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Government, apex court headed for confrontation on Zardari


May 22nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) The Pakistani government and the Supreme Court seemed headed for a major confrontation on reopening a graft case against President Asif Ali Zardari and a statute amendment ... Read more...

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No decision yet on Pakistan army chief’s extension: PM


May 20th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday termed as "inappropriate and premature" the defence minister's assertion that army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's tenure would not ... Read more...

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UN report on Benazir’s murder incomplete: Pak minister


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 3 (ANI): The UN commission's report on the assassination of Pakistan's former premier Benazir Bhutto is still incomplete, according to Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar.Talking to journalists in Gujrat, ... Read more...

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Army wants democracy to flourish in Pakistan: Gilani


April 9th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says the army wants democracy to flourish in the country and had not interfered in the process of parliament's lower house ... Read more...

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Bill slashing Zardari’s powers to be tabled in Senate Monday


April 9th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) A landmark bill drastically curtailing Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's powers that the lower house of parliament has passed could not be introduced in the upper house ... Read more...

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Parliament now sovereign, says Gilani after statute amendment (Lead)


April 9th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said parliament is "now sovereign" after the sweeping constitutional reforms approved by the National Assembly Thursday. "The impossible has been made possible ... Read more...

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Pakistan abolishes 17th amendment to the constitution


April 8th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) The Pakistani National Assembly Thursday abolished the president's special powers, including the right to dissolve parliament, through an amendment of the constitution, a media report said. The National ... Read more...

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Restoring constitution reaffirms Bhutto’s philosophy: Zardari


April 4th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the steps taken to restore the constitution, under which his own powers will be drastically reduced, reaffirms the political ... Read more...

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Differences in Pakistani government over clipping president’s powers?


April 2nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) Differences seem to have emerged in the Pakistani government over a constitutional amendment to drastically curtail the powers of the president, with a key minister staying away ... Read more...

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Bill to slash Pakistan president’s powers tabled in parliament


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) A bill was introduced in the Pakistan parliament Friday to transfer the president's sweeping powers to the prime minister and effectively reduce him to a titular head ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament set to clip Zardari’s powers


April 1st, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A constitutional amendment bill to slash the Pakistani president's powers will be tabled in parliament Friday. "For the first time since the constitution was framed in 1973, the ... Read more...

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‘Zardari to shed many of his powers’


March 15th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has agreed to shed many of his powers, including those to dismiss the federal and provincial assemblies, as recommended by a parliamentary ... Read more...

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Extension unlikely for Pakistan Army chief


March 12th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who is due to retire in October, is unlikely to get an extension, a close aide of President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Drastic constitutional amendments on cards to make coups ‘cognizable’ offence: Pak minister


March 6th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.6 (ANI): Pakistan Law Minister Babar Awan has said that the parliamentary committee working on the constitutional reforms package is seeking to amend Article 6 of the Constitution, which would ... Read more...

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Gilani urges Sharif to jointly work with Pak Govt to address problems of masses


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb. 23 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said he is ready to jointly work with Nawaz Sharif to address the problems of the masses, and that he ... Read more...

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Sharif blames Zardari for his poll disqualification


February 18th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sukkur (Sindh, Pakistan), Feb.18 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has accused President Asif Ali Zardari for facilitating his disqualification from contesting elections through ... Read more...

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Nawaz calls PPP a ‘national asset’, vows to fight conspiracy against democracy


January 7th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 7(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif while calling the PPP a 'national asset' has said that his party would be the first to fight any conspiracy ... Read more...

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Abolishment of 17th Amendment more important than removing ban on 3rd-time premiership: Sharif


January 6th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan. 6 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that the abolishment of the 17th Amendment is much more important than removing the ban on becoming prime ... Read more...

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I’m not plotting any conspiracy against Zardari, says Sharif


January 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan. 6 (ANI): PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has denied plotting any conspiracy against the PPP-led Pakistan Government or President Asif Ali Zardari.Instead, Sharif said, he would be the first ... Read more...

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Lack of implementation of Charter of Democracy biggest mistake: Gilani


January 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 4 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the lack of implementation of the Charter of Democracy (CoD) immediately after it was signed was "the biggest mistake". ... Read more...

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Sharif asks Zardari to appear before Swiss court


December 28th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 28 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has asked President Asif Ali Zardari to appear before the Swiss court to clear his name."Whatever cases, there are. ... Read more...

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No threat to country’s democratic set-up, ready for talks with Zardari: Sharif


December 27th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 27 (ANI): Ruling out any threat to the present democratic set-up in the country, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that he is ready to hold ... Read more...

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PPP won’t run away from accountability: Zardari


December 21st, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who could be tried for corruption after a court nullified an amnesty against graft, said Monday that his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ... Read more...

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Pak govt unlikely to abolish 17th amendment in December


December 13th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 13 (ANI): Despite several assurances to the Opposition, the Pakistan Government is unlikely to abolish the 17th amendment in December - a move that will delay power transfer from President ... Read more...

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Zardari rebukes reports about Pak mediating in secret US-Taliban talks


November 28th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has rejected reports about Pakistan playing the role of a mediator in talks between the US and the Taliban."We are getting this news ... Read more...

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Zardari sensationally reveals how he thwarted three dethroning attempts till date


November 7th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.7 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has himself revealed that certain political quarters in the country are trying relentlessly to depose him from Presidency, and that he has thwarted ... Read more...

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Gilani defends not tabling NRO in parliament


November 3rd, 2009 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday defended the government's decision not to table the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in parliament for ratification. Speaking on ... Read more...

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Avoid live coverage of terrorist attacks, says Pak I&B Minister


October 29th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 29(ANI): Condemning the Peshawar blast, Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has urged private news channels in the country to avoid live coverage of terrorist attacks, as ... Read more...

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Zardari, Sharif meeting ends without major breakthrough


October 27th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 27(ANI): A much-awaited meeting between Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif concluded without any major breakthrough on Monday. Both parties said it ... Read more...

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Talks with Zardari can take positive turn with removal of 17th Amendment: Sharif


October 26th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.26 (ANI): A positive outcome on talks with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani can only emerge if the government abolishes the controversial 17th constitutional ... Read more...

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Zardari-Sharif meeting unlikely evoke any positive response


October 26th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.26 (ANI): The much touted meeting between Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif is being seen as an important event which could decide ... Read more...

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Zardari extends olive branch but Sharif smells ulterior motives


October 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 24 (ANI): Ahead of their scheduled meeting on Monday, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari conveyed to PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif that he is ready to abolish the 17th Amendment ... Read more...

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PPP, PML-N reconciliation efforts hit hard by ’smear Sharif’ campaign


September 4th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.4 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) do not share a cordial relationship, and the recent brickbatting between the two parties, has further dented ... Read more...

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Zardari agrees to clip his powers


September 3rd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has agreed to transfer his powers relating to the appointment of the service chiefs, the chairman of joint chiefs of staff committee ... Read more...

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Holbrooke tells Sharif that Musharraf is now history for the US


August 17th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): US President Brack Obama's Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, has told the Pakistani leadership that as far as Washington is concerned, former President-General Pervez Musharraf ... Read more...

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