Pakistani cricketer Muneeba Ali speaks to Geo News during an interview in Islamabad on March 9, 2023. “No doubt that there’s a difference between Pakistan and top nations in women's cricket. Muneeba added that Women's League will be a great addition and a step in the absolutely right direction to promote women's cricket in the country. She hoped that the Women's League will be able to produce the same results as PSL did for men’s cricket. “It will also help people realize that women can also opt for cricket as a profession,” Muneeba concluded.
March 10, 2023 02:56 UTC
A man walks past the International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo at its headquarters in Washington, US, May 10, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILECentral bank Governor Jameel Ahmad said on Wednesday that staff-level agreement (SLA) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was “close to finalisation” but shied away from giving a date amid his forecast of a reduction in non-debt creating inflows. The current account deficit (CAD) projection that he gave for this fiscal year, however, was still out of line with the IMF’s forecast. The CAD has remained $3.8 billion during the first seven months of the current fiscal year – down by 68%. Taking a jibe at the governor, PTI Senator Mohsin Aziz said that the SBP governor should be given a certificate of honour for shattering the economy to reduce the CAD.
March 09, 2023 08:46 UTC
This means education has in fact become a priority without discrimination for all races and socio-economic classes over the past several decades. Although mankind has been able to invent and incorporate technology of great utility to the education sector, there was no framework in place to effectively facilitate education beyond a physical classroom setting. Following COVID-19, academics and relevant education sector stakeholders recognized the potential of fulfilling the basic right of education regardless of physical circumstances. Not everyone is able to afford private education, and often public schools in developing countries lack the resources to provide a quality education to its learners. Consequently, it will become easier to implement education provision policies due to adoption of affordable and flexible E-learning.
March 09, 2023 08:06 UTC
Share:ISLAMABAD-Pakistan has adequate stocks of petrol and high speed diesel which are sufficient for 21 days and 36 days respectively, official documents revealed. According to the national oil supply chains, the documents revealed that there is six days cover of petrol (berth+offport), the documents added. Days cover for enroute/laycans+ refinery is 28 days for petrol, 34 days of HSD, 44 days for furnace oil and 24 days for JP-1oil. Regarding the crude oil stocks, the documents revealed that days cover with refinery is 7 days, whiledDays cover for enroute/laycans+ refinery is 19 days. Similarly, 600,800MT of petrol, 386,300 MT of high speed diesel and 20,000 MT of JP-1 are planned for the March imports as per PRM, the documents revealed.
March 09, 2023 07:43 UTC
In a major development, the United States and its key Western allies have identified the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as a major threat not just to Pakistan but also to their own security. What was significant in the joint statement was the fact that the US and its Western allies voiced grave concerns over the increasing threat of terrorist groups, including Islamic State–Khorasan Province (ISKP), Al Qaeda, TTP and others, in Afghanistan. Importantly, the joint statement noted that these groups, including TTP, “deeply affect security and stability inside the country, in the region and beyond”, and called on the Taliban to uphold Afghanistan’s obligation to deny these groups safe haven. This was the first time any Western bloc explicitly termed TTP a threat to their security, something that would be welcomed by Pakistan. The renewed interest of these powerful Western countries, which formed the core of the US coalition after the 9/11 attacks, indicated that they were increasingly concerned over the Afghanistan situation.
March 09, 2023 04:09 UTC
Share:Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali said on Wednesday that giving the election date in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was tremendously difficult. Talking to the media, he said there was progress in the session with the Election Commission of Pakistan and the nation would hear the good news regarding the polls, while claiming consensus would be reached with the ECP. KP governor added the situation of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was change with a significant difference in the security situation of the both regions.
March 09, 2023 01:23 UTC
Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has called for the court martial of former Director-General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed. Maryam stressed the need for exemplary punishment for Faiz to ensure that no one would dare to play any "unconstitutional role" in the future. During the interview, she also criticised former Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, calling him the "biggest criminal of the nation." Maryam also accused Nisar of doing great injustice to the nation and the elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Saqib Nisar can no longer attend public gatherings," she added.
March 08, 2023 23:39 UTC
The United States on Tuesday hinted at reviving some of the counter-terrorism initiatives of the post-9/11 era to assist Pakistan in tackling the renewed threat of terrorism posed by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other groups. The development came at the conclusion of the two-day counter-terrorism dialogue Pakistan hosted against the backdrop of a new wave of terrorism. The statement suggested that the US wants to maintain counter-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan despite withdrawing troops from neighbouring Afghanistan in August 2021. The US statement said the counterterrorism dialogue underscores the deepening cooperation between the United States and Pakistan in a range of areas. The US assistance projects in Pakistan were discussed, with a particular focus on capacity building in anti-money laundering and the justice sector.
March 08, 2023 08:28 UTC
Pakistani civil society activists carry placard and shout slogans during a rally for women rights on International Women's Day in Islamabad. PHOTO: AFPAs the world celebrates International Women’s Day, President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday emphasised the need to empower women for the development of society. Both leaders issued separate messages on the day calling for increasing participation of women from all walks of life. PM Shehbaz added that history has witnessed that the development of human society is not possible without the constructive role of women. Happy International Women's Day to all the ladies and girls out there who are changing the world and dreaming big.
March 08, 2023 08:28 UTC
He was speaking to media representatives at an event on “Policy Dialogue on Climate Smart Agriculture and Food Security: Challanges and Way forward for Pakistan,”. He urged the three key stakeholders – the Election Commission of Pakistan, the incumbent government, and all political parties – to develop a consensus on holding elections. The Speaker said that Pakistan was facing severe impacts of climate change, including droughts, forest fires, and recent devastating floods. He praised the Pakistani nation for successfully grappling with these challenges and said that climate change, food security, and sustainable agriculture are strongly interlinked. He further highlighted the pivotal role of the Pakistani diaspora in finding new ways of transforming agriculture in response to climate change.
March 08, 2023 07:05 UTC
PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz has once again reiterated that elections in the country will only take place following accountability of those responsible for destroying the country’s economy and disqualifying her father, ex-PM Nawaz Sharif. “First accountability then elections… general elections will be held but first both sides of scale will have to be balanced,” she said while addressing the party workers in Sheikhupura on Tuesday. Also read: Maryam wants justice first, elections later“Now Saqib Nisar has taken certificate of honesty back from Imran. Referring to the alleged conspiracy, Maryam said her party is ready to contest elections “but first those who conspired against Nawaz will be held accountable”. She also lashed out at ex-PM and PTI chief Imran Khan for skipping court hearings “on the pretext of false health claims”.
March 08, 2023 00:49 UTC
The opening ceremony of the 6th International Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) competition 2023 is being held at the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Pabbi, the military’s media wing said on Tuesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), as many as seven Pakistan Army teams and 10 international teams including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Jordan, USA, Iraq, Kazakhstan and Qatar are participating in the competition. The statement said three observer countries — Azerbaijan, Myanmar, and Nigeria — are also part of the 6th International PATS. The 60 hours-long rigorous competition, which is based on evaluating physical endurance, mental agility, and tactical proficiency of the combat teams, will continue from March 7 to 9. Last year, as many as eight Pakistan Army and eight international teams including Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka participated in the competition held at (NCTC) Pabbi.
March 07, 2023 23:33 UTC
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March 07, 2023 08:05 UTC
Former Senate chairman and senior PPP leader Senator Raza Rabbani said on Monday that the people of Pakistan have a right to know if the country's nuclear assets are under pressure. "The dragging of the feet by the IMF on signing the agreement and reluctance of friendly countries, except China, to help sans the IMF, Parliament needs to be taken into confidence." “It appears Pakistan is being softened up to play a role which is against its national and strategic interests,” he added. The senator further pointed out that the government has failed to discuss the issues pertaining to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the increase in terrorism. “It seems be it the PTI or present governments want azadi [freedom] from Parliament and the Constitution, 1973, the senator added.
March 07, 2023 04:56 UTC
Many people want to upgrade their homes after the COVID-19 pandemic confined them indoors, industry executives say. "I haven't seen such a mad rush in a decade," said Prashant Thakur, head of research at real estate consultant Anarock. We are getting more calls and as the available inventory is low, luxury properties are being sold quickly nowadays," said Amit Goyal, India CEO at Sotheby's International Realty. Mercedes sold a record number of high-end cars in India last year and luxury goods are in high demand too. So far, around 160 people were invited for a viewing and 17 of 46 flats sold in the eight-storey project.
March 07, 2023 03:25 UTC