Pakistan elections

Hafiz Saeed attacks India over Kashmir issue, decides to contest Pakistan general elections in 2018

Hafiz Saeed attacks India over Kashmir issue, decides to contest Pakistan general elections in 2018

Saeed, who was freed by Pakistan after 297 days of house arrest, is a globally designated terrorist with a bounty of Rs $10 million on his head

Dec 03, 2017, 07:36 AM IST
Pakistan government bows to protestors, Law Minister Zahid Hamid resigns

Pakistan government bows to protestors, Law Minister Zahid Hamid resigns

Hamid's resignation was among the prime demands of the protestors, who have laid siege to Islamabad.

Nov 27, 2017, 09:35 AM IST

Pakistan rules out MFN status to India before next elections

India is unlikely to be granted the `Most Favoured Nation` (MFN) status before 2014 Lok Sabha elections and resumption of composite dialogue between the two nations, Pakistan Finance Minister has said.

Oct 10, 2013, 08:43 AM IST

Pakistan elections not fully `free and fair`: EU observers

The general elections in Pakistan were not free and fair, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Pakistan has claimed.

Jul 11, 2013, 12:44 PM IST

Musharraf`s treason trial to implicate top military brass

In what will be the country`s first trial against a military general for treason, legal experts in Pakistan have reportedly said that collaborators of former army chief general Pervez Musharraf may also face prosecution.

Jun 25, 2013, 15:45 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif sworn-in as Pak PM, talks of challenges ahead

Unveiling Pakistan`s foreign policy roadmap, PM Nawaz Sharif vowed to "progressively pursue" normalcy in ties with India while actively seeking solutions to outstanding issues, including Kashmir.

Jun 05, 2013, 18:56 PM IST

Legislator from Imran Khan`s party shot dead

A newly elected legislator from Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in the country`s restive northwest on Monday.

Jun 03, 2013, 20:38 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif`s PML-N has simple majority with inclusion of 18 independents

The PML-N had bagged 126 National Assembly seats in the general elections and now with 18 independents, the party has a total of 144 seats.

May 27, 2013, 12:27 PM IST

Tehrik-e-Insaf to field Hashmi against Sharif as PM nominee agaisnt Sharif

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf said it will field Hashmi against 63-year-old Sharif for the formal election of the Prime Minister in Pakistan`s National Assembly.

May 26, 2013, 15:33 PM IST

Defeated JI candidate`s rigging plea dismissed on PTI win in Karachi

The Sindh High Court has dismissed a plea from a Jamaat-e-Islami candidate, who challenged the results of the election of Karachi`s PS-39 seat, which has been won by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf .

May 25, 2013, 13:07 PM IST

Pakistan stock index crosses 21,000-mark for the first time

Analysts said that the market had closed around 21,300 points, a surge of nearly 600 points in the Karachi Stock Exchange's benchmark 100-share index.

May 21, 2013, 20:39 PM IST

Imran Khan walks pain-free first time after fall from stage

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan is recovering speedily after fracturing his spine in a freak accident at an election campaign meeting and is expected to leave hospital tomorrow, party officials said today.

May 21, 2013, 16:46 PM IST

Pakistanis defeated `misguided minority` in polls, says Kayani

Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that the people of Pakistan have defied and defeated unfounded dictates of an insignificant and misguided minority in the general elections.

May 21, 2013, 15:47 PM IST

Finally, Zardari congratulates Sharif on poll win

Addressing a meeting of newly elected PML-N lawmakers in Lahore, Sharif said Zardari had not yet congratulated him on the success of the party.

May 21, 2013, 09:23 AM IST

Sharif`s party gets majority in Pak Parliament

Nawaz Sharif`s PML-N has attained a majority in Pakistan`s National Assembly after 18 independent candidates joined the party, placing it in a position to form government at the centre without striking an alliance with any party.

May 19, 2013, 19:27 PM IST

Low voter turnout in Karachi`s re-polling, counting underway

The counting of ballots began on Sunday after re-polling was held at 43 polling stations in Pakistan`s violence-plagued city of Karachi where an extremely low voter turnout was reported, a day after the brazen killing of a founder member of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party.

May 19, 2013, 18:39 PM IST

Pakistan holds re-polling after fraud claims

Re-polling in a parliamentary seat started in Pakistan`s port city Karachi Sunday following allegations of vote rigging, officials said.

May 19, 2013, 12:25 PM IST

PML-N gets notice for display of tiger during poll

A Pakistani court on Friday sought responses from the PML-N and wildlife and environment authorities by June 21 over the alleged violation of laws using endangered white tigers during the recent poll campaign.

May 17, 2013, 18:12 PM IST

Sharif`s PML-N gets 124 seats in Pak National Assembly

Nawaz Sharif`s PML-N has bagged 124 of the 272 directly elected seats in Pakistan`s National Assembly but fell short of a majority and is poised to form a government with support of independents and smaller parties.

May 16, 2013, 21:05 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif may retain foreign affairs portfolio

Pakistan`s Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif may retain the crucial foreign affairs portfolio with himself despite intense lobbying within the PML-N party for the plum post, sources said on Thursday.

May 16, 2013, 20:44 PM IST