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Pakistan’s elite behave like foreign agents: A.Q. Khan


August 13th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan's elite "toe the American line and behave like foreign agents", said disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan who lamented the "current inept and corrupt ... Read more...

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Manmohan set for high-wire diplomacy in Iran: Oil, trade, Syria on agenda


August 12th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) In a visit laden with immense symbolic significance, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads to Iran Aug 28 to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, ... Read more...

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Amid concern in India, Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With concerns rising in India over reported persecution of Hindus in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-MPs' panel to meet and ... Read more...

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Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus


August 11th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-member committee of parliamentarians to meet Hindus in Sindh province and reassure them of their security after Hindu ... Read more...

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Pakistan hurtling towards crisis, fears daily


August 10th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistan faces a crisis with the political leadership and the judiciary "menacingly standing face to face like boxers in a ring" over a letter that ... Read more...

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Pakistan concerned over Muslim deaths in Myanmar


August 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday expressed deep concern over the loss of life and property of Rohingya Muslims in ethnic clashes in Myanmar.The clashes took ... Read more...

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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...

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India-Pakistan peace process must continue: Sayeed


July 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh must visit Pakistan on the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari to take the peace process forward, former Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Process on to deliver Zardari’s donation to Ajmer shrine


July 30th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) More than three months after Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced a donation of Rs.5 crore to the Ajmer dargah during his visit to the ... Read more...

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Next Pakistan polls to be free and fair: Zardari


July 30th, 2012 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has promised that the next general elections in the country will be free and fair, and that the ruling Pakistan Peoples ... Read more...

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Zardari wants Punjab broken up


July 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has promised to break up Punjab and create a new province of Janoobi (South) Punjab.The Associated Press of Pakistan quoted him as ... Read more...

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Zardari to attend Islamic meet in Saudi Arabia


July 29th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will attend a two-day Islamic summit in Makkah in Saudi Arabia in August, Geo News reported.Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz ... Read more...

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Zardari invites Manmohan Singh to Pakistan


July 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday invited Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan, saying it will provide an opportunity to the two leaders ... Read more...

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Positive change in Pakistan people’s mindset towards India: Krishna


July 26th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) There is a positive change in the mindset of Pakistani people vis-a-vis relations with India, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Thursday, citing his Pakistani ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan must work to promote peace: Zardari


July 25th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Congratulating his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on his assuming the office, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday underlined Islamabad's desire to forge cooperative relations ... Read more...

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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...

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Zardari congratulates Pranab


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Monday congratulated India's president-elect Pranab Mukherjee on his election and wished him health and happiness."It gives me great pleasure ... Read more...

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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...

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Zardari writes to Manmohan, hails cricket ties resumption


July 19th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing the hope that the resumption of cricketing ties after five ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline sacks its most expensive employee


July 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has ended the contract of its most expensive employee who was drawing $50,000 a month, a media report said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik resigns from Pakistani Senate


July 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Former interior minister Rehman Malik, who is now adviser to the Pakistani prime minister on internal affairs, Tuesday said he has resigned from the Senate, the ... Read more...

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Bilawal Bhutto ’secretly’ studying law in Britain


July 6th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has been "studying secretly" at a top London law college and is always "accompanied by undercover detectives" to ... Read more...

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Open to Pakistan visit but suitable outcomes needed: PM


July 6th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Amid disclosures by 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal linking Pakistani state actors to the Mumbai carnage, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said he was looking ... Read more...

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Expedite Chinese power projects: Pakistan president


July 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for expediting the projects of electricity generation being undertaken in cooperation with China's Three Gorges Corporation, which operates the world's ... Read more...

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Salman launches online petition for Sarabjit’s release


June 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has launched an online petition seeking the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian on death row in Pakistan."To people from all ... Read more...

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Support me to help free Sarabjit, Salman urges Pakistanis


June 29th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has urged the people of Pakistan to help him in efforts to free Sarabjit Singh, the Indian who is on death ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family to protest at Jantar Mantar


June 28th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) Shocked by the U-turn by Pakistan on the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on a death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, his family ... Read more...

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Jubilation to despair for Sarabjit’s family


June 27th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) The celebrations in Punjab's Bhikhiwind village quickly turned to despair as news came in early Wednesday of Pakistan's apparent flip-flop on the pardon and release ... Read more...

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Pakistan does volte-face, says Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit, to be released (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan did a volte-face Tuesday night and said that instead of releasing Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying, another Indian ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit Singh, to be released: Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Hours after reports emerged that Pakistan was to free Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, Islamabad Tuesday night clarified that another Indian prisoner named Surjeet ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family elated in Punjab


June 26th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 26 (IANS) The family members of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted and sentenced to death on charges of terrorism in Pakistan, Tuesday said they were happy ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son to contest for father’s seat


June 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Tuesday submitted his nomination papers to contest a by-poll for the National Assembly ... Read more...

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Zardari commutes Indian prisoner Sarabjit’s death sentence


June 26th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday commuted to life the death sentence of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted more than two decades ago for ... Read more...

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Ordinance to protect Gilani’s actions challenged


June 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) A presidential ordinance issued to protect the legislative measures taken by the then Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from April 26 to June 19 ... Read more...

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PM congratulates new Pakistan PM, confident of better ties


June 24th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday congratulated Raja Parvez Ashraf on his appointment as Pakistan's new prime minister and voiced confidence that New Delhi and ... Read more...

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