ISLAMABAD (SW) – Two of Pakistan’s leading political parties have reached a formal agreement to form a coalition government, they say, days after inconclusive national elections did not return a clear majority.
ISLAMABAD (SW) – The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that “any self-serving and fanciful claims regarding the legality of the Pak-Afghan border, (Durand Line), cannot change the facts of geography, history and international law.”
MONITORING (SW) – Supporters of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan had the edge on Friday in Pakistan’s election results from over 100 seats, local media said, after vote counts were hit by unusual delays that the government ascribed to a suspension of mobile phone services.
MONITORING (SW) – At least five people were killed in militant attacks as Pakistan held a general election on Thursday after temporarily suspending mobile phone services across the country and closing some land borders to maintain law and order.
The attacks, claimed by ISIL, targeted election campaign offices of candidates in the restive Balochistan province.
MONITORING (SW) – The Torkham, Gholam Khan, and Dand Aw Patan border crossings have been temporarily closed to all traffic since the Thursday daybreak (12:00 am).
MONITORING (SW) – Two bombs in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan have killed at least 22 people with more injured.
KABUL (SW) – Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, the Prime Minister of Pakistan in the interim government, made noteworthy comments in a recent media interview, contradicting his previous statements, asserting that there is no threat from Afghanistan to Pakistan.
MONITORING (SW) – At least 10 policemen have been killed in an attack in northern Pakistan as violence mounts in the run-up to national elections.
KABUL (SW) – Abdul Jabbar Takhari, the Consul General of Afghanistan in Karachi city, Pakistan, has announced the release of 19 Afghan citizens from Pakistani prisons.
MONITORING (SW) – Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi have been sentenced to 14 years in jail in a case related to the illegal selling of state gifts.
MONITORING (SW) – A Pakistan court has sentenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his close aide, former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, to 10 years in jail in a case related to the leaking of state secrets.