Sharif plans return to Pakistan soon

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reportedly plans to end his exile and contest elections, following a court ruling that he can return to Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif allowed back into Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court says former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif can return home from seven years in exile.

Analysis: U.S. deal in Pakistan may fail

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The future ruling setup in Pakistan may include both President Pervez Musharraf and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the two leaders who have little in common except a desire to work with the United States against Muslim extremists.
ANWAR IQBAL, UPI Correspondent

Poll: No military in Pakistan politics

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A survey sponsored by Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper says 65.2 percent of urban people in the country want Gen. Pervez Musharraf to leave his office of president.

Ousted minister seeks return to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Corruption charges against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may be reconsidered in Pakistan even as he seeks to return from exile in London.

Analysis: Rice brings Musharraf back

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Rice brought Musharraf back into US ambit
ANWAR IQBAL, UPI Correspondent

Pakistan rules out state of emergency

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Embattled Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf ruled out Thursday imposing a state of emergency on the country.

Analysis: Pakistan's mullah-military pact

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The long alliance between Pakistan’s powerful military and the country’s religious-political groups seems to be running out of steam, as the army looks for new partners among moderates.

Analysis: Musharraf on his way out

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- There seems to be a consensus in Pakistan -- from the man on the street to those in echelons of power -- that President Pervez Musharraf is on his way out.
ANWAR IQBAL, UPI Correspondent

Ally confirms Musharraf-Bhutto meeting

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 28 (UPI) -- An adviser to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf confirmed Saturday he has had a "very successful" meeting with former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto announces power-sharing accord

LONDON, June 18 (UPI) -- Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says she has reached a power-sharing arrangement aimed at returning Pakistan to civilian control. In an interview with the Financial Times in London, Bhutto said she and deposed Premier Nawaz Sharif verbally a

Musharraf supporters urge concessions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 22 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said he won't strike a deal with his political rivals before the country's presidential election.

Musharraf firm about exiled leaders

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 18 (UPI) -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Friday reportedly ruled out the return to the country of two former prime ministers before elections.

Report: Bhutto has no deal with Musharraf

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 23 (UPI) -- A senior leader in Benazir Bhutto's party says the former Pakistani Prime Minister has not made any "power deal" with President Pervez Musharraf.

Former Pakistan PM vows to return

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 16 (UPI) -- Exiled former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says his return home cannot be stopped by President Pervez Musharaff, who ousted him in 1999.

Bhutto says she'll return to Pakistan

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Exiled former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says she plans to return to fight for restoration of democracy despite the threat of arrest.

Bhutto: India and Pakistan need peace

NEW DELHI, March 24 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, addressing a gathering in India, called Saturday for peace between her country and India.

MTV finally allowed to air in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- MTV has arrived in Pakistan as the country's fourth music television channel after Indus Music, The Muzik and ARY Music.

Former president of Pakistan dies

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Ghulam Ishaq Khan, a former president of Pakistan, was buried Friday a few hours after his death at age 91.

Former official accuses U.S. of hoax

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A former Pakistan official alleges the United States played a nuclear threat hoax on his country to end the 1999 conflict with India.

Sharif to talk to Bhutto

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif doesn't think his predecessor Benazir Bhutto would make a political deal with President Pervez Musharraf.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.
By United Press International

Former Pakistan PMs sign democracy deal

LONDON, May 15 (UPI) -- Two former prime ministers of Pakistan, now in exile, pledged in London to work together to restore democracy in their country. Signing what they called a "charter of democracy," Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif agreed to work together in the general elect

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2005 with 80 to follow.
By United Press International

Army chief backs charges against minister

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 16 (UPI) -- A former Pakistani army chief has supported accusations that Information Minister Sheikh Rashid ran a training camp for Kashmiri militants in the 1980s.
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