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Pakistan's Bully Politics

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

Pakistan's bully politics breeds political operators who use verbal insults and threats of physical violence to intimidate opponents. For a legion of cultural reasons, Pakistan encourages, protects, and even romanticizes bully politics.

Pakistan Needs Boring Democracy -- Not Mesmerizing Mutinies

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

A nation facing existential problems needs silence, not agitation; patience, not protest; cool-headed hard work, not emotional eruptions. A boring democracy has no use for rebels.

Pakistan Taking the Wrong Lessons From American Politics

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Pakistan looks to the US for lessons in how to play politics. Some of these have been positive. But other, uglier parts of American politics are influencing a polarization in Pakistan's politics as well.

Nawaz Sharif Can Contest Elections: Pakistan Supreme Court

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday lifted a ban on opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif holding office and contesting...

Pakistan Appeals Ruling Against Sharifs

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government filed appeals on Thursday to overturn a court ruling that banned opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother Sha...

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, ...

Zardari's Weakness Exposed By Pakistan Riots

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary's return as chief justice of Pakistan's Supreme Court, two years after his dismissal by Pervez Musharraf, the then militar...

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, ...

Pakistan's Sharif Urges Protests After Court Bans Him From Contesting Elections

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nawaz Sharif, a former Pakistani prime minister and leader of the biggest opposition party, has urged people to join him in what is expected to be a l...

Pakistan's Presidential Putz

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

The Pakistani government is quickly becoming overwhelmed in an attempt to keep its house in order. Obama and Clinton should demand increased oversight, or at least transparency, as a condition for further aid to the Pakistanis.

Sharif Brothers Banned From Contesting Elections By Pakistani Court

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's Supreme Court banned the country's most popular opposition leader and his brother from contesting elections, igniting fre...