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Pakistan PM out, now what?updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 20:52:00

Three high-profile Pakistanis explain the fallout of the Supreme Court sacking Prime Minister Gilani.

Pakistani parliament to convene Friday to elect new prime ministerupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 21:26:00

Pakistan's president has summoned the lower house of parliament to meet Friday to elect a new prime minister after the nation's top court ruled that Yousuf Raza Gilani is ineligible to hold office.

Pakistani president to attend NATO summit on Afghanistanupdated: Thu May 17 2012 20:31:00

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan will attend the NATO summit meeting about Afghanistan in Chicago this weekend, his office said in a statement Thursday.

Pakistan's president visits India amid warming tiesupdated: Sun Apr 08 2012 09:19:00

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari met with the Indian prime minister in New Delhi on Sunday -- the first visit to India by a Pakistani head of state in seven years.

Pakistan's Zardari visits Indiaupdated: Sun Apr 08 2012 09:19:00

Asif Ali Zardari meets the Indian prime minister -- the first visit to India by a Pakistani president in 7 years.

Pakistan president to visit India amid warming tiesupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 08:56:00

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan is scheduled to visit India on Sunday, the first by a Pakistani head of state in seven years, amid thawing relations between the two nuclear-armed archrivals.

Pakistan debates future U.S. engagementupdated: Sun Mar 18 2012 17:31:00

A joint session of Pakistan's parliament will meet Tuesday to discuss new terms of engagement with the United States, a spokesman for the country's prime minister told CNN on Saturday.

Pakistan's prime minister faces contempt hearing Mondayupdated: Sun Feb 12 2012 13:04:00

Pakistan's prime minister says he has an "extremely capable" lawyer and doesn't believe the country's supreme court will jail him on contempt charges after a Monday hearing.

Pakistani president Zardari to visit Myanmar, Suu Kyiupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 00:30:00

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will leave for Myanmar on Tuesday to discuss economic ties with the country and to visit longtime democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Amid tensions, Pakistani lawmakers vote to support 'democracy'updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 15:52:00

Pakistani lawmakers on Monday passed a resolution supporting the country's democratic system, a vote that came after weeks of public speculation and political intrigue about the possibility of a coup in the volatile nation.

Pakistani president, military leader meet amid tensionsupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 14:31:00

Embattled Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met with Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani -- a sign that, some say, shows tensions between Pakistan's civilian and military leadership are cooling down.

President Zardari returns to Pakistan amid heightened tensionsupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 05:32:00

Pakistan's president has returned to his nation's capital after a private trip to Dubai, officials said Friday, amid what appears to be growing tension surrounding his hold on power.

Pakistan's Gilani welcomes army denial of coup plansupdated: Sat Dec 24 2011 13:35:00

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani tempered political sizzle Saturday by welcoming a statement by the army chief that dispelled notions of a military coup.

Prime minister's 'conspiracy' comments jolt Pakistanupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 09:04:00

Pakistan was abuzz Friday with political rumor and intrigue about the possibility of a looming clash between elected leaders and the military after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said he believed plots were under way to topple the government.

Pakistan's president returns after medical treatmentupdated: Sun Dec 18 2011 16:56:00

Pakistan's president returned to the country early Monday after having undergone medical treatment in Dubai, an official told CNN.

Pakistan's president discharged from hospitalupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 13:40:00

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was discharged from a Dubai hospital Wednesday, a week after he was released from intensive care, spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.

Fareed's Take: Pakistanupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 13:40:00

Fareed's take on Pakistan.

Pakistan's president stable, spokesman saysupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 12:41:00

Pakistan's president has left an intensive care unit at a hospital in Dubai and is "resting to recuperate," his spokesman said Thursday.

Pakistani leader's trip to Dubai spurs talk of his departureupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 11:50:00

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has traveled to Dubai for medical reasons, fueling speculation in Pakistan that the embattled leader may resign.

Was Pakistan tipped off to bin Laden raid?updated: Tue Dec 06 2011 05:54:00

Big events do not always have big causes. The British once went to war over an injury to a sea captain's ear. And today's Pakistan may collapse into military rule because of one man's eagerness to read his name in the newspaper and see his face on TV.

Pakistan's U.S envoy quits amid memo controversyupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 12:54:00

Pakistan's prime minister asked his country's ambassador to the United States to resign amid a probe into a secret offer to Washington by Pakistan's president to cut down the powers of the country's military leadership.

Pakistani ambassador returns home amid scandalupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 08:22:00

Pakistan's ambassador to the United States has arrived in Islamabad in the wake of alleged links to a secret offer to Washington by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to cut down the powers of the country's military leadership, two sources within the government in Islamabad told CNN.

Pakistan's U.S. envoy offers resignation amid memo rowupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 06:52:00

Pakistan's ambassador to the United States has offered to resign amid alleged links to a secret offer to Washington by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to cut down the powers of the country's military leadership.

Afghanistan blames Pakistan for deadly rocket attacks; Pakistan deniesupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 06:38:00

Afghanistan says the Pakistani military is behind recent deadly rocket attacks, but Islamabad says it is not responsible.

Obama and Pakistani president discuss terrorism and Afghanistanupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 13:30:00

U.S. President Barack Obama and Pakistani President Asif Zardari met at the White House on Friday.

Pakistan parties protest possible blasphemy law changesupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 04:41:00

Pakistan's religious parties are planning protests this week against any attempts to change the nation's blasphemy laws, a party spokesman said Thursday.

Clinton, Zardari speak on WikiLeaks over phoneupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 14:31:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari have agreed not to let recent WikiLeaks revelations "cast a shadow on the strategic partnership" between their countries, a spokesman for the president said.

WikiLeaks: Pakistan quietly approved drone attacks, U.S. special unitsupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 07:15:00

On the record, Pakistan has persistently criticized the United States' use of unmanned drones to attack militant hideouts in its mountainous border region.

Pakistan led by 'robber president,' al Qaeda No. 2 saysupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 16:20:00

Al Qaeda's second-in-command lashed out at the Pakistani government in a video statement released Wednesday, saying it had turned on its people by cooperating with the United States and its allies.

Forget politics, Pakistan is drowningupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 11:36:00

It seems almost certain that the devastating floods that have ravaged Pakistan since late July are going to have a severe and long-lasting impact on Pakistan's already fragile and mismanaged economy.

Pakistan's plea for flood aidupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 10:52:00

Aid donations fail to meet the enormous needs of the flood victims in Pakistan. CNN's Kyung Lah reports

U.N. chief visits flood-hit Pakistanupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 04:32:00

CNN's Reza Sayah reports on the U.N. chief's visit to Pakistan and his calls for aid to reach flood victims faster.

Ban visits Pakistan amid cholera concernsupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 04:32:00

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Sunday with Pakistan's president, and both men urged the international community to step up efforts to help the millions affected by flooding in Pakistan.

Zardari returns to flood-stricken Pakistanupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 00:32:00

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari returned home Monday to face growing criticism of his actions following massive flooding in his country that has affected millions of people.

Pakistani president, UK prime minister meet despite terror rowupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:34:00

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari and the British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday pledged to increase cooperation between the two countries on economic development and security issues.

Pakistan says 16 million people affected by floodsupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 11:53:00

Imam Baksh used two cots as shelter over his head and a third to shield him from the drenched earth.

Pakistan lawmakers approve weakening of presidential powersupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 06:08:00

In what political pundits are hailing as a historic moment for the troubled nation, Pakistan is one step closer to restoring the balance of power envisioned by its founders.

Pakistani assembly OKs measure to curb presidential powersupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 04:35:00

In what political pundits are hailing as a historic moment for the troubled nation, Pakistan is one step closer to restoring the balance of power envisioned by its founders.

Pakistan government accepts chief justice's picksupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 03:46:00

Pakistan's government announced Wednesday that it is withdrawing President Asif Ali Zardari's appointment of two judges after the country's Supreme Court ruled that the president did not consult with it, as the nation's constitution requires.

High court blocks Pakistani officials from leaving countryupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 20:13:00

Pakistani Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar was blocked from leaving the country Thursday after Pakistan's Supreme Court struck down an amnesty that had protected politicians from corruption charges, state media reported.

Pakistan's Supreme Court invalidates politicians' amnestyupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 21:41:00

Pakistan's Supreme Court declared on Wednesday that an amnesty that had protected politicians, including President Asif Ali Zardari, from corruption and criminal charges, was unconstitutional.

Pakistan president loses amnesty for corruption chargesupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 10:21:00

An amnesty protecting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari from corruption charges expired on Saturday and threatened to cast the nation into political crisis.

U.N. to expand relief efforts in Pakistanupdated: Wed May 13 2009 03:36:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed on the need for additional humanitarian aid after meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari on Tuesday.

John King: Party politics and press partiesupdated: Mon May 11 2009 22:19:00

It was an odd Washington weekend: a Sunday of sober talk about the challenges ahead in Afghanistan and Pakistan following a more relaxed Saturday night.

Zardari: Pakistan's nuclear arsenal is safeupdated: Wed May 06 2009 04:14:00

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday insisted that his country's nuclear arsenal is "definitely safe," despite growing concerns about recent gains by the Taliban along the country's border with Afghanistan.

Holbrooke calls for strong backing of Pakistani governmentupdated: Tue May 05 2009 15:18:00

The president's special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan tried to reassure members of Congress Tuesday that the Pakistani government is not on the verge of collapse, but does require greater U.S. backing.

Pakistan's ousted chief justice reinstatedupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 21:42:00

Pakistan's fired chief justice was reinstated in a flag-raising ceremony at his house Sunday after the government bowed to protesters' demands following days of massive demonstrations.

Understanding Pakistan's latest turmoilupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 10:22:00

Barely a year after the country celebrated its return to democracy, Pakistan is ensnared in a new political crisis.

Lawyers arrested protesting Pakistan firingsupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 12:09:00

Police in Pakistan arrested lawyers holding a public protest to demand that the government immediately restore judges the previous president had ousted, Karachi's police chief told CNN Thursday.

Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan to hold talksupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 22:18:00

The presidents of Pakistan and neighboring Iran and Afghanistan have agreed that their foreign ministers will hold monthly meetings to discuss regional issues, according to a spokesman for Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

Opposition leader ban sparks Pakistan protestsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 08:29:00

Supporters of Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif took to the streets Thursday, burning cars and damaging shops, after the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he and his brother cannot hold elected office.

Taliban on agenda as Zardari visits Afghanistanupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 10:21:00

Pakistan's president will use his first visit to Afghanistan to discuss how the countries can unite to defeat terrorists.

Bad weather thwarts Pakistan leader's Afghan tripupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 04:41:00

A meeting between the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan was canceled Friday when bad weather prevented Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari from traveling to the Afghan capital, Kabul.

India announces reformsupdated: Sun Dec 14 2008 13:35:00

CNN's Mallika Kapur reports the Indian government is calling for a number of sweeping anti-terror reforms.

Brown: Pakistan linked to most UK terror plotsupdated: Sun Dec 14 2008 13:35:00

Britain's prime minister Sunday asked India and Pakistan to allow UK police to interview Mumbai siege suspects as he revealed the extent of Pakistan-based extremists' involvement in terrorism in his country.

Zardari to India: 'Pause and take a breath'updated: Tue Dec 09 2008 09:21:00

Pakistan's president Tuesday pointed to a weekend raid in Kashmir as proof of his government's commitment against terrorism, urging India to "pause and take a breath" before blaming Pakistan for the November massacre in Mumbai.

Pakistani president on attacksupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 22:02:00

CNN's Larry King questions Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on the Mumbai attacks.

Transcript: Pakistan president on Larry King Liveupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 22:02:00

CNN's Larry King spoke with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday for Larry King Live. Below is a full transcript of the interview.

Zardari: 'Pakistan in no way responsible' for Mumbai attacksupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 22:00:00

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari denied his nation was involved in last week's deadly attacks on Mumbai, India, and told CNN on Tuesday he's seen no evidence that a suspect in custody is a Pakistani national as Indian officials claim. Time and Money Running Out for Pakistanupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 12:00:00

A raging Taliban insurgency that has divided the political class combines with economic calamity to create a perfect storm on the front line of the war on terror How Sarah Palin Rallied Pakistan's Feministsupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 16:00:00

Flirtatious remarks by President Zardari unleash a firestorm of criticism in Pakistan Pakistan's Zardari Tries to Keep His Distance from USupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 01:00:00

The Marriott bombing may offer an opportunity for the new president to rally support for an indigenous war on terror, but only if he can keep Washington off his turf Marriott Terror: A Challenge to Pakistan's Leaders updated: Sat Sep 20 2008 17:00:00

Wary of allowing U.S. operations on his soil, President Zardari seeks a national consensus on fighting terrorism

Zardari sworn in as Pakistan presidentupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 20:37:00

Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, took an oath of office as the nuclear-armed Islamic country's new president Tuesday.

Pakistan president swears oathupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 20:37:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on new solidarity in war on terror between Afghanistan's and Pakistan's presidents. Pakistan's Unlikely President updated: Tue Sep 09 2008 14:00:00

Asif Ali Zardari survived imprisonment on corruption charges and exile to become head of state, but can he bring stability?

Bhutto widower Zardari elected Pakistan's new presidentupdated: Sun Sep 07 2008 00:36:00

Nearly a year after assassins killed Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, her widower won the country's presidential election and hailed his triumph as a victory for democracy. Bhutto Widower is Pakistan Presidentupdated: Sat Sep 06 2008 07:00:00

The widower of slain former leader Benazir Bhutto will succeed Pervez Musharraf as president of Pakistan after winning a landslide victory

U.S. envoy's talks with Pakistan questionedupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 00:45:00

Bush administration officials are angrily questioning whether a senior U.S. diplomat has interfered in Pakistani politics. Is Pakistan's Zardari Mentally Fit? updated: Tue Aug 26 2008 20:00:00

A report that alleges he suffered depression and thoughts of suicide would have caused a political firestorm in the West. But there's barely a peep in Pakistan Picking Up the Pieces in Pakistan updated: Mon Aug 25 2008 16:00:00

Just a week after ousting former President Pervez Musharraf, the coalition government of Pakistan breaks up. Now what? Pakistan's Ruling Coalition Collapsesupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 14:30:00

Pakistan's ruling coalition collapsed Monday, torn apart by internal bickering just a week after Pervez Musharraf's ouster and underscoring fears that the government would be distracted from its fight against Islamic extremists Zardari Proposed for Pakistan Pres.updated: Fri Aug 22 2008 12:00:00

Pakistan's main ruling party on Friday proposed the widower of assassinated former premier Benazir Bhutto as its next president Musharraf in the Crosshairsupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 14:00:00

Pakistan's embattled president now faces impeachment charges, and with his often warring opponents closing ranks against him, the prospects for his survival don't look good

Khan: Bhutto's widower is protecting Musharrafupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 12:43:00

Benazir Bhutto's widower is protecting Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, despite accusing him of having an indirect role in her assassination last year, a prominent politician in Pakistan has said. Why Pakistan's Government Collapsedupdated: Mon May 12 2008 14:00:00

Failure to agree on reinstating sacked judges may reveal a deeper schism over how to handle President Musharraf

Pakistan promises 'good news' on ousted judgesupdated: Thu May 01 2008 11:49:00

Pakistan's new government plans to announce Friday how and when it will restore dozens of judges who were ousted last year by President Pervez Musharraf.

Attack targets war collegeupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 10:33:00

Suicide blast on Lahore war college raises concerns about attacks on Pakistan military targets. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Al Qaeda probed over Lahore blastsupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 10:33:00

The death toll from twin suicide blasts in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore grew to 28 Wednesday, as police opened an investigation into possible al Qaeda involvement in the attacks.

Bombers crash security gateupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 10:33:00

Suicide bombers crashed through the gates of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency in Lahore. CNN's Reza Sayah reports

Fortune: Pakistani elections encourage investorsupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 11:23:00

Akbar Shah Afridi had no doubt about what will happen after Pakistan's votes are counted.

Opposition parties reach dealupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:59:00

Pakistan's two main opposition parties say they will form a new government. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistan leaders agree on coalitionupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:59:00

Two leading figures in Pakistani politics said Thursday their parties will work together in the national parliament after scoring big wins in elections earlier this week.

Bhutto's son calls for privacyupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:08:00

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is not ready for politics. He's asking to be left alone to study. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Decision on Pakistan election delayed; new video emerges updated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:00:00

Pakistan's Central Election Commission said Monday that a decision is expected Tuesday on whether to hold parliamentary elections as scheduled on January 8.

New video appears to show Bhutto being shotupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 11:35:00

Dramatic new videotape of the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto emerged Sunday, showing her slumping just after gunshots ring out.

Pakistan detains opposition leaderupdated: Sat Apr 16 2005 00:08:00

Pakistani security forces have stormed a plane carrying Asif Ali Zardari, the husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and detained him upon his arrival in the country, witnesses told CNN.

Pakistani police deploy in force, shut Lahoreupdated: Fri Apr 15 2005 07:13:00

About 12,000 police were deployed across Lahore on Saturday ahead of the return of opposition leader Asif Ali Zardari, with the government vowing to block any rallies by his party and effectively sealing off the city.

Bhutto's husband freed on bailupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 03:42:00

Asif Ali Zardari, the husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was freed Wednesday on $5,000 bail a day after being detained by authorities.

Pakistan opposition leader heldupdated: Tue Dec 21 2004 05:08:00

With hundreds of supporters clashing with police in neighboring Rawalpindi, authorities Tuesday arrested Asif Ali Zardari, the husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Pakistan opposition leader freedupdated: Mon Nov 22 2004 17:36:00

The husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was released on bail Monday night, ending eight years in custody on corruption charges.

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