South Asia

South Asia

Pakistan doctor, mechanic arrested for illegal transplant surgeries

Pakistan police busted an organ trafficking ring run by a disgraced doctor and a motor mechanic, who conducted at least 328 illegal kidney transplants, authorities said

1d ago

Maldives Presidential Vote: Pro-China winner Muizzu vows to unite archipelago

The president-elect of the Maldives, Mohamed Muizzu, secured the release of his jailed mentor yesterday, a day after divisive polls that saw the pro-Beijing leader vow to rebalance relations with New Delhi.

1d ago

57 killed as suicide blasts rip thru two Pak mosques

Suicide bombings ripped through two mosques in Pakistan yesterday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 60 amid events marking the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), police and health officials said.

3d ago

Eye virus outbreak: 56,000 Pakistan schools shut

More than 56,000 Pakistan schools will shut for the rest of the week in a bid to curb a mass outbreak of a contagious eye virus, officials said yesterday.

5d ago

Pakistan sets election for January

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) yesterday announced a general election for January, almost three months later than scheduled, removing political uncertainty over the timing to help salvage a falling economy.

1w ago

Pakistan national election to be held in January 2024

Pakistan will hold delayed elections in January next year, the election commission announced today, as the country grapples with overlapping political, economic and security crises

1w ago

Imran Khan charged with criminal conspiracy over May 9 attacks

Pakistan's Punjab police have charged Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and all others accused with "criminal conspiracy" in all May 9 cases registered in the province, including arson attacks on the residence of the Lahore corps commander

1w ago

State secrets case: Imran Khan’s jail remand extended

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan’s jail detention related to charges of leaking state secrets was extended for another two weeks, his lawyer said yesterday. The latest extension of the remand order will keep Khan in jail until September 26,

2w ago

Pakistan president proposes elections be held by Nov 6

Pakistan's President Dr Arif Alvi today wrote a letter to the country's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja and proposed that elections be held by November 6

2w ago

Pakistan ex-PM Imran’s judicial remand extended for two weeks: lawyer

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan's jail detention related to charges of leaking state secrets was extended for another two weeks, his lawyer said on Wednesday

2w ago

Hasina, G20 leaders pay homage to Gandhi

Bangladesh Prime Sheikh Hasina today joined G20 leaders in paying tributes at the memorial of India's Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in Delhi

3w ago

Maldives polls seen as vote on ties with India

Maldives leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will seek re-election tomorrow in a presidential vote also serving as a referendum on his pursuit of renewed ties with India, the archipelago’s traditional benefactor.

3w ago

Gun battle: Main Afghan-Pak border crossing closed

The main border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan was closed yesterday as security forces from both countries exchanged fire, Pakistani security sources said.

3w ago

Myanmar junta 'likely' to hold elections in 2025

Myanmar's junta will likely hold elections in 2025, officials from military-sanctioned political parties told AFP on Tuesday.

4w ago

Imran rules out ‘deal’, vows never to leave Pakistan: lawyer

PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who is incarcerated in Attock Jail, has ruled out "any deal to seek his release and asserted he would never leave Pakistan," his lawyers claimed, after meeting the ex-prime minister

Pakistan general election by mid-February, ECP says

General elections would be held by mid-February at any cost, perhaps by late January if the delimitation of constituencies is completed earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) assured the Awami National Party (ANP) on Wednesday, allaying fears that polls could be delayed indefinitely to extend the interim government's tenure

Leaked Docs: Imran Khan’s jail custody extended for 14 days

A Pakistani court yesterday extended the jail custody of former prime minister Imran Khan for 14 days to investigate him on charges of leaking state secrets, his lawyer said, a day after another court suspended his prison sentence for graft.