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Shireen Mazari

Pak minister criticises Dutch contest on Prophet, mum on blasphemy at home

Pakistan government can now track overseas Pakistani account and Sharif’s mother defends her son.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rituparna Baneerji/Mint via Getty Images

No Narendra Modi at Imran Khan’s oath ceremony: Pakistan PM-elect settles for simple event

PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry says it will be a completely national event, only a few close friends of Imran Khan to be invited. 
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan already has the ‘purana’ Pakistan solidly embedded

Naya Pakistan is managed and controlled by the Pakistan Establishment Inc., which has just brought in their cricket hero as new PR manager.
Pakistan national cricket team with Imran Khan

Pakistan cricketers flock to meet ‘Naya Pakistan’ captain

Three Hindu candidates in Pakistan elections create history, and US warns IMF against Pakistan bailout.
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Imran Khan could invite Narendra Modi for oath-taking ceremony

A leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party termed Modi's telephone call congratulating Khan on his victory a 'welcome sign'. 
Supporters of Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Those who vote for Imran Khan or Narendra Modi shouldn’t be dismissed as bigots or sexist

Real change is taking place in Pakistan, regardless of Imran Khan’s rhetoric.
Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

5 reasons why Imran Khan can offer only empty talks & no resolution on Kashmir

Imran Khan knows that any Pakistani prime minister is powerless when it comes to striking a deal with India, especially on Kashmir.
Imran Khan (R) and Kapil Dev (L)

Imran Khan can be the ‘dictator’ who can make Pakistan work like a team: Kapil Dev

If Koreas can think of coming together, Germany can be united, why can’t India and Pakistan have a better relationship, Kapil asks.
Imran Khan and his party at a rally

Imran Khan will be sworn in as PM before independence day: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Khan's party made the announcement while trying to reach out to independent candidates & smaller parties to form a coalition govt.
Ali Wazir | Facebook

Pakistan’s Ali Wazir: The lone Marxist to win despite Taliban killing 16 of his family

A rare Communist to survive and win, Wazir refused a seat from Imran Khan, who later didn’t put up a candidate against him.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.