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No surprise on Pakistani PM seeking spiritual advice: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) It is "no surprise" that Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has sought spiritual advice on political matters, said a leading daily which pointed out that ... Read more...

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Letter that closed Zardari graft cases to be withdrawn: PM


September 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter that had been sent to Swiss authorities during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM appears in Supreme Court


September 18th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday appeared before the Supreme Court, which had last month given him three-weeks' time to write to Swiss authorities on ... Read more...

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Legendary Pakistani actor Lehri dead


September 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 13 (IANS) Legendary Pakistani comedian Safirullah Siddiqui, also known as Lehri, died here Thursday after a prolonged illness. According to family sources, the veteran actor, 83, died ... Read more...

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54 policemen killed in Karachi in 2012


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 2 (IANS) A total of 54 policemen have become victims of "target killings" here in the Pakistani port city this year, Dawn reported Sunday.In the latest incident ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces SC, seeks time to write Swiss letter (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday sought more time to write to ... Read more...

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Non-bailable warrant for Musharraf in Bugti assassination case


August 16th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan Wednesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Shaukat Aziz in the assassination ... Read more...

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Apex court issues show-cause notice to Pakistani PM


August 8th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for failing to implement its order to write to the Swiss ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets time till Aug 8 to write to Swiss powers (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday gave Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf time up to Aug 8 to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets two weeks to write to Swiss powers


July 25th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday gave two weeks more to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Bilawal Bhutto ’secretly’ studying law in Britain


July 6th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has been "studying secretly" at a top London law college and is always "accompanied by undercover detectives" to ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM urged to implement apex court’s NRO verdict


June 27th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday urged Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf to implement its verdict cancelling the controversial 2007 presidential ordinance that granted amnesty to politicians ... Read more...

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The wait ends: Surjeet Singh’s family rejoices


June 27th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), June 27 (IANS) While the family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan, was left shocked by Islambad's flip-flop over his release, there ... Read more...

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Pakistan does volte-face, says Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit, to be released (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan did a volte-face Tuesday night and said that instead of releasing Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying, another Indian ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit Singh, to be released: Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Hours after reports emerged that Pakistan was to free Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, Islamabad Tuesday night clarified that another Indian prisoner named Surjeet ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM vows supremacy of parliament


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has vowed to ensure supremacy of parliament, strengthen democracy and hold free and fair elections."Powers to all institutions ... Read more...

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Five in race for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Five candidates, three from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and one each from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Thursday filed ... Read more...

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Gilani visits Benazir grave


June 21st, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was ousted from power by the Supreme Court, Thursday visited the grave of Benazir Bhutto to pay ... Read more...

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Zardari fields Shahabuddin for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named former textiles minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post ... Read more...

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Zardari picks Shahabuddin as Pakistan PM


June 21st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of ... Read more...

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Power cuts lead to sleep-related disorders in Pakistan


June 21st, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Long hours of electricity cuts, particularly at night, has led to an increase of sleep-related medical and psychiatric disorders among the Pakistani people, health experts ... Read more...

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Senior Pakistani woman MP passes away


June 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Fauzia Wahab, member of parliament and a senior member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, has died after suffering from post-surgery complications following a gall ... Read more...

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Musharraf killed my mother: Bilawal Bhutto


May 25th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was killed because the government of then president Parvez Musharraf did not provide her adequate security, her son Bilawal ... Read more...

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Bilawal wants 50 percent women in Pakistani parliament


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says that he dreams of a Pakistani parliament that will have 50 percent women, it was reported here.Zardari ... Read more...

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Film on Benazir Bhutto gets US award


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) A documentary on the life of Benazir Bhutto has received a prestigious electronic media award in the US -- the George Foster Peabody Award."Bhutto" is ... Read more...

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Pakistani leaders harp on US apology for NATO air strike (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan's demand for the US apology for the NATO air strike in which its 24 soldiers were killed - an incident which has strained bilateral ... Read more...

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Musharraf warrant valid till compliance: Pakistan to Interpol


May 21st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has informed the Interpol that the arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf issued by an anti-terrorism court will remain ... Read more...

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Gilani vows to protect constitution


May 13th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said "come what may" he will protect the constitution, a report says."Come what may I will protect the ... Read more...

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When Benazir enjoyed ‘Pakeezah’ in Shimla


May 13th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) When her father Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto discussed peace with Indira Gandhi in Shimla, his daughter Benazir was busy viewing the Meena Kumari-starrer 'Pakeezah'.So says ... Read more...

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No corruption case against me, says Gilani


May 12th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said in London that there is no corruption case against him, it was reported here.Gilani Friday said there is ... Read more...

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Kayani wants democracy to continue in Pakistan


May 1st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has reiterated that he would like to see the continuity of the democratic system in the country, amid ... Read more...

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Zardari’s children vow to stand by convicted Gilani


April 27th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's daughters have promised to "stand by" Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court.Zardari's youngest ... Read more...

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Pakistan deports Osama family to Saudi Arabia


April 27th, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan early Friday deported slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's three widows and 11 other family members to Saudi Arabia.They had been in custody ... Read more...

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Contempt case: SC to decide Gilani’s fate Thursday (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) It was judgment day for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday with the Supreme Court expected to give its verdict in a contempt of ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted for contempt, gets symbolic sentence (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday convicted for contempt of court by the Supreme Court that gave him a 30-second symbolic sentence for ... Read more...

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