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14-Oct-2020 Islamabad

Will deal with profiteer mafia myself: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that he will deal with the profiteer mafia himself as the government came under extreme pressure amid high inflation, with the Opposition making it the main agenda for its anti-PTI campaign.According to 'The News...

11-Sep-2020 Islamabad

Imran rejects criticism of dual nationals holding public office

Expressing displeasure over criticism of dual nationals holding public office in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan stressed the need for tapping what he called "resource pool" of Pakistani experts and professionals living abroad for uplifting of the country."I...

04-Aug-2020 Islamabad

Imran Khan unveils new map that shows Kashmir as part of Pakistan

On the eve of the first anniversary of the revocation of the contentious Article 370 and Article 35A, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled a new political map which includes the UT of J&K as part of Pakistan on Tuesday. Khan has decided to present...

16-Jul-2020 Islamabad

Imran inaugurates world's tallest roller compact concrete dam

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the Diamer Bhasha dam, said to the tallest roller compact concrete dam in the world, with an installed capacity of 4,500-megawatt electricity production at the River Indus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said...

28-Sep-2019 United Nations

At UNGA, Imran holds out threat of war, radicalisation

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday held out threats of a conventional war between the two nuclear-armed neighbours spinning out of control and the radicalisation of Muslims in India and around the world in his address to the General Assembly.Khan painted...

24-Jul-2019 Washington

My government most inclusive: Imran Khan on press censorship

Facing questions of censorship in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government was the most inclusive government as far as the freedom of press was concerned and added that the media should act as a watchdog, not a blackmailer, Jang reported on Wednesday.Addressing...

24-Jul-2019 New York

Pak terrorists fought in Kashmir, JeM operates in India : Imran Khan

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has acknowledged that some terrorists in Pakistan had fought in Kashmir while asserting that he had the army's support for disarming them and for overtures to India.Speaking at the US Institute of Peace in Washington on Tuesday,...

23-Jul-2019 Washington

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India did the same.In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Khan, who had earlier met US President Donald Trump, was asked how Pakistan would respond if...

22-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir

US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to help mediate in the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi had broached the subject with him during their meeting in Osaka, Japan, last month."I was with Prime Minister...

16-Jun-2019 New Delhi

We have a bold captain in Sarfaraz : Imran Khan

India-Pakistan clash in any sporting discipline brings fans to the edge of their seats, and when the contest is in a cricket field, it is no less than a war.Once again, the two arch- rivals are squaring-off in the group stage of the ongoing World Cup in Manchester...

14-Jun-2019 Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Narendra Modi, Imran Khan exchange pleasantries in Bishkek

Amid the deep chill in bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here on Friday, according to sources.The pleasantries...

28-Apr-2019 Beijing

Pakistan a priority for China, Xi Jinping tells Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chinese President Xi Jinping here on Sunday for bilateral talks, with the latter saying Beijing considers Islamabad a priority in its diplomacy."Pakistan is China's all-weather strategic cooperative partner. China and Pakistan...

22-Apr-2019 Tehran

Hope for peaceful political settlement of Kashmir issue: Imran Khan

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and Iranian President and Hasan Rouhani addressed a joint press conference in Tehran on Monday, Imran Khan said that I feel strongly without justice there is no peace and a huge amount of injustice has been done to the...

10-Apr-2019 Islamabad

Kashmir issue has to be settled : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to resolve the Kashmir issue and that the two nuclear-armed neighbours could only settle their differences with dialogue, the BBC reported on Wednesday.His comments came as India...

08-Mar-2019 Islamabad

Imran Khan: Won't let armed groups function in Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that his government would not let any armed groups function in the country amid intensifying crackdown on Islamist groups and their leaders."Under the National Action Plan (NAP), we will not permit any armed group...

28-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan to release India’s pilot on Friday

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Pakistan would be releasing the Indian pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture.The prime minister was addressing  the joint session of Parliament and in a message, urged India not to escalate the situation....

21-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan re-imposes ban on Hafiz Saeed's JuD, charity arm

Pakistan on Thursday re-imposed a ban on the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), formed by Hafiz Saaed to sidestep the ban on his Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and its charity arm, the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation.The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee,...

19-Feb-2019 Islamabad

If India attacks, we'll retaliate: Imran warns

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Pakistan will certainly retaliate if India declares war after the suicide bombing in Kashmir but also pledged to act against Pakistanis found involved in the attack if "actionable intelligence" was provided."If you...

19-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks : Imran Khan

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country will have no other option to retaliate if India wages war against it in the wake of the February 14 suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers."If you (Indian government) think...

18-Dec-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan hopes US-Taliban talks end Afghan suffering

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he hoped that the Islamabad-backed US-Taliban negotiations which was held a day earlier in the UAE, could bring an end to "almost three decades of suffering of the brave Afghan people"."Pakistan has helped in...

07-Dec-2018 Islamabad

We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the US of "pushing Pakistan away" and said he would never want to have a relation with Washington where his country is treated like a "hired gun"."I would never want to have a relationship where Pakistan is treated like...

06-Dec-2018 Islamabad

India tried to politicize Kartarpur border opening : Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that India gave a "political colour" to his gesture of opening the Kartarpur border and called it "unfortunate".Pakistan opened the Kartarpur border in November to facilitate visa-free pilgrimage by Indian Sikhs...

05-Dec-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan meets US special envoy, promises help for Afghan peace

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad here and reaffirmed Islamabad's "abiding interest" in achieving lasting peace in war-torn Afghanistan.Khalilzad told Khan that "the US...

03-Dec-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan dismisses Pakistan minister's 'googly' remark

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday dismissed Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's "googly" remark, saying that the Kartarpur Corridor opening was not a "double game" but a sincere effort in establishing peaceful ties with India."The (ground-breaking)...

28-Nov-2018 Kartarpur (Pakistan)

Why hue and cry in India over Sidhu's Pak visit : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday showered effusive praise on his friend from cricketing days and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and wondered why there was a "hue and cry" in India after his visit to Pakistan three months ago with the message...

28-Nov-2018 Kartarpur (Pakistan)

Imran Khan extends olive branch to India, says war not an option

Reaching out to India in a big way, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wedenesday said it will be madness to think of war between the two nuclear-armed states and that friendship was the only option even as he asserted that the Army and political leadership...

18-Nov-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan begins UAE visit

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday embarked on a day-long visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.Khan was being accompanied...

22-Oct-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemns civilian killings in Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday condemned the killing of seven civilians following a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district yesterday while calling for resolution of Kashmir dispute.In a tweet, Khan asked India to resolve the issue according...

09-Oct-2018 Islamabad

CPEC focus must be on job creation, agriculture: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to shift the focus of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from motorways to agriculture, job creation and foreign investment, a media report said on Tuesday.The decision was taken on Monday in a meeting presided...

17-Sep-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan to present mini-budget on Tuesday : Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Finance Minister Asad Umer will present the Mini-Budget on Tuesday.During his meeting with the owners of Pakistani media outlets in the southern port city of Karachi, Imran Khan called for austerity measures...

28-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Muslim countries failed to tackle blasphemous content : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the absence of an international policy against the generation of blasphemous content is a "collective failure" on part of the Muslim countries.Addressing the Senate for the first time as Prime Minister, Khan on...

21-Aug-2018 Islamabad

People targeting Sidhu doing disservice to peace : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday thanked cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending his oath taking and called those targeting him in India as "doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinent".Sidhu faced flak in India for hugging...

21-Aug-2018 Chandigarh

Row over Sidhu's Pakistan visit doesn't subside, Imran defends him

The row over Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's visit to Islamabad refused to die down with the former India cricketer seeking to underplay his hugging of the Pakistan Army chief and Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan saying that those targeting...

18-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM

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...

18-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan swears in Pakistan’s new prime minister

Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister today, nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics.Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was administered the oath of office by President Mamnoon Hussain at...

17-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister

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.Khan, 65, secured 176 votes out of...

09-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan wants to build trust-based relationship with US

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan has said that his party wants to build a relationship with the US based on trust and mutual respect.Speaking to Acting US Ambassador to Pakistan John F. Hoover who called on him...

29-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan striving to garner numbers to form government

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which emerged as the single largest party but short of simple majority in the National Assembly elections, was yet to seek formal support from smaller parties or Independents to form the next government.Earlier, the party...

26-Jul-2018 Islamabad/Srinagar

Pakistan is ready to talk with India on Kashmir issue : Imran Khan

"Pakistan is ready to talk with India on Kashmir issue," said Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, while slamming the Indian media for portraying him as a "villain in a Bollywood film" in the run-up to the general elections in Pakistan.— PTI (@PTIofficial)...

02-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Donald Trump working on agenda of Pakistan's enemies : Imran Khan

US President Donald Trump is working on the agenda of Pakistan's "enemies", PTI Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday, as he slammed Washington's decision to cut aid to Islamabad for lying and giving safe haven to terrorists.Speaking to reporters after appearing...

18-Oct-2017 Islamabad

Imran Khan challenges arrest warrant in court

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday challenging the non-bailable arrest warrant issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan against him in a contempt of court case.Khan's counsel...

26-Sep-2017 Islamabad

Sharif being provided 'official protocol' is shameful : Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed outrage over deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif being accorded "official protocol" at the Islamabad airport upon his return from abroad.Sharif returned to Pakistan from London on Monday and...

29-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Imran Khan slams US for siding with 'oppressor India' in Kashmir

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump for siding with "oppressor India" after it declared Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.In a series of tweets, Imran Khan criticised...

20-May-2017 Islamabad

Imran Khan urges JIT to trace Sharif's business interests in India

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) should trace the business interests of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in India and other countries, a media report said on Saturday.Speaking at a public meeting,...

01-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Chat with Trump won't save Sharif from Panama case: Imran Khan

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Thursday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump cannot "save him" from the Panama Papers scandal.The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman said that while it was good news that Trump spoke to Sharif,...

19-Nov-2016 Islamabad

Imran Khan hints at third marriage

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has once again given indications regarding his third marriage.During his visit to Britain, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Khan said he does not have a very good track record in marriage."I can't give...

29-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Imran Khan vows to go ahead with Islamabad 'lockdown' Nov 2

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday vowed to go ahead with his plans of a 'lockdown' of Islamabad on November 2 to demand "accountability" of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged corruption.Talking to reporters near his Bani Gala residence,...

25-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif a security risk for Pakistan : Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has become a security risk for Pakistan.Talking to journalists outside his Islamabad residence, Imran said that Sharif has become a security risk for the country...

21-Oct-2016 Islamabad

PTI will make Pakistan the country it was meant to be : Imran khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party chief Imran khan on Friday said the party will make Pakistan the country it was "meant to be".The cricketer-turned-politician said this while addressing a public gathering in Peshawar as the war of words continued between ruling...

05-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif should quit : Imran Khan

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must quit over charges of money laundering.The cricketer-turned-politician justified the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's (PTI) decision to boycott a joint session of Parliament to...

04-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Imran Khan's party to boycott parliamentary session on Kashmir

A day after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders attended the all-party meeting against the ongoing Indian "aggression" in Jammu and Kashmir, its chief Imran Khan has announced that his party would boycott the joint session of parliament, terming "it would...

29-Sep-2016 Islamabad

I will show Nawaz how to respond to Modi : Imran Khan

Following Indian claims of "surgical strikes" at the terror launch pads in Pakistani Kashmir, Pakistan opposition party leader Imran Khan said he will show his Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif how to react to such "aggressions"."Initially I had to give a message to...

19-Jul-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan faces threat from Nawaz Sharif's 'monarchy': Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Monday said the country faced no threat from the army, but from the "monarchy of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif".However, instead of saying that people would celebrate Pakistan Army's takeover of government, modifying...

14-May-2016 Islamabad

Imran Khan formed offshore company to 'evade British taxes'

A day after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party denied Imran Khan owned a flat in London through an offshore company, the party chief admitted that he formed an offshore company to buy the flat in 1983 to evade British taxes.Khan on Friday said he formed the...

19-Mar-2016 Kolkata

Corruption holding back Pakistan: Imran Khan

Terming corruption as a "tax on common people", Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Saturday said the malady has stood in the way of his country's progress."Corruption is a tax on ordinary people. Corruption makes the poor poorer, makes the rich richer,...

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