Pakistani people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25699/all en Pakistani cleric: catalyst for change or military stooge? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/pakistani-cleric-catalyst-change-or-military-stooge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Matthew Green and Mubasher Bukhari</p> <p>LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A month ago, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri was living quietly in Canada, immersed in the affairs of his Islamic charity and seemingly far removed from the pre-election power games shaping the fate of politicians in his native Pakistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/pakistani-cleric-catalyst-change-or-military-stooge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Islam Muhammad Tahirul Qadri Pakistan Pakistani people Religion War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733755 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Pakistani cleric: catalyst for change or military stooge? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-pakistani-cleric-catalyst-change-or-military-stooge <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates with march started, security preparations)</p> <p>By Matthew Green and Mubasher Bukhari</p> <p>LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A month ago, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri was living quietly in Canada, immersed in the affairs of his Islamic charity and seemingly far removed from the pre-election power games shaping the fate of politicians in his native Pakistan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-pakistani-cleric-catalyst-change-or-military-stooge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Islam Muhammad Tahirul Qadri Pakistan Pakistani people Religion War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:01:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733793 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan turmoil not as 'chaotic' as appears - foreign minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/pakistan-turmoil-not-chaotic-appears-foreign-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Supreme Court ordered arrest of prime minister on Tuesday</p> <p>* Khar downplays influence of anti-government cleric</p> <p>By Michelle Nichols</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar suggested on Wednesday that the Supreme Court was trying to boost its power by ordering the arrest of the prime minister on corruption allegations, but during a speech in New York she said the situation was not as "chaotic" as it might appear.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/pakistan-turmoil-not-chaotic-appears-foreign-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Pakistan Pakistani people Pakistani politicians Politics War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:30:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735355 at http://www.globalpost.com Desert kidnappers offer to swap US hostages for jailed militants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/blank-headline-received-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NOUAKCHOTT, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked kidnappers who took hundreds of people hostage at a gas plant in Algeria have offered to swap U.S. captives for two militants jailed in the United States, Mauritanian news agency ANI reported.</p> <p>They named the militants they want freed as Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui and Egyptian Omar Abdel-Rahman, known as "The Blind Sheikh", ANI reported, citing the group's spokesman. The report did not say how many U.S. hostages were being held.</p> Aafia Siddiqui Islam Mauritania Pakistani people War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:30:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736142 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-South Africa elect to bat in first Pakistan test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/cricket-south-africa-elect-bat-first-pakistan-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Said</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - South Africa skipper Graeme Smith, making his 100th appearance as captain, won the toss and elected to bat in the first test against Pakistan at the Wanderers on Friday.</p> <p>The Proteas have kept the same side that was successful in the test series against New Zealand last month, resisting the urge to play an all-out pace attack in the opener of a three-match series.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/cricket-south-africa-elect-bat-first-pakistan-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Pakistani people Pashtun people Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742682 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-South Africa v Pakistan - first test scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/cricket-south-africa-v-pakistan-first-test-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Updates at close) JOHANNESBURG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Scoreboard at the close of play on the first day of the opening test between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers on Friday: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first Pakistan first innings M. Hafeez not out 6 N. Jamshed not out 0 Extras 0 Total (for no wicket - 2 overs) 6 To bat: Misbah-ul-Haq, A.Ali, Younus Khan, A.Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, U.Gul, S.Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/cricket-south-africa-v-pakistan-first-test-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Cricket in Pakistan Junaid Khan Labor Pakistani cricket team vs South Africa in the UAE Pakistani people Pashtun people Technology Younis Khan Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742809 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: South Africa v Pakistan scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/cricket-south-africa-v-pakistan-scoreboard-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tea scores on the first day of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.</p> <p>South Africa, first innings </p> <p>G. Smith c Sarfraz Ahmed b Umar Gul 24</p> <p>A. Petersen c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 20 </p> <p>H. Amla c Azhar Ali b Younis Khan 37</p> <p>J. Kallis c Asad Shafiq b Umar Gul 50</p> <p>A. de Villiers not out 10</p> <p>F. du Plessis not out 14 </p> <p>Extras (lb2, nb1, w1) 4</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/cricket-south-africa-v-pakistan-scoreboard-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azhar Ali Cricket Pakistani people AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:30:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743058 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: South Africa v Pakistan scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/cricket-south-africa-v-pakistan-scoreboard-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tea scores on the first day of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.</p> <p>South Africa, first innings </p> <p>G. Smith c Sarfraz Ahmed b Umar Gul 24</p> <p>A. Petersen c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 20 </p> <p>H. Amla c Azhar Ali b Younis Khan 37</p> <p>J. Kallis c Asad Shafiq b Umar Gul 50</p> <p>A. de Villiers not out 10</p> <p>F. du Plessis not out 14 </p> <p>Extras (lb2, nb1, w1) 4</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/cricket-south-africa-v-pakistan-scoreboard-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azhar Ali Cricket Pakistani people AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743062 at http://www.globalpost.com Cameron set for talks with leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cameron-set-talks-leaders-afghanistan-pakistan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Prime Minister David Cameron will meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari this weekend, ahead of a key summit on bringing peace to war-torn Afghanistan, Downing Street said on Saturday.</p> <p>The premier will dine with Karzai and Zardari at his country retreat Chequers in Buckinghamshire, southeast England, on Sunday.</p> <p>He will then hold a trilateral summit with both leaders and their officials on Monday, to discuss the prevention of a Taliban resurgence when foreign troops leave.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cameron-set-talks-leaders-afghanistan-pakistan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pakistani people Politics AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744139 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202-23 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening in Europe on Sunday:</p> <p>+ Mali and Syria conflicts, Iran top Munich agenda</p> <p>MUNICH, Germany: Round table discussions on Mali, Syria and Iran's nuclear programme feature on the third and final day of the Munich Security Conference where participants are set to include outgoing Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak and Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. From 0800 GMT. Picture. (MALI-CONFLICT-GERMANY-SECURITY-MUNICH)</p> <p>(SYRIA-CONFLICT-GERMANY-SECURITY-MUNICH)</p> <p>(IRAN-NUCLEAR-POLITICS-GERMANY-SECURITY-MUNICH)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pakistan Pakistani people Politics AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 20:30:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744204 at http://www.globalpost.com British PM to meet with Afghanistan, Pakistan leaders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/british-pm-meet-afghanistan-pakistan-leaders <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British Prime Minister David Cameron was Sunday to begin meeting with the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan for talks on supporting the Afghan peace process, as Britain prepares a withdrawal of troops.</p> <p>Cameron was to host a private dinner with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari at his Chequers country retreat near London on Sunday evening before holding trilateral talks at the same venue on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/british-pm-meet-afghanistan-pakistan-leaders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pakistani people Politics AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:46:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744487 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Battling Pakistan hold up South Africa victory bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cricket-battling-pakistan-hold-south-africa-victory-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan batsmen Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq held up South Africa's push for victory with a defiant fifth wicket partnership on the third day of the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.</p> <p>Pakistan were 183 for four at the close after being set to make an improbable 480 to win. </p> <p>The match seemed headed for an early finish when the first four wickets fell for 82 runs, but Pakistan captain Misbah (44 not out) and the stocky Shafiq (53 not out) defended grimly for more than three hours, adding an unbeaten 101.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cricket-battling-pakistan-hold-south-africa-victory-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistani people AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 20:45:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744781 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan and Pakistani presidents hold talks in Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/afghan-and-pakistani-presidents-hold-talks-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari held peace talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday which for the first time featured top spy chiefs.</p> <p>The summit at Cameron's Chequers country retreat near London is aimed at boosting cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, amid growing fears that a civil war could erupt when international troops leave Afghanistan in 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/afghan-and-pakistani-presidents-hold-talks-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pakistani people Politics War AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:17:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745266 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Af-Pak leaders commit to peace deal in six months: statement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/urgent-af-pak-leaders-commit-to-peace-deal-in-six-months-statement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari vowed Monday to achieve a peace settlement for Afghanistan within six months, after talks hosted by Britain.</p> <p>"All sides... committed themselves to take all necessary measures to achieve the goal of a peace settlement over the next six months," said the statement released by British Prime Minister David Cameron's office.</p> <p>dk/gj/txw</p> Asia Pakistan Pakistani people AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:31:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745343 at http://www.globalpost.com Af-Pak leaders commit to peace deal in six months: statement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/af-pak-leaders-commit-to-peace-deal-in-six-months-statement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari vowed Monday to achieve a peace settlement for Afghanistan within six months, after talks hosted by Britain.</p> <p>Following the talks at British Prime Minister David Cameron's Chequers country retreat near London, the three leaders also said they supported the opening of an office in Qatar for the Taliban to hold talks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/af-pak-leaders-commit-to-peace-deal-in-six-months-statement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Pakistani people Politics AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745356 at http://www.globalpost.com