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Pakistan PM Imran Khan thanked all lawmakers from his party and allies for supporting him.(Reuters)

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wins trust vote

Agencies
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 12:00 AM IST
PM Khan won 178 votes, safely above the 172 votes he needed, to prove his majority in the NA
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Shahbaz Sharif, who is the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), called the entire the matter 'political victimisation'.(AP Photo)
Shahbaz Sharif, who is the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), called the entire the matter 'political victimisation'.(AP Photo)

Pak govt declares oppn leader's daughter, son-in-law 'proclaimed offenders'

PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 09:03 PM IST
The Accountability Court, Lahore, had already issued arrest warrants for Rabia Imran and Ali Imran Yousuf in the Saaf Pani Company corruption case.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been accused by the opposition of pushing stringent laws, ostensibly required to fulfil its FATF commitments, that can be used to target them(AFP)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been accused by the opposition of pushing stringent laws, ostensibly required to fulfil its FATF commitments, that can be used to target them(AFP)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan wins trust vote in National Assembly

PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Prime Minister Khan secured 178 votes in the 342-member lower house of Parliament during a special session convened on the directives of President Arif Alvi. A total of 172 votes was needed for a simple majority.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan.(Reuters)
Prime Minister Imran Khan.(Reuters)

Pak PM Imran Khan threatens party lawmakers ahead of Vote of Confidence

Posted by Shivani | ANI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Khan's party Pakistan -- Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) -- has 157 members in the 342-member National Assembly. Opposition Pakistan Muslim Leauge-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples' Party have 84 and 54 members, respectively.
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Criticising the meeting between Khan, the Army chief and the ISI chief, Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of the main Oppostion party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz said the military leadership "should not have been seen" with Prime Minister Khan after the developments in the Senate polls.(AP)
Criticising the meeting between Khan, the Army chief and the ISI chief, Maryam Nawaz, Vice President of the main Oppostion party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz said the military leadership "should not have been seen" with Prime Minister Khan after the developments in the Senate polls.(AP)

After senate poll defeat, ISI, Pak army chiefs meet Imran Khan

PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:38 PM IST
An official source said the meeting was held to review the “internal and external situation”.
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Shopkeepers listen to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on television, in Karachi. (AFP. )
Shopkeepers listen to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on television, in Karachi. (AFP. )

PDM to boycott Pak PM Imran Khan's vote of confidence on Saturday

PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 10:16 PM IST
PDM candidate and former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani defeated ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Wednesday, in a major blow to Khan.
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A bystander listens Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on television. ( AFP)
A bystander listens Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on television. ( AFP)

Pak election commission meets to discuss Imran Khan's allegations

PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:58 PM IST
Prime Minister Khan, in a televised address to the country on Thursday, lashed out at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which he said failed to stop corruption in Wednesday's closely-contested Senate elections.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday he would seek a vote of confidence in the National Assembly this weekend to prove he still has the support of majority lawmakers despite the shock defeat of the finance minister in the Senate's elections.(File Photo/REUTERS)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday he would seek a vote of confidence in the National Assembly this weekend to prove he still has the support of majority lawmakers despite the shock defeat of the finance minister in the Senate's elections.(File Photo/REUTERS)

‘If I lose, …’: PM Imran Khan’s emotional pitch ahead of trust vote this week

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:50 PM IST
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted that he wouldn’t abandon his campaign against corruption even if loses the trust vote.
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party candidate Gurdeep Singh elected Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. (PTI Photo)
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party candidate Gurdeep Singh elected Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. (PTI Photo)

Gurdeep Singh becomes first minority leader to win Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:59 PM IST
The Election Commission authorities informed that five votes of minority candidates were rejected by the Presiding Officer.
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Former PM Yousuf Gilani defeated minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.(AP File Photo)
Former PM Yousuf Gilani defeated minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.(AP File Photo)

Ex-PM Gilani's party defeats Pak PM Imran Khan's candidate in senate polls

ANI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:00 PM IST
After the result was announced, Shaikh and Gilani shook hands and hugged each other. The news of Shaikh's defeat was told to him by Zain Qureshi -- who was the minister's polling agent, according to Geo News.
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In this file photo. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), waves to the supporters during an anti-government protest rally organized by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of political opposition parties, in Lahore, Pakistan. (REUTERS)
In this file photo. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), waves to the supporters during an anti-government protest rally organized by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of political opposition parties, in Lahore, Pakistan. (REUTERS)

Bilawal Bhutto says PTI partymen have lost faith in Imran

ANI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 08:09 PM IST
As the polling for 37 seats of Pakistan's Senate is underway, the PPP chairman stated that even a single vote more would be a bonus for the party to lead in the elections for the Upper House of the Parliament.
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Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan in this file photo in this file photo from 2012. (AP Photo)
Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan in this file photo in this file photo from 2012. (AP Photo)

Taliban collecting funds openly, Pak govt turning blind eye: Report

ANI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Afridi said, "Whenever there are important meetings of important organisations like the United Nations and FATF, these terrorists and terrorist organisations are banned but the moment these meetings are finished, they resurface".
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A sketch by Pakistani comedian Akbar Chaudhry on how to speak English like Shashi Tharoor grabbed the attention of netizens.(Twitter/@akbar chaudhry)
A sketch by Pakistani comedian Akbar Chaudhry on how to speak English like Shashi Tharoor grabbed the attention of netizens.(Twitter/@akbar chaudhry)

Shashi Tharoor tweets this after video on speaking English like him goes viral

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:36 PM IST
  • The 35-seconds-long clip featuring Chaudhry himself shows three steps to speak fluent English like Shashi Tharoor.
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The governments of India and Pakistan have welcomed the border ceasefire announced by the two armies after months of back-channel contact at military and diplomatic level(Agencies)
The governments of India and Pakistan have welcomed the border ceasefire announced by the two armies after months of back-channel contact at military and diplomatic level(Agencies)

‘Not a shot fired’: Ceasefire brings peace to India-Pak border, big test ahead

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:07 PM IST
  • A top J&K official said they had not detected any infiltration over the last five days after the ceasefire agreement came in force.
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Ministry of Economic Affairs reported that during the July-January period of fiscal year 2020-21, the government obtained USD 6.7 billion in external loans from multiple financing sources.(AFP/For Representational Purposes Only)
Ministry of Economic Affairs reported that during the July-January period of fiscal year 2020-21, the government obtained USD 6.7 billion in external loans from multiple financing sources.(AFP/For Representational Purposes Only)

Pakistan's debt continues to mount, owes $6.7 billion to foreign lenders: Report

ANI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:53 AM IST
In January alone, the government received USD 960 million in foreign loans, including USD 675 million from commercial banks, which were the most expensive loans.
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“I welcome restoration of the ceasefire along the LOC. The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India,” Khan tweeted.(HT_PRINT)
“I welcome restoration of the ceasefire along the LOC. The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India,” Khan tweeted.(HT_PRINT)

Onus on India after LoC ceasefire: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:37 AM IST
On Thursday, India and Pakistan jointly announced that they agreed to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). India told Pakistan “talks and terror” cannot go together and said it desired normal neighbourly relations.
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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned home on 1 March via the heavily-guarded Wagah-Attari border post(PTI)
Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned home on 1 March via the heavily-guarded Wagah-Attari border post(PTI)

A rare phone call, secret letter: How India got Pak to release IAF’s Abhinandan

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 07:24 PM IST
  • Then RAW chief Anil Dhasmana made a rare phone call to his then ISI counterpart Lt General Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah over a secure line, demanding that the IAF pilot be released immediately.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan Khan looks on at the Trade and Investments conference during his two-day visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan Khan looks on at the Trade and Investments conference during his two-day visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)

Pakistan offers USD 50 mn new credit line to Sri Lanka for defence cooperation

PTI, Colombo/islamabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:32 PM IST
  • The two countries reached a broad consensus on ways and means to further strengthen cooperation in a comprehensive manner.
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NSA Ajit Doval led the back-channel negotiations with his Pakistani counterpart that led to joint statement by the Indian defence ministry and the Pak military (PTI)
NSA Ajit Doval led the back-channel negotiations with his Pakistani counterpart that led to joint statement by the Indian defence ministry and the Pak military (PTI)

NSA Doval led secret back-channels talks with Pak for months before DGMO pact

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:17 PM IST
  • The first sign that India-Pakistan back-channel conversations were on track came this month when Pak army chief Gen Bajwa said it was time to extend a hand of peace in all directions
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The Pakistani government has recently re-approached Chinese officials on the issue but no information has leaked out in the public domain on their exchanges. (Reuters/HT Archive)
The Pakistani government has recently re-approached Chinese officials on the issue but no information has leaked out in the public domain on their exchanges. (Reuters/HT Archive)

Pak caught in China's debt-trap diplomacy, seeks relief from 'iron ally': Report

ANI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:41 AM IST
Pakistani officials are also reportedly asking their Chinese counterparts to decelerate agreed plans to build even more power plants that would add to the overcapacity problem.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan Khan looks on at the Trade and Investments conference during his two-day visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan Khan looks on at the Trade and Investments conference during his two-day visit in Colombo, Sri Lanka February 24, 2021. (REUTERS)

Pak, India can resolve Kashmir issue through dialogue: Imran Khan says in Lanka

PTI, Colombo
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:29 PM IST
"Our only dispute is Kashmir and it can only be resolved through dialogue," he said.
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Imran Khan at his cousin Zayn's wedding.
Imran Khan at his cousin Zayn's wedding.

Imran Khan officiates cousin Zayn Marie's wedding, see new pictures here

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:04 AM IST
  • Actor Aamir Khan's reclusive nephew, Imran Khan, officiated his cousin Zayn Marie's wedding. See new pictures here.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan disembarks from an aircraft after his arrival in Colombo on Tuesday on a two day visit. (AP)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan disembarks from an aircraft after his arrival in Colombo on Tuesday on a two day visit. (AP)

India allows use of airspace by Pakistan PM Imran Khan's special aircraft

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:08 AM IST
  • India’s decision to allow the special flight to use its airspace was in marked contrast to Pakistan’s actions in 2019, when Islamabad denied permission for the use of Pakistani airspace by three Indian VVIP flights.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File photo)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to arrive in Sri Lanka on Tuesday

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 01:33 PM IST
The bilateral talks are expected to focus on various sectors including trade, investment, health, education, agriculture, technology, defence and tourism.
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In the last plenary held in October 2020, the FATF concluded that Pakistan will continue in its “grey list” till February 2021(AFP photo)
In the last plenary held in October 2020, the FATF concluded that Pakistan will continue in its “grey list” till February 2021(AFP photo)

Pakistan unlikely to exit ‘grey list’ as FATF meets to decide its fate: Report

Posted by Prashasti Singh | PTI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:50 PM IST
The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force had placed Pakistan on the grey list in June 2018 and asked Islamabad to implement a plan of action to curb money laundering and terror financing by the end of 2019 but the deadline was extended later on due to Covid-19 pandemic.
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A man walks past the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, Pakistan(AP Photo)
A man walks past the Supreme Court building in Islamabad, Pakistan(AP Photo)

Pak judge lashes out at SC order barring him from hearing cases against Imran

ANI, Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:02 PM IST
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed on February 11 had issued orders restraining Justice Qazi Faez Isa from hearing matters involving the Prime Minister.
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Nawaz said that she "happy that the ECP was carrying out its constitutional and legal duty".(AFP)
Nawaz said that she "happy that the ECP was carrying out its constitutional and legal duty".(AFP)

ECP report on bypoll results a 'charge sheet' against Imran Khan: Maryam

ANI, Lahore
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:55 PM IST
The ECP had said that it suspected that the results of 20 polling stations had been falsified in the by-election for the NA-75 (Daska) constituency, the Dawn reported.
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PM Imran Khan also needs a diversionary visit to draw attention away from the persisting crisis in Pakistan.(AP)
PM Imran Khan also needs a diversionary visit to draw attention away from the persisting crisis in Pakistan.(AP)

Imran's Lanka visit aims at gaining support for J-K issue against India: Report

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 12:27 PM IST
The political rationale for a visit to Colombo could be that it coincides with the start of the 46th UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva, where a new resolution on Sri Lanka is likely to be tabled.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP photo)

Imran Khan's two-day official visit to Sri Lanka from Feb 23

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:21 PM IST
Bilateral meetings with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are scheduled, during which trade, investment, health, education, agriculture, technology, defence and tourism would be discussed, according to a media statement.
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai(REUTERS Photo)
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai(REUTERS Photo)

Malala questions Imran Khan, Pak Army over threatening post by Taliban terrorist

Posted by Prashasti Singh | ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 04:14 PM IST
The threat by Ehsan prompted Yousafzai to question Pakistan's military (DGISPR) and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Twitter to explain how her shooter, Ehsan, had escaped from the government's custody.
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