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Blow to Imran Khan as Pak govt to ban his party for anti-state activities

Blow to Imran Khan as Pak govt to ban his party for anti-state activities

Rediff.com6 hours ago

Khan, 71, has been lodged at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi on account of multiple cases against him.

Pak launches communication satellite, 2nd in a month, with China's help

Pak launches communication satellite, 2nd in a month, with China's help

Rediff.com31 May 2024

The multi-mission communication satellite, also known as PAKSAT MM1, was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

'Pak doesn't have no first use of nukes policy, can look India in the eye'

'Pak doesn't have no first use of nukes policy, can look India in the eye'

Rediff.com30 May 2024

'The Indian gung-ho leadership may like to think about it, there should never ever be a doubt in anyone's mind, friend or foe, that Pakistan's operationally ready nuclear capability enables every Pakistani leader the liberty, the dignity and the courage to look straight into the Indian eye and never blink.'

Yoga officially makes debut in Pakistan

Yoga officially makes debut in Pakistan

Rediff.com4 May 2024

Yoga is normally linked with India and there are not many formal institutions in Pakistan to teach yoga. Though privately people like the physical part of yoga exercises.

We can defend ourselves: Pak reacts to Rajnath

We can defend ourselves: Pak reacts to Rajnath

Rediff.com6 Apr 2024

A statement by the foreign office in Islamabad said that Pakistan has always demonstrated its commitment to peace in the region but its desire for peace should not be misconstrued.

What prompts Chinese workers to consider leaving Pakistan?

What prompts Chinese workers to consider leaving Pakistan?

Rediff.com31 Mar 2024

The recent incident has eroded trust and Chinese social media reflects growing anxiety, with calls for stricter security measures to protect Chinese lives.

Chinese investigators in Pak to probe suicide attack on its citizens

Chinese investigators in Pak to probe suicide attack on its citizens

Rediff.com29 Mar 2024

The visit comes two days after Pakistan officials shared with the Chinese embassy the preliminary findings of their investigation into the attack.

5 Chinese nationals killed in suicide attack in Pak

5 Chinese nationals killed in suicide attack in Pak

Rediff.com26 Mar 2024

At least five Chinese nationals were among the six persons killed on Tuesday when an explosive-packed vehicle rammed into their bus in Pakistan's troubled northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, officials said.

Pakistan's new President Zardari to forgo salary, here's why

Pakistan's new President Zardari to forgo salary, here's why

Rediff.com12 Mar 2024

Pakistan's newly-elected President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday announced that he would not draw any salary during his tenure as part of his bid to help the cash-strapped country face the challenging economic hardship.

Shehbaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir after becoming Pak PM for a 2nd time

Shehbaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir after becoming Pak PM for a 2nd time

Rediff.com3 Mar 2024

Shehbaz, 72, who was the consensus candidate of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), received 201 votes, 32 more than what was required to become leader of the House in the 336-member Parliament.

Pak parties strike deal to form govt; Shehbaz Sharif to be PM, Zardari Prez

Pak parties strike deal to form govt; Shehbaz Sharif to be PM, Zardari Prez

Rediff.com21 Feb 2024

In a breakthrough that could end the political uncertainty in Pakistan, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party have agreed on a power-sharing deal to form a new coalition government after intense negotiations following a fractured poll verdict.

Shehbaz Sharif set to become next Pakistan PM

Shehbaz Sharif set to become next Pakistan PM

Rediff.com14 Feb 2024

Shehbaz Sharif, the younger brother of former premier Nawaz Sharif, is expected to become Pakistan's new prime minister as the coalition of leading political parties led by them is set to comfortably cross the simple majority mark to form the next government after elections produced a split mandate.

Is Sharif next Pak PM? Bilawal Bhutto quits race, to support govt

Is Sharif next Pak PM? Bilawal Bhutto quits race, to support govt

Rediff.com13 Feb 2024

Bilawal has said the reality is that his party does not have a mandate to form a federal government.

Despite majority, Imran Khan's party to sit in opposition

Despite majority, Imran Khan's party to sit in opposition

Rediff.com12 Feb 2024

The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced that independent candidates, a majority of them supported by the PTI secured 101 seats, followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with 75 seats, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) getting 54 seats, and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) bagging 17 seats.

Pak poll: Rejected ballots exceed win margin in 24 constituencies

Pak poll: Rejected ballots exceed win margin in 24 constituencies

Rediff.com12 Feb 2024

According to a report in the Dawn newspaper, 22 constituencies with a greater number of rejected votes than the margin of victory fell in Punjab, with one each in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh province.

Pak polls: Independents backed by Imran Khan lead in final tally

Pak polls: Independents backed by Imran Khan lead in final tally

Rediff.com11 Feb 2024

Pakistan's election commission on Sunday declared the final result of Thursday's general elections in which independent candidates backed by jailed former prime minister Imran Khan's party got the biggest piece of the cake by winning 101 seats.

Will army help Nawaz Sharif as Pak heads for hung parliament?

Will army help Nawaz Sharif as Pak heads for hung parliament?

Rediff.com10 Feb 2024

Springing a surprise, independents backed by jailed former prime minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the lion's share of 101 seats in the National Assembly in Thursday's election.

No clear victor in sight as Pak poll results drag on

No clear victor in sight as Pak poll results drag on

Rediff.com10 Feb 2024

The announcement of results was delayed beyond normal, giving air to speculation about vote rigging.

Independents backed by Imran's party take lead in Pak poll

Independents backed by Imran's party take lead in Pak poll

Rediff.com9 Feb 2024

Jailed ex-Pakistan premier Imran Khan's party-backed independent candidates on Friday sprang a surprise by winning 86 seats out of the 201 results declared following unusual delays and allegations of rigging, as the country appeared heading towards a hung assembly.

Imran's party claims victory in Pak poll, asks Sharif' to concede

Imran's party claims victory in Pak poll, asks Sharif' to concede

Rediff.com9 Feb 2024

The PML-N, however, rejected the demand and claimed that it was winning Thursday's elections.

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