June 17, 2008 A former U.N. arms inspector's report on a smuggling ring headed by A.Q. Khan, the former head scientist for Pakistan's nuclear program, says Khan and his partners obtained detailed designs for a sophisticated nuclear weapon in hopes of selling the plans — which may have been passed to Iran, North Korea or terrorist groups.
June 13, 2008 In Pakistan, lawyers and reformers have revived their campaign to reinstate the independent-minded judges that President Pervez Musharraf fired last year. The two main parties in the new legislative coalition do not agree on reinstating the judges. The two main parties in that coalition do not agree on reinstating the judges.
June 10, 2008 Protests calling for the reinstatement of judges fired by President Pervez Musharraf are the first major challenge to Pakistan's new coalition government. Pakistan's new ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, says there is consensus that the judiciary should be restored, but disagreement on how to do it.
March 24, 2008 Pakistan's parliament on Monday chose Yousaf Raza Gilani, a loyalist of slain leader Benazir Bhutto, as the nation's new prime minister. Gilani, a longtime aide to Bhutto, moved quickly to challenge the unpopular President Pervez Musharraf by ordering the immediate release of all judges detained under the president's orders.
March 24, 2008 Pakistan's National Assembly elected a new prime minister Monday. Yousaf Raza Gilani is the official head of a coalition government, dominated by the two parties that swept last month's elections and packed with outspoken opponents of President Pervez Musharraf.
February 29, 2008 In the wake of last week's parliamentary election in which his party was soundly defeated, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf faces growing pressure to resign. That pressure is also touching Washington, which has hoped to keep Musharraf in place as a key ally in the war on terrorism.