Daily Archives: August 17, 2018

Pakistani Lawmakers Approve Khan As Prime Minister

Pakistani lawmakers have voted to elect former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister.

In the vote at the National Assembly Khan secured 176 votes, defeating opposition candidate Shahbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim …

United Nations Security Council Report acknowledges Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Efforts

The Monitoring Team of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) 1267/2253/2368 Sanctions Committee in its recently published twenty-second report lauded Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts by acknowledging that extensive counter-terrorist operations (in the country) have led to a reduction in the …

Pakistanis Protest Dutch MP’s Plan to Publish Cartoons of Prophet

Between 2,000 and 3,000 protesters in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad threatened to surround and pelt the Dutch embassy with stones for allowing a far-right member of parliament to hold a cartoon contest depicting Islam’s Prophet Mohammad.

The protesters broke through several …

PAKISTANI PARLIAMENT SESSION STARTS TO ELECT NEW PM

The Pakistani parliament started special session Friday afternoon to elect the country’s new prime minister.

Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, and President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif, are in the run.

Speaker of National Assembly, or …

PAKISTANI PARLIAMENT SESSION STARTS TO ELECT NEW PM

The Pakistani parliament started special session Friday afternoon to elect the country’s new prime minister.

Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, and President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif, are in the run.

Speaker of National Assembly, or …

Pakistan Makes Arrests After Killing, Mutilation Of Transgender Person

Pakistani media are reporting that two suspects have been detained in Peshawar after a transgender woman was shot dead and her body mutilated.

Police Superintendent Cantt Waseem Riaz told Dawn newspaper on August 17 the victim had been shot dead …