Pakistan Government: News

17 Apr 2024


Elon Musk's X banned over national security concerns, says Pakistan

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) was informed by Pakistan's Ministry of Interior today, that the ban on X was due to the platform's failure to address misuse concerns.

30 Mar 2024

Shehbaz Sharif

Biden initiates direct communication with Pakistan's PM after 3 years

In a notable diplomatic development, United States (US) President Joe Biden has reportedly initiated direct communication with Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

19 Mar 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif triggers controversy after chairing Punjab government meeting

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday stirred up a storm by presiding over three administrative meetings of the Punjab government.

07 Mar 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Meet Ramesh Singh Arora, 1st Sikh minister in Pakistan's Punjab

Ramesh Singh Arora, a 48-year-old legislator from Narowal, Pakistan, has created history by becoming the first Sikh minister of the country's Punjab province.

04 Mar 2024

Shehbaz Sharif

Sharif's 2nd stint as Pakistan PM begins: The challenges ahead

Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in as Pakistan's 24th prime minister, taking over the reins of the cash-strapped country for a second time since 2022.

India seizes Karachi-bound ship with 'nuclear cargo,' Pakistan responds

Indian security agencies have seized a Karachi-bound ship on suspicion that it was carrying a dual-use consignment that could be used for Pakistan's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

03 Mar 2024

Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif elected Pakistani PM for 2nd term 

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shehbaz Sharif has been elected the prime minister for the second time in a vote by Pakistan's newly formed parliament.

Pakistan's new government to seek $6 billion IMF loan: Reports

Pakistan is seeking a new loan of at least US$6 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help the incoming government repay billions of dollars in debt due this year.

21 Feb 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: PML-N, PPP reach agreement on coalition government

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) have reached a formal agreement to form a new government in Pakistan.

15 Feb 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: PPP likely to get president's post in coalition government

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari is likely to secure a second term as Pakistan's president, following the PPP's decision to forge a coalition government with Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

13 Feb 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

'Pakistan-backed' terrorist arrested for killing Punjab workers in Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police on Tuesday arrested the terrorist behind the killing of two migrant workers from Punjab in J&K's Srinagar last week.

Pakistan: Vote counting ends, Imran Khan-backed independents secure most seats

Pakistan's political landscape witnessed a surprising twist on Sunday as jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed independent candidates secured the most seats.

Imran Khan's PTI to hold protests today over poll-result delay

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan grabbed the headlines after independent candidates who supported his Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) won 102 seats in the general elections.

Pakistan election: Both Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan claim victory

Pakistan's former prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan, have both declared victory in the general elections held on Thursday. The final election results have not been declared by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Pakistan: Poll panel blames internet for delay in result declaration

As the 2024 Pakistan election results trickle in, candidates associated with imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan are neck-and-neck in a close race with the party of three-time premier Nawaz Sharif.

07 Feb 2024


Pakistan: 26 killed in twin blasts on eve of election 

Two bomb explosions have killed at least 26 people in Pakistan's Balochistan province on the eve of general elections.

30 Dec 2023

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

No treaty: Pakistan on India's extradition request for Hafiz Saeed

Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokesperson for Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday confirmed Islamabad received India's request for the extradition of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

29 Dec 2023

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

India seeks 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's extradition from Pakistan

India has formally asked Pakistan to extradite Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi revealed.

18 Dec 2023

Dawood Ibrahim

Pakistan: Dawood Ibrahim reportedly poisoned, admitted to Karachi hospital

Fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has reportedly been hospitalized in Pakistan's Karachi due to a severe health complication.

Indira Gandhi a b*t*h: Recalling Kissinger's remarks on ex-Indian PM

The United States (US) Department of State declassified taped conversations between former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and President Richard Nixon right before the 1971 India-Pakistan conflict in 2005.

10 Nov 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistanis await passport as country runs out of lamination paper

Thousands of people in Pakistan looking to travel abroad are facing difficulties since the country's Directorate General of Immigration and Passports (DGI&P) is unable to process passports due to a lamination paper shortage.

Pakistan to hold general elections on February 11

Pakistan will hold general elections on February 11, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Thursday.

30 Oct 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan to begin kicking out illegal immigrants from November 1

Pakistan has declared that it will start deporting undocumented immigrants, including 1.7 million Afghans, in phases from Wednesday (November 1), reported PTI.

01 Oct 2023


Pakistan: 26/11 mastermind's close aide reportedly shot dead in Karachi

One of the most prominent leaders of Pakistan's terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Mufti Qaiser Farooq, was reportedly shot dead by unknown individuals in Pakistan's Karachi.

25 Sep 2023

World Bank

40% of Pakistanis now live below poverty line: World Bank

Pakistan is battling a major poverty crisis, with 40% of its population currently living below the poverty line, news outlet Dawn reported, citing a World Bank report.

15 Sep 2023


Subway introduces its first-ever 3-inch sandwich to fight inflation

In an effort to combat soaring inflation in Pakistan, Subway, the US-based fast-food chain, has introduced a three-inch sandwich for the first time in any market.

13 Aug 2023


Pakistan: Chinese workers' convoy attacked, 2 terrorists killed

A convoy of Chinese engineers reportedly came under attack from armed rebels in the Balochistan province of Pakistan on Sunday.

24 Jul 2023


Indian woman crosses border to meet Facebook lover in Pakistan

In yet another cross-border love story, a married woman from the Bhiwadi district in Rajasthan has reportedly traveled to Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to meet her alleged Facebook lover.

19 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan already bankrupt, IMF bailout won't help: Defence Minister Asif

Pakistan has already gone bankrupt, the country's Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said while addressing an event in Sialkot on Saturday amid a massive cash crunch and decades-high runaway inflation.

02 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

Peshawar mosque blast could be an inside job, probe underway

The suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday could be an inside job, reports say, looking at how the bomber managed to bypass the security check.

11 Aug 2021

Pakistan News

Pakistan can attract tourists from Muslim countries: Imran Khan

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Tuesday said that Pakistan has great potential in attracting tourists from Muslim countries as leading travel destinations such as Europe were developing an Islamophobic mindset.

10 Aug 2021

Pakistan News

Temple damaged by mob restored, 90 suspects arrested: Pakistan government

The Pakistan government on Monday said it has completed the restoration work of the temple that was badly damaged by a mob last week in Punjab province and arrested a total of 90 suspects involved in the attack.

After bizarre 'hang Musharraf's body' ruling, Pakistan wants judge sacked

The Pakistan government on Thursday said that it will seek to remove the "mentally unfit" judge who sentenced Pervez Musharraf, the country's former President, to death.

18 Oct 2019


Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020

After speculations over its black-listing, Pakistan will now remain in the "grey list" of the global terror funding watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), until a new deadline of February 2020.

22 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

#PulwamaAftermath: Pakistan Government takes control of Jaish headquarters amid pressure

Amid immense international pressure, the Pakistani Government has taken over the administrative control of Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit's headquarters on Friday.

20 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistani reporter rides on donkey while reporting on 'donkey business'

The passion of journalism often makes journalists push their limits and pull off some absolutely bizarre stunts.

08 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Nawaz, Abbasi appear before Lahore Court in treason case

Former Pakistan premiers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, along with a prominent journalist, Cyril Almeida, Assistant Editor for the Dawn newspaper, appeared before the Lahore High Court today.

05 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.

01 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Indian airspace-violation: PoK 'PM' claims chopper was within Pakistani limits

Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) "Prime Minister" Raja Farooq Haider has claimed that the white chopper he was traveling in was "very close" to the Line of Control (LoC) but within Pakistan's airspace.

17 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan austerity drive: Govt. starts selling cars, helicopters, buffaloes

As part of newly-elected PM Imran Khan's austerity drive, the cash-strapped Pakistan government has started auctioning 102 luxury vehicles of the PM House at "above market price".

17 Sep 2018


Army rules Pakistan despite Imran's election as PM: VK Singh

Union Minister VK Singh said the army still rules Pakistan despite the election of Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister, adding that it remains to be seen whether he will be able to bring about a change.

07 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

US urges new Pakistan govt to treat minorities with equality

Several US lawmakers have urged Pakistan's new government to treat its religious minorities with equality and dignity.

17 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan leaders remember Vajpayee for his Indo-Pak peace agenda

The Pakistan Government and its top leaders have paid respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian Prime Minister contributed to bringing a change in bilateral ties and remained a key supporter of regional cooperation for development.

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan PM on Aug-18

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18 this year, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said yesterday.

04 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Imran may take oath as Pakistan-PM on Pakistan's Independence Day

Imran Khan, 65, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, may take the oath of the office on the country's Independence Day on August 14, a media report said.

Pak's anti-corruption National Accountability Bureau summons Imran Khan on Aug-7

Imran Khan, Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting, has been summoned by the country's anti-graft body in connection with the misuse of official helicopters which caused Pakistani Rs 2.17mn loss to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, an official said yesterday.

28 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

UN committed to continuing to support Pak's election commission: Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks forward to the formation of a new government in Pakistan and stressed the UN's commitment to support Pakistan's election commission amid allegations by other political parties of vote rigging, his spokesperson said.

11 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer forcibly evicted from his house

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh Shaheen, in a video, has claimed that he was forcibly evicted from his home in Lahore's Dera Chahal village along with his children and wife, following a property dispute with the government.

31 May 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Musharraf's NIC, passport blocked; barred from travelling abroad

The Pakistan Government directed the National Data Base and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Immigration and Passport Directorate to block the national identity card (NIC) and passport of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

06 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

Now, terrorist Hafiz Saeed dares Pakistan government to arrest him

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has now dared the Pakistan government to arrest him if they can. He also said that he won't stop fighting for the cause of Kashmiri people and "dedicated 2018" for them.

03 Feb 2018

Pakistan News

YouTube temporarily suspended Pakistan government's channel

The official YouTube channel of the Pakistan government was temporarily suspended on the grounds of copyright infringement.

17 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

'No case against Hafiz Saeed Sahib': Pakistan PM

In a shocking turn of events, Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told, in a television interview, that action cannot be taken against the alleged mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed as no case was registered against him in Pakistan.

10 Jan 2018

Pakistan News

Anti-government Pakistani reporter Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping bid

Pakistan made yet another attempt to silence an anti-establishment journalist on Wednesday, though unsuccessfully so.

23 Dec 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif names brother Shehbaz as 2018 PM candidate

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has appointed his brother Shehbaz Sharif as the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) prime ministerial candidate for the 2018 general elections.

20 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

US expresses concerns over Hafiz Saeed's plans to contest elections

The US has expressed concerns about Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's decision to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan.

13 Dec 2017

Pakistan News

Pak SC slams govt. over missing statues in Hindu temple

Pakistan's Supreme Court recently expressed concerns after the statues of Lord Ram and Hanuman went missing from the Katas Raj temple located in Chakwal, Punjab.

08 Dec 2017


Kulbhushan Jadhav to finally meet his family on December 25!

Repeated pleas by Indian authorities seem to have worked. Pakistan has allowed Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently on a death row, to meet his wife and mother on December 25.

27 Nov 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan's law minister resigns, Islamists end protests that crippled country

Pakistan's Law Minister Zahid Hamid has resigned after weeks of protests by Islamists rocked the country.

11 Oct 2017


Owing to Pakistan government's negligence, terrorist Saeed might go scot-free

Hafiz Saeed, 26/11 Mumbai attacks' mastermind and JuD chief, might go scot-free if the Pakistan government fails to provide evidence against him to continue his house arrest, the Lahore HC warned.

14 Aug 2017


Pakistani PM urges the international community to resolve Kashmir issue

Speaking on the occasion of Pakistan's 70th Independence Day, newly chosen PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi called on the international community to play a role in resolving the Kashmir dispute.

01 Aug 2017

Pakistan News

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes 18th Pakistani prime minister

After Nawaz Sharif's resignation, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been elected Pakistan's 18th prime minister.

30 Jul 2017


How Sharif's resignation as Pakistan's PM may impact India

The aftermath of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's ouster is being closely watched by India.

28 Jul 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Could Shehbaz, Nawaz Sharif's brother be the next PM?

Nawaz Sharif has stepped down as Pakistan PM for the third time after being disqualified from office in the Panama Papers case.

20 May 2017

Pakistan News

Maulvi offers Rs. 20L for garlanding Nawaz Sharif with shoes

Religious leader Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, chairman of All India Minority United Council, has issued a new announcement: a reward of Rs. 20 lakh to anyone who garlands Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif with a string of shoes and parades him around India.