Pakistan cricket board chief who clashed with PM Khan resigns

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi, who has a history of clashes with new Prime Minister and former national captain Imran Khan, resigned from his post on Monday and was swiftly replaced. Pakistani cricket enjoyed a golden period under Sethi’s management, winning the ICC Champions Trophy and […]

New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold

By Saad Sayeed and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 : Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to reduce debt, a campaign he will kick-start by selling his office’s fleet of bullet-proof cars. In his first address […]

Ex-cricketer Imran Khan elected prime minister of Pakistan

By Asif Shahzad and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 : Pakistani lawmakers elected former cricket legend Imran Khan prime minister on Friday and he pledged to bring to justice “all those who have robbed this country” through corruption. Parliament’s move cleared the way for the 65-year-old Khan to set up a coalition government and his […]

Five wounded in attack on bus ferrying Chinese workers in Pakistan

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Aug 11 : A suicide bomber attacked a bus ferrying Chinese mining workers in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province on Saturday, a local official said, in an assault claimed by Baloch separatists. The bomber died in the attack and the Chinese workers suffered minor wounds, the official said. Militant group Baloch Liberation […]

As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, US cuts military training programmes

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON, Aug 10 : President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, US officials say. The move, which has not been previously reported, is one […]

China interested in joining TAPI pipeline project – Pakistan official

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 : China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan’s territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said, with the financial close of the project’s first phase expected next month. Originating at the giant Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan, the $9.6 billion TAPI […]