Pakistani Politicians

HK Pakistanis rally against US killings

Sporting a white T-shirt emblazoned with 'Proud to be a Pakistani', Azir Khan took to the streets yesterday in a rare event in Hong Kong: a demonstration that the city's Pakistani community conceived, organised and participated in.

Monday, 9 July, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

Yousaf Raza Gilani has ... ceased to be the prime minister and the office of the prime minister shall be deemed to be vacant

Pakistan's chief justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

I'm not persuaded that there is any reasonably arguable ground of appeal

A judge rules that businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei (above) should stay in jail for corruption

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Drill tests response to Daya Bay crisis

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Her assassination ... was a conspiracy to rob Pakistan of its best hope to establish democracy

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, on the 2007 murder of his wife, Benazir Bhutto (above)

Like apples, their hearts were rotten even if their skins were red, and when the skins broke, there was a real mess

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

The market gears towards where the money is. But seeing them coming here all at once ... you can smell the desperation of the market

Art critic Oscar Ho Hing-kay, on Western art dealers flocking to the Chinese market

China's enemy is our enemy. We will extend our full co-operation to China on security

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Behind every great woman...

Some of the most influential women of the past few decades know what power dressing really means; more than a particular silhouette (padded shoulders) or colour palette (muted, no-nonsense), women in high-profile positions use clothing to define themselves and create an impression.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Who's there and what's on

The Boao Forum for Asia, a non-government and non-profit international organisation, was initiated in 1998 by former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke, former Japanese prime minister Morihiro Hosokawa and former Philippine president Fidel Ramos, in the belief that Asia should have an economic forum for the region's leaders to share views on issues such as the economy, development and the envi

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

More than 400 elite for Clinton conference

More than 400 of Asia's elite will attend Bill Clinton's Global Initiative conference, which begins tomorrow in Hong Kong.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Zardari must prove leadership ability

Pakistan's president-elect Asif Ali Zardari is on the steepest-possible learning curve. Just nine months ago, he was the in-the-shadows husband of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Pakistan's moment of joy

Pakistanis were dancing in the streets at the news that Pervez Musharraf had left office, destination unknown, preferring resignation to being impeached and kicked out in disgrace.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

by Mohammed Hanif

Jonathan Cape, HK$192

Occasionally a novel comes along that heralds a new chapter in the literary history of a nation: Mohammed Hanif's debut novel A Case of Exploding Mangoes does that for his native country, Pakistan.

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Rights award for Pakistani lawyer

A Hong Kong-based NGO presented the former president of Pakistan's Supreme Court Bar Association with a human rights award yesterday.

14 May 2008 - 12:00am

Pakistan's new parliament vows to end Musharraf's 'dictatorship'

Pakistan's new parliament met for the first time yesterday amid tight security, with opponents of US ally President Pervez Musharraf vowing to end his 'dictatorship' after trouncing his allies in elections.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Not for turning

Her acolytes may pray at the family altar until Mohammad bin Qasim rides back into town. More westernised followers may decorate their bedroom walls with posters of their hypothetical Pakistani politics pin-up girl.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Power of the ballot box in Pakistan

US President George W. Bush heralded the recent Pakistan election as a triumph for democracy. It was - but it was equally a defeat for Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, and for his main supporter, Mr Bush.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am