Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.