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Pakistan Army Chief 'Overruled Generals Calling For Coup'

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to conv...

Pakistani Protesters Clash With Police

Reuters | By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina | Posted 09.01.2014 | World

By Syed Raza Hassan and Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces secured the state television headq...

The Mass Graves of Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

The state-sponsored inquiry committees formed in Pakistan in recent times to probe scandalous crimes have shockingly narrowed down their overall scope to one specific goal: Prove the government's innocence.

67 Years of Independence: Pakistan's Past and Present

Mariam Khan | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Mariam Khan

Despite the perpetual obstacles that Pakistan encounters, the citizens of the nation find a way to stand back up. Only if tolerance is practiced by the public, and education becomes common, will the public be able to make Pakistan prosper and make it rank amongst the list of successful states of the world.

Pakistan Army Seizes Control Of Key City From Taliban

Reuters | Mehreen Zahra-Malik | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan, July 10 (Reuters) - The Pakistani military has seized control of 80 percent of Miranshah, the capital of the remote tribal regi...

Pakistan Launches Offensive Against Militants Near Afghan Border

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan ...

Pakistan Airstrikes Near Afghan Border Kill 15 Militants

AP | ADIL JAWAD and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility for airport police near the Karachi airport Tuesday, forcing a temporary su...

The General Pakistan Can't Punish

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan's political history is full of dramas and clandestine deals but Musharraf's case involves more dramas than what is needed to understand why he is unlikely to face justice.

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...

Why General Musharraf Still Matters in Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

General Musharraf's electoral success or defeat is insignificant, at least in the upcoming elections. But his return will still change the dynamics of Pakistan's politics.

Pakistan's War Against Human Rights Watch

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Reports issued by H.R.W. and other human rights groups are professional analyses of different countries. It is absolutely irresponsible and unethical to respond to such criticism with personal attacks on individual professionals affiliated with these organizations.

Gunmen Attack Pakistani Army Camp, Kill 7

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gunmen killed eight people in an attack Monday on a Pakistani army camp near a city where thousands of hardline Islamists stopped o...

Pakistan: Let's Keep the Conversation Going

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Ethan Casey

I have no illusions about our ability to influence policymakers or help end the war in Afghanistan or the violence in Pakistan. But I'm concerned with doing whatever we can and we can achieve a lot more by taking initiative to talk and work together than by worrying and complaining.

Fearing Coup, Pakistani PM Called British Diplomat

AP | HEIDI VOGT and KATHY GANNON | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's prime minister appealed for support Friday from parliament in a standoff between his beleaguered government and the milit...

Pakistani President Travels To Dubai Amid Deepening Political Crisis

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's president left the country Thursday for what was described as a one-day private visit to Dubai, officials said. during a ...

Pakistani President Warns Of Conspiracies

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's president on Tuesday warned the Supreme Court not to take action in violation of the constitution, referring to a judicia...

Pakistani Army Rejects U.S. Review Of Deadly NATO Airstrikes

AP | By KATHY GANNON and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan -- The Pakistani army on Friday rejected key findings from a U.S. investigation into American airstrikes last month that killed 2...

Death Sentence For Pakistani Soldier Who Was Caught On Tape Killing Youth

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced to death a soldier who shot and killed an unarmed youth as he was begging for mercy &n...

The $800 Million Game

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Despite anger by lawmakers, a bill to freeze the $2 billion aid package to Pakistan failed to pass Congress. Now comes news the Obama administration has canceled $800 million of aid, purportedly to persuade Islamabad to do more to combat terrorism.

New Fears Over Pakistan's Army

AP | By NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The revelation that a senior Pakistani army officer was detained on suspicion of ties to a radical Islamist group has raised fresh concer...

Pakistani Army Officer Detained For Militant Links

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A senior officer serving at Pakistan's army headquarters has been detained on suspicion of ties to a banned Islamist group that has ...

A Colonels' Coup in Pakistan?

Saad Khan | Posted 08.20.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani has to placate his officers, and he can only do that by getting tough on Americans.

Laughing Through Tragedy

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

In a country ruled by the military for most of its existence, where the ruling elites are better known for corruption and thievery, where is the little guy supposed to find relief? Humor is what keeps Pakistanis sane.

Pakistan General Rules Out Waziristan Offensive

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

MAMAD GAT, Pakistan — A top Pakistani commander said Wednesday the army intends to start operations against militants in a strategic tribal regi...

Pakistani Army Warns U.S.: No More Raids

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's army broke its silence Thursday over the U.S. commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, acknowledging its own "shortcomi...