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18 militants killed in army operation in Pakistan


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 18 militants were killed on Thursday during an operation conducted by security forces in Pakistan's northwestern Bajaur tribal region, reports said.Local media ... Read more...

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Rockets fired at Pakistani politician’s house


August 20th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The house of the chief of a Pakistani tribe, who is also a former member of the Balochistan provincial assembly, was attacked with rockets Monday, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Eid on three days


August 19th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Eid will be celebrated on three separate days in different parts of Pakistan this year following a controversy over moon sighting, Dawn News reported Sunday.The North ... Read more...

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Three killed in Pakistan bombing (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) At least three people were killed and four injured Thursday night in a bomb blast near a centre of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Islam in Pakistan's ... Read more...

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30-year-old auto rickshaws banned in Pakistani city


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Pakistan's northwest tribal region Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has banned the entry of around 3,000 auto rickshaws made in 1985 or earlier into the provincial capital Peshawar to ... Read more...

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Four die in Pakistan from deadly amoebic infection


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) At least four people have died in the port city of Karachi due to an amoebic infection caused by a deadly waterborne organism called naegleria fowleri, ... Read more...

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Rail track, gas pipeline blown up in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Unidentified militants blew up a rail track and a gas pipeline in Pakistan's Quetta city early Sunday, police said.An explosive device was attached to the Quetta-Sibi ... Read more...

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Pakistan discusses reopening of NATO supply routes


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan's top political and military leadership held a meeting at President House over reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.The meeting was held late Saturday night ... Read more...

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Four killed in Peshawar mortar attack


July 15th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) At least four people -- three children and their mother -- were killed in a Pakistani village after a mortar bomb fell on their house Sunday, ... Read more...

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Top Pakistani Taliban leadership eliminated: Malik


June 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The top leadership of the Pakistani Taliban has been eliminated, says Rehman Malik, the prime minister's advisor on interior affairs.Speaking to the media outside the ... Read more...

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Raja Pervez Ashraf elected Pakistan’s 25th PM (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a former federal minister in the government of ousted prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was ... Read more...

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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin gets bail in Pakistan drugs quota case


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) A court in Pakistan Friday granted interim bail to Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the primary candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of prime minister, ... Read more...

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Pakistan power protests cause damage worth millions


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Enraged over the ongoing power crisis, people in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city have destroyed infrastructure and inflicted a loss of around Rs.8.5 million to the government.At least ... Read more...

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Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP candidate for PM’s post (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf was Friday officially declared as the joint candidate for the post of Pakistan's prime minister by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin dropped, Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP’s new PM hopeful (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Thursday dropped Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its candidate for the office of prime minister after an anti-narcotics court issued non-bailable arrest ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son face arrest (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court here Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan's prime ministerial hopeful Makhdoom Shahabuddin and disqualified premier Yousuf raza Gilani's son Ali Musa ... Read more...

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Four Pakistanis drown in well


June 21st, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Four Pakistani men - including two brothers - drowned in a well after the first man went down to repair a water pump and the others ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament to elect new PM June 22 (Second Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan's lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, will elect the new prime minister at a special session to be convened Friday. Minister for Textiles Makhdoom ... Read more...

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PPP leaders pick Makhdoom Shahabuddin as new PM (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leaders picked Minister for Textiles Makhdoom Shahabuddin for the office of the prime minister following the ouster of Yousuf ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Second Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified as prime minister as well as MP since the apex court's April 26 ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified since April 26 for contempt of court for refusing to write ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants ‘appropriate’ apology from US, says envoy


June 19th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Pakistan wants an "appropriate" apology from the US over the NATO air strike last year that killed its two dozen soldiers, the country's ambassador to Washington ... Read more...

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Pakistani singer gunned down


June 19th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Famous Pashto singer Ghazala Javed and her father were shot dead by motorcycle-borne gunmen in Pakistan's Peshawar city, police said.The attack took place in Dabgari area ... Read more...

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Pakistani girls killed for dancing reported alive


June 18th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Five Pakistani girls who were reportedly killed on the orders of a tribal council for dancing and clapping with two young men in the northwest tribal ... Read more...

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Pakistani politicians’ houses attacked


June 18th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) A mob of more than 100 people, carrying sticks and stones, attacked the residences of a minister and a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader in Punjab ... Read more...

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Pakistan probes smuggling of wild animals from Tanzania


June 11th, 2012 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan has launched an investigation into the alleged smuggling of wild animals, including elephants and lions, from Tanzania in southeastern Africa.The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched ... Read more...

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Pakistani girls appear in exam, find cash, phones missing


June 10th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) A group of girl college students in Pakistan handed over their bags to authorities during a board exam but were in for a rude shock when ... Read more...

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New polio cases in Pakistan alarms WHO


June 10th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over emergence of new polio cases in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, where around 150,000 children have reportedly not ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik resigns as minister, made PM’s advisor (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Pakistani government Tuesday appointed Rehman Malik as advisor on internal affairs to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani just after he resigned as interior minister ... Read more...

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Pakistani moves court on 600 percent hike in drug prices


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Prices of medicines in Pakistan have increased by a whopping 600 percent as a number of companies have taken advantage of the absence of proper drug ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan gain nothing from Siachen: Pakistan minister


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Both India and Pakistan gain nothing out of Siachen, the world's highest battleground where armies of the two neighbours stand eyeball-to-eyeball, and the matter is only ... Read more...

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China sincere in helping Pakistan: Official


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) China is sincere in helping out Pakistan in its economic development and all possible support was being provided in this regard, a top Chinese official has ... Read more...

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Five-year-old girl raped, murdered in Pakistan


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) A five-year-old girl, who went missing for a month in Pakistan's port city Karachi, has been found raped and murdered - a month after the bodies ... Read more...

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10 killed in Pakistan drone strike (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) At least 10 suspected militants, including two key commanders, were killed Sunday when a US drone fired missiles at a hideout in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, ... Read more...

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