Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

The Ouster Of Imran Khan: How Much Involvement Did the US Have in Pakistan’s Coup?

Following weeks of high drama and controversy that have racked the nation, Imran Khan has been removed from office. The Pakistani prime minister suffered a vote of no confidence and a loss in the supreme court, ending his rule after less than four years. Coalition partners abandoned him, leaving his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in […]

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan ousted in no-confidence vote

Pakistan’s political opposition toppled Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote in Parliament early Sunday after several political allies and a key party in his ruling coalition deserted him. The opposition, which spans the political spectrum from leftists to religious radicals, will form a new government. The head of one of the largest parties, […]

Pakistan is Entering Another Phase of Turbulence

News agencies report about the attempt to dismiss the Lower House of the Parliament of Pakistan, undertaken on April 3 by Prime Minister Imran Khan – an evidence of reaching a qualitatively new level of (another) aggravation of the situation in the country, which has been escalating over the past few weeks. This happened despite […]

Is the US Planning to Assassinate Pakistan’s Imran Khan?

According to a report by Pakistan’s Dawn.com, Pakistan’s Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has reported on an attempted anti-government conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Imran Khan. A little earlier, one of the leaders of Pakistan’s ruling Justice Movement, Faisal Wawda, had also reported on ARY News’ “Off the Record” program that a plot was being […]

Christian in Pakistan Arrested, Tortured on Blasphemy Charges

Fansan Shahid was arrested in Lahore, Pakistan on false blasphemy charges on March 16, 2022. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Pakistan beat and arrested a Christian on Tuesday (March 16) for allegedly making blasphemous comments on social media and later tortured him into confessing guilt, sources… Source

Gunmen Target Clergymen in Pakistan: One Murdered, Another Injured

Memorial Service Held at Site of 2013 Massacre 01/31/2022 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Gunmen targeted three priests traveling home from church in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on January 30, killing one and injuring the other. Father William Siraj (75 years) died instantly from multiple gunshot wounds, while Father Naeem Patrick was treated for a […]

Christian’s Prison Term Changed to Death Sentence in Pakistan

Zafar Bhatti. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A judge changed a Christian’s life prison term under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws into the death sentence last week, while the Pakistan Supreme Court granted historic bail to another Christian held on similar charges, sources said. Zafar Bhatti, 56, who has languished in jail since 2012 […]

Pakistan-Turkey train arrives in Istanbul, first in a decade

The first train carrying goods from Pakistan to Turkey arrived in Istanbul yesterday, completing the first such journey in a decade. The Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI) cargo train – made up of eight wagons with a capacity of 22 tonnes – started its journey from Islamabad on 21 December and travelled 5,981 kilometres. It is hoped the […]

360 tonnes of Saudi aid arrives in Afghanistan from Pakistan

A total of 16 trucks carrying 360 tonnes of food and shelter arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday travelling over the border from Pakistan. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the aid was delivered by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), adding that the shipment included “11,000 bags of flour, […]

British Colonialism and How India and Pakistan Lost Freedom

Irony of Historic National Freedom and Unspoken Tyranny of Imperialism Do nations and civilizations grow out of the moral mire of military conquests, killings of innocent people, political cruelty and subjugation by imperialism? For more than 800 years, India as a Moghul Empire was an economically well integrated and politically viable entity and west European […]

Iran FM meets with Pakistan army chief

Iran FM meets with Pakistan army chief – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian met on Sunday with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa as he continued his meetings with Pakistani officials on the sidelines of the OIC conference. Amir Abdollahian visited Islamabad to attend the 17th emergency meeting […]

Iran, Saudi Arabia FMs hold brief meeting in Pakistan

TEHRAN – The foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia held a brief meeting in Islamabad on Sunday on the sidelines of a regional summit on Afghanistan, the spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry said.  Speaking during a presser on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh said, “The foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia had a brief meeting […]

Iran, Pakistan examine strengthening border, maritime cooperation

TEHRAN — In a virtual meeting, Iran’s Border Guard Commander and the director-general of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency have reviewed the latest developments related to bilateral cooperation in maritime and border management as well as conducting operations and patrols, IRNA reported on Friday. The virtual meeting was held in the presence of the delegations […]

The killing of Fish Worker by Pakistan’s maritime security agency condemned

Condemn the firing on fishworkers by Pakistan’s maritime security agency that resulted in the death of Shridhar Ramesh Chamre –Put an end to the violence inflicted on fishworkers by armed forces On Saturday, the 6th November 2021, around 4 pm off the coast of Gujarat, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) troops converged on two Indian […]

COP26: By 2100, Bangladesh may drown, Pakistan likely to face severe water shortage, fear experts

Alok Sharma, the President of COP26, the mega make or break climate negotiation event currently underway in Glasgow, in a speech given at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on October 12 warned “Paris promised, Glasgow must deliver.” He ends his opening speech to COP26 on October 31 on a hopeful note saying, “We can launch a […]

Afghanistan, Taliban, Women and Pakistan

The situation in Afghanistan is yet to calm down. Women are facing hard time and threats. The Taliban are also wearing down with problems of governance. Internal Divisions, Even Resentment A Christian Science Monitor report, ‘Why did we fight?’ Challenge of governing is wearing down Taliban, by Scott Peterson on October 21, 2021 said: “The […]

Wendy Sherman Visits Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan

The activity in the foreign policy arena of the first US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is impressive. Since her return to the diplomatic service in mid-April of this year, the 71 year old woman has made three extensive tours abroad, during which she has visited more than a dozen countries. They are all […]

Two Christians in Pakistan Gunned Down by Muslims Shouting Anti-Christian Slogans

Survivors Call for Culprits to Be Brought to Justice 10/12/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that two Christians in Pakistan were gunned down by a mob of Muslims following a property dispute that turned religious. Local human rights defenders claim that the deadly attack was the result of […]

Pakistan Does Global PR for Afghanistan’s Taliban

Religious Minorities Remain Vulnerable to Taliban’s Brutal Rule 10/06/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the government of Pakistan has launched a global effort to raise support for the current Taliban government of Afghanistan. Senior level officials in Pakistan are engaging in this effort through speeches, op-eds, and […]

Pakistan Refuses to Accept Refugees from Afghanistan

Afghan Christians Face an Increasingly Complex and Dangerous Situation 09/21/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Pakistan is refusing to accept any new refugees fleeing Afghanistan following the country’s fall to the Taliban. For Afghanistan’s secretive and persecuted Christian community, Pakistan’s refusal to accept refugees complicates an already […]

New Zealand Abandon Pakistan Tour After Security Alert

ISLAMABAD—New Zealand abruptly abandoned their tour of Pakistan on Friday citing a security alert in a massive blow to the South Asian country’s hopes of staging regular international cricket. The tour was due to get underway with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi on Friday but New Zealand did not travel to the stadium. […]

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Calls For ‘Time’ and ‘Aid’ for Hardline Government in Afghanistan

Afghan Minorities Struggle in the Wake of Looming Humanitarian Disaster 09/17/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, called on the international community to give time to the newly formed government of Afghanistan in terms of human rights. He also made appeals for humanitarian aid […]

India and Pakistan in the Afghan Problem

The Afghan problem keeps on bleeding. And it seems that this is not a figure of speech, bearing in mind the conflicting reports of events in the Panjshir Gorge, which could provoke a resurgence of civil strife across the country. This, along with the lack of an effective management mechanism, makes the prospect of a […]

Muslim Gunmen in Pakistan Wound at least Four Christians

Asif Masih was shot when Muslim gunmen attacked Lahore, Pakistan’s Sherakot area on Sept. 6, 2021. (Morning Star News) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Muslims in an area of Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Sept. 6) fired high-powered weapons at the homes of Christians, wounding a pregnant woman and at least three other people, sources said. […]

Women march in Kabul against Pakistan and demanding freedom

At least three rallies were held across Kabul in a show of resistance that would have been unthinkable during the Taliban’s last stint in power — when people were publicly executed and thieves had their hands chopped off. The protesters gathered outside the Pakistan Embassy to denounce what the demonstrators allege is Pakistan’s interference in […]

Terrorist Attacks Continue in Pakistan

It looks like it may become a bad tradition to use the opening phrase “No sooner had the New Eastern Outlook…” in an article on the situation in Pakistan, which is prompted by yet another terrorist attack on Pakistani territory. These attacks have increased sharply recently, which fits in with the general pattern of increasing turbulence […]

US Huawei Claims Regarding Pakistan: A Perfect Propaganda Storm

The Western media has been reporting on a US-based software maker, Business Efficiency Solutions (BES), and its allegations that Huawei not only “stole” its technology, but also built in “back doors” into a law-enforcement project built in Pakistan.  It’s a three-for-one allegation, cementing further an ongoing and so far evidence-free narrative pushed by the US […]

Christian Woman in Pakistan Accused of Blasphemy for Simply Receiving a Text

Family Forced into Hiding Due to Threats from Extremists 08/10/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian woman in Pakistan has been arrested for allegedly violating the country’s notorious blasphemy laws after she received a text message on WhatsApp. Following the arrest, the Christian woman’s family fled […]

Korybko’s response to Pantucci: Pakistan’s multi-alignment policy is promising

By Andrew Korybko Source According to Raffaello Pantucci, Pakistan is losing its regional security significance as it cannot maintain a balance between the great powers. However, Andrew Korybko negates Mr. Pantucci’s claims and states that Pakistan is actively balancing between China, Russia, and the US and has a strong multi-alignment policy. Raffaello Pantucci, a senior […]

Pakistan’s geo-economics is working well

Nine Chinese citizens were killed after a bus carrying them plunged into a ravine following an explosion in Pakistan’s far north Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, July 14, 2021… When the whole world is lamenting that the US is quitting Afghanistan in ignominy, the Biden Administration is snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. What an audacity of […]

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