An anti-graft tribunal sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, drawing criticism from his party, which said the decision was a “black stain” on the justice system.
Millions of girls in Pakistan are still out of school, mostly because the government spends less money on education, a leading international rights group said Tuesday — a dire warning that follows Prime Minister Imran Khan’s promises to offer education to all children.
A Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan after eight years on death row for blasphemy plans to leave the country, her family said Thursday as radical Islamists mounted rallies for a second day against the verdict, blocking roads and burning tires in protest.
The wife of Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif died at a hospital in London Tuesday after months in critical condition, a spokeswoman said.
Thousands of hard-line Islamists angered over a far-right Dutch lawmaker’s plans to hold a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest marched toward Pakistan’s capital Thursday after police briefly stopped them because of security reasons.
Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month’s elections.
Pakistani lawmakers on Friday elected former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country’s next prime minister, in a step toward the country’s third civilian transfer of power.
Pakistan’s parliament on Wednesday elected an ally of Imran Khan as its speaker, paving the way for the former cricket star to become the next prime minister even as he faced a new legal challenge amid a claim that he had fathered an illegitimate daughter in the United States.
Pakistan’s newly elected parliament convened Monday for the first time since last month’s general elections which saw former cricket star turned politician Imran Khan’s party win most seats, propelling him toward the post of the country’s next prime minister.
Pakistan is set to elect its third consecutive civilian government in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections.