Muharram 15 Military and civilian leadership of the country are working together: Learning The Art Of Sharing Power Imran Khan Those who talk of Islam today - either through their beards - or through their ideology - remain fixed where they were in the past. The only change that has occurred is that they are now regarded as 'America's foes' not 'friends'. Islam is the new Evil that has replaced the old Evil - i.e Communism. It is a subject that demands and necessitates a detailed analysis. Here my subject is 'the hope', that Pakistan may well be heading towards some 'light'! Proverbially it is the light at the end of the tunnel. If President Pervez Musharraf does take off his four-star uniform, and content himself, as 'Constitutional President of the Country', with the custodianship of the Crescent of our flag - and subsequently lifts the State of Emergency that has brought so much bad name to him and Pakistan - and allows all of the political parties, including Nawaz Sharif's Muslim League, a level playfield in the scheduled elections - there is every chance of the political horizon of Pakistan getting 'lit up' with renewed hopes and longings. It is unlikely that any political party will emerge as a decisive victor in any fair elections. All indicators point to the emergence of a divided mandate. But let this 'prospect' not be considered a bad omen. Perhaps, our political leadership can be reformed only by making them learn the art of sharing power. The clock of our destiny may well be in the mode to strike the hour of new hopes for the nation. The pendulum has been oscillating back and forth since several weeks. It may be observed here that the pendulum doesn't move 'back and forth' but 'right and left'. But it depends upon the position of the viewpoint. If you watch the pendulum from the front, it certainly is seen to be moving from 'right to left' and 'left to right'. But position yourself towards the left or to the right, the pendulum is likely to be seen moving back and forth. Politically speaking, General Pervez Musharraf and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto are seen to be positioning themselves towards enlightenment and moderation - the two terms that seem to be defining the 'left' of today's political equation. In the past the 'left' was identified with egalitarianism and socialism. Meaning thereby the supremacy of 'the collective good' over 'the individual rights' But 'the present' emphatically belongs to Privatization and Stock Market, and the collective welfare of the society has been forced to take the back seat. The 'left' of today comprises of the groups, organisations and concepts that are financed by American money in the name of 'liberal' values and 'civil' rights. - Premier warns the world of serious implications if Pakistan, India were to break out in conflict over Kashmir - Says Pakistan's economic future is linked to China ISLAMABAD, September 3: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the country's economic future is now linked to China and the bilateral relations between Islamabad and Beijing are 'better than ever before'. In an interview with Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, the premier said China's growth rate is faster than any other country in the world, and Pakistan can benefit from the manner in which China has developed and has lifted its people out of poverty. The interview, revolving around the theme of the incumbent government completing its two years in power, touched on topics related to international and national developments and Pakistan's stance on the PM Imran Khan chairing a meeting in Islamabad on "Karachi Transformation Plan". Continued on page 7 Pakistan Stock Exchange declared the 'best performing market' in Asia Chinese President reschedules Pakistan visit due to pandemic: Ambassador Officer among three soldiers martyred in NW landmine blast: ISPR RAWALPINDI, September 3: Chi-nese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that keeping in view the prevailing coronavirus situation, Chinese President Xi Jinping has rescheduled his visit to Pakistan. Talking to journalists on Thursday, the Chinese LAHORE, September 3: Pakistan Stock Market has been declared the 'Best Performing Market' for its 'Best Performance' in Asia. Pakistan's stock market has performed the best in Asia, according to a recent survey of the world's stock markets by Market Currents Wealth Net, a U.S-based research firm on the performance of international financial institutions. The stock market saw a turnover of more than 38%. in Asia, the Chinese stock market also performed well, with a 27% increase. Following the U.S agency's review report, the stock exchange announced on its official Twitter account that the country's stock market has been named the best performing market in Asia by 2020 and the fourth best performing market in the world. The reason for the best performance of the Pakistan stock market in Asia has been attributed to the increase in its index and the high return on investment in the stock market.-TLTP RAWALPINDI, September 3: Three soldiers of Pakistan Army, including an officer, were martyred and four personnel got injured as a patrolling vehicle hit a localmade landmine in North Waziristan on Thursday. Continued on page 7 Continued on page 7 Intra-Afghan talks critical move to peace and stability in Afghanistan: China RehbarCommittee discusses strategy to strengthen bond between opposition parties Chunying said during her regular briefing while commenting on intra-Afghan dialogue likely to be held in Doha, Qatar. “We support Afghan-led and Afghan-owned talks and hope that all parties will put country and people first and work towards same goal and through dialogue and consolations find a solution for lasting peace and stability,” she added. The spokesperson said that it was also international society’s country. “Intra-Afghan talks is a critical move to peace and stability in Afghanistan. As the largest neighbor and sincere friend of the country, we will be watching this development closely,” Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Hua BEIJING, September 3: China on Thursday said that the forthcoming intra-Afghan talks was a critical move to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan and vowed it would be watching the development in this regard as neighbor and friend of the ISLAMABAD, September 3: The Rehbar Committee, presided over by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Akram Durani, has met today (Thursday) in Islamabad to discuss strategy to further strengthen the ties between the opposition parties. Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing and Chinese Agriculture Commissioner called on Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad. UN calls for probe into rights violations in Occupied Kashmir Karachi oil terminal fire leaves two dead, interrupts petrol supply across Pakistan Continuedonpage7 NAB unearths unaccounted transactions to Ex-PM Abbasi’s account Continuedonpage7 SRINAGAR, September 3: The UN has again called on India to probe alleged cases of forced disappearance and mass graves in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In a letter this week addressed to the Indian government, at least nine UN rapporteurs also asked New Delhi to reconsider the closure of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) in the disputed region. “We urge [India]…and local authorities in IIOJK to undertake prompt, thorough and impartial investigations into all alleged enforced disappearances…and take measures to identify the remains in each of the thousands of unmarked graves,” said the letter, which was posted to the government on July 1 but only made public two months later. According to Kashmirbased Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons or APDP -- that looks after the families of forcibly disappeared people -- there are at least 8,000 Kashmiris allegedly disappeared by Indian forces. "These disappearances KARACHI, September 3: A massive fire that erupted Pakistan, before security Thursday at an oil terminal personnel controlled the at Karachi's Keamari locality inferno. left at least two people Police said the bodies of dead and interrupted petroleum supply across two ISLAMABAD, September 3: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a supplementary reference against former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the LNG scam, making startling revelations about transfer of funds to his account from a Continuedonpage7 Modi's Islamophobic designs pose threat to global peace: Syed Shibli Faraz Continued on page 7 Third consular access offer to Kulbhushan Jadhav still valid: Foreign Office Targeted subsidy on floorto benefit25mln needy:Aleem Khan Continued on page 7 ISLAMABAD, September 3: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that Modi s Islamophobic designs are threat for global peace. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad on Thursday, he said Modi s authoritarian attitude has not only put the life of millions of Indian Non-bailable arrest warrantagainst Nawaz issued in plot allotmentcase LAHORE, September 3: Senior & Food Minister Punjab, Abdul Aleem Khan has said that the provincial government will bring down the prices of flour significantly through targeted subsidy. The provincial minister said this while chairing a high-level departmental Continued on page 7 media briefing has said that Pakistan is aware of its responsibilities, the FATF issue should be resolved on technical rather than political grounds. Talking about the situation in Occupied Kashmir, he said that Indian forces used force on ISLAMABAD, September 3: The Foreign Office has said that the offer of third consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav is still valid. India should move forward and cooperate with the courts of Pakistan. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry during his weekly Lasting solution forAfghan issues possible only through comprehensive dialogue: LAHORE, September 3: An accountability court on Thursday has issued nonbailable arrest warrants against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Foreign Minister -Says peace and stability in the region depends on peace in Afghanistan Continued on page 7 Continuedonpage7 Continued on page 7 ISLAMABAD, September 3: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday told his Afghan counterpart, Mohammad Haneef Atmar, that Pakistan has maintained from the outset that a lasting solution to Afghan issues was only possible through comprehensive dialogue between all stakeholders. During a telephonic conversation with Afghanistan’s acting COMMENT while it has no objection over their financial help to religious institutions in Pakistan in the field .of education but it will be incumbent on them that whatever financial support they provide to them should be given through the channel of Pakistan government along with details where this money is supposed to be spent so that it could not fall into the hands of those whose aim is to spread hate and injure the religious sentiments of Muslims. literature against each other as well spitting venom through word of mouth. It is in the evidence that these two countries have been bankrolling the Muslims belonging to their respective sects in Pakistan Unless the rulers of these two countries stay their hand and stop supporting financially their alter ego in Pakistan, there will always be a threat of violence and disturbance in this country every year during the month of Muharram in particular It is about time that Islamabad should tell both Tehran and Riyad in unambiguous words that The tragedy is that Riyadh and Tehran don't like each other. Poison of one is meat of other. Enmity between Persian speaking Iran and Saudi Arabia dates back to the pre-Islamic period. Unfortunately, after the death of holy Prophet (PBUH) these two countries have been following two different sects which are at variance with each other in some respects. The clergy of these two countries has been instrumental to a great extent in widening the wedge between the Shia and Sunni Muslims by publishing hate Continuedonpage7 To keep a balance in one's relationship with Saudi Arabia and Iran amounts to a very difficult tight rope walking. On the one hand is located our neighbour Iran while, on the other, Saudi Arabia.Both have been helping hand for us in times of our economic crisis. We simply cannot afford to ignore or annoy any one of them Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz addressing the Seminar: India, Epicentre of Islamophobia in Islamabad on Thursday.
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