The former prime minister's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party won 15 of 20 assembly seats in the Punjab province, which local media suggests was a consequence of economic hardships felt by the country.
Imran Khan's opposition PTI wins 15 of 20 assembly seats in the South Asian country's most populous and bellwether Punjab province, local media say. Ruling PML-N's Maryam Nawaz concedes defeat "with an open heart."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif vowed to enhance bilateral cooperation during a joint press conference in Ankara.
Ahead of a trip to Ankara, Shehbaz Sharif tells Anadolu Agency that Islamabad wishes to deepen engagement with the US, even as it focuses on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Since being removed from power, the former prime minister has heaped pressure on Pakistan's new government by staging protest rallies, reiterating a claim he was ousted in a "foreign conspiracy".
Pakistan deploys military "to protect" important facilities in Islamabad's red zone area, as ousted PM Imran Khan gathers thousands of his supporters for a major anti-government rally.
All entry and exit points on key highways leading to the Pakistan's capital have been blocked by police as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif pledges to stop opposition leader Imran Khan's planned protest.
Police operation began just after midnight and officers were still raiding the houses of supporters late in the day, says Fawad Chaudhry, a spokesperson for Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
Last year, Saudi Arabia has deposited $3 billion in Pakistan's central bank to help support its foreign reserves.
Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif appoints Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto, as foreign minister, giving his coalition ally a senior role in repairing frayed ties with US and other countries.
Ousted PM warns he will bring his supporters to capital Islamabad as he hosts third massive public gathering since losing power to ratchet up pressure on new Shehbaz Sharif government.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has named his new cabinet, doling out key portfolios to officials from the two parties that combined to oust Imran Khan after weeks of political crisis.
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