ISLAMABAD: Reacting to the demands of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that the National Assembly will decide a date for the next general elections in the country. The prime minister made the remarks while addressing the National Assembly, convened by President Arif Alvi to deliberate over the current economic situation of the country. Slamming Imran Khan for violating the apex court's orders during the 'Azadi March', PM Shahbaz Sharif asked if there is any room for "fitna, fasad and anarchy" in the country. He ruled out the notion of receiving "dictation" from PTI Chairman Imran Khan. Although the prime minister said he "refuses to be dictated" during his hard-hitting speech in NA, he did not rule out holding talks with the PTI after the party's long march and rallies across the country — ones that led to chaos and compelled the government to summon the army in Islamabad. Addressing the lower house hours after the PTI chairman issued a … [Read more...] about NA will decide date of next elections, PM Shahbaz Sharif responds to Imran Khan’s ultimatum
By Shruti Menon Published 13 May Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war India's long-standing ties to Russia have come under the spotlight - especially in the defence sector - following the invasion of Ukraine. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said during a visit to the US in April that India would like to be a "good friend" to Western countries. But she added that India didn't want to be weakened, and needed to ensure its security - taken to mean its long-standing reliance on Russian military equipment - would continue. How dependent is India on Russian arms? India is one of the world's largest buyers of weapons, and had a close defence relationship with the former Soviet Union for many years. India's rivalry with Pakistan, and increasingly with China, means Russia has remained a key partner for Delhi, even after the … [Read more...] about Ukraine crisis: Could India cut its defence ties with Russia?
ATOMIC bombs have been deployed against humans just twice in history resulting in devastating effects on the body. Here’s what happens in a nuclear strike and what it could do to your body. What happens to the human body in a nuclear strike? Nuclear weapons can cause instant or prolonged deaths to tens of thousands of civilians. The US Department of Energy estimates that nearly 40,000 people died in the 1945 Nagasaki bombing from being immediately incinerated by the blast, burned in the ensuing fires, over-exposure to radiation or succumbed to injuries. There are projections that estimate the death toll to be much higher, but even conservative guesses are shocking. Let’s walk through a nuclear explosion and its effects on the human body from detonation to the onset of a radioactive wasteland. Read More in Nuclear Weapons BLOWING UP How does a nuclear bomb work and can it be intercepted What happens in a nuclear explosion? … [Read more...] about What happens to your body if you’re caught in a nuclear strike? Nuclear expert breaks down all the changes