Zardari not interested in being Pakistan PM

2013-09-07 20:01

Outgoing Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari says he will not seek to become prime minister and will instead focus on leading his party after stepping down.

Pakistan presidential election poll starts

2013-07-30 10:00

Pakistani lawmakers have began voting for a new president, marking an end to the five-year term of outgoing Asif Ali Zardari whose party lost May's general elections.

Bomb kills Pakistan president's aide

2013-07-10 16:52

A bomb targeting one of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's senior personal security officers has killed at least three people in Karachi.

Musharraf going back to Pakistan

2013-03-01 20:01

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has announced he will return home within weeks to contest elections after nearly five years in self-imposed exile, but did not set a specific date.

Afghan, Pakistani eye peace deal

2013-02-05 10:00

The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan say they will work to reach a peace deal within six months, while throwing their weight behind moves for the Taliban to open an office in Doha.

Pakistan court orders polls to go ahead

2013-01-31 21:45

Pakistan's powerful Supreme Court has ordered imminent general elections to go ahead as planned.

Imran Khan calls on president to resign

2013-01-15 18:53

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan has called on President Asif Ali Zardari to resign immediately to make way for free and fair elections.

Bhutto murder anniversary marked

2012-12-27 11:46

Pakistan is marking the fifth anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, with her son expected to launch his political career with a speech.

Bogus 'family' barred from visiting Malala

2012-10-16 14:05

Several people claiming to be relatives of the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban have tried to enter the British hospital where she is being treated, says an official.

Clinton urges unity against extremists

2012-09-25 12:01

In a round of diplomacy in the wake of violent anti-US protests, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met a series of Muslim leaders and has urged people to work together against extremists.

Pakistan opposition urges PM to quit

2012-04-26 12:01

Pakistani opposition parties are demanding that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani resign after he was convicted of contempt of court over corruption allegations against the president.

Pakistan PM in contempt of court

2012-01-16 17:45

Pakistan's top court has deemed beleaguered Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt for failing to re-open corruption cases, exacerbating a crisis likely to force early elections.

Pakistan president attacks conspiracies

2011-12-27 22:11

Pakistan's embattled president has vigorously defended his rule and urged the nation to foil "conspiracies against democracy" on the anniversary of his wife Benazir Bhutto's murder.

Threats forced Zardari to Dubai hospital

2011-12-14 22:20

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was forced to seek treatment in Dubai because of threats to his life if he attended a Pakistani hospital, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.

Ailing Pakistan president on duty soon

2011-12-08 22:46

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she expects ailing Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to return to work after treatment.

Pakistan envoy in US resigns over memo

2011-11-22 22:29

Pakistan's envoy to the US says he has resigned over the memo scandal whilst maintaining his innocence.

Pakistan floods expand, rescuers struggle

2011-09-14 15:27

Pakistani troops and civilian rescue workers have been moving tens of thousands of people stranded in flooded areas of Pakistan.

Pakistan leaders urged to quit

2011-05-07 18:13

Pakistan's elected leaders have come under mounting pressure to resign in the wake of a US operation that killed Osama bin Laden not far from the capital Islamabad.

Pakistan president goes on defensive

2011-05-03 12:42

Pakistan's president has denied suggestions his country's security forces may have sheltered Osama bin Laden before he was killed by American forces.

Pakistan 1 000s rally over Kashmir

2011-02-05 14:32

Thousands of people have rallied across Pakistan to denounce Indian rule in Kashmir, the disputed Muslim-majority Himalayan state divided between the nuclear-armed rivals.

China, Pakistan sign $35bn in deals

2010-12-18 22:23

China and Pakistan have concluded almost $15bn worth of deals, adding to the $20bn in deals signed the day before.

Musharraf: Pakistan at risk of coup

2010-09-30 14:15

Pakistan's former ruler Pervez Musharraf has warned that the country is at risk of a new coup, as he prepares to launch a political comeback.

Ban pledges quick Pakistan aid

2010-08-15 21:58

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has pledged to speed up international aid for as many as 20 million people hit by Pakistan's floods.

No celebrations in Pakistan

2010-08-14 09:00

Pakistan will hold no official independence day celebrations, out of deference to the 14 million people affected by unprecedented floods.

UN warns of more Pakistani deaths

2010-08-11 19:57

The United Nations has warned of a second wave of deaths from floods in Pakistan unless help arrives soon, as President Asif Ali Zardari defended his decision to travel abroad as the disaster unfolded.


Pakistani shot after televised standoff

2013-08-16 10:02

Pakistani police snipers have shot and seriously wounded a gunman who was tackled live on television by a politician during a dramatic standoff close to Islamabad's political quarter.

Taliban frees prisoners in jail attack

2013-07-30 09:00

Taliban insurgents armed with mortars and grenades have launched a major attack on a jail in northwest Pakistan, escaping with 230 prisoners including hardline militants.

Pakistan's PM sworn into office

2013-06-05 16:59

Pakistan's newly-elected prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has been sworn into office for his third term.

Swiss won't try Pakistani President

2013-02-10 18:50

Pakistan says Swiss authorities will not open a graft case against the Pakistani president.

Britain hosts Afghan-Pakistani talks

2013-02-04 09:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari are set to hold key talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on the Afghan peace process.

Pakistan court orders action against PM

2013-01-24 18:05

Pakistan's top court has ordered officials to register a second criminal case against the prime minister, raising the pressure on the government as it nears the end of its term in office.

Malala's father says Taliban lost fight

2013-01-09 19:57

The Taliban are fighting a lost cause and must accept peace talks, the father of Malala Yousafzai has said.

Malala shooting 'used for political gain'

2012-10-22 11:39

The global attention bestowed on a Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban has sparked outcry amongst Afghans dismayed by what they say is the unequal response to the plight of their women and children.

Muslims challenge Obama on free speech

2012-09-26 11:01

Muslim leaders have demanded international action to stop religious insults in a challenge to US President Barack Obama's defence of freedom of expression at the UN General Assembly.

Nato to hand Afghans lead by mid-2013

2012-05-21 18:21

Nato leaders have agreed to hand Afghan forces the lead for security from mid-2013 as they rush to end the unpopular war.

Pakistan PM gets token contempt sentence

2012-04-26 09:01

Pakistan's prime minister has been convicted of contempt of court by the country's highest court and has been given a token sentence but could still be thrown out of office.

Pakistan PM sacks defence secretary

2012-01-11 17:38

Pakistan's prime minister has sacked the defence secretary, in a move likely to ratchet up tension with the country's powerful military.

Pakistan memo saga hurts returning Zardari

2011-12-19 20:36

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari returned home from medical treatment in Dubai to face rising tension between his civilian government and the military.

Pakistan president had stroke - source

2011-12-09 18:34

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who has spent three days in a Dubai hospital, "most likely" had a mini stroke, a member of his party has said.

Pakistan president had heart attack

2011-12-07 10:18

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari suffered a "minor heart attack" and has undergone an operation in Dubai, but is in good health otherwise, a minister says.

7 indicted over Bhutto killing

2011-11-05 16:00

A Pakistani anti-terror court has indicted two police officers and five alleged Taliban militants over the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Kerry in Pakistan for talks

2011-05-16 13:05

US Senator John Kerry is to meet Pakistani leaders, two weeks after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, warning of profound consequences if the two cannot fix their relationship.

Pakistan faces backlash over bin Laden

2011-05-03 18:05

Pakistan is facing a violent backlash over Osama bin Laden's killing, fearing revenge attacks and struggling to fend off tough questions over how he escaped detection so long.

Pakistan 'embarrassed' in bin Laden op

2011-05-03 08:06

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has acknowledged that his security forces were left out of a US operation to kill Osama bin Laden.

Cops arrested in Bhutto case

2010-12-22 14:00

Pakistani police have arrested two police officers in court for alleged dereliction of duty over the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, says a prosecutor.

Obama hails ties with India

2010-11-08 10:00

President Barack Obama has heaped praise on his host India as he sets out his vision for relations with a country that he says is a cornerstone of US policy.

UN says Pakistanis need help now

2010-08-17 20:02

Many of the 20 million people affected by the disaster in Pakistan have yet to receive any emergency aid.

Cholera confirmed in Pakistan

2010-08-14 11:01

A case of cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect it is not isolated, the UN says.

Zardari visits Pakistan flood victims

2010-08-12 20:24

President Asif Ali Zardari sought to fend off the public outcry over his response to Pakistan's catastrophic floods by visiting a hard-hit area for the first time.

Pakistan: Landslides pile misery

2010-08-09 08:00

Landslides have worsened Pakistan’s grim flood death toll, cutting off roads and hampering aid efforts as critics of the absent and unpopular president liken the disaster to Hurricane Katrina.

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