Imran Khan elected Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister

Islamabad, Aug 17 : Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister in a vote in the country’s National Assembly, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election. Khan, 65, secured 176 votes out of the total 272 cast in polling in […]

Vajpayee stood for achieving pragmatic consensus: Sri Lanka

New Delhi, Aug 17 : Sri Lanka on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death saying that his signature in politics was achieving pragmatic consensus. “It is with deep sadness that I learn of the passing away of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of the Republic of India,” Sri Lankan President […]

Imran Khan elected Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister

Islamabad, Aug 17 : Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister by the National Assembly. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief won with 176 seats while his opponent, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shehbaz Sharif, secured 96 votes , Dawn online reported. Khan, whose party swept the July 25 general election, will […]

Vajpayee was strong advocate of South Asian cooperation: Saarc

New Delhi, Aug 17 : The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death describing him as a strong advocate of cooperation within the South Asian region. In a message to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, Saarc Secretary General Amjad Hussain B. Sial said: “We have lost […]

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan for Imran Khan’s swearing in

Islamabad, Aug 17 : Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan. Sidhu reached Lahore via Wagah border and will arrive here for the oath-taking ceremony scheduled for Saturday. Speaking to reporters in Lahore, Sidhu said: “I have come to Pakistan on […]

Arrest warrant issued against Zardari in money laundering case: Report

Karachi, Aug 17 : A banking court here on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former President and PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari in a multi-billion money laundering scam, the media reported. The court directed the authorities to present Zardari and other suspects before it by September 4. However, Pakistan Peoples Party spokesperson Farhatullah Babar […]