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Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti waves to supporters during a function in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

Mehbooba urges PM Modi to accept Imran Khan’s call for India-Pak talks

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 08:58 PM IST
The PDP president cited Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s example to state that the upcoming elections should not stop PM Modi from trying to establish peace with Pakistan.
The election will lead to what will only be the second civilian-to-civlian transition of power in Pakistan’s 70-year history.(AP)
The election will lead to what will only be the second civilian-to-civlian transition of power in Pakistan’s 70-year history.(AP)

Imran Khan needs support of smaller parties or independents to become Pak PM

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Although Imran Khan’s PTI appeared likely to fall short of the 137 seats needed for a majority in the National Assembly, his better-than-expected results mean he should have no problems forming a government with coalition partners.
Imran Khan (left) with Dilip Vengsarkar (right)(Alamy Stock Photo)
Imran Khan (left) with Dilip Vengsarkar (right)(Alamy Stock Photo)

Cricket greats Dilip Vengsarkar, Gundappa Vishwanath heap praise on Imran Khan

PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Vengsarkar, Vishwanath remeber Pakistan’s favourite cricketer.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan claimed victory on Thursday in the Pakistan general elections(REUTERS)
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan claimed victory on Thursday in the Pakistan general elections(REUTERS)

Imran Khan talks of ‘solving Kashmir issue’, Valley not very hopeful

By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 10:11 AM IST
In the valley, Imran Khan is remembered as a charismatic cricketer under whom Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup in 1992.
Northern Army commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh refused comments on the change in the political leadership. He said the army was fully capable of dealing with any contingency along the Line of Control.(AP)
Northern Army commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh refused comments on the change in the political leadership. He said the army was fully capable of dealing with any contingency along the Line of Control.(AP)

Expect spurt in terror activities in Kashmir, warn experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2018 10:58 PM IST
Imran Khan’s support to Islamist voices has led to apprehensions that the new leadership could adopt a harder line against India
A shopkeeper looks on a screen, displaying the cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in a televised speech a day after the general election, at a market in Karachi, Pakistan July 26, 2018.(REUTERS)
A shopkeeper looks on a screen, displaying the cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in a televised speech a day after the general election, at a market in Karachi, Pakistan July 26, 2018.(REUTERS)

India neither surprised by Pakistan election results, nor expecting turnaround, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayanth Jacob
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Imran Khan, once seen as a progressive liberal, and the Cricket World Cup-winning captain of Pakistan , has undergone a major political transformation in the little over two-decade history of his political party.
Imran Khan with his second wife Reham Khan. The marriage lasted only 10 months.(PTI file photo)
Imran Khan with his second wife Reham Khan. The marriage lasted only 10 months.(PTI file photo)

Imran Khan: From a flamboyant cricketer to conservative politician

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2018 11:00 AM IST
Once a popular ‘playboy’ cricketer, Imran Khan now cuts a more conservative persona as a devout Muslim, often carrying prayer beads and nurturing beliefs in living saints.
Imran Khan called it a ‘historic election’.(Video screenshot/ANI)
Imran Khan called it a ‘historic election’.(Video screenshot/ANI)

Imran Khan declares election victory, says ready to serve Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 08:27 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ‘s Imran Khan had campaigned on populist promises to build a “New Pakistan”.
Women stand in a queue before casting their votes during Pakistan's general election at a polling station in Lahore.(AFP Photo)
Women stand in a queue before casting their votes during Pakistan's general election at a polling station in Lahore.(AFP Photo)

In a first, women cast votes in Pakistan’s conservative provinces

Press Trust of India, Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Women came out to vote for the first time in the conservative and restive parts of Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Punjab, Balochistan, and tribal areas.
Election officials count ballots after polls closed during the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday.(Reuters photo)
Election officials count ballots after polls closed during the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday.(Reuters photo)

How Pakistan election results will affect its ties with India, US

Bloomberg | By Ismail Dilawar, Kamran Haider, Chris Kay and Iain Marlow (Bloomberg)
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 07:46 PM IST
Pakistan’s army has long worried that a civilian government could make overtures to India and Afghanistan, ultimately reducing the need for a powerful military -- and the largesse that comes with it.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses supporters during an election campaign in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)
Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, addresses supporters during an election campaign in Lahore, Pakistan.(AP File Photo)

Cricket star. Sex symbol. Prime Minister? It may be Imran Khan’s time

The New York Times | By The New York Times
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 10:25 AM IST
And Wednesday, when Pakistan holds nationwide elections, Imran Khan is the party leader widely seen as most likely to emerge with a shot at forming a government.
Army soldier stands guards where electoral workers gather to collect election materials at distribution point, ahead of general election in Peshawar, Pakistan.(Reuters Photo)
Army soldier stands guards where electoral workers gather to collect election materials at distribution point, ahead of general election in Peshawar, Pakistan.(Reuters Photo)

Pakistan election 2018: Choice between Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif’s party but neither may win majority today

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Pakistan elections 2018: Pakistan’s powerful military, which has ruled for much of the nation’s history, has faced accusations during the campaign of intimidating critics and reporters to elect a pliant government.
Workers, who set up the venue, sit under a wall with a billboard displaying photo of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, as they listen to him during a campaign rally ahead of general elections in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters File Photo)
Workers, who set up the venue, sit under a wall with a billboard displaying photo of Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), political party, as they listen to him during a campaign rally ahead of general elections in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters File Photo)

Pakistan election 2018: Imran Khan’s shot at power under Army’s watch

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 08:34 AM IST
Most Pakistanis, when asked, seem to believe their next prime minister will be cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTU). While this excites some, others are disillusioned by the thought.
Supporters of hardline Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) ride on bikes during an election rally in Karachi. Pakistan's politicians, including PM hopeful Imran Khan, are mainstreaming extremism by invoking hardline issues such as blasphemy, analysts say.(AFP/File Photo)
Supporters of hardline Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) ride on bikes during an election rally in Karachi. Pakistan's politicians, including PM hopeful Imran Khan, are mainstreaming extremism by invoking hardline issues such as blasphemy, analysts say.(AFP/File Photo)

Pakistan election 2018: How major players have brought religion back to centrestage

Islamabad | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Pakistan is set to elect its third consecutive civilian government in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections. Islamic fundamentalists, moderates and liberals, as well as secular politicians are taking part in the vote, which comes in the wake of election-related violence.
A man goes through a list of materials for distribution among electoral workers, ahead of general election in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday.(Reuters photo)
A man goes through a list of materials for distribution among electoral workers, ahead of general election in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday.(Reuters photo)

Pakistan Election 2018: A look at the seats up for grabs

Islamabad | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 08:38 AM IST
More than 12,000 candidates are vying for 272 seats in parliament and 577 seats in four provincial assemblies as Pakistan goes to elections.
In the week leading up to general election in Pakistan, videos have gone viral and even made their way on to Pakistan’s numerous and raucous television channels, ensuring they are broadcast to audiences without access to social media.(AFP)
In the week leading up to general election in Pakistan, videos have gone viral and even made their way on to Pakistan’s numerous and raucous television channels, ensuring they are broadcast to audiences without access to social media.(AFP)

How young Pakistani voters are using smartphones to call out politicians

Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 08:15 PM IST
Many of them are savvy social media users, utilising platforms such as YouTube and Facebook Live to undermine traditional voting patterns by posting videos calling out the powerful.
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits on a plane after landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Pakistan, July 13, 2018.(REUTERS)
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits on a plane after landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Pakistan, July 13, 2018.(REUTERS)

Imran Khan taunts Nawaz Sharif over his ‘friendship with Modi’

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 02:50 PM IST
Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by anti-corruption officials on Friday after their arrival in Lahore from Abu Dhabi.
Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf has been living in Dubai since March 2016, and is wanted in several cases.(AP File Photo)
Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf has been living in Dubai since March 2016, and is wanted in several cases.(AP File Photo)

Pakistan Supreme Court bars Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 11:37 AM IST
The Pakistan Supreme Court was hearing Musharraf’s petition to contest elections after the Peshawar High Court disqualified him for life in April 2013.
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