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- No Ban on Import of Pakistani Workforce, UAE Minister Clarifies
- Pakistan Not Considering To Recognize Israel: FO. The Foreign Office said on Thursday that recognition of Israel is not under consideration.
- Pakistan Lodges Protest With India Over Ceasefire Violations. Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India over its recent ceasefire violations on the line of control which resulted in the martyrdom of an innocent civilian.
- Shafqat Mahmood to students: Have fun, but first study. Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood is not happy that students are taking the closure of schools lightly, and advised them to take their studies seriously.
- FM Qureshi meets OIC chief, discusses rising Islamophobia, IOK situation. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday met the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen in Niamey
- Pakistan to approach China for COVID-19 vaccine: sources. Pakistan has decided to contact China for availability of COVID-19 vaccine, quoting sources
- UN chief to study Pakistan’s dossier regarding Indian state terrorism. United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will study the dossier that Pakistan handed over to him containing irrefutable evidence of Indian sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan.
- Dry and Cold Weather Forecast For Across The Country. The weather will remain dry and cold across the country while Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhunkhwa and Northern hill areas of Balochsitan will remain in grip of severe cold.
- Six Pakistani Players Contract Coroanvirus In New Zealand. Six players of Pakistani squad visiting New Zealand tested positive for the global pandemic coroanvirus.
Spotlight by The NewsRun
1. COVID-19 IN PAKISTAN
- Pakistan reported 3,306 new cases and 40 deaths in the past 24 hours. Pakistan also conducted 45,999 tests in the span of 24 hours (P.S. this data was last updated on November 26 at 8:02am).
- Around 181 medical professionals at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), a major public hospital in Islamabad, tested positive for COVID-19. Infected medical workers are currently in quarantine. However, the hospital can’t open more wards to treat COVID-19 patients without a big enough staff. PIMS is dealing with a shortage of medical workers. At the same time, intensive care units around the country are reportedly reaching full capacity due to rising COVID-19 cases.
- Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s Special Assistant on Health, Faisal Sultan, said more people with COVID-19 are dying. Sultan believes the current wave of COVID-19 is more lethal. At the same time, PM Khan doesn’t want to impose sweeping nationwide lockdowns, claiming that people (e.g. daily wage earners, laborers) will die of hunger while the govt tries to protect them from COVID-19. He plans to shut down non-essential activities, but keep businesses and factories open.
- PM Khan is concerned about the rise in COVID-19 cases. He claimed that people aren’t worried about COVID-19 anymore, since Pakistan successfully dealt with the “first wave” of COVID-19. By saying “successfully,” he means that Pakistan decided to impose targeted lockdowns in virus hotspots rather than keep the entire country under lockdown. He also said Pakistan reopened its economy faster than other countries, and gave cash handouts to 15 million families affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
2. Pakistan shares evidence against India with the UN
What’s going on? Remember when Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and military spokesman, Major General Babar Iftikhar alleged that India sponsors terrorism against Pakistan? Qureshi said Pakistan will present a dossier of evidence to the UN and other international bodies, proving that India is involved with militant organizations in Pakistan. Pakistan just handed that dossier to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The details: The dossier allegedly reveals that India funded militant organizations like the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and Baloch armed separatist groups. The dossier apparently gets into specifics, like the names of alleged Indian intelligence agents, dates of alleged meetings, audio clips of intercepted phone calls, and documentation of bank transfers.
Tell me more: India’s permanent representative to the UN commented on Pakistan’s dossier and said ‘liar liar.’
Tit-for-tat: India also submitted a dossier to UN Security Council (UNSC) members, which accused Pakistan of supporting terrorism. India said four members of the Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Muhammad, recently attempted a major attack in India-controlled Kashmir. The militants reportedly infiltrated the disputed region through a tunnel, and started firing when security forces stopped their truck for a routine inspection. India claimed that Pakistan was behind the attack. Pakistan told India to stop its “false terrorism narrative.”
Something to know: Back in June, India was elected as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for a two-year term starting on January 1, 2021. This is the eighth time India has been elected as a non-permanent member. The 15-member UNSC is responsible for maintaining international peace and security. The UNSC has five permanent members, and 10 non-permanent members. The permanent members are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The UN General Assembly elects non-permanent members for a term of two years. Permanent members of the UNSC have the right to veto.
The bottom line: Pakistan and India often hurl terrorism allegations at each other. However, this time, Pakistan claims to have detailed proof.
3. UAE stops issuing visas to citizens of Pakistan
Pakistan isn’t alone here. The UAE temporarily stopped issuing new employment and visit visa applications to citizens of Pakistan and 12 other countries, including Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Somalia, and Turkey. But why? Apparently for security reasons. It’s unclear what these security concerns are. At first, Pakistan’s Foreign Office thought the visa suspension was due to COVID-19. The Foreign Office said people who currently have visas can still enter the UAE.
4. Who’s having a farewell party?
Kaavan the elephant. Known as Pakistan’s “lonely elephant,” Kaavan is being flown to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia. The Islamabad Zoo was decorated with balloons and banners for an actual farewell party. Animal rights activists, including American pop star Cher, have been campaigning to get him out of the zoo. Zoo keepers allegedly kept Kaavan in chains and didn’t shelter him properly.
5. Woman police officer makes history
Pari Gul Tareen is reportedly the first woman to join Balochistan’s police force as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). Tareen passed the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam in 2017 and joined the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) afterwards. She will work as ASP in Quetta’s Cantt area. Tareen herself is from Balochistan’s Pishin District. In an interview, she talked about how the police uniform inspired her to protect and serve. She also gave her husband a special shout out for being supportive.
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