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Pakistan's top Islamic court asks govt to implement interest-free banking system by 2027

April 28, 2022 10:48 pm

Announcing the verdict in a long-pending case on Riba (interest), the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) directed the government to facilitate all loans under an interest-free system.

Late PM Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari appointed Pakistan's new foreign minister

April 27, 2022 6:13 pm

Bhutto-Zardari, chief of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), will accompany PM Sharif on Thursday on a visit to Saudi Arabia to boost trade and investment

Pakistan's new govt issues passport to ex-premier Nawaz Sharif to return

April 25, 2022 10:28 pm

The Express Tribune newspaper reported that he has been issued a passport by the new government headed by his younger brother, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Pakistan 'drowning' in debt: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif warns

April 20, 2022 7:14 pm

Sharif said the previous government badly failed to address the issues and stressed on providing ease to the nation, especially the poor families, through a "thorough and continuous" process of consultation

Pakistan's new ruling alliance takes control of parliament with new speaker

April 16, 2022 5:00 pm

The previous speaker and his deputy, both Khan allies, had attempted to block and then delay the vote, only for the country's top court to deem their actions illegal.

Pakistan's top investigative agency opens probe against Imran Khan over sale of gifted necklace

April 13, 2022 4:26 pm

The necklace Khan received as a gift was not sent to the state gift repository, but given to former special assistant Zulfikar Bukhari, who reportedly sold it to a jeweller in Lahore for Rs 18 crore

Imran Khan says a 'powerful country' supporting India is angry with Pakistan for his Russia visit

April 01, 2022 5:33 pm

Addressing the Islamabad Security Dialogue, Khan emphasised that an independent foreign policy was crucial for the country, and said the reason why Pakistan could not touch its peak potential was its dependency syndrome on other powerful nations

Explained: As Pakistan PM Imran Khan faces no confidence vote, all you need to know

March 31, 2022 8:03 am

The bid to oust Khan got a boost on Wednesday when a key government ally said it reached a pact with the opposition and then quit Khan's ruling coalition

Pakistan PM Imran Khan faces toughest test as no-confidence move looms

March 20, 2022 8:36 pm

An alliance of opposition parties filed the motion against Khan this month, saying he had lost his parliamentary majority after over a dozen defections from his party, raising the risk of political turmoil in the nuclear-armed South Asian country.

Pak PM Imran Khan faces revolt from within his ruling party ahead of no-trust vote

March 18, 2022 4:19 pm

Raja Riaz, one of the lawmakers, told Geo News that Khan had failed to control inflation while another lawmaker Noor Alam Khan told Samaa News that his multiple grievances were not addressed by the government.


Kate and Prince William visit the mountains on day three of their royal tour of Pakistan; see pics

October 17, 2019 11:48 am

Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are on their maiden tour to Pakistan, having arrived on October 14. The royal visit will last five days.

Islamabad on the edge as Imran Khan leads massive protest rally

August 20, 2014 3:33 pm

Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night.


Military assistance to Pakistan has decreased: US envoy

February 23, 2016 7:45 am

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, said the military assistance to Pakistan has gone down shortly days after India expressed its disappointment over Barack Obama administration's decision to sell Pakistan eight F-16 fighter jets. Briefing the media at the fourth annual lecture of Indian Association of Foreign Affairs Correspondents in New Delhi, Verma said the assistance to Islamabad was to address a specific counter militancy and counter insurgency threat. As the US goes to polls later this year, Verma said the relations between India and the U.S. would be topmost priority for the next president.

Islamabad: Republic day celebrated at Indian Consulate

January 26, 2016 5:32 pm

Islamabad, Jan 26 (ANI): While India celebrated Republic day with fervor, the day was also celebrated with energy and joy at the Indian consulate in Islamabad, Pakistan.The Indian National flag was hoisted at the Consulate along with slogans praising India.

BJP hopes Pak to follow 'zero tolerance' against terrorism

January 11, 2016 2:06 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expressed their hope that Pakistan would follow 'zero tolerance' against terrorism post the Pathankot air base attack.BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that there was no tolerance for terrorism in the international community and added that Islamabad was under immense pressure from the world as no one was ready to compromise on the issue.

India puts ball in Pak's court, seeks action against Pathankot perpetrators

January 07, 2016 1:14 pm

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Amid speculations that the Foreign Secretary-level talks could be called off by New Delhi in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday put the ball in Pakistan's court and said the future course of action would be decided after Islamabad's response to actionable intelligence provided with regard to the fidayeen strike. Addressing the media, Swarup said the government's policy towards Pakistan is clear and consistent.