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Assassination bid on Imran Khan: Is it the beginning of the unravelling of Pakistani state?
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Assassination bid on Imran Khan: Is it the beginning of the unravelling of Pakistani state?

Going forward, Imran Khan will become even more strident in his rhetoric. He will push things right to the brink, and perhaps even beyond. But the problem is that there is also no way that the government or the military establishment can give in to his demands

A bloody history: How Pakistani politicians are unsafe in their own country
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A bloody history: How Pakistani politicians are unsafe in their own country

The attack on Imran Khan today has once again brought focus to the rampant political violence in Pakistan. From the killing of former prime ministers Liaquat Ali Khan to Benazir Bhutto, a look at how the nation has witnessed attempts on the lives of politicians

Preachy Bilawal should know Pakistan is a graveyard of minorities: As for India, just look at Parsis and Bohras
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Preachy Bilawal should know Pakistan is a graveyard of minorities: As for India, just look at Parsis and Bohras

If India’s true minority policy has to be understood and appreciated, one should look at how some of the smallest communities like Parsis, Jews and Buddhists or even Bohras, Ismailis and Ahmadiyyas have been treated

Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike: The league of extraordinary women leaders from Asia
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Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike: The league of extraordinary women leaders from Asia

With Droupadi Murmu set to become India's first female tribal president, here's a look at some of the most influential and powerful women in Asia — past and present

Pakistan: Former police officer claims he was forced to implicate Pervez Musharraf in Benazir's assassination case
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Pakistan: Former police officer claims he was forced to implicate Pervez Musharraf in Benazir's assassination case

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's first woman prime minister, was murdered on 27 December, 2007 in a suicide bombing carried out by the Pakistani Taliban in Rawalpindi during an election rally

Imran Khan picks Gulzar Ahmed as caretaker PM: Who is he and what will his role be?
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Imran Khan picks Gulzar Ahmed as caretaker PM: Who is he and what will his role be?

Amid the ongoing political crisis in Pakistan, embattled Pakistani leader Imran Khan on Monday nominated former chief justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed for the office of the caretaker prime minister

Imran Khan has imposed 'civil martial law' in country, says Shahbaz Sharif
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Imran Khan has imposed 'civil martial law' in country, says Shahbaz Sharif

This comes after the National Assembly was dissolved on Sunday and President Arif Alvi said Imran Khan will continue as prime minister till the appointment of a caretaker prime minister

No Pakistan prime minister has completed a full term: A look at when democratically elected leaders have been ousted
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No Pakistan prime minister has completed a full term: A look at when democratically elected leaders have been ousted

Imran Khan, who ascended to the post of Pakistan prime minister in 2018, won't be able to complete his tenure. He joins Zulfikar Bhutto, his daughter Benazir, and Nawaz Sharif as those who were deposed from their seat of power

Imran Khan isn't alone: When Pakistan prime ministers faced a no-confidence vote
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Imran Khan isn't alone: When Pakistan prime ministers faced a no-confidence vote

Former Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Shaukat Aziz had faced similar no-confidence motions in Pakistan, but they survived. The same can't be said for Imran Khan who hangs on to power by a thread

Pak Opposition moves no-confidence in Imran: How Pak PM could lose his chair
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Pak Opposition moves no-confidence in Imran: How Pak PM could lose his chair

The two major opposition parties of Pakistan submitted a no-confidence motion on Tuesday against Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking to oust him from office.

A new book by Owen Bennett-Jones explores the lineage, political legacy of Pakistan's Bhutto family
Arts & Culture

A new book by Owen Bennett-Jones explores the lineage, political legacy of Pakistan's Bhutto family

Chronicling the life of the astute politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his political rise, along with that of his four children, the book draws from unpublished documents and research accumulated over two decades to tell the story of the family's complex relationship with British colonialists, the Pakistani armed forces and the United States of America.

Death sentence to General Musharraf isn’t end of military rule in Pakistan; Rawalpindi has long moved to control via other means
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Death sentence to General Musharraf isn’t end of military rule in Pakistan; Rawalpindi has long moved to control via other means

The conviction of General Pervez Musharraf for treason does not interrogate the Pakistan Army’s primacy in the country’s political life, rather it reiterates a proscription on the use of a tool the Generals do not think they now require

Musharraf-era spy boss in hot seat
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Musharraf-era spy boss in hot seat

Taliban-Afghan-US negotiations is biggest challenge for Pakistan’s new interior minister

Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto asks Imran Khan-government to release captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman
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Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto asks Imran Khan-government to release captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman

Fatima Bhutto said Pakistan's recent history was bloody and no one has suffered more violence than its own citizens. "But our long history with military dictatorships and experience of terrorism and uncertainty means that my generation of Pakistanis have no tolerance, no appetite, for jingoism or war," she said

What is National Command Authority: Imran Khan convenes meeting of Pakistan's apex nuclear body after Balakot air strikes
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What is National Command Authority: Imran Khan convenes meeting of Pakistan's apex nuclear body after Balakot air strikes

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan has called for a meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA) in the aftermath of India's pre-emptive, non-military air strike at terror camps in and around Balakot in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Noted Pakistani feminist, poet, author Fahmida Riaz passes away at 72
World

Noted Pakistani feminist, poet, author Fahmida Riaz passes away at 72

Born into a literary family in Meerut, Riaz always played an active role in social and political activities and was hailed by many as a pioneer in feminist literature

Pervez Musharraf treason case: Pakistan special court orders formation of panel to record ex-army chief's statement
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Pervez Musharraf treason case: Pakistan special court orders formation of panel to record ex-army chief's statement

Pervez Musharraf who has been living in Dubai since March 2016, is facing the treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007,

Pervez Musharraf 'growing weaker' from unspecified illness, can't return to Pakistan to face treason case, claims his party
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Pervez Musharraf 'growing weaker' from unspecified illness, can't return to Pakistan to face treason case, claims his party

Pakistan's former dictator General Pervez Musharraf is "growing weaker rapidly" due to a new unspecified illness and cannot return to face the treason case now, a senior leader of his party has said.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern makes history by bringing infant daughter to UN Assembly
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern makes history by bringing infant daughter to UN Assembly

Clarke Gayford tweeted a picture of the infant's UN diplomatic photo ID that classified her as "New Zealand first baby".

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern resumes duties after six weeks of maternity leave
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern resumes duties after six weeks of maternity leave

New Zealand Prime Minister and new mum Jacinda Ardern, only the second world leader to give birth while in office, resumed her duties after maternity leave.