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Pakistan general elections

Pakistani opposition to challenge Imran Khan with own PM candidate in parliament

Imran Khan`s party, which won 116 of the 272 elected seats in the National Assembly, is believed to have enough would-be coalition partners among smaller parties and independents to win a majority vote to form a government.

Aug 03, 2018, 06:35 AM IST

IMF loan to pay off Chinese debts? US puts 'dampener' on Pakistan plans

If IMF shuts its doors on Pakistan, the country may have to lean further on China for more borrowings.

Jul 31, 2018, 16:17 PM IST

Democracy won't be held hostage: Opposition parties in Pakistan cry foul

Rival parties held a joint-meeting in which they decided to hold protests demanding a 'transparent' re-election.

Jul 28, 2018, 06:45 AM IST

Imran Khan's first wife congratulates, second wife slams, third wife hails new Pak PM

All set to become Pakistan's next Prime Minister, Imran Khan's relationship with current and former wives vary greatly.

Jul 27, 2018, 13:51 PM IST

Is Imran Khan as Pakistan's next PM bad news for India?

Tacit support from the country's army, suspected sympathy for Taliban and possible focus on Islamisation are some of what lies under Imran Khan's charismatic personality.

Jul 27, 2018, 08:48 AM IST

Pakistan elections: Final results to be declared within 24 hours, says Election Commission of Pakistan

Pakistan went to polls on Wednesday and the counting of votes began soon after the voting ended in the evening.

Jul 26, 2018, 23:13 PM IST

Army's days are over in Pakistan: Imran Khan in 2012; now military's 'Laadla'

While Pakistan Army has ruled Pakistan directly for nearly half of Pakistan's 70-year chequered political journey, it has also been involved deeply with several democratically-elected civil governments.
A change is also clearly visible when it comes to politician Khan's views on India.

Jul 26, 2018, 18:40 PM IST

Imran Khan asks India to take a step forward but puts the Kashmir caveat

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supremo, whose party is emerging as the single largest party in Pakistan national Assembly, claimed he is willing to mend the ties with India.

Jul 26, 2018, 18:30 PM IST

Pakistan elections 2018 results updates: Jailed Nawaz Sharif concedes defeat as Imran Khan's PTI nears finish line

PML-N, PPP and several other parties have complained of rigging in the vote count.

Jul 25, 2018, 18:16 PM IST

LeT Hafiz Saeed casts his vote during Pakistan general elections 2018

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and Mumbai 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Wednesday cast his vote in the ongoing Pakistan general elections. 

Jul 25, 2018, 15:52 PM IST

Restaurants in Pak offer free food deals to motivate people to vote

More than 20 popular eateries were offering meal deals and citizens will only have to show their "inky thumb".

Jul 25, 2018, 13:57 PM IST

Pakistan elections live updates

The general elections in Pakistan is being held on Wednesday amid heavy security to elect a new National Assembly and provincial assemblies. In the run up to the elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan emerged as the frontrunner, while former prime minister Nawas Sharif failed to be a part of the campaign as he was arrested soon after his arrival in the country. There have also been allegations of the Pakistani Army and the ISI backing Imran Khan.

Jul 25, 2018, 07:42 AM IST

Despite fears of kidney collapse, Nawaz Sharif refuses to be moved to hospital

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has declined to be shifted to a hospital despite his health condition deteriorating in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi. Pakistan-based Dawn News quoted a jail official on condition of anonymity as saying that the former prime minister wants treatment to be provided to him inside the prison itself.

Jul 24, 2018, 09:34 AM IST

Reham Khan bats for Bilawal, says Imran Khan promoting hate politics

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s former wife Reham Khan has once again hit out at the cricket-turned-politician, accusing him of promoting hate politics in the Pakistan general elections. Speaking to WION, Reham Khan further said that marrying Imran Khan was the biggest mistake of her life.

Jul 24, 2018, 08:32 AM IST

Kashmir dispute between India, Pakistan holds whole subcontinent hostage: Imran Khan

If you have a good relationship with India, it opens up trade, and trade with a huge market. Both countries would benefit, said PTI chief Imran Khan.

Jul 24, 2018, 07:31 AM IST

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 the elections.

Jul 19, 2018, 21:28 PM IST

Hafiz Saeed's JuD to contest general elections on Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek platform

Jamaat-ud-Dawah, a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group that carried out the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack, launched its political front Milli Muslim League, but it has not been yet registered by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Jun 04, 2018, 17:27 PM IST

30% rise in non-Muslim voters in Pakistan; Hindus top the list

In 2013 Hindus constituted half the number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan, but it’s not the same this time.

May 28, 2018, 11:27 AM IST

Pakistan announces general elections on July 25

Pakistan's upcoming general elections for parliament and provincial assemblies will be held on July 25, according to a decree signed by President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a formal letter last week had proposed the president to grant permission to hold the election between July 25 and 27.

May 27, 2018, 06:51 AM IST

Pakistan election commission suggests July 25-27 for general elections

The announcement comes just days before the term of the sitting PML-N government is set to expire on May 31.

May 22, 2018, 07:43 AM IST