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Maryam Nawaz attends an anti-government rally in Multan on November 30.(AFP)

Pak oppn holds rally, Mayram Nawaz chides PM Khan over ISI phone tapping

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Maryam attacked Prime Minister Imran Khan, calling him a “puppet prime minister” who should have “some courage” to question the country’s top spy agency – Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – as to why it is tapping his telephone calls.
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Pakistan’s leading opposition politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday he has tested positive for the coronavirus(AFP)
Pakistan’s leading opposition politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday he has tested positive for the coronavirus(AFP)

Bilawal Bhutto tests positive for Covid, goes into isolation

By Agencies | Pakistan
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 01:13 AM IST
The 32-year-old chief of Pakistan Peoples Party and son of former two-time PM Benazir Bhutto went into isolation after being infected
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Late former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto(Reuters file photo)
Late former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto(Reuters file photo)

Pak police refuse to file case against US blogger for tweet against Benazir Bhutto

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 09:29 PM IST
Petitioner Waqas Ahmad Abbasi submitted a written application last week against Cynthia D Ritchie, accusing her of maligning former premier Benazir on social media.
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Former Indian Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao rejected an offer of talks with his Pakistani counterpart Benazir Bhutto in London in 1996 because he thought she was immature.(HT File Photo)
Former Indian Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao rejected an offer of talks with his Pakistani counterpart Benazir Bhutto in London in 1996 because he thought she was immature.(HT File Photo)

When Narasimha Rao rejected Benazir’s ‘tea diplomacy’ in London

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 02:43 AM IST
According to declassified papers released by Britain’s National Archives, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao did not doubt Benazir Bhutto’s good intentions, but thought “she was immature and was not mistress in her own house”.
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A Pakistani doctor takes blood sample of a villager to screen for HIV at a hospital in a village near Ratodero, a small town in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan where the outbreak of deadly disease took place last month, Thursday, May 16, 2019.(AP)
A Pakistani doctor takes blood sample of a villager to screen for HIV at a hospital in a village near Ratodero, a small town in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan where the outbreak of deadly disease took place last month, Thursday, May 16, 2019.(AP)

About 500 people test positive for HIV in Pakistan

By Press Trust of India | Ratodero (Pakistan)
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Bibi took her son to a local doctor, who prescribed paracetamol syrup for Raza and told her there was no need to worry. But she panicked after being alerted that several children who initially came down with a fever had tested positive for HIV in nearby villages.
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Ardern said the proposal was made when the couple, plus her diplomatic protection security, some locals, and a dog who stole her chocolates, were at a beautiful little lookout on Mokotahi hill on the Mahia peninsula in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.(AP FILE)
Ardern said the proposal was made when the couple, plus her diplomatic protection security, some locals, and a dog who stole her chocolates, were at a beautiful little lookout on Mokotahi hill on the Mahia peninsula in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.(AP FILE)

‘I was surprised by the question,’ New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern talks about wedding proposal

By Reuters | Wellington
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 02:02 PM IST
Ardern was addressing her first weekly media briefing after news of her engagement with fishing-show host Clarke Gayford became public last week.
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News of their engagement broke after journalists noticed Ardern wearing a ring on her middle finger at a public event on Friday.(AFP)
News of their engagement broke after journalists noticed Ardern wearing a ring on her middle finger at a public event on Friday.(AFP)

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern engaged to long-time partner after Easter proposal

By Reuters | Wellington
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 02:06 PM IST
Gayford, the 41-year-old host of a TV fishing show, takes care of their ten-month-old daughter Neve Te Aroha, while Ardern, 38, runs the country.
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Imran Khan reshuffles Cabinet amidst mounting criticism over government performance(HT Photo)
Imran Khan reshuffles Cabinet amidst mounting criticism over government performance(HT Photo)

Imran Khan reshuffles Cabinet amidst mounting criticism over government performance

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2019 10:48 AM IST
The key ministry of interior was assigned to former ISI officer, Brig (retd) Ijaz Shah who was recently appointed as minister for parliamentary affairs.
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In the file photo, fire brigade officers are seen fighting fire at Taj hotel.(Hemant Padalkar/HT Photo)
In the file photo, fire brigade officers are seen fighting fire at Taj hotel.(Hemant Padalkar/HT Photo)

Global scrutiny may not bring changes in Pakistan

By TCA Raghavan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 08:03 AM IST
26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: The Mumbai carnage saw an international condemnation that cut across all divisions in demanding that action be taken against its planners and perpetrators. None of that happened
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Mani Shankar Aiyar and Karan Thapar at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest on Saturday(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Mani Shankar Aiyar and Karan Thapar at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest on Saturday(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Mani Shankar Aiyar, Karan Thapar play the devil’s advocate at Khushwant Singh Lit Fest

By Aishwarya Khosla | Hindustan Times, Kasauli, Kasuali
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 10:02 AM IST
In keeping with the fest’s theme, the strength of the nari (woman), Aiyar decided to focus the session on the prominent women Thapar knew and interviewed.
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Remembering Benazir: At a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) election rally in Faisalabad on February 14, 2008.(AFP)
Remembering Benazir: At a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) election rally in Faisalabad on February 14, 2008.(AFP)

Excerpt: Pakistan Adrift; Navigating Troubled Waters by Asad Durrani

By Asad Durrani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 08:28 PM IST
In this exclusive first excerpt from Asad Durrani’s new book, the former ISI chief writes frankly about Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto
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A portrait of Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, is on display near Khan's residence, in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)
A portrait of Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, is on display near Khan's residence, in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)

Nawaz Sharif, Bhutto’s parties form alliance to challenge Imran Khan, but might not have numbers

By Reuters | Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:03 AM IST
The alliance with smaller parties appeared unlikely to derail Imran Khan’s election as Pakistan prime minister, but it could leave him with a thin majority that could make enacting his agenda difficult
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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto (C) waves to supporters during an election campaign rally in Karachi early on July 21, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto (C) waves to supporters during an election campaign rally in Karachi early on July 21, 2018.(AFP Photo)

Pakistan election: Bilawal Bhutto wins hearts but has big shoes to fill

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 08:50 AM IST
The chances of Bilawal Bhutto, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, becoming the next prime minister may be slim, but his campaign has won him many admirers
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Supporters of ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif take part in a march towards Lahore airport ahead of his arrival from London, July 13, 2018. Pakistan Supreme Court convicted him in a case of money laundering.(AFP)
Supporters of ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif take part in a march towards Lahore airport ahead of his arrival from London, July 13, 2018. Pakistan Supreme Court convicted him in a case of money laundering.(AFP)

Nawaz Sharif: a brave, rich man who unsettled the army more than Benazir Bhutto could

By Vinod Sharma | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 05:56 PM IST
Sharif is in the middle of his fifth battle with the country’s military leadership, the reason why the army is suspicious of him. Equally unsettling for them is his mass base in Punjab.
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Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto gave birth to daughter Bakhtawar in 1990 while in office.(Reuters File Photo)
Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto gave birth to daughter Bakhtawar in 1990 while in office.(Reuters File Photo)

Jacinda Ardern to Benazir Bhutto: A tale of two pregnancies in power

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse, Auckland
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 05:45 PM IST
There has been excitement and well-wishing from political rivals for New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, a far cry from 1990, when then Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto told almost no-one she was pregnant until Bakhtawar was born.
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Indira Gandhi (L) meets Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Shimla on June 28, 1972.(AFP)
Indira Gandhi (L) meets Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in Shimla on June 28, 1972.(AFP)

Review: Born To Be Hanged; Political Biography of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto by Syeda Hameed

By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 06:19 PM IST
Born To Be Hanged presents a fascinating portrait of the former president and prime minister of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was executed on 4 April 1979
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Graves in Chenab Nagar, Pakistan of Ahmadiyyas killed in attacks on the community’s mosques in May 2010.(Getty Images)
Graves in Chenab Nagar, Pakistan of Ahmadiyyas killed in attacks on the community’s mosques in May 2010.(Getty Images)

Excerpt: Reimagining Pakistan by Husain Haqqani

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Husain Haqqani’s new book states that successive Pakistani leaders and most of the country’s intelligentsia preferred to build the ‘ideology of Pakistan’ on the twin pillars of Islam and antagonism towards India. An excerpt from a chapter on Islamist Rage examines what is at the heart of the nation’s current problems
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