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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.

Pakistan's Once And Future Ruler

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked poised to return to office with a resounding election victory – a m...

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...

New York Times Reporter Kicked Out Of Pakistan

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media

NEW YORK — Pakistan is expelling The New York Times' Islamabad bureau chief on the eve of national elections, accusing him of unspecified "undes...

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...

Gunmen Abduct Former Pakistani Prime Minister's Son

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — An especially violent spate of killings, kidnappings and bombings marred the run-up to Pakistan's nationwide election, capped Thursd...

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?

Pakistani Party Leader Among 7 Killed In Double Bombings

AP | HUSSAIN AFZAL and ABDULLAH KHAN | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Three bombings in northwest Pakistan targeting individuals involved in this week's national elections killed 18 people on...

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.

Deadly Explosions Near Anti-Taliban Party Office In Pakistan

AP | Posted 07.04.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — A Pakistan police officer says twin blasts in the southern city of Karachi have killed three people near the office of a pol...

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...

Musharraf Returns To Pakistan Amid Death Threats

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and JAMIL KHAN | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Former President Pervez Musharraf returned home Sunday hoping to make a political comeback despite Taliban death threats and...

Musharraf To Return To Pakistan

AP | JAMIL KHAN | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday that he will return to his homeland despite facing crimi...

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.

Key Players In Pakistan's Elections

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

At the end of its five-year term, Pakistan's government stepped down Saturday, a milestone for a country that has struggled with democratic and peacef...

3 Key Issues In Pakistan's Elections

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

The Pakistan People's Party, which led the government for the past five years, faces a difficult challenge in the upcoming national election expected ...