China to build Pak-Iran gas pipeline: Pak govt

Ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit here later this month, China has agreed to build a USD 2 billion pipeline that will transport natural gas from Iran to Pakistan to help ease the country's crippling power shortage, the government said on Thursday.

Pak police arrest ex-minister's son in teenager's murder

The son of a former Pakistani minister was on Thursday arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder case of a teenager in Lahore.

Pakistan's ruling party wins big in upper house polls

Consolidating its grip on power, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N has won 18 out of the 48 seats being contested for in the Senate elections marred by controversies and allegations of vote buying.

Pakistan's ruling party ahead in upper house polls

 Pakistani lawmakers voted for new senators in parliament's upper house today with unofficial results showing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML-N securing 16 seats out of 48, strengthening his grip on power.

Imran Khan's party imposes shutdown in Lahore

 Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, protesting since August against the alleged rigging in the 2013 parliamentary election, Monday imposed a shutdown here.

Imran Khan ready to resume talks with Pakistan govt to end protests

Opposition leader Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party has agreed to hold talks with the PML-N government after months of stand-off between the two sides over allegations of mass rigging in last year's polls.

Imran Khan threatens to "shut down" Pakistan by December 16

Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday threatened to "shut down" the entire country by December 16 if the Nawaz Sharif Government failed to initiate an impartial probe into the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections.

Pak court orders registration of case against Imran's close ally for 'incitement of violence'

A Pakistani court on Monday ordered registration of a case against Awami Muslim League head and Imran Khan's close ally Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed for "incitement of violence" during an anti-government rally earlier this month.

Pakistan govt rejects Imran Khan's demand to include ISI in poll probe

The government on Monday rejected a demand by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan to include officials from the army-controlled ISI spy agency and the military intelligence in a proposed panel to probe alleged rigging in last year's general election.

Pak court orders record of expenses during Sharif's US visit

A Pakistani court on Monday ordered the government to submit the details of expenses incurred during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's recent visit to New York by November 6.

Petition filed to disqualify Nawaz Sharif

A petition was filed on Saturday in a Pakistani court seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for lying in his speech to the Parliament.

Pak govt braces for possible showdown with protesters

Pakistan's PML-N-led government on Thursday braced for a possible showdown with the anti-government protesters after failure of the fifth round of talks, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rejecting their demands to quit.

Pak protest leaders assure court they will follow Constitution

Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri, who are leading two anti-government protests in Pakistan, today assured the Supreme Court that they will remain within the limits of the Constitution during their ongoing agitations.

Imran Khan`s party lawmakers to quit Parliament, reject talks

Opposition leader Imran Khan`s political party on Monday decided to withdraw its lawmakers from the National Assembly and all provincial assemblies except Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Pakistan`s opposition parties call for ending Sharif rule

Pakistan`s opposition parties, led by Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf and Tahirul Qadri`s Pakistan Awami Tehreek on Sunday claimed that the Nawaz Sharif government would be ousted at the end of this month.

Narendra Modi`s swearing-in: Decision on Pak PM attending ceremony likely Friday

Even after Pakistan`s ruling party PML-N hinted that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be attending Narendra Modi`s swearing in ceremony on May 26, Pakistan government remained non-committal on the issue on Thursday.

25,000 Hindus migrated to India in five years: PML-N leader

About 25,000 Hindus in Pakistan have been forced to migrate to India due to religious violence over the last five years, a PML-N leader from the minority community said today.

Tehreek-e-Insaf warns PML-N of disrupting protest in May 11

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan today said the Nawaz Sharif government will be in "danger" if it tries to stop its May 11 protest.

Pak Senate adopts resolution binding PM to attend its session

Pakistan`s Senate has passed a resolution making it mandatory for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend its session at least once a week after he failed to turn up since assuming the position last year.

Pak`s ruling PML-N leaders meet to discuss Taliban, Musharraf

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday chaired a key meeting of his ruling PML-N party during which talks with Taliban and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf`s request to travel abroad were discussed.