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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.

Death toll rises from clashes in Pakistani cityupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 10:30:00

Six people were killed in Karachi on Friday morning as a result of ongoing ethnic and political violence in the Pakistani city, police said.

At least 33 killed in 24 hours of violence in Pakistani cityupdated: Thu Aug 18 2011 05:42:00

A former federal lawmaker is among at least 33 people killed in a fresh spate of violence over the past 24 hours in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police officials said Thursday.

Key party quits Pakistan governmentupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 13:07:00

For the second time this year a key political party in Pakistan's ruling coalition has quit the government.

Pakistan reverses hike in fuel pricesupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 11:27:00

The Pakistani government has reversed a recent hike in fuel prices, an effort that could help shore up the country's crumbling governing coalition.

Pakistani government faces challenges without majorityupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 09:44:00

A major Pakistani political party said Wednesday it will not support the government in its quest to regain a majority.

New defection leaves Pakistan with minority governmentupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 12:30:00

The second-largest party in Pakistan's ruling coalition quit the government Sunday over fuel price increases and other complaints, leaving the country with a minority government.

Pakistan coalition loses key supportupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 12:30:00

A political defection in Pakistan could mean a crisis for the governing coalition. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

1 dead, 8 hurt in suicide attack targeting Pakistani ministerupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 12:05:00

At least one person was killed and eight others hurt in southwest Pakistan on Tuesday when a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of the chief minister of Balochistan province.

Amid ire over reports, Pakistani TV stations go blackupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 23:15:00

Two TV stations in southern Pakistan have been blacked out after news reports that they aired angered supporters of the Pakistani president.

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 'blocks' critical TV stationupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 22:46:00

A Pakistani television station, which has been critical of the government, has been shut down in locations across the country, according to the station's managing director.

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.

Fatima Bhutto: Breaking free of the dynastyupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:02:00

At 25-years-old, Fatima Bhutto is eligible to become prime minister of Pakistan.

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.

Time.com: 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.

Judges return as Pakistan prepares for pollsupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 11:57:00

Three top judges whose ousting by former President Pervez Musharraf sparked months of unrest and political fighting in Pakistan were reinstated on Friday.

Pakistani PM's attackupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 06:04:00

CNN's Nic Robertson shows the confusion after the apparent attack on Pakistani PM Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Pakistan's PM 'escapes' assassination attemptupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 06:04:00

Gunmen opened fire Wednesday on a government convoy in what Pakistani officials said was an assassination attempt against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, but it is unclear if he was present at the time of the attack.

Pakistan: PM attacked, safeupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 21:21:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on what Pakistan says was an assassination attempt against the prime minister.

Time.com: 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

Time.com: 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?

Pakistani coalition unravelsupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:50:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif withdraws his party from the ruling coalition. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Sharif withdraws party from Pakistan ruling coalitionupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:50:00

Pakistan's ruling coalition split on Monday after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif withdrew his party and vowed to nominate a rival presidential candidate.

Bhutto's widower to run for presidentupdated: Sun Aug 24 2008 21:36:00

Pakistan People's Party co-chair and widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari, has accepted the nomination to be his party's candidate for the Pakistani presidency, PPP officials said Saturday night.

Bhutto's widower offered presidential placeupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 12:27:00

The party of assassinated Benazir Bhutto has nominated her widower to be Pakistan's next president, a party spokesman said Friday.

Bombings rock Pakistan ahead of electionsupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 09:58:00

The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for dual suicide bombings at a Pakistani military arms factory that police said killed 66 people and wounded more than 70 others.

Pakistan: 100 die in Taliban suicide bombingsupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 20:32:00

The Taliban claimed responsibility for dual suicide bombings at a Pakistani military arms factory on Thursday that police say killed 100 people and wounded 80 others.

Fatal hospital bombingupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 03:41:00

A bomb blast at a hospital in northwest Pakistan killed at least 23 people.

Taliban claim credit for Pakistan blastupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 03:41:00

The Islamic militant movement, the Taliban, claimed responsibility for an explosion at a hospital in northwestern Pakistan and warned of more attacks unless the military halts its offensive against insurgents in the region, state media reported.

Musharraf 'not resigning' over impeachmentupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 06:24:00

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is negotiating through "back-channel contacts" to reach a compromise that would let him avoid impeachment, according to an official with the pro-Musharraf political party, PML-Q.

Time.com: 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

Musharraf Beijing bound despite home turmoilupdated: Wed Aug 06 2008 11:33:00

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will attend Friday's opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in China, despite an earlier report that he scrapped the trip amid a brewing political standoff in his home country.

Insurgent clashes kill at least 41 in Pakistanupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 05:29:00

Gun battles between paramilitary troops and militants in Pakistan's troubled southwest killed at least 41 people Sunday, including nine soldiers, the state-run news agency reported.

Bhutto party reacts to reportupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 03:07:00

Sherry Rehman of Pakistan People's Party reacts to findings of how Benazir Bhutto died.

U.N. moves toward Bhutto death inquiryupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 03:07:00

The United Nations moved closer to appointing a commission to investigate the death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after a meeting between Pakistan's foreign minister and the world body's secretary-general.

Time.com: Pakistan Lawyers: Back to the Streets updated: Wed Jun 11 2008 14:00:00

The protests seeking the reinstatement of judges threaten President Musharraf and his fragile government

Pakistan coalition crumbles as ministers resignupdated: Wed May 14 2008 10:17:00

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.

Time.com: 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

Fired Pakistan judges getting jobs backupdated: Fri May 02 2008 11:08:00

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 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.

Bloodshed in Pakistanupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 04:58:00

Deadly car bombing in northwest city of Mardan. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Government: Pakistan militant offers cease-fireupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 10:20:00

The man blamed for the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has declared a cease-fire now that the former Pakistan prime minister's party is in power, a government official said.

New Pakistani Prime Ministerupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 22:34:00

Yousaf Raza Gilani has been sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Musharraf swears in old foe as new PMupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 22:05:00

Yousaf Raza Gilani was sworn in as Pakistan's new prime minister Tuesday by the same man he blames for jailing him for five years -- President Pervez Musharraf.

New Pakistani PM to free judgesupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 20:44:00

Pakistan's deposed chief justice made his first public appearance in four months on Monday, soon after newly-elected prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to release all judges held since last year.

Time.com: Pakistan's PPP Chooses Premierupdated: Sat Mar 22 2008 16:00:00

The party of Pakistan's slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto settles on her replacement, Yousaf Raza Gilani, who was once a close aide to Bhutto

Commentary: Momentous day for Pakistan, Bhutto's legacyupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 17:24:00

Monday was a momentous day for the people of Pakistan, but a bittersweet day for me.

Showdown looms as Pakistan parliament convenesupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 02:08:00

Pakistan's parliament convened Monday and within minutes, it was apparent that the session in the coming days will devolve into a showdown between the newly-elected lawmakers and beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistan's new governmentupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 02:08:00

In a backdrop of escalating violence, Pakistan's new parliament meets for the first time. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

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.

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

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.

Battle lines drawn over ousted Pakistan judgesupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 16:09:00

Pakistan's attorney general Monday rejected a plan by opposition lawmakers to reinstate the country's ousted Supreme Court justices within 30 days of parliament's first session.

Time.com: Will a Coalition Mean Musharraf's End? updated: Mon Mar 10 2008 14:00:00

Two rival parties have united against Pakistan's unpopular President, signaling that the battlefield has changed

Anti-Musharraf parties to form new governmentupdated: Sun Mar 09 2008 19:37:00

Shortly after making their coalition official, Pakistan's main opposition parties on Sunday called on President Pervez Musharraf to immediately convene parliament.

Zardari: consensus governmentupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 16:43:00

The Leader of Pakistan People's Party Asif Ali Zardari discusses the formation of parliament in Pakistan.

Sharif plans to contest Pakistan by-electionsupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 16:43:00

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.

Bhutto's party backs self-rule for provinceupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 08:15:00

The Pakistan People's Party, which swept the parliamentary elections last week on Sunday called for an end to military operations in the southwestern Pakistani province where intelligence officials believe Taliban leaders may be holed up.

Time.com: Musharraf's Loss: Trouble for U.S.updated: Thu Feb 21 2008 11:00:00

A key ally in the war on terror sees his power diminishing, and his challengers don't necessarily share U.S. priorities

Time.com: Can Musharraf Survive?updated: Wed Feb 20 2008 09:00:00

A rout in parliamentary elections leaves the President defiant but vulnerable -- if his political foes can unite

Pakistan opposition see gainsupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 23:08:00

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.

Time.com: Pakistan's Opposition Holds Its Breathupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 13:20:00

Initial reports appear to show Musharraf's opponents ahead, but it's a nerve-wracking path before anything is official

Pakistan's political parties explainedupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 05:57:00

Pakistan will hold parliamentary elections Monday, with political parties competing for 272 seats in the National Assembly.

Car bomb kills 40 ahead of Pakistan voteupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 03:45:00

A car bomb killed 40 people and wounded 90 Saturday in northern Pakistan when it exploded in front of an election office of the opposition Pakistan People's Party, the Pakistani Interior Ministry said.

Bhutto's death clouds Pakistan campaignupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:21:00

Assassinated Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's party will restart its campaign this week to unseat President Pervez Musharraf's ruling party from parliament following the end of its self-imposed mourning period.

Poll: Terror support slidesupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:18:00

A survey of Pakistan public opinion anticipates a PPP lead in coming elections. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistan boosts security for electionupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:17:00

Pakistan's government is beefing up security for a "fair, transparent and peaceful" parliamentary election on Monday, a Pakistani government spokesman said.

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.

Bhutto's son: Democracy is revengeupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:08:00

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of the assassinated Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, said Tuesday that he fully intended to take on a political role in his homeland but only after he has completed his studies at Oxford University.

Lahore suicide bomb blast kills 23updated: Thu Jan 10 2008 19:37:00

A suicide bomber killed at least 23 people and injured more than 58 others after detonating an explosive outside a court in Lahore on Thursday, police said.

Police die in Pakistan blastupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 19:37:00

A suicide attack in Pakistan kills more than 20 policemen. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports Viewer discretion advised

Time.com: Bhutto's Son Addresses the Worldupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 12:30:00

The teenager who now leads his mother's party might have been nervous, but he soon made it clear that he was destined

Time.com: Was Bhutto to Blame for Her Death?updated: Sat Jan 05 2008 12:40:00

As Pakistan's Musharraf reluctantly allows Scotland Yard to join the investigation, he suggests that his slain political rival ignored the threats to her safety

UK police begin Bhutto death probeupdated: Sat Jan 05 2008 10:21:00

Detectives from Britain's Scotland Yard Saturday examined the scene where former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Dec. 27.

Time.com: Pakistan Reschedules Elections updated: Wed Jan 02 2008 07:00:00

Pakistan postpones its vote amid broad violence following Bhutto's assassination. But the delay may heighten tensions

Commentary: Dynasties, democracy and dictatorshipupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 03:31:00

Honoring Benazir Bhutto's last wishes, her Pakistan People's Party (PPP) today named her teenage son Bilawal, and her husband, Asif Zardari as its leaders.

The future of Pakistanupdated: Mon Dec 31 2007 03:31:00

Human Rights Watch Ali Dayan Hasan talks exclusively to CNN's Zain Verjee on the future of Pakistan.

Commentary: Bhutto was essence of Pakistanupdated: Sun Dec 30 2007 18:34:00

A gift given to me years ago from Benazir Bhutto, an elegantly decorated wood jewelry box slathered in lacquer, still adorns a sideboard in our home. Bhutto had wanted everyone in the room of visitors to remember her for her best. This was in 1993, not long after her second election as prime minister of Pakistan.

Time.com: Another Bhutto in Pakistanupdated: Sun Dec 30 2007 12:00:00

The appointment of Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son, Bilawal, as party chief will rally the party -- if elections go ahead

Violence puts Pakistan's elections at riskupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 21:13:00

Violence following the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto could threaten Pakistan's January 8 parliamentary elections.

Time.com: Bhutto's Successorupdated: Sat Dec 29 2007 15:00:00

Two days after Benazir Bhutto's assassination, TIME learned that the former prime minister's 19-year-old son would take her place as head of the Pakistan People's Party

Time.com: Pakistan After Bhutto updated: Fri Dec 28 2007 03:00:00

With a Jan. 8 election now clouded with uncertainty, Benazir Bhutto's assassination threatens to fracture the country

Fortune: A fresh blow for Pakistanupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 14:39:00

The most pressing priority for nuclear-armed Pakistan -- and the world -- now that the Bhutto dynasty has been terminated is to avoid having this difficult country descend into civil war.

Time.com: Who Is Behind the Attack on Bhutto? updated: Fri Oct 19 2007 17:00:00

Her enemies range from al-Qaeda to the military, but whoever is reponsible, the blasts could scare off her supporters

Musharraf 'elected to third term'updated: Sat Oct 06 2007 21:37:00

Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf was Saturday elected for a third term as president according to unofficial ballot results, state-run TV reported.

Bhutto will not join vote boycottupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 21:26:00

Benazir Bhutto's opposition party will not join a boycott against Saturday's vote that is expected to give Gen. Pervez Musharraf a third term as Pakistan's president, but the self-exiled opposition leader said, "We will not be voting for him."

Time.com: Lights, Camera, Bhutto!updated: Fri Sep 14 2007 14:00:00

Pakistan's exiled leader makes a tightly choreographed announcement of her comeback. But a new political factor awaits her: an unleashed media

Newsmaker: Benazir Bhuttoupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 05:50:00

After eight years in exile, former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto is making a bid to return to prominence in the country as part of a power-sharing deal with president General Pervez Musharraf's military government.

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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