A 16-year-old petition alleging that Pakistan's intelligence agency bribed senior politicians in the 1990 general elections resurfaced in the country's highest court Wednesday, the attorney for the petitioner told CNN.
Pakistan's high court acquitted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of hijacking charges Friday, paving the way for another run for office.
Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned its ban on opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother, allowing both men to run for political office, a court representative told CNN Tuesday.
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.
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.
Christiane Amanpour talks to international correspondent Stan Grant about U.S. foreign policy in Pakistan.
Once allergic to being tied to Washington's war on terror, the country's targeted political class is beginning to see it as their own struggle
Three top judges whose ousting by former President Pervez Musharraf sparked months of unrest and political fighting in Pakistan were reinstated on Friday.
Just a week after ousting former President Pervez Musharraf, the coalition government of Pakistan breaks up. Now what?
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
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif withdraws his party from the ruling coalition. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Pakistan's ruling coalition split on Monday after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif withdrew his party and vowed to nominate a rival presidential candidate.
The party of assassinated Benazir Bhutto has nominated her widower to be Pakistan's next president, a party spokesman said Friday.
Viewpoint: Military dictators have been Washington's preferred interlocutors in Islamabad. But they can't get the job done
Reza Sayah has the latest on the situation in Pakistan after its president announces his resignation.
Leaders of Pakistan's ruling coalition were meeting Tuesday to discuss who will replace President Pervez Musharraf, who resigned Monday.
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
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday rebuffed a senior U.S. official for saying that Pakistan should focus on food prices and militancy rather than the fate of President Pervez Musharraf
The junior partner in Pakistan's fragile coalition quit the government Tuesday, saying it has not delivered on a promise to restore judges that President Pervez Musharraf fired.
Failure to agree on reinstating sacked judges may reveal a deeper schism over how to handle President Musharraf
Ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Monday that his party was withdrawing from the cabinet, raising doubts over the government's stability and Pakistan's transition to democracy after eight years of military rule
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Friday that the ruling coalition on May 12 will reinstate judges who were ousted by President Pervez Musharraf last year.
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.
Two rival parties have united against Pakistan's unpopular President, signaling that the battlefield has changed
Pakistan's new political coalition aims to diminish the role of President Pervez Musharraf. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
The Leader of Pakistan People's Party Asif Ali Zardari discusses the formation of parliament in Pakistan.
Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, who was banned from taking part in last week's elections because of criminal convictions, is planning to contest the by-elections.
Pakistan's two main opposition parties say they will form a new government. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
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.
The ruling party of Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf admitted defeat in parliamentary elections Tuesday, and one senior opposition leader said it was time for the president to step down.
One day after a pivotal vote that will determine Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's political viability, early returns on Tuesday showed gains for the opposition parties of former Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and the slain Benazir Bhutto.
Initial reports appear to show Musharraf's opponents ahead, but it's a nerve-wracking path before anything is official
Questions have been raised as to whether the Pakistani election will be fair. ITN's Kylie Morris reports.
Pakistan's attorney general said that Monday's parliamentary election will be "massively rigged," according to what Human Rights Watch says is an audio recording it obtained.
CNN's Hugh Riminton asks political analyst Shuja Nawaz about Pakistan's upcoming election.
Athlas Khan says he wants to vote for people who are honest in Pakistan's upcoming general elections. Sporting a warm smile from under his turban, the elderly rickshaw driver adds that he wants to vote for those who are working for Allah and Prophet Mohammad.
Pakistan's government is beefing up security for a "fair, transparent and peaceful" parliamentary election on Monday, a Pakistani government spokesman said.
Pakistan's Central Election Commission said Monday that a decision is expected Tuesday on whether to hold parliamentary elections as scheduled on January 8.
A new video has emerged that appears to show Benazir Bhutto was shot. CNN's Ali Velshi reports
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday after addressing a large gathering of her supporters.
With a Jan. 8 election now clouded with uncertainty, Benazir Bhutto's assassination threatens to fracture the country
Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif announced Thursday his party was boycotting next month's elections following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto
A bomb blast in Pakistan is believed to have been targeting a former government minister. CNN's Stephen Frazier reports.
Nawaz Sharif's party joins the elections. But who benefits now that he, Bhutto and Musharraf maneuver for supremacy?
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's opposition party decided Sunday to run in next month's parliamentary elections, a move that may encourage other members of Pakistan's largest opposition coalition to participate
Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto flirt with the idea of boycotting January's election to protest Musharraf's emergency rule, but the allure of office may be too great to resist
Scores of lawyers rallied outside the house of Pakistan's ousted chief justice to demand his reinstatement on Thursday in the latest demonstration against emergency measures imposed by the country's crisis-hit president.
Pakistan election officials on Monday disqualified opposition party leader and former former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in January parliamentary elections.
Pakistani Pres. Pervez Musharraf takes the oath of office, this time as a civilian, as CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
The newly civilian President has scheduled a Dec. 16 end to military rule, a move that puts his rivals, Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, in a tight spot
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf stepped down as the country's military leader Wednesday, the day before he was to be sworn in for a third presidential term -- as a civilian.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
Former Pakistani prime minister and opposition figure Nawaz Sharif arrived in Pakistan's second-largest city Sunday, where he plans to end seven years in exile and directly participate in upcoming elections.
Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, under pressure to end a state of emergency that critics say he is using to keep his grip on power, will step down as the country's military leader on Wednesday, his spokesman said.
Analysis: Pakistan's future may depend on how well the ex-Prime Minister and oppositionist Benazir Bhutto get along
Exiled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned home to a hero's welcome Sunday and called on President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to end emergency rule before elections
As Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was confirmed for a third term Saturday, the prime minister he overthrew in 1999 announced his plans to return home Sunday.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will try to return to Pakistan on Sunday, his second attempt since September, CNN has confirmed.
Suicide bombings target soldiers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, to deadly effect, as CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
Opposition leader Imran Khan discusses what he makes of the current situation in Pakistan. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports
The GEO TV English news director calls from a police station in Pakistan where he and other journalists are under arrest.
Elections for Pakistan's national assembly and its four provincial assemblies have been scheduled for January 8, and thousands of people jailed under emergency rule reportedly have been released, officials said Tuesday.
A rash of arrests in the run-up to planned elections has Pakistan wondering if the President's hold on power is slipping
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who has been living in exile since 1999, says she plans to return to her country on October 18.
Pakistan's exiled leader makes a tightly choreographed announcement of her comeback. But a new political factor awaits her: an unleashed media
Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will return to Pakistan from an eight-year exile on Oct. 18, her party said Friday, although she will likely face corruption charges
Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif was promptly deported on his return to Pakistan. CNN's Andrew Stevens has the story.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister and opposition party leader Nawaz Sharif's attempt to return to Pakistan after seven years in exile ended quickly Monday as police ordered him to board a flight for Saudi Arabia, government officials said.
Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif is bundled out of Pakistan as soon as he arrives. But it may mean more trouble for Musharraf
The plane carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed at the Islamabad airport Monday morning, marking a return to the country from which he was driven into exile for seven years.
Brother of Pakistan ex-PM says that actions by Musharraf against his brother would heighten tension.
The imminent homecoming of the Prime Minister he deposed is the latest challenge to the Pakistani President
The government has reopened corruption cases against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and a court on Friday ordered the arrest of his younger brother ahead of their planned return home from exile next week, lawyers said.
Suicide bombers, likely inspired by the Taliban, strike close to the Pakistani leader's military headquarters
Pakistani opposition leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Thursday he will return to Pakistan on September 10 after Pakistan's top court last week lifted the exile order imposed against him.
Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has agreed to step down as the country's military chief during negotiations on a power-sharing deal with Pakistan's former prime minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, she told CNN Wednesday.
A minister resigned from Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's cabinet on Monday as the embattled leader sent envoys abroad to negotiate on a power-sharing pact, government officials said.
Pakistan's political future
Pakistan's embattled President Pervez Musharraf has sent representatives to London to negotiate with former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on a power-sharing pact, an official and newspapers said on Monday.
Nawaz Sharif, head of a powerful Pakistani political party that wants to oust embattled President Pervez Musharraf, vowed to return quickly after the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the former prime minister can come back from exile.
Pakistan's embattled leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, could face a key challenge to his rule in the coming months following the expected return of two major opposition leaders.
The Pakistani government will issue a passport to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was overthrown in a bloodless military coup six years ago, the country's information minister said Wednesday.
Two former Pakistani prime ministers and rivals, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, met in Saudi Arabia and agreed to work to end dictatorship in Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim League sources told CNN.
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