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Pakistan Democracy: Not on the Brink Yet

Saad Khan | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Saad Khan

There has been much speculation about the future of democracy in Pakistan these days. Prophets of gloom are seeing generals at the ready. Optimists are hoping for a reconciliation. Reality lies between the two extremes.

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...

Pakistani President Travels To Dubai Amid Deepening Political Crisis

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's president left the country Thursday for what was described as a one-day private visit to Dubai, officials said. during a ...

The People Pay

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Because of years of inaction and putting the interests of politicians over the people they were elected to serve, Pakistan's weak child of a democracy could succumb to the common cold. And the public will pay again.

Pakistani President Warns Of Conspiracies

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 02.26.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's president on Tuesday warned the Supreme Court not to take action in violation of the constitution, referring to a judicia...

The Plot Thickens in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 02.22.2012 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistanis hate these presidential antics. They do not want military rule either.

Pakistani President Released From Hospital

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistan's president returned home early Monday, nearly two weeks after a surprise trip to Dubai for medical treatment spark...

Pakistani President To Be Discharged From Hospital On Thursday

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was discharged from a hospital in Dubai late Wednesday, and will stay in his house in the Gulf ...

Associate: Pakistani President Suffers Mini-Stroke

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari suffered a "mini-stroke" that led to his extended hospitalization in Dubai, but he is improving...

Presidential Circus in Pakistan Must End

Saad Khan | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Saad Khan

It is common Pakistanis who have suffered at the hands of their leaders -- both civil and military. While they have no say over the latter, they can still show the door to Zardari and his cronies

Pakistani President Hospitalized Amid Resignation Rumors

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — President Asif Ali Zardari was having tests related to a heart condition in a Dubai hospital Wednesday but is expected to return to ...

Pakistani Ambassador To The U.S. Hands In Resignation

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani government said Thursday that it has not decided whether to accept a resignation offer from its ambassador to the U.S....

Is Charisma Enough to Save Pakistan?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Imran Khan has populist appeal with his stand against corruption and his criticism of US policy in Pakistan. But will he have enough support and gravitas to lead his country out of its economic slump and lack of moral direction?

Medvedev Urges Regional Solution To Afghan Issues

AP | OLGA TUTUBALINA | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that the fate of Afghanistan and surrounding nations should be decided by r...

An Insecure and Reluctant Partner

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

As the Obama administration prepares to shift responsibility for Afghanistan's security and governance to the Afghan people, it must keep in mind the security concerns of its reluctant ally in Islamabad.

Clinton: Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan

AP | By ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The killing of Osama bin Laden is a watershed moment for Pakistan's confrontation with homegrown terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State Hilla...

Hillary Clinton Arrives In Pakistan To Repair Frayed Relations

AP | ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that relations between the United States and Pakistan have reached a turn...

Muhammad Never Tortured Prisoners Of War

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Not only did Muhammad categorically reject torture, but he espoused equal treatment -- both physically and emotionally -- for prisoners of war in an era plagued with enslavement.

Pakistan's DoubleSpeak

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Pakistan Denies Prior Knowledge of Location of Abbottabad

Ben Ritz | Posted 07.09.2011 | Comedy
Ben Ritz

While many question the sincerity of Pakistan's leadership, others note that this is not the first failure of Pakistan's leadership to notice something right under their noses.

Most Popular Drink in Abbottabad

Sunil Adam | Posted 07.09.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


Pakistan Denies Sheltering Bin Laden Amid Growing Skepticism

Posted 07.03.2011 | World

WASHINGTON/ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan's president on Tuesday denied suggestions that his government may have sheltered Osama bin Lad...

Andrea Stone

Bin Laden Assassination Complicates U.S. And Pakistan's Diplomatic Dance | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Pakistan has long subscribed to the Claude Rains school of diplomacy. Like the corrupt police chief the actor played in the classic 1...

The Great Rot In Pakistani Education

Saad Khan | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Saad Khan

In a recent development, the Pakistani government has decided to devolve the "Higher Education Commission," which formulates policies and regulates universities in Pakistan.

Zardari Claims Afghanistan Is Destabilizing Pakistan, but the Reverse is True

Michael Hughes | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Instead of blaming Afghanistan, it's time for Pakistani leaders to look in the mirror and take responsibility for their own internal security issues.