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  1. Kashmir Conflict (Awesome Library)
      Provides news and historical information, as well as articles from various views. 12-01

News
  1. -03-25-08 Pakistan Elects a New Prime Minister (Time.com)
      "Declaring that democratic institutions will be the bedrock of his tenure, Gilani ordered the immediate release of the Supreme Court judges who had been detained since Musharraf declared emergency rule on November 3, when he suspended the constitution. Thirteen Supreme Court judges and 48 other judges had been detained amid a crackdown on civil liberties. 'I order all the detained judges to be released immediately," Gilani told the gathered parliamentarians after the national assembly voted the majority Pakistan People's Party stalwart in as premier. 'Our slain leader Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for the cause of democracy, and now it is our responsibility to strengthen the democratic institutions in line with the aspirations of common people.' " 03-08

  2. -07-06-07 Pakistan Faces Political Challenges (PBS.org)
      "RAY SUAREZ: Well, is the state moving closer to becoming ungovernable, not just from the mosque siege, but from a combination of many things that are going on across a range of the country's life?"

      "STEVE COLL: Well, there are multiple crises going on simultaneously, and what they have in common is a search for a sustainable political order that is true to Pakistan's history, its constitutional traditions, and to the existence of large political parties in the country."

      "This is a country that has a robust politics. It's just that that politics isn't working under military rule, and the president is isolated. And unless he draws out more partners and opens up the process in a way that allows him to build these alliances, I'm afraid this pressure that Dr. Rizvi refers to is going to continue to build up." 07-07

  3. -07-22-07 Al Qaeda and the Taliban Are "Back" (MSNBC News)
      "After years in which Zawahiri seemed constantly on the run, his alleged orchestration of last week's attacks would be further evidence that Qaeda and Taliban forces are newly empowered and have consolidated control of a safe haven along the Pakistani border. A new National Intelligence Estimate out of Washington last week also concludes that Al Qaeda is resurgent in Pakistan—and more centrally organized than it has been at any time since 9/11. The NIE—a periodic intel assessment that is considered the most authoritative issued by the U.S. government—concluded Al Qaeda has 'regenerated key elements' of its ability to attack the United States." 07-07

  4. -08-25-08 Pakistan's Government Falls Apart (Time.com)
      "Pakistan's five-month-old coalition government has fallen apart a week after it forced Pervez Musharraf to step down as President. Dispelling any hope that Musharraf's departure would inaugurate an era of political stability, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced today that his minority party, the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), would pull out of the troubled government, retreating into opposition of the majority, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), led by Asif Ali Zardari." 08-08

Papers
  1. 11-15-03 Pakistan Bans Islamic Militant Groups (CNN News)
      "The Pakistani government banned three Islamic militant groups Saturday and began sealing off more than 300 offices used by the organizations, Pakistani officials said." 11-03

  2. Musharraf, General Pervez (BBC News)
      Provides a news article describing the President and Chief Executive of Pakistan. Visitors sometimes misspell as Musharef, Musharif, Musharaf, Musherif, Musharrif, or Musharref. 9-01

  3. Musharraf, General Pervez (CNN News)
      Provides a profile of the President and Chief Executive of Pakistan. Visitors sometimes misspell as Musharef, Musharif, Musharaf, Musherif, Musharrif, or Musharref. 9-01

  4. Musharraf, General Pervez (Story of Pakistan)
      Provides a profile of the President and Chief Executive of Pakistan. Visitors sometimes misspell as Musharef, Musharif, Musharaf, Musherif, Musharrif, or Musharref. 9-01

  5. Pakistan (Library of Congress)
      Provides a history of the country, including culture, government, economy, and more. Also includes geographic information. Visitors sometimes misspell as Packistan, Packestan, or Pakestan. 1-02

  6. Pakistan (LonelyPlanet.com)
      Provides an overall profile of the country and includes special sections on traveling, history, environment, culture, news, attractions, costs, and much more. Also includes a map of the country with links to major cities. 9-01

  7. Pakistan (U.S. State Department)
      Provides a history of each country, including culture, government, economy, and more. 1-02

  8. Pakistanis Cheer Sharia (BBC News - Anderson)
      "The architects of the law say they want a society free of the evil and corruption."

      "After decades of misadministration, bribery and soaring crime, not many people object to that."

      "But what worries many people is the agenda of the Islamists beyond the Sharia law in the province."

      "They look at the imminent introduction of another bill establishing an accountability bureau to promote virtue and police vice, and fear the worst."

      " 'Our society is gradually being pushed towards religious totalitarianism - a system that was practised by the Taleban in Afghanistan in a crude form, which is carried out here in a more sophisticated way," said Afrasiab Khattak, head of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.' " "In a show of strength and religious zeal in Peshawar last month, vigilante groups of such radicals tore down posters and billboards depicting women." 1-04


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