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Where Will the Leadership Come From?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Anyone who knows Pakistan knows that it's simplistic to chant (like the sheep in Animal Farm), "Civilians good, military ba-a-a-ad." But it's also true that a military takeover is not only far from out of the question, but likely only to make things worse. So where can we look for leadership?

Farewell Friday: Tahrir Square Has Spoken

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirin Sadeghi

Yet another Western-backed dictator is set to fall from grace. The Shah of Iran, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein -- they all refused to concede defeat. And they all fell down. Hosni Mubarak will, too, if he doesn't review his history books.

Musharraf Cometh?

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Malou Innocent

On Friday, Imran Farooq, a founding leader of MQM, the fourth-largest political party in Pakistan, was stabbed to death in London. Since 2009, more than 200 MQM workers and supporters have been the victims of targeted killings.

I Want to Live with My Family

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathy Kelly

Many Pakistanis, including some Pakistani military officials, feel astounded by the U.S. government suggestion that Pakistan should do more to dislodge militants from strongholds in FATA and in other parts of Pakistan.

Musharraf Admits Secret Deal With Taliban Backfired

ANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LAHORE: Ex-Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has admitted that his government's secret agreement with the Taliban had backfired. The Taliban had mi...

Musharraf Admits U.S. Aid Diverted To Strengthen Defense Against India

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former president Pervez Musharraf says the US military aid given to Pakistan during his tenure was used to strengthen defences against India. The mon...

Refugees Return Home, Muslims Attack Christians And Reading Between The Lines During A Pakistan News Hunt

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Palevsky

Over 100 HuffPosters joined the Pakistan News Hunt, helping to submit 169 stories on Pakistan, 68 of which were reviewed by more than three individuals, earning a NewsTurst rating.

Musharraf's Emergency Rule Illegal, Pakistan Court Rules

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Tirmizi

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared the November 3rd, 2007 actions of former president Pervez Musharraf extra-judicial, illegal and unconstitutional.

Islamabad Wire: Democracy Defeats Mob Politics in Pakistan

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Farahnaz Ispahani

With the issue that divided liberal democratic forces for several months settled, Pakistan can now focus on its real problems. Let it be said that in March, 2009 we chose democracy over mob rule.

The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Threat

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post Eric S. Margolis December 18, 2008 The bitter struggle over the beautiful Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir is the ...

Focusing the Spy Glass on Pakistan's ISI

Shuja Nawaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shuja Nawaz

Only in Pakistan does the appointment of a new spy chief elicit more commentary than say, a Prime Minister under today's political system.

Goodbye 'Mush' -- Don't Come Back

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Aside from senior army generals, the wealthy elite, and a handful of fat cat politicians, the widely hated Musharraf was left with almost no support at home.

Obama's Good Day And A Columnist's Bad One

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Goodman

Occasionally, Dana Milbank wakes up with his head tightly wedged into his rear end and Wednesday, with his Obama column, was one of those days.

The Biggest Problem in Pakistan is the United States

Zia Mian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zia Mian

Attacking al-Qaeda and Taliban militants in Pakistan will only serve to strengthen the perception that the United States is at war with Pakistan and inevitably inflict more civilian casualties.

Pakistan's Coalition Government Proposes Stripping Musharraf Of Power

McClatchy Newspapers | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistan's fragile coalition government set itself on a collision course with the country's U.S.-backed president Saturday with a plan to strip Pervez...

Pakistan Rebuffs Secret US Pleas For CIA Buildup

NY Times | ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top two American intelligence officials traveled secretly to Pakistan early this month to press President Pervez Musharraf to allow the Central In...

Musharraf Warns US Against Unilateral Attacks On Al Qaeda In Pakistan

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan warned in an interview published Friday that any unilateral attacks by the United States against Al Qaeda and T...

Edwards: Obama "Living In Never-Never Land"

ABC News | JAKE TAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a wide-ranging, free-wheeling interview with Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards with ABC News Friday afternoon, the former North Carolina...

Perez Hilton Covers Musharraf's Inauguration As Civilian President | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why get your news from the same old boring, "Pulitzer prize-winning" sources when you can turn to 23/6 for the freshest reporting from the hottest nam...

Benazir Bhutto Slams Musharraf In New CNN Interview

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto spoke to Wolf Blitzer, on CNN's Late Edition, about the current crisis in Pakistan. Blitzer asked Ms. ...

Deputy Secretary Of State Negroponte Urges Pakistan To End Emergency Rule

Bloomberg | Khaleeq Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf must lift the state of emergency he declared this month and release all political detainees, U.S. Deputy Secretary...

Pakistan Opposition Leader Khan's Connection To Hugh Grant, Princess Diana

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The NY Times reports today on the arrest of Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan: The opposition politician Imran Khan emerged from hiding today to...

Pakistan Opposition Politician Imran Khan Arrested

NY Times | SALMAN MASOOD, CARLOTTA GALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The opposition politician Imran Khan emerged from hiding today to the cheers of hundreds of students at a protest demonstration against Pakistan's pre...

Bush Signals No Penalties For Musharraf Crackdown

New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush on Monday urged Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani president, to hold elections and give up his army post "as soon as possible," but ...