and notes from the newsroom
Internet desk – Posted: Oct 22, 2021 | Final Up to date: 42 minutes in the past
Posted: Oct 22, 2021 | Final Up to date: 42 minutes in the past
It has been an eventful week in Pakistan and here’s a recap of the information updates from Thursday night time and a take a look at what tales we hope to be following within the newsroom. If you need us to cowl any explicit story or when you’ve got a query, please go away a remark beneath and we are going to get again to you.
Developments to count on immediately:
- The Prime Minister will chair a gathering on the Native Authorities Act and native physique elections in Lahore.
- Thunderstorms and rain are anticipated in higher and central elements of the nation from this night until Sunday. Rain in Islamabad, Chitral, Swat, Malakand, Kohistan, Shangla and Abbottabad, Peshawar, Sargodha, Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum and Mandi Bahauddin. There’s a risk of snowfall within the mountains from this night until Sunday, Meteorological Division.
- Pakistan ought to ban UN blacklisted organizations and people, FATF has stated. Their belongings needs to be frozen and confiscated. Greece, Omar and Malaya are going to be placed on the gray record.
- The Pakistan Democratic Motion or PDM, a conglomerate of opposition events, begins its nationwide protests over inflation from immediately. The PDM events will maintain protests in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Swat, Shangla and different cities. Lahore protest will probably be held on the Jain Mandir Chowk whereas the Karachi rally is being held at Empress Market. The schedule for protests in different cities has additionally been introduced. Learn extra right here.
- The Prime Minister is anticipated to difficulty the notification saying the brand new director-general for the Inter-Companies Intelligence of ISI (considered one of Pakistan’s 4 such companies). One doable title on the record is Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum.
- The Nasla Tower in Karachi faces demolitions on orders from the Supreme Court docket of Pakistan. The constructing is just days away from the implementation of the courtroom resolution. Political events plan to collect at a camp set as much as present solidarity with the tower’s occupants immediately.
- State Financial institution of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir has come underneath hearth for saying that the rupee depreciation has benefited abroad Pakistanis.
- The political disaster in Balochistan has deepened. Balochistan Meeting Speaker appointed Zahoor Buledi because the get together’s parliamentary chief on Thursday after receiving an utility by 12 dissident members of the Balochistan Awami Occasion (BAP) whereas Chief Minister Jam Kamal filed one other utility opposing the transfer.
- Chief of Military Workers Common Qamar Javed Bajwa has stated Pakistan Military is ready to defend the nation’s territorial integrity and sovereignty towards all odds.
Asma Shirazi, Bushra Bibi
Journalist Asma Shirazi revealed a chunk on BBC Urdu on October 19, whose headline roughly interprets as ‘Asma Shirazi Column: The story of a grand family’. It was a chunk concerning the resolution to nominate the DG ISI and the prime minister (who was not named). In true Urdu column fashion, Asma Shirazi wrote in veiled phrases in idiom-heavy prose. Nobody was named and nothing was stated immediately.
It’s one sentence proper on the finish that has unleashed a national-level debate on the liberty of press. It roughly interprets as: “Whether or not the black goats are beheaded or the blood of pigeons is shed, the puppets are hung or the needles are pricked, the economic system isn’t going to recuperate whereas the calls for of the economic system are demanding change.”
Asma Shirazi didn’t take any names within the column. The Prime Minister’s spokesman Shahbaz Gill held a press convention to say that the journalist had attacked the First Woman Bushra bibi.
FATF gray record
Some unhealthy information for Pakistan. The worldwide monetary watchdog, the FATF or Monetary Motion Activity Drive has determined to maintain Pakistan on it gray record. FATF stated that Pakistan had made progress however it wanted to do extra to examine and prosecute UN designated outfits and their associates. Right here is the hyperlink to the full international record of designated individuals and outfits.
Imaan and Shireen Mazaari
Imaan and Shireen Mazari are maybe probably the most well-known mother-daughter duo in Pakistan. They bought right into a struggle this time over the Asma Shirazi BBC article. Learn extra right here: Loss of life, taxes and disagreements between Shireen Mazari and daughter Imaan
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