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Imran's 'Naya Pakistan' cabinet packed with radicals and renowned anti-India faces

By Nirendra Dev New Delhi/Islamabad | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
Not to the surprise of many at least in India, new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday packed his cabinet committed to build up a 'Naya Pakistan' with old faces and renowned hardliners. Nine out of 15 federal ministers - whose names were relea... read..
 

Shah Mahmood Qureshi is Pakistan's new Foreign Minister

Islamabad |Sunday, 2018 1:45:04 AM IST
Shah Mahmood Qureshi was appointed as Pakistan's Foreign Minister on Saturday as Prime Minister Imran Khan approved a 20-member cabinet, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.... read..
 

Pakistan's ruling party appoints Arif Alvi as presidential candidate

Islamabad |Sunday, 2018 6:45:07 PM IST
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated Arif Alvi as the party's candidate for the office of the President of the country, Information Minister-designate Fawad Ahmed said.... read..
 

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over border firing

Islamabad |Sunday, 2018 2:15:04 AM IST
Pakistan on Saturday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in its administered Kashmir, resulted in the death of a civilian.... read..
 

PTI nominates Arif Alvi as Pakistan presidential candidate

Islamabad |Sunday, 2018 7:45:05 AM IST
Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also chairman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party(PTI), has on Saturday announced to nominate Arif Alvi as the party's candidate for the office of the President of the country, Information Minister... read..
 

Sidhu's hug to Pakistan Army chief not nice gesture: Punjab CM

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said his Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's hug to Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad was "not a nice gesture and was completely avoidable".... read..
 

Infiltration on despite Pakistan's pledge to act against 'inimical elements' (Lead)

Srinagar/New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
A militant was killed in a gunfight with the Indian Army after an infiltration bid by a group of gunmen was foiled in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday - a day after the new Imran Khan-led government took over in Pakistan and three days after its Army promised ... read..
 

Does Burqa of Pakistan's first lady shows ''conservatism" or ''modesty''?

Islamabad | Sunday, Aug 19 2018 IST
Pakistan's First Lady wearing a Burkha at her husband Imran Khan swearing in as Prime Minister, has drawn attention of critics. Some said that Bushra Imran choice was 'not fit'while others admired her for dress ''modestly'', a report published in The Exp... read..
 

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan to visit India

New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2018 11:12:19 PM IST
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will visit India on Sunday. According to the sources, Bisaria will be travelling to Delhi for consultation.... read..
 

ndian High Commissioner to Pakistan to visit India

New Delhi [India] | August 18, 2018 8:41:38 PM IST
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will visit India on Sunday. According to the sources, Bisaria will be travelling to Delhi for consultation.... read..
 

Vajpayee & Mufti were on same page on Kashmir and Pakistan, claims Mehbooba

Srinagar | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
President of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that for the first time in the independent India, the then Prime Minister late Atal Behari Vajpayee and then Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Sayeed were on ... read..
 

Digvijay congratulates Imran on becoming Pakistan's PM

New Delhi | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan on being the first cricket captain to have become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. In a series of tweets, Mr Singh also lauded cricketer and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for a... read..
 

Imran Khan to be sworn in as Pakistan PM

Islamabad | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan will take the oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday, a report published in Dawn said. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Mr Khan was elected as the PM after he outvoted opposition and Pakistan Muslim... read..
 

BJP attacks Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army Chief

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 6:45:06 PM IST
The BJP on Saturday attacked Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and for sitting beside the President of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) at the swearing in ceremony of new Prime Minist... read..
 

Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan PM

Islamabad [Pakistan] | August 18, 2018 11:11:29 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House here.... read..
 

Nepali PM congratulates Pakistan's new PM

Kathmandu |Saturday, 2018 8:45:06 PM IST
Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday congratulated former cricketer Imran Khan on his election as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.... read..
 

Pakistan: PTI's presidential candidate Arif Alvi

Islamabad [Pakistan] | August 18, 2018 7:11:35 PM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday nominated Arif Alvi as their presidential candidate.... read..
 

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM (Roundup)

Islamabad |Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who in the past had made hardline statements but has been conciliatory towards India of late, was sworn-in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday in a ceremony marking the second peaceful democratic transition... read..
 

Imran Khan takes office as Pakistan prime minister

Islamabad | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
Imran Khan on Saturday assumed office as Pakistan's 22nd prime minister, 22 years after plunging into politics and promising to bring in the "change" he says the country wanted. The chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was administered the oa... read..
 

Former cricketer Imran Khan sworn-in as Pakistan's prime minister

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn-in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms over the turbulent, nuclear-armed South Asian country. Khan, a firebrand nationalist... read..
 

Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Pakistani PM

Islamabad |Saturday, 2018 11:15:06 AM IST
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.... read..
 

Former cricketer Imran Khan sworn-in as Pakistan's prime minister

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
Former cricket star Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday, taking on the challenge of forming a coalition to govern as a currency crisis looms over the turbulent, nuclear-armed South Asian country. Khan, a firebrand nationalis... read..
 

Imran Khan sworn in as new PM of Pakistan

Islamabad | Saturday, Aug 18 2018 IST
An Oxford educated and world renowned cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan was on Saturday sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the 65-year-old former captain of Pakistan cricket t... read..
 

PM-elect Imran Khan vows to bring change in Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan] | August 17, 2018 9:11:32 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan on Friday pledged to bring a change which according to him "the country was awaiting for last 70 decades".... read..
 

Pakistan ban batsman Jamshed for 10 years for corruption

Undated | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has been banned for 10 years by an anti-corruption tribunal for his part in the spot-fixing scandal that engulfed the Pakistan Super League in 2017, the country's cricket board (PCB) said on Friday. Jamshed, who playe... read..
 

DGMO talks: Pakistan Army assures to facilitate anti-terror operations

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 1:45:04 AM IST
The Indian Army on Thursday said Pakistan has assured India that it would take prompt action against movement of elements inimical to India along the Line of Control and respond to information shared by the Indian side to facilitate anti-terrorist operati... read..
 

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 6:45:06 PM IST
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the National Assembly.... read..
 

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new prime minister

ISLAMABAD | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Lawmakers in Pakistan's lower house of parliament elected former cricket legend Imran Khan as the country's new prime minister on Friday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government. Khan received 176 votes in the 342-seat National Assembly, sa... read..
 

Imran Khan elected as 22nd PM of Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan] | August 17, 2018 9:41:31 PM IST
Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after the newly-elected members of the National Assembly (NA) cast their vote on Friday.... read..
 

Going to Pakistan as goodwill ambassador: Sidhu

Attari-Wagah (Punjab) [India] | August 17, 2018 9:41:31 PM IST
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who on Friday left India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan's Prime Minister designate Imran Khan, said he was going to the other side of the border as a "goodwill ambassador." The swearing in ceremony of Kh... read..
 

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister (Lead)

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister in a vote in the country's National Assembly, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.... read..
 

Pakistani, Lankan Ministers meet Sushma to condole Vajpayee's death

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 8:45:07 PM IST
Pakistani and Sri Lankan Ministers on Friday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here after Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cremation and conveyed their condolences over the passing away of the former Prime Minister.... read..
 

Talks only way to resolve Pakistan issue: Ex-RAW chief

Jaipur |Friday, 2018 10:45:06 PM IST
The issues with Pakistan can be resolved only through talks, as one needs to cooperate, talk and listen in order to strike peace and progress with any individual, said former chief of RAW and Special Director-IB A.S. Dulat on Friday.... read..
 

Goodbye Sir: Indian envoy to Pakistan on Vajpayee

Islamabad [Pakistan] | August 17, 2018 6:11:32 AM IST
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria bid goodbye to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.... read..
 

Pakistan delegation arrives in Delhi for Vajpayee's funeral

New Delhi [India] | August 17, 2018 5:11:38 PM IST
A Pakistani delegation led by acting Law and Information minister Syed Ali Zafar has arrived in New Delhi to take part in funeral of India's former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.... read..
 

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister (Second Lead)

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the country's National Assembly on Friday, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.... read..
 

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan for Imran Khan's swearing in

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.... read..
 

Many Indians still languishing in Pakistan jails: Jaipur man

Jaipur |Friday, 2018 4:45:06 PM IST
Gajanand Sharma, a Jaipur man who was released from a Pakistani jail earlier this week after over 36 years, said that many more prisoners like him were still languishing in prisons in Pakistan.... read..
 

Four-member Pakistan delegation to attend Vajpayee's funeral: Report

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 2:45:06 PM IST
A four-member delegation from Pakistan will be attending the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday, the media reported.... read..
 

In paying homage to Vajpayee, Pakistan pitches for peace

Islamabad | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Pakistan on Friday made a strong pitch for peace with India as it joined the rest of the world and global leaders in paying tribute to Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Dr Mohammad Faisal, spokesman in Pakistan foreign ministry, took to Twitter and share... read..
 

Pakistan denies charges of aiding Taliban in Afghanistan's Ghazni

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 12:15:07 PM IST
The Pakistan Foreign Office has denied allegations that Pakistani citizens supported the Taliban attack on Afghanistans Ghazni last week, a media report said on Friday.... read..
 

Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC

Jammu |Friday, 2018 12:15:07 PM IST
The Pakistan Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.... read..
 

Sidhu in Pakistan for Imran's swearing-in

Islamabad | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Former cricketer and now a minister in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Lahore on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan as prime minister of Pakistan on Saturday. "I have come to Pakistan on my friend's [Imran] invitation. These are... read..
 

Former Afghan Prez, Ministers from Pakistan, Bangladesh attend Vajpayee's funeral

New Delhi | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, Pakistan Information Minister Barrister Ali Zafar and other dignitaries from neighbouring countries paid glowing tributes to Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was known for his unique blend of diplomacy a... read..
 

Pakistan's National Assembly to elect new Prime Minister

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 2:15:06 PM IST
The newly-elected members of Pakistan's National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament, are set to vote for the new Prime Minister on Friday.... read..
 

Pakistan batsman Jamshed banned over corruption charges

Lahore |Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed was on Friday banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of five of the seven breaches of the PCB's anti-corruption code.... read..
 

Pakistan condoles Vajpayee's death, Imran Khan says void in South Asian politics

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Thursday condoled the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee describing him as a renowned statesman, with the incoming Prime Minister of the country Imran Khan saying his death has left a void in South Asian politics.... read..
 

Pakistan will use UAE experience against India in Asia Cup: Sarfaraz Ahmed

Lahore [Pakistan] | August 16, 2018 2:11:29 PM IST
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has said that his side would look to utilise their experience of playing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against India in the upcoming Asia Cup cricket tournament.... read..
 

Pakistan Prez election on Sept 4: ECP

Islamabad | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
With less than a month left before the expiry of President Mamnoon Hussain's term, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a schedule for the presidential election, setting Sept 4 as the day of the ballot, according to a Dawn report. ... read..
 

Pakistan PM-in-waiting Imran, journalists mourn Vajpayee demise

Islamabad | Thursday, Aug 16 2018 IST
Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan paid his tributes over the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday. In a condolence message, Mr Khan said, "Vajpayee's efforts for peace between Pakistan and India will always b... read..
 

Need to look for a 'new direction, new future', says Indian envoy in Pakistan

Islamabad | Wednesday, Aug 15 2018 IST
In a rare gesture and as first signs of some positive movement coming in near future, Indian envoy in Pakistan Ajay Bisaria on Wednesday made a strong case for both countries India and Pakistan of moving towards a "new direction" to achieve a "new future ... read..
 
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