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Pakistani ex-Prime Minister Khan wants the IMF to link talks to an independent audit of the election

Feb. 23, 2024 16:01 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan is writing a letter to the International Monetary Fund urging it to link any talks with Islamabad to an audit of the country's recent election, which his party alleges was rigged, an official from his party said Friday. ...

Imprisoned former Pakistani premier Khan appeals 3 recent convictions

Feb. 16, 2024 14:14 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The legal team of Pakistan’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday appealed his recent convictions and sentences in three controversial legal cases, a defense lawyer said. Khan was sentenced to a total of 31 years in prison on charges of...

Pakistan's former premier Sharif and allies agree to form a coalition

Feb. 13, 2024 14:32 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and its allies announced late Tuesday that they will jointly form a coalition government, ending the uncertainty since last week when no party won a simple majority in parliamentary elections. The latest...

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gets 10 years in prison ahead of elections

Jan. 30, 2024 19:54 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court convicted former Prime Minister Imran Khan of revealing official secrets on Tuesday and handed him his harshest sentence yet of 10 years — the latest in a slew of legal cases that supporters say are meant to sideline the imprisoned politician just days ahead...

Pakistani court sentences former Prime Minister Imran Khan to 10 years for exposing official secrets, his party says

Jan. 30, 2024 02:34 AM EST
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani court sentences former Prime Minister Imran Khan to 10 years for exposing official secrets, his party says.

Pakistan and Iran agree to work together to improve security after tit-for-tat airstrikes

Jan. 29, 2024 05:45 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and Iran on Monday agreed to work together to improve security cooperation in the wake of deadly airstrikes by Tehran and Islamabad earlier this month that killed at least 11 people, marking a significant escalation in fraught relations between the neighbors. ...

Pakistani Taliban pledge not to attack election rallies ahead of Feb. 8 vote

Jan. 25, 2024 06:14 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban pledged Thursday not to attack election rallies, saying their targets are limited to the military and security forces, as political parties and independent candidates ramp up their campaigns ahead of the Feb. 8 vote. “We have nothing to do...

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan but no damage is reported

Jan. 11, 2024 06:37 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook parts of Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan on Thursday, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes and offices and frightening people in remote villages, Pakistani officials and the U.S. Geological Survey said. The...

Pakistani leader calls for global unity to fight diseases and emergencies caused by climate change

Jan. 10, 2024 05:45 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Wednesday called for unified efforts to tackle global infectious diseases like COVID-19 and emergencies caused by climate change, nearly 1 1/2-year after devastating floods killed 1,700 people in his nation. Representatives from 70...

Thousands of mourners in Islamabad attend funeral for Pakistani cleric gunned down in broad daylight

Jan. 06, 2024 09:09 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of mourners attended a funeral Saturday for a Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric gunned down in broad daylight on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad, police and a spokesman for the cleric's organization said. The funeral of Masoodur Rehman Usmani was held...