Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar came out in support of Pakistan PM Imran Khan , who addressed India over the Pulwama terror attack that took place on Thursday. Ali Zafar has been a part of several Bollywood films like 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan', 'Dear Zindagi', 'Chashme Baddoor', 'Tere Bin Laden', 'Total Siyapaa', and 'Kill Dil'. Taking to Twitter he wrote, “What a speech! @ImranKhanPTI” post which he tweeted another message which read as "Listen with an open heart and mind devoid of ego, bias or hatred. If can’t, listen again after a few days in a moment of peace.#love #peace # #humanity #togetherness above all. PM Imran Khan Address To The Nation" In the six-minute long speech addressed by Pakistan PM Imran Khan, he said, "You (India) have blamed the Pakistan government without any evidence...If you have any evidence, we will act. We have fought a war against terrorism for 15 years, 70,000 Pakistanis have lost their lives, terrorism is receding, peace and … [Read more...] about Pulwama terror attack: Indians slam actor-singer Ali Zafar for supporting Pakistan PM Imran Khan
By Imad Zafar Published: February 1, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email The media in Pakistan has never been free, and it has always paid the price for whatever freedom it enjoys. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) government in the centre recently approved the formation of a new regulatory body, known as the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). From now, all media, including print, electronic and social, will be simultaneously regulated by this newly established body. Organisations such as the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have already disapproved of the formation of the PMRA and have cautioned against it, terming it an attack on the freedom of press and expression. The PFUJ categorically rejected the PMRA and termed it equivalent to the Press and Publication Ordinance (PPO), the draconian law introduced by Ayub Khan in 1962 to curb the media. … [Read more...] about Imran Khan or Ayub Khan: Is PMRA the new tool to curb freedom of press and control media?
By Adam Garrie Published: January 23, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email US Senator meets Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Islamabad. PHOTO: PM OFFICE United States(US) Senator Lindsey Graham has always taken a keen interest in foreign affairs. That being said, he’s rarely came across a war he did not vote in favour of, as he also supported the US war in Afghanistan. However, on a recent visit to Islamabad, he left stating that Imran Khan – a man who long before becoming Pakistan’s prime minister had repeatedly criticised America’s role in the region – was right all along. Speaking before journalists, Graham said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised over the decades… for talking about reconciling with the Taliban – he was right! One thing I would say is that the war in Afghanistan will end through reconciliation. With Prime Minister Imran Khan, we have a unique opportunity to change … [Read more...] about From “Pakistan needs to do more” to “Imran Khan was right”
By Imad Zafar Published: January 16, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email It is apparent from his tweet that the PTI government is panicking because the opposition is giving them a thoroughly tough time in the NA. PHOTO: PTI Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have been on the receiving end of disapproval since they assumed power in the centre. The inappropriate behaviour and foul language of the federal and provincial ministers and their inability to accept criticism has landed the PTI government into many controversies. Even Prime Minister Imran Khan has still not been able to move on from the ‘opposition mindset’, and every now and then has passed statements that have actually ended up embarrassing his own office and cabinet. Another such statement came to the limelight through the prime minister’s recent tweet. On Monday, the opposition walked out of the National Assembly (NA) after Shehbaz Sharif questioned the bidding process of Mohmand Dam fund and called … [Read more...] about Imran Khan has attended 6 out of 34 NA sessions, yet blames opposition for wasting taxpayers’ money
By Andrew Korybko Published: January 14, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Pakistani and Arab media are celebrating Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s hugely successful visit to Pakistan. PHOTO: TWITTER/ PTI OFFICIAL The hugely successful visit of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (MBZ) to Pakistan a week ago represents one of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s greatest foreign policy accomplishments yet, because it proved that his country’s ‘balancing’ act between regional powers is capable of turning latent rivals into trusted partners. The Emirati breakthrough The Pakistani and Arab media are celebrating MBZ’s hugely successful visit to Pakistan and lauding the $6.2 billion support package he provided to the South Asian state. The personal camaraderie between the Emirati leader and the Pakistani prime minister was on full display for the whole world to see, proving that whatever … [Read more...] about The crown prince’s visit is one of Imran Khan’s greatest accomplishments yet