Fazl declares PDM’s sit-in outside SC to continue as long as Chief Justice Bandial doesn’t resign.

The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is planning a protest outside the Supreme Court until Chief Justice of Pakistan, Umar Ata Bandial, resigns. The alliance believes the judiciary has shown favouritism towards Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman. The sit-in will coincide with the hearing of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s plea to reconsider its […]

National Assembly declares the enactment of the law restricting Chief Justice’s authority, leaving the country’s fate uncertain.

A new law called the ‘Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Act, 2023’ that aims to limit the powers of the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo moto notices has been passed. Under the law, the Chief Justice can no longer take suo moto notice alone, but must make the decision alongside two senior judges. […]

Dar announces approval of $2bn China loan rollover, declares matter as ‘resolved’

Pakistan’s Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar, has confirmed that China has rolled over $2bn of Pakistan’s loans, negating previous reports that talks were still ongoing. China has been Pakistan’s largest friend in the region, supporting loans and trade routes, and the roll-over was seen as crucial for Pakistan, as its foreign exchanges had dipped to four […]

Korea declares emergency measures over children’s health care crisis

[ South Korean hospitals are scrambling to keep their children’s units running, with the government declaring emergency measures Wednesday to keep the faltering pediatric health care system afloat. In an emergency briefing, Minister of Health and Welfare Cho Kyoo-hong said his ministry would be adding more public pediatric intensive care centers, and implement a compensation […]