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    1. September 4, 2014

      Pakistan opposition parties urge Khan and Qadri to end crisis

      Pakistan’s opposition parties have urged the leaders of thousands of protesters camped in Islamabad to resolve their...

    2. August 14, 2014

      Pakistan moves to avert anti-government protests

      The government in Pakistan attempted to seal off the capital Islamabad on Thursday to prevent mass protests by its opponents...

    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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. January 21, 2013

      Pakistan’s turmoil

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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’...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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