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Pakistan’s Imran Khan Acquitted of Leaking State Secrets, But Remains in Prison on Other Charges

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Acquitted of Leaking State Secrets, But Remains in Prison on Other Charges

By Associated Press
The former PM had been convicted in January of treason and sentenced to 10 years over the “cipher case.”

How Politics Holds Back Pakistan’s Economy

How Politics Holds Back Pakistan’s Economy

By Uzair Younus
It is politics, not economics, that is preventing a wholesale turnaround of Pakistan’s broader trajectory.
The Politics Behind Pakistan’s Controversial Judicial Reform Plan

The Politics Behind Pakistan’s Controversial Judicial Reform Plan

By Umair Jamal
It is considering extending the term of Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, who is known to be close to the Sharif government.

Key Ally of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Demands End to Ban on X, Formerly Twitter

Key Ally of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Demands End to Ban on X, Formerly Twitter

By Munir Ahmed
Two months after the ban went into effect, Farhatullah Babar, a senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, publicly called for access to the social media platform to be restored.

Do Pakistan’s Elections Matter for Balochistan?

Do Pakistan’s Elections Matter for Balochistan?

By Somaiyah Hafeez
Amid violence, public protests, and electoral manipulation, enthusiasm for the polls among the Baloch is at an all-time low.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

UN Rights Body Concerned by ‘Pattern of Harassment’ of Imran Khan’s PTI

UN Rights Body Concerned by ‘Pattern of Harassment’ of Imran Khan’s PTI

By Munir Ahmed and Jamey Keaten
The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Pakistani authorities to ensure a fully free and fair voting process.

Imran Khan Casts a Long Shadow Over Polling Day in Pakistan

Imran Khan Casts a Long Shadow Over Polling Day in Pakistan

By Umair Javed
He may be banned and his party in disarray, but Imran Khan will be an influential figure in Pakistan’s election.
Chaos on the Indus: Pakistan’s Election Maelstrom

Chaos on the Indus: Pakistan’s Election Maelstrom

By Tushar Shetty
A preview of Pakistan’s critical 2024 election, featuring host Tushar Shetty and guests Michael Kugelman and Kunwar Khuldune Shahid.

Pakistan’s Former PM Nawaz Sharif Is Acquitted on Graft Charges

Pakistan’s Former PM Nawaz Sharif Is Acquitted on Graft Charges

By Munir Ahmed
The ruling brings the PML-N leader one step closer to running in next year’s elections.

Michael Kugelman on Pakistani Politics After Nawaz Sharif’s Return

Michael Kugelman on Pakistani Politics After Nawaz Sharif’s Return

By Shannon Tiezzi
"One can't rule out anything in Pakistani politics, which are nothing if not unpredictable."

Nawaz Sharif Returns to Pakistan: The Army Playing a Safe Bet?

Nawaz Sharif Returns to Pakistan: The Army Playing a Safe Bet?

By Rishi Gupta
The army seems to have given a green signal to Nawaz Sharif to become the face of forthcoming general elections in Pakistan.
Pakistan Court Grants Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif Protection From Arrest – For a Time

Pakistan Court Grants Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif Protection From Arrest – For a Time

By Munir Ahmed
The ruling paves the way for Sharif to return home after four years of self-exile in the United Kingdom.

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