Africa Must Diversify Its Food Sources to Reduce Dependency

Global value chains will become shorter as regions seek to become resilient Africa dependency for supply of crucial needs like food must be changed through diversification of sources and investing in its own regional specialization for production of goods and services. The future of Africa should be where the EAC produces this, while ECOWAS produces … Read more

Iftikhar Durrani misstated facts while hiring US firm for lobbying: sources

Former special assistant to the prime minister Iftikhar Durrani. — APP/File  Iftikhar Durrani signed agreement without Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ involvement. Govt had to pay fixed monthly amount of $25,000 to lobbying firm as per agreement.  Durrani had misstated facts as mentioned in agreement, sources say.  ISLAMABAD: Iftikhar Durrani — former special assistant to the prime minister — privately … Read more

PTI leader Azam Swati arrested by FIA, say sources

Former federal minister Azam Swati. —APP/File Azam Swati arrested by FIA’s Cybercrime Wing He is taken into custody over his controversial tweets. PTI condemns Swat’s arrest. ISLAMABAD: Senior PTI leader Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati has been arrested, Geo News reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources. He was taken into custody by the Federal Investigation Agency … Read more

PTI’s Senator Azam Khan Swati arrested: sources

Former federal minister Azam Khan Swati speaks to the media in Lahore. — PID ISLAMABAD: Senior PTI leader Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Swati was arrested, Geo News reported, citing unnamed sources on Thursday morning. However, no further details about the reason for Swati’s arrest are available yet. More to follow… . by [author_name]

Attorney-General Ashtar Ausaf Ali resigns: sources

Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali. — AGP Office  Sources says AGP Ashtar Ausaf Ali has been asked by PM Shehbaz Sharif to continue working till a replacement is appointed. AGP’s resignation came a few minutes before JCP was scheduled to meet on appointment of judges. The AGP is part of the JPC … Read more

PFI Cadres Were Perfect Candidates for ISIS Headhunters, And Then They Ended Up Dead: Sources

Investigators have unearthed evidence to show that the now-banned Popular Front of India (PFI) was acting as a feeder source for the most-dreaded global terrorist organisation Islamic State (ISIS), CNN-News18 has learnt. PFI was the initial stepping stone of many potential terrorists joining the Islamic State from India. It has been observed that so far … Read more

Google’s India policy head Archana Gulati resigns, say sources

At Google, Gulati led a team of public policy executives who look at various regulatory implications for the company in India At Google, Gulati led a team of public policy executives who look at various regulatory implications for the company in India Google’s head of public policy for India has resigned just five months after … Read more

BJP, RSS Leaders, Govt Agencies on PFI Radar After Anti-Terror Raids: Sources

Rattled by nationwide anti-terror raids against them, the Popular Front of India (PFI) has pressed into action to harm government agencies and BJP and RSS leaders and their organisations, according to an intelligence note accessed by CNN-News18. PFI is planning a serious and sinister way to disturb public peace and tranquillity. They are upset due … Read more

Shaukat Tarin fails to satisfy FIA over ‘IMF letter’: sources

PTI leader and former finance minister Shaukat Tarin. — AFP/File ISLAMABAD: Former finance minister and PTI leader Shaukat Tarin Wednesday evening appeared in person before the FIA Cyber Crime team for an investigation into the audio clips attributed to him regarding the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, well-placed sources said. Two days earlier, Tarin was … Read more

Shaukat Tarin fails to give clear answers in Jhagra call probe: sources

Former finance minister Shaukat Tarin. — Twitter/File Sources say Shaukat Tarin appeared before FIA’s cybercrime. Tarin takes questionnaire with him, says he’ll respond after consulting with layer. Sources say FIA’s staff had to come to office again as Tarin arrived late. Former finance minister Shaukat Tarin appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing … Read more