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Ex-Prime Minister Sentenced
to Prison for Corruption
Aug 5, 2023 4:40 PM CDT
Ex-Prime Minister Sentenced to Prison for Corruption
Pakistan postpones elections after conviction of Imran Khan
- An opposition leader and former prime minister was sentenced to three years in prison Saturday after being convicted of corruption, a verdict that probably ends the possibility of Imran Khan running in the next election and deals a setback to Pakistan's efforts to solidify its democracy. Khan was arrested...
Pakistan Court Frees
Former PM as Nation Braces
May 11, 2023 1:27 PM CDT
Pakistan Court Frees Former PM as Nation Braces
Arrest of Imran Khan had set off days of violence
- Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, whose arrest earlier this week sparked a wave of violence across the country , per the AP . Khan's backers danced in the streets outside the court building, celebrating the latest turn in the confrontation between...
Pakistan Erupts After
Former PM Arrested
May 9, 2023 8:46 AM CDT
Pakistan Erupts After Former PM Arrested
Ally likens Imran Khan's arrest at Islamabad court to an 'abduction'
- Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested Tuesday as he appeared in a court in the country’s capital to face charges in multiple graft cases. Security agents dragged Khan outside and shoved him into an armored car before whisking him away, per the AP . The arrest drew...
Police Storm Home of Former
Pakistan PM, Arrest 61
Mar 19, 2023 8:19 AM CDT
Police Storm Home of Former Pakistan PM, Arrest 61
They swooped after Imran Khan departed for court hearing
- Pakistani police stormed former Prime Minister Imran Khan's residence in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday and arrested 61 people amid tear gas and clashes between Khan's supporters and police, officials said. Senior police officer Suhail Sukhera, who led the operation in an upscale Lahore neighborhood, said...
Pakistan's Former Leader
Shot in Assassination Attempt
Nov 3, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
Pakistan's Former Leader Shot in Assassination Attempt
Imran Khan reportedly shot in leg as bullets fly at campaign truck
- At least one gunman opened fire at a campaign truck carrying Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, wounding him slightly and also some of his supporters, according to a senior leader from his party and police, per the AP . Party official Asad Umar said Khan was wounded...
Pakistan's Leader Voted Out
Apr 9, 2022 5:20 PM CDT
Pakistan's Leader Voted Out
Prime Minister Imran Khan loses key support before no-confidence vote
- Pakistan's political opposition ousted the country's embattled prime minister in a no-confidence vote early Sunday, which they won after several of Imran Khan's allies and a key coalition party deserted him. The combined opposition that spans the political spectrum from the left to the radically religious will...
Blaming US, Khan Dissolves
Parliament and Stays in Office
Apr 3, 2022 3:15 PM CDT
Blaming US, Khan Dissolves Parliament and Stays in Office
Prime minister's maneuvers shock opposition and push Pakistan into crisis
- Prime Minister Imran Khan dissolved Pakistan's parliament on Sunday, staying in office by preventing a no-confidence vote from taking place. The nation reached a crisis point, as shocked opposition lawmakers said that they would challenge Khan's actions at the Supreme Court, calling them violations of the Constitution. The...
Pakistani Leader's Threat:
'No One Will Marry' Your Kids
Mar 22, 2022 11:15 AM CDT
Pakistani Leader's Threat: 'No One Will Marry' Your Kids
Prime Minister Imran Khan goes after his rivals ahead of no-confidence vote
- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is fighting for his political life, one that could come to an end as early as Monday with a no-confidence vote in Parliament. The former cricket star, however, is trying to convince his political critics—particularly members of his own party—that a vote against...
Nov 27, 2020 9:05 AM CST
Here's Why Cher Just Rushed to Pakistan
Singer is there to celebrate departure of 'world's loneliest elephant' from Islamabad zoo
- Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant," who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Because of security concerns, Cher's schedule was...
Pakistan PM: US
'Martyred' bin Laden
Jun 26, 2020 2:41 AM CDT
Pakistan PM: US 'Martyred' bin Laden
Imran Khan says partnering with US in war on terror was a mistake
- Pakistan's prime minister said Thursday that the United States "martyred" al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a term that reflected a subtle stab at Washington as it's mainly used for honorable figures slain in battle. Imran Khan delivered the stab in a rambling budget speech in parliament, attacking...
Could Be 'Wiped Off'
the Planet in Days
Jul 22, 2019 2:09 PM CDT
Trump: Afghanistan Could Be 'Wiped Off' the Planet in Days
Says he could 'win that war' in 10 days
- The commander-in-chief made a bold pronouncement Monday: "If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the Earth. It would be gone. It would be over in, literally in 10 days ... I don’t want to go that route." The comments came...
Pakistan Keeps Promise,
Lets Indian Fighter Pilot Go
Mar 1, 2019 12:35 PM CST
Pakistan Keeps Promise, Lets Indian Fighter Pilot Go
Abhinandan Varthaman upon returning to India: 'It is good to be back'
- Imran Khan has kept his promise. On Thursday, Pakistan's prime minister vowed to release Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who'd been captured after his MiG-21 jet was shot down Wednesday by a Pakistani fighter over the disputed Kashmir territory. And on Friday, Khan made good, with video showing the...
Extremists Want Her to Die.
Instead, Court Frees Her (Again)
Jan 29, 2019 8:45 AM CST
Extremists Want Her to Die. Instead, Court Frees Her (Again)
Pakistani Supreme Court upholds acquittal of Christian accused of blasphemy, sentenced to die
- Asia Bibi is finally free to leave Pakistan, if she hasn't already. On Tuesday, the country's Supreme Court upheld its own acquittal of Bibi—a Christian mother first arrested a decade ago on blasphemy charges and sentenced to death in 2010 —rejecting a challenge to its earlier...
Aug 17, 2018 10:32 AM CDT
Ex-'Playboy' Just Elected Pakistan's New PM
Former cricket star Imran Khan, voted in Friday, has promised to stop corruption
- Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country's next prime minister, in a step toward the country's third civilian transfer of power. In the vote at the National Assembly, Khan secured 176 votes, defeating the opposition's candidate, Shahbaz Sharif...
in Pakistan Election
Jul 27, 2018 12:03 AM CDT
Former Cricketer Declared Winner in Pakistan Election
But Imran Khan will need to form coalition government
- Cricket star Imran Khan, who promised supporters a "new" Pakistan, won the country's election but will have to seek out allies to form a coalition government, according to official results. Pakistan election officials Friday announced Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won 109 of the 269 seats being...
Pakistan State TV
Sep 1, 2014 9:08 AM CDT
Protesters Storm Pakistan State TV
Anti-government protests also target PM's residence
- Pakistani anti-government protesters stormed the state TV building today, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed further into the sprawling Red Zone government complex in the capital, Islamabad, in an effort to reach the prime minister's residence. The violence is the latest...
Pakistani Party Blows
CIA Station Chief's Cover
Nov 27, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Pakistani Party Blows CIA Station Chief's Cover
Former cricket star's party wants him tried for murder over drone strike
- A political party in Pakistan has publicly identified the top CIA spy in the country—and it wants him interrogated and put on trial over a recent US drone strike, reports the
. The PTI party, notably led by a former cricket star named Imran Khan, identified the Islamabad station...
May 12, 2013 6:46 AM CDT
Sharif Heads for Victory in Pakistan
Ex-PM looks set to cruise to 3rd term in landmark elections
- Pakistan's former prime minister appears headed to return to the office for a third term as the restive country makes its first democratic transition since 1970, reports the
New York Times .
Early returns this morning show Nawaz Sharif's party easily securing enough seats to form a government—besting...
Pakistan Begins Landmark Vote
May 11, 2013 10:04 AM CDT
Pakistan Begins Landmark Vote
For first time, one civilian government hands off to another
- Defying threats of violence, Pakistanis streamed to the polls today for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent. But militant attacks that killed 22 people underlined the risks many people took just casting their ballots.The violence was a continuation...
Draws 100K+ to Rally
Dec 25, 2011 4:10 PM CST
Pakistani Cricketer Draws 100K+ to Rally
Politician attracts followers with anti-US message
- More than 100,000 people rallied in support of Pakistani cricket legend and opposition politician Imran Khan in the southern city of Karachi today, further cementing his status as a rising force in politics. His message of cracking down on corruption and standing up to the US has found new...
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