PTI nominates Arif Alvi as Pakistan presidential candidate (07:24)
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is also chairman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party(PTI), has on Saturday announced to nominate Arif Alvi as the party's candidate for the office of the President of the country, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.

Rouhani urges boost ties with Pakistan under Imran Khan (05:46) IANS Photo Service
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan on his election as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, state TV reported.

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over border firing (01:58)
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh and condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in its administered Kashmir, resulted in the death of a civilian.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi is Pakistan's new Foreign Minister (01:04)
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi was appointed as Pakistan's Foreign Minister on Saturday as Prime Minister Imran Khan approved a 20-member cabinet, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said.

Sri Lankan President congratulates Imran Khan (20:32) IANS Photo Service
Colombo, Aug 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday congratulated Imran Khan, who was sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister in Islamabad.

Nepali PM congratulates Pakistan's new PM (20:14) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday congratulated former cricketer Imran Khan on his election as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM (Roundup) (18:44) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who in the past had made hardline statements but has been conciliatory of late, was sworn-in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday in a ceremony marking the second peaceful democratic transition from one civilian government to another in the country's 71-year history.

6 killed in Bangladesh clash (15:32)
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) Six people were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's Chittagong district.

Taliban repeats call for direct talks with US (14:56)
Kabul, Aug 18 (IANS) The Taliban has repeated its call for direct talks with the US, a statement said on Saturday.

Sidhu hopes Khan's victory proves good for India-Pakistan ties (14:54) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that he hopes ties between New Delhi and Islamabad will improve after his "friend" Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister.

Vajpayee's politics was unprecedented: Pakistani daily (14:26) IANS Photo Service
Karachi, Aug 18 (IANS) Hailing the late former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his "great courage and vision" in his attempts to improve stressed ties with Pakistan, a Karachi-based daily on Saturday said his successor Narendra Modi should follow his politics that was unprecedented in South Asia.

6 killed in rival groups' clash in Bangladesh (13:52)
Dhaka, Aug 18 (IANS) Six people including a local political leader were killed on Saturday in a clash between two rival factions of a political party in Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Hill tracts.

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM (Lead) (12:04) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn-in on Saturday as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the July 25 general election.

Imran Khan takes oath as 22nd Pakistani PM (10:56) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister (Second Lead) (20:30) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the country's National Assembly on Friday, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.

Afghan President visits violence-hit Ghazni city (19:58) IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Aug 17 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited Ghazni city on Friday to assess the security situation following a Taliban offensive to capture the city last week.

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister (Lead) (19:38) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister in a vote in the country's National Assembly, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister (18:20) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the National Assembly.

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan for Imran Khan's swearing in (17:28) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan on Friday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan.

Arrest warrant issued against Zardari in money laundering case: Report (15:32) IANS Photo Service
Karachi, Aug 17 (IANS) A banking court here on Friday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former President and PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari in a multi-billion money laundering scam, the media reported.

Four-member Pakistan delegation to attend Vajpayee's funeral: Report (14:04) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A four-member delegation from Pakistan will be attending the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday, the media reported.

Pakistan's National Assembly to elect new Prime Minister (13:52) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The newly-elected members of Pakistan's National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament, are set to vote for the new Prime Minister on Friday.

19 Chinese, Sri Lankan couples marry in mass wedding (11:42)
Colombo, Aug 17 (IANS) Nineteen couples from China and Sri Lanka were married at a mass wedding ceremony in the island nation, strengthening the country's position as an ideal wedding destination.

Pakistan denies charges of aiding Taliban in Afghanistan's Ghazni (11:32)
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office has denied allegations that Pakistani citizens supported the Taliban attack on Afghanistans Ghazni last week, a media report said on Friday.

Nepal Foreign Minister to attend Vajpayee's funeral (09:44) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali left for New Delhi on Friday to attend the funeral of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who died a day earlier, an official statement confirmed here.

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