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’s embattled PM Imran Khan summons special session of cabinet

Pakistan’s embattled Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday summoned a special session of the federal cabinet amidst reports that two ministers belonging to the ruling coalition partner MQM-P have resigned after their party announced that it will support the Opposition’s no-confidence motion. State-run Radio Pakistan reported that on a special invitation, heads of the allied … Read more

Pakistan: Imran Khan lauds India’s ‘independent foreign policy’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday lauded India for following an independent foreign policy, saying it imported crude oil from Russia despite American sanctions. Khan, a fierce critic of the ruling NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, spoke highly of the Indian foreign policy. In his address to a public rally in … Read more