Tens of thousands protest against government in Pakistan

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied on Sunday in the city of Karachi as part of a campaign to oust Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they accuse of being installed by the military in a rigged 2018 election. Nine major opposition parties formed a joint platform called the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) last… Read More Tens of thousands protest against government in Pakistan

Pakistani opposition parties denounce military meddling in politics

Half a dozen major Pakistani opposition parties have joined forces to denounce the military which they accuse of meddling in politics and rigging the 2018 elections to bring Prime Minister Imran Khan to power. The six parties and some smaller groups signed a statement late on Sunday announcing the creation of the Pakistan Democratic Movement… Read More Pakistani opposition parties denounce military meddling in politics

Pakistan swears in cricket legend Imran Khan as Prime Minister

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday, ushering in a new political era as the World Cup cricket hero officially took the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country. The ceremony at the President’s House in the capital marks the end of decades of rotating leadership… Read More Pakistan swears in cricket legend Imran Khan as Prime Minister

Cricket legend Imran Khan emerges Pakistan new prime minister, set to launch coalition talks

Pakistan’s likely new prime minister Imran Khan is expected to launch coalition talks on Saturday with smaller parties after the electoral commission announced long-delayed full results of an election disputed by the opponents. Khan’s party scooped up 16.86 million votes in a better-than-expected performance, trouncing the party of jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif, which finished… Read More Cricket legend Imran Khan emerges Pakistan new prime minister, set to launch coalition talks