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Pakistan PM Khan's party says critical media coverage may be 'treason'

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Pakistan routinely ranks among the world's most dangerous countries for media workers, and reporters have frequently been detained, beaten and even killed for being critical of the government or powerful military

IMRAN KHAN. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Bishkek on June 14, 2019. Photo by Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/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

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

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

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

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 suicide attack kills 8 including provincial minister

Oct 17, 2013 - 12:29 AM

Israr Ullah Gandapur law minister for the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is now the third lawmaker from the province to have been killed following the elections on May 11