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Pakistan Politics

Why Is the Burqa a Buzzword?

Farahnaz Zahidi | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Farahnaz Zahidi

We are honestly just as normal or as crazy as the rest of the women of the world. We laugh. We cry. We make mistakes. We are women who earn for their families and we are women who are home-makers, or we are both.

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.

A Political Breakthrough For Pakistan's Transgender Community

Agence France Presse | Khurram Shahzad | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Stereotyped as dancers, beggars and prostitutes, Pakistan's vibrant but shunned transgender community is striking out into politics with individuals c...

Musharraf Returns To Pakistan Amid Death Threats

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and JAMIL KHAN | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Former President Pervez Musharraf returned home Sunday hoping to make a political comeback despite Taliban death threats and...

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.

Bhutto's Only Son Launches Political Career

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

By Aisha Chowdhry and Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD Dec 27 (Reuters) - The 24-year-old only son of assassinated former P...

SKMH Allegations Demonstrate PML-N Do Not Understand Philanthropy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The recent allegations against PTI chairman, Imran Khan, suggesting that he misused Shaukat Khanum Hospital funds in a failed real estate deal is a smokescreen typically raised by opposition political parties.

Pakistan's Institutional Troubles

Aziz Nayani | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Aziz Nayani

There has always been friction between the military and the elected government in Pakistan, but we now also see friction between the different components of the formal, constitutional branches of government.

Fearing Coup, Pakistani PM Called British Diplomat

AP | HEIDI VOGT and KATHY GANNON | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's prime minister appealed for support Friday from parliament in a standoff between his beleaguered government and the milit...

Pakistan's Political Crisis Escalates

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's prime minister fired the defense secretary Wednesday in a dispute over a memo sent to Washington that has enraged the arm...

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...

Resignation a Sign of Strengthening Democracy

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Ironically, the fallout from the present controversy actually shows signs that hopes for a democratic Pakistan are coming true.

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.

Sharif Eyed By U.S. As Partner In Pakistan

nytimes.com | JANE PERLEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LAHORE, Pakistan -- The opposition leader, Nawaz Sharif, sealed his place as the most popular politician in Pakistan this month when he defied his hou...

Pakistani ruling coalition moves to oust Musharraf

AP | MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — After months of internal bickering, Pakistan's governing coalition announced Thursday it will seek to impeach President Pe...