Nations do inane things under panic. Pakistan has chosen to amend its constitution to empower the armed forces to execute "religious terrorists" without due process and fundamental rights otherwise available under the criminal justice system in civilian courts.
Musharraf, Pakistan's former military strongman, may soon be prosecuted, the first time in the country's history that a former army chief will face legal action for violating the constitution. For Prime Minister Sharif, it is an opportunity to shut the door against future military coups.
ISLAMABAD, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the prime minister on Tuesday in connection
The case involving presidential immunity has dramatic consequences for Pakistan's seedy political culture that thrives on family legacies, arbitrary pardons, unresolved corruption cases, and lack of accountability.
Unfortunately for the people of Pakistan, without an acute response from civil society, the media, and the populace at large, Pakistan is headed for perhaps another 18 months of political instability at the least.
Yusuf Raza Gilani, Pakistan Prime Minister, Convicted Of Contempt In Graft Case But Receives No Jail Time
Pakistan says U.S. drone strikes must stop Gilani is the first serving prime minister in Pakistan's history to be convicted
For American reporters and editors, Pakistan only exists in the context of security concerns: the Taliban, terrorism, fundamentalist Islam, and the war in Afghanistan. Outside of this context, there is no Pakistan.
Refugees Return Home, Muslims Attack Christians And Reading Between The Lines During A Pakistan News Hunt
Over 100 HuffPosters joined the Pakistan News Hunt, helping to submit 169 stories on Pakistan, 68 of which were reviewed by more than three individuals, earning a NewsTurst rating.
The development has historic significance in a country where Martial Law has been imposed four times, each one accompanied by a nod from a submissive Supreme Court.
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday lifted a ban on opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif
WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Pakistan's president and opposition leader
Nawaz Sharif, a former Pakistani prime minister and leader of the biggest opposition party, has urged people to join him