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Yousuf Raza Gilani

Gunmen Abduct Former Pakistani Prime Minister's Son

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — An especially violent spate of killings, kidnappings and bombings marred the run-up to Pakistan's nationwide election, capped Thursd...

Pakistani President's Corruption Woes Are Far From Over

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's top judge says he expects the country's new prime minister to reopen an old corruption case against the president, reiter...

The Dismissal of Pakistan's Prime Minister: It Could Have Been Worse

Michael Kugelman | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Michael Kugelman

After the news broke that Pakistan's Supreme Court had ousted Prime Minister Gilani, the U.S. news media went into overdrive. Fears abounded of worst-case scenarios. In fact, there's little reason to assume any of these scenarios will come to pass.

Supreme Court Charges Pakistani PM, Sharpens Political Crisis

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 04.14.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Supreme Court charged Pakistan's prime minister with contempt Monday for defying its order to reopen an old corruption case aga...

CRISIS MODE: Pakistani Supreme Court Set To Charge PM

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's top court vowed Thursday to charge the prime minister with contempt for failing to reopen an old corruption case against ...

Official: Professor Sent Anthrax Packet To Pakistani Prime Minister

Posted 04.02.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- A university professor sent a packet containing anthrax to the office of Pakistan's prime minister in October last year, his spokesman sa...

Pakistani Government Bows To Supreme Court Demand

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's prime minister struck a conciliatory tone in an appearance before the Supreme Court Thursday, trying to cool down a polit...

Pakistan Democracy: Not on the Brink Yet

Saad Khan | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Saad Khan

There has been much speculation about the future of democracy in Pakistan these days. Prophets of gloom are seeing generals at the ready. Optimists are hoping for a reconciliation. Reality lies between the two extremes.

The People Pay

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

Because of years of inaction and putting the interests of politicians over the people they were elected to serve, Pakistan's weak child of a democracy could succumb to the common cold. And the public will pay again.

The Plot Thickens in Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 02.22.2012 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistanis hate these presidential antics. They do not want military rule either.

Indian PM Calls For New Chapter In Relations With Pakistan

AP | By KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

ADDU, Maldives -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday that India and rival Pakistan needed to stop wasting time trading barbs and open ...

Pakistani PM Deflects U.S. Pressure Over Militants

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 11.29.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's political leaders voiced their support Thursday for the country's powerful army in its destabilizing standoff with the Un...

Hillary Clinton Arrives In Pakistan To Repair Frayed Relations

AP | ANNE GEARAN and NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 07.26.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that relations between the United States and Pakistan have reached a turn...

Pakistan Parliament Slams U.S. For Bin Laden Raid

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Members of Pakistan's Parliament slammed the United States on Saturday for the raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden on th...

Pakistan Cancels U.S.-Afghan Talks After Strike

AP | By MUNIR AHMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan pulled out of talks this month with the United States on the future of Afghanistan in protest of an especially deadly American m...

Pakistan Wants U.S. To Release Convicted Terrorist

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The country's leaders were quick to show their outrage at the sentence handed down to a Pakistani woman convicted of attac...

Pakistan's Shortcomings As U.S. Ally Highlighted By WikiLeaks

Philadelphia Inquirer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The recent release of more than 90,000 documents by WikiLeaks raises the question of whether President Obama, like his predecessor, is also being play...

Yousaf Raza Gilani, Pakistan PM, "Bin Laden Not In Pakistan"

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER and GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Pakistan's prime minister on Thursday defended his country's efforts in fighting terrorism, saying he didn't believe Osama bin Laden wa...

Pakistan Appeals Ruling Against Sharifs

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government filed appeals on Thursday to overturn a court ruling that banned opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother Sha...

Biden Arrives In Pakistan As Nation's Leaders Deny Rift

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan said Friday that it has sent "feedback" and information to India about the Mumbai attacks, and Joe Biden came her...

Pakistan: British Cannot Question Mumbai Suspects

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan will not let British investigators question suspects detained in Pakistan over the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the ...