Pakistan

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Pakistan police targeted in deadly Lahore blast


Breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), named Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the attack [AFP]

Breakaway faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), named Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the attack [AFP] Explosion kills at least five people outside a shopping plaza near Lahore’s police headquarters, officials say.

At least five people have been killed and 25 others wounded in an attack on the police headquarters in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, police officials and medical sources say.

A suicide bomber approached the entrance of the building, and on being denied entry, detonated his explosives, senior police official Haider Ashraf told Al Jazeera. Continue reading

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, center, arrives with security at the Supreme Court building in Islamabad in April.


Pakistan court rules prime minister ineligible to hold office

Pakistan court rules prime minister ineligible to hold office

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yousuf Raza Gilani was convicted on contempt charges in April
  • He has refused to call for a reopening of corruption charges against the president
  • It’s unclear how or if he will appeal the decision Continue reading

Pakistani President Zardari cancels Russia visit


ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday cancelled a visit to Russia in a bid to contain a domestic crisis sparked by the Supreme Court disqualifying Yusuf Raza Gilani as prime minister, a spokesman said.

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday cancelled a visit to Russia in a bid to contain a domestic crisis sparked by the Supreme Court disqualifying Yusuf Raza Gilani as prime minister, a spokesman said.

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday cancelled a visit to Russia in a bid to contain a domestic crisis sparked by the Supreme Court disqualifying Yusuf Raza Gilani as prime minister, a spokesman said. Continue reading

Gilani disqualified as prime minister


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has disqualified Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani as the prime minister in its short order of the NA Speaker ruling case, Geo News reported.

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has disqualified Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani as the prime minister in its short order of the NA Speaker ruling case, Geo News reported.

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has disqualified Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani as the prime minister in its short order of the NA Speaker ruling case, Geo News reported. Continue reading

(Dynamic 2011) events to shape world for years to come


The year 2011 was defined by historic events, from regime changes to royal nuptials to financial crises.

The year 2011 was defined by historic events, from regime changes to royal nuptials to financial crises.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arab Spring, economy, Japan quake, bin Laden raid define 2011 news events
  • Scandals also marred 2011, from absurd (Charlie Sheen) to sordid (Penn State) Continue reading

Pakistani politician Imran Khan almost Reached to Catch His Dream


Supporters of Pakistani former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gather for a public meeting in Karachi on Sunday.

Supporters of Pakistani former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gather for a public meeting in Karachi on Sunday.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Former cricket star holds rally in Karachi ahead of 2013 elections
  • Imran Khan promises widespread reforms in Pakistan
  • His party has not performed well in previous election Continue reading

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