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Pakistani who polished shoes in India sacked (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) A Pakistani official who sought to create inter-faith harmony by serving devotees in Sikh temples in Pakistan and India has lost his job.Mohammad Khursheed Khan, a ... Read more...

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Pakistani official sacked after polishing shoes in India


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Mohammad Khursheed Khan, a deputy attorney general in Peshawar, who aimed at creating inter-faith harmony by polishing shoes of worshippers at different temples and gurdwaras in ... Read more...

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Five die in Quetta blast (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) An Awami National Party (ANP) leader was among five people who were killed Friday in a massive explosion that rocked a market in Pakistan's Quetta city, ... Read more...

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Raja Pervez Ashraf elected Pakistan’s 25th PM (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a former federal minister in the government of ousted prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was ... Read more...

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Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP candidate for PM’s post (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf was Friday officially declared as the joint candidate for the post of Pakistan's prime minister by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and ... Read more...

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Pakistani poet’s mausoleum blown up


May 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) The under-construction mausoleum of poet and politician Ajmal Khan Khattak in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was blown up and an hour later a second explosion wounded ... Read more...

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‘Arms coming to Karachi from Afghanistan’


March 30th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Arms and ammunition are being transported to the port city of Karachi from Afghanistan and huge stocks have so far come to the metropolis, Pakistan Interior ... Read more...

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Five dead, 24 injured in Pakistan blast (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 24 injured Monday in a bomb blast at a political rally in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, Geo News ... Read more...

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Five killed, 15 injured in Pakistan blast


February 27th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 15 others injured Monday in a bomb blast at a political rally in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, the Geo ... Read more...

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Contempt of court: Gilani set to appear before apex court


January 19th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday set to appear before the Supreme Court following a contempt notice for not implementing a directive to ... Read more...

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ANP leader, son killed in Pakistan


November 7th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) A leader of Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) was killed Monday along with his son and security guard while seven others were injured in a suicide ... Read more...

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Pakistani lawmakers condemn NATO airspace violation


October 17th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Lawmakers in Pakistan's Balochistan province Monday accused NATO jets of violating Pakistani airspace and demanded that the government halt the intrusions.Provincial minister Engineer Zamruk Khan told ... Read more...

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Pakistani court asks parties to expel criminals


October 6th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday asked all political parties to expel criminals from their ranks in a verdict over the lawlessness in the port city of Karachi, ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician killed in blast


September 13th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) A Pakistani politician, who was a staunch opponent of the Taliban, was Tuesday killed in a roadside bomb attack in northwest Pakistan, police said.Sher Khan, ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliament committee to probe Karachi violence


August 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan's parliament has formed a 17-member committee to review the deteriorating law and order situation in Karachi, a media report said Sunday.The current spate of violence ... Read more...

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An academy to revive Pakistani province’s culture


August 24th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) An academy is being set up to promote the culture and traditions of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.The Gibran Adeel Cultural Academy will impart training in singing, ... Read more...

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Karachi firing claims eight lives


August 17th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) At least eight people were killed in two separate firing incidents in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Wednesday, Xinhua reported. In Karachi's Bhempura area, a fierce shootout ... Read more...

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Afghan situation cause of Karachi violence: Gilani


August 5th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) The violence in Pakistan's port city of Karachi was due to the worsening situation in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Friday.Over 800 people ... Read more...

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Benazir’s former guard shot, target killings erupt in Karachi (Lead)


July 17th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) At least five people were killed and over 10 injured as target killings and violence erupted in the southern port city of Karachi following the ... Read more...

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Pakistan government committed to safeguard lives, property


July 11th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said the government was committed to safeguarding life and property of Pakistani citizens at any cost, a media report said.He ... Read more...

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Shoot at sight orders in Karachi as violence toll mounts


July 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) Shoot at sight orders have been issued in the port city of Karachi where spiralling violence over the past three days has left 63 people dead, ... Read more...

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Pakistani jirga opposes military operations against Taliban


July 5th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) A tribal assembly in Pakistan has opposed the ongoing military operation against the Taliban in the country and urged the government to hold talks with ... Read more...

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Terrorists hiring jobless at Rs.40,000 a month: Pakistani lawmaker


July 1st, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Terrorist outfits in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province are recruiting jobless youth by paying them up to Rs.40,000 a month, a Pakistani lawmaker has said."Terrorists are luring these youth ... Read more...

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Pakistani leader shot dead


May 28th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) A leader of Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) was gunned down Saturday in Swat valley in the northwest tribal region, a media report said.Militants stormed the ... Read more...

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Pak council urges Zardari to grant India ‘most favoured nation’ status to spur trade


April 30th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has urged President Asif Ali Zardari to grant India the most favoured nation (MFN) status to enhance regional trade."The immediate implication of this is ... Read more...

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Never said Karachi be made a province: Pak Punjab CM


April 25th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 25(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said he was not opposing the creation of new provinces, but never said that Karachi be made a ​​separate a province either.Shahbaz ... Read more...

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PPP, MQM, ANP criticise Pak Punjab CM over Sindh proposal


April 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr 25(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP) have criticised Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for demanding the division of ... Read more...

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LeT also killing Pakistanis: Asfandyar Wali Khan


April 21st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan on Thursday said India should not hold Pakistan responsible for the terror attacks carried out by the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) ... Read more...

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We should revisit blasphemy law: Asfandyar Wali Khan


April 21st, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan on Thursday said that there is a need to revisit the blasphemy law."No law is absolutely good or flawed, ... Read more...

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Need to revisit blasphemy laws: Pakistani politician


April 21st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Treading a cautious line on the controversial laws that make blasphemy a capital crime in Pakistan, Asfandyar Wali Khan, a top leader of the ruling ... Read more...

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LeT an enemy of Pakistan: Ghaffar Khan’s grandson


April 21st, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Asfandyar Wali Khan, grandson of legendary Pashtun leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and part of Pakistan's ruling coalition, said Thursday his country should not be ... Read more...

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Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s kin to visit India


April 20th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Afsandyar Wali Khan, a top leader of Pakistan's ruling coalition and grandson of legendary Pashtun leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, will be on a week-long ... Read more...

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CIA, provincial govt blamed for Swabi suicide attack targeting Pak politician


March 31st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 31(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) has blamed the Awami National Party-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for Wednesday's suicide attack on a rally, which was to ... Read more...

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High profile team accompanies Gilani for Mohali match


March 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Mar. 30 (ANI): A high-profile delegation is accompanying Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on his daylong visit to Mohali to attend Wednesday's World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan. ... Read more...

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Gilani praises Manmohan as “good politician” ahead of ‘cricket diplomacy’ meet


March 30th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has praised his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh as a "good politician" before leaving for India to watch the highly anticipated ... Read more...

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