Can Pakistan Hold On To This Victory

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The winners of Pakistan’s parliamentary elections said Tuesday that they would take a new approach to fighting Islamic militants by pursuing more dialogue than military confrontation, and that they would undo the crackdown on the media and restore independence to the judiciary.

With nearly complete returns from Monday’s vote giving it […]

Angry Musharraf Warns US – He Means It This Time

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – President Pervez Musharraf warned U.S. troops will be regarded as invaders if they cross into Pakistan‘s border region with Afghanistan in the hunt for al-Qaida or Taliban militants in an interview published Friday.

Musharraf, whose popularity has plummetted amid a surge in extremist attacks in […]

Pakistan’s Bhutto Detained Again – Ahead of Protest

LAHORE/LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistani police put opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a week on Tuesday as the Commonwealth threatened suspension unless President Pervez Musharraf repealed a state of emergency.

Army chief Musharraf set off a storm of criticism when suspended the constitution, sacked most judges, […]

Bhutto Under House Arrest

This is beyond acceptable. Musharraf has created such a huge nightmare in Pakistan that he is showing his true dictator colors. With his defiance not to take off his uniform; now he has put Bhutto under house arrest. Musharraf continues to show the world that he is not for a democratic Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD […]

US Creates Its Own Enemies – Terrorist Groups Still Growing

LYBIAN GROUP JOINS AL QAEDA

Al Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri said a Libyan Islamist group had joined the militant organisation and he urged mujahideen in North Africa to topple the leaders of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

“Today, with grace from God, the Muslim nation witnesses a blessed step … Honourable members […]

3000 Centrifuges Later – Give Bush Another Excuse, Please

Iran is running 3,000 atomic centrifuges

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday Iran had met a planned target of installing and running 3,000 atomic centrifuges used in enriching uranium, Iranian news agencies reported.

Iran had said it aimed to have that many centrifuges, which are set up in […]

The Bhutto Ultimatum – Musharraf Must Play Ball

Bhutto ‘ultimatum to Musharraf’ By Barbara Plett BBC News, Islamabad

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has given President Musharraf 48 hours to respond to her demands for a power-sharing deal, media reports say.

The embattled military ruler is seeking support for presidential elections that would give […]

Amazing Progressive Side To Pakistan, Drag Queen

Progressive and Pakistan, are rarely found outside the large cities. Interesting to find a cross dressing and drag queen with such a high profile. Ali Saleem hosts a television talk show!

“I get to have the best of both worlds”

-Ali Saleem By Sohema Rehan

Ali Saleem, aka Begum Nawazish […]

Bush And Mush Linked At The Hip, Face Similar Fates

Rice ‘sways Musharraf on emergency’ LAHORE, Pakistan (CNN) — U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helped persuade Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf to hold off declaring a state of emergency, high level Pakistani government sources said Thursday. Musharraf was said to be considering the move, which would bolster military rule and suspend democratic freedoms, […]

Transexual Pakistani Update

Jailed same-sex couple appeal to Musharraf

A court on Monday jailed Pakistan’s first publicly acknowledged same-sex couple for three years for perjury – prompting the defendants to ask the president for help.

The couple clutched at each others arms with expressions of disbelief on their faces, but vowed their love […]