Upon a back-breaking increase in fuel prices on 15 July 2021, the Information and Broadcasting Minister declared, “due to the continuous rise in oil prices in the global market, the government had no choice but to increase oil prices.”
Upon seeing small numbers of Muslims in the Hajj of 1442 AH, the hearts of Muslims around the world were made heavy. It is the second Hajj in a row, in which the reckless son of the Saudi King, Muhammad Bin Salman, has imposed unreasonable restrictions, under the cover of prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus.
The government has announced an increase in the price of electricity by Rs. 2.97 per unit from 1st October 2021. Allowing for quarterly tariff adjustment (QTA), effectively the tariff increase for residential consumers is about Rs. 8 paisa per unit, whilst the tariff for all other consumer categories will effectively go up by Rs. 1.36 per unit.
On 1 July 2021, in Parliament House, General Bajwa and the Director General of ISI, Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, briefed the political leadership on the national security situation, particularly regarding Afghanistan. The subsequent media coverage of the eight-hour briefing makes clear that both the political and military
On 28 June 2021, Bloomberg reported that India has redirected at least 50,000 additional troops to its front with China, boosting troop presence there to 200,000, up by more than 40% from last year, in a historic shift in offensive military posture. So how did Modi do what was once thought unimaginable, since India occupied Kashmir in 1947, inflaming a front against Pakistan?
In an interview for Axios on HBO on 20 June 2021, Imran Khan declared, “The moment there is a settlement on Kashmir, the two neighbors would live as civilized people. We will not need to have nuclear deterrents.” The statement comes from a person who claims that he wants to make Pakistan an Islamic State but it is clear that he neither has knowledge nor understanding of Islam.
After a few days of commotion, which was denounced by the mouthpieces of the Pakistan’s rulers as a disrespect of democracy, an orderly series of speeches by the government and the opposition resumed, during the budgetary session of parliament.However, whether there is commotion or calm in the National Assembly, the current budget is nothing but a colonialist IMF budget, just as all previous budgets.
The so-called “people’s budget” will fail to end our economic misery because the rulers are solely focused on getting IMF concessions, in exchange for abandoning Occupied Kashmir to Modi and maintaining the US regional security footprint, after America’s humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan. The so-called “people’s budget