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Pakistani PM appears in Supreme Court


September 18th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday appeared before the Supreme Court, which had last month given him three-weeks' time to write to Swiss authorities on ... Read more...

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Pakistani police official shot dead


May 8th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) A senior police official was gunned down in Pakistan's Quetta city Tuesday, a media report said.SP Crime Investigation Department (CID) Shahnawaz Khan was fatally shot in ... Read more...

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Pakistan claims credit a year after Osama killing


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government and its armed forces played a vital role in tracking down Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden through a mobile phone SIM, says ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted for contempt, gets symbolic sentence (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday convicted for contempt of court by the Supreme Court that gave him a 30-second symbolic sentence for ... Read more...

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Video shows Taliban welcome for man who escaped jail


April 20th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A high-profile prisoner, who escaped the Bannu jail following an audacious Taliban attack, has been welcomed back into the Taliban fold, shows a dramatic video ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Zardari to discuss ‘important’ issues


April 7th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Although President Asif Ali Zardari is going to India Sunday to pray at the Ajmer Sharif, he will discuss "issues of importance" with Indian Prime ... Read more...

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Pakistan elects senators (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, was held in Pakistan Friday.The voting took place in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline grounds 10 planes


November 14th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has grounded 10 of its aircraft due to lack of spare parts.The government had inked a $700 million deal ... Read more...

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30 miners abducted in Pakistan


October 1st, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Thirty miners were abducted from Pakistan's Khyber tribal region, a media report said.The miners were working in a coalmine in Bara's Akkakhel area when they were ... Read more...

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Journalist among 14 killed in Pakistan violence (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) A journalist of a private television channel was shot dead by a group of assailants in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, where at least 14 others were also ... Read more...

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Journalist among eight killed in Pakistan (Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) A journalist of a private television channel was shot dead by a group of unidentified assailants in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, where at least seven others were ... Read more...

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War against Pakistan militants to take 15 years: US cable


December 5th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The US embassy in Islamabad had said last year that the fight against Al Qaeda and other militants operating in Pakistan will last 10-15 years, secret diplomatic ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Karachi, shrine blasts toll reaches nine


October 8th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 8 (IANS) Roads in most parts of this Pakistani city wore a deserted look Friday as residents preferred to stay at home amid calls for protests by various groups a ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues ‘last warning’ as flood waters rise in Sindh


August 23rd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan have issued a "last warning" urging people to shift to safer places as flood waters continued to rise in the northern Sindh province, threatening to ... Read more...

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Clinton arrives in Pakistan


July 18th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Pakistan Sunday to discuss Pakistan's role in fighting Taliban militants in the region and outline America's strategy to withdraw ... Read more...

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Six killed in shootings in Pakistan


July 7th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 7 (IANS) At least six people were killed and several injured in different shooting incidents in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, DawnNews reported Wednesday. Four people were shot dead late ... Read more...

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12 killed by gunmen in Pakistan


July 4th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 4 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed by unknown gunmen overnight in Pakistan's Karachi city, a media report said Sunday. Assailants gunned down 12 people including a security guard ... Read more...

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One soldier, 19 militants killed in Pakistan (Lead)


April 22nd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (DPA) At least one soldier and 19 militants were killed Thursday in two separate clashes in the country's restive north western region, security officials said. Fifteen militants were killed ... Read more...

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Osama’s close aide arrested in Pakistan


March 8th, 2010 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 8 (IANS) Dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden's close aide and a top Al Qaeda leader was arrested from the outskirt of Pakistan's southern port city Karachi. Pakistani security forces with the ... Read more...

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Beheading of Sikh condemned by Pakistan, India (Intro Roundup)


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Hundreds of fear-stricken Sikhs in Pakistan clamoured to escape to India after the Taliban beheaded a Sikh man in the restive tribal region of Khyber Pass. The ... Read more...

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After beheading, Pakistani Sikhs want to flee to India (Roundup)


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Hundreds of fear-stricken Sikhs clamoured to escape to India after the Pakistani Taliban beheaded one of three Sikh men they abducted over a month ago. The killing ... Read more...

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Top Taliban commander arrested, Pakistan army confirms


February 17th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The Pakistani army confirmed Wednesday that Taliban's top commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was captured in a joint raid by the US and Pakistani intelligence in Karachi. "At ... Read more...

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Report of Taliban commander’s arrest, a propaganda: Pakistan


February 17th, 2010 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The reports that Taliban's top commander has been arrested in a joint raids by the US and Pakistani intelligence forces was a "propaganda", said Pakistan's Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Three killed in Pakistan blast (Second lead, changing dateline)


February 14th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 14 (IANS) Three people were killed and nine injured in a bomb blast Sunday that ripped through a busy market in southern Pakistan's Sindh province, police said. The blast occurred at ... Read more...

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Blast in Islamabad


October 5th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) An explosion took place close to the UN office in this Pakistani city Monday, media reports said. The explosion was heard near the UN office in Islamabad's F-8 sector, ... Read more...

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Zardari asks US to reimburse $1.6 bn spent on combating extremism (Lead)


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the US to reimburse the $1.6 billion dollars spent on fighting extremism in his country's tribal areas. Zardari made the ... Read more...

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Reimburse $1.6 bn spent on combating extremism: Zardari


September 23rd, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the US to reimburse the $1.6 billion dollars spent on fighting extremism in his country's tribal areas. Zardari made the ... Read more...

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Second swine flu case detected in Pakistan


August 13th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan's second swine flu case was detected Thursday, with a 13-year-old boy testing positive at the Faisalabad Allied Hospital after a series of tests were conducted on him ... Read more...

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Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s release challenged


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, July 3 (IANS) The Punjab provincial government Friday moved the Pakistan Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court decision to release Jamaat ud Dawa chief and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, whom ... Read more...

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Pakistan finally owns up to Kasab; ISI chief says ‘no war’ (Roundup)


January 7th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi/Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) After being in denial mode for weeks, Pakistan finally admitted Wednesday that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the Mumbai carnage, was indeed a ... Read more...

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Pakistan owns up to Ajmal Kasab (Lead, changing dateline)


January 7th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A day after India's Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma urged Pakistan to own up the nationality of Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during ... Read more...

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Pakistan army kills 30 militants (Lead)


October 19th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (DPA) Security forces killed at least 30 militants in Pakistan's restive Swat district Sunday as a top US diplomat discussed counter-terrorism initiatives with the country's leadership, officials and media ... Read more...

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U.S.-Pakistan ties can be reinforced in four ways, says expert


May 1st, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A policy and communications consultant and the editor of the Pakistan Policy Blog, has said that there is a need for the Bush Administration to redefine its ... Read more...

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