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2008-08-28 21:00:15

Nawaz Sharif, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League, said Thursday his party will not re-partner with the Pakistan People's Party to form a coalition government. The Press Trust of India reported that PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari requested Sharif rejoin Pakistan's ruling coalition. Zardari reportedly made the request in a telephone call with Sharif, a senior PML-N leader said. Sharif thanked Zardari for the personal apology he issued to him, but said the PML-N would not rejoin the...

2008-08-20 03:00:18

The main players in Pakistan's ruling coalition had yet to resolve their differences two days after President Pervez Musharraf's resignation. The main issues before the Pakistan People's Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-N are the reinstatement of judges dismissed by Musharraf and providing indemnity to the outgoing president, Dawn reported. PPP's Asif Zardari and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who leads the PML-N, have refused to budge on the judges' issue, the newspaper said....

2008-08-19 09:00:07

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency); subheadings as received [Xinhua "Analysis" by Rao Bo, Li Jingchen: "Uncertainties Linger After Musharraf's Resignation"] ISLAMABAD, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) - Despite repeated denials about his possible resignation by the presidential spokesman, Pervez Musharraf eventually stepped down as the Pakistani President Monday, claiming that the decision was made for the sake of national interest. With the removal...

2008-08-12 09:00:43

By Andrew Buncombe Pakistan President 'unfit' to rule, declares regional assembly PAKISTAN'S government is finalising a "charge-sheet" against Pervez Musharraf as battle lines are drawn in the bitter struggle over the President's future. Several allies of Mr Musharraf began to distance themselves from him, saying he should stand down for the good of the country, but the former general again insisted he would fight the impeachment charges being prepared by his opponents. Meanwhile, the...

2006-01-08 05:03:41

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A key party allied to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf threatened on Sunday to quit the ruling coalition if a military crackdown in troubled Baluchistan province was not halted by Friday. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) wants the government to use talks to settle the problems it faces with restive tribes and groups seeking more autonomy for the southwestern province. "If the government does not stop the current military operation in Baluchistan by January...

2005-10-07 02:39:39

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's government parties celebrated on Friday after scoring convincing wins in nationwide mayoral elections in which Islamist parties were the main losers. While political parties were barred from taking part, candidates did little to hide their loyalties. The outcome reinforces expectations that President Pervez Musharraf, a strong ally of the West's war on terrorism, will be re-elected in 2007. "What we are seeing is that...

2005-08-27 03:26:42

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Government parties in Pakistan claimed victory on Saturday in the second round of local elections, but the opposition Islamist alliance denounced the poll saying a fair vote was impossible under President Pervez Musharraf. The elections were officially held on a non-party basis but were keenly contested by political factions to consolidate their power bases ahead of general elections in 2007 which are expected to result in Musharraf staying in...

2005-08-25 08:17:10

By Aamir Ashraf RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed in sporadic violence as Pakistanis voted on Thursday in the second phase of local elections expected to lay the ground for President Pervez Musharraf to stay in office beyond 2007. Pakistani officials said the violence was unexceptional, although 16 people were killed and hundreds injured during the first phase a week ago. "Such violence is normal in local elections but there have been no clashes...

2005-08-21 04:19:53

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's ruling coalition said on Sunday it had swept the first round of local polls seen as a trial run for 2007 general elections, boosting President Pervez Musharraf's own election prospects. However, opponents of the pro-military government denounced results from Thursday's vote for local councillors in 53 of Pakistan's 110 districts as rigged. In announcing the results late on Saturday, the Election Commission did not give political...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'