- The Guardian 09:00October 10, 2021Biden administration delivers brusque message to PakistanWith relations frosty over Taliban victory and Pakistani repression, deputy secretary of state visits for ‘specific and narrow purpose’A senior US official visiting Islamabad has made clear to Pakistan that the Biden administration has downgraded the bilateral relationship.On the eve of her arrival, the deputy secretary of state, Wendy Sherman, used a public event in Mumbai to lay out in blunt terms the new parameters of US-Pakistan relations, stressing there would be no equivalence with Washington’s deepening ties to India. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 21:09October 4, 2021Pandora Papers: tax avoidance revelations prompt outraged denialsInternational reaction to offshore data leak ranges from pledges to clamp down to anger and cries of old newsSee all of our Pandora papers coverageThe Pandora Papers’ revelations prompted an avalanche of international reaction on Monday, ranging from solemn government pledges to clamp down on tax avoidance to outraged denials and a few cries of old news.The leak published on Sunday by the Guardian and other global media partners revealed the leading role played by the US in the offshore industry, including in the state of South Dakota. It also showcased the use of offshore secrecy jurisdictions by world leaders past and present, as well as other politicians and top public officials. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 05:00October 4, 2021Pakistan minister ditched offshore plans amid ‘concerns’ over tax authorityChaudhry Moonis Elahi backed out after learning Pakistan authorities had to be informed, leak suggestsA minister in Imran Khan’s Pakistan government pulled out of making planned investments through offshore tax havens after he was told his country’s tax authorities would be informed, documents in the Pandora papers suggest.Chaudhry Moonis Elahi, Khan’s minister for water resources and a member of an influential family in Pakistani business and politics, expressed “concerns” in August 2017 about the investment being reported to his home country, according to the papers, and instead decided to establish a trust structure in the UK. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 18:22September 21, 2021Pakistani Cricket Board Chief Faces Criticism for Being a British “Import”“I don’t think anything prepared me for the hostility I was going to face,” the British-born Wasim Khan says of overseeing a beloved sport in a country where many see him only as a foreigner.
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- The Guardian(UK) 17:22September 18, 2021Pakistan PM says he has started dialogue with Taliban over inclusivityImran Khan says his initiative follows talks with leaders of Afghanistan’s neighboursPakistan’s prime minister says he has initiated a dialogue with the Taliban to encourage them to form an inclusive government that would ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.Imran Khan tweeted on Saturday that he took the initiative after his meetings this week in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, with leaders of countries neighbouring Afghanistan. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 15:23September 3, 2021Raab says Taliban takeover was surprise in apparent contradiction to PMForeign secretary says Afghanistan’s fall came ‘faster than anyone anticipated’ during Islamabad visitDominic Raab has said there was widespread surprise including among the Taliban at the speed with which the group swept to military victory in Afghanistan, but the UK now wanted direct communication with the militants.Raab was speaking after holding talks with officials in Pakistan, the country with the greatest sway over the Taliban. It was his first visit to Islamabad as foreign secretary, and follows criticism that he had not engaged with the Pakistan foreign policy elite in the six months prior to the crisis erupting. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 13:05August 19, 2021Hundreds of men in Pakistan investigated over mass sexual assault of womanLahore police open case against 300-400 unidentified people captured on TikTokPolice in Pakistan have opened cases against hundreds of unidentified men after a young woman was sexually assaulted and groped by a crowd of more than 400 men in a park in Lahore as she made a TikTok video.The shocking assault was captured on several videos which went viral and showed a mob descend on the woman as she was in Lahore’s Greater Iqbal park making a TikTok video with friends. In broad daylight, the men picked up the young woman and tossed her between them, tearing her clothes and assaulting and groping her. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 17:00August 13, 2021Pakistan Under Pressure as Taliban Advance in AfghanistanThe United States and others want Pakistan to push harder for peace. But many Pakistanis see a Taliban victory as inevitable, and some are cheering for one.
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- Modern Tokyo Times 08:36July 11, 2021Pakistan Struggles to Contain the Radicalism it FosteredPakistan Struggles to Contain the Radicalism it Fostered by Hany GhorabaIPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism A state that was founded in 1947 on the basis of its majority religion, outbursts and protests for religious causes are a common scene in Pakistan. At one time, the Pakistani government looked the other way or even endorsed […]
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- Breitbart News 14:54May 12, 2021Turkey's Erdogan Tells Putin: Israel Needs a 'Strong and Deterrent Lesson'Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday told Russian President Vladimir Putin the international community should “give Israel a strong and deterrent lesson” as punishment for responding so strongly to deadly Palestinian terror rocket attacks.
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- New York Times 14:32April 20, 2021Caving to Islamists, Pakistan’s Parliament Debates Expelling French AmbassadorJust a week ago, the government declared Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan a terrorist organization. But after a wave of violent protests spurred by the publication of caricatures in France, the government acquiesced to the Islamist party’s demands.
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- Business Insider 00:21April 9, 2021Pakistan's leader blamed a rise in rape cases on how women dress, saying 'vulgarity' has 'consequences' and men lack 'willpower'Human rights groups and even the Pakistani prime minister's first wife have condemned his remarks as victim-blaming.
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- New York Times 16:55April 8, 2021Outcry in Pakistan After Imran Khan Links Rape to How Women DressActivists have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of “baffling ignorance” and victim-blaming after he said rape cases had risen because of “vulgarity.”
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