Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

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Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

29 Jun 2020

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

On Monday, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the most known face of Kashmir's separatist politics, quit Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella body of separatist parties formed in 1993.

Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N improves showing in by-polls

15 Oct 2018

Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N improves showing in by-polls

Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N ate the votes of the ruling PTI, winning four out of 11 parliamentary seats that went to the polls.

Voting for by-election begins in 35 constituencies in Pakistan

14 Oct 2018

Voting for by-election begins in 35 constituencies in Pakistan

Voting opened today for the by-election in 35 National and Provincial Assemblies in Pakistan amid heightened security, with over 600 candidates in the running.

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

08 Oct 2018

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.

Imran Khan's close aide Zulfikar Bukhari put on no-fly list

08 Aug 2018

Imran Khan's close aide Zulfikar Bukhari put on no-fly list

Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, a close aide of Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, was today put on the no-fly list on a request filed by the National Accountability Bureau, Express News reported.

Pakistan's non-Muslim voters rise by 30%; Hindus maintain majority

02 Jul 2018

Pakistan's non-Muslim voters rise by 30%; Hindus maintain majority

The number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan has gone up by 30% to reach 3.63mn, with the Hindus at 1.77mn maintaining their majority among the religious minority electorate, authorities said ahead of the July 25 general elections.

Former Pakistan chief justice Nasirul Mulk caretaker PM until elections

01 Jun 2018

Former Pakistan chief justice Nasirul Mulk caretaker PM until elections

Former chief justice Nasirul Mulk today took oath as Pakistan's seventh caretaker prime minister until general elections on July 25.

Pakistan hits back, refuses to let accident-accused US diplomat leave

13 May 2018

Pakistan hits back, refuses to let accident-accused US diplomat leave

In the latest in a series of retaliatory actions against each other, Pakistan yesterday turned back a US aircraft that had arrived to collect Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, a diplomat involved in a fatal road accident.

No bilateral-meetings between Indian, Pakistani Ministers at SCO in Beijing

21 Apr 2018

No bilateral-meetings between Indian, Pakistani Ministers at SCO in Beijing

There will be no bilateral meetings between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their Pakistani counterparts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) ministerial meets to be held in Beijing on 24 April.

Malala visits Pakistan for first time since she was shot

29 Mar 2018

Malala visits Pakistan for first time since she was shot

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, is visiting Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by Taliban militants in 2012.

US makes Pakistan PM Abbasi undergo routine security-check at airport

28 Mar 2018

US makes Pakistan PM Abbasi undergo routine security-check at airport

Pakistan is enraged over visuals of PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi leaving a security checkpoint at a US airport during a recent "private" visit.

Pakistan needs to do more to wipe out terrorism: US

21 Mar 2018

Pakistan needs to do more to wipe out terrorism: US

Pakistan has to do a lot more to wipe out terrorism from inside its territory, and it needs to launch a crackdown not just on the Taliban but also on other terror networks, the US has said.

US vice president urges Pakistan to 'do more' against Taliban

18 Mar 2018

US vice president urges Pakistan to 'do more' against Taliban

US Vice President Mike Pence in a strong message to Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqani Abbasi told that his country "must do more" against Taliban and other terror groups, said the White House.

US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed

11 Mar 2018

US, India to discuss action against Hafiz Saeed

Plans to check Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its chief Hafiz Saeed is high on the agenda as Indian and US officials prepare for three-day discussions starting later this week.

Pakistan showcases Gwadar as investment-destination. Will anyone invest in "climate-of-fear"?

28 Feb 2018

Pakistan showcases Gwadar as investment-destination. Will anyone invest in "climate-of-fear"?

Pakistan organized "Gwadar Expo" last month to showcase China's One Belt One Road project in Gwadar, the "crux" of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Amid global pressure, Pakistan designates Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

13 Feb 2018

Amid global pressure, Pakistan designates Hafiz Saeed a terrorist

A week after Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed dared the government to arrest him, Pakistan has declared him a terrorist.

Modi in Davos: PM discusses three biggest challenges of today

23 Jan 2018

Modi in Davos: PM discusses three biggest challenges of today

PM Narendra Modi talked about climate change, good vs bad terrorism and self-centeredness, the three biggest challenges the world is apparently facing today, at the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland.

'No case against Hafiz Saeed Sahib': Pakistan PM

17 Jan 2018

'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.

Report: Pakistani nukes surest route to nuclear war

27 Nov 2017

Report: Pakistani nukes surest route to nuclear war

The US-based think tank Atlantic Council has identified Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) programme as a danger to the safety and security of the South Asian region.

Pakistan deploys army in Islamabad after protests turn violent

26 Nov 2017

Pakistan deploys army in Islamabad after protests turn violent

The Pakistan government had to call in the army to restore law and order after clashes between hardline religious groups and the police in Islamabad resulted in the death and injury of 6 and over 200 people respectively.

Pathankot attack: In confidential NSA-level talks, India confronts Pakistan

26 Nov 2017

Pathankot attack: In confidential NSA-level talks, India confronts Pakistan

Reports have surfaced about a secret dialogue between Indian NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart, Lieutenant-General Nasser Khan Janjua.

Pakistan lobbying UN to declare India a "sponsor of terror"

25 Sep 2017

Pakistan lobbying UN to declare India a "sponsor of terror"

Pakistan is now lobbying the United Nations to designate India as a "state sponsor of terrorism," claimed the country's Express Tribune.

Pak nukes located at 9 sites, are vulnerable to terrorists

25 Sep 2017

Pak nukes located at 9 sites, are vulnerable to terrorists

Last week, Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi flaunted his country's nuclear-capable short-range missiles, which he claimed are aimed at deterring the Indian military's 'cold start' doctrine.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy after firing allegedly kills six civilians

23 Sep 2017

Pakistan summons Indian envoy after firing allegedly kills six civilians

A day after alleged firing by Indian forces killed six civilians and wounded 26 in Pakistan, Islamabad summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale.

Here's why Eenam Gambhir is winning internet and our hearts

22 Sep 2017

Here's why Eenam Gambhir is winning internet and our hearts

In a spectacular rebuttal, India silenced Pakistan over the Kashmir crisis at the UN General Assembly on Friday. Courtesy Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

India calls Pakistan "Terroristan" following PM Abbasi's speech at UN

22 Sep 2017

India calls Pakistan "Terroristan" following PM Abbasi's speech at UN

India made a scathing rebuttal against Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's belligerent speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Pakistan: Won't accept Indian political or military role in Afghanistan

21 Sep 2017

Pakistan: Won't accept Indian political or military role in Afghanistan

Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has called for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution on Kashmir.

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's wife diagnosed with cancer

23 Aug 2017

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's wife diagnosed with cancer

Ex-Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Officials said Nawaz's illness is curable.

Pakistan hoists largest national flag on 70th Independence Day

14 Aug 2017

Pakistan hoists largest national flag on 70th Independence Day

Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa hoisted the country's largest flag in the history at midnight on Attari-Wagah Border near Lahore to mark the 70th Independence Day.

Pakistani PM urges the international community to resolve Kashmir issue

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.

Pakistan: Thousands attempt procession in support of ousted Sharif

11 Aug 2017

Pakistan: Thousands attempt procession in support of ousted Sharif

A so called "caravan" procession in support of Sharif was attended by thousands of people.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes 18th Pakistani prime minister

01 Aug 2017

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes 18th Pakistani prime minister

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