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Pakistani Generals Will Defend the Constitution

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Discarding the historical logic of military coups, the Pakistan Army will this time defend the Constitution and not allow the protest leaders to force resignation of the Prime Minister and dissolution of the National Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.

An Open Letter to the Critics of Imran Khan

Ammarah Aftab | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Ammarah Aftab

While many are an advocate of Imran Khan in assembling this peaceful protest, unfortunately there are also some of you who are who are opposing the call. I write this with the hope of diffusing some of this bigoted commentary on Imran Khan's political maneuver.

Twin Protests Suspend Life In Pakistani Capital

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Twin protests demanding the Pakistani government step down have wreaked havoc in the capital, Islamabad, where commuters must circu...

Pakistan Needs Boring Democracy -- Not Mesmerizing Mutinies

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 06.30.2014 | 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.

United Nations Goes Bollywood for Gay Rights (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

2014-04-29-20140424UNvideostill8small.jpgAt a UN press launch in Mumbai today, the United Nations Human Rights Office unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style pop video called "The Welcome," which tells the story of a young man who brings his boyfriend home to meet his family for the first time.

A Letter to Imran Khan From a Bangladeshi Searching for Truth and Reconciliation

William Nicholas Gomes | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
William Nicholas Gomes

It is time to challenge prevailing wrong attitudes in Pakistan, and the "war crimes industry" that continues to plague Bangladesh's internal politics and regional relations, to establish an accurate historical record, and break the culture of exaggeration, blood capitalism and silencing of dissenting views, by asserting the right to the truth.

PTI Anti-NATO Route Campaign Will Directly Affect Pakistan's Economy and Innocent Truck Drivers

Kiran Nazish | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Kiran Nazish

While there are two sides of the story: Popular parties like PTI confuse the public narrative and have made their large fan following to believe in good Taliban and evil U.S.

Drone Strikes in Pakistan: Reapers of Their Own Destruction

Medea Benjamin | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Medea Benjamin

The two drone strikes in November show that these attacks don't just kill and maim individuals. They also blow up peace talks. They weaken democratically elected governments. They sabotage bilateral relations. They sow hatred and resentment.

International Law Ignored: Pakistan at Risk

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Neda Najibi

In the wake of the most recent attack, US drone policy has spiraled downward in a vicious circle that only a marked change in US policy can stop, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party charges.

Russell Brand Moves On With Hugh Grant's Ex-Girlfriend

Posted 09.16.2013 | Celebrity

Looks like Russell Brand has moved on from ex-wife Katy Perry in a big way: The notoriously outspoken comedian was pictured walking arm-in-arm with he...

Newly Elected PM Calls For U.S. To End Drone Attacks In Pakistan

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — As he stepped into the prime minister's job for the third time Wednesday, Nawaz Sharif vowed to improve Pakistan's limping economy a...

FATA: Behind Pakistan's Iron Curtain

Melissa Roddy | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Melissa Roddy

Pakistan's policy towards Afghanistan, called "strategic depth," is about aggression. In pursuit thereof, truth and respect for human life are the first casualties.

Politics in Pakistan -- Failed by the Feudal System

Alayna Ahmad | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Alayna Ahmad

The recent election in Pakistan was disappointing for former cricket legend Imran Khan, the charismatic candidate for hope and change.

Gunmen Kill Prominent Female Politician In Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2013 | World

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD, May 19 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a senior female politician from a reformist party in Pakistan on Satur...

Post-elections: A Ray of Hope for Pakistanis

Saad Khan | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Saad Khan

Given the history of coups, Pakistanis need to be given the opportunity to elect their leaders democratically. Continued democratic process is the only way out of Pakistan, a country that is no longer capable of any experiments.

Khan, Sharif Elected To Parliament

Agence France Presse | Damon Wake | Posted 07.11.2013 | World

Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif reached out Monday to India and the United States, pledging to strengthen relations after his thumping...

LOOK: Who Will Be The Next Prime Minister Of Pakistan?

Posted 05.10.2013 | World

On Saturday, Pakistan will take to the polls to vote in an historic election to decide the country's next prime minister. Here's a look at the candida...

Election Day: The Battle in Pakistan & Washington to Stop Imran Khan

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Whether or not Khan's party wins big on Saturday, it's already won the hearts and minds of tens of millions of Pakistanis. And that alone seems to be the most threatening thing of all.

Pakistan Goes to the Polls: The Promise and Potential

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

Can the country reinvent itself with a clear eye on the challenges and opportunities it faces in South Asia -- at the age of 65 in its new political incarnation -- even as it is flanked by Afghanistan and India?

VIDEO: Pakistani Politician Fractures 3 Vertebrae In Fall

AP | ZAHEER BABAR and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.08.2013 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — Prominent Pakistani politician Imran Khan is expected to make a full recovery despite fracturing three vertebrae and a rib in...

WATCH: Leading Pakistani Politician Injured In Stage Fall

AP | ZAHEER BABAR and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan — One of Pakistan's most prominent politicians, former cricket star Imran Khan, fell at a political rally Tuesday, leaving him ...

What Pakistan's Elections Will Not Deliver

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

For an unstable and fragile country like Pakistan, next month's general elections are important. But they will not necessarily resolve many of the country's outstanding problems.

Pakistan Makes History But Can It Do It Again?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

Given these grave challenges, Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections constitute a crucial test for its fragile democracy. Will the country's new government be able to address the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs in the country?

Ex-Cricket Player Is Pakistani Election Wild Card

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan -- As Pakistan looks ahead to a national election later this spring, the biggest wildcard is shaping up to be cricket legend Imran Kh...

Why General Musharraf Still Matters in Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.18.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

General Musharraf's electoral success or defeat is insignificant, at least in the upcoming elections. But his return will still change the dynamics of Pakistan's politics.