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Germany to help Pakistan set up prosecutors’ academy


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) A German organisation will help set up an academy for prosecutors with international trainers in Pakistan's Punjab province.The Punjab prosecution department and police Saturday signed an ... Read more...

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Pakistan court to hear Gilani contempt appeal


May 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) A nine-member bench of the Pakistani Supreme Court will hear Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's appeal in the case in which he has been convicted ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted, opposition demands his ouster (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday convicted for contempt of court and awarded a symbolic sentence of about 30 seconds by the Supreme Court, ... Read more...

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Gilani verdict to be appealed: Minister


April 26th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) A petition would be filed in the Supreme Court for a review of its verdict against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, whom the apex court ... Read more...

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Verdict inappropriate, says Gilani


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court, described the ruling as inappropriate.Gilani told Geo News that verdict was inappropriate.Information ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition to resist NATO supply restoration


March 25th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties have vowed to block every move by the government to restore NATO supplies to Afghanistan.Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly ... Read more...

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Pakistan readies code of conduct for media


March 1st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan is preparing a code of conduct for the media, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, but journalists view the move with alarm.Awan ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily upset at attempt to muzzle media


February 26th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has called on the media to "stand firm in the face of power and coercion" as it says the government plans to ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to check medical malpractices: Minister


February 8th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A federal minister has stressed the need to enact laws to check medical malpractices in Pakistan, a country where over 100 patients died after taking ... Read more...

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Pakistan cricket team lauded for series win


February 7th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket team has been lauded for its historic win against England in the three-match Test series played at Dubai.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq ... Read more...

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Chinese to be taught in Pakistani schools


February 5th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Chinese will soon be taught in schools across Pakistan, said a minister.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said arrangements were being made ... Read more...

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Pakistan not facing wheat shortage: Minister


January 30th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) There is no shortage of wheat in Pakistan and the country is rolling out a series of steps to facilitate farmers, including enhancing support price and ... Read more...

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MPs’ panel wants no anti-Pakistan words on private channels


January 27th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) No one should be permitted to speak against Pakistan in programmes that are aired by private television channels, a National Assembly panel has recommended.The National Assembly's ... Read more...

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Pakistan to encourage women’s cricket


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The women's cricket initiative would dispel the negative image of Pakistan, said a minister while inaugurating the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women Cricket Challenge Trophy.Federal Minister ... Read more...

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Now, a book on Pakistan’s child prodigy


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan will bring out a book on Arfa Karim who in 2004 became the world's youngest Microsoft certified professional at age nine. She died Jan 14.Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistan to decide new terms with NATO in February


January 21st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The Pakistan government will decide the new terms of its engagements with NATO and allies in the war on terror at a joint session of ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s apex court suspends Zardari lawyer


January 17th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) An attorney of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been temporarily suspended by the Supreme Court, a media report said Tuesday.The legal licence of Babar ... Read more...

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Pakistan spending Rs.1.2 trillion on welfare projects


January 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Cash-starved Pakistan is spending a staggering Rs.1.2 trillion on public welfare projects, a minister said.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said that ... Read more...

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Pakistan fails to trace journalist’s killers


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to trace the killers of journalist Saleem Shahzad who was tortured before his body was dumped in a canal last year, a ... Read more...

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Gilani meets minister who wept while quitting


December 27th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday met Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan who had cried while announcing that she was quitting. The prime minister had ... Read more...

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Gilani rejects information minister’s resignation (Second Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday turned down Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan's resignation from her post as minister during a one-on-one meeting, ... Read more...

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Pakistan information minister resigns


December 25th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan resigned during a cabinet meet Sunday.Awan announced her resignation at the meeting presided over by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Pakistan government spent Rs.3 bn on ads


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The Pakistani government spent over Rs.3 billion on advertisments in various newspapers and periodicals from July to November, a minister said.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous ... Read more...

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Zardari’s return ends all rumours: minister


December 19th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) The return of President Asif Ali Zardari to Pakistan has ended all rumours and foiled attempts of those who were creating chaos and instability, Minister for ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks to enhance trade with Iran


December 16th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) Pakistan is looking at enhancing trade with Iran, said a minister here.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday underlined the need for enhancing ... Read more...

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Condemn NATO attacks, Pakistani minister tells world


December 5th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The international community must condemn the Nov 26 NATO attacks on Pakistani posts so that such incidents do not take place in future, said a Pakistani ... Read more...

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Probe into memo will be made public: minister


November 24th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 24 (IANS) The result of an inquiry into the secret memo to Washington claiming that President Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup would be made public, ... Read more...

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Pakistan to have electronic media policy


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Pakistan, which has 85 channels, is formulating an electronic media policy, a minister said.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday said the government ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani, Kayani discuss secret memo to US


November 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) A secret memo to Washington that claims Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup came up for discussion at a meeting here between the Pakistani ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army a stakeholder in dialogue with India


November 6th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) The Pakistan Army is a stakeholder in the dialogue process with India, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said, adding the most favoured nation (MFN) ... Read more...

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MFN status to India can lead to peace: Pakistani daily


November 6th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India "can lead to a peace dividend", said a Pakistani daily Sunday.The News International editorially said the ... Read more...

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India expects positive Pakistan decision on MFN


November 5th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) India Saturday hoped Pakistan's decision to grant MFN status to it will not take long to become operational despite the Pakistan prime minister's conflicting ... Read more...

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Pakistan calls Iran a great friend


November 4th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Describing Iran as a great friend, Pakistan Thursday said it values its friendship with Tehran and hoped to further boost bilateral ties.Minister for Information and ... Read more...

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Pakistan in UNSC shows country not isolated: minister


November 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The election of Pakistan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council has proved that the country is not isolated, Minister for Information and ... Read more...

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US hails Pakistan’s move to give India MFN status


November 4th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) The US has hailed Pakistan's decision to give India a most-favoured nation (MFN) status, saying it is a "very, very big deal" that could lead to ... Read more...

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