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No restrictions for tourists in Egypt


June 30th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There will be no ban on wearing bikinis or drinking alcohol by tourists coming to Egypt following the election of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising Aung San Suu Kyi's over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very ... Read more...

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Jamia Milia to confer doctorate on Aung San Suu Kyi


January 30th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Recognising her over two-decade fight for democracy in Myanmar, Delhi's Jamia Milia Islamia will confer an honorary doctorate degree on her very soon.This was announced ... Read more...

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Thein Sein named new president of Burma


February 4th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- Burma's Parliament on Friday elected Prime Minister Thein Sein as the new President of the Asian country, Mizzima News reported. Former PM Sein will be the first civilian ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Zardari, Kayani worked for Musharraf’s ‘honourable exit’


December 8th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 8 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and new army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had worked separately for the "honourable exit" of then president Pervez ... Read more...

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Zardari, Kayani systematically worked for Musharraf’s ‘honourable exit’: Wikileaks


December 8th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 8(ANI): A series of political and strategic blunders by former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had given the cause and justification to current President Asif Ali Zardari and Army Chief ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani Army unhappy over government’s handling of Taliban’


April 28th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A close aide of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf indicated Tuesday the country's military was unhappy over the manner in which the civilian government was tackling ... Read more...

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I have details of 13-point agreement between Benazir-Musharraf: Rashid


February 6th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 6 (ANI): Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has claimed that he has details of a 13-point agreement between Benazir Bhutto and former President Pervez Musharraf.Talking to ... Read more...

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US intelligence officials say Pak in a dilemma of attacking terrorists or not


September 23rd, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): After last Saturdays devastating suicide attack on a five-star hotel in Islamabad killing 60 people, US intelligence officials have said that Pakistan was in a downward security ... Read more...

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Zardari sworn in as Pakistan president


September 9th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (Xinhua) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was sworn in as Pakistani president at a ceremony in Islamabad Tuesday, embarking on a five-year term in the top ... Read more...

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US sees ‘good way forward’ with Pakistan’s new president


September 7th, 2008 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (DPA) The United States has welcomed the election of Asif Ali Zardari as the civilian president of Pakistan and said it was a positive sign for the civilian government ... Read more...

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New Pak leadership must face dangerous truth of ISIs role in Indian terror: NYT


August 20th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
New York , Aug 20 (ANI): The new leadership in Pakistan mainly PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif will have to show personal courage and broad political ... Read more...

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Post-Musharraf scenario: growing instability in Pakistan (Commentary)


August 17th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Sahgal Pakistan is again in the news due to the decision of the ruling coalition to impeach President Pervez Musharraf. India's National Security Adviser (NSA) M.K. Narayanan said that the impeachment ... Read more...

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Pervez Musharraf: From kingmaker to supplicant (News Analysis)


August 7th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) In a mere 254 days since he shed his army chief's uniform, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has plummeted from being an all-powerful kingmaker who single-handedly called the shots ... Read more...

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I will not quit: Musharraf (Lead)


June 7th, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf declared Saturday that he would not resign now and would take a decision on this in the best interests of the country ... Read more...

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Musharraf under pressure from all quarters to quit


May 28th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by admin
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) President Pervez Musharraf, all-powerful ruler of Pakistan from October 1999 till recently, is under pressure to quit from almost all quarters including some of his former ... Read more...

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Pakistan stocks plunges 15,000 points amid political uncertainty


May 2nd, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA Karachi, May 2 (DPA) Pakistani stocks tumbled Friday under political instability amid tensions over survival of the governing coalition on the issue of reinstatement of judges ousted by military dictator turned civilian ... Read more...

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People want me to solve Kashmir quickly: Zardari


April 29th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan's ruling party chief Asif Ali Zardari has said people wanted him to resolve the Kashmir issue, which had been pending for 60 years, "within days". "Now, people ... Read more...

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EU urges Pakistan to carry out electoral reforms


April 18th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by admin
DPA Karachi, April 18 (DPA) The European Union (EU) Friday sought to impress upon Pakistan the need for major reforms on a priority basis to bring its electoral process in line with international ... Read more...

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PML-Q facing defections, may support Musharraf’s impeachment


April 18th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The size of Pakistan's former ruling party, which was badly defeated in the February polls despite the blessings of President Pervez Musharraf, is getting smaller with ... Read more...

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Pakistani lawyers protest, claim 19 missing after violence


April 11th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by admin
DPA Karachi, April 11 (DPA) Hundreds of lawyers in Pakistan's port city boycotted courts and held protest rallies Friday over Wednesday's clashes that left over a dozen dead, including seven attorneys who were ... Read more...

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Nawaz party ministers take oath with black armbands


March 31st, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) Members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Monday took oath as federal ministers from President Pervez Musharraf wearing black armbands as a token of protest against ... Read more...

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I will support a coalition government: Musharraf


March 7th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) A day after the army chief announced support to the political process, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said Friday that he would support a coalition government and ... Read more...

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Musharraf not to attend OIC summit


March 5th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Islamabad, March 5 (Xinhua) Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf will not attend the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit scheduled to be held this month in Senegal, according to media reports Wednesday. Caretaker ... Read more...

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US will have to strike a new deal with Gen. Kiyani to win Afghan war


February 29th, 2008 - 10:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb. 29 (ANI): In the current scenario when Pervez Musharrafs power has weakened after February 18 polls, the US will have to strike a new deal with Pakistan Army Chief General ... Read more...

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Musharraf no longer popular with Feb.18 poll candidates


February 16th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Rawalpindi, Feb.16 (ANI): In the last nine years, there were few in Pakistan's political class who had the courage to stand up to President Pervez Musharraf, who was also the country's chief ... Read more...

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Mr. Musharraf says he is “not such a trouble creator”


December 12th, 2007 - 12:09 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 12 (ANI): President Pervez Musharraf has said that he was not a "trouble maker", and vowed to cooperate with whoever wins January 8 general elections. "I will try to work with ... Read more...

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Opinion poll showing Musharrafs popularity is a fraud


December 10th, 2007 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A public opinion poll that had suggested a rise in President Pervez Musharrafs popularity since his stepping down as Army Chief, has one major flaw -- the US-based ... Read more...

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January 8 elections in Pakistan will not be perfect: Boucher


December 7th, 2007 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Affairs, Richard Boucher, has said that January 8 elections in Pakistan will not be "perfect", but will represent ... Read more...

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Terrorism from Swat, tribal regions to be uprooted soon, says Musharraf


December 5th, 2007 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
Peshawar, Dec 5 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today said that terrorism and extremism from the tribal areas and Swat region would be uprooted soon.The law and order situation is improving ... Read more...

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Musharraf in power play game to isolate religious parties ahead of polls


December 3rd, 2007 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
Attn: News Editors/News Desks: Following is an analysis done by Mr. Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistan Bureau chief of the Asia Times online. We do hope this will be of use to your ... Read more...

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Pak lawyers believe elections will be rigged despite foreign observers presence


December 1st, 2007 - 4:57 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 1 (ANI): Lawyers of Pakistan believe that despite the presence of foreign election observers, the January 8 general polls will be rigged.No matter how many observers you send, the ... Read more...

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American senators, Musharraf discuss politics


December 1st, 2007 - 12:58 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec.1 (ANI): A five-member delegation of the US Senators called on President Pervez Musharraf yesterday at his camp office here and discussed prevailing political and human rights situation in Pakistan. Musharraf ... Read more...

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I will not support any political party, says Musharraf


December 1st, 2007 - 12:08 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 1 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that he would not support any particular political party in the January 8 general elections.Musharraf, who took oath as a civilian ... Read more...

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Holding free, fair polls is the first priority of interim govt: Musharraf


November 30th, 2007 - 10:30 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Nov 30 (ANI): Urging the caretaker federal cabinet of Pakistan to show neutrality in their day-to-day affairs, President Pervez Musharraf today said the first and foremost priority of the interim set ... Read more...

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