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India stops Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan at the eleventh hour

Lahore: Pakistan on Friday alleged that India did not let its train cross the border and barred over 200 Sikh pilgrims from entering Lahore for...

Supreme Court of Pakistan Upholds the Acquittals of Asia Bibi and...

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel tossed out the petition against the top court’s decision that was made last October, to free Asia Bibi from death row.

Dialogue with India Possible only after 2019 Polls: Pakistan

During his swearing ceremony, Khan had said that the government should negotiate with the neighbouring countries because war could not bring fruits unlike peace.

Supreme Court of Pakistan would hear Review Petition against Asia Bibi’s...

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will decide on January 29 whether or not to allow the appeal on January 29.

Pakistan and China agreed to make 2019 a year of Economic...

The Minister for Planning Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, said during a meeting with the Chinese ambassador Yao Jing, that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Industrial Cooperation signed during the 8th Joint Coordination Committee on CPEC provided a framework to promote communication on key industries such as textile, petrochemical and iron and steel.

Pakistan and Qatar Discussed Ways to Strengthen the Economic and Trade...

Islamabad:The prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, who is on a visit to Qatar held a meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim...

Pakistan Bans the Social Media Application Tik Tok

The move comes after people from different places complained against the mobile application, Tik Tok.

Pakistan Punjab’s CM pays tribute to Arfa Karim on her 7th...

In a statement, Buzdar said that the late Arfa Karim was the most intelligent and valuable daughter of Pakistan.

India unwilling to accept Peace Talks with Pakistan: Imran Khan

In an interview, Khan blamed that the decline of peace talks between the countries would prove to be fatal in future.

UAE Prince Finalises Projects with Pakistan During his Visit

On Sunday, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, said that the UAE prince would discuss the project of oil refinery with the Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Asif Saeed Khosa is the next Chief Justice of Pakistan

On Wednesday, a notification was released by the law ministry of Pakistan declaring Asif Saeed to be the new Chief Justice of the country.

Pakistan Remembers Benazir Bhutto on her 11th Death Anniversary

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is intending to organise a central congregation in her hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, in Larkana district of Sindh.

Imran Khan Contacts UN Chief, Conveys Concern over Human Rights Violation...

Khan also contacted the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to express his concern at the ongoing situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan hosts Peace Talk between US and Taliban

The Taliban officials had earlier said that the presence of international forces in Afghanistan was the main obstacle to establishing peace in the country and have maintained that issues such as mutual recognition with the Kabul government, constitutional changes and women’s rights could be negotiated.

Pakistan is not Facing Economic Crisis: Finance Minister

He further stated that there were some elements which were creating misconceptions and chaos with regard to the economy of the country.

Taxation in Pakistan: Hysteria of Sin Tax

In Urdu translation, sin tax is called as “Gunnah tax” which would be imposed on cigarettes and sugary beverages which would in turn be diverted to the health budget.

USA approaches Pakistan for help in Taliban Peace Talks

Talking to media persons, Khan said that the USA president who had always used tough language against the nation, has now requested for help.

Pakistani Police Women Foiled the Terror Attack near Chinese Consulate

Earlier, three terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) carried out an attack, attempting to barge into the consulate.

Imran Khan Unveils Four Point Plan to Uplift Country in Malaysia

During his two day official visit to Malaysia, the prime minister that the incumbent government wanted to uplift the living standards of the poor and the downtrodden segments of the society by revamping governance and weeding out corruption.

PM Imran Khan Likely to Visit UAE for Economic Package

Presently, Pakistan is facing a current account deficit of $18billion.

Pakistan Would Receive $3 Billion first Aid from Saudi Kingdom in...

In an interview to a news channel, the Saudi envoy said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would release the amount of $3 billion in terms of the balance of payment.

Pakistan Celebrates 141st Birthday of National Poet Iqbal

Iqbal is also admired by Indians for writing the patriotic song Tarani-Hindi, popularly known as ‘Sare Jahan se Aacha’.

Arif Alvi Elected as 13th Pakistan President

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi was on Tuesday elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, the result data from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) confirmed.

Pakistan to Elect new President Today

The lawmakers in Pakistan are set to elect the 13th president of the country by a secret ballot on Tuesday.

Pakistanis Possess Assets worth $150 Billion in UAE

The Pakistan Supreme Court was on Monday informed that Pakistan nationals hold assets and properties worth over $150 billion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Imran Khan Government Must Uphold Freedom of Expression, Says Independent Watchdog

Pakistan's Imran Khan-led new government must uphold the freedom of expression as media is facing severe pressure from state institutions in the country, emphasised speakers at the launch of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan's (HRCP) fact finding report regarding curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan.

Pakistan is Facing External, Internal Challenges, Says Imran Khan

Pakistan's newly-appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the General Headquarter (GHQ), Rawalpindi for the security briefing on Thursday morning where he called for nation's support as it is facing external and internal challenges.

IHRC Concerned Over Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan

The International Human Rights Council, Hong Kong (IHRC-HK) has expressed concern over enforced disappearance in Pakistan and called upon the state institutions to play an active role in the recovery of all the missing persons.

Sidhu Hugs Pakistan Army Chief, Sits Next to PoK Head at...

The Pakistan government on Saturday made Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu sit next to President of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Masood Khan, during the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan. Khan took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister.

Imran Khan to Sworn-in as Pakistan PM Today

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will sworn-in as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House here on Saturday.

Imran Khan Elected as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after the newly-elected members of the National Assembly (NA) cast their vote on Friday.

Pakistan’s National Assembly to Elect new PM Today

Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly (NA), the lower house of the country's Parliament, will vote for the new Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday.

Pakistan’s Presidential Polls to Take Place on September 4

Pakistan's presidential election is slated to take place on September 4, the country's electoral body announced on Thursday.

Slogan Shouting Against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Assembly

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members on Wednesday raised slogans in the National Assembly against Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which has bagged maximum seats in the recently-concluded general elections.

Pakistan Will not Remain Intact as a Nation if Poll Results...

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain said Pakistan will not remain intact as a nation if the results of the recently concluded polls are not revoked.

Appealed to Opposition to Start new Work Tradition, Says PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that the party requested the opposition parties to start a new tradition and work with the new government harmoniously.

Pakistan’s National Assembly Begins new Session

The new session of Pakistan's 15th National Assembly (NA) is underway here on Monday as a total of 329 newly-elected members of the Lower House of the Parliament took oath after the general elections were held on July 25.

Pakistan to Free 30 Indian Prisoners Today

As a humanitarian gesture to mark Pakistan's Independence Day on August 14, Islamabad has decided to release 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen.

Nawaz Sharif Produced Before Accountability Court

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court that is hearing the two corruption cases against him and his family.

Imran Khan set to Appoint Renowned Economist as Advisor

The victorious Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has said that it is set to appoint renowned economist Abdul Razzaq Dawood as an advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan.

Imran to be Sworn-in on August 18, Says PTI Senator

Amid speculations about Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan's swearing-in dates, the Pakistani media ran a report quoting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed saying that the former would take oath on August 18.

Indian Envoy Calls on Imran

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, on Friday, called on Pakistan's Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan. The envoy termed the meeting to be positive and constructive. He also gifted Khan a bat autographed by the entire Indian cricket team.

ECP to Hear Case Against Imran Khan for Controversial Vote Casting

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday will hear the case against Pakistan Prime Minister to be, Imran Khan for voting in full public view at his NA-53 Islamabad constituency during the general elections last month.

Pashto Actress Reshma Shot Dead

In yet another incident of violence against female artists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, actress and singer Reshma was recently shot dead allegedly by her husband in Nowshera Kalan area.

Islamabad HC to Resume Hearing on Transfer of Sharif’s Graft Cases...

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will resume the hearing on the transfer of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's remaining corruption cases - Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment to another court.

Now, Imran Khan to Appear Before National Accountability Bureau

Prime Minister-in-waiting, Imran Khan, is scheduled to appear before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday for misusing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's helicopters for personal use.

Election Commission of Pakistan to Notify Newly-elected Candidates

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will notify the newly-elected members of the national and provincial assemblies today.

Pak Special Court set to Resume Treason Case Against Musharraf

The three-judge special court will resume a high treason trial against Pakistan's former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf on August 20.

Malala Condemns Attack on Schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai on Friday condemned the attack on 12 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) which took place late on Thursday night.

NAB Summons Imran Over Misuse of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Chopper

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan was on Friday summoned by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on August 7 in connection with alleged misuse of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's helicopters.

2 Polls to be Declared Void in Pakistan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will declare the polls and results in two constituencies- NA-10 (Shangla) and NA-48 (North Waziristan) null and void due to low women voter turnout.

No Foreign Dignitaries Invited to Imran Khan’s Swearing-in

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) confirmed that no foreign dignitaries have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting, Imran Khan.

Pakistan’s Inflation Soars to 5.8 Percent in July

Pakistan's Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation soared to 5.8 percent in July, up from 5.2 percent in the previous month, thus registering a nearly four-year high.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Declares Support for PTI in Centre

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Wednesday declared its support for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to constitute the Central government.

Imran Khan to Take Oath at President House

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday confirmed that Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan will take oath at the President House in Islamabad.

FIA Summons Zardari in Money Laundering Scam on August 4

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday summoned former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in connection to a money laundering case on August 4.

BAP, PTI to Form Coalition Government in Balochistan

The Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) on Tuesday confirmed that it had arrived at an agreement with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to form a coalition government in Balochistan.

Nawaz Sharif Better now, say Doctors

Medical practitioners at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences on Tuesday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's health is improving.

Islamabad HC to Hear Sharifs’ Appeals in Avenfield Case

The Islamabad High Court's (IHC) constitutional bench on Tuesday will hear petitions filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar against their convictions in the Avenfield reference case.

NAB Files Corruption Reference Against Former Pakistan PM Shaukat Aziz

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a corruption reference against former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in the accountability court.

PML-N, PPP, MMA to Form Opposition Alliance

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA) have agreed to form a 'solid' alliance in the Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies.

Sharif’s Ward in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Declared as ‘Sub-Jail’

Islamabad's chief commissioner on Monday declared former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's private ward at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences' (PIMS) Cardiac Centre as a 'sub-jail'.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Seeks Support From Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tehreen on Monday led a delegation of his party to the office of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in Karachi's Bahadurabad, seeking the latter's support to form the government in the Centre.

PTI Claims to Have Numbers to Establish Central, Punjab Government

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday confirmed that the party had secured the requisite number of seats to form the government both at the Centre and in Punjab.

Election Commission of Pakistan Issues Notice to Imran Khan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Monday, asking him for a written explanation over his alleged voting in full public view and in front of a camera in the just ended general elections on July 25.

Imran Khan a man With no Mandate, Says PML-N

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Saad Rafique said on Sunday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who is expected to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan, is "a man with no mandate".

BAP Emerges as Largest Parliamentary Party in Balochistan

The Balochistan Awam Party has emerged as the largest parliamentary party in Balochistan following the general election in the nation.

PPP Puts Forth Murad Ali Shah’s Name as Sindh CM

The chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawl Bhutto confirmed that his party will form the government in the Sindh province.

PTI Stresses on Paki-China Bond Through Tweet in Chinese

After winning the General Elections 2018, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) took to Twitter to emphasize on the Pak-China relations.

Request by PML-N for Recount of Votes Rejected

The request for recounting of votes in NA-249 (Karachi constituency) by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif was rejected by the returning officer (RO) of the constituency.

Asif Ali Zardari Summoned in Money Laundering Case

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summoned former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, in connection with a money laundering case.

Pakistan’s Multi-party Conference Demands Re-election

A multi-party conference (MPC) was called for by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to concoct a strategy over the alleged rigging of the General Elections 2018.

Imran Khan sends a Positive Message to Kashmir

Srinagar:Separatist leaders on Wednesday welcomed the statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and Prime Minister in-making Imran Khan where he said that Kashmir is...

Speculations Over Pakistan’s new Cabinet

The Election Commission of Pakistan is yet to announce final results but wide speculations of possible inductees in the new cabinet are already doing the rounds.

Saad Rafique Challenges Imran’s Victory in Lahore

Citing irregularities in vote count process, senior PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique challenged his opponent and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's victory in the Lahore 9 constituency.

1 Person set off Bomb at US Embassy, Suffers Injury

A 26-year-old individual has detonated a bomb outside the United States embassy in Beijing on Thursday and suffered an injury, the police said.

Pakistan Willing to Resolve Kashmir Issue With India, Says Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting, Imran Khan, on Thursday laid the roadmap for his country's development and governance while spelling out his priorities in foreign policy in his maiden speech after the elections in Pakistan.

Islamabad Administration Accords State Protocol to Imran Khan

The Islamabad administration has already begun providing state protocol to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, even before the final results of the 2018 general elections are announced.

Pakistan Polls Result on Plain Papers Raises Questions

Though the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) continuously refuted the allegations of elections being rigged, the pictures of results being provided on plain papers have recently emerged, proving otherwise.

Kashmiris are looking forward to the Parliamentary Poll Results in Pakistan

Politicians in Kashmir have pinned their hopes on the new government in Pakistan, believing that the new government might way for better relations between India and Pakistan in the context of the Kashmir dispute