Author: GovPak

Punjab Minister for Information Azma Bokhari strongly criticized the recent Supreme Court verdict regarding reserved seats, accusing it of introducing what she termed a “super” doctrine of necessity. Here’s a detailed summary of her remarks and the context surrounding the issue: Background of the Supreme Court Verdict The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), declaring the party eligible for reserved seats despite not having sought them initially. This decision overturned the Peshawar High Court’s affirmation of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) ruling from December 2023. Azma Bokhari’s Criticism In a press conference in Lahore, Azma…

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US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome held discussions with federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi to explore mutual interests and bolster cooperation in anti-terrorism, narcotics control, and security efforts. The meeting between US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome and federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi focused on enhancing cooperation between the two countries in several key areas. Strengthening Collaboration Against Terrorism and Drugs Both Ambassador Blome and Minister Naqvi agreed on the necessity of increasing collaboration to combat terrorism and drug trafficking. Minister Naqvi underscored the importance of US assistance in bolstering the capabilities of Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies to tackle these…

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Government’s Strategic Decision Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif announced on Tuesday that the government intends to convene an All-Parties Conference (APC) to discuss the operational plan known as “Azm-e-Istekham.” The objective is to combat terrorism effectively and ensure lasting peace and prosperity across Pakistan. Call for Opposition Participation Asif emphasized the importance of comprehensive dialogue with opposition parties. He urged them to engage in meaningful discussions with the government to address critical national issues, particularly terrorism. Progress in Counterterrorism Efforts Highlighting ongoing intelligence-based operations, Asif acknowledged the sacrifices of the armed forces in safeguarding the nation. He expressed confidence in…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has intensified his demands as discussions between Tel Aviv and Hamas continue over a new ceasefire and hostage exchange in Gaza. These heightened demands, reported by Israeli media and Anadolu Agency, have added complexity to the already delicate negotiations. Stringent Conditions for Ceasefire and Hostage Exchange Netanyahu has set stringent conditions for any agreement on a ceasefire and hostage exchange. According to Israel’s Walla website, the prime minister’s proposals include maintaining Israeli control over Gaza’s Egyptian border, known as the Philadelphi Corridor. Additionally, he asserted that Israeli forces should oversee the remaining part of the…

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Background and Court Decision The Supreme Court of Pakistan overturned the Peshawar High Court’s decision and ruled in favor of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) regarding eligibility for reserved seats. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah announced an 8-5 majority verdict, overturning the PHC’s previous ruling. The court specifically nullified the PHC’s decision that upheld the Election Commission of Pakistan’s denial of reserved seats to PTI-backed Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC). Justices in Favor of Verdict The verdict was supported by Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Shahid Waheed, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, Justice Ayesha Malik, Justice Syed Hassan Rizvi, and Justice…

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Apple has yet to officially disclose details about its upcoming iPhone 16 series, but recent rumors suggest significant design upgrades may be on the horizon. Potential Design Changes in iPhone 16 Series Leaked images indicate that Apple might introduce substantial design changes in the iPhone 16 Pro Max and iPhone 16 Pro models, marking the first design overhaul in four years. Speculations suggest: Release Date and Pricing Expectations While Apple has not confirmed a release date, industry insiders anticipate the iPhone 16 series to debut in early September, aligning with Apple’s typical launch timeline for new iPhones. Details regarding pricing…

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Meta announced on Friday that it would remove restrictions from Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, which were imposed following the violent incursion by his supporters at the US Capitol in 2021. Meta announced that it is lifting additional restrictions placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. These measures were initially imposed after Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in January 2021, and he was found to have praised those involved in the violence on social media. Initially, Trump’s accounts were suspended indefinitely in response to the Capitol attack. They were reinstated in February 2023, but with a condition…

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A delegation from British International Investment (BII) recently met with Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Senator Muhammad Aurangzeb, at the Finance Division. The meeting, held on Friday, aimed to discuss opportunities for investment and economic collaboration. Participants and Overview The meeting was attended by prominent figures from BII, including CEO Nick O’Donohoe, Chairperson Ms. Diana Layfield, and several other key officials from the organization. The Finance Division officials were also present to engage in discussions. Pakistan’s Economic Progress Minister Aurangzeb provided an overview of Pakistan’s economic landscape, highlighting positive indicators such as: He also mentioned the successful completion…

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India reached the final after defeating Australia in the semi-final. Pakistan secured their spot by beating the West Indies. The final match between Pakistan and India will begin at 8:30 PM PST. Cricket fans, get ready for an exciting showdown! Pakistan and India are set to battle it out in the World Championship of Legends (WCL) 2024 final after a thrilling tournament filled with uninterrupted cricket action and memorable moments from veteran players. India secured their spot in the final by defeating Australia by a commanding 86 runs in the semi-final held at County Ground, Northampton. Their strong performance with…

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Lahore witnessed its heaviest rainfall in 30 years on Friday, creating significant challenges for the city’s infrastructure and residents. Muhammad Ghafran, the Managing Director of the Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) Lahore, detailed the extent of the downpour and the efforts being made to manage its impact. Record Rainfall in Lahore Ghafran highlighted that the heaviest rainfall was recorded in Tajpura, which saw 315 mm of rain. This surpassed the previous record of 291 mm at Lakshmi Chowk last year. The rainfall in various parts of Lahore varied, with significant amounts reported across multiple locations: Drainage Efforts by WASA In…

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