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2008-08-22 09:00:08

By Andrew Buncombe; Omar Waraich PAKISTAN'S CONFLICT with militants took a savage turn yesterday at the country's main weapons complex where two suicide bombers set off blasts that killed dozens of people and wounded hundreds. The official death toll stood at 59 but doctors said that they believed more than 70 people had been killed by the explosions at two gates of the arms factory in the city of Wah, 20 miles from Islamabad. Reports said that the workers were changing shifts when the...

2008-08-21 06:00:23

Text of article headlined "Glacier melts from the top" by Pakistani newspaper The Nation website on 21 August [by Dr Naeem Chishti, practising solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales] According to the BBC, the British Foreign Office has admitted its role in persuading President Pervez Musharraf to resign from his office on August 18, 2008. In a statement issued in London, the British Foreign Office said that no formula was presented to the top Pakistani leadership to resolve...

2008-08-20 06:00:20

By Paul Wiseman and Zafar M. Sheikh ISLAMABAD, Pakistan {ndash} A suicide attack on a hospital Tuesday in northern Pakistan killed more than two dozen people, a reminder of the challenges facing the country's untested democratic government after Pervez Musharraf resigned as president. The blast occurred in Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's troubled northwest. Despite his pro-U.S. stance on fighting Islamic terrorists, Musharraf was unable to prevent militants from using the area as a...

2008-08-20 03:00:18

Text of unattributed commentary headlined "Political analysis" published by Iranian newspaper Kayhan website on 19 August Last year, the American President George Bush called his Pakistani counterpart, who has now resigned, his 'brother'. Last month also when Yusuf [Raza] Gillani, the Pakistani prime minister, went to Washington, he too was addressed by Bush as 'brother'. Immediately after Gillani's visit to America, the pace of developments in Pakistan speeded up, right up to today that...

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....

2008-08-20 00:00:16

By Indrani Bagchi NEW DELHI: Nawaz Sharif should be watching Pakistanis celebrating the departure of Pervez Musharraf with a sense of irony: nine years ago, when Sharif was deposed by Musharraf in a late-night airport drama, the scenes on Pakistan's streets were not very different, when Pakistanis heaved a sigh of relief after Sharif civilian government turned sour. Pervez Musharraf was history the day he handed over charge to Ashfaque Kayani and donned civvies. It was clear from that...

2008-08-19 18:00:00

By James Tapsfield; Daniel Bentley THE UK Government last night urged an early election of a new president in Pakistan after the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf. Foreign Secretary David Miliband paid tribute to Mr Musharraf's achievements, but said his departure paved the way for more democratic and economic reform. The controversial Pakistan leader finally decided to step down after the recently-elected government launched impeachment proceedings. In an emotional...

2008-08-19 12:00:17

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["International Observation" Article by Staff Reporter Li Jingchen: "Three Major Causes Behind Musharraf's Resignation" (Simplified Version)] Islamabad, 18 Aug (Xinhua) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation as president in a speech to the nation on the country's national television today. His reasons for resigning and the development of the political situation in Pakistan have become...

2008-08-19 09:00:22

By JANE PERLEZ By Jane Perlez The New York Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Facing imminent impeachment charges, President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation Monday, after months of belated recognition by U.S. officials that he had become a waning asset in the campaign against terrorism. The decision removes from Pakistan's political stage the leader who for nearly nine years served as one of the United States' most important - and ultimately unreliable - allies. It leaves U.S....

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...


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