Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Pakistan

Three Chinese killed in Pakistan’s Karachi blast

A bomb blast on a minibus killed three Chinese employed at Karachi University's Confucius Institute on Tuesday, Pakistani officials and police have confirmed.

7 Pakistani soldiers killed in ambush near Afghan border

At least seven Pakistani soldiers have been killed in an ambush by an armed group near the Afghanistan border.

Shehbaz Sharif elected as Pakistan’s new PM

Pakistan's parliament on Monday elected Shehbaz Sharif, the younger brother of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as the country's new prime minister.

Pakistan PM loses no-confidence vote

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been deposed by a no-confidence vote in parliament. The passing of the motion on Saturday came after the country’s Supreme Court ruled the cricket star turned politician acted unconstitutionally in previously blocking the process and dissolving parliament.

Pakistan court rules PM move to dissolve parliament unconstitutional

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's move to dissolve the parliament was unconstitutional. It called for lawmakers to return, a decision that could spell the end of Khan’s premiership soon.

Former Iran diplomat: Pakistani army likely to stage new coup

A former senior Iranian diplomat says Pakistan’s army is the “main player” in the current political situation in the country, and this may lead to a new coup.

Imran Khan steps down as Pakistani PM

Hours after the dissolution of Pakistan’s parliament, the country’s cabinet minister says Imran Khan has officially resigned as prime minister.

Pakistan PM says US diplomat involved in plot against his government

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has named a senior American diplomat as the person who was allegedly involved in the "foreign conspiracy" to overthrow his government through a no-confidence vote.

Pakistan president dissolves parliament, opposition motion blocked

Pakistan’s president dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, foiling an attempt by the opposition to remove the premier from office.

Pakistan PM calls for nationwide protests ahead of no-confidence vote

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the masses to raise their voice against the “foreign conspiracy” being hatched to topple down his government. The parliament is set to vote on the no-trust motion against him on Sunday.

UN chief condemns deadly mosque attack in Pakistan

The United Nations Secretary General has condemned a deadly suicide bombing that devastated a Shia mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday.

Pakistan says killed 20 rebels after deadly attacks

The Pakistani military says it has killed at least 20 rebels in Balochistan Province after two army posts came under attacks in the southwestern region.

Pakistani troops, gunmen fighting after deadly checkpoint attacks

Gunmen have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in attacks on two security posts in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan within hours of each other, officials say. Pakistani forces are engaged in clearance operations.

Deadly blast targets Lahore’s shopping district

At least three people were killed and several others wounded in an explosion in a busy shopping district in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, police say.

Several injured in Pakistan train explosion

Several people were injured when a blast hit a passenger train in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan Province on Tuesday, local media and railway officials say.

Around two dozen killed in Pakistan snow-related traffic jam

At least 21 people died in an enormous traffic jam caused by tens of thousands of visitors thronging a Pakistani hill town to see unusually heavy snowfall.

Pakistani FM: We are bound to preserve ties with Iran

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Queshi has said the ties between Tehran and Islamabad are rooted in strong historical, religious and cultural commonalities.

Pakistan opposition demands PM’s resignation

Pakistan's opposition parties have severely criticized the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan for increasing fuel prices only two days after announcing the "biggest welfare package in Pakistan's history". They have demanded the incumbent government resign for quote bowing to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pressure.

Pakistani FM urges world to prevent humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureishi has called on the international community to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan.

Pakistan: No deal on US use of airspace for Afghanistan missions

Pakistan has denied a report on an agreement for the use of its airspace by the United States for military and intelligence operations in neighboring Afghanistan. Washington currently holds over-the-horizon operations from its bases in Middle Eastern countries.

Around two dozen killed, hundreds injured in Pakistan quake

At least 20 people were killed and 300 more injured in a 5.9 magnitude earthquake shaking Balochistan Province in Pakistan early on Thursday. Hundreds are left homeless and death toll is expected to rise.

Pakistani PM: US in “shock and confusion” following Afghanistan fall

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said the United States is in a state of “shock and confusion” after the Taliban managed to take full control of Afghanistan.

China, Russia, Pakistan envoys meet Taliban officials

Special envoys of China, Russia and Pakistan held talks with top officials of the Taliban interim government and other senior Afghan leaders to discuss the recent developments in the war-ravaged country.

Russia, Iran, China, Pakistan support natnl. Afghan reconciliation

The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, China and Pakistan held a four-way meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit to particularly reaffirm the importance of achieving national reconciliation in Afghanistan, Moscow said on Thursday.

Taliban opens fire to disperse Anti-Pakistan rally in Afghan capital

Hundreds of Afghans, mostly women, took to the streets of Kabul on Tuesday in an anti-Pakistan demonstration in which they chanted slogans against Islamabad and the country’s Intelligence service, ISI. The Taliban fired shots into the air, as the protests intensified.

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