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Pakistan elections: A split verdict despite accusations of mass rigging has made the military establishment more vulnerable

Pakistan’s delayed general elections that were held on 8 February have thrown up more questions than they have answered, and alarmingly for the country’s all-powerful military, most of the difficult questions are yet again directed pointedly towards it.

The timing of the dissolution of Pakistan’s parliament hours after Imran Khan’s 3-year jail term leaves little to the imagination

Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi, on the advice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on 9 August approved dissolution of Pakistan’s parliament, thereby paving the way for the holding of fresh general elections in November. 

Security, aid, elections and traditional institutional interests: The challenges facing Pakistan’s new Army Chief

Last week marked the formal taking charge of Pakistan’s 17th Chief of Army Staff (COAS), four-star General Asim Munir, who replaced the now-retired Qamar Javed Bajwa as head of the Pakistani Army. Munir has become COAS at a time when Pakistan faces various political challenges, ranging from the escalating insurgency of the Pakistani Taliban (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan - TTP) along the border with Afghanistan, continued loan negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), economic downturn, the political standoff between the Sharif government and Imran Khan-led opposition, and the prevailing humanitarian response issues linked to the floods of the summer.

The attack on Imran Khan has deepened the political chaos in Pakistan and it portends uncertain and volatile times

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot and injured during a protest rally in Punjab province on 3 November in an incident that left one bystander dead and at least six others, including leaders of Khan’s (PTI), wounded.

Pakistan plunges into deeper political turmoil as former PM Imran Khan faces terrorism charges

Shortly after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif spoke vociferously of the imperative of achieving “permanent peace” with India, the political turmoil that descended upon and engulfed the Pakistani political space this past week has yet again served to demonstrate just how tenuous the prospect of realizing such peace actually is.

Imran Khan plays S Jaishankar video in rally; praises India's independent foreign policy

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again praised India for standing firm in the face of US pressure as he attacked the West for criticizing India for buying discounted Russian crude.

Imran Khan lauds India for 'sustaining US pressure' over fuel price cut

Islamabad/IBNS: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday lauded India for not buckling under the "US pressure" and buying discounted oil from Russia.

As it grapples with challenges inherited from Imran Khan, the focus of Pakistan’s new government should be on regional peace

A historical event in Pakistan’s political trajectory was witnessed in the wee hours of 10 April, when after much dramatic fuss and needless political wrangling and feet dragging by the then Prime Minister Imran Khan, the no-trust vote against him was finally held and yielded a narrow Opposition victory.

Pakistan: SC ruling on deputy speaker’s action

Islamabad/UNI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial has asked the petitioners comprising the joint opposition parties to explain to the Supreme Court how the Apr 3 ruling by the national assembly deputy speaker Qasim Suri on the no-confidence resolution against the prime minister was illegal, Dawn reported on Tuesday.

No Pakistan PM has completed five years

Islamabad/UNI: When Imran Khan ceases to helm Pakistan, he will become the 22nd Prime Minister in the country's history who failed to complete five years in office.

Pakistan: Journalist held for criticising Imran Khan government

Islamabad/UNI: Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday arrested journalist Mohsin Baig after conducting a raid on his house in Islamabad.

'Send your children to border': Gautam Gambhir slams Navjot Sidhu for calling Imran Khan 'elder brother'

New Delhi/IBNS:  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Gautam Gambhir on Friday slammed Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu for calling Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his "elder brother".

Sidhu calls Pak PM 'Bada Bhai', BJP, Congress colleagues slam him

Chandigarh/IBNS: Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu has triggered yet another controversy by calling Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan his "bada bhai" (elder brother) during his visit to Kartarpur Corridor.

Religious extremists and the military establishment alike land telling body blows on Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has, for quite some time, been going through a difficult phase due to the litany of woes, mainly self-created, that has befallen him and the nation that he has been entrusted to lead by the country’s all powerful military establishment.

Country that uses terrorism as a tool should realise it is also a threat to them: Modi gives strong message to Pakistan at UNGA

New York: Indian PM Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday when he gave a strong message to Pakistan and said those using terrorism as a political tool should realise that it is also a threat to them.