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.


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.

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