Political analyst Javed Chaudhry says the verdict was one step towards unseating President Zardari. "He is the real target of the SC, not PM Gilani," said Chaudhry.
The death of Hakimullah Mehsud, leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban — or Pakistan’s Taliban — was confirmed on Sunday by state-run Pakistan Television (PTV).
“Do you know why I go abroad on state visits?” asked President Asif Ali Zardari, as he addressed a crowd of thousands in Sindh last week. He then went on to answer his question: “For you, For the poor people of Pakistan. To get them a better deal.” And then the crowd cheered. Kamal Siddiqi reports.
Pakistan’s political horizon is undergoing a gradual shift in terms of who calls the shots as president Asif Ali Zardari gradually gives away his powers to prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a bid to retain the presidency, reports Kamal Siddiqi.
Twelve people were killed in a drone attack on the border of Pakistan’s troubled North Waziristan area on Thursday but Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who is believed to have been the target of the attack, survived.
Karachi’s death toll crossed 40 on Sunday, while stakeholders bickered about the culprit behind the targeted killings in the city, reports Kamal Siddiqi.
The suicide attack in Pak-occupied-Kashmir earlier this week in which three soldiers were killed and 11 injured outside an army barracks has raised fears the Taliban are expanding operations into that part of the country.
The people of Lakki Marwat, a small dusty town in the troubled North West Frontier Province, are still reeling from the shock of Friday’s suicide attack in which almost 100 people lost their lives, reports Kamal Siddiqi.
The UN probe into the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto has hit a dead end as the government has denied access to the incumbent army chief and other top military generals for interrogation.
At least 30 people were killed and about 70 wounded as a suicide bomber blew himself in the middle of a religious procession in Karachi on Monday evening, reports Kamal Siddiqi.
The political crisis that gripped Pakistan following an order by the country’s Supreme Court reopening graft cases against politicians deepened on Saturday, reports Kamal Siddiqi.
Tiger without teeth Pak supreme court’s decision to strike down the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance has reopened corruption cases against president, ministers, writes Kamal Siddiqi
Arrest warrants have been issued against Pakistan interior minister, Rehman Malik, while the country’s defence minister has been barred from leaving the country owing to cases pending against him following the striking down of the controversial NRO, which allowed these persons immunity from persecution.
Pakistan faced fresh upheaval on Thursday after the supreme court annulled an amnesty protecting President Asif Ali Zardari and ministers from corruption charges, prompting calls for his immediate resignation.
A bomb exploded in Dera Ghazi Khan, a town on the border of Punjab and Frontier province in Pakistan, killing 27, including two women and two children, and injuring at least 60. Kamal Siddiqi reports.
Suicide attackers stormed a mosque in Rawalpindi, close to the army headquarters, during Friday prayers and killed at least 40 people, including some top military officials, reports Kamal Siddiqi.
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday indicted seven suspects over last year’s attacks in Mumbai that killed over 160 people, reports Kamal Siddiqi.
The emergence of non-traditional recruits from jihadi groups has left many Pakistan-watchers worried, with one saying that this may be something that “would eventually blow up in our face.” Kamal Siddiqi reports.
Thirty-five people died in Rawalpindi as a suicide bomber blew himself up in a high security zone, continuing a wave of terror that has been unleashed in Pakistan as its military fights militants in the South Waziristan area.
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari faced another political headache on Monday as his government’s coalition partners opposed the passage of the National Reconciliation Ordinance, the infamous NRO, reports Kamal Siddiqi.