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Pakistani PM optimistic about peace talks with the Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has offered to hold peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban, said he will personally supervise the dialogue.

Reports: Pakistani Taliban name Imran Kahn on team for peace talks

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says the Pakistani Taliban should pick their own representatives for the peace talks with the government.
Commentary: Talibanized Pakistan?

Commentary: Talibanized Pakistan?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Pakistan to transfer nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia for cash and cheap oil while the army edges to center stage to head off the Talibanization of its political life.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Social media offer Pakistani young a new forum for debate

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 13 (UPI Next) --Pakistani youth comment via social media on issues ranging from the killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud to support for Imran Khan's PTI party.
Filza Khurram
Two killed in attacks on Pakistan's anti-polio program

Two killed in attacks on Pakistan's anti-polio program

SWABI, Pakistan, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Two people were killed, and a third injured, in attacks Friday on anti-polio workers in Pakistan, police said.
Sit-ins staged along NATO supply roads in Pakistan

Sit-ins staged along NATO supply roads in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Members of a Pakistani political party said they staged sit-in protests Sunday along roads used to haul NATO supplies into Afghanistan.

Pakistanis protest drone strikes

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Thousands of people gathered in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Saturday to protest U.S. drone strikes inside Pakistan.
U.S. killing of Taliban chief sparks debate in Pakistan

U.S. killing of Taliban chief sparks debate in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, November 26, (UPI Next) --The U.S. killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud has spurred debate in Pakistan amid protests from the government and some political parties.
Ihsan Qadir
Pakistani party says it'll block NATO supplies

Pakistani party says it'll block NATO supplies

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Pakistani opposition party says it will block NATO supply routes to neighboring Afghanistan if the United States doesn't end its drone strikes.
Pakistan opposition leader could accept strikes against Taliban

Pakistan opposition leader could accept strikes against Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan's main opposition party, says he would agree to military action against the Taliban if peace talks with the militants fail.

Woman political leader killed in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 18 (UPI) -- The highest-ranking woman in Imran Khan's Movement for Justice in Pakistan was gunned down Saturday outside her Karachi home, police said.
Commentary: Pakistan: Geopolitical conundrum

Commentary: Pakistan: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- Lurking behind the good news from the Pakistan election is the threat of a geopolitical nightmare.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Sharif claims win in Pakistan election; final results pending

Sharif claims win in Pakistan election; final results pending

ISLAMABAD, May 11 (UPI) -- Nawaz Sharif claimed a third term Saturday as Pakistan's prime minister as his PML-N party took a huge lead over its rivals, provisional results indicated.

Pakistanis prefer strong leader to democratic government

ISLAMABAD, May 10 (UPI) -- More than half of Pakistan's Muslims would prefer a strong leader to a democratic government, an international poll released Friday indicated.

Pakistani politics: Perils and paradoxes

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Tens of millions Pakistanis will vote, marking the first time in Pakistan's history that an elected civilian government and will be replaced democratically.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Imran Khan Niazi (Punjabi, Urdu: عمران خان نیازی) (born 25 November 1952) is a retired Pakistani cricketer who played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and has been a politician since the mid-1990s. Currently, besides his political activism, Khan is also a charity worker and cricket commentator.

Khan played for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992 and served as its captain intermittently throughout 1982-1992. After retiring from cricket at the end of the 1987 World Cup, he was called back to join the team in 1988. At 39, Khan led his teammates to Pakistan's first and only World Cup victory in 1992. He has a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, making him one of eight world cricketers to have achieved an 'All-rounder's Triple' in Test matches. On 14 July 2010, Khan was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

In April 1996, Khan founded and became the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), a small and marginal political party, of which he is the only member ever elected to Parliament. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007. Khan, through worldwide fundraising, helped establish the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in 1996 and Mianwali's Namal College in 2008.

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