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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.

Pakistan's 'Separate But Equal' Elections

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

On May 11, the world's second most populous Muslim country, Pakistan, marked a historic election. But as Pakistanis rushed to the polling stations to cast their vote, more than 4 million people sat home, separated and disenfranchised.

Uncovering the Artistic Heart of Pakistan

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.13.2013 | Arts
Rahilla Zafar

Today marks Pakistan's historic elections. It's significant because since the country's birth in 1947, it's the first time there's been a transition from one civilian government to another.

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...

Pakistan Orders Re-Vote In Karachi

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

Pakistan's election commission on Saturday ordered a re-vote in more than 30 polling stations in a Karachi constituency over allegations of ballot stu...

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...

Pakistan's First Transgender Candidate

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

By Insiya Ahmed KARACHI, Pakistan May 9 (Reuters) - Even among the colourful cast of mullahs, labourers and idealists standing in Paki...

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's Unfair Elections

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.06.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Mere elections will not put Pakistan on the path to democracy and the rule of law. Elections that do not provide equal space to all parties to contest will have no legitimacy and credibility.

A Political Breakthrough For Pakistan's Transgender Community

Agence France Presse | Khurram Shahzad | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Stereotyped as dancers, beggars and prostitutes, Pakistan's vibrant but shunned transgender community is striking out into politics with individuals c...

Pakistani Election Candidate Shot Dead

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.11.2013 | World

A Pakistani grocer standing in next month's historic polls was shot dead Thursday in a drive-by killing in the southern city of Hyderabad, the first c...

Will Balochistan Vote in Pakistan's Next Elections?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan currently faces extraordinary challenges of law and order. This year's security threats are alarming across Pakistan, particularly in volatile Balochistan, which remains the focus of political observers' interest.

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.

Major Party Vows To Quit Pakistan's Ruling Coalition

Reuters | Matthew Green | Posted 04.18.2013 | World

By Matthew Green KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) threatened to quit the ruling coaliti...

The Alternate Narrative: Hope, Transformation, Possibility

Xenia Dormandy | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Xenia Dormandy

Many have noted a profound belief in a new path for Pakistan that could soon be realized. It is not a question of change eventually, but of change now.

"It's Time the U.S. Had Friends, Not Lackeys," Says Pakistan's Imran Khan

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

With just a few months left until the upcoming general elections, many in Pakistan are now hoping Imran Khan leads their country into stability and prosperity. However, if Khan does win the elections, he intends to have a different type of relation with the United States.

The Greatest Moment in Pakistani Democracy

Mohsin Kamal Awan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Kamal Awan

This week may very well be remembered in Pakistan as the greatest point in the restoration of democracy in its 63 year history.

Sam Stein

Biden: Afghanistan "The Forgotten War", Pakistan "The Neglected Frontier" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two major Democratic voices on foreign policy warned on Tuesday that the United States was perilously ignoring a growing threat as it remained bogged ...

US Urges Pakistan To Keep Musharraf Despite Massive Election Defeat

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay and Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration is pressing the opposition leaders who defeated Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to allow the former general to retain his...

US Payments To Pakistan Face New Scrutiny

Washington Post | Robin Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once a month, Pakistan's Defense Ministry delivers 15 to 20 pages of spreadsheets to the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. They list costs for feeding, cloth...

Musharraf Rejects Calls For Him To Resign

AFP | Danny Kemp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf rejected calls to resign as opposition parties on Wednesday mulled a coalition government that could force the ke...

Fears Of Massive Violence Keep Pakistani Voter Turnout Low

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fears of massive violence appeared to keep turnout low as Pakistanis cast ballots in National Assembly elections Monday. No party was expected to win ...