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As India stuns Pakistan, injured Hardik Pandya out of Asian Cup

Pandya not taking further part in the tournament was expected after he was stretchered off the field during the group league encounter against Pakistan on Wednesday. The incident took place in the 18th over of the Pakistan innings when the all-rounder was bowling his fifth over. It was the fifth ... Read More »

Arif Alvi is Pakistan’s new President

Alvi secured the lion’s share of votes from the 1,100 that were cast on Tuesday, with the founding member of the PTI garnering nearly twice as many votes as Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and Jamiat Ulema-e Islam – F (JUI-F) chief, Fazal-ur-Rehman, who was supported by the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), according to a press release from the ECP. ... Read More »

Pakistan to elect new President today

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate Arif Alvi is expected to win as the Opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate. Election Commission of Pakistan has completed preparations for the election.  Polling stations have been set up in all four provincial assemblies in addition to the National Assembly. Outgoing ... Read More »

United States to cancel USD 300 million military aid to Pakistan

The US will cancel USD 300 million in military aid to Pakistan over its failure to take “decisive actions” to support President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy and act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pentagon has announced, a fresh blow to the deteriorating ties ... Read More »

United States to cancel 300 million USD military aid to Pakistan

The US will cancel USD 300 million in military aid to Pakistan over its failure to take “decisive actions” to support President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy and act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pentagon has announced, a fresh blow to the deteriorating ties ... Read More »

United States to cancel 300 million military aid to Pakistan

The US will cancel USD 300 million in military aid to Pakistan over its failure to take “decisive actions” to support President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy and act against terror groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pentagon has announced, a fresh blow to the deteriorating ties ... Read More »

US cancels $300 mn aid to Pakistan over terror groups

The Pentagon’s decision to scrap the $300 million package comes after the Trump administration said at the beginning of the year that it was suspending aid payments to Pakistan due to its supposed “lies and deceit.” The US has long been pushing Pakistan to crack down on terrorist groups and militant safe ... Read More »

Pakistan Polls: Imran Khan on way to open PM’s innings

Although PTI workers and supporters started celebrations before the final results, no statement — or even a tweet — has been issued by the former cricketer himself on the results. His spokesperson Naeemul Haque, however, tweeted that the PTI chief will “address the nation in celebration and recognition of the ... Read More »

Pakistan polls: PML-N alleges rigging, EC rejects claim

In an unusual press conference at 4am local time, Chief Election Commissioner Muhammad Raza Khan congratulated the people of Pakistan for participating in the election process. He, however, acknowledged that the delay in announcement of election results has “caused some annoyance”. The short pace of counting has given currency to ... Read More »

Pakistan Elections: Early trends put PTI ahead of PML-N

According to the trends, the PTI was leading in 74 seats, PML-N in 54 and the Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari-led Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stood at third position with 27 seats. The voter turnout was recorded between 50 and 55 per cent of the nearly 106 million electorate, similar to the previous contest in ... Read More »

As Pakistan votes, at least 22 killed, 30 injured in blast in Quetta

Nearly 106 million people are registered to vote for members of the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 3,459 candidates are contesting for 272 general seats of the National Assembly, while 8,396 candidates are running for 577 general seats of ... Read More »

Pakistan goes to polls amid tight security

Nearly 106 million people are registered to vote for members of the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 3,459 candidates are contesting for 272 general seats of the National Assembly, while 8,396 candidates are running for 577 general seats of ... Read More »

133 killed, 200 injured in twin blasts in Pakistan

Militants targeted a gathering of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani in Mastung area in the troubled Balochistan province. “Raisani succumbed to wounds while he was being shifted to Quetta,” District Police Officer Mohammad Ayub Achakzai said. Raisani is the brother of former Chief Minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam ... Read More »

13 dead in suicide blast in Pakistan

Nearly 50 others were injured in the blast that took place around midnight at an election gathering in Peshawar. This is the second terrorist attack on an election rally in Pakistan ahead of the July 25 general election. Earlier this month, seven people including a candidate of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, ... Read More »

Financial Action Task Force puts Pakistan on grey list

In a yet another blow to Pakistan at the global stage, the Financial Action Task Force has placed it on the grey list for failing to curb anti-terror financing. This was despite Islamabad submitting a 26-point action plan and launching a concerted diplomatic effort to avert the decision. The decision ... Read More »