Latest Pakistan government News

India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. The sport British colonizers...

Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests sister of ex-president

Jun. 14, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's anti-graft body has arrested the sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a multi-million-dollar money laundering case following rejection of her bail by a court. Faryal Talpur, also a politician, was taken into custody Thursday by the National...

Clarification: Obit-John Gunther Dean story

Jun. 12, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a June 11 obituary for U.S. diplomat John Gunther Dean, The Associated Press reported that Dean had been forced out of the State Department due to policy differences over Israel. Dean's granddaughter, Laura Dean, says he was forced out over differences about whether to investigate that...

Pakistan PM vows accountability for ex-premier, ex-president

Jun. 11, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister vowed Tuesday to ensure that former president Asif Ali Zardari and ex-premier Nawaz Sharif are held accountable for wrongdoing, accusing them of being responsible for the financial crisis currently faced by the Islamic nation. In a televised speech, Imran Khan...

Pakistan presents budget meeting IMF conditions for bailout

Jun. 11, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's finance minister has presented the new federal budget to Parliament, proposing additional taxes and increasing electricity and gas tariffs to meet IMF conditions for getting a $6 billion bailout. Hammad Azhar in Tuesday's speech also said no increase will be made in the defense...

Pakistani ex-president arrested in money laundering case

Jun. 10, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's anti-graft body on Monday arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case that has shaken the country. The development came hours after a court in Islamabad rejected a request by...

The Latest: Pakistan arrests ex-President Zardari

Jun. 10, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Pakistani politics (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Pakistan's anti-graft body has arrested former President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case. Monday's development came hours after...

Pakistan arrests ex-President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, in money laundering case

Jun. 10, 2019 8:18 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan arrests ex-President Asif Ali Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, in money laundering case.

Pakistani PM threatens legal action against tax evaders

Jun. 10, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister says tax evaders who fail to declare their wealth and pay taxes will face legal action. Imran Khan delivered his message in a televised speech on Monday, vowing punitive measures for Pakistanis who won't disclose the property they own or the amount of money they...

Pakistan says roadside bomb kills officers, soldier

Jun. 7, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A roadside bomb targeting a security vehicle killed three army officers and an enlisted soldier in a troubled northwestern district bordering Afghanistan on Friday, the military said. In a statement, it said four soldiers were also wounded in the attack in North Waziristan, a former...