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Musharraf told to appear before court for 2007 bloodshed


February 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf has been directed to appear before the Sindh High Court April 7 for violence in Karachi May 12, 2007, a media ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s dynamic instability: Road to real democracy? (Comment)


January 29th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pakistan is again going through a crisis. But this time for optimists like me the instability is dynamic. It is dynamic because this kind of struggle between a civilian government ... Read more...

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US told India that Zardari government was weakening: WikiLeaks


December 4th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) US special representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke told Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's government was weakening, according to an ... Read more...

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Kayani considered plans to oust Zardari, send him into exile


December 1st, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Pakistan's Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani considered plans to oust President Asif Ali Zardari from office to prevent opposition leader Nawaz Sharif coming to power, according to ... Read more...

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Handless Kargil war soldier threatens suicide over Pak Army, govt’s apathy


November 13th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 13 (ANI): A Pakistani Army soldier, who participated in the Kargil War against India and lost his hands, is planning to commit suicide along with his wife and children due ... Read more...

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Pakistani transvestites meet, dance to Indian music


October 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Transvestites from across Pakistan met at a town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where they held a gala that included dancing to Indian, Pakistani and English songs.The News ... Read more...

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Pakistan tax evaders owe Rs.100 bn to exchequer


October 20th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Tax evaders in Pakistan owe a whopping Rs.100 billion to the national exchequer, officials said.The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is stuck in litigation in courts against thousands ... Read more...

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Swiss cases against Zardari may lead to constitutional showdown


September 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 25 (ANI): The apex court's decision to reopen Swiss cases against President Asif Ali Zardari has become a major bone of contention between the incumbent government and the Supreme ... Read more...

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Court slaps notice to Musharraf


August 31st, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IBNS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IBNS) A Pakistan court Monday issued fresh notices to former President Pervez Musharraf and Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain as they failed to turn up before the judiciary ... Read more...

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Pakistan girl denies flogging, but rallies condemn Taliban (Lead)


April 6th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) The girl who was reportedly whipped by the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley has denied the incident even as a rally was taken out in Karachi to ... Read more...

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Pakistani teen who was flogged denies incident, probe ordered


April 6th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) The girl who was reportedly whipped by the Taliban in Pakistan's restive Swat Valley has denied the incident as the Supreme Court Monday ordered that a probe ... Read more...

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Pak CJ resumes work, says real judiciary restored after a long time


March 24th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24 (ANI): Pakistans Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has said that the real judiciary has been restored after a long time and now the dignity of the court and institution ... Read more...

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Dictatorship cycle must come to an end: Zardari


March 23rd, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (Xinhua) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Monday said "for a long time and at intervals the rule of law and constitutionalism has been trampled by dictators", adding "this ... Read more...

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Miliband hopes all Pakistani political parties would now come together


March 17th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband hopes that all Pakistani political parties would now come together to consolidate democracy and promote impartial justice in the country after the ... Read more...

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Pakistan reinstates top judge, long march called off (Fourth Lead)


March 16th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (DPA) The Pakistani government Monday acceded to demands for the reinstatement of the country's sacked top judge to avoid the escalation of political turmoil that threatened the stability ... Read more...

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‘It is a sea of people’


March 15th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Lahore, March 15 (DPA) It was a sea of humanity as tens of thousands of supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif thronged in the streets as he left his residence in ... Read more...

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Lawyers movement made Sharif Pakistans most popular politician: CSM


March 13th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has thrown his weight behind the lawyers Long March and sealed his position as Pakistans most popular political leader.Sharif has become the ... Read more...

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Pak-Americans seek Obamas to support for reforms in Pakistan


March 13th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 13 (ANI): Several Pakistani-American organizations have urged President Obama to support their call for an independent judiciary and other constitutional reforms in Pakistan. Members of Pakistan American National Alliance ... Read more...

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Pakistan braces for turmoil as Zardari’s hold loosens (Second lead)


March 11th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Islamabad, March 11 (DPA) Fears are growing that the Pakistani opposition's planned march on Islamabad this week might throw the nuclear-armed country into chaos and put the political future of ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches clampdown ahead of protest march


March 11th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 11 (DPA) The police in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab began a crackdown Wednesday on opposition parties and anti-government lawyers to forestall this week's planned countrywide protest march. More than ... Read more...

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Protest against Zardari spreads in Pakistan


March 7th, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (DPA) Businesses remained closed and thousands held protest rallies against President Asif Ali Zardari in Pakistan's largest province of Punjab Friday. Thousands of people thronged in Lahore, the provincial capital ... Read more...

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Pak edging closer to the abyss: NYT editorial


March 1st, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.1 (ANI): Though no one wants to say it out loud, Pakistan is edging ever closer to the abyss, thanks to factors like threats from extremists, an unraveling economy, ... Read more...

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Sharif denies making calls for civil disobedience movement


February 28th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad,Feb.28 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief , Nawaz Sharif has refuted making calls for a civil disobedience movement in the country, after he and his ... Read more...

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PPPs U-turn on restoring deposed SC chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry


September 6th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 5 (ANI): The PPP has decided in principle not to reinstate the deposed Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and his fellow judges to the pre-Nov 3 position, ... Read more...

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Zardari has misled key stakeholders in Pak polity to push himself to Presidency


August 29th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 29 (ANI): In order to fast-forward his ascendancy to the post of President of Pakistan, PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has misled various stake-holders on different issues like ... Read more...

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Nawaz says no compromise on restoration of judges


August 29th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 29 (ANI): PML-N leader and former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has said that there could be no compromise over the reinstatement of all judges, including deposed chief justice ... Read more...

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How digit 9 brought doom in Musharrafs life!


August 26th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Aug 26 (ANI): In numerology terms, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has been a victim of the digit 9, as on a number of occasions the number proved to ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ruling coalition under danger of disintegration


August 25th, 2008 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (DPA) The break-up of Pakistan's ruling coalition appeared imminent after the second-largest party in the alliance Sunday abstained from drafting a parliamentary resolution for the reinstatement of judges sacked ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif wants judges restored by Monday evening


August 23rd, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) head Nawaz Sharif Saturday set yet another deadline, Monday evening, for its senior ruling coalition partner Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to restore judges sacked ... Read more...

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Nawaz puts restoration of judges rider before considering Zardaris Prez bid


August 23rd, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 23 (ANI): PML-N leader and former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has reportedly put a condition of restoration of all deposed judges, including the deposed chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar ... Read more...

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Judges must be restored by Monday: Sharif


August 23rd, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.23 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Nawaz Sharif has given the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) a deadline till Monday for the restoration of the judges. Addressing a press conference at his ... Read more...

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Nawaz says his party will move out of coalition if all sacked judges are not restored


August 21st, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): PML-N leader and former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has said that his party would move out of the federal coalition government led by the PPP if the ... Read more...

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Barely 24 hours after Musharrafs ouster, Nawaz threatens to pull out over judges issue


August 20th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 20 (ANI): True to the apprehensions that the PPP-PML-N coalition might not survive for long after the two parties common goal of getting rid of Musharraf was over on ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s coalition vows to oust President Musharraf


August 10th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, Aug 10 (DPA) Pakistan's ruling coalition Sunday said its "chargesheet" against President Pervez Musharraf will be compelling enough for the beleaguered leader to resign instead of defending his impeachment. A session ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ruling coalition to impeach Musharraf (Second lead)


August 7th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, Aug 7 (DPA) Pakistan's ruling coalition has decided to table a motion in the parliament to impeach embattled President Pervez Musharraf next week, a cabinet minister said Thursday, a move that ... Read more...

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