Imran Khan urges overseas Pakistanis to donate for his campaign against new ‘imported’ govt

Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan has appealed to overseas Pakistanis to donate money for a campaign launched by his party against the new “imported government” led by Shehbaz Sharif. In a video message posted on Twitter on Friday, Khan said a “corrupt government” was imposed on Pakistani people through a “foreign conspiracy” for regime … Read more

Pakistan: Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as new prime minister

Shehbaz Sharif was sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan on Monday, bringing to an end the political uncertainty that had gripped the country since a no-confidence motion was introduced against his predecessor Imran Khan on March 8. Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani administered oath of office to 70-year-old Shehbaz in President Dr Arif Alvi’s … Read more

Pakistan to probe ‘foreign conspiracy’ behind toppling Imran Khan govt

The Pakistani government has set up a commission led by a retired Army officer to investigate the alleged foreign conspiracy behind the no-confidence motion against embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan, a senior minister said on Friday. The decision to constitute the commission was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Khan, Minister for … Read more

Pakistan political crisis: Here’s what it means for India, rest of the world

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan blocked a no-confidence vote he looked sure to lose on Sunday and advised the president to order fresh elections, fueling anger among the opposition and deepening the country’s political crisis. His actions have created huge uncertainty in Islamabad, with constitutional experts debating their legality and pondering whether Khan and his … Read more

China keeps a close watch on political turmoil in Pakistan

A wary China on Sunday kept a close watch on the rapid political developments in Pakistan – its all-weather ally – after the Parliament in Islamabad was dissolved over Prime Minister Imran Khan’s allegation that there was American hand behind the Opposition parties no-confidence motion against him. While there is no official comment here yet, … Read more