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Imran Khan to contest elections from prison


Islamabad: Pakistan’s former premier Imran Khan will run in upcoming parliamentary elections from prison, his party said Wednesday, which legal experts said is possible while his appeal of his conviction in a corruption case is being considered. “Imran Khan has decided to contest elections for three seats in the National Assembly,” said Gohar Khan, head...

Red Alert: US Embassy prohibits Americans from visiting Islamabad’s Marriott Hotel


The US embassy in Pakistan has warned about a possible terrorist attack against American citizens at the Marriott Hotel here in the country's capital and prohibited American staff from visiting the five-star facility, an official statement said.  The statement was issued by the embassy on Sunday, two days after a suicide bombing in Islamabad killed...

The Long March and a Nation in Turmoil


The public despair is creating a wave of sympathy for the PTI’s Long March Dr. Sohail Mahmood Pakistan is in turmoil. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is leading an anti-government long march toward Islamabad. Imran had earlier said that the protest march will continue for another 10 months till the date for general elections is announced....

Imran Khan to face No Confidence Motion


Pakistan SC restores National Assembly 'An epoch-making day,' tweets Shehbaz Sharif Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying his move to dissolve Parliament and call early elections was illegal and ordering that the house be restored. The decision came after four days of hearings by the top court over the major...

India rejects Wang Yi’s J&K remarks at OIC


New Delhi: India on Wednesday rejected as uncalled for Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's comments referring to Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad, amid contacts between the two sides over a possible visit by him to New Delhi this week. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)...

Drone snoops over Indian High Commission in Islamabad, India raises strong objection


In an apparent case of snooping, a drone was spotted hovering inside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on the night of June 26. The incident has rung alarm bells as it happened hours before the Jammu Indian Air Force Base drone attack later on June 27th in which two Indian Air Force personnel...