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- Afghanistan’s Abdullah Abdullah Reaches Pakistan. Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a three-day visit to Pakistan.
- Prosperity in Afghanistan Means Pakistan’s Prosperity: FM Qureshi
- Afghanistan’s Abdullah Abdullah Calls on FM Qureshi. Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Dr Abdullah Abdullah has commended conciliatory and sincere efforts being made by Pakistan to take the Afghan peace process to logical conclusion.
- Arab Magazine Declares Imran Khan as Better PM of Pakistan. Khaleej Magazine has revealed that without any doubt Imran Khan is a better Prime Minister as compared to the previous Prime Ministers of Pakistan.
- Pak Army captain martyred in South Waziristan attack: ISPR. A Pakistan Army captain embraced martyrdom in a terrorist attack on the security forces in South Waziristan on Monday,
- Mismanagement of government caused a hike in wheat prices. As the wheat and flour prices in the country have drastically increased under the presumption that there will be a shortage of wheat in near future, National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Commerce on Monday sees mismanagement of the government behind the hike in prices of largely consumed food items.
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1. COVID-19 IN PAKISTAN
- Pakistan reported 566 new cases and 9 deaths in the past 24 hours. Pakistan also conducted 36,468 tests in the span of 24 hours (P.S. this data was last updated on September 28 at 8:44am).
2. PM Khan accuses Indian govt of sponsoring anti-Muslim hate
What’s going on? The annual UNGA is being held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a pre-recorded speech for the UNGA, PM Khan went on a criticism spree against India’s Hindu-nationalist govt. He also talked about the Kashmir dispute, the mistreatment of Muslims around the world, Pakistan’s COVID-19 response, COVID-19’s impact on the global economy, and climate change.
- India: PM Khan straight up called India a state-sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. He claimed that Islamophobia threatens the nearly 200 million Muslims living in India.
- Kashmir dispute: Long story short, PM Khan said the Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved so there can be peace in the South Asian region (i.e. India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in full, but only control parts of it).
- Attacks against Muslims: While condemning the mistreatment of Muslims worldwide, PM Khan brought up events like Quran burnings or offensive depictions of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). However, he didn’t mention China’s alleged human rights abuses against its Muslim minority Uighur population. Chinese govt entities have been accused of detaining around 1 million Uighur residents in extrajudicial internment camps. China claims the “re-education camps” are a security and economic development initiative.
- COVID-19: PM Khan praised his govt’s COVID-19 lockdown measures, which were more selective and limited instead of wide-scale. According to PM Khan, a sweeping lockdown would have caused more people to die of hunger.
- The economy: PM Khan believes lockdowns in wealthier countries triggered a global recession, which is now economically hurting poorer countries. He called on developed and rich countries to give debt relief to poorer countries during the pandemic.
- Climate change: PM Khan said climate change is a threat to Pakistan, while claiming that Pakistan’s contribution to carbon emissions is “minimal.” He said Pakistan will plant 10 billion trees to tackle climate change.
The bottom line: It’s common for Pakistan and India to exchange verbal jabs during UNGA meetings. As for comments about Muslims and Islamophobia, PM Khan likely steered away from the Uighur controversy since Pakistan has strong economic ties with China. One example of this economic relationship is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), also known as China’s $62 billion infrastructure investment in Pakistan.
3. Pakistani doctor honored with leadership award
Dr. Shahzad Mumtaz served as head of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the King Salman Hospital in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi health ministry recently gave him a leadership award and appreciation certificate for helping lead the fight against COVID-19 in the country. Dr. Mumtaz said he brought down the COVID-19 mortality rate at the hospital by 10% in the last five months. During this time, he didn’t take a single day off, and worked for 18-20 hours a day.
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