Following the resignation of PM Boris Johnson, the UK has begun conducting elections for the next premier. After the completion of the first round of the electoral process, the UK is looking at two candidates for the premiership—Rishi Sunak and Mary Elizabeth Truss. Amna Walistan briefly introduces the two contenders, and discusses how there’s currently no clear winner in sight.
At the end of July, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Council of Foreign Ministers held a two-day meeting in Uzbekistan’s capital – Tashkent. The foreign ministers of the member states deliberated on matters of regional and global security, cooperation, and SCO’s membership. Amna Walistan notes that the conference provided Pakistan, represented by FM Bilawal Zardari, the opportunity to participate in the discussion of several issues, including the economic and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.