ISLAMABAD: Anwaarul Haq Kakar, a senator perceived to be close to the army, will be Pakistan’s interim PM until the general elections are over. The senator from the south-western Balochistan province was chosen following two-day meetings between PM Shehbaz Sharif and Raja Riaz, the putative leader of opposition in theContinue Reading

ISLAMABAD: A general election in Pakistan due later this year will be based on a new census, a minister said on Saturday, indicating the vote could be delayed and fuelling opposition fears that the government aims to prolong the present caretaker administration. Law minister Azam Nazeer Tarar told Geo NewsContinue Reading

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s markets totted up the highest single-day gain Monday following an International Monetary Fund (IMF) accord on a bailout for the cash-strapped nation, with the benchmark KSE (Karachi Stock Exchange) 100 index vaulting 2,400 points.PM Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the nation and business community on the rally, seeing in itContinue Reading