Tag: Imran Khan

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  • Sidhu’s praise for Imran insult to India: BJP

    Sidhu’s praise for Imran insult to India: BJP

    "This has become a habit with the Congress to insult our Prime Minister and praise that of the neighbouring country. The entire country is watching this. Rahul Gandhi should clarify the issue," BJP Spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

    September 7, 2018
  • Frozen Funds

    Frozen Funds

    Donald Trump’s reprisal against Pakistan only confirms that Imran Khan has succeeded to a depleted inheritance. The misuse of US assistance ~ a $ 300 million tranche ~ earmarked for action against terrorists, predates the change of guard in Islamabad. Was it really necessary for the White House and the Pentagon to wait for the …

    September 4, 2018
  • US military to cancel USD 300m aid to Pakistan over its inaction against terror groups

    US military to cancel USD 300m aid to Pakistan over its inaction against terror groups

    The move is part of a broader suspension announced in January when Washington had announced that it was cutting almost all security aid to the Islamabad.

    September 2, 2018
  • Police torture and naya Pakistan

    Police torture and naya Pakistan

    The promise of the new regime to ban police torture raises hope, says Sarah Belal.

    August 30, 2018
  • The retreat of democracy

    The retreat of democracy

    True democracies around the world seem to be on the decline. Electoral democracies are increasingly becoming fraught with all kinds of unfair means. The recent elections in Pakistan and Zimbabwe have come under serious criticism and their credibility has been questioned. Earlier this year the elections in Egypt, Russia, Colombia, Venezuela and several others have …

    August 30, 2018
  • Sidhu wins friends… in Pakistan

    Sidhu wins friends… in Pakistan

    The knives are out for Navjot Singh Sidhu in India for hugging Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa. But in Pakistan, he is a hero. The day after the controversial hug, Pakistani newspapers splashed the photograph of the duo on their front pages with rah-rah write-ups. “Pakistan loves Sidhu’s jadoo ki jappi,” swooned one …

    August 29, 2018
  • An unnerving crease

    An unnerving crease

    Cricket Captain Imran Khan has now become the Prime Minister of Pakistan. It is a watershed event in his personal career and also in the country’s history. This is the third consecutive democratic government in Pakistan. The cricketer-turned-politician had been struggling for a while to become the Prime Minister. His ambition has now been fulfilled. …

    August 29, 2018
  • China road rocky for PM Khan

    China road rocky for PM Khan

    Since coming to power, Imran Khan and his team have repeatedly acknowledged Pakistan’s myriad foreign policy challenges. But while tweets and statements focus on reviving talks with India, the PTI-led government’s greatest challenge arguably comes across a different border, from friend not foe: China. Do not be fooled by the $2billion post-election bailout. If anything, …

    August 28, 2018
  • India, Pak foreign ministers may meet in New York in September

    India, Pak foreign ministers may meet in New York in September

    The meeting between the two foreign ministers would also depend on the speeches Pakistani participants make at the UNGA.

    August 28, 2018
  • Hugs that haunt

    Hugs that haunt

    Most dictionaries define a “hug” as a gesture of affection. In the Indian political lexicon, however, that gesture has a variety of hidden complications. So much so that to hug or not to hug becomes the million-dollar question that is never easy to answer satisfactorily ~ or at least to the satisfaction of rival political …

    August 26, 2018
  • Imran Khan’s cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials

    Imran Khan’s cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials

    The decisions were taken during a second meeting of the federal cabinet in a week presided over by Khan

    August 25, 2018
  • US, Pakistan spar over action against terrorists   

    US, Pakistan spar over action against terrorists   

    The row erupted after a telephonic conversation between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday

    August 24, 2018
  • Mr Khan and the US

    Mr Khan and the US

    Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, was not the first choice of the US administration in the latest national elections. The circumstantial preference of the establishment (aka the military) was a selection-by-elimination of the other two options ~ Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and the Bhutto-Zardari led PPP. Imran’s rhetoric over the past two decades in …

    August 24, 2018
  • Pak PM Imran Khan offers humanitarian assistance for flood-affected Kerala

    Pak PM Imran Khan offers humanitarian assistance for flood-affected Kerala

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday sent his wishes for the people affected by floods in Kerala and expressed his country’s readiness to provide any humanitarian assistance that might be needed.

    August 23, 2018
  • Pakistan lifts state media censorship for complete editorial independence

    Pakistan lifts state media censorship for complete editorial independence

    Pakistan Television (PTV) and Radio Pakistan would now enjoy complete editorial independence over the content produced by them.

    August 22, 2018
  • Imran says India and Pakistan must talk

    Imran says India and Pakistan must talk

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said India and Pakistan must talk and resolve bilateral issues, including Kashmir, to move forward even as he came to the defence of beleaguered Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, saying those targeting him were doing a great disservice to the people of the sub-continent. “To move forward, Pakistan …

    August 22, 2018
  • Mr Khan’s agenda

    Mr Khan’s agenda

    Rather than hi-falutin platitudes, as is the wont of those at the helm of governance, Imran Khan’s signal of intent, as articulated 24 hours after being sworn in as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, is a critical presentation on austerity in a stuttering economy. He has moved on to bread-and-butter issues in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s …

    August 22, 2018