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Deadly political calculations: Why India isn’t fixing its toxic smog problem

NEW DELHI: As pollution levels surged to “severe” and “hazardous” levels in New Delhi this week, there was little sign that residents of India’s teeming capital were doing much to protect themselves. The smog, which is expected to worsen in the next few days, exposed people to as much as 24 times the recommended limits for dangerous particles on Monday. But unlike in many Chinese cities, where face masks are a common sight when smog levels spike, it is still rare to see locals taking measures to reduce their exposure.…

‘Her political struggle will be remembered’ – Malala in tribute to Kulsoom

KARACHI: Pakistani Noble Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday expressed grief over demise of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, and prayed for the departed soul. "Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of the former First Lady of Pakistan Begum Kalsoom Nawaz. Heartfelt condolences to all her family and prayers for the departed soul. "Her political struggle and courage will be remembered," she wrote in a tweet. Kulsoom Nawaz breathed her last at London’s Harley Street Clinic after…

Pakistan to continue moral, political, diplomatic support to Kashmiris: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said Pakistan would continue to extend its moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for right to self-determination. He expressed these views during a meeting with Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan, who called on him in Islamabad. The prime minister called upon international community to take immediate notice of the human rights violations in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and play its effective…

New Zealand push on clean power comes with high political, economic risks

WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE: New Zealand has set out to burnish its clean, green image by becoming Asia Pacific’s first developed economy to stop using fossil fuels to generate power, although the pitfalls encountered by a Maori iwi, or tribe, may signal trouble ahead. The 3,000-member Ngaati Kea Ngaati Tuara iwi in Rotorua, when switching to renewables, found local geothermal sources were not hot enough to generate electricity. So, the tribe set up small hydro units for its meeting ground and dairy farm, but the units…

Political, military leaders condemn gun attack on interior minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi “strongly condemned” the gun attack on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday and called for an immediate report into the incident by the Punjab chief of police. He also inquired after the minister on telephone and prayed for his recovery. Condemning the firing incident on the federal minister, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed best wishes for his early recovery. Ahsan Iqbal got wounded in an apparent assassination attempt while returning from…

PPP leadership discusses political, law & order situation in country

KARACHI: A high-level meeting of Pakistan Peoples Party leadership was held here at Bilawal House on Saturday to discuss the overall political and law & order situation in the country. President Asif Ali Zardari, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, and Senator Sherry Rehman were present in the meeting. Read More: Dozens of protesters injured in clashes with Karachi police The meeting took stock of the…

Ahsan Iqbal says political stability imperative for sustainable development

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said political stability was vital for attaining sustainable development and prosperity in the country. “The civilian governments from fifth prime minister of Pakistan Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy to current Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have not been let establish political stability,”  he said while addressing a Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) youth convention in Islamabad. He said whenever the country embarked upon a path of progress,…

Political leaders’ rebuffing court orders leads country to disaster: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said when political leaders reject court orders it leads the country towards disaster, ARY News reporter. “Politicians’ job is not to create anarchy and disorder. Our focus is now on Supreme Court and progress of the country,” he said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad following Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan’s calling off the proposed protest sit-in. The PTI chief has announced to observe a ‘Thanksgiving Day’ in the federal capital on Nov 02…