Islamabad PK: Pakistan's president and parliament have resigned under pressure to step down in the wake of three political scandals that boiled over this week, shaking up the government and traumatizing the nation.
Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a daring raid by US Navy SEALs on a walled compound in Abbottabad. Pakistani officials claim they didn't know Osama was living in this city, close to the capitol Islamabad, for almost seven years. This event has also perplexed the US Congress, prompting both Republican and Democratic members to call for a termination in the billions of dollars in aid given to Pakistan each year.
Pakistan's labor unions held a general strike that paralyzed the nations industries, commerce and economy. The huge protests were in response to a KashmirLeaks article publish in the Karachi Times that claimed the government out-sourced computer software development and customer service activities to India. Pakistan's unemployment rate continues to hover around six percent.
Pakistan's nuclear weapons design obtained from the North Koreans, who got it from the Chinese, that was originally provided by the former Soviet Union is believed to be defective. Unnamed sources at the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, speaking on the conditions of anonymity, would neither confirm nor deny this allegation.
Pakistani government general elections will be held on June 15, 2011, provided the purchased ballot boxes arrive from Bangladesh in time.