The challenge ahead (Dawn Editorial April 23, 2021)
PRESIDENT Joe Biden has announced that all US troops will be unconditionally
withdrawn from Afghanistan by Sept 11. He has also stated that the US will
continue to support the Afghan National Defence Security Forces (ANDSF),
provide the already pledged financial support that the Afghan government
will need and continue to urge all Afghan parties to agree to an
Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process
Parties: PPP not to invite PDM parties to Bhutto death anniversary event .
If the PPP does not invite other PDM parties to the event, it
will be the first such occasion since formation of the 10-party alliance
during a multi-party conference (MPC) in Islamabad on Sept 20 last year.
UK Integrated Review.
agency Reuters has noted Johnson’s office as stating that the Indo-Pacific
“tilt” is part of a new Integrated Review of defense and strategic policy,
and that the U.K.’s focus on the region is in recognition of the growing
geopolitical importance of the region.
thru banking channels jump. Inflows of
foreign exchange through banking channels remained high in September which
may increase the remittances up to $2 billion, said bankers and money
Brazilian state to
test Russia's vaccine, eyes buying 50 million doses. The Brazilian state
of Bahia has signed an agreement to conduct Phase III clinical trials of
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 and plans to buy 50 million
doses to market in Brazil, officials have said.
Pakistani bid to
form group of OIC envoys at UN foiled.
The United Arab Emirates and the
Maldives together thwarted a Pakistani attempt to set up an informal group
of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) envoys at the United Nations on
Covid-19 travel ban on Brazil visitors, excluding Americans.
The White House has banned foreign nationals who visited Brazil in the last
two weeks from seeking entry to the United States, after the number of
coronavirus cases there soared to world’s second, after the US.
indicted in Minnesota on terrorism charge. A Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic
researcher has been indicted on one count of attempting to provide material
support to a foreign terrorist organization after authorities say he told
paid FBI informants that he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group
and wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the U.S.
Why water boils quicker on mountains?
On Mountains the pressure of the air is low due to height, as the air
pressure decreases with altitude.
People are taller in the morning. Why?
People are taller in morning then in evening. In the day weight of the body
compresses spine as we walk around, then when we are asleep, it expands
again, so people are taller in the morning
$1.4 billion in coronavirus aid to Pakistan. Pakistan has
recorded over 100 deaths and experts have voiced fear that the country of
215 million people could see a rapid and devastating increase due to its
shortage of medical infrastructure and crowded cities.
India charges Tableeghi
Jamaat leader with culpable homicide for coronavirus surge.
The headquarters of the Tableeghi
Jamaat group in a cramped corner of Delhi were sealed and thousands of
followers, including some from Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh, were
taken into quarantine after it emerged they had attended meetings there in
Pakistan’s ranking among happiest nations improves. Pakistan has jumped
up a spot from last year to become the 66th happiest country in the world,
according to the latest edition of the United Nations World Happiness Index
for the year 2020.
Tokyo 2020: Olympics to be postponed until
2021, says IOC member.
2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus,
says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. It comes after the
chairman of the British Olympic Association said Great Britain would be
unlikely to send a team to Tokyo this summer according to BBC.
Upcoming Pakistani Movies 2020. A list of movies to be released in the
How likely are
you (yes, you) to die from the Covid-19 virus?
Outer Space News:
Earth's minimoon is gone but not forgotten
Blast in southwest
Pakistan coalmine kills 7, injures 3
Children can attend school
from home on Croatian National Television and online
PCB postpones PSL 2020 Matches
NASA details its science experiments for the moon.
Pakistan to close
T20 league to public in Karachi over virus fears.
Pakistan seal borders with Iran,
Trudeau's Wife: Canadian PM isolates himself
Engro Shuts Down Karachi Office
by Mohsin Hamid has made it to a number of international literary
awards, but this time the book has bagged an award!