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Roadside bomb kills senior Pakistani general, two others

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A top Pakistani army general and two other military men died in a roadside bomb explosion in the violence-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military said.

Supreme Court may decide Musharraf's arrest order

ISLAMABAD, April 19 (UPI) -- Pakistani police Friday took ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf to court from his farmhouse where he went the previous day after being ordered arrested.

Zardari, Kayani discuss law and order

ISLAMABAD, March 8 (UPI) -- Pakistan's army chief urged President Asif Ali Zardari to take urgent steps to tackle the country's worsening law and order situation, sources told Dawn.

Military won't act on Pakistan election

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Pakistani military has no intention of interfering in the country's general elections, Defense Secretary Asif Yasin Malik said.

Suspects arrested in Taliban shooting of girl

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Three suspects believed to be involved in the shooting of a 14-year-old anti-Taliban activist have been arrested, Pakistani officials said Friday.

Girl activist recovering after being shot

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl who won admiration for her anti-Taliban campaign, was recovering after being shot in the head by a militant.
U.S., Pakistani military leaders to meet

U.S., Pakistani military leaders to meet

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 28 (UPI) -- Top U.S. military officials were in Pakistan to meet with their counterparts in the first high-level talks since NATO airstrikes killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

Ijaz testifies via video on memo scandal

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A central figure in Pakistan's so-called memogate testified a top Pakistani diplomat asked him to deliver a memo asking U.S. help to rein in the Pakistani army.

Army chief: Military avoids politics

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani assured President Asif Ali Zardari the military will not stage a coup as the two leaders met Friday.
Pakistani court issues contempt notice

Pakistani court issues contempt notice

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court, acting amid rising political tension, issued a contempt notice against the prime minister Monday for not reopening corruption cases.
Pakistani PM fires defense secretary

Pakistani PM fires defense secretary

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani accused his defense secretary of "gross misconduct" Wednesday and dismissed him.
Gilani: No plans to fire Kayani, Pasha

Gilani: No plans to fire Kayani, Pasha

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani dismissed as "absurd" reports his government planned to fire the army and intelligence chiefs.

Kayani: No plans to take over Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistan's top general said the military is committed to democracy even as the prime minister said the military acts like a "state within a state."

Gilani warns of conspiracies

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Conspiracies are being hatched against the civilian government, Pakistan's prime minister said in a rare warning without directly referring to the military.

Air defense weapons deployed at border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Pakistan, outraged over the Nov. 26 NATO airstrike in Mohmand, will set up air defense weapons on the border with Afghanistan, a source told Dawn newspaper.

Kayani authorizes Pakistani retaliation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Pakistan's army chief has authorized officers at check-posts near the Afghan border to retaliate for any future NATO incursions, the military said.

Former envoy faces investigation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A court has ordered the former Pakistani ambassador to the United States, accused in the so-called memogate controversy, not to travel outside Pakistan.

NATO kills 26 Pakistan border soldiers

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pakistan said its was closing down U.S. drone operations at an air base in the country after a bungled mission left 26 Pakistani soldiers dead and 15 wounded.

Pakistan, China complete military exercise

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A just-completed two-week joint military exercise between Pakistan and China is not intended to pressure other countries, Pakistan's top military official said.
Commentary: Whither or wither Pakistan?

Commentary: Whither or wither Pakistan?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Pakistan imbroglio that baffled the retiring U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a blend of overheated rhetoric, unhinged hyperbole and multidimensional chess.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

U.S. wiggles around Haqqani issue

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Washington is committed to working constructively with the Pakistanis to tackle the threat posed by the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said.

Pakistani hits back for Haqqani claims

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The blame game in public statements from U.S. officials regarding the Haqqani network isn't constructive diplomacy, Islamabad said.

Panetta, Mullen urge pressure on Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The United States must put maximum pressure on Pakistan to keep insurgents from crossing into Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

Pakistani military chief under pressure

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 16 (UPI) -- Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is seen as Pakistan's most powerful man, but sources tell The New York Times the Osama bin Laden killing has undermined that status.

Pakistan investigates bin Laden killing

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 7 (UPI) -- Pakistani officials have launched an investigation into security and intelligence failures following the killing of Osama bin Laden.
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