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Pakistan Opposition

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.

Election Day in Pakistan: Will Violence Derail Democracy?

Michael Kugelman | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Michael Kugelman

Never before has one democratically elected government handed power to another. However, recent events suggest the election could make history of a very different kind -- Pakistan's most violent ballot ever.

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?

Don't Expect a Revolution in Pakistan

Michael Kugelman | Posted 04.01.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

Don't be fooled. Pakistan is too fractured to experience an Arab Spring-style mass movement. Pakistan's four provinces are often at odds, and ethnic and sectarian tensions are rife.

Predictions

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

Adm. Mullen may be right in saying that the Pakistani military "knows what it has to do" to rout the Taliban and al Qaeda from their Pakistani sanctuaries, but does the U.S. military know what it has to do? The answer is increasingly apparent.

The Deep Roots of Pakistan's Extremism

Bashir Ahmad Gwakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bashir Ahmad Gwakh

As the popularity of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's accused killer rises, it is clear his murder has exposed the horrendous level of extremism and intolerance engulfing the nation.

Pakistan Deserves the Opportunity to Succeed

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Terrorism will always make headlines, but given the political jockeying in Pakistan, many media groups are running alarmist, nearly hysterical headlines predicting the imminent doom of Pakistani democracy.

Musharraf Cometh?

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

On Friday, Imran Farooq, a founding leader of MQM, the fourth-largest political party in Pakistan, was stabbed to death in London. Since 2009, more than 200 MQM workers and supporters have been the victims of targeted killings.

I asked her whether she felt immortal. No, she answered

Ginny Dougary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ginny Dougary

The last time I communicated with Benazir Bhutto was via e-mail in October after the first attempt on her life when she returned to Pakistan to fight ...

Attacks demonstrate Taliban resurgence in Pakistan

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — A week of terror strikes across Pakistan, capped by a stunning assault on army headquarters, show the Taliban have rebounded and app...

Pakistan: 42 Militants Killed In Anti-Taliban Assault

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan pressed an offensive deeper into Taliban territory along the Afghan border Tuesday, claiming to have killed 42 militants in...

3 Hostages, 4 Militants Die In Pakistan Operation To Free Hostages From Taliban

AP | MOHAMMAD YUSUF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — Pakistan's army says commandos have caught the last militant who attacked its headquarters and took dozens of hostages. ...

Pakistan's Security Crisis and Political Limitations

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistani people have grown weary of the ever-changing policies of government parties. They are the direct victims of suicide bombings and extremism and want a stern action against the Taliban.

A Deadly October In Pakistan Amid South Waziristan Operation

Maria Tirmizi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Tirmizi

Panic-stricken text messages are making the rounds, warning friends and family against possible future target areas.

Musharraf Admits Secret Deal With Taliban Backfired

ANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE: Ex-Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has admitted that his government's secret agreement with the Taliban had backfired. The Taliban had mi...

Sharif Acquitted: Pakistani Court Dismisses 1999 Hijacking Charge, Lifts Ban Against Running For Office

AP | RASOOL DAWAR and MUNIR AHMAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MIR ALI, Pakistan — Pakistani fighter jets flattened a suspected Taliban hide-out in the northwest early Saturday, killing six associates of a t...

Pakistan Taliban Back Out Of N Waziristan Peace Deal

Dawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Clashes between security forces and militants intensified in North Waziristan on Monday and the Taliban scrapped a peace deal they had signed with the...

Role Of Pakistan's Taliban Offensive In Afghan War May Be Overstated: Analysis

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's offensive against Taleban militants has won praise from Washington but may bring little benefit to US forces in neighboring Afghanistan, ex...

Pakistan Refugees Number In The Hundreds Of Thousands

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARDAN, Pakistan — Pakistan's army vowed Friday to eliminate militants from a northwestern valley but warned that its under-equipped troops face...

Secretary Doomsday and the Empathy Gap

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

If Obama suspended the Bush-era drone war, it would represent a start down a different path, one not already strewn with the skeletons of failed policies.

Pakistan Soon To Be Islamist State: US Experts

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A growing number of U.S. intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials have concluded that there's little hope of preventing nuclear-armed Pakistan f...

A Primer on Pakistan: Why It Matters

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

The biggest reason that Pakistan is relevant is because it has somewhere between 50 and 90 nukes, and the powerful army has many leaders who sympathize with the Taliban

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...