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Pakistan’s new Prime Minister has said he plans to prosecute the man who ousted him from power in a military coup in 1999 for treason – a crime that carries a maximum penalty of death by hanging.
It is very easy to get swept away with dreams for a ‘Naya Pakistan’, yet the result of the elections could not be more important for both Pakistan and the wider world
PTI supporters hope a late surge can lift former cricketer to win Saturday’s vote
The British UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson has echoed calls from Pakistan for the Americans to stop drone attacks in the country.
A late-night deal reached between Pakistan’s government and the religious cleric Tahir ul Qadri has quelled four days of anti-government protests which drew tens of thousands of supporters and paralysed the capital.
Tahir ul Qadri, the religious cleric whose supporters have besieged Pakistan’s capital with demands of political reforms, today called for the government, parliament and the Election Commission to be dissolved.
Tahir ul Qadri is calling for the political system to be cleaned up before the forthcoming election
An alleged terrorist leader with a $10m bounty on his head has offered aid to the US following a devastating Superstorm.
Former cricketer hails anti-drones protest a success despite being prevented from entering tribal zone
The Pakistani Taliban warned yesterday that it will oppose a planned “peace march” led by Imran Khan, and accused the cricketer-turned-politician of being “a slave of the West” who is using the issue of US drone strike for his own political gain.
Activists say up to 800 civilians have been killed by drone strikes in tribal areas in recent years
Pilot was preparing to land when the plane crashed in bad weather on farmland near capital
Having set a date for pulling British forces out of Afghanistan, ministers are being too passive - and are not even selling the policy
Outcry from innocent victims’ families as figures show almost a third of strikes fail to hit targets
The long-simmering face-off between Pakistan’s government and the judiciary finally resulted in action yesterday as the country’s prime minister was formally charged with contempt by the supreme court.