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  • Family members mourn the death of a relative, who was killed in a blast outside a public park on Sunday, during funeral in Lahore, Pakistan, March 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza  - RTSCHTM
    March 28, 2016  

    A suicide bomber targeted Christians at an Easter celebration at a park in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday, but most of the victims were Muslim. A breakaway Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack, prompting a crackdown by the government. Judy Woodruff talks with Pamela Constable of The Washington Post and former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama meets Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the White House Thursday with talk of strengthening U.S. ties to a key player in brokering peace in Afghanistan. Continue reading

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    September 1, 2014  

    The recent unrest in Pakistan escalated Monday as anti-government protesters stormed the headquarters of the state broadcasting facilities, temporarily taking it off the air. The protesters — thousands of whom have been on the streets of Islamabad for weeks — are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Jonathan Sparks of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • Anti-government protests in Islamabad
    September 1, 2014  

    Tensions in Pakistan are mounting in demand of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. Judy Woodruff joins Husain Haqqani of the Hudson Institute and Moeed Yusuf of the United States Institute of Peace to discuss what’s behind the unrest, the prospective violence that lies ahead and how the conflict bodes for Pakistani democracy, and its relations with the U.S. Continue reading

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    June 9, 2014  

    Members of the Taliban provoked a dramatic firefight with Pakistani troops at that nation’s busiest airport. Judy Woodruff talks to Shuja Nawaz of the Atlantic Council and C. Christine Fair of Georgetown University about the goals of the Pakistan Taliban and recent attempts to reconcile with the militants. Continue reading

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    May 27, 2014  

    The meeting between India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, may have opened an opportunity to mend a relationship fraught with violence and territorial dispute. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the contentious relationship from Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan ambassador to the U.S., and Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University. Continue reading

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    May 27, 2014  

    On his first full day as India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi met with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif. The two countries have had a contentious, violent history, including consistent conflict over the northern region of Kashmir and a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. The two nations plan to continue talks between foreign ministers. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

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    May 26, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, India’s new prime minister took the oath of office in New Delhi. Among the thousands in attendance was Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a historic first for two counties that have fought on and off since British independence. Also, in Egypt, voters cast their ballots to elect a new president after years of political turmoil. Continue reading

  • October 23, 2013  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a direct call to President Obama to address reports that the NSA may have monitored her cellphone conversations. Also, the president met with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the White House in the latest effort to improve rocky relations among the nations. Continue reading

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    Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that he will withdraw his party from Pakistan’s five-month-old governing coalition. Continue reading

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