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Pakistan PM Imran Khan to meet Trump in U.S. July 22 – Pakistan

Jul 04, 2019 - 10:03 PM

The announcement comes as the US is seeking Pakistan's help in finding a way out of neighboring Afghanistan, where American forces are now in their 18th year of war

HELP. Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Washington comes at US President Donald Trump's invitation. File photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

India's Modi and Pakistan PM highlight need for 'peace,' after vote

May 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The messages come just hours after Pakistan said it had tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads

NARENDRA MODI. India Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) next to Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah (L) and Minister of Home Affairs of India Rajnath Singh at the party headquarters in New Delhi on May 23, 2019. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Pakistan PM slams hotel attack as bid to damage economy

May 12, 2019 - 2:45 PM

'Such attempts...are an effort to sabotage our economic projects and prosperity. We shall not allow these agendas to succeed,' says Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

This picture taken on March 8, 2019 shows a general view of the five-star Zaver Pearl Continental hotel known as the Pearl Continental, located on a hill in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, where gunmen stormed the building. - At least one person has been killed after three gunmen stormed a five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion dollar Chinese infrastructure project, the military said on May 11. (Photo by BANARAS KHAN / AFP)

From Ronald Reagan to Volodymyr Zelensky, stars who went into politics

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky joins a growing list of celebrities and personalities becoming world leaders in their respective countries

Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:54 PM

The hashtag #NobelPeaceForImranKhan began trending on Twitter after Khan unexpectedly announced that the captured pilot would be released as a 'peace gesture'

IMRAN KHAN. Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is hailed after freeing an Indian pilot amid tensions between Pakistan and India. Photo by Aamir Oureshi/AFP

Pakistan returns Indian pilot in 'peace gesture'

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The Indian pilot shot down by a Pakistani aircraft is returned as a 'peace gesture'

ABHINANDAN VARTHAMAN. The Indian pilot is returned to his home country as a 'peace gesture' by Pakistan. This handout photograph released by Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on February 27, 2019, shows the captured Indian pilot in the custody of Pakistani forces in an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO / INTER SERVICES PUBLIC RELATIONS

Pakistan says will free Indian pilot as 'peace gesture'

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, has become the face of the crisis since he was shot down in a rare aerial engagement between the South Asian neighbors over the disputed region of Kashmir

'PEACE GESTURE.' This handout photograph released by Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on February 27, 2019, shows captured Indian pilot looking on as holding a cup of tea in the custody of Pakistani forces in an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO / INTER SERVICES PUBLIC RELATIONS

India rebuffs Pakistan PM's bomb attack inquiry offer

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:00 AM

'The prime minister of Pakistan has offered to investigate the matter if India provides proof. This is a lame excuse,' says an Indian foreign ministry statement

TENSION. An Indian student lights a candle to pay tribute to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed, in Chennai on February 18, 2019, following an attack on a CRPF convoy in the Lethpora area of Kashmir. Photo by Arun Sankar/AFP

Pakistan 'ready to talk' on Kashmir, warns India against attack – PM

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan uses a nationally televised address to demand Delhi share proof of Islamabad's involvement in last week's suicide blast

IMRAN KHAN. In this file photo, Pakistan's Imran Khan speaks to the media on July 25, 2018. File photo by Aamir Oureshi/AFP

Trump letter to Imran Khan seeks Pakistan's help in Afghanistan

Dec 03, 2018 - 11:35 PM

Pakistan says its prime minister received a letter from the US president seeking Islamabad's support in securing a settlement in Afghanistan

IMRAN KHAN. Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:04 PM

(UPDATED) The ceremony marks the end of decades of rotating leadership between two establishment parties in Pakistan

Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Pakistanis voted July 25 in elections that could propel former World Cup cricketer Imran Khan to power, as security fears intensified with a voting-day blast that killed at least 30 after a campaign marred by claims of military interference. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

Caged Lion of Punjab: The fall of Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Nawaz Sharif is starting one of the last chapters of his long career from a cell, where he is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption

NAWAZ SHARIF. A handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. File photo by Pakistan Press Information Department/AFP

Pakistan's Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM August 18 – party

Aug 10, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party confirms it has secured the numbers for a majority in the lower house of parliament

IMRAN KHAN. Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Photo by Aamir Oureshi/AFP

Pakistan parties demand new elections as Khan wins vote

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:16 AM

It has been dubbed 'Pakistan's dirtiest election' but for now, Khan's victory represents an end to decades of rotating leadership between ruling parties that was punctuated by periods of military rule

NEW ELECTIONS? Shahbaz Sharif (2nd from right), the younger brother of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and head of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), gestures as he speaks during an All Parties Conference in Islamabad on July 27, 2018. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Jul 27, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The count indicates Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan's party, will not achieve the 137 seats needed in the National Assembly to form a majority government in its own right

IMRAN KHAN. Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Photo by Aamir Oureshi/AFP

Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan elections

Jul 26, 2018 - 8:29 PM

(3rd UPDATE) There is no official confirmation of results from Pakistan's election commission almost 24 hours after polls closed in Wednesday's vote but partial, unofficial tallies show Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party enjoying a clear lead

IMRAN KHAN. Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station during the general election in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Pakistan votes as suicide blast kills 30

Jul 25, 2018 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) '[The bomber] was trying to enter the polling station. When police tried to stop him he blew himself up,' says a local administration official

ELECTIONS. Women stand in a queue as they wait to cast their vote during Pakistan's general election at a polling station in Islamabad on July 25, 2018. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP

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Imran Khan threatens to shut down Pakistan with protests

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:12 AM

We will close the whole of Pakistan on December 16 Khan tells tens of thousands of supporters adding that his party workers will paralyze major cities starting with Lahore

DEFIANT. Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan (C) gestures to supporters at the anti-government rally in Islamabad on November 30, 2014. Banaras Khan/AFP

Pakistan minister condemns protests as 'revolt against state'

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:15 AM

Pakistan s Parliament meets for an emergency session after three days of clashes between police and club wielding demonstrators demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s resignation

A supporter of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri offers morning prayers at their camp outside the Parliament during anti-government protests in Islamabad, Pakistan, 02 September 2014. Rehan Khan/EPA

Fresh clashes in Pakistan anti-PM protests

Sep 01, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Fresh clashes erupt as heavy rain fell on the capital as more than 3 000 demonstrators again tried to march on the building

PROTEST MARCH. Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan shout slogans as they march towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Islamabad reaches out to protesters after two die in clashes

Aug 31, 2014 - 12:09 PM

UPDATED The protesters led by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul Qadri have been camped outside parliament house since August 15 demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif quit amid allegations of vote rigging

PROTEST MARCH. Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan shout slogans as they march towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Pakistan PM meets army chief amid protest crisis

Aug 27, 2014 - 9:41 AM

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the country s powerful army chief agree on the need to expeditiously end a political crisis triggered by protests aimed at unseating the government

ON GUARD. Pakistani Army soldiers secure the President's office in the Red Zone in Islamabad, Pakistan, 13 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Stop-start talks fail to end Pakistan political impasse

Aug 23, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Pakistan s government and opposition groups made little headway in overnight talks aimed at dispersing protesters seeking the fall of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan begins talks to end protest crisis

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:58 AM

The showdown has added to instability in a country that has had three military coups since its creation in 1947 and which is struggling with a homegrown Taliban insurgency

DEFIANT. Imran Khan (C), head of opposition political party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf talks to his supporters during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan, 13 August 2014. Rahat Dar/EPA

Opposition lawmakers to resign in Pakistan poll row

Aug 19, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The dramatic mass resignation comes as the government attempts to launch formal talks with opposition leader Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul Qadri

OPPOSITION LEADER. Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures as he leads a protest march to Islamabad against the country's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Wazirabad in eastern Punjab province on August 15. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP

Thousands of Pakistan protesters press demands

Aug 17, 2014 - 10:09 PM

The protesters call on the arrest of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Meanwhile politicians want to keep protests from escalating into violence that can endanger the country s democracy

OPPOSITION LEADER. Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures as he leads a protest march to Islamabad against the country's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Wazirabad in eastern Punjab province on August 15. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP

Pakistan anti-government protestors press demands

Aug 17, 2014 - 3:29 PM

Thousands of opposition demonstrators crowded the streets of the Pakistani capital after a populist cleric issued a 48 hour ultimatum demanding the arrest of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan wave flags as they gather during a protest rally against the country's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Islamabad on August 16, 2014. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Pakistan's Khan vows to lead protests until PM quits

Aug 16, 2014 - 10:04 PM

Government officials have accused the long march organizers of trying to derail democracy Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it was a distraction from more pressing issues

OPPOSITION LEADER. Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gestures as he leads a protest march to Islamabad against the country's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government in Wazirabad in eastern Punjab province on August 15. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP

Clashes as Pakistan anti-government marches advance on capital

Aug 16, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Khan and preacher Tahir ul Qadri say the May 2013 general election that brought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to power in a landslide was rigged and are demanding he resign and hold new polls

PROTEST. Pakistani Police stand guard in front of the containers to block roads to the capital Islamabad as security has been intensified ahead of the planned anti-government protest, in Islamabad, Pakistan on August 15. Photo by Sohail Shahzad/EPA

Pakistan prepares for anti-government protests

Aug 14, 2014 - 7:49 AM

Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan and populist preacher Tahir ul Qadri plan to lead thousands of supporters into Islamabad over allegations of rigging in last year s general election

ON ALERT. Pakistani Army soldiers secure the President's office in the Red Zone as security has been intensified ahead of the planned anti-government protest of opposition party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, on the eve of Independence Day, in Islamabad, Pakistan, 13 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Pakistan's Khan declines Taliban talks role

Feb 03, 2014 - 11:59 PM

Despite the moves to hold peace talks new attacks against Pakistani military were reported on Monday

PEACE TALKS. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif named a team to begin dialogue with the militants, who have been waging an insurgency since 2007

Pakistan provincial government halts Malala book launch

Jan 28, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Sarfaraz Khan the Area Study Centre director said police refused to provide security for the ceremony

STALLED LAUNCH. An Indian salesman arranges books titled 'I Am Malala' at a bookstore in Ahmedabad on October 9, 2013. Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

Pakistan to try Musharraf for treason

Jun 24, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Pakistan s new government said it would put former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason

NAWAZ SHARIF. Nawaz Sharif called Monday for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to face trial for treason. Photo by AFP