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Five biggest challenges facing new Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Islamabad - Pakistan's new government led by prime minister Imran Khan faces myriad challenges. The cricketing icon turned politician will have to make hard choices, and quickly.

Imran Khan, playboy Pakistan cricket hero turned prime minister

Islamabad - Imran Khan was catapulted to global fame as a World Cup cricket champion, but the man known in the West as a celebrity playboy has become prime minister of Pakistan as a populist, religiously devout, anti-corruption reformist.

Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as PM, taking power in Pakistan

Islamabad - Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Saturday, ushering in a new political era as the World Cup cricket hero officially took the reins of power in the nuclear-armed country.

Batting for ballots: Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

Islamabad - Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader, placing him in charge of a nuclear armed state.

Cricket hero Khan set to be sworn in as Pakistan PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan was set to be sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan Saturday, after promising a new era of responsibility and prosperity in a fighting speech in parliament.

Pakistani MPs elect World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan as next PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan was formally elected prime minister of Pakistan Friday, promising a new era of responsibility and prosperity in a fighting speech in parliament.

Caged Lion of Punjab: the fall of Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad - Three times he has ruled Pakistan, and three times he has been deposed. Now Nawaz Sharif, the "Lion of Punjab", is being forced to watch the triumph of his great rival Imran Khan from behind bars.

Three Chinese among six wounded in SW Pakistan suicide attack

Quetta - At least six people, including three Chinese nationals, were wounded in a suicide attack on a bus in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.

Pakistan's Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM August 18: party

Islamabad - Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said Friday, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the nuclear-armed nation.

Khan's party claims majority to form Pakistan govt after coalition talks

Islamabad - Imran Khan's party announced Monday it has acquired enough seats in Pakistan's lower house through coalition talks to form a majority government.

Imran Khan's party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

Islamabad - Imran Khan's party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan's general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging.

EU observers voice concern over Pakistan election process

Islamabad - The EU expressed concern over a "notable lack in equality of opportunity" in Pakistan's election, which was "not as good" as the country's previous vote, according to observers who presented a preliminary assessment in Islamabad Friday.

Imran Khan, playboy Pakistan cricket hero turned election victor

Islamabad - Imran Khan was catapulted to global fame as a World Cup cricket champion, but the man known in the West as a celebrity playboy won Pakistan's election as a populist, religiously devout, anti-corruption reformist.

Pakistan parties demand new elections as Khan wins vote

Islamabad - Pakistan's main parties rejected the outcome of elections won by cricket star Imran Khan and announced protests demanding new polls Friday, after foreign observers criticised the pivotal vote over rigging allegations.

Cricket teammates, rivals congratulate Pakistan's Khan on vote win

Karachi - Imran Khan's former teammates and rivals have congratulated the World Cup winner after his party won the most seats in Pakistan's election.

Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Islamabad - Imran Khan has won a disputed Pakistan election but has fallen short of an outright majority, according to official results announced Friday that indicate he will need to enter into a coalition to form a government.

Pakistan awaits vote results despite Imran Khan victory claim

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday awaited the delayed results of pivotal elections that have already seen a jubilant Imran Khan claim victory, despite allegations of massive vote-rigging in favour of the cricket hero-turned-politician.

Imran Khan claims victory in acrimonious Pakistan election

Islamabad - Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory Thursday in the country's tense general election marred by allegations of "blatant" rigging by rival parties.

No Pakistani women vote in village where wives had vowed to defy husbands

- Pakistani women who had pledged to defy men in their village by voting for the first time ultimately did not exercise their democratic right in Wednesday's election, citing intimidation by their husbands.

Pakistan election: the main players

Islamabad - The Pakistan election on Wednesday comes after a brief but acrimonious campaign, complicated by a string of attacks which have prompted security fears.
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