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.
Revolutions ahoy?

Revolutions ahoy?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- As long as government remains broken and destructive in the United States, political change is inevitable.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Report: Zardari on scheduled Dubai trip

Report: Zardari on scheduled Dubai trip

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari left Thursday on a one-day scheduled trip for Dubai amid an uncertain situation at home, local TV channels reported.

Pakistan's Khan widens political base

KARACHI, Pakistan, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Imran Khan, the dashing Pakistani cricketer turned popular politician, is seeing his political base widen as unprecedented crowds flock to his rallies.

Anger hurts repair of U.S.-Pakistan rift

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Outrage in Pakistan over a U.S. airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers may be too high to repair the tenuous U.S.-Pakistan relationship, observers said.
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Imran Khan

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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