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Pakistan Army Steps Into Government Role Amid Political Crisis

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

* Prime Minister Sharif asks army chief to "play his role" * General could provide face saving solution for opposition *...

Election Day in Pakistan: Will Violence Derail Democracy?

Michael Kugelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Michael Kugelman

Never before has one democratically elected government handed power to another. However, recent events suggest the election could make history of a very different kind -- Pakistan's most violent ballot ever.

The State's Role in Pakistan's Ethnic Violence

Aziz Nayani | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Aziz Nayani

The Pakistani state was instrumental in creating an environment that promoted religious and ethnic discrimination, and it is now guilty of inaction - allowing for persecution and violence to exist without putting up any resistance.

Pakistan's PM Mess

AP | MUNIR AHMED and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday for the ruling party's candidate for prime minister over allegations he illegall...

Pakistani Government Bows To Supreme Court Demand

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's prime minister struck a conciliatory tone in an appearance before the Supreme Court Thursday, trying to cool down a polit...

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...

Pakistan Holds Preliminary Talks With Taliban

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Government intermediaries have held talks with the Pakistani Taliban in recent months, exploring ways to jump-start...

U.S. Officials: Pakistanis Tipped Off Militants Again, Gave Terror Suspects Time To Flee

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say Pakistan has apparently tipped off militants at two more bomb-building factories in its tribal areas, giving the...

The Best Way to Destroy an Enemy

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

I hope that Pakistanis who are understandably offended by U.S. violation of Pakistan's sovereignty will keep in mind that individual Americans don't represent, nor are we necessarily well represented by, the American government.

Pakistan's Faustian Parliament

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The parliament has an obligation to explain to the public not only how and why Osama bin Laden was living in Abbottabad, but why the Taliban continues to carry out its bloody operations.

Pakistan Army: Earn Your Keep

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

The world's most wanted terrorist was a block away from the army garrison. This incident is not the first time the Pakistan Army has made claims that strained credulity.

Pakistan Suicide Bomb Targets Lawmaker's Home, Leaves At Least 15 Dead

AP | HABIB KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KHAR, Pakistan — Pakistan ordered the deportation of about 50,000 Afghan refugees in an insurgency-wracked tribal region amid a major military o...

Pakistani Government On Brink Of Collapse

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's ruling coalition was at risk of collapsing Monday if its junior partner carries out a threat to quit unless jud...

Pakistan Nears Deal To End Fighting With Militants

New York Times | ISMAIL KHAN and CARLOTTA GALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pakistani government is close to an agreement to end hostilities with the most militant tribes in its turbulent border area, whose main leader is ...

Pakistan Votes; Fears Violence, Rigging

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Eight weeks after Benazir Bhutto was slain, Pakistan is holding elections that could shepherd a troubled nation into a new...

Analysts: Pakistan Allowing Militants To Regroup And Fortify

New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL and ISMAIL KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The announcement of a cease-fire just a few weeks into a determined military operation against one of Pakistan's most wanted men, the militant leader ...