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Pakistan lawmaker resigns after PDM asks opposition lawmakers to ‘hand in resignations’

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Lahore
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:20 AM IST
Ali Haider Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, sent his resignation to Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, center, at a rally of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of opposition parties, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, center, at a rally of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of opposition parties, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tests positive for Covid-19

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:51 PM IST
“I have tested positive for Covid-19 & am self-isolating with mild symptoms. I’ll continue working from home & will be addressing PPP foundation day via video link. Wear a mask everyone,” Bilawal tweeted on Thursday.
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FATF’s decision to keep Pakistan in grey list comes at a time when anti government protests are gaining momentum in the country. In picture - People at a protest rally in Karachi.(Reuters photo)
FATF’s decision to keep Pakistan in grey list comes at a time when anti government protests are gaining momentum in the country. In picture - People at a protest rally in Karachi.(Reuters photo)

Pak opposition slams Imran Khan-led govt for failing to exit from FATF grey list

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 04:20 PM IST
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) alleged that the FATF decision was the result of the “slipshod and obviously done in” law drafting and lack of homework.
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Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, center, watches a parade with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, center, watches a parade with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)

Pak army a state above the state, says Nawaz Sharif as Oppn unites against military leaders

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:36 PM IST
From being a state within a state, it was now a state above the state, says former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Police officers patrol a market during Covid-19 lockdown, in Pakistan’s Peshawar.(AP Photo)
Police officers patrol a market during Covid-19 lockdown, in Pakistan’s Peshawar.(AP Photo)

2 Pakistani politicians down with Covid-19, country’s tally crosses 14,000-mark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 02:02 PM IST
According to Pakistan’s health ministry, 3,425 people have recovered from the contagion while 129 were still in critical condition.
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The logo of the Financial Action Task Force is seen during a news conference after a plenary session at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, on October 18, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
The logo of the Financial Action Task Force is seen during a news conference after a plenary session at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, on October 18, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

Pakistan gets Parliament nod for bill to meet FATF deadline, sparks Opposition outcry

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 12:11 PM IST
The Opposition said that Pakistan government would be “surrendering the country’s sovereignty”.
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Pakistan’s Opposition parties asserted that Imran Khan has tried his best to mislead the international community during his visit to the US.(AFP Photo)
Pakistan’s Opposition parties asserted that Imran Khan has tried his best to mislead the international community during his visit to the US.(AFP Photo)

‘Advocate of terrorists’: Pakistan Opposition slams Imran Khan over US visit

By Press Trust of India | Lahore
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 10:34 PM IST
Reacting to Prime Minister Khan’s address to the US think tanks, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) secretary general Nafisa Shah said in a statement that Khan was regarded as “Taliban Khan without beard” by the victims of terror activities.
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Prior to his arrival at the court on Tuesday, a three-member team of doctors conducted a medical examination of the former president.(HT Photo)
Prior to his arrival at the court on Tuesday, a three-member team of doctors conducted a medical examination of the former president.(HT Photo)

Asif Ali Zardari produced before court, anti-graft body seeks physical remand

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 01:02 PM IST
A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) accompanied by police, including female officials, arrested the Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman hours after the Islamabad High Court rejected his bail plea.
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Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari leaves the High Court in Islamabad on Monday.(AP Photo)
Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari leaves the High Court in Islamabad on Monday.(AP Photo)

Pak ex-president Asif Ali Zardari arrested in bogus accounts case

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Zardari, who was president in 2008-2013, spent time in jail in the 1990s and 2000s, and was nicknamed Mr 10% for the commissions he had received on government contracts. His arrest came just hours after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged people to declare their assets and bank accounts under an amnesty scheme that will end on June 30.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan(HT file photo)
Prime Minister Imran Khan(HT file photo)

PM Imran Khan criticised for terror comments

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Prime Minister Imran Khan faced criticism in parliament for conceding that Pakistani soil had been used in the past by terrorists to carry out attacks in Iran.
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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Thursday ordered the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift the travel ban imposed on opposition leaders.(AFP)
Pakistan’s Supreme Court Thursday ordered the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift the travel ban imposed on opposition leaders.(AFP)

Pakistan Supreme Court asks Imran Khan government to lift travel ban on opposition leaders

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 12:55 PM IST
As many as 172 suspects were placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the recommendations of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed by the apex court. A person cannot fly abroad if his name is placed on the ECL.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the media in Islamabad.(AFP File Photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the media in Islamabad.(AFP File Photo)

Pakistan PM Imran Khan criticised by Opposition for offering to hold talks with India: Report

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2018 03:24 PM IST
Pakistan Senate’s former chairman Mian Raza Rabbani of Pakistan Peoples Party said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s offer for talks to India was incomprehensible.
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People display a large national flag during a rally to mark the country's Independence Day, in Islamabad on August 14, 2018. Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new president on Tuesday, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate is expected to win as the opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.(AP Photo)
People display a large national flag during a rally to mark the country's Independence Day, in Islamabad on August 14, 2018. Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new president on Tuesday, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate is expected to win as the opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate.(AP Photo)

Pakistan to hold presidential election tomorrow, PTI candidate likely to win

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Three candidates – ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Arif Alvi, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat-e-Ulema (F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman – are in the race.
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Pakistani men gather around a bank of televisions in a store as they watch a broadcast of a speech of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, as he addresses the nation, in Lahore on August 19.(AFP Photo)
Pakistani men gather around a bank of televisions in a store as they watch a broadcast of a speech of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, as he addresses the nation, in Lahore on August 19.(AFP Photo)

Pakistan’s state broadcaster ends ban on covering opposition leaders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 12:00 AM IST
Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had said that Imran Khan government issued directives for complete editorial independence of state media.
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Khan won the July 25 election, but did not have enough seats for an outright majority, forcing him to partner with smaller parties and independents in order to form a government.(AFP Photo)
Khan won the July 25 election, but did not have enough seats for an outright majority, forcing him to partner with smaller parties and independents in order to form a government.(AFP Photo)

Imran Khan set for victory as Pakistan MPs vote on new PM

By Agence France-Presse | Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 01:29 PM IST
A simple majority in the vote, due to take place in the lower house of parliament on Friday afternoon, will bring Khan one step closer to power ahead of a swearing-in ceremony set for Saturday.
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The final announcement of results of the parliamentary polls held on July 25 has been marred by delays, causing anger among the leaders of losing parties which levelled allegations of fraud.(REUTERS)
The final announcement of results of the parliamentary polls held on July 25 has been marred by delays, causing anger among the leaders of losing parties which levelled allegations of fraud.(REUTERS)

Imran Khan’s PTI emerges largest party with 116 seats in Pakistan elections: Official results

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 05:18 PM IST
Thirteen independent candidates have also won and would play important roles as Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf needs their support to form the government at the Centre.
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Politician Mahesh Kumar Malani is from the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP).(Twitter/Dr Mahesh Malani)
Politician Mahesh Kumar Malani is from the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP).(Twitter/Dr Mahesh Malani)

In a first, Hindu candidate wins National Assembly seat in Pakistan elections

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 08:26 PM IST
Non-Muslims in Pakistan got the right to vote and contest on general seats of the parliament and provincial assemblies in 2002.
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A supporter of cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), waves a party flag as he celebrates outside his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, a day after polling in the general election.(Reuters Photo)
A supporter of cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), waves a party flag as he celebrates outside his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, a day after polling in the general election.(Reuters Photo)

Imran Khan’s historic win breaks cycle of dynastic and army rule in Pakistan

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 02:08 PM IST
Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party clinched at least 109 national seats, according to results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
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Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP Photo)
Cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan.(AP Photo)

If India takes one step forward, we will take two: Set to be Pakistan’s new PM, Imran Khan talks peace

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Islamabad, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 10:40 AM IST
Though the official results are yet to be declared, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf looks set to form the new government in the country’s only second civilian-to-civilian transfer of power.
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File photo of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari.(AFP Photo)
File photo of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari.(AFP Photo)

Pakistan’s former president Asif Ali Zardari to contest in general election

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Karachi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 06:01 PM IST
Asif Ali Zardari also predicted that no party will hold the majority in the next assembly.
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