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Pakistan urges Taliban to 'remain engaged' in peace process, amidst stalling negotiations
World

Pakistan urges Taliban to 'remain engaged' in peace process, amidst stalling negotiations

  • Pakistan has urged the Taliban to remain engaged in the Afghan peace process, after the group announced that it would not attend any multilateral summits until all foreign forces withdraw from the country.
  • The Taliban's refusal has thrown the peace process into a state of disarray, with the group refusing to take part in a Turkey-hosted summit that diplomats had hoped could create new momentum towards a political settlement.
Updated 20 Apr, 2021 01:58pm
NAB decides to auction Nawaz Sharif’s properties
Pakistan

NAB decides to auction Nawaz Sharif’s properties

  • The court had initiated the process to confiscate the former prime minister's properties over his constant absence in the Toshakhana case in September 2020.
  • The anti-graft watchdog has been directed to make his arrest through Interpol.
Published 19 Apr, 2021 08:56pm
India added to England’s Covid travel ‘red list’ on Friday
World

India added to England’s Covid travel ‘red list’ on Friday

  • India will be added to England's travel "red list" from Friday, as cases of the UK variant continue to grow.
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cancelled a planned trip to India, scheduled to take place next week, due to the current coronavirus situation in India.
Updated 19 Apr, 2021 08:38pm
Former IG KP Nasir Khan Durrani succumbs to COVID-19
Pakistan

Former IG KP Nasir Khan Durrani succumbs to COVID-19

  • Durrani was battling the coronavirus and had been admitted to Mayo Hospital Lahore. He was being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was on a ventilator.
  • Durrani was known as a dynamic and reformist police officer and is credited for reforming the KP Police.
  • He was a pioneer of Rescue-15, established police assistance lines, formed a special combat unit of specialized commandoes on the pattern of Special Services Group of the army.
Published 19 Apr, 2021 07:08pm
After the initial snub, US formally invites Pakistan to President Biden’s first summit on climate
World

After the initial snub, US formally invites Pakistan to President Biden’s first summit on climate

  • SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam will represent Pakistan at the summit.
  • Pakistan was not among the 40 countries initially invited to the summit when it was announced by US President Joe Biden last month.
  • The summit “will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference [COP26] this November in Glasgow [in the U.K.],” said the White House.
Published 19 Apr, 2021 05:02pm
Government to hold third round of negotiations with banned TLP tonight in an effort to restore normalcy
Pakistan

Government to hold third round of negotiations with banned TLP tonight in an effort to restore normalcy

  • “We held negotiations [with the protesters] yesterday, in the morning and the third session will be held tonight after the Tarawih prayer.” federal Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Haq Qadri said on Monday.
  • TLP has released 11 policemen including a deputy superintendent of police who was taken hostage during Sunday's deadly clashes in Lahore.
Updated 19 Apr, 2021 06:13pm