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Pakistan votes today; will Imran Khan's PTI emerge as top player?

Pakistan votes today; will Imran Khan's PTI emerge as top player?

The polling process in Pakistan will start at 8:00 AM and end at 6:00 PM on Wednesday. Over 1,2000 candidates are in the fray for 270 national and 570 provincial assembly seats. 

Jul 25, 2018, 06:30 AM IST
Nawaz Sharif protecting Indian interest, trying to damage credibility of Pakistan elections: Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif protecting Indian interest, trying to damage credibility of Pakistan elections: Imran Khan

Sharif is currently serving 10-years jail term in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi in a corruption case.

Jul 23, 2018, 06:23 AM IST
PTI candidate injured in suicide blast; shots fired at JUI-F leader in Northwest Pakistan

PTI candidate injured in suicide blast; shots fired at JUI-F leader in Northwest Pakistan

The gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on Durrani's vehicle from the frontal side. However, he remained unhurt in the attack.

Jul 22, 2018, 13:56 PM IST
Saudi Arabian mother who was caught on camera beating her twins for money arrested

Saudi Arabian mother who was caught on camera beating her twins for money arrested

The woman was arrested after a video clip of the incident went viral triggering an outcry in the Islamic country.

Jul 21, 2018, 23:32 PM IST
Transgender campaigns for acceptance in Pakistan election

Transgender campaigns for acceptance in Pakistan election

For the first time in history, election candidates can decide their gender and thanks to a law passed by Parliament in May, a man identifying himself as a woman does not have to appear as a male in

Jul 19, 2018, 21:28 PM IST
Imran Khan's PTI's former leader alleges sexual harassment, goes missing

Imran Khan's PTI's former leader alleges sexual harassment, goes missing

Nadia Chaudhary's sudden disappearance came under the light on Monday after a human rights activist Kashif N Chaudhry tweeted about it.

Jul 18, 2018, 21:38 PM IST
China sets up unmanned weather station in Tibet for help in 'live-fire conflict' with India

China sets up unmanned weather station in Tibet for help in 'live-fire conflict' with India

This unmanned automatic weather observation station has been set up in Yumai township, in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region near the Indian border. 

Jul 18, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
Pakistan Army supporting religious extremists, alleges US Congressman

Pakistan Army supporting religious extremists, alleges US Congressman

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has alleged that the corrupt Pakistani Army officers are involved in the extra-judicial killing of Mohajirs in Karachi.

Jul 18, 2018, 09:57 AM IST
Terror outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen extends support to Imran Khan's PTI

Terror outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahideen extends support to Imran Khan's PTI

PTI leader Asad Umar, who will be contesting from the NA-54 constituency in Islamabad, announced Khalil's endorsement of his party on Facebook.

Jul 18, 2018, 09:16 AM IST
Nawaz Sharif's lawyers to challenge conviction in Avenfield Reference case

Nawaz Sharif's lawyers to challenge conviction in Avenfield Reference case

Both Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have been lodged in high-security Adiala Central Jail near Islamabad.

Jul 14, 2018, 14:56 PM IST
China spying on military exercises: Pentagon

China spying on military exercises: Pentagon

The Pentagon has accused a Chinese ship of spying on a major US-led military exercise off the coast of Hawai.

Jul 14, 2018, 13:09 PM IST
Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam given B Class facilities owing to their social status in Pakistan jail

Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam given B Class facilities owing to their social status in Pakistan jail

Both Nawaz and his daughter Maryam have been given B class facilities in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi due to their social status.

Jul 14, 2018, 10:00 AM IST
At least 133 killed, 200 injured in twin blasts in Pakistan; IS claims responsibility

At least 133 killed, 200 injured in twin blasts in Pakistan; IS claims responsibility

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack that left 128 people dead, police officials said.

Jul 14, 2018, 07:46 AM IST
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam arrested in Lahore; supporters protest

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam arrested in Lahore; supporters protest

Thousands of supporters fill streets of Lahore in an unprecendented show of solidarity.

Jul 14, 2018, 00:43 AM IST
Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirms death sentences to 12 'hardcore terrorists'

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirms death sentences to 12 'hardcore terrorists'

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa today confirmed the death sentences awarded to 12 "hardcore terrorists" involved in attacks on jails and killing of security personnel as well as

Jul 13, 2018, 20:03 PM IST
Imran Khan 'quietly confident' of becoming Pakistan PM

Imran Khan 'quietly confident' of becoming Pakistan PM

The legendary cricketer said that his first priority as PM will be to weed out corruption from the Pakistani society. 

Jul 13, 2018, 13:37 PM IST
As husband Nawaz Sharif heads home, ailing wife Kulsoom comes out of month-long coma

As husband Nawaz Sharif heads home, ailing wife Kulsoom comes out of month-long coma

Kulsoom Nawaz opened her eyes after a month-long coma at London's Harley Street Clinic where she is undergoing treatment.

Jul 13, 2018, 12:07 PM IST
Ahead of Nawaz Sharif's return, picture of ex-Pakistan PM with ailing wife Begum Kulsoom goes viral

Ahead of Nawaz Sharif's return, picture of ex-Pakistan PM with ailing wife Begum Kulsoom goes viral

The viral picture shows Maryam breaking down into tears and Nawaz keeping his hands on wife Kulsoom's head.

Jul 13, 2018, 08:13 AM IST
Massive crackdown in Pakistan on PML-N activists ahead of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's return

Massive crackdown in Pakistan on PML-N activists ahead of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's return

Graft accused ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are scheduled to arrive in Lahore via Abu Dhabi at 6.15 pm on Friday.

Jul 13, 2018, 06:04 AM IST
While Pakistan is a by-stander, Indian PM Modi attends G20 meet, rues Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif

While Pakistan is a by-stander, Indian PM Modi attends G20 meet, rues Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif

The surprising admission was made by Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and brother of convicted ex-PM Nawaz Sharif.

Jul 12, 2018, 19:23 PM IST