All the makings of a grand entrance were in place when the preacher and political dramatist Muhammad Tahir-ul Qadri boarded an Emirates jet bound for Islamabad: Thousands of his followers awaited his return on Monday, ready to reignite a protest movement that riveted Pakistan for weeks last year.
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Pakistan on Sunday ordered a temporary stay of executions following objections from the president and rights groups, days before they were due to resume after a five-year moratorium.
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As Pakistan witnessed a historic democratic transition, many in the county have started to believe that the days of military supremacy are over. But not on the roads, at least not yet.
As Nawaz Sharif, along with his family, left for the Presidency to take oath as prime minister for a record third time on . . . → Read More: PM Sharif’s convoy stops for Army Chief
Gunmen shot dead a female health worker and injured her colleague on the edge of Peshawar on Tuesday in the latest assault on polio field workers in the country.
Two attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on polio vaccinators Sumbal and Sharafata in Kaga Wala village in the jurisdiction of Badhaber police station. Sharafata died . . . → Read More: Polio vaccination suspended after female workers killing
The Supreme Court on Monday resumed hearing the petition challenging the appointment of Admiral (retd) Fasih Bukhari as chairman of the country’s top corruption watchdog, National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The five judge bench – headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani – questioned whether the Prime Minister sent a proposal to President Asif Ali Zardari when . . . → Read More: SC probes into NAB chairman appointment
As Pakistan prepares to return to the polls on May 11, dark clouds loom. What should be a time of celebration for a country experiencing its first democratic transition in 63 years has turned into a somber and strange moment of quasi-reflection.
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The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the federal government to provide foolproof security to former lawmaker and sister of President Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur, who has already been allowed to keep ‘five bulletproof vehicles’ and 50 arms of ‘prohibited bore’.
Justice Maqbool Baqir, who headed the bench, passed this direction while disposing of . . . → Read More: SHC approves state sponsored security protocol for Faryal Talpur
President Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly decided on May 11 as the date for holding the general elections 2013, Express News reported on Tuesday.
But, since Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has not given a date for the dissolution of Punjab Assembly, it is uncertain whether polls for the Punjab Assembly will also be held . . . → Read More: Zardari announced date for general elections
Ousted Balochistan chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani is all set to make a comeback as governor’s rule in Balochistan ceases to be in force today.
And even though confusion surrounds the exact date and time of the expiry of governor’s rule, Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Durrani confirmed to The Express Tribune on Wednesday that the restoration of Raisani’s . . . → Read More: Governor rule ends in Balochistan