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Khan's Siege of Islamabad: A Catalyst for Democratization?

Mehreen Saeed | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Mehreen Saeed

Pakistanis converging from across all social, economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds have demonstrated their desire to end the status quo style of politics.

Pakistan's Politics: A Soap Opera?

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

The basic purpose of the government and its bureaucracy is to fulfill the needs of the people they govern. The champions of democracy who are carrying out sit-ins in Islamabad, are they really giving the people their right?

Islamabad Revolutionaries Misunderstand the Right to Protest in the United States

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

To protect the constitutional democratic order, Pakistan needs to pass a law to regulate the right to protest that forbids inciting a crowd to imminent violence, issuing threats to the life of lawmakers, or entering government buildings.

Land of the Pure Attempting to Regain Its Purity?

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Mariam Khan

A country which in some way or the other makes itself prominent across the global arena more often because of events which shun its image and bring it into the limelight. Land of the pure, has recurrently surfaced in the form of news that people of the world do not have pleasant memories of.

An Open Letter to the Critics of Imran Khan

Ammarah Aftab | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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 opposing the call. I write this with the hope of diffusing some of this bigoted commentary on Imran Khan's political maneuver.

Pakistan's Mob Democracy

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Mob democracy is a violent form of direct democracy, periodically activated in Pakistan to confuse, frighten, and undermine representative governments established under the Pakistan Constitution.

Back Channel or Front

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

Reestablishment of a diplomatic back channel is an outcome of the recent parlays between Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi and Pakistani prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. But what has the back channel achieved?

The Choice to Move: Slum Demolition in Islamabad

Madeeha Ansari | Posted 06.30.2014 | World
Madeeha Ansari

The year I learned the most in life was spent as a professional gypsy, drifting between eight non-formal schools set in the urban slums of Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan Land Mine Kills 14

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- A van carrying minority Shiite Muslims hit an anti-tank land mine in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 14 passengers in what po...

8 Killed In Pakistani Army Camp Attack

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Gunmen killed eight people in an attack Monday on a Pakistani army camp in a city where hard-line Islamists stopped on their way to ...

U.S. Commander Holds Talks With Pakistan's Army Chief

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.12.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan held talks with Pakistan's army chief Saturday aimed at improving border coordination, almost six m...

Airline Chief Barred From Leaving Pakistan

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Saturday barred the head of the airline whose jet crashed near the capital from leaving the country, vowing to investiga...

Plane Crashes Near Islamabad Airport

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Emergency workers with flashlights searched the smoldering wreckage of a passenger jet carrying 127 people that crashed into a muddy...

Islamabad: The Allergy Capital of the World

Saad Khan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Saad Khan

The pollen count in Islamabad hovers above 30,000 particles per cubic meter during the peak season. And that is not considered a record high.

Iran Tries Brotherly Love in the Persian Gulf Oil Game

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

With Kuwait allied with the United States and working more closely with Iran's long-time rivals in Riyadh, it's unlikely there will be any brotherly love in the Persian Gulf anytime soon.

PHOTOS: AP Photographer Documents Daily Life In Pakistan

Posted 02.22.2012 | World

Associated Press chief photographer in Pakistan Muhammed Muheisen documents daily life on the outskirts of Islamabad. To see more great photogr...

Joshua Hersh

Occupy Wall Street: Protests Spread to Islamabad, If Only For A Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

Well, it wasn't much, but the Occupy movement found accomplices earlier this week in perhaps one of the most far-flung places yet: Pakistan's capital ...

The Pakistanis Are Coming! The Pakistanis Are Coming!

Michael Brenner | Posted 09.21.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Washington is abuzz with the headline news that the FBI is accosting two Pakistanis who allegedly have been trying to win influence and influence poli...

Pakistan: Drone Attacks Are Wrong, Regardless

Ethan Casey | Posted 09.18.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

Drone attacks are wrong. I'm sure to be called an appeaser of terrorists for saying that, particularly in light of the latest events in Mumbai. But I ...

Pakistan Appoints First Female Foreign Minister

AP | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan has appointed its first female foreign minister, filling a key Cabinet position days ahead of peace talks with archrival India. ...

Obama's Drone Surge in Pakistan Doing More Damage Than Good

Michael Hughes | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The facts unequivocally illustrate that the drone program is steering the U.S. away from achieving its national security objectives in the region.

Pakistan's Army Chief Fights To Keep His Job

The New York Times | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's army chief, the most powerful man in the country, is fighting to save his position in the face of seething anger fro...

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...

Playing the China Card: Has the Obama Administration Miscalculated in Pakistan?

Dilip Hiro | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Dilip Hiro

Pakistan's Chinese alliance, noted fitfully by the U.S., is one of its most potent weapons in any future showdown with the Obama administration.

With Friends Like These...

Aki Peritz | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Aki Peritz

Where would Pakistan turn for international support if America indeed withdraws its helping hand? The answer is likely Pakistan's "all weather friend," the People's Republic of China.