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NEW DELHI: Dawood Ibrahim‘s identify that includes on the sanction list, declaring former PM Nawaz Sharif an absconder and the coronavirus scenario in Pakistan have been among the headlines within the nation within the final week. Pakistan PM Imran Khan‘s interview the place he talked concerning the “terrible atmosphere” to play bilateral cricket with India and the nation’s relationship with Israel additionally made information.
Here is a weekly round-up of developments in Pakistan:
Pakistan confirms placing Dawood Ibrahim’s identify in new terror sanctions list
Days after together with India’s most wished terrorist Dawood Ibrahim on its new sanctions list, Pakistan tried to wriggle out of its admission on his presence within the nation by claiming that its notifications concerning the 88 banned terror teams and their leaders have been primarily based on the small print offered by the UN.
Seeking to flee from getting blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the worldwide cash laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, Pakistan on Friday imposed powerful monetary sanctions on 88 banned terror teams and their leaders, together with Dawood Ibrahim, 26/11 Mumbai assault mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar.
The Pakistan authorities ordered the seizure of all movable and immovable properties of those outfits and people and in addition freezing of their financial institution accounts.
Underworld don Dawood, who heads an unlimited and multifaceted unlawful enterprise, has emerged as India’s most wished terrorist after the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
In 2003, the US declared Dawood as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. India has repeatedly requested the federal government of Pakistan at hand over Dawood to India in order that he may be prosecuted for the crimes dedicated by him. It is reported that Dawood relies within the southern port metropolis of Karachi.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office issued a midnight assertion in response to media experiences that Islamabad had admitted within the two new notifications issued on August 18 that Dawood was residing within the nation.
It stated that the SROs (Statutory Regulatory Orders) issued mirror the knowledge contained within the list entry of UN designated people/entities. It stated the experiences in sure sections of the media about Pakistan imposing new sanctions measures, by means of these SROs, weren’t factual.
It is believed that the newest transfer by the Pakistan authorities is a part of its efforts to wriggle out of the gray list of the worldwide cash laundering and terrorist financing watchdog FATF.
Nawaz Sharif an ‘absconder’, UK approached for his extradition: PM aide
The Pakistan authorities has declared former PM Nawaz Sharif, at present in London for remedy, an “absconder” and approached the UK authorities for his extradition.
According to a Dawn information report, adviser to the Prime Minister on accountability and inside Shahzad Akbar stated that Nawaz Sharif’s four-week bail on medical grounds expired in December final 12 months.
“The government is treating him (Sharif) as an absconder and has already sent a request to the British government to extradite him,” Akbar was quoted as saying by the Dawn News on Saturday.
The 70-year-old three-time premier, who was sentenced in a graft case by an accountability court docket, knowledgeable a court docket in Lahore final month that he’s unable to return to the nation as his docs have advised him to not exit because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sharif submitted his medical report back to the Lahore excessive court docket (LHC) by means of his counsel and stated docs have really useful him to keep away from going outdoors because of the coronavirus as he has low platelet counts, diabetes, coronary heart, kidney and blood stress associated issues.
Akbar stated the federal government would request the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to pursue Sharif’s extradition as nicely and it was additionally trying into legalities of ensures of Shahbaz Sharif, who was imagined to escort his elder brother again to Pakistan after his medical remedy.
Sharif is at present in London for remedy after he was identified with an immune system dysfunction. He left for the UK in November final 12 months after the Lahore High Court granted him four-week permission to go overseas for remedy.
China, Pakistan finance ministers maintain two-day strategic dialogue
The international ministers of China and Pakistan held the second annual strategic dialogue on the island resort of Hainan final week, throughout which they mentioned the bilateral cooperation in varied fields together with the part II of the bold China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) undertaking.
A number of points together with the progress of the $60 billion CPEC and Islamabad’s request for $one billion mortgage figured within the talks, in accordance with experiences within the Pakistani media.
The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship undertaking of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s bold Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The Kashmir situation additionally figured within the second spherical of strategic dialogue. A joint assertion issued after Wang-Qureshi talks stated the Pakistani aspect briefed the Chinese delegation on the scenario in Jammu and Kashmir, together with its issues, place and present pressing points.
Later, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that President Xi would go to Pakistan within the winter.
This dialogue mechanism is a platform to coordinate exchanges in varied fields, coverage options on the bilateral ties and improve coordination and communication on worldwide and regional points between the 2 all-weather allies.
Pak PM Khan says will probably be “terrible atmosphere” to play bilateral cricket with India
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan final week stated it could be a “terrible atmosphere” to play a bilateral cricket sequence with India given the present tense relations between the 2 nations.
Speaking on a Sky Sports documentary, former captain Khan, who can be the patron-in-chief of the nation’s cricket board, stated it is not going to be conducive to play bilerateral cricket at current.
“I just think playing cricket in this atmosphere with India with the sort of government they have in power, I would say it would be a terrible atmosphere to play bilateral cricket in,” he stated.
India and Pakistan haven’t performed a bilateral Test sequence since 2008 after the Mumbai terror assaults although Pakistan did undertake a brief tour to India within the winter of 2012 to play white ball cricket.
Khan, who was captain when Pakistan gained the 1992 World Cup, recalled that he had performed two sequence in India in 1979 and in 1987 and the environment had been good for cricket between the 2 nations then.
Pak PM rejects any chance of building diplomatic relations with Israel
Imran Khan has categorically rejected any chance of building diplomatic relations with Israel, in accordance with a media report.
“Our policy on Israel is clear: The Quaid-i-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah) had said that Pakistan can never accept state of Israel until the people of Palestine get rights and an independent state,” Khan said in an interview with private news channel ‘Dunya TV’ on Tuesday.
Pakistan and Israel do not have diplomatic relations and their aircraft are not allowed to use each other’s airspace.
“If we recognise Israel and ignore tyranny confronted by the Palestinians, we must surrender Kashmir as nicely, and this we can not do,” he stated.
His remarks got here within the backdrop of current peace overtures between the UAE and Israel, with the previous turning into solely the third Arab nation to enter right into a peace cope with the Jewish state.
Questions have been additionally requested in Pakistan why it was following an antagonistic coverage towards Israel when the Arabs have been embracing the Jewish state within the altering regional political alignment.
When requested to remark on the UAE’s ties with Israel, Khan stated that each state had its personal international coverage.
Pakistan experiences 496 new circumstances of coronavirus
Pakistan has registered 450 new circumstances of coronavirus, taking the overall variety of infections within the nation to 2,93,711, in accordance with the nation’s well being ministry.
The Ministry of National Health Services stated the brand new circumstances have been detected because the variety of prognosis exams have been intensified throughout the nation.
“Health authorities have reported 450 new cases of coronavirus and now the total number of infections stand at 2,93,711,” the ministry stated in a press release.
The ministry additionally stated the variety of deaths because of the coronavirus at present stands at 6,255 after 31 more sufferers affected by the illness succumbed to the an infection.
The authorities’s Covid-19 portal confirmed that 1,596 more individuals have recovered from coronavirus within the nation, taking the overall recoveries to 278,425.
So far complete 2,463,513 exams have been carried out within the nation, together with 23,655 within the final 24 hours.