Pakistan People's Party
  • The overwhelming election tally seemed out of reach just weeks ago for a man who had been ousted by a coup and was exiled abroad before clawing his way back as an opposition leader.

    Former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N party Nawaz Sharif waves to his supporters at a party office in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Sharif declared victory following a historic election marred by violence Saturday, as unofficial, partial vote counts showed his party with an overwhelming lead. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
    LAST UPDATE : May 12, 2013, 8:48 AM EDT
  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari pray during the inauguration ceremony of a gas pipeline linking the two neighbours in the Iranian border city of Chah Bahar on March 11, 2013.

    Pakistan's president traveled to Iran for a ceremony to mark the start of construction of a controversial pipeline to bring natural gas from Iran despite U.S. opposition.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 12, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT
  • GABD, Iran (AP) — The leaders of Pakistan and Iran pushed ahead with a pipeline to bring natural gas from Iran despite American opposition, and the Iranian president declared the West has no right to block the project.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 12, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT
  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, photo, Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press.

    After years in Canada, Tahir-ul-Qadri, a Sunni Muslim cleric with a large following, returned to Pakistan and gave a speech demanding sweeping election reforms.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 11, 2013, 2:08 AM EST