Pakistan army says 7 militants killed near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military says security forces killed seven militants in two different operations near the Afghan border on Sunday. Five militants were killed in a raid on a hideout in the Jani Khel area of ​​Bannu district — the gateway to North Waziristan, they said in a statement. Two other militants were killed in … Read more

Pakistan’s defiant ex-premier calls for march on Islamabad

Pakistan’s defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press May 22, 2022, 3:43 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan’s defiant former Prime Minister Imran … Read more

Militant attacks hurt Pakistan relations with Afghan Taliban

ISLAMABAD — Faced with rising violence, Pakistan is taking a tougher line to pressure Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to crack down on militants hiding on their soil, but so far the Taliban remain reluctant to take action — trying instead to broker a peace. Last month came a sharp deterioration in relations between the two neighbors … Read more

Military says shootout kills 2 Pakistani Taliban commanders

Pakistan’s military says security forces have killed two local Pakistani Taliban commanders in a shootout in a former militant stronghold in the country’s northwest ByAssociated Press May 17, 2022, 1:21 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Security forces killed two local Pakistani Taliban commanders in a shootout … Read more

India’s Modi touts development projects in visit to Kashmir

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Himalayan Kashmir for his first public event since New Delhi stripped the disputed region’s semi-autonomy and took direct control in 2019 By AIJAZ HUSSAIN Associated Press April 25, 2022, 3:02 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SRINAGAR, India — India’s Prime Minister … Read more

2 Pakistani officers, 2 militants killed in shootout in NW

Pakistan’s military says militants have ambushed troops in a former Taliban stronghold in the northwest ByAssociated Press April 12, 2022, 4:38 PM • 1 minute read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants ambushed Pakistani troops in a former Taliban stronghold in the northwest, triggering an intense shootout in which two … Read more

Pakistan’s top court delays decision on political crisis

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has delayed its decision on whether Prime Minister Imran Khan and his allies dissolved Parliament illegally earlier this week, setting the stage for snap elections ByAssociated Press April 6, 2022, 1:29 AM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed its decision … Read more

Why Has No Pakistani PM Ever Completed A Full Term?

Hi, This is Hot Mic and I’m Nidhi Razdan. Pakistan is in the middle of yet another constitutional crisis after Imran Khan ran away from facing a no-confidence motion in parliament and recommended early elections instead. Imran Khan started as the darling of Pakistan’s army but fell out with the army chief and top commanders … Read more

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan unlikely to survive no-confidence vote, minister says

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Carl Court | Getty Images Sports | Getty Images Pakistan’s Imran Khan government does not expect to survive a no-confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament on Sunday, a minister and close aid of the prime minister told CNBC. “The country is heading towards elections in the near future,” … Read more

Pakistan’s PM faces tough challenge with no-confidence vote

Pakistan’s embattled prime minister faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament and the opposition says it has the numbers to win after Imran Khan’s allies and partners in a fragile coalition abandoned him By KATHY GANNON Associated Press April 3, 2022, 5:09 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD — … Read more