Imran Khan

Pakistani democracy is on the brink

18 February 2024 10:16 pm

A senior official in Pakistan has publicly confessed to vote-rigging in the country’s general election earlier this month. It is…

Portrait of the Week

12 August 2023 9:00 am

Pakistan is on the brink

26 August 2022 3:30 pm

On Tuesday I speculated that Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan, now the opposition leader, was so popular that he…

Is Imran Khan Pakistan’s Donald Trump?

23 August 2022 6:05 pm

Imran Khan, the cricketing hero, legendary lothario and deposed prime minister of Pakistan, is in trouble again. His political opponents…

What next for Imran Khan, Pakistan's ousted leader?

12 April 2022 9:20 pm

On Sunday, Imran Khan became the first prime minister in Pakistan’s history to be ousted by a no-confidence vote. Followers…

Can Imran Khan cling on to power in Pakistan?

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Can Imran Khan cling on to power in Pakistan?

Is this the end of Imran Khan?

1 April 2022 11:05 pm

Imran Khan’s innings as the Pakistani Prime Minister may be coming to an end. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, one of…

Imran Khan’s dangerous bid to export Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

29 April 2021 4:00 pm

Imran Khan appears to want to impose Islamic blasphemy laws across the world. ‘I want the Muslim countries to devise…

Imran Khan’s cowardly response to Pakistan's rape crisis

8 April 2021 9:28 pm

Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan has once again blamed women for an appalling rise in rape cases. Khan used a televised question…

Islamists are frustrating Pakistan's fight against coronavirus

1 April 2020 8:48 pm

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Pakistan currently sits at 2,042 alongside 26 deaths. With only limited healthcare facilities, the country…

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2 March 2019 9:00 am

A rare British species, a womanising ex-foreign secretary, kissed and told about his brief affair with a yellow-eyed temptress last…

Mourners at the funeral of an Iranian Revolutionary Guard, one of 27 to be killed in a suicide bombing near the Pakistani border last week. (Hamidreza Nikoomaram/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Who’s really to blame for Pakistan’s terror attacks?

23 February 2019 9:00 am

 Islamabad Six months into Imran Khan’s premiership and the new Pakistan prime minister has been plunged into his first major…

Imran’s biggest test

7 October 2017 9:00 am

It’s been a long journey for Imran Khan. He founded his political party, PTI (Pakistan Movement for Justice), in 1996,…

I offered Zac Goldsmith £50 to stay 20 feet away from me

17 October 2015 9:00 am

I once tried to bribe Zac Goldsmith with a £50 note, but he didn’t bite even back then. He was…