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- Refugee camp-born Louisville vocalist wins Nepal’s The Voice.
- Afghanistan Activist Engaging Taliban
- Alex Ratnasothy: Sister’s plea for brother’s 20-year-old disappearance in Nepal
- FM Bilawal says that Afghanistan must fight against militant groups or terrorism may spread beyond Pakistan
- Kusal Malla takes Nepal’s fourth wicket against Scotland.
- Saskatoon teen fleeing Afghanistan becomes $100K scholarship finalist
- Nepal-India trade, power transmission accord is “milestone”
- House Republicans investigate Biden’s Afghanistan pullout
Author: Aytan Gul
Capping off a remarkable journey that began with his birth in a refugee camp in Nepal, a man from Louisville, Kentucky, recently emerged as champion of the Nepali version of the singing competition The Voice. Karan Rai’s dramatic rise as the south Asian nation’s latest singing sensation was chronicled Friday in the Louisville Eccentric Observer alternative weekly newspaper, which declared his story “a classic humble-beginnings epic”. According to the alt-weekly, nicknamed Leo, Rai was born in 1994 in the Pathri Morang refugee camp in eastern Nepal. It was one of two camps remaining for people fleeing ethnic cleansing of people…
PESHAWAR, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 20th Feb, 2023 ) :Newly appointed District Police Officer Karam Mohammad Imran on Monday directed the police department to strengthen the relationship with the public to increase their trust and eradicate crime from society. The DPO issued these instructions soon after assuming charge of his post and in an introductory meeting with DSP HQ, Circle DSPs, SHOs and other responsible police officers at his office in Parachinar. He said no leniency should be shown to criminals and drug peddlers and directed strict action against them. He instructed all the police officers…
Five members of the TTP, including three killed during crossfire, have been nominated in case The Karachi police have registered a case against Karachi Police Office (KPO) attack at the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) which occurred on Friday evening. A first information report (FIR) has been registered under the complaint of Saddar Station House Officer (SHO) Khalid Hussain. The case has been registered under murder and attempted murders sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and multiple sections of the Anti-terrorism Act at the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police station. According to the FIR, a group of terrorists attacked the…
ISLAMABAD: The legal team of PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday wrote a letter to Islamabad police to remove terrorism charges against him in the First Information Report (FIR) registered against him and others over a protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after the latter disqualified him in the Toshakhana case. The Sangjani police has registered the FIR. The letter stated: “The alleged crime was neither terrorism nor the applicant and others were found to be members of any prescribed organisation.” It said Mr Khan and others did not commit an act which would fall within the ambit…
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Saturday cancelled two cases related to alleged online defamatory campaign against former army chief retired General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and others high-profile personalities and institutions over faulty investigation by the Federal Investigation Agency. Last year, the agency had booked Mohammad Kashif Khan Durrani and Mohammad Asif Ali Qureshi, both said to be supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, over allegedly ‘violating dignity of natural person’ and ‘promoting mutiny’ by running campaigns against Gen Bajwa, PM Sharif, Interior Minister Sanaullah and other politicians and institutions on social media. Both…
For breaching citizens, Nepal’s top court dismisses deputy PM. After Supreme Court ruling, Nepal Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane resigns
Nepal Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane. | Photo Credit: Reuters The Supreme Court of Nepal on January 27, 2023 delivered a stunning setback to the new government in Kathmandu and declared that the Home Minister of Nepal Rabi Lamichhane is not a Nepalese citizen. Following the verdict from a constitutional bench of the Court on Friday Mr. Lamichhane — whose Rashtriya Swatantra Party emerged as the kingmaker in the November 2022 election — is expected to lose the seat in the Parliament. “Mr. Lamichhaney will have to resign from the post of the Home Minister as well as the post of Deputy Prime Minister.…
Interview: Pakistani president believes China-Pakistan cooperation essential for regional peace, prosperity
Pakistani President Arif Alvi (1st R) speaks during an interview with Chinese media in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, Jan. 10, 2023. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal) ISLAMABAD, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — Enhanced cooperation between Pakistan and China under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is crucial for regional peace, development and prosperity, Pakistani President Arif Alvi has said. The bilateral relationship is “a very different kind of relationship based on mutual trust and win-win cooperation rather than vested interest,” he said here during a recent interview with Chinese media. Pakistan and China enjoy a unique, close and mutually beneficial relationship, which is built…
Normality cannot be achieved without Pakistan itself becoming a normal country, and Washington shifting its focus of interest to the people, from the ruling elite. Pakistan-US relations are on the mend. How far they will go and where they are headed is not yet clear, but the keenness to move forward is evident on both ends. However, one roadblock could possibly limit large-scale progress: anti-Americanism. The fact is, in today’s world, no state relationship is sustainable without public support. A deep dive on anti-Americanism will, therefore, help Pakistan understand the facts of the relationship to avoid failed expectations and unfair…
Pakistan’s health minister has said his country just does not have the resources to deal with another outbreak of Covid-19.
Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said on Thursday that owing to a surge in Covid-19 cases in China due to a new sub-variant, they had requested the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) to test all passengers coming from China at airports across the country and to quarantine those who tested positive for the viral infection. “The new sub-variant of Covid-19 has spread in China and responsible for the surge in the cases. This variant has not yet reported in Pakistan, so we need to take precautionary measures to deal with it. We have written a letter to the…
Source: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2349574/govt-moves-south-punjab-summary LAHORE: With political lobbying taking a centre stage across the country, electables belonging to south Punjab are also weighing options to make a “right political move” after they received “signals from powerful quarters”. These electables play an important role in the electoral politics of south Punjab, as unlike other parts of the province, major political parties, PML-N, PPP or PTI, are not dominant in comparison with independent politicians. Earlier, there were speculations that these politicians were mulling options to make a new political party to bag a maximum number of slots in the upcoming general elections. However, its…