Pakistan

Plea for Imran Khan's disqualification rejected

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification for not being truthful and righteous.

Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance: Foreign Minister

WASHINGTON: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that despite Indias reluctance, Islamabad would not close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region.

Pakistan observes Muharram amid tight security

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan observed Muharram with solemnity on Friday to pay homage to Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, and other martyrs of Karbala amid strict security.

Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption case.

Teacher, 3 students electrocuted in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A teacher and three students were electrocuted at a private school in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, the police said.

Sharif, daughter given parole; Kulsoom's burial on Friday

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar have been released from prison on a three-day parole to attend the funeral of Kulsoom Nawaz, who passed away in London after months of battle with cancer.

Pakistan SC to hire two transgenders: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has said two transgenders will be provided jobs in the Supreme Court.

Nawaz's wife dies in London

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former and now jailed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in a hospital here on Tuesday after months of battle with cancer, the family said.

Musharraf treason trial to be held daily

ISLAMABAD: A special court on Monday announced that it will hear a high-treason case against Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf on a daily basis starting from October 9.

Pakistan government removes minority economist from advisory council

ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Friday asked renowned economist Atif R.

Government, military willing to hold talks with India: Pakistan minister

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government and the military are willing to hold talks with India for regional peace, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday.

Polling underway to elect 13th Pakistan president

ISLAMABAD: Polling is underway in Pakistan Parliament here and the provincial assemblies in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta to elect the country's 13th president via the secret ballot system.

Pakistan differs with US on Indian role in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan does not agree with the US view that India has a role to play in bringing peace to Afghanistan, Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said.

US cancels $300 mn aid to Pakistan over terror groups
WASHINGTON: The US military has announced that it was cancelling $300 million in aid to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad's failure to take action against militant groups, a new blow to worsening bilateral ties between the two countries.
Pakistan Minister vows to address deficiencies in anti-money laundering system

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar has said that the government will address all 27 deficiencies pointed out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in the country's anti-money laundering system earlier this year.

Muslim countries failed to tackle blasphemous content: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the absence of an international policy against the generation of blasphemous content is a "collective failure" on part of the Muslim countries.

Pakistan bans VIP protocol at airports

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government has banned VIP protocol given by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to influential people at airports across the country, the media reported on Monday.

Pakistan to continue water talks with India this week

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will reiterate its serious objections over two water storage and hydropower projects being built by India during a meet with New Delhi this week in Lahore.

Pakistan celebrates Eid with religious zeal, fervour

ISLAMABAD: Eid-ul-Zuha, the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated with traditional and religious fervour across Pakistan on Wednesday.

People targeting Sidhu doing disservice to peace: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday thanked cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending his oath taking and called those targeting him in India as "doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinent".

Sharifs to spend Eid in jail

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar will spend their Eid-ul-Zuha in jail after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) deferred its ruling on pleas seeking their release.

Need continued, uninterrupted dialogue with India: Pakistan's Foreign Minister

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that there was a need of "continued and uninterrupted" dialogue with India, which was the only way forward for the two neighbours to resolve outstanding issues.

16 ministers from PM Imran Khan's cabinet sworn-in

ISLAMABAD: Sixteen members of newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's 21-strong cabinet took oath at a ceremony held on Monday at the President House here.

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM

ISLAMABAD: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn-in on Saturday as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the July 25 general election.

Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Pakistani PM

ISLAMABAD: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.

Four-member Pakistan delegation to attend Vajpayee's funeral: Report

ISLAMABAD: A four-member delegation from Pakistan will be attending the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday, the media reported.

Pakistan denies charges of aiding Taliban in Afghanistan's Ghazni

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Foreign Office has denied allegations that Pakistani citizens supported the Taliban attack on Afghanistans Ghazni last week, a media report said on Friday.

Twitter threatened with shutdown in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Micro-blogging platform Twitter has been asked by the Pak­istan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) to comply with its requests to block objectionable content or face a shutdown in the country, the media reported on Thursday.

Pakistan presidential election to be held on September 4

ISLAMABAD: The presidential election in Pakistan will be held on September 4, the country's poll body announced on Thursday.

Pakistan Army plants 2 million trees

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army has simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign aimed at increasing greenery across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday.

5 killed in Pakistan court firing

ISLAMABAD: At least five people were killed and three injured in a firing inside a tribal court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district on Tuesday.

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

ISLAMABAD: People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.

Pakistan's new National Assembly begins session, 329 members take oath

ISLAMABAD: The maiden session of Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly began here on Monday, with the outgoing speaker administering the oath to 329 members of the Lower House of the Parliament as part of the country's second democratic transition of power.

Pakistan frees 30 Indian prisoners

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, in a goodwill gesture ahead of the country's Independence Day.

Hearing of pending graft cases against Sharif adjourned

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court here on Monday adjourned the hearings of two remaining corruption references against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family till August 15 following a commotion over reported firing outside the court premises, the media reported.

Pakistan's new National Assembly begins its session

ISLAMABAD: The inaugural session of Pakistan's 15th National Assembly (NA) was underway here on Monday during which 331 members of the Lower House of Parliament took oath after their election in the July 25 general elections.

Sharif to appear before accountability court on August 13

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court here has summoned deposed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before it on August 13 in two pending corruption references against him and his family.

Imran Khan wants to build trust-based relationship with US

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan has said that his party wants to build a relationship with the US based on trust and mutual respect.

Anti-PTI parties protest outside poll body office

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N, Bilawal Bhutto-led PPP, Muttahida Majlis-e-Alam -- an alliance of religious parties -- and several others aligned against Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan's PTI, staged a protest outside the Election Commission office here on Wednesday.

Pakistan court moved for removal of 'N' from PML-N

ISLAMABAD: A lawyer has moved the Peshawar High Court seeking removal of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's name from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after the latter's conviction for corruption.

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