Monday, 15 July 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Imran Khan to remain in jail despite acquittal in marriage case

Imran Khan to remain in jail despite acquittal in marriage case

Former Premier Imran Khan and his third wife were acquitted by a Pakistan court on Saturday of charges related to unlawful marriage. However, Khan will not be released, as authorities have issued new orders for his arrest.

Pakistan halts repatriation of Afghan refugees

Pakistan halts repatriation of Afghan refugees

Pakistan has halted the repatriation of Afghan refugees, the United Nation refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi said Tuesday after meeting with Premier Shehbaz Sharif in the capital Islamabad. 

Pakistan government defends ’X’ ban in court

Pakistan government defends ’X’ ban in court

Pakistan authorities on Monday informed a high court that banning the social media platform `X` (formerly Twitter) is not against the laws of the country.

Pakistan will continue attacks in Afghanistan: Defence Minister

Pakistan will continue attacks in Afghanistan: Defence Minister

Pakistan will persist in launching military strikes against targets in Afghanistan as part of a new operation to combat terrorism, the country`s defence minister, Khawaja Asif, informed the media.

Detention of Imran Khan violates international law: UN 
Detention of Imran Khan violates international law: UN 

The detention of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is arbitrary and violates international law, according to a UN human rights working group. In an opinion released on Monday, the group called for Khan`s immediate release.

Imran Khan opposes new military operation in Pakistan
Imran Khan opposes new military operation in Pakistan

Pakistan`s ex-Premier Imran Khan on Monday opposed any new military operation in the northwestern and southwestern parts of the South Asian country and directed his party to stand against it.

Bomb blast kills seven soldiers in northwestern Pakistan

Bomb blast kills seven soldiers in northwestern Pakistan

A bomb blast targeting a military truck killed seven soldiers, including an officer, on Sunday in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border.

China and Pakistan agree to enhance mining and energy cooperation

China and Pakistan agree to enhance mining and energy cooperation

China and Pakistan have committed to enhancing their cooperation in mining and energy sectors, as highlighted in a joint statement from both nations.

Pakistan ’violated’ agreement with India: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan ’violated’ agreement with India: Nawaz Sharif

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated on Tuesday that Islamabad violated the agreement signed with Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1999, which was subsequently followed by the Kargil War.

Pakistan temperatures cross 52º Celsius amid severe heatwave

Pakistan temperatures cross 52º Celsius amid severe heatwave

Temperatures in Pakistan`s Sindh region surged above 52º Celsius on Monday, approaching the country`s record high amidst an ongoing heatwave.

Attack on Pakistani outpost near Afghanistan border kills 5 soldiers, 5 militants

Attack on Pakistani outpost near Afghanistan border kills 5 soldiers, 5 militants

Heavily armed militants attacked a Pakistan security outpost near the border with Afghan early Monday, leading to the deaths of five soldiers and five militants during the ensuing clash.

Pakistan’s PM leaves for day-long UAE visit to talk trade and investment

Pakistan’s PM leaves for day-long UAE visit to talk trade and investment

Pakistan`s Premier Shehbaz Sharif departed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a high-level delegation on Thursday to discuss trade and bilateral relations, as Pakistan seeks foreign investment while navigating a challenging path to economic recovery.

Trade with India suspended due to heavy duties: Ishaq Dar 

Trade with India suspended due to heavy duties: Ishaq Dar 

Trade between Pakistan and India has been suspended since 2019 due to heavy duties imposed by New Delhi on imports from Pakistan following the Pulwama attack, Pakistan`s Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar informed the National Assembly in a written response on Saturday.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets bail in graft case

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan gets bail in graft case

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was granted bail by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday in connection with a land corruption case.

Pakistan court orders jail for wife of Imran Khan

Pakistan court orders jail for wife of Imran Khan

A Pakistani court has ruled in favor of the wife of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, granting her request to be transferred to jail instead of remaining under house arrest as ordered by the government due to security concerns.

Pakistan-China vow to upgrade cooperation on CPEC projects

Pakistan-China vow to upgrade cooperation on CPEC projects

Pakistan and China have pledged to intensify cooperation on projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reaffirming their commitment to strengthen their longstanding strategic partnership.