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9 killed in wave of sectarian violence in Quetta


September 1st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and a dozen others injured in a wave of sectarian violence that hit Quetta city, the provincial capital of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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11 injured in Peshawar blast


October 27th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 11 people were injured, three critically, when a bomb exploded in a busy market in Pakistan's Peshawar city Thursday morning.The blast took place in ... Read more...

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One killed in Quetta bomb blast


June 7th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) One person was killed after a bomb exploded Tuesday near a police station in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province, Online news agency reported. A ... Read more...

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At least 25 killed, 25 missing after passenger bus plunges into Kashmir’s Neelum River


May 27th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 25 people have been killed after a passengers bus carrying around 50 people in the Kashmir region plunged into the Neelum River on Friday, local ... Read more...

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Five suicide bombers killed in Pakistan (Lead)


May 17th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Five foreign suicide bombers were killed Tuesday when they tried to target a check post on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan ... Read more...

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Fashion, frolic, business at Pakistan fashion week


March 28th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 28 (IANS) It'll be an interesting mix of glitz, glamour and culture at the third edition of the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (PFDC-SFW) opening here Tuesday. Other than ... Read more...

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India eases travel permits for Pakistani Kashmiris


March 26th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) In a major decision ahead of secretary-level talks in New Delhi next week, India Saturday announced it was "unilaterally" easing travel restrictions and increasing the ... Read more...

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Rahat mulls legal action against Indian officials


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who was arrested at the Delhi airport for carrying undeclared foreign currency, is contemplating legal action against the Indian authorities for allegedly ... Read more...

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Lahore protests against terrorism, attacks on Sufi shrines


February 7th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.6 (ANI): A rally was staged in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, on Sunday, against militancy and attacks on Sufi shrines.Police said that over 10,000 people took part in ... Read more...

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Hafiz Saeed publicly slams Pope, defends blasphemy law


January 30th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) In a rare public appearance, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed Sunday addressed a rally in Lahore, capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, and vowed to resist any change in ... Read more...

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US embassy demands release of arrested diplomat in Pakistan


January 29th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) The US embassy in Islamabad has said Pakistani security officials have kept their diplomat, Raymond Davis, in illegal custody and demanded his release without any delay, media reports ... Read more...

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India to cut troops to push Kashmir peace process (Roundup)


January 14th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) There will be a 25 percent cut in security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 12 months, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai announced Friday while ... Read more...

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India to ease travel permits for Pakistani Kashmiris


January 14th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The government will "unilaterally" ease travel restrictions and give multiple-entry permits valid for six months to Pakistani Kashmiris who want to visit their families in Jammu and ... Read more...

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Pakistan reaffirms ban on onion exports to India


January 11th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 10 (IANS) Citing shortages, Pakistan Monday reaffirmed a ban on the export of onions to India, officials said.Pakistan had imposed the ban last week and reaffirmed this Monday after a ... Read more...

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Student among two dead in Peshawar school bus blast (Second Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) A powerful bomb blast near a school bus in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Monday killed two people, including a student, an ... Read more...

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US diplomat in Peshawar leaves charge after Taliban threat


December 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) The US consulate officer in Peshawar, Elizabeth Rudd has refused to serve in Pakistan and returned to Washington after receiving threats from Taliban militants, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan refuses to discontinue aggressive marching at Wagah


November 7th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Islamabad has turned down a suggestion to discontinue the aggressive marching during the flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah border post between India and Pakistan, a media report said ... Read more...

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Flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah border to become history


October 30th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) The traditionally hostile flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah border post between India and Pakistan will become a relic of the past after almost five decades ... Read more...

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All Party National Alliance to observe Oct. 22 as “Black Day” from next year


October 26th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad (PoK), Oct.26 (ANI): The All Party National Alliance (APNA) in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), has decided to observe October 22 as a 'Black Day' from next year onwards, ... Read more...

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Karachi death toll touches 80 in five days


October 20th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least eight more people were killed Wednesday in fresh incidents of violence in Karachi, taking the death toll to over 80 in five days ... Read more...

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11 killed in Karachi violence, toll reaches 60 (Lead)


October 19th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed Tuesday evening when gunmen fired at pedestrians in Pakistan's Karachi city, taking the death toll in four days of violence ... Read more...

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27 killed in Karachi violence (Second Lead)


October 17th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and over 60 injured in various incidents of violence that broke out Saturday night, hours ahead of the by-poll being ... Read more...

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16 killed, 24 wounded in Karachi target killings ahead of by-polls


October 17th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 17 (ANI): 16 people were gunned down and around two dozen wounded in the commercial capital of Pakistan, following the Awami National Party's announcement to boycott the by-elections due on ... Read more...

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13 killed in violence ahead of Karachi by-polls


October 17th, 2010 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 40 injured in various incidents of violence hours ahead of the by-poll being held for an assembly seat in ... Read more...

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Brit-Pak banker accuses Musharraf’s aides of swindling him in land mafia scam


October 15th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's closest aides have been accused of helping to loot a British Pakistani banker after powerful land mafia members occupied his palatial property ... Read more...

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Kashmiri migrants still treated with disdain in Pak 20-years on


October 14th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad, Oct 14 (ANI): Some 35,000 people fled from the Kashmir valley in India during the 1990s to settle in Pakistan, which claimed to speak for the beleaguered Kashmiri people, but years ... Read more...

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15 school kids die in Pakistan accident (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 15 children died and several were reported missing when a school van plunged into the Jhelum river in Garhi Dupatta near Muzaffarabad, capital of ... Read more...

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Afghan president arrives in Pakistan to talk security


September 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad Wednesday to discuss security on the two countries' shared border, a Pakistani official said. During his two-day visit, the Afghan leader ... Read more...

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Lahore streets deserted a day after serial blasts (Lead)


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Lahore, Sep 2 (IANS) A day after three back-to-back suicide blasts killed at least 35 Shias and wounded over 200, the streets of this otherwise vibrant cultural capital of Pakistan ... Read more...

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52 killed in Pakistan bus accident


August 5th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 52 people were killed and 11 injured Thursday after their bus fell into a river in Pakistan, police said. The ill-fated bus coming from Muzaffarabad, the ... Read more...

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Obama rejects Zardari’s Afghan war is lost view


August 4th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.4 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has rejected Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari's conclusion that the U.S. war in Afghanistan is already lost because of the failure to win over ... Read more...

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Pakistan has to do more in terror war: US


August 4th, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The United States says Pakistan started to take more direct action against terrorist safe havens in its territory after extremists tried to move on to its capital, ... Read more...

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Islamabad, a capital in search of its identity


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS/EFE) Fifty years after its founding, Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, has established itself as a modern city, but it continues to grow with no clear direction or identity, ... Read more...

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Pakistan fails to curtail violence in Balochistan


July 6th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 6 (ANI): Six years old Rabia is the latest casualty which has shocked Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province, where target killings, road side bomb blasts, land mine ... Read more...

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85 people detained in Lahore


June 5th, 2010 - 5:07 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, June 5 (IANS) Lahore police detained 85 people in raids conducted here in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, following a terror alert that militants could carry out attacks during Friday ... Read more...

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