NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri dismissed the no-trust move against Prime Minister Imran Khan, terming it against Article 5 of the Constitution | Dawn News - Apr 3, 2022 |
"On March 7, our official ambassador was invited to a meeting attended by the representatives of other countries. The meeting was told that a motion against PM Imran was being presented," he said, noting that this occurred a day before the opposition formally filed the no-trust move.
"We were told that relations with Pakistan were dependent on the success of the no-confidence motion. We were told that if the motion fails, then Pakistan's path would be very difficult. This is an operation for a regime change by a foreign government."
Suri noted that the motion was presented on March 8 and should follow the law and the Constitution. "No foreign power shall be allowed to topple an elected government through a conspiracy," he said, adding that the points raised by the minister were "valid".
New Pakistan PM visits Saudi Arabia to renew ties, sparks protests in Madinah
Pakistan's new Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, is visiting Saudi Arabia this week in a bid to strengthen ties with the Kingdom and possibly gain more financial support, in what is his first foreign trip since assuming office earlier this month.
Landing in the Islamic holy city of Madinah yesterday, where he and his delegation were welcomed by regional officials, Sharif stated on Twitter that "Today I am embarking on a visit to Saudi Arabia to renew & reaffirm our bonds of brotherhood and friendship". He added that the Kingdom "has a special place in all our hearts".
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Earlier this month, a delegation, which included Pakistanis and Pakistani Americans, travelled to Israel, to promote interfaith harmony. The visit drew sharp criticism in Pakistan, where Opposition leaders accused the government of arranging the trip in order to pave the way to recognise Israel.
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Leader of the opposition Shehbaz Sharif accused Imran of "high treason" for stonewalling the no-confidence vote. PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the move was "unconstitutional" and tantamount to manipulating the laws.
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IMF to 'continue its support to Pakistan', will engage on policies once new govt is in place ..
The statement from the Washington-based crisis lender comes amid political chaos in the country, especially in the aftermath of President Dr Arif Alvi's dissolution of the National Assembly following the dismissal of the no-confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan the same day.
According to the IMF-Pakistan spokesperson, the Fund will engage in policies to "promote macroeconomic stability and enquire about intentions vis-a-vis programme engagement" with the new government.
Imran Khan Loses No-confidence Vote - April 9
In 2018, the cricket legend rallied the country behind his vision of a corruption-free, prosperous country respected on the world stage. The 69-year-old joins a lengthening list of elected Pakistani premiers who have failed to see out their full terms. [Source: Reuters]
A rare visit by Pakistanis to Israel has caused furor in Islamabad
Fishel BenKhald, one of Pakistan's few Jews, gripping that passport in front of the Western Wall, the revered Jewish prayer site in Jerusalem --
"the land where my heart and my soul is connected to," he says.
He arrived in Israel in early May with a rare visit of 15 mostly Pakistani Americans, who traveled on their U.S. passports but who hold close ties in their home country. The trip was organized by an American Muslim women's activist group, and sponsored by an Israeli organization seeking to expand Israel's ties with Muslim-majority countries.
[Anila Ali board member of Sharaka --
Sharaka leads inter-faith delegations of young Israelis to the Gulf, which include Israeli Muslims, Druze, Christians, and Jews, and brings delegations of Emirati and Bahraini influencers to Israel to learn about Israeli culture and history.
Through our offices in Israel and the UAE, we organize joint initiatives, projects, and dialogues in order to build bridges between our societies. ]
The trip drew little attention from Israelis and Palestinians, but it stirred fury in Pakistan, where opposition politicians including ousted ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan saw it as a secretive opening gambit to end their country's official boycott of Israel. Pakistanis were especially angered that a talk show host from state-run television, whom Khan's supporters claimed is close to Pakistan's military, was on the trip. He was subsequently fired.
Pakistani journalist Ahmed Quraishi sacked from PTV over Israel visit
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UK Abraham Accords Group, Sharaka sign MoU to promote and expand Abraham Accords
DUBAI, 11th January, 2022 (WAM) -- Leaders of the UK Abraham Accords Group and Sharaka, will today sign a cooperation agreement (MoU) at a private event at the Crossroads of Civilisations Museum in Dubai, UAE.
Signing on behalf of the UK Abraham Accords Group will be the Rt Hon Dr. Liam Fox MP, former UK Secretary of State for Defense and former UK Secretary of State for International Trade, and the Group's Executive Director, Laura Roberts.
Dr. Fox is leading a delegation of British MPs to see first-hand the impact Abraham Accords is making on trade and industry, religious and cultural cooperation.
Signing on behalf of Sharaka will be Amit Deri, Israeli Co-Founder and CEO, and Dr. Majid Al Sarrah, its Emirati Co-Founder and UAE CEO. Offering remarks will be Dr. Fox and Dr. Al Sarrah, as well as Ahmed Al Mansoori, Founder of the museum. In attendance will be Mansour Abdullah Khalfan Belhoul, UAE Ambassador to the UK, along with the UK delegation, senior members and activists from Sharaka, including Global Affairs Director, Dan Feferman, US CEO Omar Al Busaidy and Media and Academic Advisor, Dr. Najat Al Saeed, as well as senior figures from the diplomatic community, UAE government and policy community, and leading members of the UAE's Jewish community.
The Rt Hon Dr. Liam Fox MP said, "The UK Abraham Accords Group is pleased to work with Sharaka. Both of our organisations are committed to furthering the goals of the Abraham Accords, and promote peace and prosperity in the Middle East. We hope that through this new partnership we will make an impact beyond borders and spread the message of peace to all."
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Imran says rulers 'tasked with recognising Israel' | Dawn News |
Vowing to continue his struggle till the ouster of `imported government imposed on the people through an international conspiracy', Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman and ex-premier Imran Khan said on Sunday the rulers were a security threat for the country, alleging that they had been `tasked with recognising Israel' and compromising with India on Kashmir issue.
Claiming that he would never accept the `imported government of slaves and looters', Mr Khan told a party workers' convention in Charsadda that the rulers were ready to do everything ordered by America, but the masses were on his side as they were aware of `the real leaders' who would save Pakistan from the slavery of foreign powers.
Within a few days Imran Khan will be arrested and tried for treason ...
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