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2008-08-28 09:00:10

The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani troops drove off a Taliban attack on a fort and pounded another band of militants holed up in a health center, officials said Wednesday as fighting spread to a third area of the tribal belt along the Afghan border. As many as 49 insurgents were reported killed. The violence came a week after the threat of impeachment forced longtime U.S. ally Pervez Musharraf to resign as president, triggering a scramble for power that resulted in...

2008-08-28 09:00:04

By Stephen Graham Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani troops drove off a Taliban attack on a fort and pounded another band of militants holed up in a health center, officials said Wednesday as fighting spread to a third area of the tribal belt along the Afghan border. As many as 49 insurgents were reported killed. The violence came a week after the threat of impeachment forced longtime U.S. ally Pervez Musharraf to resign as president, triggering a scramble for power that...

2008-08-27 06:00:21

By Jane Perlez Three gunmen who attacked the vehicle carrying the chief American diplomat in the northern city of Peshawar on Tuesday were armed with assault rifles and wore long hair and beards like the Taliban, the provincial police chief said. The bulletproof Land Cruiser carrying Lynne Tracy, principal officer at the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, was stopped by the three men, who got out of a sport utility vehicle and fired, said Naveed Khan, the inspector general of police in...

2008-08-26 03:00:21

LEADING ARTICLE Pakistan and Afghanistan face the same Taliban threat Even by the notoriously low standards of South Asian politics, Asif Ali Zardari, the leader of the Pakistani People's Party, is a compromised figure, dogged by corruption charges. So it is hard to be enthused by the PPP's decision to nominate its leader as the country's next president. The abrupt departure of Nawaz Sharif's Muslim League yesterday from the ruling coalition will make Mr Zardari's appointment more...

2008-08-26 00:00:09

By Zarar Khan ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's ruling coalition was at risk of collapsing today if its junior partner carries out a threat to quit unless judges ousted by ex-president Pervez Musharraf are restored immediately. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who heads the second-largest party in the coalition, set a deadline today for reinstating the judges, a response to the surprise announcement that federal and provincial lawmakers will select the new president on Sept. 6. Asif...

2008-08-24 12:00:02

By Asif Shahzad Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's ruling coalition teetered on the brink of collapse Saturday as the two main partners squabbled over a successor to ousted President Pervez Musharraf. Former Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, who heads the junior partner in the coalition, demanded the dominant Pakistan People's Party slash the president's powers before he would support its candidate. Asif Ali Zardari, head of the PPP and widower of the party's assassinated...

2008-08-24 09:00:16

By ASIF SHAHZAD By Asif Shahzad The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's ruling coalition teetered on the brink of collapse Saturday as the two main partners squabbled over a successor to ousted President Pervez Musharraf. Former Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, who heads the junior partner in the coalition, demanded the dominant Pakistan People's Party slash the president's powers before he would support its candidate. Asif Ali Zardari, head of the People's Party and...

2008-08-23 15:00:02

The widower of slain Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has accepted his party's presidential nomination, the Pakistan People's Party announced Saturday. Asif Ali Zardar's nomination as the successor to President Pervez Musharraf is a controversial one, the BBC reports. The PPP's partner in the government coalition, the Pakistani Muslim League-N headed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, does not support him. Zardari faces disunion in the country, as well as dissent in the coalition....

2008-08-23 09:00:09

Text of report headlined "Qura'an was witness to pact on judges return" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 23 August Islamabad: "Bring in the Holy Qura'an," Asif Ali Zardari ordered one of his aides at the Zardari House on the evening of August 5, 2008 when he realised that once-bitten Nawaz Sharif was this time reluctant to believe in his word of mouth. A copy of the Holy Qura'an, lying in the bedroom of Asif Ali Zardari was brought and given to Nawaz Sharif. "Let's...

2008-08-23 00:00:09

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Suicide bombers killed 59 people at a huge arms factory Thursday in one of Pakistan's deadliest terror attacks, adding to turmoil from political squabbling that is threatening to tear apart the ruling coalition now that Pervez Musharraf has quit as president.The twin bombings, which also wounded 70 people, hit one of Pakistan's most sensitive and heavily guarded military installations, underlining the threat posed by Islamic militants to...