September 28 – The Diplomat report by Jeremy Luedi states that at just 39, mother-of-three Tanzeela Qambrani has made history. Qambrani secured a seat in the legislature of Sindh province in Pakistan, making her the first member of the Sheedi minority to become a lawmaker in Pakistan. Unlike other minorities in the country, the Sheedis can trace their roots far beyond Sindh — they are the descendants of the African slaves, sailors, and soldiers who made South Asia their home in centuries past.
What Exactly Did Pakistan’s Prime Minister Say About the Country’s Nuclear Weapons?
September 3: The Diplomat report by Ankit Panda states that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, speaking on Monday, caused a bit of a stir with comments that were initially reported as a pledge by Islamabad to not use its nuclear weapons first in any conflict with India. That’s at least how it was reported by Reuters India, which headlined its story: “Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, amid tensions with India: PM Imran Khan.”
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