Sunday, December 10, 2023


Ex-Pakistan PM’s party picks new head before election

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, currently in jail facing what he states are more than 150 cases filed to prevent him from contesting elections next year, has been replaced as head of the party he founded, officials have announced.

Pakistan seeking BRICS membership despite India roadblock

Pakistan has formally sought membership in BRICS, the grouping of five emerging economies that includes rival India alongside Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa. It comes at a time the body is fast gaining the status as the leading bloc of the Global South.

Thousands of Afghan refugees flee Pakistan as deadline looms

Thousands of Afghan refugees and migrants in Pakistan are heading to the border to return home as a Pakistani deadline to leave the country expires.

Pakistan plan for mass deportations of migrants draws UN criticism

The United Nations has warned Islamabad that its plans for the “phased and orderly” mass deportations of migrants, including up to 1.7 million Afghans, could threaten their safety after Pakistan announced a crackdown on people living in the country illegally.

Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan transferred to another jail after custody extended

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been moved to a jail near capital Islamabad after a court extended his custody by two more weeks in a state secrets case related to his 2022 removal.

Pakistan court extends ex-PM Imran Khan’s custody for 2 weeks

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan's detention related to charges of leaking state secrets was extended for another two weeks, his lawyer confirmed on Wednesday.

Pakistan hit by protests over surging energy costs

Demonstrations against rising electricity and petrol prices have rocked Pakistan, with thousands taking to city streets and setting their electricity bills alight.

Pakistan’s court extended Imran Khan’s jail custody for 14 days: Lawyer

A Pakistani court has extended the jail custody of former Prime Minister Imran Khan by two weeks to investigate him on charges of leaking state secrets, his lawyer has stated.

Pakistan high court suspends ex-premier Imran Khan conviction

The Pakistani high court has suspended the former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent conviction on corruption charges, his lawyer said on Tuesday. It is unclear whether the order will lead to his release from jail.

China, Pakistan hold joint air drill to bolster defense cooperation

China and Pakistan have kicked off joint air force drills to boost coordination between the armed forces of the two countries. The Shaheen (Eagle)-X maneuvers began within the Chinese territory on Monday.

Pakistan court “dismisses murder charges” against ex-PM Imran Khan

A Pakistani court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, his lawyer confirmed on Monday.

11 labourers killed in militant attack in Pakistan

Eleven labourers were killed in a bomb blast in northwestern Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, a local government official has confirmed.

Pakistan appoints new caretaker cabinet for upcoming elections

Pakistan swore in a caretaker cabinet under interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar in Islamabad on Thursday. It comes as fresh elections are set to be held in November or later.

Pakistan president dissolves parliament to pave way for elections

Pakistan's President Arif Alvi has dissolved the National Assembly, or lower house of parliament, a first step in the countdown to the general election by mid-November.

Documents reveal US pushed for Ex-Pakistan PM removal over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The United States had encouraged the Pakistani government in March 2022 to remove former Prime Minister Imran Khan from office over his neutrality on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to a classified Pakistani government document obtained by The Intercept.

Several killed in multiple bombings in Pakistan

A roadside bomb has struck a vehicle carrying a local politician and his friends in southwestern Pakistan, killing him and six others, with no responsibility yet claimed by any group. In another bombing, two people were killed in the country’s northwest.

Imran Khan’s lawyers cannot reach him in Pakistani prison: Spokesperson

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's lawyers could not reach him on Sunday after he spent the night in a jail near the capital following his arrest the previous day on a corruption conviction, Khan’s spokesperson has confirmed.

Dozens killed, several injured as train derails in Pakistan

At least 30 people were killed and nearly 70 wounded when a train derailed in southern Pakistan on Sunday, according to local media. Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where successive governments have paid little attention to improving the poorly maintained signal system and ageing tracks.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan given 3-year jail sentence, arrested by police

Pakistan’s Police have arrested former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the city of Lahore after a court sentenced him to three years in prison for illegally selling state gifts.

Pakistani FM threatens Afghan Taliban with counterterrorism operation

Islamabad retains the option of launching a counterterrorism operation inside Afghanistan if the Taliban government fails to take action against terrorists operating along its borders, Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has warned.

Daesh claims responsibility for Pakistan bombing as death toll rises to 54

Daesh terror group has claimed responsibility for a massive bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday that killed at least 54 people, including 23 children.

Dozens killed in blast at political rally in Pakistan

At least 40 people have been killed and more than 150 injured in a bomb explosion in Pakistan’s north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province that targeted a political party gathering, police have confirmed.

New arrest warrant issued for former Pakistani PM, Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Election Commission has issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The ex-premier faces a contempt charge for allegedly using “intemperate language” against government officials.

Dozens killed, missing in flash flooding in Afghanistan and Pakistan

At least 31 people have been killed and dozens more are missing due to heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, more than a dozen people died as heavy rains and landslides hit neighbouring Pakistan.

4 Pakistani soldiers killed in raid on army base

Suspected fighters armed with guns, hand grenades and rockets attacked a military base in southern Pakistan, killing at least four soldiers, the army and security officials have confirmed.

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