- Imran Khan arrested and barred from politics for 5 years. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan was arrested on August 2, 2023, on charges of inciting violence during his party’s protests against the government. He was also sentenced to a three-year jail term and barred from politics for five years.
- Anwarul Haq Kakar sworn in as caretaker Prime Minister. On August 12, 2023, Anwarul Haq Kakar was sworn in as Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister. He is a retired general who served as the Chief of Army Staff from 2010 to 2013.
- Pakistan to play cricket World Cup in India. Pakistan has agreed to play the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India, despite the ongoing political tensions between the two countries. The decision was made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after India assured that Pakistan’s players would be safe in the country.
- Pakistan security forces kill 2 after attack on Chinese convoy. On August 15, 2023, Pakistani security forces killed two militants who attacked a convoy of Chinese workers in Balochistan province. The attack was claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), a separatist group that has been waging a low-level insurgency in the province for several years.
These are just a few of the recent political developments in Pakistan. The nation is dealing with a multitude of difficulties, such as political unrest, economic issues, and security threats. It remains to be seen how the new government will be able to address these challenges and chart a course for a brighter future for Pakistan.
In addition to the above, here are some other recent political news in Pakistan:
- The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the release of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from jail. Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges in 2017.
- The Pakistani government has announced a new economic package worth $15 billion in an effort to address the country’s economic crisis. The package includes measures to boost growth, create jobs, and reduce inflation.
- Pakistan has been hit by a series of terrorist attacks in recent months. The attacks have killed and injured dozens of people. The administration has committed to prosecute the offenders.