Key leader of Nawaz Sharif's party gets life term

Jul 22 2018

An anti-narcotics court in Pakistan has awarded life imprisonment to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi in an eight-year-old ephedrine case.

Pakistan welcomes foreign election observers

Jul 21 2018

Pakistan has welcomed foreign observers for the July 25 parliamentary elections and two observer groups from the EU and Commonwealth are currently deployed to observe the polls.

US expresses concern about LeT affiliates contesting elections

Jul 21 2018

The US State Dept has expressed concern over the participation of Lashkar-e-Taiba-affiliated (LeT) individuals in the upcoming elections in Pakistan, media reports said.

Anti-Sikh riots was "biggest lynching" incident: Rajnath

Jul 20 2018

Countering the opposition attack on the BJP-led government over instances of mob lynching, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the 1984 anti-Sikh riot was "biggest" such incident.

Currency crisis tops agenda for whoever wins Pakistan election

Jul 20 2018

Whoever wins next week’s election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis that threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being another bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Not withdrawing any statements, those who attacked my office should apologise: Tharoor

Jul 18 2018

Shashi Tharoor, who courted controversy with his remark that the BJP will pave the way for a "Hindu Pakistan" if voted to power again, today said he will not withdraw any of his statements and demanded an apology from those who attacked his office in Kerala.

Shahbaz Sharif likely to be next PM if PML-N wins: Abbasi

Jul 18 2018

Shahbaz Sharif is likely to be the next prime minister if the party wins the election, Pakistan's former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said.

After "Hindu Pak" jibe, Tharoor wonders if Talibanisation has started in Hinduism

Jul 18 2018

Days after the walls of his office here were defaced by BJP youth wing members, Tharoor has wondered whether "Talibanisation of Hinduism" has started.

Election integrity forces Twitter to delay account verification process

Jul 18 2018

Looming elections in Pakistan, the US, Brazil and India have forced Twitter to shelve its public account verification programme as the micro-blogging platform is busy tackling the spread of fake news and misinformation, the company said.

Sharif, daughter to stay in jail till elections

Jul 17 2018

A Pak court adjourned until last week of July the hearing of appeals filed by jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law against their conviction in a corruption case.

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