Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, the caretaker prime minister, stated on Sunday that because the bulk of the population in the Indus Basin is dependent on the river, climate change adaptation in Pakistan is essential to climate change adaptation in the Indus Basin. He claimed that the main cause of Pakistan’s climate crisis was a water shortage that required urgent attention. Speaking at the ‘Living Indus Initiative’ event at the Pakistan Pavilion at the United Nations’ 28th Conference of Parties (COP 28), the prime minister stated that Pakistan ranks eighth globally in terms of climate change vulnerability. According to him, Living Indus is a broad project that aims to bring back the natural balance of the Indus inside Pakistan’s borders.
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On Thursday, Murtaza Solangi, the acting minister for information, broadcasting, and parliamentary affairs, urged the Senate’s Standing Committee to deliberate and develop a plan for reforming the state media institutions. The minister emphasised in her address to the Senate Committee on Information and Broadcasting the necessity of reforming state broadcasters to bring them up to date with contemporary norms. The minister of information stated that no decisions on the shutdown of any institution or permanent appointments could be made by the caretaker government. He stated that while the services of various individuals were employed in the past to manage vital programmes and address personnel shortages, employing daily wagerers through advertisements appeared to be a laborious procedure.
Mushaal Hussein Mullick, the prime minister’s special assistant for human rights, claimed on Thursday that the Indian military was complicit in the murder of Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir, which is illegally occupied by Indians (IIOJK). Speaking at a conference with the theme “Atrocities in Kashmir and Repression on Minorities in India,” she conveyed her grave worries about the abuses of human rights occurring in the occupied region. She asserted that persecution and negative strategies, such as imprisoning the political leadership, could never defeat the people of the occupied valley. Kashmir Media Service (KMS) and Kashmir International jointly organised the event. Khalil George, the acting federal minister for human rights, expressed regret that India had followed Israel’s lead in Palestine and implemented the same policies in its occupied region.
Muhammad Sami Saeed, the caretaker minister for planning, development, and special initiatives, presided over a meeting on Thursday to discuss the state of the National Water Policy framework’s execution and the sector’s progress in terms of water resources. According to a news release from the ministry, Member Infrastructure, Chief Water Resources, and other pertinent stakeholders attended the meeting. The minister received a thorough briefing at the conference regarding the Indus Basin Irrigation System (IBIS), its water availability, the overall water demand of each sector, and the issues posed by the system’s growing population and inefficient use of its water resources. Important aspects of the 2018 National Water Policy, as well as its strategic goals and 2023 national targets, were also covered.
Held under the direction of Admiral Naveed Ashraf, Chief of the Naval Staff, the Pakistan Navy’s Command & Staff Conference came to an end here on Thursday. According to a Pakistan Navy news release, topics including combat readiness, national security, geostrategic concerns, and force training were covered at the meeting. Due to the continuous turmoil in the Middle East, the conference evaluated the changing maritime situation in the region. The deployment of Pakistan Navy ships for the security of Pakistan’s commerce ships was debated in light of the current maritime conditions in the Middle East. The direction forward was discussed and the status of Pakistan Navy projects, including future plans, was examined. In order to successfully counter any invasion against Pakistan, the Naval Chief stressed the importance of maintaining constant combat readiness.
According to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Israel and Hamas’ interim ceasefire in the Gaza Strip is “producing results” and ought to last. He remarked, “We have seen over the last week the very positive development of hostages coming home, being reunited with their families,” in Tel Aviv at a meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog. Additionally, it has made it possible for more humanitarian aid to reach Gaza’s defenceless inhabitants who are in dire need of it. Thus, this procedure is yielding outcomes. It’s significant, and we hope it can go on.” According to the BBC, Israel freed 30 Palestinian inmates on Wednesday as part of the cease-fire agreement with Hamas, including Palestinian campaigner Ahed Tamimi.
During their meeting on Wednesday, Kuwait’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, and Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar decided to strengthen their bilateral ties in a number of areas. According to the PM Office’s Media Wing, the prime minister emphasised the value Pakistan placed on its relationship with Kuwait and the desire to increase bilateral collaboration in a variety of fields. PM Kakar reaffirmed Pakistan and Kuwait’s commitment to establishing stronger economic ties in the areas of trade, energy, IT, labour, minerals, and investments. He conveyed his appreciation with the two nations’ close collaboration in multilateral forums.
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) cleared Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield Apartments reference case on Wednesday, providing significant relief for the former prime minister. In the Flagship reference, the PML-N supreme leader’s acquittal was likewise retracted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Nawaz sought to have his conviction in the graft case overturned. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb made up the IHC division bench that rendered the decision. In the Avenfield case, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar were recently cleared by the high court, overturning the accountability court’s 2018 conviction of them.
Murtaza Solangi, the acting federal minister for information, broadcasting, and parliamentary affairs, stated on Wednesday that the rights of minorities in India, particularly the Kashmiris who have been fighting for their right to self-determination for more than 70 years, must be protected by a politically stable and economically robust Pakistan. Speaking at the Kashmir conference, which was co-hosted by the Friends of Kashmir and the Kashmir Media Service, he declared that Pakistan would keep up its moral, political, and diplomatic support for the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people until the occupied region is released. He claimed that despite being a supposedly democratic country, majoritarian Hindu hardliners in India were mistreating and victimising minorities.
Shehbaz Sharif, the president of the PML-N and a former prime minister, stated on Wednesday that the violence on May 9 was the result of treason on the part of the PTI, which he said intended to weaken the Pakistan Army. After making an appearance before a Lahore accountability court (AC) about the hearing regarding the Ramzan Sugar Mills issue, he addressed the media and said he was unaware that PTI would prove to be a “destructive force.” He said that Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Terrorist Party, had broken the law when constructing his home in Bani Gala, Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD The government’s top aim, according to Dr. Umar Saif, the acting federal minister of information technology and telecommunication, is to provide high-quality telecom services to the general public. “The government is making every effort to enhance connectivity throughout the nation,” he declared at a meeting with CEO Jazz, Aamir Ibrahim, and the Group Chief Executive Officer of VEON. According to a news release, during the meeting, topics of mutual interest pertaining to the telecom industry were also covered. Dr. Umar Saif stated that the tech-neutral spectrum would soon be put up for auction in order to improve public telecom services during talks with the VEON team.
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