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Rain kills 46 in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 46 people, including seven children, have been killed as late monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Pakistan, Geo News reported Monday.Many victims died due to ... Read more...

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Seven killed, 80 injured in Pakistan road accident


August 29th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and around 80 injured in a head-on collision between two buses on a highway in Pakistan's Punjab province early Wednesday, ... Read more...

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What happened to Gilani’s 15 varsities promise, asks daily


August 5th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) A promise by former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to set up over 15 universities across the country during his tenure turned out to ... Read more...

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Pakistani border police charged with rape at check post


June 10th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Three personnel of Pakistan's Border Military Police force and two civilians have been accused of raping five women after stopping their car at a check post ... Read more...

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NATO vehicles caused Rs.150 bn damage to Pakistan highways


December 29th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan has calculated that vehicles carrying NATO supplies in containers caused damage worth Rs.150 billion to its highways over the past 10 years.Communications Minister Arbab Alamgir ... Read more...

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Couple’s abduction: Swiss president calls up Gilani


December 16th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) President of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey has spoken to Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani over the July kidnapping of a Swiss couple.Ocholivier David ... Read more...

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Pakistan to decentralise issuing of passports


December 12th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to decentralise the printing and issuing of passports within two months.Passports would now also be issued at provincial headquarters and even in districts, ... Read more...

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10 die in Pakistan suicide bombing


August 31st, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 25 wounded in a massive suicide bombing at a parking lot of a mosque in Quetta city Wednesday, a ... Read more...

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Swiss couple kidnapped in Pakistan


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) A couple from Switzerland was abducted while they were travelling in Pakistan's Balochistan province, a police official said.Ocholivier David and his wife Wipmerderielayy Omer were kidnapped ... Read more...

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Five killed in Pakistan helicopter crash (Lead)


June 1st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Five people, including a top officer of paramilitary Punjab Rangers, were killed as a helicopter crashed into the Indus river in central Pakistan Wednesday morning, a ... Read more...

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Would-be suicide bomber’s confession alarming: Pakistani daily


April 11th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Describing as "alarming" a would-be suicide bomber's confession that 400 such attackers were being trained in Pakistan, a leading daily has warned that the "festering ... Read more...

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Mastermind of Sakhi Sarwar terror blasts arrested in Pak’s Bajaur Agency


April 10th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, April 10(ANI): Behram Khan, the alleged mastermind of the April 3 twin suicide attack on Syed Sakhi Sarwar shrine near Dera Ghazi Khan in Pakistan, has been arrested from Bajaur ... Read more...

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‘300 suicide bombers being trained in Pakistan’


April 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Dera Ghazi Khan (Pakistan) Apr 8(ANI): The suicide bomber who tried to detonate outside a shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province has revealed that he was trained in Mir Ali tribal area in ... Read more...

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Religious extremism, the mantra for political power in Pakistan


April 5th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 5 (ANI): A young teenager walked up to a bus stand in lower Dir, Northwest Pakistan, on Monday, and blew himself up, killing at least six people. This ... Read more...

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Captured 14-year-old suicide bomber unrepentant after Sunday’s terror attack in Pakistan


April 5th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, April 5(ANI): The 14-year-old suicide bomber, who was captured after his explosives failed to detonate during Sunday's terror attack on a shrine in Pakistan, remains unrepentant as he tells police ... Read more...

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Five killed in Pakistan suicide bombing (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 20 others injured Monday in a blast that occurred near a bus stand in Pakistan's northwest district of ... Read more...

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US condemns double suicide bomb attack outside Pak shrine


April 4th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): The United States has condemned the double suicide bomb attack outside a shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province, which killed at least 41 people on Sunday.The bombers struck outside ... Read more...

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Pakistan shrine bombings: toll climbs to 49


April 4th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) The toll in the suicide bombings that tore through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province Monday climbed to 49 as doctors raced to ... Read more...

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36 dead as triple blasts rock Pakistan Sufi shrine (Third Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Three suicide blasts ripped through a Sufi shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province Sunday evening, killing at least 36 people and injuring over 100, officials said.The first ... Read more...

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Triple blasts rock Pakistan shrine, 30 killed (Second Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Three suicide blasts ripped through a shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province Sunday evening, killing at least 30 people and injuring over 100, officials said.The blasts took ... Read more...

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10 killed in Pakistan shrine blasts (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 30 injured Sunday afternoon in twin bombings that ripped through a shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province, an official ... Read more...

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Pakistanis protest against Davis’ release (Second Lead)


March 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) Street protests erupted in Pakistan for a second day Thursday against the release of American Raymond Davis, whose arrest after he shot dead two Pakistani men ... Read more...

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Davis’s release challenged in Pakistan court


March 17th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) A petition was filed in a Pakistan court Thursday challenging the release of CIA security contractor Raymond Davis, who was let off Wednesday after paying compensation ... Read more...

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Three eunuchs raped in Pakistan


January 31st, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Three eunuchs, who had gone to perform at a wedding in Pakistan's Punjab province, were abducted and raped by armed men, police said.The incident took place in Dera ... Read more...

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Pakistani imam, son jailed on blasphemy charges


January 12th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) A Pakistani court has sentenced to life imprisonment a mosque's chief clergy and his son for violating the country's blasphemy law, days after Punjab province governor Salmaan Taseer ... Read more...

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Shrines in Pak Punjab province at risk of terror attacks in absence of security measures


October 25th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 25 (ANI): Out of a total of 319 shrines across the Pakistani province of Punjab, only 58 have security arrangements, and that too, inadequate, a survey report prepared by an ... Read more...

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HRCP denounces Pak Govt. for neglecting Ahmediya flood victims


August 21st, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.21 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the government over reports of people of the Ahmediya community being denied shelter in flood relief camps set in Punjab.Shocked ... Read more...

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Rich being shielded from Pakistan floods?


August 15th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) As ordinary Pakistanis continue to battle floods which have claimed at least 1,600 lives, there have been allegations that flood waters are being diverted to less ... Read more...

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‘Banned terror outfits highly active in Pak Punjab, functioning under new names’


July 12th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 12(ANI): Pakistan's intelligence agencies have reportedly revealed that there has been a worrying increase in the activities of banned religious and militant organisations in the Punjab province.According to ... Read more...

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Strange story of decade-long kidnap of Pak-born UK girl


June 16th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) British police are to probe strange claims of a Pakistani-born woman that she was forcibly kept in a slave labour camp in Pakistan for nearly a decade. Nahida Bi ... Read more...

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Pakistani man sells daughter, 9, to meet son’s wedding expenses


May 26th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 26 (ANI): A Pakistani man sold his nine-year-old daughter to fund the wedding of his son.Jan Muhammad Buzdar, from Tuman Buzdar, a tribal tehsil of Dera Ghazi Khan district, who ... Read more...

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Musharraf ‘poised’ for comeback to Pak politics


May 18th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf is likely to announce his future political plans today (Tuesday, May 18) during a meeting with his supporters here, sources close ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing in Pakistan kills 27, injures 90 (Fourth Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (DPA) At least 27 people were killed and 90 injured Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near the residence of a minister in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab, ... Read more...

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Car bomb hits house of Pakistani politician, 20 killed (Third Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (DPA) At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 injured Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near the residence of a minister in Pakistan's eastern province ... Read more...

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Car bomb hits house of Pakistani politician, 15 killed (Second Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (DPA) At least 15 people were killed and more than 30 injured Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near the residence of a minister in Pakistan's eastern province ... Read more...

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