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Jan 13, 2012

Embattled Pakistan president lobbies for support

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – President Asif Ali Zardari’s ruling party, facing intense pressure from Pakistan’s powerful generals, lobbied its coalition partners on Friday for support as fears over the stability of the nuclear-armed country rose.

One of Zardari’s allies introduced a resolution in parliament hoping to build support for the embattled leader. The National Assembly will debate the confidence motion on Monday and the government hopes for a vote in the next week.

Jan 12, 2012

Pakistan president goes to Dubai as split with military widens

ISLAMABAD/DUBAI (Reuters) – Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari flew to Dubai on a scheduled one-day trip on Thursday, a member of the ruling party and sources said, while tensions grew over a memo seeking U.S. help in preventing a coup by Pakistan’s powerful military.

The crisis has raised fears for the stability of Pakistan, a vital but uneasy ally for the United States in its attempt to fight militancy and bring peace to neighbouring Afghanistan.

Jan 12, 2012

Pakistan president goes to Dubai as split with

ISLAMABAD/DUBAI (Reuters) – Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari flew to Dubai on a scheduled one-day trip on Thursday, a member of the ruling party and sources said, while tensions grew over a memo seeking U.S. help in preventing a coup by Pakistan’s powerful military.

The crisis has raised fears for the stability of Pakistan, a vital but uneasy ally for the United States in its attempt to fight militancy and bring peace to neighboring Afghanistan.

Jan 12, 2012
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Jan 9, 2012

Former Pakistani envoy to U.S. defiant in coup memo hearing

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s former ambassador to the United States denied any involvement in drafting a memo that accused the army of plotting a coup and suggested on the first day of a Supreme Court commission on Monday he was being framed.

Former envoy Husain Haqqani struck a defiant tone that was sure to do little to quell a scandal that has dominated Pakistani politics for the past three months and destabilized the civilian government amid rumors of a military takeover.

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      "Pakistan Bureau Chief. Born in Arkansas, Allbritton has been in Pakistan since mid-2009, working as a freelance reporter for TIME Magazine and other publications. Prior to that, He spent a year on a John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, where he examined foreign correspondence and the online medium. Allbritton got his start as a reporter on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, followed by two years working for the Associated Press in New York. In 2002, he pioneered reader-funded reporting through his Back-to-Iraq.com website and for the past six years he has focused on covering the Middle East, including ..."
      Joined Reuters:
      2010
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