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  • Outgoing Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari reviews honor guards during a farewell ceremony at President House in Islamabad on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Mr. Zardari is stepping down at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically elected president in the country's history to complete his full tenure in office. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari steps down as his term ends

    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari stepped down Sunday at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically elected president in the country's history to complete his full term in office.


  • Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani (The Washington Times)

    Embassy Row: Ideological 'maniacs'

    The embattled former ambassador from Pakistan cited threats from "ideologically driven maniacs" as he defied his country's highest court this week by refusing to return home for a hearing into a complex case involving accusations of treason and a shadowy figure who claims the ex-envoy was part of a political conspiracy.


  • ** FILE ** In this Friday, June 22, 2012, file photo, Pakistan's Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf waves in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the country's prime minister as part of a corruption case involving private power stations, officials said Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

    Separation 
of powers fight roils Pakistan

    Pakistan's top court ordered the arrest of the prime minister in a corruption case Tuesday, the latest clash between the government and a judiciary that repeatedly has pressured the country's political leaders.


  • Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto gather to pay tribute in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, the fifth anniversary of her assassination. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Son of late Pakistani Prime Minister Bhutto launches political career

    The 24-year-old son of the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto launched his political career Thursday with a fiery speech before thousands of cheering supporters observing the fifth anniversary of his mother's assassination.


  • Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan, addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly with a photo of Pakistan's late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto next to him at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Pakistani president fires back at critics over terror fight

    Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday slammed critics who say his country has not done enough in the fight against terrorists and blamed U.S. drone attacks against suspected terrorists for complicating efforts to win hearts and minds.


  • ** FILE ** Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistani prime minister agrees to court demand in graft case

    Pakistan's prime minister told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the government would comply with a longstanding demand to reopen an old corruption case against the president, defusing a conflict that has roiled the country's political system and led to the ouster of the previous premier.


  • Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf waves upon his arrival for a hearing at the Supreme Court in Islamabad on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Mr. Ashraf appeared before the court to explain why he has not followed instructions from a panel of judges to reopen an old corruption case against Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

    Pakistani court gives PM more time to obey order

    Pakistan's top court on Monday gave the country's prime minister three more weeks to decide whether to obey its order to reopen an old corruption case against the president or face the prospect of being ousted from office like his predecessor.


  • Pakistan government refuses to reopen case against leader

    Pakistan's government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it will not reopen an old corruption case against the president, defying a judicial order that has already brought down one prime minister and now threatens his replacement.


  • Makhdoom Shahabuddin (center), nominated prime minister by the ruling Pakistan People's party, speaks to reporters June 21, 2012, after filing his candidacy paper at the Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Associated Press)

    Pakistan gets new prime minister

    Pakistani lawmakers elected a ruling party loyalist as the new prime minister Friday, despite corruption allegations and his failure to end the country's energy crisis — setting in motion what is likely to be a short and turbulent premiership.


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