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Amid a Turbulent Year, a Rare Sign of Hope in Pakistan

Ehsan Zaffar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ehsan Zaffar

A Pakistani movement's enduring legacy may not be in the changes it engenders in electoral politics, but in its creation of a democratic consciousness amongst all Pakistanis.

Bush Created A No-Win Situation in Afghanistan for Obama

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

In a recent CNN poll the amnesiac and FOX-demented American public near-equated the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama because of the fal...

Pakistani Universities Facing Closures

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Perhaps the poor of Pakistan need to bid adieu to their dreams of higher education. Extremists are ready to embrace them with open arms.

Musharraf Cometh?

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

On Friday, Imran Farooq, a founding leader of MQM, the fourth-largest political party in Pakistan, was stabbed to death in London. Since 2009, more than 200 MQM workers and supporters have been the victims of targeted killings.

Pakistan's Shortcomings As U.S. Ally Highlighted By WikiLeaks

Philadelphia Inquirer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The recent release of more than 90,000 documents by WikiLeaks raises the question of whether President Obama, like his predecessor, is also being play...

Fake Degree Scandal Rocks Pakistan Politicians

AP | ZARAR KHAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Scores of Pakistani lawmakers may lose their seats for allegedly lying about their academic credentials, a growing scandal that adds...

Blistering UN Report Blames Musharraf Government for Not Protecting Bhutto

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

A scathing UN report blames the military government of then-President Pervez Musharraf for failing to protect former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistan Moves To Curb Presidential Powers

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Senate has passed a constitutional amendment stripping the president of powers inherited from the country's former milita...

With Friends Like These...

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Campion

Netanyahu's demand for the United States to stay out of Israel's business is akin to crazy people waving signs at Tea Party rallies to keep the government off their Medicare.

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.

Fear and Loathing: Or Why Pakistan Banned The 21st Century

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Pakistan has a small but surprisingly liberal and progressive middle class. Politically connected and motivated, they are a solid pillar in the fight...

Afghanistan -- the Sisyphus War

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

As Albert Camus once said, "The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back o...

Hands Off Kashmir!

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

With two ongoing wars, potential conflict in Iran, and recalcitrant partners in New Delhi and Islamabad, a resolution in Kashmir seems a sight too far. This is a conflict that India and Pakistan should sort out bilaterally.

Pakistan Military and ISI Must Purge Ranks

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

This is Pakistan's fight but it has bearing on all of its allies and partners. Tolerating a Pakistan security structure that is unwilling to exploit every lead to shut down internal spies is not an option.

Why Pakistanis Don't Like Us: 'Crazy' Times in Islamabad

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

Pakistani President Asif Zardari is being pressured to leave office in the wake of a high court ruling in Islamabad. This poses a dilemma for Washington as the U.S. government seeks to help stabilize Pakistan.

Musharraf Admits Secret Deal With Taliban Backfired

ANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE: Ex-Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has admitted that his government's secret agreement with the Taliban had backfired. The Taliban had mi...

Musharraf Admits U.S. Aid Diverted To Strengthen Defense Against India

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former president Pervez Musharraf says the US military aid given to Pakistan during his tenure was used to strengthen defences against India. The mon...

Musharraf's Emergency Rule Illegal, Pakistan Court Rules

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maria Tirmizi

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared the November 3rd, 2007 actions of former president Pervez Musharraf extra-judicial, illegal and unconstitutional.

Musharraf 2007 Emergency Rule Declared Illegal By Pakistani Court

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state of emergency former President Pervez Musharraf imposed in 2007 was unconstituti...

Musharraf Treason Case Declined By Pakistani Court

AP | MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's top court on Thursday turned down a request to launch a treason case against ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf, while th...

Summoning Musharraf To Court Sends Out A "Crucial" Message For Pakistan

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Tirmizi

The development has historic significance in a country where Martial Law has been imposed four times, each one accompanied by a nod from a submissive Supreme Court.

Pakistani Court Summons Musharraf Over Judges Firing

AP | MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's top court has summoned former President Pervez Musharraf to explain his 2007 firing of several dozen independent-minded j...

Sharif Acquitted: Pakistani Court Dismisses 1999 Hijacking Charge, Lifts Ban Against Running For Office

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — Pakistani fighter jets flattened a suspected Taliban hide-out in the northwest early Saturday, killing six associates of a t...

17,000 Troops? What's Really Behind the Thinking?

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald

Whether it realizes it or not, Washington has placed itself in a fight for its life in Afghanistan, just the way the Soviets did.

Washington Has Created A Myth Of 'Talibanistan': Pepe Escobar

Asia Times Online | Pepe Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Apocalypse Now. Run for cover. The turbans are coming. This is the state of Pakistan today, according to the current hysteria disseminated by the Bara...