Nawaz Sharif

Key leader of Nawaz Sharif's party gets life term

Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court in Pakistan has awarded life imprisonment to Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz (PMl-N) leader Hanif …

Pakistan

Pakistan's ISI Pressuring Judiciary For Favourable Verdicts, Says Judge

Speaking at the Rawalpindi Bar Association today, High Court judge Justice Shaukat Siddiqui openly lashed out at the ISI<p><b>Lahore:</b><p>A Pakistani high court …

Pakistan

Pakistan polls: Imran Khan's poll rhetorics may help PTI gain new grounds, but in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, second chance is unlikely

<b>Peshawar:</b> Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) is now the second most popular political party of Pakistan. Ahead of general elections, the …

Pakistan

Imran Khan near victory in Pakistan election but some ask if he is playing fair

On a stage high above a hockey stadium to the north of Lahore, a compere shrieks into the microphone. Supporters of Imran Khan clamber onto rows of chairs. Then the 65-year-old cricket legend steps forward.<p>With a general election due to be held on Wednesday, the leader of the Pakistan …

Pakistan

Stable Pakistan is in India's interest, will better ties, says TCA Raghavan

<b>TCA Raghavan</b>, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, tells DNA's <b>Abhishek Bhalla</b> in an interview that greater political stability in Pakistan is …

Pakistan

Social media weighs in on Hanif Abbasi's life sentence

The news of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi’s life imprisonment in the ephedrine quota case just three days before the …

Pakistan

Arrests and intimidation fuel fears of ‘dirty’ election in Pakistan

The last few months have amplified the deep imbalance in civil-military relations Michael Kugelman<p>Widespread allegations that the military is working behind the scenes to swing Pakistan’s election this week in favour of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan are threatening to sully what is only …

Pakistan

AAP lauds Rahul's speech, questions criticism of his hug

Rahul Gandhi had created a flutter during the debate by walking up to the prime minister's seat and hugging him.

India

Sharif, Maryam Nawaz unlikely to be shifted to guest house

Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are unlikely to be transferred to the Sihala …

Maryam Nawaz

Military’s Influence Casts a Shadow Over Pakistan’s Election

LAHORE, Pakistan — The phone calls started last month, said Rana Iqbal Siraj: intimidating, anonymous demands that he defect from the party that governed Pakistan for the past five years and tried to curb the power of the military. Soon, he was summoned by state security officials who delivered the …

Pakistan

How will India deal with Imran?

Like other world capitals, India is observing with interest as July 25, the date for polls in Pakistan, draws closer. The polls are even more …

Pakistan

People to make successful PML-N in election: Shehbaz Sharif

SARGODHA, July 21 (APP)::Pakistan Muslim League-N President Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said Saturday that people would make his party successful in the …

Pakistan

Day after confidence vote, Shiv Sena calls Rahul 'face of Opposition'

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Hours after it kept away from the no-confidence motion against the National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime …

India

Imran promises to strengthen scope of NAB if voted to power

KARAK, July 21 (APP)::Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said Saturday that after coming into power, his party would revamp the local …

Imran Khan

Modi's jibe at Rahul's hug exposes his politics of hate: Congress

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jibe at Rahul Gandhi for hugging him during the no …

India

PML-N being singled out in Punjab province complains Zafar-ul-Haq

ISLAMABAD, Jul 21 (APP):Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar-ul-Haq on Saturday complained that PML-N was facing difficulties in its election …

Pakistan

As Pakistan prepares for elections, its powerful military appears to be meddling

Five years ago, one elected government in Pakistan stepped down to make way for another, marking the first peaceful democratic transition in a country that has been under military rule for much of its independent history.<p>Now Pakistan is attempting to repeat the feat. But the run-up to July 25 …

Pakistan

As Imran Khan looks favourite for July 25 polls, what’s his ex-cricket colleagues are saying

<b>Islamabad, July 20:</b> With prospects of Imran Khan becoming the next prime minister of Pakistan after the July 25 elections getting brighter, what his …

Pakistan

Dr Hasan Askari

<b>KARACHI:</b> Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi refuted all the allegations levelled by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) …

Pakistan

PML-N to form governments at the centre, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa claims Shehbaz Sharif

PESHAWAR, Jul 20 (APP):Pakistan Muslim League-N President, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Friday claimed that PML-N would form governments at the centre, …

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan enhances security ahead of general elections

Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) The Pakistani government has enhanced security across the country, especially of the politicians and for public rallies …

Elections

Week ahead: ECB, Pakistan vote, US GDP and earnings | Financial Times

To borrow from Bette Davis: Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy err week.<p>Alongside developments in the global trade war, investors have …

Economics

The week in brief, July 21st 2018 | Espresso

Presidents <b>Donald Trump</b> and <b>Vladimir Putin</b> met in Finland for their first-ever summit. The pair praised each other, and appeared to be in broad …

Trade Pact

Construction of Diamer Basha dam is basic need of country: CM GB

ISLAMABAD, Jul 20 (APP):Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman Friday said the construction of Diamer Basha dam was most …

Gilgit-Baltistan

Time for Pakistan’s generals to stop meddling in politics

AS A fast bowler, Imran Khan made rival batsmen quake and led Pakistan to victory in the Cricket World Cup in 1992. As a politician, he is thundering …

UK Prime Minister

Nawaz Sharif getting all facilities he is entitled to in jail says Punjab govt

<b>Islamabad, July 20:</b> Jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif is getting all the facilities he is entitled to under the law, the government in Pakistan's …

Pakistan

Islamabad HC judge says judges' phones being tapped, criticizes spy agencies

<b>Here’s what is happening across the border: Maryam Nawaz to be shifted to a guest house, and a Balochistan candidate alleges pre-poll rigging and</b> …

Pakistan

As Opposition Parties Cry Foul Over 'Prepoll Rigging', Pakistan Stares at Its History of Blood Soaked Elections

Just a week before the elections, Pakistan's two major political parties namely PPP and PML(N) have come on record to accuse the powers that be and …

Pakistan

Pakistan approves open trial of Nawaz Sharif in 2 graft cases

The federal cabinet, headed by Pakistan's caretaker prime minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk, on Wednesday approved to hold an open trial of …

India News

Nawaz, Maryam being provided all required facilities as per jail manual: Info minister

ISLAMABAD, Jul 19 (APP):Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National Heritage and Law Affairs, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said …

Pakistan