Son of former Pakistani PM kidnapped

MULTAN, Pakistan, May 9 (UPI) -- The son of a former Pakistani prime minister was kidnapped and his secretary killed Thursday in an attack on a political rally, police said.

Court postpones hearing in Zardari case

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court granted a three-week delay Monday in a hearing on the reopening of alleged graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Pakistan premier faces contempt proceeding

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to explain why he won't reopen an investigation of the president's finances in Switzerland.

Commentary: Pakistani nuclear hero villain

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Pakistan’s nuclear black marketer Abdul Qadeer Khan, a self-declared enemy of the U.S., is back in business – or at least center stage basking in the limelight.

Pakistan PM told to reopen corruption case

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 29 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court has told Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to respond by July 12 to the court's order to reopen corruption cases the country's president, Asif Ali Zardari.

Ashraf takes over as Pakistan's PM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 25 (UPI) -- Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Pakistan's new prime minister, said he will work to strengthen the country's democratic institutions as demanded by the people.

Pakistan ruling party picks PM candidate

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 22 (UPI) -- Pakistan's ruling party selected a former minister for water and power Friday as its candidate for prime minister, party leaders said.
Pakistan court disqualifies PM

Pakistan court disqualifies PM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 19 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan says Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from holding office because of his contempt conviction.

Pakistan blackouts bring violent protests

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 18 (UPI) -- Violent protests flared in Pakistan's Punjab state over power shortages that stretched up to 22 hours, witnesses said.
Pakistan moving to end NATO blockade

Pakistan moving to end NATO blockade

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 15 (UPI) -- Pakistani officials say they're talking to the United States about the possibility of reopening NATO supply routes.
Bin Laden panel wants to quiz Pakistani PM

Bin Laden panel wants to quiz Pakistani PM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 14 (UPI) -- Pakistan's prime minister will be asked for what could be a "very crucial statement" to a commission investigating the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Poll: Most want Pakistan PM Gilani to resign

Poll: Most want Pakistan PM Gilani to resign

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 8 (UPI) -- A poll indicates 65 percent of Pakistanis want Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to resign.

Plane crash in Pakistan kills 127

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 20 (UPI) -- An airplane flying from Karachi to Islamabad crashed Friday, killing its 118 passengers and nine crew members, Pakistani officials said.
Pakistan demands end to drone attacks

Pakistan demands end to drone attacks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 13 (UPI) -- Pakistani officials presented demands, including an end to U.S. drone attacks, that may lead to reopening of a NATO supply line to Afghanistan, observers said.
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.
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice walks alongside Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte as the Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Mahmud Ali Durrani, follows as the three walk behind U.S. President George W. Bush and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani after they delivered remarks to the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on July 28, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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