World News | Reuters | Saturday August 15, 2015
A Pakistani minister has resigned after alleging the former head of military intelligence encouraged violent street demonstrations last year to try to unseat the government, the information minister said on Saturday.
World News | Reuters | Monday April 27, 2015
The chief of Pakistan's main spy agency is spearheading a campaign to wrest control of the teeming port city of Karachi from a powerful political party, the military's latest, and some say boldest, foray into civilian life in recent years.
India News | Reuters | Saturday November 8, 2014
Assam police have arrested a 36-year-old woman suspected of being involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of Bangladesh and carry out a coup, police said on Saturday.
World News | Reuters | Friday September 5, 2014
Weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to convince five of the powerful army's 11 Corps Commanders that it was time for them to step in and force embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday August 20, 2014
Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country's military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between the two sides.
Elections News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With PTI inputs) | Tuesday May 27, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled off his first diplomatic coup even before taking office. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa were among some 4,000 guests who watched Mr Modi and his new ministers take the oath of office and secrecy - a historic first for any prime m...
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 25, 2013
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has demanded that Pakistani judges who endorsed the October 1999 coup, led by former army chief Pervez Musharraf, should also be charged with treason.
World News | Reuters | Sunday May 12, 2013
Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government capable of implementing reforms needed to rescue the fragile economy.
People | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 12, 2013
Nawaz Sharif, known as the 'Lion of Punjab' who has promised to restart peace process with India and is set to be elected for a third innings as Pakistan Prime Minister, is seen as someone who can fix the country's bleeding economy but is considered soft on the Taliban.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 22, 2013
Pakistan's caretaker government on Monday refused to put former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, telling the Supreme Court that it was beyond its mandate.
World News | Reuters | Thursday January 17, 2013
To Pakistan's ruling party, a firebrand cleric camped outside parliament with thousands of protesters is looking more and more like the harbinger of their worst fear: a plan by the military to engineer a "soft coup".
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Wednesday June 20, 2012
Pakistan's top court disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from office on Tuesday in a stunning move likened to a "judicial coup" that plunged the country into fresh turmoil. The prime minister has refused to step down since he was convicted of contempt of court in April for not asking authorities in Switzerland to reopen a 1990s graft cas...
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 11, 2012
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday constituted a nine-judge bench to examine the report of a judicial commission that probed a mysterious memo seeking US help to prevent a feared military coup here after the killing of Osama bin Laden last year.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 6, 2012
Pakistan's powerful military did not plan a coup after the US raid in Abottabad that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in May last year, former ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha has said.
World News | NDTV.com | Wednesday January 18, 2012
Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will appear before the country's Supreme Court to answer a contempt of court notice later this week amidst questions over whether the country's civilian government can survive. But emboldened by winning a trust vote in Parliament on Monday, its top leadership is now asserting that there is no question of...
World News | NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday January 18, 2012
Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will appear before the country's Supreme Court to answer a contempt of court notice later this week amidst questions over whether the civilian government can survive. But emboldened by winning a trust vote in Parliament yesterday, its top leadership is now asserting that there is no question of the PM re...
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday January 16, 2012
BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion (RIM), has said that it will not release data regarding a memo that said that President Asif Ali Zardari had feared a military coup last year, it was reported here.
World News | NDTV Correspondent | Friday January 13, 2012
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has denied a report that he spoke to the British High Commissioner in Islamabad last week seeking help to prevent a coup. A statement from Mr Gilani's office clarified, "The democratic government led by Prime Minister draws its strength from the people of Pakistan and not from any foreign power."
World News | NDTV Correspondent & Agencies | Friday January 13, 2012
In the midst of a continuing army-government stand-off, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday surprisingly flew to Dubai but fears of a military coup waned with the focus shifting to a crucial hearing by the Supreme Court on Monday.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 12, 2012
A Pakistani court has admitted a petition seeking to block any attempt by the government to sack army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha over the memo scandal. The petition filed by lawyer Maulvi Iqbal Haider was accepted by the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday.
World News | The Associated Press | Thursday January 12, 2012
Pakistan's president left the country Thursday for what was described as a one-day private visit to Dubai, officials said. during a deepening crisis between the government and the powerful military.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday January 12, 2012
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday said the party would not support a military coup as the country witnessed a stand-off between the political leadership and the army.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday January 12, 2012
A Pakistani Army officer taking command of a brigade was enough to fuel coup rumours as the formation had in the past been used to secure Islamabad during a military take over.
World News | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday January 12, 2012
Leaders of Pakistan's ruling coalition will take part in an urgent session of parliament today in the wake of a warning from the country's Supreme Court that action could be taken against the President and Prime Minister for failing to reopen high-profile corruption cases.