Musharraf party to boycott Pakistan election
All Muslim Party announces move in protest over court's decision to ban ex-military chief from contesting elections.
HuffPo Makes Deadly Reality of US Drone Policy Painfully Clear
In an editorial decision on Thursday clearly designed to be provoke emotion while also bringing attention to the often ignored death toll of innocent people—especially children—that have been killed in US drone attacks in recent years, the Huffington Post, one of the web's most read news sites, used its prime masthead to show grim pictures of dead or wounded child victims in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf ordered arrested
The decision by the Supreme Court is seen as validation for the anti-corruption movement of cleric Tahirul Qadri. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Tahirul Qadri, the fiery Islamic cleric leading a large antigovernment protest in the heart of the capital, was in the middle of a speech denouncing President Asif Ali Zardari's administration when an aide interrupted him with news.
Challenge to UK Role in Deadly Drone Attacks in Pakistan Blocked by High Court
Britain's High Court has blocked a challenge by a Pakistani man seeking an inquiry into the possible role of British spies in aiding "unlawful ... immoral" CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The decision creates "a cloud of secrecy" in the UK, according to one member of Parliament, about whether that country's spy agency is complicit with the US drone program.
Pakistan Court Orders Blasphemy Charges Against Christian Girl Dropped
The decision brings to an end a contentious case that had gripped the country and sown fear in its Christian minority population.