Poll Panel allots 28 Women Reserved Seats And Five For Non-Muslims Seats to Imran’s Party, PTI Rises To 158

New Delhi: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is just 14 members short of the number required for simple majority as it has been allotted 28 reserved seats for women and five for non-Muslims by the election commission, taking its tally to 158 in the National Assembly.

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday distributed the reserved seats among the parties on the basis of their final tally of elected members. There are 60 seats reserved for women and 10 for minorities in the NA.

Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan’s party was allotted 16 reserved seats for women from Punjab, four from Sindh, seven from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one from Balochistan, Dawn reported.


Kapil, Sidhu and Gavaskar Invited To Attend Oath Taking Ceremony Of Imran Khan

New Delhi: Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 18, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said. Senator Faisal Javed also tweeted that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party led by Khan has invited Indian cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sunil Gavaskar to attend the oath taking ceremony of the cricketer-turned-politician.

“Imran Khan to take oath as Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the 18th Aug 2018 inshALLAH (if God wills)”, Javed tweeted.


US Unveils Plan For Creation Of A Separate ‘Space Force’ As The Sixth Branch Of US Military

New Delhi: US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday unveiled plans for the creation of a separate “Space Force” as the sixth branch of American military. “The time has come to establish the United States Space Force,” he said in a speech at the Pentagon. “Just as we’ve done in ages past, the United States meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield.”

The new branch will have a separate command by the end of the year. “Space Force all the way!,” President Donald Trump tweeted from his resort in New Jersey where he is vacationing.

Trump has pushed for the separate space command against the advise of his top military leaders, including secretary of defence James Mattis, who opposed the creation of a new force in a letter to Senator John McCain, the head of the Senate armed services committee.


Colombia Recognizes Palestine As Sovereign State Days Before New President Ivan Duque Takes Over

New Delhi: According to a letter from the foreign ministry made public that Colombia has recognised Palestine as the sovereign state in the days before new President Ivan Duque took office.

“I would like to inform you that in the name of the government of Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos has decided to recognise Palestine as a free, independent and sovereign state,” said the letter dated August 3.

The letter was signed by Santos’s foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin.New foreign minister Carlos Holmes said he would review the “implications” of the previous government’s decision, in accordance with international law and good diplomatic practice.


Protests By Students Demanding Better Road Safety Laws In Bangladesh Fizzles Out

New Delhi: With thousands of agitators returning to their classes after a nine-day-long stir that paralysed the country and left over 150 people injured in clashes with riot police as the unprecedented protests by the students demanding better road safety laws in Bangladesh fizzled out.

The agitation prompted prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet to approve a tougher transport law and launch a crackdown on reckless driving.

At the height of the protest, students were seen managing Dhaka’s notorious traffic and checking whether drivers of the cars and buses have valid licences and proof of roadworthiness of their vehicles.