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Musharraf killed my mother: Bilawal Bhutto


May 25th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was killed because the government of then president Parvez Musharraf did not provide her adequate security, her son Bilawal ... Read more...

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Pakistan revenue collection up 25 percent


May 20th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Revenue collection in Pakistan has registered a 25 percent growth during the first 10 months of 2011-12 fiscal year as compared to last year, Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Gilani pays lawyer for service


May 1st, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sent a thank you letter to his lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan along with a token fee of Rs.100 for ... Read more...

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Salman Bashir is new Pakistani envoy to India


April 14th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday formally announced the appointment of Salman Bashir as its new high commissioner to India.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed Khan said the government has appointed ... Read more...

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US donates bomb disposal vans, motorcycles to Pakistan


December 21st, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The US Wednesday donated four bomb disposal vans and 100 motorcycles to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan.A ceremony was held at the ... Read more...

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Pakistan overseas remittances up 18 percent


December 14th, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Money sent home by Pakistanis working abroad rose by 18.33 percent to $5.24 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year, compared with ... Read more...

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Don’t recruit kids: Malik tells Taliban


November 20th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Help children in their education instead of preparing them for suicide attacks, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has advised the Taliban.He urged the insurgents to ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants improved relations with Iraq


November 18th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that there was a great potential for enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and Iraq.The minister was speaking to Iraq's ... Read more...

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Pakistan-India dialogue increases SAARC significance: Gilani


November 9th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) The dialogue process between Pakistan and India has increased the importance and effectiveness of the SAARC forum, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said here Wednesday.He ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants dengue drug from India


October 28th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Pakistan plans to import dengue drug Dextran-40 from India to tackle the menace of the vector-borne disease in the country, the official media reported.The Punjab ... Read more...

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On Diwali, Zardari vows to protect minorities (Lead)


October 27th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari used the festival of Diwali Wednesday to promise protection to minorities in overwhelmingly Muslim Pakistan."Let it be made clear yet again today ... Read more...

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Pakistani panel discusses Osama raid


October 27th, 2011 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) A Pakistani panel probing the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden Wednesday interviewed high-ranking officials to know their opinion on the incident.Aftab Sultan, director general ... Read more...

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Technical education for 30 mn Pakistani youth


October 27th, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) The Pakistani government has drawn up a plan to provide technical education to the country's 30 million youth in a bid to tackle unemployment.Professional and Technical ... Read more...

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Zardari greets Hindus on Diwali


October 27th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday greeted the Hindus in the country on the occasion of Diwali and called for strengthening interfaith harmony and protecting rights ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants friendly ties with India: Khar


October 21st, 2011 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that her country wants friendly relations with India based on "mutual respect and equality".She made the remarks during ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s chief of defence staff to visit US


October 21st, 2011 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) General Khalid Shameem Wynne, chairman of Pakistan's Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, will attend the Chief of Defence Staff Conference in Hawaii, US.The conference is hosted ... Read more...

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Pakistan surveying poor for assistance


October 21st, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan has launched a nationwide survey to identify the poor for government aid, an official said Thursday.Farzana Raja, the chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), ... Read more...

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Taliban hub to host peace meet


October 20th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A peace conference will be held in the Pakistani city of Quetta, a known Taliban hub, with a view to promote religious harmony. Interior Minister Rehman ... Read more...

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State Bank of Pakistan gets new governor


October 20th, 2011 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday approved the appointment of Yasin Anwar as the new governor of the State Bank of Pakistan, the official media ... Read more...

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UAE backs Pakistan for UNSC seat


October 20th, 2011 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The UAE will back Pakistan's candidature for a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council, the UAE's envoy here has said.UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Essa ... Read more...

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Pakistan looks to Iran to mitigate energy woes


October 20th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan plans to import gas and electricity from Iran to overcome the country's energy shortage, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.The gas pipeline project ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches 4,500 MW dam project


October 19th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a 4,500 MW hydro-electric dam project in the country's picturesque Gilgit-Baltistan region.The Diamir-Bhasha ... Read more...

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Conform to standards to boost exports: Gilani


October 15th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged businesses to focus on conforming to international standards to achieve high exports and economic growth."We are living ... Read more...

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Over 4,300 human traffickers held in Pakistan: Malik


October 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Over 4,300 human traffickers have been arrested in Pakistan in the past three years, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.These criminals were apprehended by the Federal ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls alternative energy plan


October 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan is considering alternative energy sources to mitigate the country's massive power crisis, Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar has said.He said the draft alternative energy ... Read more...

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Churchill inspired me to be soft but firm: Gilani


October 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he drew inspiration from great British statesman Winston Churchill to be "soft but firm"."One should be firm ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani rural women most marginalised in society’


October 15th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistani rural women are one of the most vulnerable and marginalised segments of the society despite their significant role in the rural economy, National Assembly Speaker ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks road connectivity to Central Asia


October 10th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS)Gilani said he will discuss the project with officials of the two countries during his upcoming visit to the SAARC summit in the Maldives next month.The project ... Read more...

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Pakistan gives out tents, food to flood-hit


October 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Tents, mosquito nets and food supplies were distributed in the worst flood-affected districts in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.Farhatullah Babar, spokesman to President Asif Ali Zardari, said ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects claim of ISI hand in Rabanni killing


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected as "baseless" Afghan Interior Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi's assertion that its spy agency ISI was involved in the assassination of former president ... Read more...

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Fuel shortage hits Pakistan power supplies


October 2nd, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) A fuel shortage in Pakistan has aggravated the country's power crisis, forcing over 10 hours of outages in the urban and rural areas due to a ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Pakistanis need flood aid


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Over 2.5 million people affected by floods in Pakistan are in desperate need of food, drinking water and sanitation facilities, the UN has said.According to Humaira ... Read more...

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Islamabad Police foil terror bid


October 1st, 2011 - 5:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Islamabad Police have foiled a bid to blow up an important building in the capital, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Friday.A huge quantity of explosives were ... Read more...

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Expedite energy projects: Gilani


September 30th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday called for expediting energy projects with Iran to help meet the country's increasing energy demand.He made the remarks ... Read more...

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Sania, Shoaib meet Zardari


September 30th, 2011 - 4:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Tennis star Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik Thursday met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss launching a fund-raising campaign for the ... Read more...

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