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Imran Khan elected as Pak’s new PM, oath today

Imran Khan elected as Pak’s new PM, oath today

Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected as Pakistan’s new prime minister today after he defeated veteran politician Shahbaz Sharif in a one-sided election in the National Assembly. The election for the top post became just a formality after the Pakistan People’s Party-led by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari with 54 seats abstained from voting following a rift […]

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Maiden session of Pakistan’s 15th Parliament summoned on Monday

Maiden session of Pakistan’s 15th Parliament summoned on Monday

Khan eager to take oath on August 14: Spokesman

Islamabad: The maiden session of Pakistan’s newly-elected Parliament will be held on Monday, 19 days after Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party emerged as the single largest in the general elections. On the first day of the National Assembly (NA), Parliament’s lower house, the new members will take the oath. This will be followed by the […]

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Pakistani troops to receive training at Russian military institutes

Pakistani troops to receive training at Russian military institutes

Islamabad: For the first time, Pakistani soldiers will undergo training at Russian military institutes after the two countries signed an agreement related to it, in a sign of further strengthening their defence ties amid Islamabad’s increasingly uneasy relations with the United States. The agreement was signed yesterday at the conclusion of the first meeting of Russia-Pakistan […]

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India dependent on Pak for accessing European market: Former NSA  

India dependent on Pak for accessing European market: Former NSA  

Islamabad: India must maintain a relationship of respect with Pakistan as its burgeoning economy needs access to the markets of Europe via Central Asia and Pakistan is the only country which could provide this, former National Security Advisor Nasser Janjua has said. Speaking at a regional conference on ‘Connectivity and Geo-Economics in South Asia’, Janjua, […]

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Thaw in relations: India, Pakistan revive Track-II diplomacy

Thaw in relations: India, Pakistan revive Track-II diplomacy

Islamabad: A group of Indian experts has visited Pakistan to discuss all aspects of bilateral ties and revive the Track II diplomacy process with Islamabad amidst the chill in the relationship after a number of terror attacks in India by Pakistan-based outfits. The original Track II initiative, Neemrana Dialogue, received a fresh start with the […]

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Pak to file counter rejoinder in Jadhav”s case by Jul 17: Report

Pak to file counter rejoinder in Jadhav”s case by Jul 17: Report

Islamabad: Pakistan is expected to file its counter rejoinder on or before July 17 in the ICJ relating to the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism, a media report said today. Pakistan’s rejoinder will be […]