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Former Pakistani PM’s son arrested


September 14th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa Gilani was arrested Friday from the gate of the Supreme Court while he was on his ... Read more...

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Karachi factory had several emergency exits, all locked


September 13th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 13 (IANS) The factory in this Pakistani port city where as many as 289 people were killed in a major fire had several emergency exits, but all of ... Read more...

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300,000 tourists flock to terror-hit Swat valley


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) A staggering 300,000 tourists from across the country have visited the picturesque yet terror-ravaged Swat valley in northwest Pakistan since the beginning of Eid, a ... Read more...

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Consumers owe Rs.232 bn to Pakistan’s power firms


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Public and private sector consumers owe Rs.232 billion to companies supplying electricity across Pakistan, authorities said.The ministry of water and power told the National Assembly Monday ... Read more...

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Missing Pakistanis: UN team to investigate


September 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A UN delegation has arrived in Pakistan on a 10-day mission to study the measures taken by the government to prevent the so-called "forced disappearances" of ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM headed Gilani way: Daily


September 10th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf may also be ousted like his predecessor Yousuf Raza Gilani as the government still seems unwilling to write to ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister Rehman Malik likely to visit India


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik is likely to visit to India on an invitation from visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, a media report said Sunday.Krishna, ... Read more...

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Good atmospherics exist, say experts on Krishna trip


September 7th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Good atmospherics exist for strengthening the peace process between Pakistan and India, said experts as Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrives here on three-day visit ... Read more...

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No clear Pakistani policy on terror: Daily


September 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) There is "no clear state policy in sight" on terrorism, said a leading Pakistani daily that called upon the media to form a narrative that ... Read more...

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Fake email sends Pakistan PMO into a tizzy


September 4th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A fake email sent the Pakistani prime minister's media office into a spin, prompting one official to wonder why the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was using ... Read more...

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54 policemen killed in Karachi in 2012


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 2 (IANS) A total of 54 policemen have become victims of "target killings" here in the Pakistani port city this year, Dawn reported Sunday.In the latest incident ... Read more...

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Muslim cleric held in Pakistan blasphemy case


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) A Muslim cleric has been arrested in Pakistan for allegedly putting some pages of the Quran among burnt papers to strengthen a case of blasphemy against ... Read more...

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Stop the terrorists, Pakistan tells Kabul


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has told the Afghan government to stop terrorists from entering Pakistan, a media report said Sunday.Stressing that terrorists had again started ... Read more...

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Two Pakistani Taliban leaders killed


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Two key commanders of the Pakistani Taliban have been killed in clashes with security forces in northwest Pakistan, the Dawn newspaper reported Sunday.The clashes took ... Read more...

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Few takers for post-paid connection in Pakistan


August 24th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Less than five percent Pakistanis have post-paid mobile phone connections, while the rest - about 96 to 97 percent - have pre-paid connection, a media report ... Read more...

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Crack of dawn start for Chandy, ministers


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) It was an early start to the day for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and five of his ministers who reached office at 5 a.m. Tuesday ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways on road to revival?


August 20th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The beleaguered Pakistan Railways may be finally on the road to revival, as the government has approved various projects at a whopping cost of Rs.287 billion ... Read more...

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Drone strike kills five more in Pakistan


August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Sunday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, said media reports.... Read more...

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Olympic flag arrives in Rio


August 14th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 14 (IANS) The Olympic flag has arrived here, marking the dawn of a new era in Rio de Janeiro's history.The flag landed on Brazilian soil for ... Read more...

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Sad that Pakistan didn’t win a single medal, says daily


August 13th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) That Pakistan, a country of over 180 million, did not win a single medal in the London Olympics was a sad reflection on the state of ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces walk of shame, says daily


August 9th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will have to undertake a "walk of shame" Aug 27 to the Supreme Court where he may be charged ... Read more...

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Pakistani dailies upset over hockey defeat


August 9th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Pakistan's crushing 0-7 defeat at the hands of Australia in hockey at the London Olympics has shattered the dreams of millions, dailies said Thursday, hoping ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Pearson powers to 100m hurdle gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World champion Sally Pearson powered to Olympic gold in the women's 100m hurdles final Tuesday, setting a new Olympic record in the process.The Australian exploded ... Read more...

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Pakistani held for forcing Hindu girl to marry him


August 7th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) A Muslim man in Pakistan has been arrested after a Hindu girl rejected his claim that she had converted to Islam and married him, Dawn reported.She ... Read more...

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Three Pakistanis held for selling fake train tickets


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Three officers of the Pakistan Railways have been held for selling fake tickets worth Rs.19.5 million, a media report said.The fake train tickets were sold during ... Read more...

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70,000 Pakistani officials have not got salary


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) A staggering 70,000 government employees here did not get their salary on time due to an auditors' strike, a media report said.The daily Dawn said as ... Read more...

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Seven militants killed in Pakistan’s tribal area


August 1st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least seven militants were killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Orakzai, Dawn reported Wednesday.The clash took place ... Read more...

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15-years-old swimmer wins gold at the London Olympics


July 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The long awaited Olympic Games have come into dawn with a lot of surprises that have uplifted the participants and the countries at large. Among the games ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily criticises outdated law


July 31st, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Two men being hauled up for having soft drinks by the police under a Ramzan law has been criticised by a leading Pakistani daily that rued ... Read more...

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Chris wants two weddings with Porter


July 29th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Irish actor Chris O'Dowd is planning to have two weddings with writer Dawn Porter.The two are set to tie the knot next month here. After that ... Read more...

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Protests over power cuts in Pakistan


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Protests erupted in several Pakistani cities over prolonged and unannounced power cuts during Ramzan, a media report said Sunday.People in Peshawar, Faisalabad and Jhelum took to ... Read more...

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Missing woman traces out family after 34 years!


July 28th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) A woman, long believed to be dead, has stunned her family by tracing it out after 34 years with the help of Facebook!Susan Ardron emigrated ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily not so sure about car running on water


July 28th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Despite the considerable hype over a car in Pakistan running on water, a Pakistani daily cautioned that it is always better to wait until all tests ... Read more...

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Traffic jam causes child’s death in Pakistan


July 27th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A child stuck in a massive traffic jam, following protests over frequent power outages, died due to the searing heat in Pakistan's northwest, a media report ... Read more...

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Pakistani runs car over gunman who shot him


July 25th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) An official who sustained three bullet injuries chased the two attackers in his car. He knocked one of them down, killing him in Pakistan's Balochistan province.Two ... Read more...

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