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Pakistani politicians’ houses attacked


June 18th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) A mob of more than 100 people, carrying sticks and stones, attacked the residences of a minister and a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader in Punjab ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani to get lifelong security


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will be provided security cover throughout their lifetime. A provision in this regard has ... Read more...

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Saudi official beaten up at Pakistan airport


June 1st, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) A Saudi official was allegedly thrashed by security personnel at the Benazir International Airport here following an altercation, Geo News reported.Saeed Al-Shehri was Thursday beaten after ... Read more...

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Rs.380 mn fraud in Benazir Park construction


May 5th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) The authorities in Pakistan have filed a case against 22 officials for their alleged involvement in corruption of over Rs. 380 million (over $4 million) in ... Read more...

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Son Bilawal to accompany Zardari on India trip


April 7th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will accompany his father and President Asif Ali Zardari on his trip to India Sunday, informed ... Read more...

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Journalist couple stabbed to death in Dhaka (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) A Bangladeshi husband-wife journalist duo was stabbed to death by unidentified attackers early Saturday in front of their five-year-old son at their home in a ... Read more...

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Journalist couple killed in Dhaka


February 11th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) Two Bangladeshi journalists -- a husband-wife duo -- were Friday night found murdered at their home in Dhaka, police said Saturday.Meherun Runi was a reporter for ... Read more...

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Zardari hails Bhutto, recalls Simla pact


January 5th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 5 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari paid homage to Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Thursday by recalling that the Simla pact he signed with India in 1972 led to ... Read more...

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Pakistan confers honour on Nusrat Bhutto


October 25th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan has conferred its highest civil honour, Nishan-e-Imtiaz, on Nusrat Bhutto who died Sunday. Her husband Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was hanged in 1979, while her daughter ... Read more...

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Pakistan surveying poor for assistance


October 21st, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan has launched a nationwide survey to identify the poor for government aid, an official said Thursday.Farzana Raja, the chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches new system to trace criminals


October 15th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan has developed a monitoring system to help keep record of travellers and track down criminals, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.The Integrated Border Management System ... Read more...

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Qureshi ponders quitting Pakistan Peoples Party


October 14th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Thursday that he would soon decide upon whether to leave the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) or not, Online news ... Read more...

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French help for Bhopal heritage conservation


September 28th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 28 (IANS) Some heritage sites of this 'City of Lakes' will be conserved on the line of France's Rheims city, a minister said Wednesday.The French government has shown ... Read more...

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South Asia should now launch war on poverty: Pakistani minister (Interview)


September 13th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The countries of South Asia should join hands to launch a war on poverty in the region just as they have done with the war ... Read more...

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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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A relief camp just for Gilani’s visit


August 16th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A relief camp was set up overnight ostensibly for those affected by the rains in Pakistan's Sindh province so that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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Karachi killing: Top Pakistani officer removed


June 14th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The chief of a Pakistani paramilitary force was removed Tuesday on the orders of the Supreme Court in connection with the killing of an unarmed youth ... Read more...

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Karachi killing: Four Rangers to be presented in court


June 13th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Four Pakistani paramilitary personnel would be presented Monday in an anti-terrorism court in Karachi for their involvement in the killing of an unarmed man allegedly caught ... Read more...

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Karachi killing: Guilty Rangers must be punished, says daily


June 11th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) The Sindh Rangers personnel, who gunned down an alleged robber in a Karachi park, committed a wanton and unjustified killing and must be punished to the ... Read more...

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Karachi killing: Apex court orders removal of top officials (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court Friday ordered the removal of two top officials for the gunning down of an unarmed young man, allegedly robbing visitors to ... Read more...

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Karachi park killing case taken up by Pakistan apex court


June 10th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The gunning down of an unarmed young man, allegedly robbing visitors to a Karachi park, by paramilitary forces was taken up for hearing by the ... Read more...

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Pakistani man shot dead for stealing


June 9th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) A man was shot dead by Pakistani security personnel after he was allegedly caught snatching cash and valuables from visitors to a park in Karachi, a ... Read more...

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Girl pursuing Ph.D. accuses teacher of demanding favours


May 27th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 26 (IANS) A girl pursuing Ph.D. in a college in this Madhya Pradesh capital has accused an assistant professor and guide of demanding favours for helping her complete ... Read more...

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Women’s basketball tournament held to strengthen India, Bangladesh relations


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala (Tripura), Apr 3 (ANI): Bangladeshi players participated in the maiden women's basketball tournament recently held here to strengthen relations between India and Bangladesh.The team from Bangladesh took on a ... Read more...

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Violence mars West Bengal Youth Congress polls (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Pandemonium broke out at the venue of the West Bengal Youth Congress committee elections here Monday as supporters of a losing candidate went on a rampage, ... Read more...

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Violence mars West Bengal Youth Congress polls


March 7th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Pandemonium broke out at the venue of the West Bengal Youth Congress committee elections here Monday as the supporters of a losing candidate broke furniture, upturned ... Read more...

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‘PPP committed to empower women, girls through better education incentives’


March 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui has said that her party is committed to empower the country's women and girls."The Pakistani women and girls ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Multiple Crises (Part I)


January 6th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Vikram SoodNew Delhi, Jan.6 (ANI): Two to three years has been the average life span of elected governments in Pakistan ever since Z A Bhutto was PM from 1973 to ... Read more...

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Drugs worth Rs.400 mn seized in Pakistan


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) In a massive operation, Pakistan's anti-narcotics officials Tuesday seized drugs and liquor worth Rs.400 million in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and arrested 27 people, including three women.The Anti-Narcotics Force ... Read more...

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Gilani eyeing another term for PPP-led govt in Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 24 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party government would complete its five-year constitutional term, and come into power for another five years through the power of the ballot, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Patterson refutes Musharraf’s allegations over Shujaat’s role in NRO deal


October 9th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): In what may have come as a blow to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, the outgoing US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson, has refuted allegations about ... Read more...

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Pakistan unaware of Interpol notice against its citizens


October 8th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Pakistan's interior ministry has denied any knowledge of the Red Corner notices issued against five Pakistanis, including two serving Majors of the country's armed ... Read more...

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Pak SC turns heat on govt to reopen Swiss cases against Zardari


September 22nd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 22 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court has again directed the federal government to re-open the money laundering cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, as well as to ensure the ... Read more...

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Pak govt. fully complying with Supreme Court directives: Law Minister


September 20th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Sep 20(ANI): Pakistan Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Babar Awan has said that the government is fully complying with the Supreme Court, and no wind is blowing for any kind ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s days are numbered, thunders Rahul (Second Lead)


September 6th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi declared Monday at his first ever rally here that the days of West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) were numbered. Recalling ... Read more...

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