Former president of Pakistan has been granted bail after spending seven months under house arrest, prison officials have confirmed
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Wednesday 09 October 2013
70-year-old charged over murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, suspension of judges when he imposed emergency rule and killing of Baloch separatist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti
Sunday 08 September 2013
Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari is stepping down at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically-elected president in the country's history to complete his full tenure in office.
Friday 05 July 2013
Sharif government says end to five-year-old moratorium will help tackle rising crime
Monday 27 May 2013
Gang-raped a decade ago in rural Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai demanded justice. Her battle has inspired a generation
Friday 03 May 2013
Gunmen have killed a Pakistani prosecutor who was leading investigations into the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and a brutal attack on civilians in the Indian city of Mumbai.
Tuesday 02 April 2013
A 40-year-old Pakistani housewife has made history by becoming the first woman to run for parliament from the country's deeply conservative tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
Friday 29 March 2013
Former leader has shoe thrown at him in court as he faces conspiracy charges
Sunday 24 March 2013
The former military ruler has decided to return to Pakistan and fight an election
Wednesday 09 January 2013
The politician and religious leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed, who died in Islamabad on 6 January at the age of 74 following a heart attack, was an advocate of Islamic democracy who transformed the right-wing Jamaat-e-Islami party into a populist outfit. He was a strong critic of the US's counter-terrorism policies, and was widely known for his opposition to the involvement of the US and its allies in Afghanistan.
Saturday 21 April 2012
Pilot was preparing to land when the plane crashed in bad weather on farmland near capital
Monday 09 April 2012
It has fallen to a new generation to carry peace talks forward
Saturday 11 February 2012
One person was killed and a dozen injured as two gunmen opened fire and threw hand grenades at a political rally led by Imran Khan. The cricketer-turned-politician had left the venue before the attack and was not hurt.
Friday 04 March 2011
Pakistan's president has said the country must not buckle to terrorism in the aftermath of the assassination of the Christian minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, who spoke out against controversial blasphemy laws.
Friday 07 January 2011
The assassination of the Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer is a great loss for the Pakistani nation, the Pakistan People's Party, President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and the government. He was brave, courageous and daring—a great man who spoke for the rights of the people including minorities. He was totally committed to the high democratic ideals and the egalitarian vision of [Pakistan's founder] Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.
Thursday 06 January 2011
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