Pakistan had problems as a result of PTI’s “appeasement” of TTP: Bilawal

The Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, according to Pakistan’s foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. The PTI-led administration “appeased” an illegal group, which created issues for Pakistan (TTP).

Bilawal reiterated that the present administration has abandoned PTI’s agenda in an interview with Al Jazeera, calling Khan’s plan “wrong.”

According to Bilawal, the government agreed to “not tolerate” terrorist organizations in Pakistan and lawbreakers during its National Security Meeting (NSC), which was attended by senior political and military authorities.

Following the TTP’s announcement that the truce with Pakistan will expire, there has been a substantial increase in terrorism attacks in Pakistan over the past few months, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

The Taliban leaders in neighboring Afghanistan share certain ideological similarities with the Pakistani Taliban, which is primarily made up of local combatants.

Afghanistan has always refuted Islamabad’s allegations that it is using its territory against Pakistan.

Without naming it, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also requested that the Kabul administration refrains from giving terrorist organizations safe refuge on its territory.

Even though women are not permitted to work for NGOs by the Afghan government, the foreign minister emphasized the importance of talking to the Taliban.

Engaging and convincing the Afghan government in matters pertaining to women’s rights or the war against terrorism. The wisest course of action, according to Bilawal, is to honor their promises to the international community.

PPP representative claimed that due to their shared border’s length and porousness, disengagement is not even an option for Pakistan.

That was said by the foreign minister. In response to the assault on Pakistan’s Head of Mission in Kabul, he hasn’t called Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani back home.

He had to return for some discussions and briefings. I’m hoping we’ll soon have the security we need to send him,” he said.

In 2022, terrorism

Data provided by (PICSS), a think tank with a base in Islamabad, support this. When compared to November 2022, the number of militant attacks climbed by 44% in December.

The extremists carried out 49 strikes in December, which resulted in 56 fatalities, including 32 children.

In December, the militants conducted 49 attacks, which led to the deaths of 56 people. 32 members of the security services and 17 civilians are included.

81 other persons were hurt in these attacks, including 50 civilians and 31 members of the security forces.

According to the research, December 2022 saw the most militant attacks in a single month.

The PICSS figures show a 28% increase in terror occurrences from 2021 to 2022. Additionally, it was the year with the most attacks in the preceding five.



PCB is considering employing Shoaib Akhtar as a bowling consultant.

  • PCB thinks of asking Akhtar for his advice.
  • Akhtar might be handed a significant national team role.
  • Najam Sethi and a former pacer will soon meet.

The News reported on Wednesday that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is debating hiring legendary fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar as the national team’s bowling consultant.

Following Shahid Afridi’s appointment to the PCB executive committee, the cricket board is considering contacting the right-arm bowler for his knowledge of the sport.

According to rumors, Akhtar may soon be assigned a crucial role for the national team.

According to sources, the former top pacer has already been approached and has expressed interest in helping to raise the level of play among the players.

Najam Sethi, the head of the PCB management committee, will soon meet with Akhtar in Lahore. The former pacer is most likely to receive a job offer from PCB during the meeting.

Sources claim that Akhtar had expressed interest in having a significant involvement in the board’s policy-making.

The bowler, popularly known as Rawalpindi Express, had raised his voice numerous times to urge the Pakistani side to improve after he retired from cricket.

The 47-year-old former right-arm bowler holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery in cricket history, clocking it at 161.3 kph.

Afridi was also chosen by the PCB Management Committee to serve as the temporary chair of the selection committee for the home series against New Zealand.

Sethi presided over the decision-making process after the government confirmed his appointment to lead the PCB.

Abdul Razzaq and Rao Iftikhar Anjum will also be on the panel, and Haroon Rashid, a member of the management committee, will serve as the convener.



The criticism of Prince Harry for “playing into Iran’s propaganda machine”

Prince Harry has come under fire after admitting to executing Taliban members and after Iran exploited his comments to justify hanging a British-Iranian citizen.

The United Kingdom criticized Iran for killing Alireza Akbari over the weekend, but Tehran shot back that London was “in no position to preach” about human rights.

One commander claimed that the Duke of Sussex had “rendered himself” a “tool for the Tehran government,” and another claimed that the father of two should bear responsibility for allowing Iran to exploit his remarks for a barbaric deed.

According to a tweet from Iran’s foreign ministry, “The British regime. Whose Royal Family member sees the killing of 25 innocent people as the removal of chess pieces and has no regrets over the issue, and those who turn a blind eye to a war crime, are in no position to preach to others on human rights.”



After the merger, PTI ‘offered’ CM Parvez Elahi the position of Punjab president.

  • Before making a decision, CM Elahi said he will talk with stakeholders.
  • Elahi: So yet, no decision had been made in this regard.
  • Says Khan was their benefactor and someone they will always remember.

LAHORE: According to a recent admission made by Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi, Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), offered him the position of party president in the province in exchange for the merger of the PML-Q with his organization.

The chief minister made a suggestion last week that the PTI and PML-Q might join. Khan presented the merger plan during a meeting last Friday.

At a ceremony in Lahore, CM Elahi addressed the media and made it plain that his party had to engage its supporters and employees before making any such move.

According to the chief minister, the PML-Q had 10 MPAs in Punjab and they had to first consult the residents of their respective constituencies.

When asked about the show-cause notice PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain served on him, CM Elahi responded Imran.

When asked about the show cause notice PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain sent to him, CM Elahi stated Imran Khan was their benefactor and someone they would never forget.

After Elahi discussed the potential for his party to join the PTI on January 16, the PML-Q suspended his basic party membership.


The notice, a copy of which was also given to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), stated, “Your [Elahi] party membership is suspended till the explanation.”

The statement went on to say that. Elahi’s statements violated all of the PML-rules Q’s and regulations, party discipline, voter base, and distinctive identity.

Speaking on the situation, CM Elahi claimed that people who had given him the show cause felt uneasy.

Additionally, sources claimed that the majority of PTI’s senior leaders were against the merger concept. Because they still think PTI can win the election on its own, they think this might badly weaken the party and only help the PML-Q.

Similarly to this, some top PTI cadre members think the party’s leader should rely on party veterans rather than pursuing a merger with the PML-Q. Whose leadership may ultimately profit from circumstances similar to those that occurred in the instance of Mian Azhar. Considering the cloud of potential disqualification that already hangs over him.

When contacted, senior party leader Shafqat Mehmood dispelled this misconception and claimed no one had objected to this matter.



Lanning, Litchfield give Australia a comfortable victory over Pakistan

BRISBANE Captain Meg Lanning and opener Phoebe Litchfield were the reason the Australian women’s team comfortably defeat Pakistan 8 wickets to none in their opening game of the three-match Day international series played at Allan Border Field on Monday.

After Litchfield lost her friend Beth Mooney early on, Lanning and Litchfield scored 137 in the second inning. Diana Baig, a cricketer for Pakistan, swept her clean. who was making her comeback after having a shoulder ailment prevent her from participating in the Ireland series in November of last year.

Pakistan could have made it more difficult in the eyes of Australia If Muneeba Ali did not resist an opportunity to catch at the point of speed bowler Fatima Sana, who was able to disarm Lanning who was playing at six at the point.

PAKISTAN batter Nida Dar hits a shot into the opposite side in the inaugural One-day International against Australia at the Allan Border Field on Monday.–courtesy PCB

There was no turning at the Australian skipper after that. The left-hander hit nine boundary boundaries as she played a 76-ball run for 67, before being caught by Omaima’s spin.

Litchfield On his own pushed Australia to victory by contributing the equivalent of 78 runs in 92 balls, with the aid of nine fours as well as six.

All-rounder Nida Dar’s half-century in the earlier innings, when Pakistan was struggling at 338, bolstered the team.

Nida and Captain Bismah Maroof partnered for 46 runs to start Pakistan’s comeback. Who got 28 off 46 runs, and then the team’s score was competitive because to Aliya Riaz’s (11) and Sidra Nawaz’s (14) contributions.

In the process, Nida played 88 deliveries to score 59 runs. Who amassed two wickets, which is nearly Darcie Brown’s total.

The second ODI will take place at the same location on Wednesday.

Summary scores

PAKISTAN 160-8 over 40 balls (Nida Dar 59, Bismah Maroof 28, Sidra Nawaz 14 not out Darcie Brown 2-21, Jessica Jonassen 2-23); AUSTRALIA 155-2 with 28.5 overs (Phoebe Litchfield 78 not out, Meg Lanning 67).


PM requests UAE to help facilitate discussions over India-held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Shehbaz Sharif, the premier of Pakistan, requested communication from Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India. On Monday, in real conversations to address immediate problems. Such as Kashmir, where his leadership of the United Arab Emirates might play a crucial role in bringing Pakistan and India to the bargaining table.

In an interview with Al Arabiya News, the prime minister. proclaimed, “My appeal to the Indian government. Its leadership, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made it feasible for us to eat together. And engage in sincere, honest dialogues to address our pressing challenges, including the strife in Kashmir.


PM requests UAE to help facilitate discussions over India-held Kashmir

India, according to the Prime Minister, has reclaimed any semblance of autonomy. Due to the removal of autonomy in August of this year.

Minorities in India are being targeted for persecution the minister said, adding that India must end this persecution in order to signal all over the globe that India is prepared for serious discussions.

In an interview, Shehbaz tells Modi ‘let us all sit at the table and engage in serious, honest talks’The world was reminded by Mr. Shehbaz to remember that India as well as Pakistan were neighbors, and were required to live alongside one another. “It is our responsibility to be peaceful and progress, or fight with each other and waste our time and resources.

. We’ve learned our lesson and are now ready to live peacefully if we are able to solve the root of our problems. We are determined to end the burden of poverty, increase prosperity and also provide health and education facilities and jobs to our people, and not squander our money on bombs or ammunition. That’s my message to convey to Prime Minister Modi,” he added.

He said, “We are nuclear powers, fully equipped, and if God forbid a war breaks out. Who will live to recount what happened?”

He claimed that Saudi Arabia was a friendly and open-minded country and had special friendships for centuries.


According to the PM, the UAE is a second home for millions of Pakistanis. He had a fruitful visit as the prime minister of the nation. He claimed that Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed was a beloved friend and a huge advocate for Pakistan and wished for his people in Pakistan to advance and prosper. Sheik Zayed Al Nahyan was also a very good friend to Pakistan in general and Pakistan was in his heart.

“Leadership in Pakistan and Gulf countries have resolved to collaborate in the fields of culture. And trade and promote Islam as a faith that fosters peace.” It is a religion that rejects any form of terrorist acts. We have joined forces to be strategic allies,” he added.

According to the prime minister, Saudi Arabia and brotherly Gulf nations would not have provided Pakistan with problems and challenges. It did without genuine and considerable aid from these trustworthy partners. The prime minister said that the Pakistani nation is resilient and strong and would take on the world by promoting investment and trade.


Lotte Chemical set to sell Pakistan unit for $156 million

Karachi: Lotte Chemical Corporation (LCC), a significant South Korean chemical manufacturer, is about to sell its subsidiary. It announced its location in Pakistan on Monday. The transfer of its whole shares to a local chemical company had been approved.
LCC wants to grow its advanced materials division and will use the sales earnings for this purpose. Both updating current items and working toward environmentally friendly chemical products. According to a Korean news outlet, these are used as plastic feedstock.

LCC has a stake of 75 percent in Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited (LOTCHEM). It is involved in the manufacturing of PTA which is extensively utilized to create polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles as well as other polymer products like resins, fibers, and films that are thin. The company is able to produce more than 500 000 tonnes of PTA every year from its facility situated in Port Qasim, Karachi.

Lotte Chemical said the purpose of selling shares was to optimize its portfolio of business. “The Board of Directors of the Lotte Chemical Corporation, South Korea (LCC Korea), the majority (75.01%) shareholder of LOTTE Chemical Pakistan Limited, has approved and authorized the sale of all of the company’s shares held by LCC Korea (i.e., 75.01%) for the purpose of the optimization of LCC Korea’s business portfolio,” an announcement sent to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) reads.

The finalization of the proposed divestment will depend on the acquisition of all relevant corporate and regulatory approvals as required, it added. Lucky Core Industries (LCI) which was which was previously ICI Pakistan Limited, will acquire the complete 75.01 percent stake in LOTCHEM.

“Lotte Chemical Corporation has given us confirmation. that their board of directors has authorized. The sale of about 75.01% of Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited’s issued and paid-up capital. Or around 1,135,860,105 of the company’s common shares, “LCI made a statement in a letter to PSX.

The acceptance of the purchase contract still needs to be granted before the deal can be finalized. In addition to other papers pertaining to the deal between the parties, it also requires getting all required permissions. Additionally, the study mentioned the company’s board of directors.

The sales earnings will be put to use by LCC to grow and strengthen its advanced materials business. It strives to develop chemical products that are sustainable as well as to improve current products. These, according to the Korean news agency, are utilized as plastic feedstock.

The disposal of the Pakistani unit signifies that LCC will no longer participate in PTA production. The company will shut down its local PTA manufacturing line at Ulsan 307 km to the southeast in 2020. Lotte’s scrip in the bourse was trading at Rs28.2 and was up Rs0.65 (or 2.36 percent, and had an average turnover of 2.59 million shares on Monday.

Novatex Limited had, however, expressed interest in buying LCC shares earlier. According to a bourse notification made this week, the transaction could not be completed.



For caretaker Punjab CM said three individuals have been selected Parvez Elahi:

The names of Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, Naseer Ahmad Khan, and Nasir Saeed Khosa have been chosen by the PTI and PMLQ, according to Punjab’s chief minister Parvez Elahi:


The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PMLQ) have selected three candidates, Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera, Naseer Ahmad Khan, and Nasir Saeed Khosa, for the role of caretaker chief minister in Punjab, according to Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, the chief minister of Punjab.


Following visiting PTI Chairman Imran Khan here, he spoke with the media. After discussion, he revealed that three names had been chosen, with Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera being the first on the list. 


He stated that the Punjab government would get these names and expressed the hope that a decision would be made on one of them.


In answer to a query, Parvez Elahi stated that talks on a potential merger between the PMLQ and the PTI were in progress. He said that Moonis Elahi wanted the PMLQ and PTI to combine.


Additionally present at the discussion with Imran Khan was MNA Chaudhry Hussein Elahi.


On Sunday, Parvez Elahi laid the cornerstone for Jamia Masjid Khatamun Nabiyeen and opened Pakistan’s first Khatamun Nabiyeen University.


He told the media that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) will lose badly in the polls, like Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). He said that now that President Arif Alvi would ask them to take the vote of confidence, they would be in a dangerous situation.


 “The PMLN is growing weaker every passing second, and we delivered it a tremendous surprise in the vote of confidence,” he stated.


Elahi predicted that Imran Khan would be unable to win the National Assembly’s support for a vote of confidence after suggesting a suitable solution for Shehbaz Sharif.


“Imran Khan is a good man, and he has the spirit to make his nation affluent,” the CM declared. The young people are supporting him and working for him. 


The chief minister declared that only general elections would be held once the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly was also dissolved the day after tomorrow.


The chief minister of Punjab said that [Interior Minister] Rana Sanaullah was deceiving the public into believing that concealed assistance was on the horizon. 


Along with a group of liars, he visited Nawaz Sharif, and the PMLN leader there called him out.


The CM claimed that the PMLN had suffered a terrible loss in the general election and that Nawaz Sharif would not return to Pakistan.


He claimed that in the past, Nawaz Sharif has requested that elections be held in the nation.


The Chief Minister of Punjab was asked if he would run under the bicycle or bat emblem in the upcoming election. He advised the inquirer to be “patient” while awaiting a response.


Following the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday, the PTI-led government has decided to dissolve the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly.


KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan was waiting for directions from PTI leader Imran Khan to present the assembly’s dissolution report to KP Governor Haji Ghulam Ali.


Following Article 112 of the Constitution, the province chief executive would transmit the summary to the governor on Tuesday. If Ali chose not to sign it, the legislative body would immediately dissolve within 48 hours, which is anticipated to happen on Thursday.


On Sunday, CM Mahmood tweeted, “God willing, the Tehreek-e-Insaf will once again form its government [in KP] with a two-thirds majority.”

The KP chief executive defended the PTI leader by saying that Imran Khan has sacrificed his administration for the nation’s benefit. He said, “Khan will soon be prime minister.”


Mahmood said that the Pakistani people have finally realized how crucial it was to eliminate the political mafia’s self-serving members.


He said, “We will finish the development path started under Imran Khan’s leadership.

The governor responded to the situation by telling a private TV station that, after getting the summary, he would adhere to the Constitution.


Kamran Bangash, the provincial government’s spokesman and higher education minister, told The News that the chief minister will brief the provincial governor on Tuesday to dissolve the KP Assembly.


There was also talk of a temporary chief minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and some former public officials were being considered for positions under the system.


The News was informed by reliable sources that Chief Minister Mahmood Khan still needs to bring up the caretaker arrangement with the appropriate parties.


Have Patience PML-Q-PTI merger Parvez Elahi:

Punjab CM’s confusing comment follows Imran Khan’s proposal to consolidate allied parties prior to provincial elections:


Lahore: Have Patience, PML-Q-PTI merger Parvez Elahi with new news, Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi has expressed his thoughts on a possible merger of the Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) and its ally Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tekreek-e-Insaf (PTI).


When a reporter asked a question during a talk to the media during the inauguration ceremony of the Khatam Ul Nabiyeen University in Lahore on Sunday, Elahi implied the possibility of a PTI/PML-Q merging could be possible.


“You will have to be a bit patient to learn the answer to this issue,” Elahi remarked about whether the province’s chief executive will compete in next year’s federal elections using PTI’s bat emblem or PML-tractor Q’s symbol.


The idea of a merger of two parties was discussed to journalists Imran Khan during a discussion with reporters at the Zaman Town residence in Lahore Friday. He appeared relaxed and confident following Parvez Elahi’s victory in the confidence vote.


In a press conference this Sunday, Elahi stated that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif must “fight for his life” to win the confidence vote…


Elahi told reporters that the Punjab governor must apologize to Opposition Leader Hamza Shahbaz for dismissing the Punjab Assembly.


“I don’t know if Hamza has returned to Pakistan yet or not, but he will meet Imran Khan tonight.”


Imran and Hamza have suggested three names as caretakers to today’s incoming chief minister of the day.


Elahi, Commenting on the trust vote he held at the Provincial Assembly, stated that the governor was a member of the PML-N and had instructed Elahi to vote of confidence.


“We surprised him by taking the vote of confidence and emerging victorious,” the departing CM stated. “Now, if President Arif Alvi asks Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to take the vote of confidence we want, the PML-N will have to fight tooth and nail.”


It should be noted that in the context of recent political turmoil within the nation, during an interview with a private television channel, Khan stated: “The PTI has passed the test. The next step is that Shehbaz Sharif will be thoroughly testified.”


Concerning the confidence vote given by Elahi, Khan said: “Our numbers were completed. Moonis Elahi worked hard at the end of the day to reach the numbers required by The PML-Q.”


In his speech to the media, the outgoing chief minister continued, “There would be such a division in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) that it will not be able to hold its position and collapse.”


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