Upcoming Transition: New Pakistani Government Expected by March 2; Presidential Election Anticipated Before March 9
Under the leadership of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the PML-N, backed by the PPP led by former foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, has reached a consensus to form a new government following the hung Parliament resulting from the February 8 elections.
Prominent Pakistani Journalist Detained on Corruption Charges Amidst Criticism of Establishment
Imran Riaz Khan, a popular TV anchor and YouTuber, was placed in judicial custody for 14 days, asserting that his arrest was based on false charges. He has been a vocal supporter of imprisoned former prime minister Imran Khan.
Buddhist Monks Among Those Detained in China's Sichuan Province Amid Dam Protest Crackdown
Residents of Wangbuding township in Dege County, part of the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, have been demonstrating since February 14 against the construction of the 2,240-megawatt Gangtuo hydropower station on the Drichu River, also known as the Jinsha River in Chinese.
India Coordinates with Russia for Swift Repatriation of Indian Support Staff from Russian Military
The remarks, delivered by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal, came in response to reports of Indians employed in support roles within the Russian military operations in the conflict zones.
Milestone Achieved: Private US Company Lands First Commercial Craft on Moon
Bill Nelson, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), expressed his excitement, stating, "Today, for the first time in half a century, America has returned to the Moon." Intuitive Machines, headquartered in Houston, Texas, successfully landed its Odysseus robot near the lunar south pole. Nelson highlighted the significance of this mission, emphasizing its contribution to scientific innovation and American leadership in space exploration.
Raising Children in China: A High-Cost Endeavor
Research conducted by the YuWa Population Research Institute based in China revealed that the average expenditure for raising a child from birth to seventeen years old amounts to approximately $74,800 nationwide. This figure escalates to over $94,500 when factoring in expenses for supporting a child through a bachelor's degree.
Imran Khan Vows to Appeal to IMF, Alleging Election Rigging, to Halt Aid to Financially Struggling Pakistan
This announcement came through Barrister Ali Zafar, who met Khan at Adiala Jail Rawalpindi, where the former cricket star turned politician has been detained since the previous year.