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Pakistan Government Steps Down

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's government passed a major milestone Saturday, with the parliament becoming the first democratically chosen body to finish...

Major Party Vows To Quit Pakistan's Ruling Coalition

Reuters | Matthew Green | Posted 04.18.2013 | World

By Matthew Green KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) threatened to quit the ruling coaliti...

The Alternate Narrative: Hope, Transformation, Possibility

Xenia Dormandy | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Xenia Dormandy

Many have noted a profound belief in a new path for Pakistan that could soon be realized. It is not a question of change eventually, but of change now.

"It's Time the U.S. Had Friends, Not Lackeys," Says Pakistan's Imran Khan

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

With just a few months left until the upcoming general elections, many in Pakistan are now hoping Imran Khan leads their country into stability and prosperity. However, if Khan does win the elections, he intends to have a different type of relation with the United States.

Former Pakistani President Faces Big Challenge

AP | ASHRAF KHAN | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Former President Pervez Musharraf announced Sunday he would return to Pakistan later this month and prepare for elections, s...

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.

Pakistan Opposition to Form Government

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BHURBAN, Pakistan — Pakistan's election winners sealed an agreement Sunday to form a coalition government and said parliament would restore judg...

Pakistan Blocks YouTube Video Access

AP | SADAQAT JAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's government has banned access to the video-sharing Web site YouTube because of anti-Islamic movies that users ha...

Sam Stein

Biden: Afghanistan "The Forgotten War", Pakistan "The Neglected Frontier"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two major Democratic voices on foreign policy warned on Tuesday that the United States was perilously ignoring a growing threat as it remained bogged ...

US Urges Pakistan To Keep Musharraf Despite Massive Election Defeat

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay and Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration is pressing the opposition leaders who defeated Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to allow the former general to retain his...

US Payments To Pakistan Face New Scrutiny

Washington Post | Robin Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once a month, Pakistan's Defense Ministry delivers 15 to 20 pages of spreadsheets to the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad. They list costs for feeding, cloth...

Fears Of Massive Violence Keep Pakistani Voter Turnout Low

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fears of massive violence appeared to keep turnout low as Pakistanis cast ballots in National Assembly elections Monday. No party was expected to win...

Musharraf's Party Concedes Defeat, Opposition Celebrate Landmark Election Victory

London Times | Jeremy Page and Zahid Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Musharraf's supporters conceded defeat last night in a landmark parliamentary election that could seal his political fate and resurrect demo...

Musharraf Rejects Calls For Him To Resign

AFP | Danny Kemp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf rejected calls to resign as opposition parties on Wednesday mulled a coalition government that could force the ke...

Musharraf Awaits His Fate As Pakistan Votes Are Counted

Reuters | Augustine Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Counting began on Monday after an election in Pakistan which was far less violent than feared, although it could result in a parliament set on driving...

Some Pakistan Women Warded Off Voting

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KHAZANA, Pakistan — Posters of the Muslim world's first female prime minister, the late Benazir Bhutto, fluttered in the wind. But the ballot bo...

Opposition Calls On Musharraf To Resign After Crushing Election Defeat

London Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Pervez Musharraf's leading opponents urged him to resign today as they jockeyed for position in a new coalition government after winning par...

Biden Warns Pakistan on Elections

AP | STEPHEN GRAHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAHORE, Pakistan — Sen. Joseph Biden urged Pakistani authorities to ensure that Monday's parliamentary elections are free and fair, warning that...

Pakistan Campaign Rally Bombing Kills 37

AP | SADAQAT JAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a crowd following a rally for a candidate allied with the opposi...

Musharraf: Troops Will "Shoot Anyone" Trying To Disrupt Elections

Associated Press | Munir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Pervez Musharraf warned troops would shoot anyone trying to disrupt parliamentary elections meant to bring stability to the country as it ba...

Violence Delays Pakistan Elections Until February

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pakistani elections will be delayed until Feb. 18 because of violence following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, authorities said Wednesday, ignor...

Indian Press: Pakistan Elections Postponed

Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The election commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to postpone the January 8 polls in view of the situation in the country after the murder of form...

Bhutto Tried To Hire US Security Guards, Including Blackwater

Washington Times | Philip Sherwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Benazir Bhutto was so fearful for her life that she tried to hire British and American security firms, including Blackwater, to protect her, but Pakis...

New Video Of Bhutto's Assassination Raises Questions

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A newly released video of Benazir Bhutto's assassination and an inconclusive medical report raised new doubts Monday about the official explanation of...

2 Suicide Bombers Die In Failed New Attack In Eastern Pakistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two suspected suicide bombers died Sunday when they prematurely detonated their bomb near the residence of a senior leader of the ruling party in east...