Pakistan Politics

  • My goal is to fulfil my mother's dream: Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal 05-02-2014 01:42 PM

    In Pakistan, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal Bhutto is in the spotlight. Just a month after he turned 25, the legal age to stand for election, Bhutto is making a splash with the Sindh Festival at Mohenjodaro. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bhutto said that his goal...
  • Pak: There was a plot to assassinate me, claims Imran Khan 11-06-2013 10:10 PM

    Lahore: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has claimed that a plot was hatched to assassinate him during an election rally in Punjab before Pakistan's General Elections on May 11. "I was informed by the government before the May 11 polls that there was a plot to assassinate me at an election rally...
  • Pak: PM Nawaz Sharif retains foreign affairs portfolio 08-06-2013 05:35 PM

    Islamabad: With Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif deciding to retain the foreign affairs portfolio, former minister Sartaj Aziz will play a crucial role as his advisor in charting a way forward on issues like relations with India and the US. The Cabinet Division has notified the appointment of the 84-year-old Aziz...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif formally nominated for PM's post 02-06-2013 04:15 AM

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif was on Saturday formally nominated as candidate for the position of Pakistan's prime minister by the newly-elected members of parliament, said sources in his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. The party won majority seats in the May 11 general elections and is in a strong position to...
  • Hope Sharif fulfils promises made during campaign: Khurshid 30-05-2013 10:56 AM

    Allahabad: India on Wednesday expressed hope that Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif will "convert into reality" the "positive signals" he had given during his election campaign. "There were many positive signals from Nawaz Sharif with relation to India during the election campaign. We hope that he will work towards converting...
  • Pakistan: Imran's supporters stage protest over killing of PTI leader 20-05-2013 10:05 AM

    Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the party led by Imran Khan, gathered in the Clifton district of southern Karachi on Sunday to protest against the killing of senior party member Zahra Shahid. ...
  • Pak: Imran's party to form govt in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 14-05-2013 02:37 PM

    Islamabad: Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf is set to form government in the militancy-hit Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province with the backing of the Jamaat-e-Islami while the PML-N and several smaller parties are expected to form a coalition in the restive Balochistan province. The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf emerged the single largest party in Khyber-Pakhtunkwa by...
  • Pak: Terror charges framed against Musharraf 19-04-2013 10:14 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan former President Pervez Musharraf was slapped with terror charges on Friday by a court and placed under house arrest at his famrhouse. The court directed the police to produce Musharraf before anti-terror court in two days. Musharraf was earlier in the day arrested in a case relating to...
  • Pakistan polls: MQM candidate shot dead in Sindh 11-04-2013 03:35 PM

    Islamabad: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, who was a candidate for Pakistan's upcoming polls, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in southern Sindh province on Thursday, police said. Two gunmen, who were riding a motorcycle, shot at Fakhrul Islam outside his home in Halanaka area of Hyderabad city this afternoon....
  • Pakistan: Imran Khan heats up election campaign 02-04-2013 09:31 AM

    Pakistan's election season is heating up despite a bombing and threats of more violence. ...
  • Pervez Musharraf unfazed by shoe hurling incident 30-03-2013 11:44 AM

    "I didn't even see it. There was nothing that hit me. I was told that somebody hurled something," he said. ...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf to announce political plans today 25-03-2013 09:06 AM

    Pervez Musharraf returned to Pakistan on Sunday, ending his 4-year long self-imposed exile. ...
  • Pakistan PM's aide on country's internal political crisis 16-01-2013 11:59 PM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Raza Pervez Ashraf's aide Fawwad Chaudhry speaks about the political crisis of the country. ...
  • Bilawal likely to begin political career before Pak polls 23-11-2012 04:53 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is intent on launching his son Bilawal's formal political career before the general election early next year though he will not achieve the minimum age of 25 for contesting polls till September 2013. Zardari plans to launch the political career of Bilawal, the nominal...
  • Sharif spurns Mush's 'fair' deal 28-07-2007 04:23 PM

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