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Silence on Climate Change: A Global Crime?

Asif Iqbal | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Asif Iqbal

Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif recently spoke at the UN General Assembly on global issues, along with other world leaders. Some critical happenings pri...

To Stabilize Afghanistan, Retain Pakistan's Army Chief

Sunil Sharan | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

The end game in Afghanistan becomes increasingly tortuous, so the world waits with bated breath on who is going to be Pakistan's next army chief.

LOOK: The Most Resilient World Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson and Eline Gordts | Posted 08.22.2013 | World

Egypt released former president Hosni Mubarak from prison Thursday, beginning a new chapter in his tumultuous and unpredictable trajectory on the worl...

This Man Needs Two Good Women

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Hope Tempered by Caution Nawaz Sharif has served twice as Prime Minister of Pakistan. His previous record on corruption was - well, Pakistani, which ...

A Trial That Pakistan Needs

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Musharraf, Pakistan's former military strongman, may soon be prosecuted, the first time in the country's history that a former army chief will face legal action for violating the constitution. For Prime Minister Sharif, it is an opportunity to shut the door against future military coups.

One Step at a Time

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Rulers in Pakistan continually promise making the country another Turkey or Malaysia, ever invoking the common thread of religion. But Pakistan should aspire to be benchmarked against other countries as well, notably Brazil and South Africa.

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 7 In Pakistan

Reuters | Jibran Ahmad | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

(Adds White House comment) By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 29 (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 ...

Post-elections: A Ray of Hope for Pakistanis

Saad Khan | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Saad Khan

Given the history of coups, Pakistanis need to be given the opportunity to elect their leaders democratically. Continued democratic process is the only way out of Pakistan, a country that is no longer capable of any experiments.

No Easy Road Ahead For Pakistan's New PM

WorldCrunch - Le Monde | Charlotte Fichou | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD – Congratulations are already pouring in from abroad, while his supporters have been dancing in the streets of his stronghold city Lahore...

Khan, Sharif Elected To Parliament

Agence France Presse | Damon Wake | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif reached out Monday to India and the United States, pledging to strengthen relations after his thumping...

Sharif Set To Lead Pakistan.. Again

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

By Michael Georgy and Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, May 12 (Reuters) - After 14 years out of power, Nawaz Sharif is poised to become ...

Sharif Declares Victory

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

By Katharine Houreld and Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, May 11 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif declared victory in a jubilant spee...

Latest Results From Pakistan Vote

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

By Katharine Houreld and Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, May 11 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif, seeking to become prime minister f...

LOOK: Who Will Be The Next Prime Minister Of Pakistan?

Posted 05.10.2013 | World

On Saturday, Pakistan will take to the polls to vote in an historic election to decide the country's next prime minister. Here's a look at the candida...

Election Day: The Battle in Pakistan & Washington to Stop Imran Khan

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Whether or not Khan's party wins big on Saturday, it's already won the hearts and minds of tens of millions of Pakistanis. And that alone seems to be the most threatening thing of all.

Pakistan Goes to the Polls: The Promise and Potential

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Can the country reinvent itself with a clear eye on the challenges and opportunities it faces in South Asia -- at the age of 65 in its new political incarnation -- even as it is flanked by Afghanistan and India?

Pakistan Makes History But Can It Do It Again?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Given these grave challenges, Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections constitute a crucial test for its fragile democracy. Will the country's new government be able to address the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the country?

When Will Singh Come?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

No Indian prime minister or president has visited Pakistan since 1998. In contrast, top Pakistani leaders have visited India five times since. What will it take to get India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, to cross the border?

The Naivety of Taliban

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Condemning the Taliban for their human rights abuses will not democratize Pakistan or Afghanistan. There is an urgent need to understand where the Taliban mindset emanates from and who else is responsible for mushrooming this scary world of intolerance and violence.

SKMH Allegations Demonstrate PML-N Do Not Understand Philanthropy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The recent allegations against PTI chairman, Imran Khan, suggesting that he misused Shaukat Khanum Hospital funds in a failed real estate deal is a smokescreen typically raised by opposition political parties.

Presidential Circus in Pakistan Must End

Saad Khan | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Saad Khan

It is common Pakistanis who have suffered at the hands of their leaders -- both civil and military. While they have no say over the latter, they can still show the door to Zardari and his cronies

Corruption - Pakistan's Past and Future Challenges

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 11.29.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Certainly the people of Pakistan deserve a political alternative to the vicious indifference of the current administration.

Amid Violence, Pakistanis Debate New Provinces

Saad Khan | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Saad Khan

"The current debate has opened Pandora's Box and is bound to create acrimony in the already tattered national fabric of Pakistan," a senior constitutional lawyer told me.

Marhaba Ben Ali! U.S. Ally Houses Tunisia's Dictator

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Good ol' Saudi Arabia. If you're a corrupt and fleeing Sunni despot, you'll always have a home in Saudi. Just ask their latest refugee, the very recently former President of Tunisia, Mr. Zine El Abedine Ben Ali.

Pakistan Taking the Wrong Lessons From American Politics

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Pakistan looks to the US for lessons in how to play politics. Some of these have been positive. But other, uglier parts of American politics are influencing a polarization in Pakistan's politics as well.