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18 August 2018 16:30

In his message to Imran Khan, who on Saturday was sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister after his party's victory in last month's election, Rouhani expressed the hope that the new Pakistani leader’s tenure would mark “growing unity and convergence in the Islamic world and deepening of bonds between the two friendly neighbors.” “As always and particularly in the new era,...

18 August 2018 15:22

Pakistan’s former cricket star Imran Khan has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister. The 65-year-old took the oath in a ceremony at the President's House in the capital Islamabad on Saturday, officially assuming office in the South Asian country after his party won July 25 elections. The charismatic sports star swore to "bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan" and "discharge my...

11 August 2018 13:09

The United States has suspended the military and educational training of scores of Pakistani officers, a move that could negatively affect more than a decade of bilateral military relations between Washington and Islamabad. A US State Department spokesperson said on Friday the effective suspension of Pakistan from the US government's International Military Education and Training program (IMET) would close off places...

4 August 2018 11:19

  Central leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is poised to form next government in Pakistan after winning general elections said his party values its relationship with Iran and it will be further strengthened in times to come. In an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), PTI spokesperson Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, who is likely to assume the portfolio of...

4 August 2018 11:15

  Twelve schools have been attacked and torched overnight in a northern Pakistani district, where Taliban-affiliated terrorists openly opposed to girls’ education are active, police say.    According to police chief Raja Ajmal, eight girls and four boys’ schools were attacked in total on Friday in villages of the scenic Diamer district in northern Gilgit, whose Shia minority and tourists come under regular attacks by Taliban-linked...

3 August 2018 15:07

Pakistan's two former dominant political parties have pledged to stop Imran Khan from taking power. The two rival parties said on Thursday they would team up to send their own candidate for prime minister in parliament, challenging the former cricketer-turned politician, whose party won last week's general election. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif joined with the...

30 July 2018 13:11

Pakistan’s main opposition party has called for a judicial investigation into allegations of rigging at last week’s general elections, which handed victory to the party led by a former cricketer. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) — the party of jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif — lost Wednesday’s elections to rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by former cricket star Imran Khan. Khawaja Asif,  a senior...

27 July 2018 15:30

Imran Khan has won a disputed Pakistan election but has fallen short of an outright majority, according to official results announced Friday that indicate he will need to enter into a coalition to form a government. A jubilant Khan has already declared victory in the pivotal vote, which has drawn allegations of massive vote-rigging in his favor. The Election Commission said Friday...

26 July 2018 8:59

  Former star cricketer Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading Pakistan’s general elections, partial results show. With 30 percent of the votes counted by Wednesday morning, Khan’s party is ahead in 113 of 272 contested constituencies. Jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is leading in 66, while the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), led by the son of the assassinated two-time...

25 July 2018 19:35

  Polling to elect members of National Assembly the upper house of Pakistan’s parliament and four Provincial Assemblies has come to an end and the process to count votes begins. The polling started at 08:00 am and continued till 06:00 pm without any break. This is for the first time in history that the polling time has been extended by 10 hours. The...

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