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PM Imran Khan launches Pakistan's first-ever National Security Policy

“The policy puts economic security at the core. A stronger economy would create additional resources which would then be distributed to further bolster military and human security,” said Imran Khan referring to Pakistan's National Security Policy.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan 
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan 
Published on Jan 14, 2022 01:42 PM IST
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Body of kidnapped Pakistani-American woman found, ex-husband confesses killing

According to the sources, Habib said that he had killed Swati on October 16 and buried her body in Hangu.
Pakistani-American woman killed by ex-husband and buried her body in Hangu.(HT File )
Pakistani-American woman killed by ex-husband and buried her body in Hangu.(HT File )
Published on Dec 26, 2021 12:21 PM IST
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Pakistan authority cancels land allotment for Hindu temple in Islamabad

  • This comes as reports of discrimination and attacks on religious minorities have surged in the country.
Pakistan authority cancels land allotment for Hindu temple in Islamabad.(Reuters File)
Pakistan authority cancels land allotment for Hindu temple in Islamabad.(Reuters File)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 02:20 AM IST
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After petrol and sugar, electricity rates hiked in inflation-hit Pakistan

Pakistan: This comes after the latest surge in petroleum prices. According to a finance ministry notification, with the 8.03 increase, the new price of petrol has been fixed at 145.82 per litre, which has come into effect from November 5.
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan (File Photo / AP)
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan (File Photo / AP)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 12:23 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Always been there’: Imran Khan thanks Saudi Arabia on receiving $3 billion aid

Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan had on Monday met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the sidelines of the Middle East Green Initiative (MGI) summit in Riyadh.
Riyadh: In this photo provided by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, greets Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan, left, during the Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, Oct. 25. (AP)
Riyadh: In this photo provided by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, greets Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan, left, during the Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, Oct. 25. (AP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 01:01 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

After Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, terror attacks in Pak highest in 4 years

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an offshoot terror outfit of the Taliban, is believed to have been ‘encouraged’ by the developments next door.
After the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, terror attacks have been at a four-year high, a new report showed. (File Photo / REUTERS)
After the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, terror attacks have been at a four-year high, a new report showed. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Islamabad 'fears' rise in violence along Afghan-Pak border, here's why

Pakistan's government has said that its influence over the movement has waned, particularly since the Taliban grew in confidence once Washington announced the date for the complete withdrawal of US and other foreign troops.
General view of the Pakistan's flag and the Taliban's flag in the background as seen from the Friendship Gate crossing point in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border town of Chaman, in Pakistan. (File Photo / REUTERS)
General view of the Pakistan's flag and the Taliban's flag in the background as seen from the Friendship Gate crossing point in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border town of Chaman, in Pakistan. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 06:46 AM IST
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Pakistan to rent out PM’s official house to manage 'financial crunch': Report

Imran Khan had vacated his official residence in Islamabad after the Pakistan government announced in August 2019 its plan to convert the prime minister's house into a state-of-the-art federal educational institution.
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan speaks during an interview with Reuters in Islamabad. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan speaks during an interview with Reuters in Islamabad. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Aug 04, 2021 07:18 AM IST
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Former Pakistan PM opposes government bid to delay PoK elections

Pakistan's coronavirus-monitoring body had earlier suggested postponing the upcoming PoK elections by two months. But former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said that his party would not let the federal government "steal" the people's mandate
Former Pakistan prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (File Photo)
Former Pakistan prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf (File Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 10:01 AM IST
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Pakistan faces third Covid-19 wave. Low oxygen chokes Islamabad hospitals

The situation in Islamabad seems to be particularly precarious as the largest medical facility here, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), is struggling with low oxygen pressure amidst a tidal wave of Covid-19 patients
A man walks through a deserted Expressway in Islamabad earlier this month. Pakistan is reeling under the third wave of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (AFP)
A man walks through a deserted Expressway in Islamabad earlier this month. Pakistan is reeling under the third wave of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (AFP)
Published on Apr 23, 2021 03:13 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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Strong tremors in Delhi-NCR: What we know so far

According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the epicentre of the earthquake was in Tajikistan, with a depth of 80km. According to the initial reports. no loss of life or property was reported so far.
The tremors were also felt across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.(PTI)
The tremors were also felt across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2021 06:47 AM IST
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Won’t be blackmailed into visiting Hazara mourning slain kin, says defiant Pak PM

Imran Khan said he sent three members of his cabinet to meet the protesters to assure them that the state will take care of them and compensate them for the loss of their loved ones. However, instead of soothing nerves, the visit of the three ministers angered members of the Shia Hazara community.
Maryam Nawaz (left), opposition leader and daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, meets with mourners from the Shia Hazara community gathering near the coffins of miners, who were killed in an attack by gunmen in the mountainous Machh area, during a sit-in protest at the eastern bypass on the outskirts of Quetta on January 7.(AFP)
Maryam Nawaz (left), opposition leader and daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, meets with mourners from the Shia Hazara community gathering near the coffins of miners, who were killed in an attack by gunmen in the mountainous Machh area, during a sit-in protest at the eastern bypass on the outskirts of Quetta on January 7.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 06:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Pakistani PM Imran Khan asks Shiites to bury coal miners killed by IS

Hundreds of mourners, who despite harsh cold weather have been rallying in Quetta at the miners’ coffins, want Prime Minister Imran Khan to personally visit them to assure their protection.
Shiite Muslims chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)
Shiite Muslims chant slogans during a sit-in to protest the killing of coal mine workers by gunmen near the Machh coal field, in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP)
Published on Jan 08, 2021 03:19 PM IST
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India should not worry about our ties with Pakistan, says Russia

Moscow’s efforts to develop relations with Islamabad fit in with the basic values of the strategic partnership between India and Russia, Russian ambassador Nikolay Kudashev told a news briefing.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting via video link in Moscow, Russia.(via REUTERS)
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting via video link in Moscow, Russia.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 12:26 AM IST
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India rejects Pakistan’s allegations about targeting of UN vehicle

Shortly before India made clear its position on Sunday evening, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said it had taken up the incident with the UN and asked it to “initiate a transparent investigation” into the matter.
Indian officials had on Friday rejected claims by the Pakistani military’s media arm and Foreign Office that a vehicle carrying two officers of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was “specifically targeted” by Indian troops from across the LoC.(PHOTO: @OfficialDGISPR.)
Indian officials had on Friday rejected claims by the Pakistani military’s media arm and Foreign Office that a vehicle carrying two officers of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was “specifically targeted” by Indian troops from across the LoC.(PHOTO: @OfficialDGISPR.)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Taliban team in Pakistan as calls grow for Afghan cease-fire

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and his delegation were summoned to Islamabad from Qatar, where they have been negotiating since September with Afghan government representatives, officials close to the talks said.
Taliban delegates shake hands during talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar September 12, 2020.(Reuters/ File photo)
Taliban delegates shake hands during talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents in Doha, Qatar September 12, 2020.(Reuters/ File photo)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 03:53 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

OIC cold-shoulders Pakistan at big meet, Imran Khan govt puts up a brave face

Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who has had to face some embarrassing moments at home over OIC’s refusal to discuss Kashmir as a separate item followed up on Sunday morning.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan tried to persuade the OIC to let it hold a side event on Kashmir when preparations for the 27-28 November OIC foreign ministers were still underway.(AFP)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan tried to persuade the OIC to let it hold a side event on Kashmir when preparations for the 27-28 November OIC foreign ministers were still underway.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Keep an eye on Pakistan | HT Editorial

Islamabad is up to its usual tricks — this time to win over Joe Biden
An Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun pass, also known as Sadhana pass, about 8 Km from the Line of Control, Kupwara, October 14, 2020(AFP)
An Indian Army soldier stands guard near Nastachun pass, also known as Sadhana pass, about 8 Km from the Line of Control, Kupwara, October 14, 2020(AFP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 07:39 PM IST
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Pakistan’s extremist religious group lifts partial siege to Islamabad after talks with govt

Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) of firebrand cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi started the protest march on the Murree Road of the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Sunday.
People chant slogans as they set fire to France's flag during a protest against the cartoon publications of Prophet Mohammad in France and comments by the French President Emmanuel Macron, in Karachi, Pakistan October 31, 2020.(Reuters photo)
People chant slogans as they set fire to France's flag during a protest against the cartoon publications of Prophet Mohammad in France and comments by the French President Emmanuel Macron, in Karachi, Pakistan October 31, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh

Islamabad under partial seige over anti-France protest by extremists

Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan of controversial cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi organised the protest march on the Murree Road of the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Sunday
Hundreds of protestors of an extremist religious group on Monday laid partial siege to the national capital to denounce the publication of blasphemous cartoons in a French magazine(AP)
Hundreds of protestors of an extremist religious group on Monday laid partial siege to the national capital to denounce the publication of blasphemous cartoons in a French magazine(AP)
Published on Nov 16, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

US embassy in soup over retweet of Pak leader’s post targeting Imran Khan

The US embassy account on Tuesday retweeted a post by a PML-N lawmaker attacking PM Imran Khan, leading to the hashtag #ApologiseUS_Embassy trending on Twitter.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was not directly mentioned by the PML-N lawmaker in his tweet.(Reuters file)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was not directly mentioned by the PML-N lawmaker in his tweet.(Reuters file)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 09:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Jananrdhanan

On Kartarpur anniversary, Pak says India yet to reopen its side of corridor

The Pakistan foreign office statement on Monday came days after India’s protest against Islamabad’s decision to hand over management of Durbar Sahib Gurdwara in Kartarpur to a body without any Sikh representatives.
Indian and Pakistani devotees at Gurudwara Darbar Sahib on the occasion of the opening of the Kartarpur corridor on November 9, 2019.(HT file photo)
Indian and Pakistani devotees at Gurudwara Darbar Sahib on the occasion of the opening of the Kartarpur corridor on November 9, 2019.(HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 07:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Pakistani clerics give approval to Hindu temple construction

The decision by the Council of Islamic Ideology comes after the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan abruptly halted construction on the temple in the capital Islamabad in June.
Khan, who has promised equal rights for minorities, is expected to issue a formal order to allow the temple’s construction(REUTERS)
Khan, who has promised equal rights for minorities, is expected to issue a formal order to allow the temple’s construction(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 29, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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Islamabad, Pakistan | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Pak to strengthen ties with Afghanistan: PM Imran

Inaugurating a two-day seminar titled ‘Pakistan-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum’ here on Monday, Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong resolve to continue to play its role for peace and stability in Afghanistan
Imran Khan gestures during a conference.(REUTERS)
Imran Khan gestures during a conference.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 01:53 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

The threat from al Qaeda persists | HT Editorial

Since last year, al Qaeda’s leadership, including its chief Ayman al Zawahiri, has repeatedly called for a renewed jihad in Kashmir against India
Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, LeT and other such groups are different brands which draw from a common pool of terrorism(AFP)
Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, LeT and other such groups are different brands which draw from a common pool of terrorism(AFP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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No atmosphere for talks with India, says Pak foreign minister

Shah Mehmood Qureshi rejected suggestions that messages for talks have been sent from across the border.
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.(AP file)
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.(AP file)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Three-day FATF meet begins from Wednesday, Pakistan’s fate hangs in balance

This meeting was earlier scheduled in June but Islamabad got a breather of four months as the Paris-based watchdog temporarily postponed all mutual evaluations and follow-up deadlines due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The FATF is an inter-governmental body that was established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.(Reuters)
The FATF is an inter-governmental body that was established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 04:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni

Pak’s coordinated push shows up in joint terror teams killed by Kashmir cops

In 3 of the 17 encounters with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir since September 1, the police were up against a joint team of terrorists from more than one terror group.
Indian security officials say Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and the army have been pushing terror groups in Kashmir to forge operational synergy.(AFP)
Indian security officials say Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government and the army have been pushing terror groups in Kashmir to forge operational synergy.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 09:50 PM IST
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Livid Imran Khan vows to jail Nawaz Sharif as oppn holds 2nd rally

A visibly upset and angry Prime Minister Imran Khan told a conference of his supporters in Islamabad on Saturday that he would get “tougher” with the opposition leaders and put them all behind bars.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif wave to supporters during the first public rally of the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement in the eastern city of Gujranwala on October 16.(AFP)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif wave to supporters during the first public rally of the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement in the eastern city of Gujranwala on October 16.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 01:03 AM IST
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