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Pakistani Hindus protest kidnapping of young girls


April 9th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Some political parties and Hindu groups in Pakistan are furious over the kidnapping and alleged conversion of Hindu girls in Sindh province.The Human Rights Club, Young ... Read more...

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Pakistan to buy power from Iran: Gilani


April 1st, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan will purchase 1,100 MW of electricity from Iran in a bid to overcome the energy shortage in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets date with Saudi dates


March 25th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of boxes of dates gifted by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan are set to be distributed in various provinces of the country.The Saudi government had ... Read more...

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Dust storm blinds Pakistan provinces


March 20th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) A major dust storm slammed Pakistan's Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, impacting flights and road traffic.The dust storm hit parts of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province unsafe for foreigners: Daily


March 19th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is unsafe for foreigners and "this sorry state of affairs is unlikely to improve", a daily said Monday.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Abducted Swiss couple found in Pakistan (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 15 (IANS) A Swiss couple, who had been kidnapped by Pakistan's Taliban last year in July, has been found in a town in North Waziristan by the ... Read more...

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23 Hindus kidnapped in Pakistani province


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) At least 23 Hindus have been kidnapped in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province over the past few months, a top official said Saturday.Incidents of kidnapping for ransom ... Read more...

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Pakistan elects senators (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, was held in Pakistan Friday.The voting took place in the ... Read more...

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US wants ties with Pakistan: Envoy


February 26th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A US diplomat reiterated Sunday that Washington wants bilateral ties with Islamabad.Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland told Geo News in an interview the US was ... Read more...

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Pakistan to tap Interpol for Musharraf’s arrest


February 25th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has been directed to write to global policing agency Interpol for issuing an arrest warrant against former Pakistani president Pervez ... Read more...

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Drones will strike as long as US wants: Pakistani daily


February 24th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Despite Pakistan's objections, US drone strikes are going to continue as long as America thinks they are useful, said a Pakistani daily.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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US says it supports Pakistan’s territorial integrity


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to smooth key ally Pakistan's ruffled feathers over a lawmaker's call for self-determination in restive Balochistan, the United States has reiterated ... Read more...

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Of irresistible barbecues at Srinagar’s Khayam Chowk (Feature, With Images)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) The aroma of spiced meat, cooked on charcoal fire, hangs in the air. Kashmiris, of late, may have been flooded with trendy coffee shops and restaurants, ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t help US attack Iran: Zardari


February 17th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan would not assist the US if it attacks Iran, Islamabad Friday assured Tehran.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Afghan leader Hamid Karzai along with President ... Read more...

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Resume NATO supplies, Karzai tells Pakistan


February 17th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Friday asked Pakistan to resume NATO supplies that were suspended after airstrikes last year left two dozen soldiers dead, a media ... Read more...

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Antipathy to the US has become visceral: Pakistani daily


February 16th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) There is an antipathy towards the US that transcends the merely political and has in fact "become visceral", said a Pakistani daily.Taking a dig at US ... Read more...

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Gunmen attack Pakistani bus, five dead


February 14th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) At least five people were killed Tuesday when unidentified assailants opened fire on a bus in Pakistan's Balochistan province, a media report said.Sources told Online news ... Read more...

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8,500 Pakistani women victims of violence in 2011


February 14th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Over 8,500 Pakistani women last year suffered from violence like sexual assault, acid throwing and even honour killings, a non-governmental organisation said Tuesday.An annual report issued ... Read more...

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Hindu trader kidnapped in Pakistan


February 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) A Hindu trader has been kidnapped in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said.Sham Lal, a resident of Khuzdar, was kidnapped Sunday, the Daily Times reported.The trader and ... Read more...

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Three killed in Pakistan blast


February 13th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) At least three people were killed and eight others injured Monday in a bomb blast targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province.The remote-controlled blast ... Read more...

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Afghan troops kill two Pakistanis


February 12th, 2012 - 6:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Two Pakistani nationals were killed by Afghan security forces when they tried to lay a landmine near the border, media reports said Saturday.The Pakistanis tried ... Read more...

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Pilot dies as Pakistani Air Force trainer crashes (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A Pakistani Air Force (PAF) pilot was killed when his trainer jet crashed in Balochistan Wednesday, the authorities said.The Chinese-built F7-PG trainer crashed near ... Read more...

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Pakistani province launches polio campaign


January 30th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Over two million children will be administered anti-polio vaccine drops in Pakistan's Balochistan province, which saw the highest number of polio cases in the world in ... Read more...

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Five Pakistani paramilitary men killed


January 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Suspected gunmen from the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi outfit attacked a checkpost in Pakistan's Balochistan province and gunned down five paramilitary troopers, officials said Thursday.The pre-dawn attack was launched ... Read more...

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Musharraf may be returning to his own grief: Daily


January 26th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf's heroics in returning to his country could prove to be another misadventure for him, a Pakistani daily said Thursday.Not ... Read more...

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Women’s T20 cricket tournament kicks off in Lahore


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 23 (IANS) The first edition of Benazir Bhutto Twenty 20 Women's Cricket Tournament organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) kicked off Sunday in the country's eastern ... Read more...

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Pakistan frees detained Iranian guards


January 16th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan has freed three Iranian border guards detained earlier this month for shooting dead a Pakistani man and injuring his brother after illegally entering that country, ... Read more...

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Pakistani court frees three Iranian soldiers


January 15th, 2012 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) A Pakistani court has released three Iranian security men, who were arrested earlier this month for entering into Pakistani territory and killing a man, said court ... Read more...

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Ijaz submits phone details to memo commission


January 7th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 6 (IANS) A lawyer representing Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz Friday submitted his BlackBerry personal identification number to the commission probing the memo scandal.The commission had sought phone ... Read more...

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Pakistan repatriates over 3.7 mn Afghan refugees


January 4th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Over 3.7 million Afghan refugees have been sent back to their homeland from Pakistan in the last decade, the UN refugees agency said Wednesday.Between March 2002 ... Read more...

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CNG crisis triggers violent protests in Pakistan (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Violent protests erupted in several Pakistani cities Monday after compressed natural gas (CNG) stations were closed to protest the hike in price of the gas by ... Read more...

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Protests in Islamabad over closure of public transport


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Protesters Monday blocked the expressway here after public transport was suspended due to non-availability of compressed natural gas (CNG).CNG station owners are observing a strike over ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $5.5 bn over next 3 years


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The World Bank will continue to support Pakistan's poverty reduction and development agenda with an expected assistance of up to $5.5 billion over the fiscal year ... 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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Gilani asks NATO to answer ‘disturbing questions’


December 13th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday asked NATO to answer the "disturbing questions" about last month's air strikes on two Pakistani army border posts ... Read more...

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