On the open market on Thursday, the Pakistani rupee dropped 15 paisas against the US dollar. The US dollar grew by 0.09 percent, according to the State Bank of Pakistan. It was worth Rs176.23 at the time of writing. The dollar dropped 45 paisas on Wednesday, trading at 176.38 in the interbank and Rs178.38 on the open market. In the meantime, the greenback rose 30 paisas to Rs178.80 on the open market.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry recommended people to postpone their plans to travel to northern areas for a few days due to major traffic jams. Hundreds of thousands of vehicles are travelling towards these places, according to Fawad Chaudhry, generating challenges for local governments that are unable to accommodate such a big number of tourists. People who had not yet left their homes were asked to postpone their plans, according to the ministry.
According to the Daily Times, Prime Minister Imran Khan held three high-level meetings of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-(PTI) Insaf's central and provincial leadership on Friday (today). According to sources, the prime minister has called a high-level meeting for Friday at 3 p.m. to review measures related to the OIC's foreign ministers' summit, which will be held in Islamabad.
President Sheikh Khalifa, according to the Arabic television news channel Al-Arabiya, has stated that human capital is critical to the UAE's future strategy. It is a flexible set of laws that allows our country to excel in a knowledge-driven economy, world-class healthcare, modern education, integrated modern infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and global competitiveness, allowing us to build a cohesive community.
On Thursday, a Pakistan Army soldier was killed while serving in the UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to the military's media wing. Havaldar Muhammad Shafiq's burial prayer was held in his hometown of Mian Channu in Khanewal, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). His wife and three boys survive him. According to the statement, "[the martyred] soldier was buried with full military honours," adding that he had joined the UN mission in February.
According to the Daily Times, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif remarked on Monday that time has proven his prophecy about the mini-budget on IMF terms correct, and that the government has once again proven wrong. Shehbaz Sharif claimed that the government deceived the country and parliament by making false promises. He went on to say that the administration was guilty of criminal negligence by failing to care about the nation's interests. The prospect of submitting a mini-budget to the IMF raises red flags, he noted.
The woman worked at a five-star hotel and shared a servant's quarters with her mother in the Gulberg neighbourhood. She was said to have turned off advances from the accused, who was posted in her neighbourhood. A police report has been filed by the victim's brother-in-law. According to the FIR, the victim worked at a private hotel and was returning home after work on the night of Saturday and Sunday when a security guard named Arif approached her.
Justice (retired) Saqib Nisar, Pakistan's former chief justice, denied the authenticity of an audio tape claimed to him on Sunday. Recently, an audio clip supposedly showing Nisar was leaked, in which the ex-CJP purportedly gave orders that Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz would have to be punished in order to make room for Imran Khan in politics. "Even though there are no cases against Maryam Nawaz, she would still have to be punished," he allegedly said in the audio clip.
On Thursday, Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan urged opposition parties not to politicise the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. A bill was voted in Pakistan's joint session to provide Kulbhushan Jadhav, a 50-year-old Indian spy, the right to appeal the International Court of Justice's decision (ICJ). Indian attempts to isolate Pakistan, according to Khalid Javed, have failed, and New Delhi intends to take the case to the International Court of Justice and the United Nations Security Council.
The government was attacked by the opposition. According to the report, the coalition parties have begun to communicate with the combined opposition. Ayaz Sadiq, the head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), announced that conversations with the ruling coalition parties had taken place. The ruling coalition parties have also been informed of the concerns, and the opposition has demanded written details of the legislation from the government. Sherry Rehman has stated that they will investigate all of the legislation and ordinances.
Under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Asad Omar, a meeting was convened in the National Command and Operations Center. The NCOC was briefed on mass vaccination across the country at the meeting. The NCOC reported satisfaction with the vaccination of students aged 12 to 18 years old. According to the NCOC, children' vaccinations should have access to school administration and parents. The NCOC also advocated for expediting the vaccine's second dose. According to the NCOC, the number of corona cases in Pakistan has been steadily decreasing. There have been only 9 corona deaths in Pakistan in the last 24 hours.
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has surprised the public by announcing an increase in electricity rates. It has decided to raise the price of power for home customers by Rs 1.68 paise and for commercial and industrial customers by Rs 1.39 paise. According to NEPRA authorities, the rise would not apply to clients who use less than 200 units per month, but it will take place on November 1, 2021.
M. Jibran Nasir criticizes Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for still blaming the previous government, when they should focus on the present and ways to make the current situation better. He tweeted,"After 3 years in office the PM Imran Khan is still blaming previous government for the current price hike in food prices. Someone who doesn't share credit for any success and doesn't accept responsibility for any failure is fit to lead a cult, not a country."
Shehbaz Sharif, the head of the opposition in the National Assembly and the president of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), has said that rising prices and poverty have broken people's backs. However, he emphasised that [Prime Minister] Imran Khan's time had come to an end. On Sunday, he spoke at a public gathering in conjunction with the ongoing Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) protest movement against the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Eric Adams, a Black ex-cop who fought racial discrimination in the NYPD, is set to be elected as the city's next mayor on Tuesday, with the job of heading the city's post-pandemic recovery. The 61-year-old Democrat and vegan activist will become only the second African American to manage New York City, a job that is frequently regarded as the most challenging in the country after president.
Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was granted bail in a drug case by the Bombay high court. Prior to Aryan's release, a large police detachment was assembled and barricades were erected outside the Arthur Road Jail. Aryan Khan will spend another night in prison after his legal team failed to arrive on time. The son was received by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, and he was held in custody for three weeks.
Navjot Kaur Sadhu, the wife of Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sadhu and a former MLA, slammed former chief minister, Capt Amrinder Singh, for his relationship with Pakistani writer Aroosa Alam on Saturday. Navjot Kaur Sadhu said that during Captain Amrinder Singh's reign, Aroosa Alam had an excessive influence on appointments in the Punjab Police. She also accused Amrinder Singh of accepting bribes and offering a Pakistani journalist "things." She claims that not a single posting in the Punjab Police Department occurred without Arousa Alam receiving a gift or payment. Navjot Kaur Sadhu alleged that the bride's son used to bring money to Amrinder Singh.
The administration named Shaukat Tarin as the head of a subcommittee of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Thursday to guarantee he remained part of the decision-making process, despite a court ruling prohibiting unelected lawmakers from heading cabinet committees. According to a statement published by the Cabinet Division, Prime Minister Imran Khan reorganised the cabinet's ECC and appointed Economic Affairs Minister Omar Ayub as its chairman in place of Tarin.
Dr. Moeed Yousuf, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security, stated that Western governments have been treating Pakistan as a problem in Afghanistan for the past 20 years. Those who travel to Washington from the United States, according to Dr. Moeed Yousuf, change as soon as they return. Pakistan is a responsible country that understands its responsibilities. Fake news is a worldwide problem, not just in Pakistan. He is attempting to defame us, while we are attempting to make a truthful statement, in which various statements are combined to show what kind of country Pakistan is. Pakistan adheres to a factual national statement.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Wednesday that during the PPP's time in office, decisions about the country were made by ordinary people. "The country's workers, farmers, and every common man are looking to the PPP right now," Bilawal said in a speech to PPP workers in Larkana. The PPP, according to Bilawal, "took people out of their miseries, while the current government is giving them deeper issues." “If a no-confidence resolution is filed against the present administration in the legislatures, it will not be able to survive,” the PPP chairman stated.
According to reports, an important resignation took place in the Prime Minister's house. Fahd Haroon, the Prime Minister's Media Spokesperson, has resigned. Fahd Haroon's resignation came at a time when Tehreek-e-Labeek was marching towards Islamabad and the police in Sadhuki were shelling the banned Tehreek-e-Labeek marchers.
The PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) also declared a nationwide protest. Shazia Murree, the PPP's Central Secretary for Information, has stated that there would be widespread rallies against inflation on October 29. Jails will stage historic demonstrations in response to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto's directions. She also stated that unemployment is a terrible act, and that the PPP leadership is punished for being the poor's defender where the Prime Minister borrows money by mortgaging the country. People are all in support of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari because he would never let the people down, and the PPP leadership will preserve the country and its people from hardship.
The nation should see that this commander has nothing to do with the nation or the country, according to Mufti Wazir Rizvi, the leader of Central Shura Tehreek-e-Libek. According to Mufti Wazir Rizvi, while watching the match, Imran Khan laid 39 bodies of Pakistanis and invited them to come to Islamabad. France Omar was a young man when he martyred 39 people in his country for the sake of Islamabad. The nation should be aware that these traitors are neither loyal to the country nor to the nation, and that the captain is planning chaos in the country, according to the Central Council Tehreek-e-Labeek.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on Tuesday to deepen bilateral economic and commercial ties, including realizing the full potential of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement's Phase-II. The two presidents also agreed to boost Pakistan-China cooperation in key areas and support CPEC's green development as a high-quality demonstration of the Belt and Road Initiative during their call.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Iran on Tuesday to attend a ministerial meeting of Afghanistan's neighboring countries, according to reports. The meeting is set for October 27 (Wednesday). Qureshi will offer Pakistan's perspective on the current situation in Afghanistan during the conference. The summit will also include the foreign ministries and political officials of China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan to discuss the creation of an inclusive administration and other Afghan concerns.
After intense fights erupted between TLP protestors and law enforcement agencies at Chauburji Chowk on Friday night, two police officers and as many TLP members were murdered and dozens of others were injured. The streets of Chauburji, Lower Mall, and the surrounding neighborhoods were converted into battlefields, with videos showing police firing teargas shells to disperse protesters, who in response hit officers with stones. When riot police attempted to disperse them, many TLP workers carrying clubs appeared to fight back.
The only way to get rid of inflation, according to PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb, is to get rid of Imran Sahib. Maryam Aurangzeb, according to information, called Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement to stop inflation through price control committees "ridiculous," and claimed that Imran Sahib cracked down on hoarding, profiteers, grain, sugar, and medicine.
Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on Thursday that in this day and age of contemporary technology, it is unavoidable to safeguard the country's youth, particularly children, from being exposed to immoral and unethical content available online. While chairing a discussion on censoring pornographic websites in the country, the prime minister stated that character development is critical in the age of modern technology. He mentioned that “The proliferation of tech gadgets and 3G/4G internet technology has made all sort of content available to everyone.”
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi traveled to Kabul with a high-level delegation, including Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, to reassure Afghanistan's neighboring countries of Pakistan's continued constructive role in promoting regional peace and stability, as well as the economic stability of the war-torn country. At the airport in Kabul, Qureshi and his delegation were greeted by Afghanistan's Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and Pakistan Ambassador to Kabul Mansoor Ahmad Khan. Representatives from the Ministry of Commerce, the FBR, the PIA, NADRA, and other relevant ministries composed Qureshi's delegation.
Despite complying with four of the seven points of the combined action plans, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has put Pakistan on the grey list and has requested Islamabad to investigate and punish commanders and leaders of UN-designated individuals in its resolutions. “The FATF is a technical body comprising 39 jurisdictions and all countries take decisions by consensus. We encouraged Pakistan that it progressed well as it largely complied on 30 points out of 34. It shows the clear commitment of the government of Pakistan and there is no discussion on blacklisting of the country,” the FATF’s President Marcus Pleyer said while addressing a news conference.