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25 killed in Pakistan bus attack (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 10 injured in Pakistan Thursday after unidentified gunmen attacked a passenger bus in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, reported RIA Novosti ... Read more...

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Five prisoners break free in Pakistan


August 1st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least five convicts managed to escape from a prison in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region Wednesday by breaking open their barrack's lock, Online news agency reported.According to ... Read more...

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Demilitarise Siachen, says Nawaz Sharif


April 18th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan and India must immediately pull out their troops from Siachen, said Pakistan's main opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.Nawaz Sharif, who heads ... Read more...

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Tunnels dug to reach Pakistan avalanche victims


April 11th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Rescuers are digging two tunnels to reach the 139 Pakistani soldiers and civilians who are stuck in thick ice following an avalanche that swept through their ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Pakistan


March 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan's northern province of Gilgit Baltistan and northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday morning.Earthquake tremors were felt ... Read more...

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Help Pakistani Kashmiris’ ‘freedom struggle’, India urged


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) There is simmering discontent among Pakistani Kashmiris against Islamabad's misrule, activists from the region said Wednesday, urging India to shun its "defensive" Kashmir policy."Azad Kashmir ... Read more...

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‘China increasing presence in Pakistani Kashmir’


December 27th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) Causing concern in the Indian Army, China has increased the presence of its military engineers in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a senior army officer said.Although the exact number ... Read more...

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Pakistan scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper


October 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan had scrambled a fighter jet after an Indian helicopter flew into its territory and the chopper was warned that it would be fired at if ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Tajikistan road to cost Rs.2 bn


October 19th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A road that would connect Pakistan with Tajikistan is estimated to cost Rs.2 billion.The proposed road between Gilgit-Baltistan and Tajikistan would open up new avenues ... 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...

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Pakistan wants road connectivity with Tajikistan


October 10th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he would take up the Pakistan-Tajikistan road project with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.Gilani was talking to Gilgit-Baltistan Governor ... Read more...

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Pakistan arrested over 3,000 terrorists in three years


August 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) As many as 3,143 terrorists were arrested during the past three years in Pakistan, a minister said.Interior Minister Rehman Malik Wednesday informed the National Assembly that ... Read more...

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Government respects judiciary: Pakistani PM


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says his government respects the judiciary and implements its decisions.Speaking in the National Assembly, Gilani said: "How can a ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets help from US to tackle energy crisis


July 18th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) The US is helping Pakistan to tackle the energy crisis being faced by the country, a top US official has said.The coordinator for non-military US assistance ... Read more...

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Polls in Pakistani Kashmir on, despite incorrect electoral lists


June 19th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The election commission in Pakistani Kashmir has admitted to many mistakes in the electoral lists but said the June 26 polls for the 41-member legislative assembly ... Read more...

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Use of contraceptives up in Pakistan’s tribal region


May 31st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) The use of contraceptives has gone up in Pakistan's tribal regions while it has dipped in urban areas, including the capital city, reveal official statistics.Contraceptive use ... Read more...

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‘India should reserve IIT, IIM seats for Pakistani Kashmiris’


May 10th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India should reserve seats in its elite educational institutions for Pakistani Kashmiris who are bearing the brunt of state apathy, a new report has recommended.The ... Read more...

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Claim Pakistani Kashmir before China takes over, India urged


May 10th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India should be assertive and proactive to claim the strategically vital parts of Kashmir "illegally" occupied by Pakistan where China has increased its footprints leading ... Read more...

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BNF chief labels politician Naji ‘first Mir Jafar’ of Gilgit Baltistan after bye-poll win


April 29th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Cynthia ChandranBrussels, Apr. 29 (ANI): The chairman of the Balawaristan National Front (BNF), Abdul Hamid Khan, has described fellow politician Nawaz Khan Naji as the "first Mir Jafar of Gilgit Baltistan" ... Read more...

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Incomplete map of India removed from government website


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The authorities have removed a controversial map of India from a government website that didn't have parts of Jammu and Kashmir which New Delhi ... Read more...

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Government site has distorted map of India (Lead) (With Images)


April 20th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A government website in one of its pages mapping the country's police wireless communication network, shows a distorted map of India, cutting off parts ... Read more...

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Government website has incomplete map of India (With Image)


April 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A government website, in one of its pages mapping the country's police wireless communication network, shows a distorted map of India, cutting off parts of ... Read more...

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India monitoring border developments for national security: Krishna


April 6th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Responding to media queries about reports of the presence of foreign troops in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday said the government ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak dialogue only way to resolve Kashmir issue: UK historian


April 1st, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1 (ANI): Victoria Schofield, a well-known British journalist and historian, on Friday said dialogue between India and Pakistan is the only alternative to resolve the Kashmir issue.Schofield said the common ... Read more...

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Pakistan has no right to discuss Gilgit-Baltistan in its parliament: BNF chief


February 23rd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Feb.23 (ANI): The Chairman of the Balawaristan National Front (BNF), Abdul Hamid Khan, has criticized a move by the Government of Pakistan to raise the issue of Gilgit-Baltistan in the country's ... Read more...

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The Propagandist Tenor of Kashmir Solidarity Day


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Kashmir Solidarity Day has been observed in Pakistan on February 05, as it has been every year since 1990. The propaganda that is being organised ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army and ISI is kidnapping and killing people of Gilgit Baltistan


December 18th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Mirza Wajahat Hassan Khan left for Dubai unaccompanied on October 28 2010, for a family business venture.He being a sugar patient with a broken knee and hypoglycemia ... Read more...

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Red alert across Pakistan to avoid al-Qaeda’s backlash against drone attacks


December 11th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Ministry has sounded a countrywide threat alert, warning of strong backlash from al-Qaeda against unmanned predator drones, which have recently killed important operatives of the terror group ... Read more...

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Pakistan flood victims move into new homes


December 9th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Fifty families uprooted by devastating floods in Pakistan's northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan have moved into new houses they helped build with UN support.The families are the first among ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army attempts to strike ethnic balance


December 1st, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has changed its recruitment pattern and is now attempting to strike an ethnic balance by encouraging an intake of ethnic minorities, a media report said ... Read more...

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Pakistani police involved in rape, rights violations


November 18th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) A large number of police officials across Pakistan have been booked for rape and human rights violations in the last three years, says an official report submitted to ... Read more...

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No more yak sacrifice on Eid in Karachi


November 15th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 15 (IANS) Sacrificing yaks on Eid has come to a stop in Pakistan's largest city due to a theological "doubt", a media report said Monday.Around 30 yaks used to ... Read more...

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Jiabao to visit Pak next month for “deepening strategic cooperation”


November 13th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou, Nov 13 (ANI): The Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, will visit Pakistan next month to "deepen strategic cooperation" and establish a mechanism for formal and structured dialogue to ensure smooth and ... Read more...

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Obama should facilitate talks on Kashmir: Shabir Shah


November 4th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 4 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's arrival on a four-day official visit to India, prominent separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah Thursday appealed to him to facilitate India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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China wants full military exchanges with India


October 24th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Tokyo, Oct 24 (IANS) China is keen to resume full military exchanges with India, informed sources said Sunday, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here on the first leg ... Read more...

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