pakistani politics

In the Line of Duty

Pakistan’s new Army Chief Gen. Qamar Bajwa has to deal with the challenges left behind by Gen. Raheel Sharif By Ejaz Haider Sometime ago, before writing an article on civil-military relations, I decided to do a simple experiment. I asked whoever I met that day to name Pakistan’s air force and navy chiefs. Except one, a

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Pakistani PM Sharif Undergoes Successful Heart Surgery, Daughter Says

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, May 31 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif underwent successful open heart surgery in a London hospital on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five years, his daughter said. Sharif’s surgery comes as his government prepares to present its annual budget on Friday. It also remains under pressure over allegations of

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Kidnapped Son of Pakistani Ex-PM Arrives Home from Afghanistan

By James Mackenzie and Mehreen Zahra-Malik KABUL/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan May 11 – The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was rescued by Afghan and U.S. forces from Al Qaeda captors in Afghanistan landed in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, three years after being kidnapped from his home town. Ali Haider Gilani was

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