Former Pakistan PM Khan granted bail by anti-terror court: Party

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan was granted bail on Thursday (Aug 25) on charges brought under the country’s anti-terrorism act, a party official said, leaving him free to continue his nationwide rallies calling for early elections. Khan’s court appearance is the latest twist in months of political wrangling that began when […]

Supporters gather at home of Pakistan’s former PM Khan, aiming to foil arrest

ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) – Hundreds of supporters of Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan gathered Monday (Aug 22) outside his hilltop mansion in the capital, Islamabad, vowing to prevent his arrest on anti-terrorism accusations. The move follows a police case filed against Khan on Saturday (Aug 20) for threatening government officials in a public speech about […]

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan accuses government of blocking YouTube to censor his speech

KARACHI, PAKISTAN (REUTERS) – Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan accused the government of temporarily blocking YouTube in the country on Sunday (Aug 21) evening to prevent people from listening live to a speech he gave at a political rally. The accusation came after Pakistan’s electronic media regulator late on Saturday announced a ban on […]

Pakistan’s Imran Khan leads ruling coalition in key election

ISLAMABAD (BLOOMBERG) – The vote count is underway in Pakistan’s most populous province of Punjab on Sunday (July 17) for several by-elections with Mr Imran Khan, who was ousted in April following a protracted political battle, leading Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s government. Mr Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading in 16 of 20 seats, […]

Pakistan’s ruling coalition, Imran Khan face off in by-elections

ISLAMABAD (Bloomberg) – Voting is underway in Pakistan’s most populous province of Punjab on Sunday (July 17) for several by-elections that are a litmus test for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s government after Mr Imran Khan was ousted in April following a protracted political battle. A victory for Mr Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will give the former […]