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Surviving The Burnout: A Virtual Coup By The Pakistan Army Is Already In The Making

Pakistan has been in turmoil for some time, especially since its economy started showing signs of near-total collapse a little more than a year ago. The IMF placed tough conditions…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Muted protests on Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s entry into Singapore

Singapore, Jul 18 (PTI) Muted protests were organized by a handful of Singaporeans as ousted Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived here last Thursday, leaving behind a economically-shattered country. Shortly after…

Sri Lanka lifts curfew, no signs of Rajapaksa’s resignation

Colombo, Jul 14 (PTI) Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday lifted the curfew, which was imposed in the Western province after the eruption of violence in the capital here, even as…

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign on July 13, says Parliament Speaker

Colombo, Jul 9 (PTI) Sri Lanka's embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa would resign on Wednesday, Parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena announced late Saturday night, hours after thousands of protesters stormed his official…

Lankan PM Wickremesinghe offers to resign to make way for all-party government; President Rajapaksa’s whereabouts unknown

Colombo, Jul 9 (PTI) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday offered to resign and form an all-party government, hours after thousands of protesters stormed the official residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa…

Imran Khan warns of ‘civil war’ in Pakistan if elections not announced

Islamabad, Jun 2 (PTI) Pakistan's ousted prime minister Imran Khan has warned that the country would descend into a civil war if fresh elections were not announced. In an interview…

Lanka on the boil, demand for President Rajapaksa’s resignation intensifies as protest enters 50th day

Colombo, May 28 (PTI) Sri Lankan police on Saturday fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse anti-government protestors here as the ongoing agitation demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya…

Pakistan’s SC dismisses contempt petition against former premier Imran Khan

Islamabad, May 26 (PTI) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by the government seeking contempt proceedings against former prime minister Imran Khan for "violating" the apex court's…

Imran Khan gives 6-day ultimatum to Pakistan govt to announce fresh polls

Islamabad, May 26 (PTI) Ousted prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Thursday gave a six-day deadline to the Shehbaz Sharif government for dissolving provincial assemblies and announcing fresh general…

Sri Lanka’s new PM extends support to protesters demanding President Rajapaksa’s resignation

Colombo, May 15 (PTI) In an unusual move, Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has extended public support to the protesters, who have been camping at a popular beachfront…

Sri Lankan President says he will appoint new PM this week as army marches on streets of Colombo

Colombo, May 11 (PTI) Sri Lanka's embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday said he will appoint a new Prime Minister and a young Cabinet this week which would introduce constitutional…

Sri Lanka’s ruling family in fight for survival as crisis worsens

By Alasdair Pal and Uditha Jayasinghe WEERAKETIYA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - His beloved villa has been daubed in graffiti by protesters, and a museum dedicated to his father ransacked. Now…