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  1. October 16, 2012

    Pandit hands back Citi’s poisoned chalice

    A shy technocrat, who spent most of his career working behind the scenes as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, Vikram...

  2. March 25, 2011

    The Diary: Fatima Bhutto

    To India, where I’m on a panel with Germaine Greer. We have been invited to the India Today Conclave to discuss whether or...

  1. April 15, 2008

    Rupee's fall hits economy hopes

    The Pakistani rupee fell to a six-year low against the US dollar yesterday, prompting widespread concerns over the...

  2. FT Alphaville

    December 7, 2007

    Pandit punditry

    Who will lift the Citi poisoned chalice? Politicians from militarist regimes move out of favour – Hank Paulson and Shaukat...

  3. November 16, 2007

    Musharraf puts power shift in motion

    Pakistan's new caretaker administration will be appointed today, allowing General Pervez Musharraf, the pro-US military...

  4. November 16, 2007

    Musharraf sets power transition in motion

    Pakistan's new caretaker administration will be appointed today, allowing General Pervez Musharraf, the pro-US military...

  5. November 6, 2007

    Ministers reverse delay on elections

    Pakistan will hold elections as scheduled in January, ministers said yesterday in a reversal of weekend suggestions that...

  6. November 6, 2007

    Plan to delay election reversed

    Pakistan will hold elections as scheduled in January, ministers said yesterday in a reversal of weekend suggestions that...

  7. November 6, 2007

    Plan to delay election reversed

    Pakistan will hold elections as scheduled in January, ministers said yesterday in a reversal of weekend suggestions that...

  8. November 5, 2007

    Plan to delay Pakistan election reversed

    Pakistan will hold elections as scheduled in January, ministers said on Monday in a reversal of weekend suggestions that...

  9. November 5, 2007

    Pakistan poll under threat

    Pakistan's US-backed "transition to democracy" sustained a further blow yesterday as Shaukat Aziz, the prime minister,...

  10. November 5, 2007

    Pakistan's emergency threatens elections

    Pakistan's US-backed "transition to democracy" sustained a further blow yesterday as Shaukat Aziz, the prime minister,...

  11. November 5, 2007

    Pakistan crackdown puts poll timetable in doubt

    Pakistan's US-backed "transition to democracy" sustained a further blow yesterday as Shaukat Aziz, the prime minister,...

  12. November 4, 2007

    Pakistan elections under threat

    Pakistan’s US-backed ”transition to democracy” sustained a further blow on Sunday as Shaukat Aziz, the prime minister,...

  13. October 18, 2007

    Bhutto safe after Pakistan bomb blasts

    More than 130 people were reported to have been killed when two powerful bombs exploded within yards of former prime...

  14. October 11, 2007

    Pakistan set for January poll

    Pakistan's next national parliamentary elections will be held in January, Shaukat Aziz, prime minister, announced...

  15. October 8, 2007

    Top court delays Musharraf poll victory

    Pakistan faces at least 10 days of political limbo after the Supreme Court delayed the announcement of the official result...

  16. October 7, 2007

    Top court delays Musharraf poll victory

    Pakistan faces at least 10 days of political limbo after the Supreme Court delayed the announcement of the official result...

  17. September 28, 2007

    Judges to rule on Musharraf poll bid

    President Pervez Musharraf formalised his disputed candidacy yesterday for a new five-year term, as Pakistan's Supreme...

  18. September 28, 2007

    Ruling due on Musharraf poll bid

    President Pervez Musharraf formalised his disputed candidacy yesterday for a new five-year term, as Pakistan's Supreme...

  19. September 28, 2007

    Court to rule as Musharraf election papers filed

    Pervez Musharraf yesterday formalised his disputed candidacy for a new five-year term as president, as the Supreme Court...

  20. September 27, 2007

    Judges to rule on Musharraf poll bid

    Pervez Musharraf on Thursday formalised his disputed candidacy for a new five-year term as president, as the Supreme Court...

  21. August 25, 2007

    PM confident economic record will win votes

    Notwithstanding the imminent return of Nawaz Sharif, Shaukat Aziz, Pakistan's prime minister, is confident that the...

  22. August 25, 2007

    Sharif set to draw new battle lines with military

    Nawaz Sharif's rise to power in Pakistan came on the back of the military, which is now seen as his main political foe. But...

  23. August 24, 2007

    Economic record buoys Pakistan PM

    Notwithstanding the imminent return of Nawaz Sharif, Shaukat Aziz, Pakistan’s current prime minister, is confident that the...

  24. July 21, 2007

    Pakistan's senior judge is reinstated

    Pakistan's top judge was restored to office yesterday in a significant blow to General Pervez Musharraf, four months after...

  25. July 20, 2007

    Pakistan court reinstates top judge

    Pakistan’s top judge was on Friday restored to office in a significant blow to Gen. Pervez Musharraf, four months after the...

  26. July 10, 2007

    Troops storm radical Islamabad mosque

    Troops stormed a mosque and a women’s seminary in the centre of Islamabad just before sunrise on Tuesday after last-ditch...

  27. July 9, 2007

    Mosque militants linked to murder plot

    Hardline Islamic militants linked to a 2004 assassination attempt on Shaukat Aziz, Pakistan's prime minister, are behind...

  28. July 9, 2007

    Mosque militants linked to assassination attempt

    Hardline Islamic militants linked to a 2004 assassination attempt on Shaukat Aziz, a leading Pakistani politician, are...

  29. July 8, 2007

    Pakistan clerics to plead for compromise

    Pakistani Muslim clerics said on Monday they were making a last-ditch bid to avert an assault on militants holed up in...

  30. June 13, 2007

    Huge spending on Pakistan’s infrastructure

    Pakistan will spend more than $7bn in the new financial year, which begins next month, on infrastructure such as roads,...

  31. May 15, 2007

    Moment of truth for Musharraf

    Seven years after seizing control of Pakistan in a coup d'état, President Pervez Musharraf faces the kind of political...

  32. April 16, 2007

    THE WEEK AHEAD

    MONDAY 16 Somalia promotes conciliation A two-month long National Reconciliation Congress aimed at addressing clan...

  33. March 28, 2007

    Pakistan defends tribal pacts after al-Qaeda militants killed

    The killing of 100 al-Qaeda militants by tribesmen in north-west Pakistan is proof that locals are fed up with foreign...

  34. March 27, 2007

    Pakistani PM defends tribal pacts

    The killing of 100 al-Qaeda militants by tribesmen in north-west Pakistan is proof that locals are fed up with foreign...

  35. March 11, 2007

    Pakistan elections in doubt as president suspends judge

    With Pakistan’s top judge under effective house arrest, the country’s institutional crisis is deepening. The struggle for...

  36. March 6, 2007

    Foreign banks put their faith in Pakistan

    For prime minister Shaukat Aziz, a former international banker, the accelerating entry of foreign banks into Pakistan is the...

  37. February 7, 2007

    Bomber strikes at Pakistan airport

    A suicide bomber yesterday blew himself up at Islamabad's international airport. "No one has claimed responsibility but the...

  38. January 24, 2007

    Cameron to press the flesh at Davos forum

    David Cameron will today become the first Conservative leader to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos. He is expected...

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