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44 missing people traced in Pakistan


June 10th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is working "vigorously" on reports of people going missing in the country, and at least 44 such people have been traced in the last three ... Read more...

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National interests to define US-Pakistan ties: Gilani


June 5th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Pakistan-US relations are multi-dimensional and important but the country's national interests will determine the ties between the two.Stating ... Read more...

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New Yorkers applaud Pakistani documentary


March 7th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning Pakistani documentary "Saving Face" has been screened in New York and was well-received, it was reported here.Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary about acid attacks ... Read more...

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Gilani gets to see ancestor’s manuscripts in Qatar


February 8th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani saw his ancestor Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani's handwritten manuscripts, sitting mat and robe at a museum in Qatar.Gilani, who was ... Read more...

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Electricity from India will ease power crisis: Pakistani PM


February 1st, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) A number of initiatives, including importing electricity from India, will help resolve Pakistan's energy crisis, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.He said the other ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls panel to probe fake drugs deaths


January 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan may set up a judicial panel to probe over 100 deaths due to spurious drugs in its Punjab province.Interior Minister Rehman Malik Friday hinted at ... Read more...

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Pakistani lawmakers told why economy is floundering


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistani parliamentarians have been briefed by Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on the three factors -- including the devastating floods in 2010 -- that are burdening ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rashard Mendenhall’s season to end because of knee injury


January 4th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Steelers’ Rashard Mendenhall’s season has come to a painful end following a knee injury last Sunday. The Associated Press states that Rashard tore a knee ligament ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Pakistan’s parliamentary body to decide on NATO supplies


December 30th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) The government would take a decision regarding NATO supplies passing through the country on the basis of recommendations of the parliamentary committee on national security, said ... Read more...

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International manhunt on for Pakistani minister’s killers


December 26th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) An international manhunt has been launched for two killers of Pakistani minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti who had been seeking to reform the country's controvesial blasphemy law.Interior ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir to get security


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir will be provided security after he received threats, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik.Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir said Wednesday that he received ... Read more...

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`Afghan stability must for peace in Pakistan’


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is important for peace in Pakistan and Islamabad wants to improve its ties with Kabul, Senate Chairman Farooq H. Naek has said.Non-interference ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan has 10 women ambassadors


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Ten Pakistani missions are headed by women ambassadors, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar informed the National Assembly in a written reply Wednesday that out of ... Read more...

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No chance of martial law in Pakistan: Gilani


December 20th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) There would be no martial law in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said in an apparent bid to dispel rumours of a military ... Read more...

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Swiss president rings Gilani over abduction (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan has assured Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey that it is doing all it can to trace a Swiss couple kidnapped in July in the restive ... Read more...

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Zardari talks to Gilani from Dubai


December 15th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, who was Thursday discharged from a Dubai hospital, spoke on the telephone with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and met ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Australian retailer placed in administration after 93 years


December 8th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane (Australia), Dec 8 (IANS) Australian clothing retailer Fletcher Jones has been put in administration after 93 years in business, becoming the latest victim of the national retail gloom, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Egypt close down Great Pyramid


November 12th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cairo, Nov 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Egyptian authorities closed the Great Pyramid in Cairo following rumors that some people plan to have rituals on the special day 11/11/11. The Egyptian authorities did not ... Read more...

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China for manufacturing hubs near Pakistan


November 7th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 7 (IANS) China has worked out policies to transform two western border towns into key financial and manufacturing hubs linking the country's inland areas with Kazakhstan and Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan wants to import electricity from India


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Power-starved Pakistan is looking to import electricity from India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Talks are on for import of 500 to 1,000 megawatt ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan, Turkey may ink currency swap agreement


October 31st, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Pakistan and Turkey are expected to sign a currency swap agreement to boost trade, a media report said.The agreement may be signed during the visit of ... Read more...

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Political stability must for economic progress: Gilani


October 19th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Political stability is mandatory for achieving economic progress, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said adding that if some people think that a single political ... Read more...

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Ex-navy chief heads Pakistan’s anti-graft body


October 17th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan Navy chief Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bukhari has been appointed chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) by President Asif Ali Zardari.Associated Press of Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Turkey sign media cooperation agreement


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan and Turkey have inked a media cooperation agreement, it was reported here.The Anadolu Agency of Turkey and Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) signed the memorandum ... Read more...

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Beijing increases investment in China-Pakistan railway


October 11th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Beijing has hiked investment in the China-Pakistan railway, it was reported here. Pakistan welcomed China's cabinet decision to increase investment in major infrastructure construction projects in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Non-stop train to run between Lahore and Karachi


October 7th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) A non-stop train is to run between Lahore and the port city of Karachi on the initiative of a business body, covering the 1,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Steve Wozniak talks about Steve Jobs


October 6th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak has reacted to the death of Steve Jobs. Wozniak and Jobs are regarded as the originators of the personal computer following ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

‘Afghan solution minus Pakistan won’t be productive’


September 29th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan is part of the Afghanistan solution and any effort to address this issue minus Pakistan will not be productive, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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180 mn Pakistanis should stand united: Gilani


September 29th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan's 180 million people should stand united to face the many challenges the country was facing and to thwart all attempts to destabilise it, Prime ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Body suspected to be Michelle Le found by search party


September 19th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) People searching for the body of missing nursing student Michelle Le have come across a decomposing body that they believe belongs to the 26-year-old. The searchers ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Help Pakistan, says Gilani following floods


September 19th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has appealed to the international community to help Pakistan following devastating floods in Sindh province.An estimated seven million people have ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants to strengthen its energy sector


September 15th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The government was committed to strengthening the energy sector for the overall economic development of Pakistan, a minister said.Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said Wednesday that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rehman Malik to visit India


September 14th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has accepted an invitation from a group of Indian lawyers to address them in India. A 25-member delegation of the All India ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zardari discusses anti-terror with US senators


August 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) A delegation of US senators has met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss matters related to mutual cooperation and the fight against terrorism, an ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan, China discuss socio-economic cooperation


August 27th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistani and Chinese officials have met in Beijing to discuss cooperation in the socio-economic sector, a media report said.Farzana Raja, chairperson of the Benazir Income Support ... Read more...

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