Imran khan

Boneheaded generals of Pakistani army

By their misbehaviour, Gen Munir and the other Pakistani generals have convinced me that they are a bunch of fools, blockheads, ignoramuses, dolts, dimwits, cretins, and twerps, leading their country to disaster. The clearest proof of this is their destruction of the independence of Pakistan’s judiciary, as it happened after the events of 9th May […]

Pakistan bureaucrat takes accountability for election tampering, quits

NEW DELHI: A high-ranking Pakistani official has stepped down, acknowledging involvement in tampering with the outcomes of the February 8 national elections amid extensive demonstrations. Liaquat Ali Chattha, the election commissioner for Rawalpindi, announced his resignation during a media briefing on Saturday, stating that he faced “pressure” from senior officials to manipulate the election results. […]

Election Commission announces final results for Pakistan’s 2024 General Election

NEW DELHI: On Sunday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) revealed the comprehensive outcomes of the 2024 General Election, which occurred on February 8th. As per the declared results for the National Assembly, Imran Khan backed independent candidates secured 101 seats, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, obtained 75 […]

Who is real winner of Pakistan polls 2024?

NEW DELHI: While the result of the Pakistan general elections 2024 remains in question, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have come to terms to form a coalition government at both the federal and Punjab province levels. This arrangement stems from a meeting between Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N and Bilawal […]

Pakistan polls 2024: A tragicomic spectacle

NEW DELHI: In the annals of political theatre, Pakistan’s 2024 election will likely be remembered as a tragicomedy of epic proportions. The spectacle unfolds against a backdrop of repression, manipulation, and farcical manoeuvres, leaving the nation’s democracy hanging by a thread. At first glance, Pakistani officials are keen to portray an image of normalcy, extolling […]

Pakistan’s polls 2024: Nawaz Sharif vs. Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and its impact on India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan just concluded its 12th national general elections on Thursday, February 8, to select a new government, amidst numerous crises in the nuclear-armed nation with a population of 241 million. According to The News, Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is expected to lead as the largest party, with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s Pakistan […]

What is cipher case leading to Imran Khan’s 10-year jail term?

NEW DELHI: In a stunning turn of events, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and ex-Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi found themselves sentenced to 10 years in jail by a special court on Tuesday. The conviction was a result of the cipher case, a saga rooted in the disclosure of a classified cable sent to […]

Imran Khan’s rollercoaster ride: Twists, turns in Pakistani Politics

Pakistan’s political landscape is in turmoil, with Imran Khan’s acrobatics, surprising twists in US interests, and hidden power plays within the Pakistan Army. As the political circus unfolds, the future looks uncertain for Khan

Could the West switch horses to back a resilient Imran Khan?

Observers of the fraught situation in Pakistan have been intrigued by senior US negotiator-diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad’s tweets targeting Pakistan Army chief Asim Munir. Khalilzad repeatedly demanded Munir’s resignation in a series of directly-worded tweets on May 12, May 15, and again on May 19. (His tweets on May 13 were neutral, welcoming the restoration of […]

Imran Khan vs Gen Asim Munir: Who will checkmate the other?

Having taken aim directly at Pak army chief, Khan has redrawn the intense chess game in such a way that one of the two must get flicked off the board after checkmate