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Seven die in attack on Pakistani army camp


July 9th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Six soldiers and a policeman were killed when militants attacked an army camp in Pakistan's eastern district of Gujrat early Monday morning, the army said.The attack ... Read more...

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38 die in Pakistan school bus accident


September 27th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) At least 38 people were killed and some 70 injured Monday night when a bus packed with school children overturned while returning from a picnic in ... Read more...

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Empty offices and full restaurants, it’s midweek Sunday in Lahore


March 30th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, March 30 (IANS) It was all play and no work here Wednesday as cricket-crazy residents of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province that is the Pakistani city closest ... Read more...

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Interior ministry mishandled Davis issue: Qureshi


February 24th, 2011 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that "the Raymond Davis' case was mishandled because interior ministry was made the focal point instead of keeping it ... Read more...

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Don’t let Davis leave Pakistan, rules court (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistan court has asked the government to ensure that Raymond Davis, a US official who is in jail after gunning down two Pakistanis, does not leave the ... Read more...

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Keep Davis on exit control list, court tells government


February 18th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A Pakistan court has asked the federal government to keep Raymond Davis, a US official facing charges of gunning down two men, on the exit control list till ... Read more...

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Obama asks Pakistan to release Davis


February 16th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has asked Pakistan to treat Raymond Davis, who allegedly shot dead two men in Lahore, as a diplomat and release him. While insisting ... Read more...

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Raymond has diplomatic immunity: Pakistan’s ruling party


February 14th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) In the first sign of giving in to the US pressure on the Raymond Davis case, ruling Pakistan Peoples Party spokesman Fozia Wahab said Monday that the arrested ... Read more...

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US defers trilateral meeting with Pakistan


February 13th, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) The US has postponed a trilateral meeting involving Pakistan due later this month here amid a diplomatic row over continued detention of an American official who shot ... Read more...

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US seeks immediate release of Davis


February 12th, 2011 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) The US consul general in Lahore has called for immediate release of Raymond Davis, an American national arrested for gunning down two Pakistanis. While addressing the media Friday ... Read more...

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US official firing case: Victim’s widow commits suicide (Lead)


February 6th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) The widow of a Pakistani, who was one of the two people shot dead by US official Raymond Davis in Lahore, committed suicide Sunday, alleging that the authorities ... Read more...

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US official firing case: Widow of victim attempts suicide


February 6th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) The widow of a Pakistani, who was one of two people shot dead by US official Raymond Davis in Lahore, attempted suicide Sunday, seeking justice for her husband.Shumaila, ... Read more...

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Davis holds diplomatic passport, says Malik


February 2nd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) Amid uncertainty over claimed diplomatic immunity of Raymond Davis, arrested for gunning down two Pakistanis in Lahore, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Wednesday that the US citizen ... Read more...

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US diplomat row: Zardari says court will decide issue


February 1st, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Amid growing pressure to release an American diplomat arrested for killing two Pakistanis in Lahore, President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said the US should wait for the court's ... Read more...

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Two suspects detained for role in Taseer killing


January 8th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have detained two suspects for their alleged role in influencing guard Mumtaz Qadri to assassinate Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, a media report said Saturday.One was picked ... Read more...

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Abducted for ransom, Pakistani killed for his brain (Lead)


December 17th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A US-based Pakistani banker who was abducted for ransom in Lahore was killed allegedly by five people, including a quack who wanted to use the man's ... Read more...

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US-based Pakistani killed in Lahore


December 17th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A US-based Pakistani banker, who was abducted for ransom in his home country, has been killed, police said Friday. Young Taimoor, 28, had visited Pakistan with ... Read more...

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Abida Parveen discharged from hospital


December 5th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Renowned folk and ghazal singer Abida Parveen, who underwent angiography and angioplasty after suffering a heart attack, was discharged Sunday from a hospital in Pakistan's Lahore ... Read more...

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Lahore witness to five terror attacks in 2010


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Lahore, Sep 2 (IANS) Lahore, the capital of Punjab province in central Pakistan, once known for its exquisite gardens and seats of knowledge, has witnessed five terror attacks this ... Read more...

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28 dead, 213 hurt in Lahore suicide blasts


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Three back-to-back blasts in a largely attended Shia congregation rocked Lahore, capital of Punjab province in Lahore Wednesday, killing at least 28 people and injuring more ... Read more...

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Pakistan buries Lahore victims


July 2nd, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Pakistan Friday buried the scores of victims of the multiple attack on a Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore, which is turning into the epicentre of terrorist ... Read more...

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Pakistani extremists joining Taliban, Al Qaeda: Rehman Malik


May 30th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 30 (IANS) Several banned extremist outfits in Pakistan have now become part of Taliban and Al Qaeda and are working together to destabilise the country, Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman ... Read more...

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Pakistan Air Force officials arrested for links with militants


June 25th, 2009 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (Xinhua) Pakistani authorities have arrested 57 air force officials on charges of having links with terrorists, media reports said Wednesday. The personnel were arrested from various Pakistani cities, ... Read more...

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Taliban claim responsibility for Lahore blast, 50 suspects held (Lead)


May 28th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for Wednesday's car bomb blast that left 24 people dead and over 200 injured as over 50 suspects were arrested for the ... Read more...

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Taliban claim responsibility for Lahore blast


May 28th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack in Lahore Wednesday that killed at least 23 people, a US-based Islamic militant monitoring group has said. ... Read more...

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Taliban might launch retaliatory attacks across Pakistan, says Gilani


May 23rd, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (Xinhua) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said Saturday that terrorists might carry out retaliatory attacks in the country as they have suffered heavy losses in the wake ... Read more...

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Militants bring war to heart of Pakistan


March 30th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Islamabad, March 30 (DPA) Pakistan's historic eastern city of Lahore has long been known as the country's cultural capital, with dozens of theatres, film studios, fashion houses, historical sites ... Read more...

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PML-N leader shot dead in Pakistan


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (Xinhua) Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Sher Azam was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the country's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Sunday, the police said.The leader was attacked ... Read more...

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Nine killed in suicide attack in Lahore (Second Lead)


August 14th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Islamabad, Aug 14 (Xinhua) At least nine people, including two police officials, were killed and 35 others injured in a suicide attack targeting the police in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, The ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif, brother allowed to contest by-elections


June 1st, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Islamabad, June 1 (Xinhua) Pakistan's election commission Sunday allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to run in a parliamentary by-election. The commission also allowed Shahbaz, younger brother of Nawaz Sharif, to contest ... Read more...

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Twin blasts in Lahore kill 24, injure 170


March 11th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by admin
(Fourth lead) Xinhua Islamabad, March 11 (Xinhua) As many as 24 people were killed and 170 injured in twin suicide bombing attacks in eastern Pakistan Tuesday, the Pakistani Interior Ministry said in a statement. ... Read more...

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Blasts kill 3 in Pakistan


March 4th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, March 4 (Xinhua) Three persons were killed and several injured Tuesday when four bombs exploded at Pakistan Navy War College in Lahore, Geo TV reported. Three persons have been killed in ... Read more...

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Pakistan election campaign ends with bomb attack


February 16th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Islamabad, Feb 16 (DPA) A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people at a campaign office in Pakistan's restive tribal belt as Pakistani political parties held their final election campaign rallies Saturday ... Read more...

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