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Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

(UPDATED) The Ceremony marks the end of decades of rotating leadership between two establishment parties in Pakistan Published 12:04 pm, August 18, 2018 Updated 3:12 PM, Aug 18, 2018 [19659004] & # 39; TALIBAN KHAN & # 39 ;. The Pakistani cricket player and politician Imran Khan of the Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf (Justice for Justice) is scheduled to be sworn in …

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The newly elected parliament of Pakistan meets for the first time on July 13; The PTI numbers are still 14 ahead of the simple majority

Islamabad: The newly elected parliament of Pakistan meets for the first time on Monday to start the transition process and transfer power to the new government. Image of PTI boss Imran Khan. AP President Mamnoon Hussain has convened the first session of the National Assembly, the lower house, at 10 am in the Parliament building. By law, the previous Assembly …

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Saudi-backed bank to grant loan to Pakistan: India must recognize the limits of weaning Riad of Islamabad

The Saudi Arabia-backed Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is expected to provide Pakistan with a loan of some $ 4 billion to address the country's acute balance of payments problem. This much needed financial support will strengthen Riyadh's influence if Imran Khan becomes prime minister of nuclear-armed Pakistan. Pakistan has also supported Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic fight against Canada in …

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Khan faces a massive test to save Pakistan from the debt crisis

Pakistan is slipping into a financial crisis and the new government headed by Imran Khan will have a battle on its hands to turn ailing economy into debt. Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) party, to be sworn in mid-month, faces the staggering economic challenges of rapidly depleting reserves, bridging a colossal trade deficit. Required reading from all over Asia – straight …

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PTI of Imran Khan claims the majority in Pakistan after coalition talks

Imran Khan's party said that after coalition talks with smaller groups and independent lawmakers, they formed a majority in the Pakistani parliament, paving the way for the former cricket star. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or Movement for Justice, has 174 members of the National Assembly on its side so far, over the 172 that are needed for an absolute majority, said …

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How a phone app and database filled out Imran Khan's election victory in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A phone app and database of more than 50 million voters were the key weapons to the successful campaign of cricket legend Imran Khan in last month's parliamentary elections, although rivals claim that Khan also provides clandestine assistance received from Pakistan's powerful military. FILE PHOTO: Pins with images of Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), …

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Pompeo points to the tension between Pakistan and Washington

Pakistan's newly elected government, led by former cricket champion Imran Khan, is likely to call for an IMF rescue package in the face of an impending crisis, although the IMF says it has not yet received requests. "Pakistan needs a sizeable injection of capital, foreign exchange reserves are simply too low, and that means the IMF," said Hasnain Malik, global …

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Can Imran Khan create a new Pakistan?

Pankaj Mishra is a columnist in the Bloomberg opinion. His books include "Age of Anger: A History of the Present," "The Ruins of the Empire: The Intellectuals Resurrecting Asia" and "Temptations of the West: How Modern Can Be in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond." , Read more opinion Four years ago, on the day that Narendra Modi was elected Prime …

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Election in Pakistan: Competing parties reject the result and demand a new poll

Copyright AFP [19659004] Caption Party leaders were PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif (2nd from left) and Maulana Fazalur Rehman from MMA (2nd from right) A group of Pakistani parties have rejected the results of Wednesday's parliamentary elections aimed at bringing ex-cricketer Imran Khan to power. Mr. Khan's PTI party is ahead in the election and has declared victory, but rival parties …

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As a Pakistan Finish Vote Count, Imran Khan's rivals stand

LAHORE, Pakistan – On Friday, as Pakistan approached the end of a long and controversial vote-counting process, political rivals of Imran Khan, leader of the victorious party, reluctantly accepted that he would become Pakistan's next prime minister. Mr. Khan's party, the Pakistani Justice Movement, swept most of the country, played heavily in urban areas and has so far won 116 …

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