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Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, who founded a rocket company called Blue Origin, is set to announce new plans for a series of moon missions. These missions will be tailored to the United States goal to establish a base on the moon within the next five years. He will also unveil the new spacecraft he is developing for these missions.
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday, this is their second missile test this week and tensions between North Korea and the US are rising. These tests are likely a protest against the US sanctions that Trump has refused to remove. The US has captured a shipment of coal that was headed towards North Korea.
Iran has shown interest in playing a role in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and has called the project a game changer for the entire region. The Iranian government has also offered to have joint endeavours regarding offshore exploration of oil and gas with Pakistan.
India’s Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that New Delhi will stop Pakistan’s share of water allocated in the Indus Water Treaty if Islamabad “does not stop supporting terror groups”. He further said that the water treaty between India and Pakistan was signed based on friendship, which has long since vanished.
While chairing a meeting to review foreign policy challenges and progress on those changes in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the promotion of cultural diplomacy and easing up the visa requirement for foreigners to enter Pakistan has brought significant improvement in tourism sector.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Members of National Assembly have reportedly expressed discontent at Prime Minister Imran Khan's appointment of non-elected personnel in key positions in the federal government. They have said that the parliament has a lot of competent people and appointing unelected people to positions of power is simply inappropriate.
Police have arrested the key suspect in an attempted murder case in Muzaffargarh. The suspect is accused of allegedly setting a girl on fire for refusing his marriage proposal.A first information report (FIR) was registered by the mother of the teenage girl, aged 15 or 16 years against the suspect and an unidentified companion.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declined to confirm whether Asia Bibi has arrived in Canada. Mr. Trudeau has declined the information while citing issues of security and privacy. The announcement came after Bibi’s lawyer and multiple security sources in Pakistan claimed that Asia had gone to Canada.
The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed a petition filed to halt United States (US) drone strikes in Pakistani territory. Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has said that such issues are overseen by the government. He further added that the Ministry of Defence can approach the US on the issue as the court cannot halt such attacks.
Reports have emerged that Asia Bibi has left Pakistan months after being acquitted of a blasphemy case that had held her on death row for almost a decade. Foreign Office Spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal has reaffirmed that Asia Bibi left Pakistan of her own free will without any pressure or intervention. The statement came on Thursday (today).