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General Kayani Stays

Pakistani army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani takes his seat for the official oath-taking ceremony of new prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gillani, at the Presidency on March 25, 2008, in Islamabad, Pakistan. This month, Kayani has been granted a three-year extension as Army Chief by Gillani. (Photo Warrick Page/Getty Images)
Policy In a timely though perhaps surprising move, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani announced on July 23 the extension of army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's term for another three years.

Peace Be Upon You, New York

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Arts Defying the never-ending hot, humid weather, scores of New Yorkers attended the city's first Sufi Music Festival, launched in Union Square on Tuesday evening.

Pakistan Bristles at US Call to 'Do More'

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi as she arrives for a bilateral meeting with him at the Pakistani Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on July 19, 2010. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Secretary Clinton's recent visit to Pakistan was less hostile and generally more promising than her last. Still, relations between the two nations remain complicated and not everyone is pleased with the outcome of Clinton's visit.

Pakistan's Favorite Pastime Coming to a Location Near You

Abida Parveen (© Jack Vartoogian)
The latest prime-time hit on Pakistani television isn't a sentimental soap opera or a reality-TV show on the hunt for the nation's next singing sensation. It's Coke Studio.

Puppets in China and Pakistan Tackle Big Issues

Pakistani puppet participates in literacy event. (Farooq Naeem/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Master puppeteer Farooq Quaisar, also known as the "Jim Henson of Pakistan," is behind a weekly political satire television show with a mission to bring awareness to the people. Most recently, his puppets did a sketch about Pakistani parliamentarians with fake university degrees- a topic that traditional media has been banned from reporting.