The Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan displayed the mix of excitement and momentousness this August 14-15 midnight that it usually does as the two countries celebrate their Independence Days. this midnight occasion has become its own ritual, poignant and significant in its meaning, for nearly two decades now, says a report in the peace website www.amankiasha.com
A newly-elected lawmaker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from Multan has been making waves in the Punjab Assembly in Pakistan owing to his Sikh background coupled with his overt patriotism. Sardar Mahinder Pal Singh was elected Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) on a reserved seat for minorities in the assembly.
The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Janbaz Khan, has said that Pakistan has always stood by Sri Lanka in its quest for “national security, democracy, Rule of Law and economic progress.” High Commissioner Khan was speaking at a function in the Pakistan High Commission here to mark his country’s 71 st.Indpendence Day on Tuesday.
The Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa has initiated simultaneous plantation of two million trees across the country on Monday as part of the new government’s 10 billion tree planting campaign. The campaign is named ‘Sarsabz o Shadab Pakistan.”
In his post-victory speech, Imran Khan expressed his admiration for China, and said he would send a team there to learn from our neighbor’s experience.Since he has also announced an austerity policy, I thought I’d save the next government a lot of time and money by letting Khan know how China got to where it is. The first thing to remember is that the country is a one-party dictatorship that appears to brook no opposition, cautions Irfan Husain in Dawn.
United States President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, officials say.
The move, which has not been previously reported, is one of the first known impacts from Trump’s decision this year to suspend US security assistance to Pakistan to compel it to crack down on militants.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said Friday, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the Center. The entire squad that Khan captained to victory in the 1992 World Cup was invited to the ceremony, as well as Indian cricket greats Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu. The party confirmed Friday that it has secured the numbers for a majority in the lower house of parliament.
Indian envoy in Pakistan presents Imran Khan with a cricket bat bearing signatures of the Indian team
Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Ajay Basariya congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on winning the general elections during a meeting at the latter’s Bani Gala residence in Islamabad on Friday and presented him with a cricket bat with signatures of all the members of the Indian cricket team.
The Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman General Zhang Youxia called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Sunday. He told Gen.Bajwa: “China deeply appreciates the achievements of Pakistan Army in counter-terrorism…China values the efforts of Pakistan Army in fighting against all terrorist groups including East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM).”