July 4, 2013
by Max Slater
Pakistan's new government on Thursday lifted the country's moratorium on executions. The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), a center-right party, took power during elections in May, defeating the incumbent Pakistan People's Party (PPP). PML-N Interior Ministry spokesman Umer Hameed declared that ...[read more]
August 27, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 27, 2009, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected a petition seeking treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf, finding that the applicant lacked standing and that the Supreme Court was not the appropriate forum for such a petition. The petition was filed by Senator Syed ...[read more]
August 28, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday rejected a petition seeking treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf, finding that the applicant lacked standing and that the Supreme Court was not the appropriate forum for such a petition. The petition was filed by ...[read more]
April 1, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The Supreme Court of Pakistan suspended its February decision Tuesday barring former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother from holding elected office, pending the high court's final review of the decision. Last week, the government of President Asif Ali Zardari petitioned the court to rev... ...[read more]
March 19, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The government of Pakistan President Ali Asif Zardari and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday, asking the court to review its February decision banning former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother from holding elected office. The ...[read more]
March 12, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement and opposition politicians and supporters began a long march from Karachi to Islamabad Thursday against the government of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The protesters, led by Nawaz Sharif of the Pa... ...[read more]
March 11, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Pakistan government forces conducted raids and arrested opposition members, including members of the country's lawyers' movement, prior to a protest rally led Wednesday by former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif. Among those targeted Tuesday night... ...[read more]
February 25, 2009
by Jake Oresick
The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that bars Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister and current leader of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), from holding elected office based on a past criminal conviction for hijacking. Sharif was convict... ...[read more]
September 6, 2008
by Michael Sung
Pakistani national and provincial legislators on Saturday elected Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari as president. Zardari, the widower of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, defeated two other candidates, including retired chief justice Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui... ...[read more]
August 25, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
Former Pakistani prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) head Nawaz Sharif on Monday followed through with threats to withdraw his party from the coalition government. Sharif had set Friday as the deadline for the PML-N and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) to agree on the rein... ...[read more]

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