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By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that he will withdraw his party from Pakistan's five-month-old governing coalition.
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside an arms factory near Pakistan's capital of Islamabad on Thursday, killing at least 59 people, as workers were leaving at the end of their shift.
Pakistan's National Assembly elected Yousaf Raza Gilani, a top official in slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's party, as prime minister Monday. Gilani then ordered the release of dozens of judges detained by President Pervez Musharraf.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf conceded defeat Tuesday after his party lost to the opposition Pakistan People's Party in Monday's parliamentary elections. Two Pakistan experts consider what the election may mean for both Pakistan and the United States.
Ballot counting began Monday night after Pakistanis cast their votes in relatively calm parliamentary elections that could reshape President Pervez Musharraf's government.
Scotland Yard investigators said Friday that former Pakistani prime minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto died from the impact of a suicide blast, rather than gunfire, concurring with an earlier government assessment.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf expressed dissatisfaction with the investigation into Benazir Bhutto's death on Thursday, but he denied accusations of government involvement in the attack.
Aides to former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto say poor security caused her death, while authorities claim otherwise. Independent Television News presents a report on new video evidence and inconclusive medical reports, which have emboldened the controversy.
As Pakistan's Election Commission weighs postponing Jan. 8 parliamentary elections amid unrest over opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's assassination, Bhutto's party named her husband and son as its new leaders.
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