Qureshi’s Kashmir rant rattles Pak as Saudi snubs Bajwa - The Daily Guardian
Connect with us

News

Qureshi’s Kashmir rant rattles Pak as Saudi snubs Bajwa

Saudi Arabia has indicated that it is not ready to buy Pakistan’s view on Kashmir.

Published

on

Pakistan’s obsession with Kashmir is costing it dear. The more Islamabad is trying to internationalise it in a bid to foment trouble for India, the more it is getting embarrassed the world over. The latest shock has come to Pakistan from none other than Saudi Arabia which has indicated that it is not ready to buy Pakistan’s view on Kashmir.

 In what sent waves of happiness across the diplomatic circles in India, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa failed to secure a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In fact, the Saudi Prince snubbed Pakistan’s Army Chief by not lending an audience to him. He declined to meet the Army chief.

Bajwa, along with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief General Faiz Hameed, is in Saudi Arabia since Monday, waiting to be given green light for a meeting with Prince Salman. But he couldn’t secure one. Bajwa is in Saudi Arabia when the ties between both the nations are strained over the issue of Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan is said to have rushed Bajwa to iron out the difference and normalise the relationship. The ties between the two countries hit a low after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi issued a warning to Saudi Arabia after it refused to act against India over the Kashmir issue.

 Speaking on the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 by India, the Pakistan FM had criticised UAE publicly for not backing Islamabad over organising a meeting of Saudi Arabia-led Council of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Kashmir in early February 2020. Much to the chagrin of Saudi Arabia, Qureshi had gone to the extent of saying that if OIC did not convene such a meeting on Kashmir, Pakistan would be compelled to convene a meeting of Islamic Countries on this issue of Kashmir. He said that these countries were ready to come with Pakistan in what he called support of “oppressed Kashmiri Muslims.” What invited the wrath of Saudi Prince is that Qureshi said that he would ask Prime Minister Imran Khan to go ahead with such a meeting with or without Saudi Arabia.

Angered by this statement, Saudi Arabia not only announced to stop loans and oil supply to Pakistan, it asked Islamabad to pay back USD 1 billion to Riyadh, which was part of a USD 6.2 billion package announced by Saudi in November 2018. According to information, Pakistan paid back the amount by borrowing it from China. Monitoring Bajwa’s visit to Riyadh closely, MEA officials say that it is the result of India having cemented ties with Gulf countries over the last six years. That Crown Prince declined to meet Bajwa reflects how the world community is snubbing Pakistan over Kashmir.

 Sources say Bajwa wanted to personally convey apology to the Prince on behalf of Imran Khan for Qureshi’s utterances that resulted in straining the ties between Islamabad and Riyadh. But Pakistan’s plan has gone futile with the cold shoulder response given by the leadership there.

The Daily Guardian is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@thedailyguardian) and stay updated with the latest headlines.

For the latest news Download The Daily Guardian App.

Nation

Harmanpreet’s emotional breakdown on Jhulan Goswami’s farewell game.

Published

on

Jhulan played her farewell match

The Indian Women’s Cricket team stepped into the iconic Lord’s stadium for the ODI match against England. While the team aimed to create history by clean sweeping England on their pitch, this match holds its importance beyond this.
The match was special as the Indian pace baller, Jhulan Goswami will bid adieu to the sports after this match. Ahead of the third and final match, Indian captain, Harmanpreet Kaur was seen crying and then Jhulan hugged her.

Jhulan’s cricket career has been spectacular where she played 12 tests, 2014 ODIs and 68 T20s for India. She has the record for the most number of wickets, 353 wickets, in her international career. This is the most by any player in women’s cricket.
“I’d like to thank the BCCI, my friends, my family, my coaches, teammates, and captains,” said the bowling legend to Sky Cricket before the start of the match. “Everyone, thanks for this opportunity, this is a very special moment.”

“When I started my career in 2002, I played my first series against England, and I’m ending against England in my last series. And the most important thing is that we’re 2-0 up in the series which is the most important thing for me at this moment.’
“Every moment [of 20-year career] has had a lot of emotions, a lot of effort put in. But the 2017 World Cup where our team came back and fought [is the highlight]. Nobody gave us a chance initially that we would be playing in a final, but the way we played that tournament was something different I think, and from there women’s cricket in India slowly and gradually picked up.
“And at this moment, we have our path to motivate generations and young girls to take up sport and that they have an option with cricket. I have to [keep emotions in check], I can’t come with all those emotions onto the cricket field, As a ruthless character, I have to come out and play hard cricket and give my best,” she added.

It was an emotional moment for the nation and the teammates. Captain Harmanpreet broke into tears during the farewell match of Jhulan Goswami.

Continue Reading

News

Following his ‘friend and greatest rival’, Nadal withdraws from Laver Cup 2022.

Published

on

nadal withdraws from tournament

Today was the final match of Roger Federer’s career and the Swiss tennis legend withdrew his name from the Laver Cup 2022 tournament. Moments later his friend and greatest rival Rafael Nadal followed him and withdrew from the event.

Nadal arrived in London, a day before his match alongside Federer. He straight up went to meet his teammates before going for the gala dinner. He could barely practice due to a shortage of time. The pair lost the final match of Federer’s glorious career to the Team World combination of Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe.

Moments after the match, Nadal withdrew from the singles tie. He is replaced by Cameron Norrie in the lineup against Team World’s highest-ranked player Taylor Fritz.
The Laver Cup confirmed on Saturday morning: “Matteo Berrettini will be stepping in for Roger Federer: ‘I cannot wait to start.’ Additionally, Rafael Nadal withdrew for personal reasons. He will be replaced by Cameron Norrie.”


“I am not doing well. It’s been a tough time for me, I hardly slept, I was stressed. Luckily everything is okay and I was able to get here,” said Nadal in the post-match presser explaining the reason behind his withdrawal.

Continue Reading

Nation

Police to arrest ex-students of Bhopal college over girl’s obscene video

Published

on

By

Police in Bhopal have arrested two former students of an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) for shooting an obscene video of a female college student and blackmailing her.

Rahul Yadav and Khusboo Thakur were arrested by police under Section 383 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and pertinent provisions of the IT Act, while Ayan, another suspect, has ran away.

“A 19-year-old girl went missing from her house on Friday.The parents filed a police complaint and the police traced her at Bhopal railway station after a few hours. When police registered the girl’s statement, she informed that on September 17, there was a cultural programme in the college on the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti. She was changing her clothes in a washroom where Khushboo shot her obscene video,” said additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP), Rajesh Bhadoriya.

“The girl said three students showed the video to her boy friend and demanded ₹10,000 and also threatened to circulate it on social media. The girl’s parents worked in the ITI and she was afraid of public insult of her parents so she decided to run away,” said ADCP.

At the police station in Ashoka Garden, the cops filed a first information report (FIR).

Police are looking into the matter to determine whether she is the only girl experiencing this trauma or if it also happened to other girls, according to the police officer.

The three former students used to spend much of their time at the institution and harass students, according to the college students who reported them to the police.

Continue Reading

Nation

Ankita Murder Case: Outraged crowd vandalized BJP MLA’s car

Published

on

After the dead body of a 19-year-old missing teen girl was found in a canal in Rishikesh, there has been outrage among the locals.
It intensified on Saturday and the locals vandalized the car of BJP MLA Renu Bisht. Later, police had to escort the MLA safely.

The body was identified by the teen’s relative, who was reported missing for the past 6 days.
Three people were arrested by Uttrakhand Police on Friday including Pulkit Arya the son of Vinod Arya, a former BJP minister in the state. The girl was employed as the receptionist in a resort in the city, which is allegedly owned by the MLA.

Earlier in the day, the resort owned by the accused was also set on fire by the locals. Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed pain over the death of the woman and announced the setting up of an SIT, led by DIG police P Renuka Devi, to conduct a speedy probe into the killing.

As an effect of the protests, BJP expelled the father, BJP leader Vinod Arya and brother of the accused from the party earlier on Saturday.
“During the investigation, police learnt the accused and the woman had gone to Rishikesh on Sunday. While on their way back, Pulkit and the woman entered into an argument following which the accused threw her into a canal in Chilla,” the SSP said.

Continue Reading

Nation

Lalu Yadav criticises Amit Shah for attacking Bihar govt

Published

on

By

A day before he meets Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday criticised Home Minister Amit Shah for his attack on the Bihar government coalition and emphasised the need for Opposition unity.

“Amit Shah has utterly lost his mind.  His administration has been overthrown in Bihar. The BJP will also lost in 2024. That is why he is sprinting there (Bihar) and speaking of jungle raaj. What did he do when he was in Gujarat,” Yadav said.

The former chief minister of Bihar said that “Jungle raaj” was present in Gujarat when he was there.

On Sunday evening, Kumar and Yadav will probably meet Sonia Gandhi, the president of the Congress.

We are making every effort for Opposition unity,” Yadav, who has been battling poor health, said, adding this will the agenda of their meeting.

The Bihar chief minister was slammed by Shah on Friday for allegedly betraying the BJP and attempting to advance his prime ministerial ambitions while “sitting in the laps of Congress and RJD.”

At a rally in Purnea, Shah predicted that the Kumar-Lalu Prasad jodi would be destroyed (soopda saaf) in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and that the BJP will win a majority by itself in the state assembly elections the following year.

In response, Yadav said, “Amit Shah bilkul paglaye hue hain” ( Amit Shah is absolutely insane).

Continue Reading

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Falguni Pathak remarks ‘Wish I could take action’ over Neha Kakkar’s ‘Maine Payal Hai’ remake

Published

on

By

The renowned singer Falguni Pathak is not happy with Neha Kakkar’s recreation of her iconic song ‘Maine Payal Hai Chhankai’. She said in a recent interview that neither the producers nor Neha made an effort to get in touch with her prior to or following the release of the new song, ‘O Sajna’. The veteran singer also said that she wished to take action against the Neha Kakkar song but was unable to do so since she did not have the song rights.

Neha has come under fire from several fans for ‘ruining’ the original. The original singer of the 1990s hit song, Falguni, reshared fan posts on Instagram Story, subtly criticising Neha’s rendition of the song titled “O Sajna.”

“How long you can go Neha Kakkar? Stop ruining our old classics for us. Falguni Pathak is the OG. Stop with it already,” one of the posts on Falguni’s Instagram Story read.

The actors Vivan Bhatena and Nikhila Palat were featured in the original song, which was launched in 1999. At a college festival, the song was performed as a puppet show. The song was a resounding hit. Recently, the updated version was unveiled.

The music video for “O Sajna” features Dhanashree Verma and Priyank Sharma. “O Sajna” was written by Tanishk Bagchi, who is renowned for reinventing classic Hindi melodies.

Continue Reading

Trending