Chaudhry, a close aide of ex-Premier Imran Khan, will be presented before a court in Islamabad for police remand after he was arrested for allegedly threatening the country's election authorities.
Pakistan and Russia agree to complete an oil and gas export process by end of March with Islamabad paying in "currencies of friendly countries" instead of US dollars.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor signs letter dissolving the assembly "with immediate effect" at the request of the provincial chief minister, who is a senior figure in Imran Khan's Pakistan PTI party.
The move in Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, is part of a bid to force early general elections.
The development comes a day after Punjab's chief minister managed to secure a trust vote from members of the assembly.
Election Commission of Pakistan orders Imran Khan and his close aides to appear on January 17 in a contempt case.
To pressure the federal government to hold early general elections, Khan says his party will dissolve two of the country's four provincial assemblies.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announces his party is resigning from all assemblies and calls off the protest march to Islamabad because he fears it will cause "havoc" in the country.
Lieutenant General Asim Munir replaces General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is due to retire this month.
The development puts to rest days of speculation about a deadlock over the replacement of the outgoing military chief.
Former prime minister and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Imran Khan, speaks exclusively with TRT World about the assassination attempt on his life.
Khan was released from hospital after he was wounded by gunfire as he led a political party convoy through thick crowds in the eastern city of Wazirabad.
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