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Pakistan PM Imran Khan dismisses fears of Islamabad lockdown on October 27

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has dismissed fears of an Islamabad lockdown on October 27 by Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, saying he would not be able to exploit the `religious card` against the government at the behest of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Oct 05, 2019, 19:11 PM IST

Won't let Imran Khan become Pakistan's Adolf Hitler, says PML-N leader over Abbasi's arrest

After former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested on corruption charges, PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal attacked Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying the party will never allow the leader to become Pakistan's 'Adolf Hitler'.

Jul 19, 2019, 13:18 PM IST

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif gets bail on medical grounds

Nawaz Sharif, in 2018, had been sentenced to 10 years in prison by an anti-corruption court in Islamabad.

Mar 27, 2019, 06:24 AM IST

Jailed ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif challenges conviction in graft case

Sharif, 69, also filed an application seeking suspension of his sentence.

Jan 01, 2019, 22:44 PM IST

Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to challenge conviction in graft case

An anti-corruption court had last week sentenced Sharif to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case.

Dec 30, 2018, 17:54 PM IST

Sharif's PML-N improves showing in Pak by-polls; Imran's PTI front runner

Pakistan's deposed premier Nawaz Sharif's PML-N recovered some ground in the by-elections by eating up the votes of prime minister Imran Khan's PTI, winning four out of 11 parliamentary seats which went to the polls, according to the results on Monday.

Oct 15, 2018, 11:09 AM IST

Pakistan by-election: Initial results show tough competition between ruling PTI and opposition PML-N

The polling for 11 national and 24 provincial assembly seats started at 8 am and closed at 5 pm local time, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Oct 14, 2018, 23:31 PM IST

Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom laid to rest as thousands attend her funeral

Kulsoom passed away in London after a year-long battle with throat cancer.

Sep 14, 2018, 19:52 PM IST

Red Corner notices sought against ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's sons

Hasan and Hussain Nawaz already have permanent arrest warrants issued against them in Pakistan.

Aug 04, 2018, 18:17 PM IST

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

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

In trouble for Imran Khan, Pakistan opposition unanimously rejects results, demands re-poll

A multi-party conference of Opposition parties have demanded a "transparent" re-election in Pakistan, saying the recent polls were "rigged massively" and the results were manipulated.

Jul 28, 2018, 06:40 AM IST

PML-N rejects Pakistan election results: Shahbaz Sharif

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's party has rejected the results of parliamentary polls in Pakistan as rigged.

Jul 26, 2018, 06:21 AM IST

Celebrations in Pakistan as Imran Khan's PTI leads; election results delayed over rigging allegations

According to latest trends, Imran Khan's PTI is said to be leading in 113 of 272 contested National Assembly constituencies.

Jul 26, 2018, 06:01 AM IST

Imran Khan vs Shehbaz Sharif vs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari: The race for the next Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan's politics has been dominated by the Bhutto and Sharif families, and Imran Khan is being seen as the best bet to break their hegemony.

Jul 25, 2018, 14:23 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

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

Pakistan elections 2018: 105 million voters, over 3 lakh troops and other big numbers

The highest number of eligible voters ever in the country. The highest number of security personnel deployed for elections ever in the country. The highest number of electoral officials ever deputed in the country. Clearly, voting day in Pakistan elections 2018 is a massive exercise in giving democracy a chance once again.

Jul 24, 2018, 22:08 PM IST

Pakistan elections 2018: Voters complain of polling stations in different cities

The deadline for making any changes in voter registration and modification was April 30.

Jul 24, 2018, 18:05 PM IST

Pakistan elections: Historic or dud? It now lies in the hands of the Pakistan Army

Will this Pakistan election become the third time that a civilian government hands over power to another?

Jul 24, 2018, 11:01 AM IST