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Tag: Imran Khan

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Imran, Xi among foreign leaders to congratulate Modi

New Delhi: As he retained power with a resounding electoral victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received congratulatory messages and phone calls from a host of foreign leaders, including his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Among other foreign leaders to congratulate Modi were Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister […]

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Nobody knows who runs Pakistan, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the biggest problem for India in its relations with Pakistan is to find “who is running the country” and should be engaged for talks. In an interview to India TV’s Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma in front of nearly 2,500 people at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium […]

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J&K Governor's twitter handle hacked

Jammu: Embarrassment was caused to the Jammu and Kashmir Raj Bhawan on Tuesday after the official twitter handle of Governor Satya Pal Malik was hacked showing him as a follower of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Officials at the state Raj Bhawan were embarrassed on Tuesday morning when the Governor’s official twitter handle was hacked […]

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US, Pakistan officials discuss Afghan-peace process

Islamabad: US and Pakistani officials held delegation-level talks on the Afghan peace process here on Monday, the media reported. US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad for a meeting with the government’s interagency delegation led by Additional […]

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Imran Khan meets China's Xi Jinping in Beijing

Beijing: Visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here for bilateral talks. The meeting took place at the Great Hall of the People. Khan was received by Xi upon arrival at the venue, reports The News International. The two countries are expected to sign the Free Trade Agreement after […]

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Imran Khan axes Finance Minister amid IMF talks

Islamabad: Asad Umar was removed as Pakistan Finance Minister on Thursday after mounting criticism over the state of the economy. In a tweet, Umar said the move was “part of a cabinet reshuffle” and that Prime Minister Imran Khan offered him the energy portfolio. “As part of a cabinet reshuffle, (the) Prime Minister desired that […]

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Kejriwal seeks probe into Pakistan's role in polls

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday raised questions over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and sought a probe into the role of Pakistan in helping the party for winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Sharing a news article, which says “Pakistan PM Imran Khan sees better chance of peace talks […]

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Kashmir issue has to be settled: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to resolve the Kashmir issue and that the two nuclear-armed neighbours could only settle their differences with dialogue, the BBC reported on Wednesday. His comments came as India goes to vote in the general election on Thursday. The cricketer-turned-politician told the British […]

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UN ignores Imran Khan's claim on Kashmir annexation

United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s assertion that India was going to “annex” Kashmir has failed to evoke any reaction from the UN’s leadership. Asked during a briefing on Tuesday by a Pakistani journalist for reactions on Khan’s statement, Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: “I have not seen those comments and […]

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BJP 'whipping up war hysteria', no F-16 downed: Imran

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday accused India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “whipping up war hysteria” and cited a US report to dismiss its claims of downing an F-16 fighter of the Pakistan Air Force. “The truth always prevails and is always the best policy. BJP’s attempt to win elections through […]

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59 Nobel laureates urge Imran, Modi to defuse tensions

Washington: Fifty nine Nobel laureates have written letters to the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan urging them to “defuse the rising tensions” between the two countries, according to a statement. A letter signed by the Nobel laureates, under the aegis of the Laureates and Leaders for Children — a platform founded by Nobel peace […]

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UN chief welcomes Pakistan's offer to release Indian pilot

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed Pakistan’s offer to release Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured when his MiG-21 went down in Pakistan-occupied territory. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters: “The report of the release of the Indian pilot by the Pakistani authorities would be very much a welcome step. We would […]

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Will retaliate if India attacks us, says Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday pledged that his government will act against any Pakistani national found involved in the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir if India provided “actionable intelligence”. In a nationwide broadcast, Khan also said that Pakistan will have no option but to retaliate if India mounted a military strike […]

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Imran Khan says Pak will do everything within its power for Afghan peace

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday that Pakistan will do everything within its power to further the peace process in Afghanistan as talks sponsored by the country between the US and the Taliban were being held in the UAE to end the 17-year bloody conflict. The US and the Taliban have previously met on […]

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Pakistan PM rejects Donald Trump's allegations

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Monday rejected the US President’s allegations that Islamabad failed to cooperate with the US and had helped the former Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden hide in the country until his death at the hands of the US military in a covert operation in 2011. Imran Khan said in a […]

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Imran Khan terms Saudi bailout package big relief

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has described a $6 billion Saudi bailout package as a “big relief” for the country and vowed to mediate between Riyadh and Yemen to end their ongoing conflict. Accusing the previous two governments of plunging the country into its worst financial crisis, Khan in his address to the nation after […]

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Imran Khan to visit China in October

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit China in October, the media reported on Friday. It will be Khan’s first visit to China after assuming the office. The dates of his visit and meeting schedule with Chinese officials is being finalised, the News International reported. It said that Khan will be accompanied by a […]

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Disappointed at India's arrogant, negative response: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed “disappointment” at India’s response calling it “arrogant and negative” after New Delhi called off talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries, blaming Islamabad for glorifying terrorism. “Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue,” […]

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Imran Khan's cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials

Islamabad: The cabinet of newly-appointed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has imposed a ban on first-class air travel by the President, Chief Justice, Senate Chairman and the National Assembly speaker. The move comes after the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Friday revised working hours in government institutions, abolished discretionary funds of the Prime Minister, […]

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US welcomes Imran Khan's desire for peace with India, Afghanistan

Washington: The US has welcomed newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans statement emphasising the importance of peace with India and Afghanistan, a key official said here. “We welcome the words of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he discussed the importance of peace on both sides of Pakistan’s borders,” Alice Wells, who heads the Bureau […]

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Imran Khan announces 21-member Cabinet; Qureshi gets foreign ministry, Umer finance

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced his Cabinet comprising 21 members, the majority of whom previously held key posts in the regime of former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Out of the 21 names announced, 16 will be ministers while five others will perform their duties as advisers to the prime minister, […]

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Sidhu hopes Khan's victory proves good for India-Pakistan ties

Islamabad: Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that he hopes ties between New Delhi and Islamabad will improve after his “friend” Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister. Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu was among the notable guests invited to the swearing-in ceremony of the […]

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Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Pakistani PM

Islamabad: 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. Khan, who outvoted opposition and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Shahbaz Sharif in the Prime Minister’s election on Friday, was administered his oath by […]

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Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister

Islamabad: 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. Khan, 65, secured 176 votes out of the total 272 cast in polling in the lower house, while his opponent […]

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Imran to take oath on August 18, ex-Indian cricketers invited

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan will take over as Prime Minister on August 18 and Indian cricket legends Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Navjot Sidhu have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony, a party spokesperson said on Friday. Javed Khan, Additional Information Secretary of PTI, said the members of Imran Khan’s 1992 World Cup […]

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Imran Khan will take oath as PM on August 11

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that he will take oath as Prime Minister on August 11, the media reported on Monday. Talking to the newly-elected members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Islamabad, he said a decision regarding nomination of the Chief Minister will be taken soon and in the best interest […]

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Imran Khan seeks support from Independents to form government

Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which emerged as the single largest party but short of simple majority in the National Assembly elections, was yet to seek formal support from smaller parties or Independents to form the next government. Earlier, the party leaders had maintained that they will not need support of any other party, the […]

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Political bigwigs suffer shocking defeats in Pakistan polls

Islamabad: Many political bigwigs in Pakistan suffered shocking defeats in the national elections even as votes were still being counted, with former Prime Ministers Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Yousaf Raza Gilani, and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari losing their strongholds. While the preliminary results from different parts of the country had good […]

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Poll body may act against Imran, Shehbaz for post-vote comments

Islamabad: The Election Commission on Wednesday took notice of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif delivering speeches after casting their votes in the 11th general elections, which it termed as “violation of the code of conduct”. The poll panel spokesperson Nadeem Qasim told Express News that actions may […]

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Voting begins for Pakistan general election

Islamabad: Voters in large numbers started flocking outside polling stations across the country to cast their vote in Pakistans 11th general election, according to DawnNewsTV. The first vote was cast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda. While polling stations officially opened for voting at 8 a.m., enthusiastic citizens queued up outside their respective stations as early as […]

Imran ends protest in Pak capital after Peshawar attack

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan today called off his over four-month protest in the capital against alleged rigging in last year's polls saying he wanted to help the government focus on the fight against terror a day after the Peshawar attack that killed 148 people

Imran Khan threatens to take Sharif to court for 'lying'

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has threatened to drag embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the Supreme Court to seek his disqualification for allegedly lying about protesters and the army in parliament, as the political logjam showed no sign of easing

IK threatens to storm PM House if Sharif refuses to quit

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan has threatened to storm Prime Minister House if Nawaz Sharif refuses to step down by this evening, as thousands of anti-government protesters entered the heavily fortified 'Red Zone' and set up camp in front of the Parliament House

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