Nasir Jaffry

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

Islamabad denied accusations of turning a blind eye to militancy, lambasting the US for ignoring the thousands who have been killed on its soil.

Pakistan, US work to smooth Bin Laden row

Pakistan and the United States on Monday sought to smooth a damaging row caused by Osama bin Laden's killing.

Pakistan vows no repeat of Bin Laden raid

Pakistan's Parliament on Saturday demanded an end to US drone strikes on its territory and called for a probe into the raid that killed Bin Laden.

US leaks reveal Pakistan nuclear, coup concerns

Leaked memos on Wednesday exposed deep tensions between the United States and Pakistan on nuclear arms safety.

‘No survivors’ in Pakistan plane crash

A Pakistani airliner carrying up to 152 people crashed in a ball of flames on Wednesday, killing everyone on board.

Musharraf snubs Pakistan Supreme Court

The former ruler on Wednesday ignored a summons from Pakistan's top court to explain his decision to impose a state of emergency two years ago.

Can Pakistan deliver on US strategy demands?

Pakistan's new role at the centre of the fight against al-Qaeda will lead to more extremist violence and pose huge challenges to a government with a doubtful ability to deliver

Pakistan’s Chaudhry pleads for end to corruption

Pakistan's reinstated top judge Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry urged lawyers on Tuesday to wipe out corruption in the judiciary amid a hero's welcome.

New Pakistan premier frees detained judges

Pakistan's new prime minister triggered an immediate showdown with Pervez Musharraf on Monday, ordering the release of judges detained by the president just moments after being elected. Musharraf had ordered the judges held in November amid fears they might challenge his grip on power in the nuclear-armed nation.

Pakistan Parliament votes for new leader

Pakistan's Parliament prepared on Monday to elect a new prime minister as the coalition government appeared set for a confrontation with key United States ally President Pervez Musharraf. Yousuf Raza Gilani, the candidate nominated by the party of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, is a virtual certainty to win.

Pakistan to announce vote date on Wednesday

Pakistan's election commission said the date for parliamentary elections would be announced on Wednesday, with a delay until February now in view following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The January 8 vote, the next step along the road to civilian-led democracy in Pakistan, was thrown into chaos with the killing of the opposition leader last week.

Pakistan tense amid dispute over Bhutto

Pakistan was on Saturday gripped by division and uncertainty following the burial of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto as her supporters angrily rejected a government explanation of her death. Bhutto died on Thursday shortly after a suicide attack targeting her vehicle at a campaign rally in the northern city of Rawalpindi.

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