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  1. July 30, 2013

    Hussain elected president of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) – Pakistani legislators elected a textile businessman who briefly served as the governor of southern Sindh...

  2. July 10, 2013

    Pakistan president’s aide killed in suicide bombing

    ISLAMABAD – A trusted aide of Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari was killed in a suspected suicide bombing in the...

  1. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2013

    Pakistan market soars on Sharif win

    Source: KSE With a 17 per cent rally this year in the Pakistan stock market driven largely by hopes of a Nawaz Sharif...

  2. May 12, 2013

    Nawaz Sharif prepares for third term as Pakistan prime minister

    Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted in a military coup in 1999 and sent into exile, is preparing to become Pakistan’s prime...

  3. May 10, 2013

    Imran Khan enjoys late surge in Pakistan polls

    ISLAMABAD, May 10 – Former Pakistan cricket star Imran Khan’s party was enjoying a late surge of support on Friday, the eve...

  4. May 9, 2013

    Pakistan’s last shot at staying democratic

    Pakistan is about to cross an important threshold: this weekend’s elections, if all goes to plan, will mark the country’s...

  5. May 9, 2013

    Dynasty’s end in sight as Bhutto family loses its grip

    Where are the Bhuttos? Once the dominant name in Pakistan’s politics, the Bhutto family is notable by its absence from an...

  6. The World

    May 2, 2013

    Pakistan's 2013 election: a primer

    (FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images) Pakistan is preparing for its first constitutional democratic handover since partition as it...

  7. April 26, 2013

    Benazir Bhutto’s ghost dominates Pakistan poll campaign

    The most popular politician in Pakistan’s largest party will not be staging any rallies or participating in debates as May’s...

  8. April 9, 2013

    Uncertainty looms over Pakistan poll

    A 40-year-old Islamabad taxi driver, Anil Masih is deeply disappointed in the Pakistan People’s Party government, led by...

  9. March 25, 2013

    Democracy wins if Pakistan shuns Musharraf

    Pakistan’s political history is full of theatrical entrances and tragic exits. It was in keeping with this tradition that...

  10. March 24, 2013

    Musharraf returns to Pakistan amid threats

    Former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has returned to Pakistan as concerns mount over threats to his safety after...

  11. March 20, 2013

    Pakistan sets May 11 election date

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will hold historic general elections on May 11, a presidential spokesman said on Wednesday, after the...

  12. March 17, 2013

    Pakistan prepares for election

    Pakistan’s government stepped down at the weekend after a full five-year term, paving the way for an election and change of...

  13. February 17, 2013

    Pakistan bomb blast kills at least 80

    Members of Pakistan’s minority Shia Muslim community on Sunday launched a week of protests after a bomb in the western city...

  14. January 31, 2013

    Pakistan to build $1.5bn Iran pipeline

    Pakistan has decided to go ahead with a controversial $1.5bn pipeline to import Iranian gas, a senior government official...

  15. January 21, 2013

    Pakistan’s turmoil

    While western strategists debate the consequences of withdrawing from the long, drip-bleed conflict in Afghanistan, events...

  16. January 18, 2013

    Pakistan cleric exploits popular grievances

    Pakistanis are so tolerant of electricity theft that anti-government demonstrators camped in Islamabad this week casually...

  17. January 16, 2013

    Curtain rises on new Pakistani drama

    Few jobs in politics are riskier than the post of Pakistani prime minister. The 21 predecessors of Raja Pervez Ashraf, the...

  18. January 14, 2013

    Pakistan axes Baluchistan chief minister

    Pakistan has dismissed the chief minister of the country’s restive southwestern Baluchistan province, responding to more...

  19. January 11, 2013

    Pakistan numbed to rising bloodshed

    It is a measure of how inured the world has become to bloodshed in Pakistan that recent shootings and bombings in which 10...

  20. The A-List

    January 7, 2013

    Elections hold key to stability in south Asia

    Two upcoming elections will be critical for the future stability of south and central Asia and for the continuing success in...

  21. January 6, 2013

    Islamic scholar urges Pakistan reforms

    A respected Islamic scholar has burst on to Pakistan’s political scene, threatening to storm the capital with a mass public...

  22. December 26, 2012

    Dark prospects haunt Pakistan

    So common and unpredictable are power cuts in Pakistan that few Pakistanis pause for even a fraction of a second in...

  23. beyondbrics

    December 17, 2012

    Pakistan: rate cuts yet to bear fruit

    The decision by Pakistan’s central bank on Friday to cut its discount rate by 50 basis points to 9.5 per cent was a...

  24. December 9, 2012

    Zardari cancels Iran gas pipeline talks

    A planned visit to Tehran by Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan’s president, to seal a $1.5bn gas pipeline deal to alleviate the...

  25. October 10, 2012

    Pakistan ends court corruption impasse

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ended a three-year confrontation with the nation’s political leadership by approving a...

  26. October 3, 2012

    IMF urges Pakistan to rethink tax amnesty

    The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday urged Pakistan to back away from moves to introduce an amnesty for tax evaders,...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 23, 2012

    The week ahead: September 24 - 28

    Look out for interest rate decisions from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania; Vietnam reports Q3 GDP; and Pakistan...

  28. September 18, 2012

    Pakistan PM yields to court over Zardari

    Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan’s prime minister, has bowed to the demands of the country’s supreme court, agreeing to request...

  29. August 20, 2012

    Indian group to open business in Pakistan

    Godrej, the Indian consumer goods group, plans to establish operations in Pakistan and Myanmar, in a sign of deepening trade...

  30. August 6, 2012

    Pakistani village yearns for India visit

    Dust and dung coat the floor of the never-opened public-health center. Birds nest in the breezeway of the never-used boys’...

  31. July 30, 2012

    Pakistan power cuts prompt violent protests

    Ramadan usually offers a respite from power cuts in Pakistan, but this year people have taken to the streets to protest...

  32. July 25, 2012

    Pakistan PM given longer to reopen probe

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the country’s prime minister another fortnight to comply with its directive that...

  33. July 15, 2012

    Latest twist in Pakistan political crisis

    A senior Pakistan politician summed up the feelings of many in the leadership of the ruling People’s party when he said on...

  34. beyondbrics

    July 13, 2012

    London headlines

    * Chinese GDP growth slows to 7.6% * Brussels urges Romania to protect democracy * Clinton warns Beijing on sea dispute...

  35. July 12, 2012

    Pakistan PM ordered to investigate president

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court set the stage on Thursday for another bruising battle with the coalition government as it directed...

  36. June 24, 2012

    Ashraf faces hot summer of crisis

    Raja Pervez Ashraf, who was elected Pakistan’s prime minister on Friday , is known to his critics as “Rental Raja”. During...

  37. June 22, 2012

    Ex-minister elected Pakistani PM

    Pakistan’s national assembly on Friday elected as prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, the former utilities minister whose...

  38. June 21, 2012

    Pakistan’s political crisis deepens

    Pakistan was plunged further into political crisis on Thursday after the ruling party was forced to withdraw its candidate...

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