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Joyless Justice: The Unhappy Legacy of Pakistan's Newly 'Independent' Judiciary

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

I am hopeful with the retirement of the infamous Chief Justice, Pakistan will not only have an independent judiciary but an unbiased one as well. Unlike Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the remaining Justices are the true heroes of the Lawyers' Movement.

"Democracy Is The Best Revenge," President Zardari's Legacy

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

I can say with some confidence that President Zardari's legacy will be written in golden words. I don't say this as his son, or patron-and-chief of the Pakistan People's Party - but as a student of history.

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...

No Hopes For Minority Ahmadis In Pakistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Malik Siraj Akbar

By excluding the Ahmadis from the elections, Pakistan's democracy is indeed missing something very important on the election day.

New Wave Of Deadly Bombings Ahead Of Pakistani Vote

AP | RASOOL DAWAR | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan -- A pair of bombs targeting the offices of candidates running in this weekend's election killed three people Friday in northwest...

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...

A Peaceful Islamic Revolution in Pakistan?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

Dr. Qadri poses a genuine threat to Pakistan's current democratic system.

Pakistan's Collaborative Democracy -- Benefits of Dualistic Politics

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

Pakistan's collaborative democracy -- a form of government under which the leading political parties engage in dualistic politics of simultaneously governing and sitting in opposition -- has surfaced as a consequence of fortuitous election results.

Pakistan's New Prime Minister Riddled With Corruption

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani lawmakers elected a ruling party loyalist with a checkered past as prime minister on Friday, restoring government to the c...

Pakistan: The Irony of It All

Saad Khan | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistanis have been jolted by two major shocks this week. Both stories reflect the massive corruption prevalent among politicians and the military.

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.

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

Amid Violence, Pakistanis Debate New Provinces

Saad Khan | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Saad Khan

"The current debate has opened Pandora's Box and is bound to create acrimony in the already tattered national fabric of Pakistan," a senior constitutional lawyer told me.

The Most Dangerous Place in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Waziristan may not be the most dangerous area in Pakistan. Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and its financial and industrial hub, is witnessing increased violence in recent months.

No, Prime Minister

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.11.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

It was Pakistan's moment of "Hope and Change." There were high expectations for the new regime.

Bhutto -- A Woman and Her Country

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

The documentary Bhutto not only tells the story of Pakistan's first woman Prime Minister, it also gives extensive background on this country's history.

The Pakistan Peoples Party -- The Hope of a New Pakistan

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Farahnaz Ispahani

On this day of our founding, we in the Pakistan Peoples Party recall both the triumph and the tragedy of our party's great history -- what we have accomplished and what we have sacrificed.

President Obama to General Kayani: Can You Hear Me Now?

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

In the context of rumors about an impending military coup in Pakistan, Obama's unannounced meeting with the Pakistani delegation emphasizing American support for the present civilian government might be a game-changer.

Blistering UN Report Blames Musharraf Government for Not Protecting Bhutto

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

A scathing UN report blames the military government of then-President Pervez Musharraf for failing to protect former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistani President Gives Up Some Power, Voluntarily

Mahawish Rezvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahawish Rezvi

President Zardari has been accused of abusing the powers granted him by the constitution. Thus, giving them up is a political move, a last ditch effort to hang onto office after 18 months of political mishaps.

Pakistan's Coalition Government Proposes Stripping Musharraf Of Power

McClatchy Newspapers | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pakistan's fragile coalition government set itself on a collision course with the country's U.S.-backed president Saturday with a plan to strip Pervez...

The Implications of the Bhutto Assassination: An Analysis

Arvin Bahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arvin Bahl

The US and the rest of the world must recognize that the Pakistani military is not the solution to Pakistan's instability, but rather one of its root causes.

Pakistan Opposition Parties Vow To Proceed With Elections

New York Times | Somini Sengupta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three days after the violent killing of its leader, Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's largest political party on Sunday picked her 19-year-old son to succeed...