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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

12 die in bomb blast before Pakistani candidate's political event

HANGU, Pakistan, May 7 (UPI) -- At least 12 people died in a bomb blast at a market in Hangu, Pakistan, Tuesday just before a Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam candidate's political event, police said.

Pakistani liberal leaders condemn bombings

ISLAMABAD, April 29 (UPI) -- The leaders of two of Pakistan's secular liberal political parties condemned recent Taliban-orchestrated bombings that left 17 people dead ahead of next month's national elections.
Musharraf wins bid to run in elections

Musharraf wins bid to run in elections

ISLAMABAD, April 8 (UPI) -- Pakistan's electoral commission has allowed former military dictator and returned exile Pervez Musharraf to run in the May parliamentary elections.

Cricket star Khan set for May elections

ISLAMABAD, April 8 (UPI) -- Anti-drone and former international cricket star Imran Khan will contest a Parliamentary seat in this year's Pakistani national elections.
Pakistani women face road blocks to vote

Pakistani women face road blocks to vote

ISLAMABAD, March 29 (UPI) -- With Pakistan facing landmark general elections May 11, cultural bars on women voting are so entrenched in conservative parts of the country that thousands of women are unlikely to vote, interviews show.
AAMIR SAEED, Written for UPI

Pakistan military to target Quetta militia

MYSORE, India, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez has ordered a "targeted operation" against militants in Quetta.

Panache lingerie founder attacked, beaten

SHEFFIELD, England, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Tony Power, Panache lingerie firm founder, was hospitalized in Sheffield, England, after being beaten during an attempt to steal his car, officials said.

Suspected drone strike kills five

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Five people died Wednesday in a suspected drone strike at a militant hideout in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area, Pakistani officials said.

Pakistan protest march halted

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN, Pakistan, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Pakistan stopped a protest march against U.S. drone strikes from entering South Waziristan because cars in the rally didn't have proper certification.

Anti-drone march begins in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A crowd of an estimated 1,000 people began a two-day march Saturday in Pakistan to protest U.S. drone strikes, organizers said.
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