Raja Pervez Ashraf ascended to prime minister of Pakistan on Friday after lawmakers approved his nomination in a majority vote in parliament.
A day after Makhdoom Shahabuddin was tapped as the ruling party's candidate for prime minister, a trial court in Pakistan issued a warrant for his arrest Thursday, a government official said.
Three high-profile Pakistanis explain the fallout of the Supreme Court sacking Prime Minister Gilani.
Pakistan is facing uncertainty after the country's Supreme Court effectively removed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from office.
Pakistan's president has summoned the lower house of parliament to meet Friday to elect a new prime minister after the nation's top court ruled that Yousuf Raza Gilani is ineligible to hold office.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is found guilty in contempt case. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
The speaker of Pakistan's National Assembly decided Thursday not to pursue disqualification proceedings against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, according to a copy of the speaker's decision reviewed by CNN and Pakistan's minister of information.
With his fate at home hanging in the balance, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani repudiated U.S. claims that Pakistan was falling short on fighting the war on terrorism and said instead that his nation was operating on a trust deficit with Washington.
Pakistani PM Yousuf Raza Gilani tells CNN's Becky Anderson there's a "trust deficit" between Pakistan and the U.S.
Far from clarifying matters, the Pakistani Supreme Court's guilty verdict against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has added several layers of uncertainty about the fate of Pakistan's civilian government and its longest serving prime minister.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of Pakistan on Friday refused to step down following his conviction for contempt by the Supreme Court, saying that only parliament had the right to force him from office.
The Pakistani Supreme Court on Thursday convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani of contempt of court but gave him just a symbolic sentence that will not require him to serve time in prison.
President Barack Obama expressed hope Tuesday that the United States and Pakistan can arrive at a "balanced approach" to relations as he met with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for the first time since a string of damaging episodes last year.
A joint session of Pakistan's parliament will meet Tuesday to discuss new terms of engagement with the United States, a spokesman for the country's prime minister told CNN on Saturday.
Pakistan's prime minister named a new head of Inter-Services Intelligence, the country's powerful spy agency and a critical element in the U.S. fight against insurgents in both Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan.
The Pakistani Supreme Court on Monday indicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt after his steadfast refusal to revive old corruption cases against the country's president.
The Pakistani Supreme Court on Friday rejected the prime minister's appeal against its decision to charge him with contempt, his defense team said.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani filed an appeal Wednesday against a Supreme Court decision to charge him with contempt, his lawyer said, the latest move in a drawn-out struggle between the country's political leaders and the judiciary.
The Pakistani prime minister tells CNN he has no objection to being sent to prison if the court desires.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has summoned Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to appear February 13 to be charged with contempt of court, his lawyer said Thursday.
Pakistan's former leader Pervez Musharraf will "certainly" be arrested if he returns to Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Friday.
Pakistan's prime minister withdrew a statement criticizing the country's army and intelligence chiefs Wednesday, amid tensions between the government and military leadership.
A legal showdown appears to be brewing between Pakistani courts and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Reza Sayah reports.
Pakistan's prime minister was called before the country's Supreme Court Thursday in a battle over corruption cases facing the president and other officials.
Pakistani lawmakers on Monday passed a resolution supporting the country's democratic system, a vote that came after weeks of public speculation and political intrigue about the possibility of a coup in the volatile nation.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani talks to CNN's Reza Sayah about the strained relationship with the U.S.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to face a contempt of court hearing this week, officials said, setting up a potential showdown between the nation's judicial and political leaders.
Embattled Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met with Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani -- a sign that, some say, shows tensions between Pakistan's civilian and military leadership are cooling down.
The CIA looks to restore relations after a U.S. strike killed 24 Pakistani troops. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
Pakistan's prime minister is gathering the nation's top defense leaders together to respond to findings of a U.S. investigation into an airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, a spokesman said Friday.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani fired his defense secretary Wednesday, a move that spiked tensions between the South Asian nation's civilian government and its all-powerful military.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani tempered political sizzle Saturday by welcoming a statement by the army chief that dispelled notions of a military coup.
The Taliban are claiming responsibility for a suicide car bombing Saturday that struck a military housing area in northwest Pakistan, a spokesman for the group said.
A suicide car bomb exploded outside a military housing unit in northwest Pakistan, killing six Pakistani soldiers and wounding 12, a senior police official told CNN.
Pakistan was abuzz Friday with political rumor and intrigue about the possibility of a looming clash between elected leaders and the military after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said he believed plots were under way to topple the government.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke Saturday with Pakistan's prime minister, the latest bid to address strained relations between the two nations exactly one week after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed inadvertently in an NATO airstrike.
Afghanistan's president asked Pakistan to reconsider its decision on Tuesday to boycott an upcoming conference on the future of Afghanistan.
Pakistan has decided to boycott an upcoming conference on the future of Afghanistan. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Tensions among Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States jumped a notch Monday, with Pakistan's prime minister warning there would be "no more business as usual" with Washington after NATO aircraft killed two dozen Pakistan troops.
A day after Pakistan's ambassador to the United States stepped down, Islamabad named Sherry Rehman as the new U.S. envoy.
Pakistan's prime minister Thursday rejected accusations made by a top U.S. military official last week that the Haqqani terrorist network is a "veritable arm" of Pakistan's intelligence services.
The Pakistani Army has decided not to take action against the Haqqani network for the time being despite a fresh wave of intense pressure from Washington for a military offensive against the Pakistani-based militant group, two military officials told CNN on Monday.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani is calling off a visit to the United States due to floods that have killed hundreds in his country, his office said Friday.
The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a suicide bombing outside a police station in northwestern Pakistan that left at least 25 people dead, saying it was part of a series of attacks to avenge the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Pakistan will allow the United States to question or take into custody the apparent wives of Osama bin Laden only if their "country of origin has been asked for permission," a senior Pakistani intelligence source told CNN on Monday.
Pakistan's prime minister, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, arrived in India Wednesday to watch a Cricket World Cup match between the two archrival teams as the nuclear neighbors try to repair ties wounded by the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai.
The detention of a U.S. Embassy employee after two shooting deaths in the Pakistani city of Lahore last month has prompted urgent action both at home and abroad: a Justice Department criminal probe of the killings and a fence-mending diplomatic mission to the volatile Asian nation by a top American senator.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss anti-terrorism measures with top leaders and senior military officials.
An important political party that recently broke from Pakistan's ruling coalition has rejoined the government, a move that has averted a crisis in the South Asian nation.
A political party that broke from the ruling coalition has rejoined the government. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
The Pakistani government has reversed a recent hike in fuel prices, an effort that could help shore up the country's crumbling governing coalition.
A major Pakistani political party said Wednesday it will not support the government in its quest to regain a majority.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. CNN's Nic Robertson reports
More than 70 people have died in the five-day-old wave of violence in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police said Wednesday.
Several people have been seized in a plot to kill Pakistan's prime minister, and the suspects claim they were getting orders from a militant in the country's volatile tribal region, police said.
Police say several suspects were seized in a plot to kill Pakistan's prime minister. (No audio)
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari returned home Monday to face growing criticism of his actions following massive flooding in his country that has affected millions of people.
CNN's Reza Saya shows us how many Pakistanis are struggling to survive after devastating floods.
Heavy monsoonal downpours worsened massive flooding in Pakistan Saturday and weather forecasts provided little hope of drying out in the next few days.
CNN's Dan Rivers reports many Pakistan flood victims haven't received any aid.
Imam Baksh used two cots as shelter over his head and a third to shield him from the drenched earth.
Intense rains let up in parts of northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, giving humanitarian groups a chance to get more aid to the millions of people suffering.
Intense rain and gushing flood waters threatened Wednesday to cause more misery in monsoon-bloated Pakistan, where 3 million people are already suffering.
The prime minister of Pakistan planned an emergency meeting Wednesday, as flooding continues to wreak havoc on the country.
The Pakistani government has extended by three years the tenure of the national army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, who has overseen anti-terrorism efforts against the Taliban.
Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani will call for a meeting of political leaders of all stripes on ways to counter militant attacks, saying Saturday the country cannot afford the "brunt of terrorism."
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived on a two-day visit to Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday amid a complete shutdown and curfew-like restrictions in parts of the capital city.
Pakistan has test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the military said Saturday.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani made a U-turn Saturday -- first declaring that the military offensive against Islamic militants in South Waziristan had ended, then saying there is no timeframe for its completion.
David Headley, the Chicago, Illinois, man appearing in court Wednesday in connection with terror attacks in India, was born Daood Gilani, the son of a prominent Pakistani broadcaster, according to his half-brother.
Pakistan's prime minister Thursday rejected claims al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is hiding within his country amid mounting global pressure on Islamabad to tackle terrorists linked to escalating conflict in neighboring Afghanistan.
Pakistan's army chief briefed the country's top leaders Friday on the tenuous security situation as the government combats a new wave of attacks believed to have been orchestrated by Taliban militants.
A bomb attack in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province Wednesday killed a provincial minister, police said. Eight others were injured in the bombing.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to create a special commission to investigate the killing of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, a United Nations spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called on the United States to halt its drone attacks against al Qaeda and Taliban fighters on Pakistani soil and warned that the missile strikes were fueling militarism in the country's troubled tribal border region.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani about terrorism and U.S. relations.
Pakistan said Thursday it has arrested 124 suspected militants across the country -- but refrained from linking the arrests to the deadly attacks in Mumbai, India, last November.
CNN's Reza Sayah reports the Pakistani government is still not confirming links to the Mumbai attacks.
Pakistani authorities have arrested two top leaders of the Islamic militant group India blames for the November massacre in Mumbai, Pakistan's prime minister confirmed Wednesday.
Pakistan will send a representative of its intelligence agency to India to help investigate the attacks in Mumbai, but not the agency's chief as previously indicated, the office of Pakistan's prime minister said Saturday.
The Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. says the attacks in Mumbai were "inspired by or related to al Qaeda."
Pakistan's prime minister says the next US president must halt missile strikes close to the Afghan border or risk losing the war on terror
A missile attack Wednesday night on the Pakistani village of Dahgerat near the Afghan border killed seven residents and wounded three, a local intelligence official and eyewitnesses told CNN.
CNN's Nic Robertson shows the confusion after the apparent attack on Pakistani PM Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Gunmen opened fire Wednesday on a government convoy in what Pakistani officials said was an assassination attempt against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, but it is unclear if he was present at the time of the attack.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports on what Pakistan says was an assassination attempt against the prime minister.
Was an attempt on the Prime Minister's life retaliation for a controversial U.S.-led attack on the Afghan-Pakistani border?
Snipers fired on the motorcade for Pakistan's prime minister as it drove to the airport to pick up the premier, striking his car window at least twice
The Taliban claimed responsibility for dual suicide bombings at a Pakistani military arms factory on Thursday that police say killed 100 people and wounded 80 others.
Despite U.S. pressure, the Prime Minister was forced to back down from an effort to rein in the country's powerful intelligence service
Gilani is the first civilian head of the Pakistani government to visit Washington. Too bad he doesn't really run the country
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Pakistan needs to do more to prevent Taliban militants from launching attacks into Afghanistan from its territory.
A series of blasts went off Monday in Karachi, Pakistan, killing one person and wounding at least 35, including children, the Pakistan government said.
Yousaf Raza Gilani has been sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
A new Prime Minister promises to restore democracy and reverse the dictator's recent moves. But how far can he go without compromising the war on terror?