Sunday, 03 March 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Pakistan’s NA to convene inaugural session on Feb. 29 for lawmakers’ oath-taking

Pakistan’s NA to convene inaugural session on Feb. 29 for lawmakers’ oath-taking

Pakistan`s National Assembly is set to convene its inaugural session on February 29, marking a significant development after the political uncertainties following the February 8 national polls. 

Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi indicted in graft case

Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi indicted in graft case

Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and his wife, Bushra Bibi, have been formally indicted in a £190 million graft case filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). 

Imran Khan’s PTI-backed candidates join Sunni Ittehad Council

Imran Khan’s PTI-backed candidates join Sunni Ittehad Council

Candidates supported by Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party who emerged victorious as independents, have formally joined the Sunni Ittehad Council. a rightwing religiopolitical party according to a media report on Thursday.

Pakistan’s debt situation alarming

Pakistan’s debt situation alarming

Tabadlab, an Islamabad-based think tank and advisory firm, has issued a dire warning regarding Pakistan`s debt profile, characterizing it as a `raging fire` that has reached an unsustainable level, as reported by Bloomberg.

Persistent challenges mark Pakistan’s new coalition government
Persistent challenges mark Pakistan’s new coalition government

The recently declared coalition government in Pakistan mirrors the 2022 alliance that led to the ousting of Imran Khan underscoring the military`s enduring influence and Khan`s resilient opposition power, according to analysts. 

Pakistan political parties agree on coalition govt excluding Imran Khan
Pakistan political parties agree on coalition govt excluding Imran Khan

In the aftermath of an inconclusive election last week, Pakistan`s major political parties the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have forged a coalition aimed at steering the country forward. 

Pakistan polls: PPP decided to engage with all parties, including PTI

Pakistan polls: PPP decided to engage with all parties, including PTI

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the Pakistan People`s Party (PPP) convened in Islamabad to deliberate on post-election scenarios and coalition government proposals. Following the meeting, the PPP has decided to engage with all political parties, including PTI-backed independents, in exploring potential power-sharing agreements.

Imran Khan’s party PTI to join hands with ’another’ to get reserved seats

Imran Khan’s party PTI to join hands with ’another’ to get reserved seats

In a strategic move to enhance its chances of forming a government in national and provincial assemblies, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has taken the preliminary decision to collaborate with another political party, aiming to secure reserved seats.

Pakistan election: All roads lead to coalition

Pakistan election: All roads lead to coalition

Pakistan is currently grappling with a period of uncertainty as election results reveal no clear majority. leaving two rival political leaders Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) and Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), both claiming victory.

Pakistan begins voting, with Imran in jail and Sharif tipped to win

Pakistan begins voting, with Imran in jail and Sharif tipped to win

Millions of Pakistanis began voting Thursday in an general election marred by allegations of poll rigging, with the country`s popular politician Imran Khan in jail and a military-favoured candidate tipped to win.

Ousted three times Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif may get another shot

Ousted three times Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif may get another shot

As Pakistan prepares for its upcoming general elections the return of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from exile has positioned him as a likely victor challenging his rival ex-premier Imran Khan. 

Anticipation surrounds Pakistan’s 8 february elections amidst military influence

Anticipation surrounds Pakistan’s 8 february elections amidst military influence

The common perception in Pakistan about the upcoming general elections is that the results have already been decided. Many assert that the influential military forces establishment is determined to keep former Prime Minister Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party out of power at all costs. 

Pakistan’s Imran says Iddat case lodged to hurt his dignity, repute

Pakistan’s Imran says Iddat case lodged to hurt his dignity, repute

Former Pakistan`s Premier Imran Khan who recently faced imprisonment and disqualification in the Toshakhana case, found himself sentenced in the Iddat case, marking his third conviction within a week. 

Imran Khan and his wife sentenced to 14 years in Toshakhana Case

Imran Khan and his wife sentenced to 14 years in Toshakhana Case

Former Pakistani Premier Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have been handed a 14-year jail term in the Toshakhana case by an anti-graft court in Islamabad. 

Imran Khan 10-Year jailed for leaking state secrets

Imran Khan 10-Year jailed for leaking state secrets

A Pakistani court has handed down a 10-year prison sentence to former Prime Minister Imran Khan and former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in connection with a case involving the leakage of state secrets.

Pakistan-Iran to discuss new ‘terms of engagement’ today

Pakistan-Iran to discuss new ‘terms of engagement’ today

Pakistan and Iran are set to engage in crucial discussions today to redefine their `terms of engagement` following recent tensions arising from reciprocal missile strikes.