Mr Sarwar was an MP for Glasgow from 1997 to 2010
Asif Ali Zardari
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Friday 05 October 2012
Activists say up to 800 civilians have been killed by drone strikes in tribal areas in recent years
Pakistan president demands investigation into arrest of disabled Christian girl accused of blasphemy after 'burning pages of the Koran'
Monday 20 August 2012
Pakistan’s president has demanded an investigation into the arrest of a young Christian girl, said to have Down’s Syndrome, who has been accused of blasphemy after she allegedly burned pages of the Koran.
Thursday 09 August 2012
Pakistan's Prime Minister has been ordered to appear before the Supreme Court to explain why he has not followed its instructions to reopen an old corruption case against the President. The order is likely to further escalate tensions between the court and the government.
Pakistan elects new prime minister as ruling party seeks to draw a line under weeks of political turmoil
Friday 22 June 2012
Pakistan today elected a new prime minister as the country’s ruling party sought to draw a line under the political turmoil that has rocked the nation in recent weeks. How long the new premier will stay in the post remains unclear.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Pakistan's President has summoned parliament to meet tomorrow to elect a new prime minister, with the Textile Minister, Makhdoom Shahabuddin, emerging as the likely candidate for the job.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
It was a coup by other means. In the past, Pakistan’s democratic hopes were often thwarted by generals taking power for themselves, or shunting governments aside by subtler means. Now it is the turn of another unelected and unaccountable institution to try the same.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
It's been a pretty big few days for world leaders. First the G8 grappled with the economic crisis, then we had the Nato summit on Afghanistan; these are talks of the utmost importance. Maybe, then, it's a little odd that the most memorable image to be produced from the talks was not of sober politicians in statesmanlike negotiation, but of the great and the good getting overexcited by a game of football.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
President and British advisers acknowledge Afghans face tough future as West looks to open exit routes through Pakistan
Saturday 10 March 2012
Pakistan has announced a new head for its notorious Inter-Services Intelligence agency, ending weeks of speculation over who would fill the powerful role.
Saturday 11 February 2012
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed by the Prime Minister against a looming contempt charge, paving the way for a case that could plunge the country into political turmoil.
Friday 20 January 2012
Pakistan's government has bowed to a Supreme Court demand to debate whether the President enjoys immunity from a past corruption case, a concession that could help defuse a crisis threatening the administration.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
A vote reaffirming faith in democracy would seem odd in any parliament. But in Pakistan it underscored the fragility of the ruling coalition after the Prime Minister was summoned to the Supreme Court to face contempt proceedings.
Monday 16 January 2012
Pakistan's top court has initiated contempt proceedings against the prime minister for failing to carry out the court's order to open a corruption probe into the president.
Friday 13 January 2012
Pakistan's president left the troubled country yesterday for what was described as a one-day private visit to Dubai, officials said, in the midst of a deepening crisis between the government and the powerful military.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Pakistan's prime minister has sacked the defence secretary, his office said today, in a move likely to ratchet up tension with the powerful military and raise fears of instability in a country vital to efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.
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