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City of 20M People Will Likely Be Run From Behind Bars

Waseem Akhtar set to become Karachi's next mayor

(Newser) - Career criminals often keep their outside "ventures" going while they're incarcerated, but Waseem Akhtar may soon be running Pakistan's largest city—20 million residents and counting—from behind bars. It's likely Akhtar, representing the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, will become mayor of Karachi on Wednesday, the Guardian ... More »

Key Party Pulls Out of Pakistan's Ruling Coalition

Muttahida Qaumi Movement to shift its 25 seats to the opposition

(Newser) - The second largest party in Pakistan's ruling coalition is quitting the government and joining the opposition, it said today, depriving the country's pro-US government of a parliamentary majority and throwing its future into doubt. It was not immediately clear whether the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's decision to shift its 25 seats... More »

Pakistani Politician Stabbed to Death in London

He had sought asylum in UK, saying he was under 'threat'

(Newser) - Prominent Pakistani politician Imran Farooq was murdered outside his London home last night, suffering multiple stab wounds and head injuries. Police assume the killing was politically motivated, and are reviewing the security of other Pakistani politicians living in London, the BBC reports. Scotland Yard’s SO15 terrorism unit is handling... More »

Bhutto Widower Moves Closer to Presidency

Pakistan's Zardari wins key opposition support to succeed Musharraf

(Newser) - A major opposition party has backed Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir Bhutto's widower and the leader of the Pakistan People's Party, to succeed Pervez Musharraf as president, reports the AP. Zardari's support from the MQM, a party once loyal to Musharraf, will strengthen his hand in a struggle with coalition partner... More »

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