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A difficult year for Pakistan (2011 in Retrospect)


December 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) The year 2011 saw Pakistan making headlines for all the wrong reasons, compounded by yearend uncertainty about the political future of a nation that is ... Read more...

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US-Pakistan ties close to collapse: Chinese daily


December 4th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) The death of two dozen Pakistani soldiers in a NATO attack was a "symbolic event indicating the progressive deterioration" of US-Pakistan bilateral ties, a Chinese daily ... Read more...

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Despite differences, Pakistan, US need each other: Haqqani


August 9th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) There is recognition in both Pakistan and the US that the two countries need each other even though there have been events that have given rise ... Read more...

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US embassy staff barred from entering Peshawar (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) In a move sure to further strain US-Pakistan ties, Islamabad is repeatedly blocking American embassy staff from entering Peshawar.Quoting US and international aid officials, the Washington ... Read more...

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Pakistan bars US embassy staff from entering Peshawar


July 25th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) In an action that would further strain US-Pakistan relations after the killing of Osama bin Laden on its soil by American special forces in May, Islamabad ... Read more...

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Pakistan in for a tough time following US killing Osama on its soil: Report


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3(ANI): Pakistanis, along with Afghans, are most likely to pay a blood price in terms of revenge attacks for the slaying of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by ... Read more...

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Osama’s discovery in luxury compound near Islamabad huge embarrassment for Pak, ISI


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3(ANI): Elusive Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's discovery by the United States, in a luxury compound 35 miles from Islamabad, is a dangerous embarrassment for Pakistan and its ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to hold talks on Islamabad’s defence needs


May 1st, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1(ANI): A Pakistani defence delegation will arrive in Washington on Sunday for talks on a five-year plan for meeting the country's defence needs, according to diplomatic sources.Defence Secretary Athar Ali ... Read more...

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Nisar says he has ’solid’ proof about facilitators of Raymond Davis’ exit from Pakistan


April 28th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): Chaudhry Nisar Ali, Leader of the Opposition in Pakistan's National Assembly, has said that he has "solid evidence" about those who facilitated CIA contractor Raymond Davis' exit from the ... Read more...

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LHC grants additional time to Pak Govt to reply about foreigners in Punjab


April 27th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): The Lahore High Court has granted additional time to the Pakistan Government for filing a reply to a petition seeking directions to the Interior and Foreign Ministries to provide ... Read more...

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US authorities describe Pakistan’s ISI as terror group


April 25th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) US authorities have, in secret files to interrogators at Guantánamo Bay, described Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as a terrorist organisation, a media report said Monday.Recommendations ... Read more...

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Pak playing ‘cheap politics’ by secretly backing and publicly bashing US drone attacks


April 16th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16(ANI): The Pakistan Government, led by President Asif Ali Zardari, has been "playing a particularly cheap form of politics" by secretly allowing the United States to increase drone strikes ... Read more...

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Pak caught between a ‘rock and hard place’ in ‘tug of war’ with US: Editorial


April 15th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Pakistan and the United States are locked in an uneasy embrace, where they do not trust each other but need each other's help, resulting in a tug of ... Read more...

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Pak Attorney General asked to submit reply on Davis’ release, departure


April 15th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): The Lahore High Court has asked the Attorney General of Pakistan to submit his reply on the release and subsequent departure of double murder accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis.On ... Read more...

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Tug of war going on between ISI and CIA: Pakistani daily


April 15th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) A tug of war is taking place between Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI and the CIA, said a Pakistani daily while noting that the US had given ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to hold strategic dialogue in May


April 13th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 13(ANI): The United States and Pakistan have agreed to hold their next round of strategic dialogue in May.The announcement regarding dates and the venue of the bilateral talks is yet ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition demands probe into Raymond Davis’ release


April 12th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 12(ANI): Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, a Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) politician and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, has demanded the formation of a parliamentary committee or a ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ISI chief in Washington for ‘frank’ talks


April 12th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Pakistani spy master Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha flew into Washington for what an official called a "frank discussion" with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon ... Read more...

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Joint US-Pak intelligence operations suspended since January


April 11th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): A senior Pakistani intelligence officer has said joint US-Pakistan intelligence operations have been frozen since late January.Bilateral relations between the US and Pakistan soured following the March ... Read more...

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Preparations underway for Pak Foreign Secretary’s visit to US


April 11th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): The Pakistan Foreign Office has started preparations for Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir's crucial visit to Washington, starting from April 20, to mend strained relations between the two countries. ... Read more...

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US-Pak talks on April 21-22 for improving ’strained’ bilateral relations


April 9th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir will visit Washington later this month on the invitation of the United States, for crucial talks to mend bilateral ties tattered by the drone ... Read more...

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Brother of Raymond Davis’ victim denies striking ‘blood money’ deal under pressure


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 2(ANI): The elder brother of Faheem Shamshad, one of the two Pakistani men shot dead by CIA contractor Raymond Davis on January 27, has dismissed speculations that his family was ... Read more...

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Lahore HC gives both Pak, Punjab govts 10 days to recover heirs of Davis’ victims


April 1st, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 1(ANI): The Lahore High Court has directed the federal and provincial governments of Pakistan to recover the legal heirs of the January 27 Raymond Davis shootout victims within ten days.The ... Read more...

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JUI-F blames ‘Raymond Davis network’ for suicide attacks on Fazlur Rehman


April 1st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has blamed the Raymond Davis network for the two suicide attacks on party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and said the murder attempts were a reaction ... Read more...

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Lahore HC directs both Pak, Punjab govts to explain Davis’ acquittal, departure


March 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 31(ANI): The Lahore High Court has directed the federal and provincial governments of Pakistan to submit their replies by April 8 on a petition pertaining to the release and departure ... Read more...

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ISI claims credit for arrest of 2002 Bali bombings suspect in Pakistan


March 31st, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): The arrest of fugitive Umar Patek, a member of Al Qaida-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiyah and 2002 Bali bombings suspect, was made possible only due to the efforts of ... Read more...

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Davis release: LHC seeks explanation on Sanaullah’s statement on missing families


March 28th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 28(ANI): Taking notice of Pakistan Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah's claim on missing families of the two young men shot dead by CIA contractor Raymond Davis, the Lahore High Court ... Read more...

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Clinton admits relations with Pak ‘very challenging’


March 28th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28(ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described relations between the United States and Pakistan as "very challenging".It comes after Pakistan boycotted a trilateral meeting on Afghanistan in Brussels ... Read more...

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Pak likely to replace Haqqani as Pak envoy to US


March 26th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani, is likely to be replaced after expiration of his tenure in May.According to Gulf Times, Haqqani is blamed for issuing ... Read more...

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Imran threatens to obstruct NATO supplies if Pak Govt doesn’t stop US drone campaign


March 26th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has threatened to obstruct convoys carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan in retaliation against US drone attacks in the country's tribal areas.Imran ... Read more...

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US-Pak ‘preparatory’ talks in Washington to pave way for strategic dialogue


March 26th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir is expected to visit Washington in a few days for talks aimed at ironing out the differences that have adversely affected the US-Pakistan relationship.The ... Read more...

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US to recall 331 ‘diplomatic staffers’ as per secret Davis release deal with Pak


March 26th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 26(ANI): As many as 331 American officials, most of whom are suspected of being engaged in espionage under diplomatic cover, have been identified to leave Pakistan as part of a ... Read more...

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US begins probe into Raymond Davis shooting incident


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 23(ANI): The US Department of Justice has started an investigation into the January 27 shootout, in which CIA contractor Raymond Davis had killed two youths in Pakistan."Yes I confirm that ... Read more...

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PML-Q demands open debate in Pak Punjab Assembly on Raymond Davis’ release


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 22(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q)- an opposition party in Pakistan's Punjab Assembly - has demanded an open debate on the issue of the release of double murder-accused CIA contractor ... Read more...

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Raymond Davis’ release in accordance with Shariah laws: Pak Punjab Governor


March 21st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 21(ANI): Double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis was released by a Pakistani court after the heirs of the two victims pardoned him in return for blood-money worth 200 million rupees, ... Read more...

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