Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as next prime minister
Pakistani lawmakers have endorsed Imran Khan as their next prime minister, ahead of a ceremony on Saturday that should see the World Cup cricket hero sworn in as leader of the nuclear-armed nation.
At least 8 killed in Pakistan mine blast
A blast at a coal mine has killed at least eight workers on the outskirts of Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, officials said on Monday, with five more feared dead.
Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority
Cricket hero Imran Khan has swept to an emphatic victory in a Pakistan election criticised by foreign observers Friday, but without a majority he will need to enter a coalition to take power in the nuclear-armed country.
Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan elections
Pakistan cricket legend turned opposition stalwart Imran Khan claimed victory Thursday in the country's tense elections, following accusations of poll rigging by rival parties.
Suicide blast rips through Pakistan election rally, killing 128
A suicide blast ripped through a crowd at a political rally in southwest Pakistan Friday killing 128 people and wounding 150, officials told AFP, in one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history.
Pakistan's younger Sharif launches election campaign
The younger brother of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif launched his party's election campaign Tuesday with vows to deliver massive infrastructure projects to boost the nation's economy. Pakistan will hold a general election on July 25 pitting the Pakistani Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) against its main rival, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, led by cricket star-turned-politician…
Pakistani Taliban appoints new leader after deadly drone strike
The Pakistani Taliban announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Maulana Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassination of Malala Yousafzai, who became a global symbol of the…
Six dead after militants attack Pakistan border posts
Six militants have been killed after a thwarted attack on Pakistan army posts along the country's border with Afghanistan, the military said Sunday.
Shootout leaves four dead in SouthWestern Pakistan
A shootout in Pakistan's southwestern Quetta city on Sunday evening left two police officers and two militants dead, officials said. The incident occurred around sunset when two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire, killing two traffic police. Officers on patrol nearby heard the gunshots and rushed to the scene. "They engaged the attackers in firing…