Pointing Fingers

Pakistani authorities charged former Prime Minister Imran Khan and 150 other individuals with blasphemy this week, a move that critics called an effort by the new government of using religion “as a tool” to intimidate political rivals, Voice of America reported. Officials said that the charges...

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Bowled Out

Pakistani lawmakers approved a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan over the weekend, a vote that plunges the country into a political crisis and early elections amid economic woes, the New York Times reported. Lawmakers passed the motion with 174 votes in Pakistan’s 342-seat parliament,...

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Checkmate

Pakistani President Arif Alvi dissolved the country’s parliament Sunday following a request by Prime Minister Imran Khan, a move that plunges Pakistan into a constitutional crisis and possible snap polls, NPR reported. Alvi’s move came a few days after a number of lawmakers from Khan’s party...

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Game Over

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is under pressure to resign after a major ally in his coalition switched to the opposition on Wednesday, a move that comes ahead of a no-confidence vote next week, Al Jazeera reported. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) party said it...

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