ashraf

Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan summons top US diplomat over anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Friday summoned the US charge d'affaires Richard Hoagland to the foreign ministry and lodged a strong protest with him over a blasphemous video posted on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No surprise on Pakistani PM seeking spiritual advice: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) It is "no surprise" that Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has sought spiritual advice on political matters, said a leading daily which pointed out that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Swiss letter saga must end: Pakistani daily


September 19th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The saga of the Swiss letter must end, said a leading Pakistani daily Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf told the Supreme Court ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Blow to Zardari as letter closing graft cases to be revoked (Second Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the government has decided to withdraw a letter sent out during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Setback for Zardari: Letter closing graft cases to be withdrawn (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter sent out during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Letter that closed Zardari graft cases to be withdrawn: PM


September 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter that had been sent to Swiss authorities during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani PM appears in Supreme Court


September 18th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday appeared before the Supreme Court, which had last month given him three-weeks' time to write to Swiss authorities on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani PM headed Gilani way: Daily


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf may also be ousted like his predecessor Yousuf Raza Gilani as the government still seems unwilling to write to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Pakistan acknowledge ‘more needs to be done’


September 7th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Acknowledging that some progress had been made in talks between India and Pakistan, both sides Friday said that "much more needs to be done" in the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Fake email sends Pakistan PMO into a tizzy


September 4th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A fake email sent the Pakistani prime minister's media office into a spin, prompting one official to wonder why the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was using ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan school exam topper to get Rs.500,000


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Revtash Kumar, who hails from a poor family but secured the top position in the matriculation examination in Pakistan, will be awarded Rs.500,000, Prime Minister Raja ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Unusual increase in houses in two Pakistani provinces


August 29th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) An abnormal increase in the number of houses in Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces left a government-run statistics bureau so worried that it promptly brought it ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistani dailies wonder about Swiss letter saga


August 28th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) What next, wondered Pakistani dailies Tuesday after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf got three more weeks to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

PM gets till Sep 18 to write letter against Zardari (Third Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) He could have been on his way out but Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf was Monday given a three-week reprieve by the Supreme Court ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan SC orders PM to appear again Sep 18 (Second Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday ordered Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, to appear before ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistani PM faces SC, seeks time to write Swiss letter (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday sought more time to write to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani PM faces SC on contempt order


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday appeared in the Supreme Court to face a show-cause notice for failing to implement the order to write ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Eight die in terror attack on Pakistani airbase (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Six militants and two security personnel were killed when heavily armed terrorists Thursday morning mounted a brazen attack on an airbase in Pakistan's Punjab province, military ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan celebrated Independence Day Tuesday with great enthusiasm.The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan offers help to quake-hit Iran


August 12th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan has offered help to Iran after powerful earthquakes there killed 250 people and injured about 1,800 others, Geo News reported Sunday.Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

18 injured in Srinagar bridge collapse


August 11th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) As many as 18 people, including four policemen, were injured as a wooden footbridge over a stream collapsed here Saturday, police said.Police here said a group ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pakistani PM faces walk of shame, says daily


August 9th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will have to undertake a "walk of shame" Aug 27 to the Supreme Court where he may be charged ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Apex court issues show-cause notice to Pakistani PM


August 8th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for failing to implement its order to write to the Swiss ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan could do without electing yet another PM: Daily


August 4th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Pakistan could do "without the headache of electing yet another short-term PM", said a leading daily Saturday.An editorial in the Dawn said that the Contempt of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

High winds knock off Pakistan power supply


July 31st, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) High winds and a cyclone are to blame for the current electricity crisis in Pakistan, said a minister.Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, minister for water and power, said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistani makes car that runs on water


July 27th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A Pakistani engineer has built a car that runs on water, a feat that left onlookers astounded.Engineer Waqar Ahmad drove his car using water as fuel ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani PM gets two weeks to write to Swiss powers


July 25th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday gave two weeks more to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Krishna to visit Pakistan Sep 7-9, Jundal shadow over talks


July 24th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) With the revelations by 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal casting a shadow on bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will go on a three-day visit ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ex-PM Gilani’s son wins by-poll


July 20th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has won the by-election to a seat that fell vacant following his father's disqualification, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistani PM visits Afghanistan


July 19th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 19 (IANS)Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf arrived here Thursday on his maiden day-long visit to Afghanistan, an official said.Ashraf is scheduled to hold talks with Afghan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani PM condoles Rajesh Khanna’s death


July 18th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Wednesday expressed his condolences on the death of renowned Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna.Ashraf said Rajesh Khanna was a great ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-Pakistan to resume cricketing ties after 5 years (Second Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Sub-continental cricketing ties, suspended in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, will resume after five years when Pakistan tours India in December-January for playing ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan to play 3 ODIs, 2 T20s in India in Dec-Jan (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Pakistan will tour India in December-January to resume sub-continetal cricketing ties after five years, playing three One-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals.The Board of Control for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan discusses reopening of NATO supply routes


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan's top political and military leadership held a meeting at President House over reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.The meeting was held late Saturday night ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe