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Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani Taliban Want Control Beyond Swat: Sharif

The International News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's top opposition leader, former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, expressed concern Monday about a controversial peace deal with Islamist militan...

Sharif Criticizes Obama's Regional Strategy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistani opposition leader and former prime minister, on Wednesday criticised the new US strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, tel...

Sharif Eyed By U.S. As Partner In Pakistan | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan -- The opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, sealed his place as the most popular politician in Pakistan this month when he defied his hou...

Pakistan Appeals Ruling Against Sharifs

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government filed appeals on Thursday to overturn a court ruling that banned opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother Sha...

Pakistan's Long March to Democracy

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

The U.S., which provided support to General Zia and Musharraf's dictatorships, should use its diplomatic resources to force the reinstatement of Chief Justice Chaudhry and the independent judiciary.

Pakistan Celebrates Restoration Of Chief Justice

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It was a day of rejoicing, of drum playing, and of smiling at strangers. Pakistan's chief justice had just been reinstated after a two-year struggle, ...

Zardari's Weakness Exposed By Pakistan Riots

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary's return as chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court, two years after his dismissal by Pervez Musharraf, the then militar...

Pakistan to restore chief justice

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan agreed Monday to reinstate a fired Supreme Court chief justice, a move that will help defuse a political crisis that has sp...

Pakistan Marches, Crackdown Threaten Regional Stability

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The political and popular strife in Pakistan continues to escalate as police and government security officials attempt to stymie the rising tide of an...

Pakistan Rally Begins Despite Arrests

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hundreds of Pakistani lawyers and activists have started an anti-government march from the city of Karachi, the main city of Sindh province....

Zardari-Sharif Deal: Media Rife With Rumors

IBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Defiant lawyers hit the streets of Pakistan on Thursday, kicking off their Long March in the Punjab province. The march mirrors the protests by lawyer...

Pakistan: Crackdown On Protests Continues | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The civilian government has banned a national protest march and arrested hundreds of political workers , evoking for many Pakis...

Pakistan: Free Detained Opposition Activists

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The government of Pakistan should end its crackdown against activists of opposition groups led by the Pakistan Muslim League.

Pakistan's Long March: Help Report On It

The Huffington Post | Chris Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Lawyers and opposition political parties to the current Pakistani government, led by Nawaz Sharif, are planning a march from Karachi to Islamabad this...

Pakistan Bans Protests, Rallies In Lahore Ahead Of Lawyers' March

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday banned protests and rallies ahead of a planned "long march" by lawyers towards the capital Islamabad, ...

Pak Army, Opposition Gun For Asif Ali Zardari | Parrull / CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New Delhi: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is facing one crisis after another. Reports on Monday claimed Zardari has been given an ultimatum by ...

Pakistan's Sharif Urges Protests After Court Bans Him From Contesting Elections

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nawaz Sharif, a former Pakistani prime minister and leader of the biggest opposition party, has urged people to join him in what is expected to be a l...

Pakistan's Presidential Putz

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

The Pakistani government is quickly becoming overwhelmed in an attempt to keep its house in order. Obama and Clinton should demand increased oversight, or at least transparency, as a condition for further aid to the Pakistanis.

Pakistan President Emerging As Divisive Figure | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG and ZAHID HUSSAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When Asif Ali Zardari won the presidency last year, he vowed to unite this fractious country after nearly a decade of military rule. Instead, Mr. Zard...

Major Gaffe: McCain Said Pakistan Was a Failed State

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

McCain just badly misstated the history of Pakistan. McCain said Pakistan was a failed state before President Musharraf came to power. That is not true.

"War On Terror" Support Wanes In Pakistan As Anger Towards US Grows

AP | PAUL ALEXANDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The furor intensified Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with oppositio...

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.

Pakistan's Coalition Government Collapses

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The ruling coalition that just a week ago drove U.S. ally Pervez Musharraf from the presidency broke apart Monday, throwin...

Pakistan's Ruling Coalition Collapses Amid Dissent

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The ruling coalition that just a week ago drove U.S. ally Pervez Musharraf from the presidency broke apart Monday, throwin...

Pakistan Opposition to Form Government

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BHURBAN, Pakistan — Pakistan's election winners sealed an agreement Sunday to form a coalition government and said parliament would restore judg...