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Two Pakistani former PMs, journalist face court in treason case

08 Oct 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Two former prime ministers of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, facing allegations of treason appeared before a court along with a prominent journalist on Monday in a hearing to determine whether the case should go to trial.

Pakistan may go to IMF but will seek other options first - PM

07 Oct 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Pakistan might need to return to the International Monetary Fund to address its mounting balance of payments crisis but would seek funding from friendly countries first.

Pakistan's opposition leader jailed for 10 days ahead of by-elections

06 Oct 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was ordered jailed on Saturday for 10 days after being arrested in a corruption case, his lawyer said, meaning he will not be able to campaign for his party ahead of crucial by-elections next week.

Pakistan cuts Chinese 'Silk Road' rail project by $2 billion due to debt concerns

01 Oct 2018

Lahore, Pakistan Islamabad has cut the size of the biggest Chinese "Silk Road" project in Pakistan by $2 billion, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday, citing government concerns about the country's debt levels.

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife's funeral

12 Sep 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Wednesday temporarily released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from prison to attend funeral services for his wife, Kulsoom, who died of cancer the day before in London.

Pakistani Islamists call for Dutch envoy's expulsion over cartoons

29 Aug 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan An Islamist party in Pakistan called for the expulsion of the Dutch ambassador on Wednesday as it launched a protest against a far-right Dutch politician's plan for a cartoon competition featuring caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed.

Pakistan opposition party calls for investigation of election 'rigging'

29 Jul 2018

LAHORE Pakistan's main opposition party called on Sunday for a judicial investigation into what it said was rigging at an election this week that it lost.

Doctors say jailed former Pakistani PM Sharif should be transferred to hospital

29 Jul 2018

LAHORE, July 29 Doctors are concerned about the health of jailed former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and have requested prison authorities in Rawalpindi to transfer him to a hospital, a government official said on Sunday.

Missing Pakistani peace activist returns home, friends say

20 Jul 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan A peace activist who disappeared last year after criticising Pakistan's military has returned to his home in the eastern province of Punjab, his friends said on Friday.

Police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party

16 Jul 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week.

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