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But with Tuesday's US drone strike into Pakistan, ending a hiatus of nearly two months, some experts see some resumed cooperation and say Pakistan's military may have good reason. Washington Does the resumption of US drone strikes inside Pakistan
Pakistan's prime minister fired the defense secretary Wednesday in a dispute over a memo sent to Washington that has enraged the army, escalating a crisis pitting the civilian government against the powerful military leadership.
Mr. Gilani accused the secretary of defense, Naeem Khalid Lodhi, a former corps commander, of gross misconduct and illegal action and of creating misunderstanding between the state institutions. He replaced the former general with a civilian aide,
President Asif Ali Zardari and the generals have never been good, but have soured dramatically in recent months over a memo sent to Washington asking for its help in reining in the power of the military. Political instability has dogged the
Separate statements issued by US Embassy and UK High Commission in Islamabad said that the respective governments support democracy in Pakistan and want the constitution to be upheld.
Pakistan's military warned Wednesday of "grievous consequences" for the country after the prime minister accused the army chief of violating the constitution, adding to a sense of crisis that some believe could end in the ouster of government.
Pakistan's prime minister has sacked the defence secretary, local television channels reported on Wednesday, a move likely to ratchet up tension with the country's powerful military. The channels did not give a reason why the secretary, Retired
A Pakistani official says the prime minister has dismissed the defense secretary amid spiking tensions between the army and the government. The order Wednesday added to a sense of near open conflict in the country between the
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has stressed the need for holding early elections, formulating an independent election commission, tackling fake electoral registrations and making an acceptable (impartial) caretaker
But the atmosphere is so poisonous, the words may do more harm than good. Washington The former Pakistani ambassador to Washington , Husain Haqqani , embroiled in a political scandal and government power struggle that have him under virtual house