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Pakistan State of Emergency

Pakistan - Voices from the floods (Photos)

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Millions of people in Pakistan have been forced to flee their homes to escape the worst floods in living memory. Aid agency Oxfam is providing suppo...

Pakistan Deserves the Same Humanitarian Support as Haiti

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Samuel A. Worthington

We know from the outpouring of support and concern after the earthquake in Haiti that even during these difficult economic times, we as a country are capable of so much more to Pakistan.

BRAC Providing Flood Relief in Pakistan

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Davis

With the heavy rainfalls and the ensuing flood in Pakistan, BRAC has temporarily halted its normal operations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and is focusing on providing relief work.

Pregnant Pakistani Women Endangered By Refugee Crisis

UNFPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Bill Ryan SWABI, Pakistan - Tajbibi was so weak by the time she got to the maternity clinic that the 19-year-old mother "fainted every time she ha...

Pakistan Soon To Be Islamist State: US Experts

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A growing number of U.S. intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials have concluded that there's little hope of preventing nuclear-armed Pakistan f...

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, ...

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 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, ...

PAKISTANI VOICES on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Pakistan

Network 20/20 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Network 20/20

During a trip to Pakistan, Network 20/20 conducted more than 60 interviews with everyone from shop owners to militants. Here is what we heard about democracy, God and the Pakistani government.

How Deeply is the U.S. involved in the Afghan Drug Trade?

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post By Eric Margolis October 15, 2008 Afghanistan is in a `downward spiral,' the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of S...

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.

Musharraf Hits Out At Retired Generals

Financial Times | James Blitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan on Wednesday night angrily hit out at the retired generals who this week said that they no longer had confidence in him, ...

Reid Wants Bush To Pressure Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday urged President George W. Bush to consider cutting aid to Pakistan unless it restores full civil rights ...

Musharraf Retires as Pakistan Army Chief

Associated Press | Munir Ahmad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blinking back tears, Pervez Musharraf stepped down as Pakistan's military commander Wednesday, fulfilling a key opposition demand a day before he was ...

Deputy Secretary Of State Negroponte Urges Pakistan To End Emergency Rule

Bloomberg | Khaleeq Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf must lift the state of emergency he declared this month and release all political detainees, U.S. Deputy Secretary...

Benazir Bhutto Slams Musharraf In New CNN Interview

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto spoke to Wolf Blitzer, on CNN's Late Edition, about the current crisis in Pakistan. Blitzer asked Ms. ...

US Was Tipped Off About Pakistan Emergency Rule

United Press International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistani and U.S. officials say the United States wasn't surprised when President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule in Pakistan, a report says....

Musharraf Sees No Emergency In Ending Emergency Rule | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This weekend, Gen. Pervez Musharraf took two steps forward and three steps back in quelling the unrest in his country. The Pakistani president announc...

Pakistan Opposition Politician Imran Khan Arrested

NY Times | SALMAN MASOOD, CARLOTTA GALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The opposition politician Imran Khan emerged from hiding today to the cheers of hundreds of students at a protest demonstration against Pakistan's pre...

Musharraf and Bhutto Both Called Biden Before Bush

Chicago Sun-Times | Robert Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Pervez Musharraf and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto each placed telephone calls from Pakistan to Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden, chairman of...

Musharraf Rejects Rice's Call To End Emergency Decree

New York Times | CARLOTTA GALL, DAVID ROHDE and JANE PERLEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president of Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, rejected an appeal by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to lift the state of emergency, insisting ...

Pakistan Opposition Leader Khan's Connection To Hugh Grant, Princess Diana

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The NY Times reports today on the arrest of Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan: The opposition politician Imran Khan emerged from hiding today to...

Clinton: Bush's "Failed Policies" Encouraged Pakistan Crackdown

Quad-City Times | Ed Tibbetts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she's disappointed Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has imposed emergency rule,...

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Fighting For Democracy Over There, In Lieu Of Having It Here | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is a comfort to note that if President Bush had his way, Pakistan, at least, would be a lovely place to live.

Bhutto On Musharraf: "Any Understanding Between Us Is Now Finished"

Sunday Times of London (U.K.) | Christina Lamb and Dean Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BENAZIR BHUTTO last night demanded that General Pervez Musharraf step down and insisted that any hope of an understanding with him was now "finished"....