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44 missing people traced in Pakistan


June 10th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is working "vigorously" on reports of people going missing in the country, and at least 44 such people have been traced in the last three ... Read more...

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US military seeks greater engagement with India


June 8th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The United States aspires to have greater engagement with India sitting on an enormously important geostrategic location on the sea lines of communication from the ... Read more...

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`Osama dead but Al Qaeda still dangerous’ (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, said a top US official as a Pakistani journalist ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leaders still burrowing in Pakistan: US


April 30th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief of Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser said ... 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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Pakistan holds Senate elections


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The daylong polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, began Friday morning in Pakistan, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan Senate polls March 2


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Four members from the minority community will join the Senate for the first time when polls for Pakistan's upper house take place March 2.The Election Commission ... Read more...

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US hopes to patch up with Pakistan


December 13th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A top US official has expressed confidence that the United States and Pakistan can patch up their differences, stressing that restoring the strained relationship was critical ... Read more...

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No talks with Taliban: Rehman Malik


December 12th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) The government would not hold talks with Pakistani Taliban, which is responsible for a string of terror attacks, until the terrorists surrender, said Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban hold peace talks


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban, responsible for a string of terror attacks across the country, have said they have held initial peace talks with the government, but ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s primary schools lacking in sanitary workers: Report


November 15th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) More than two-thirds of 152 boys' primary schools in 89 districts across Pakistan are without non-teaching staff like peons, sanitary workers and security guards, according to ... Read more...

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10 mn Pakistan voters not on electoral roll


October 1st, 2011 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Over 10 million eligible voters in Pakistan are missing from the draft electoral rolls, a media report said Saturday.The deficit between eligible and registered voters has ... Read more...

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Canada blacklists Pakistan Taliban


July 6th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 6 (IANS) Canada Tuesday blacklisted the Pakistan Taliban as a terrorist organisation.The US had designated the outfit - known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) - as a ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches military offensive against militants


July 4th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Pakistan has launched a military offensive against militants in a valley located in its northwest.The operation was initiated Sunday in Kurram Agency, forcing families to flee ... Read more...

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Eight NATO tankers destroyed in Pakistan blast


June 8th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) At least eight tankers, supplying oil to International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, were destroyed in an explosion in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, Geo News reported ... Read more...

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US drone attacks in Pak no solution to terrorism: Nawaz Sharif


April 9th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has stated that the US drone campaign is no solution to the menace of terrorism plaguing the Asian country.Nawaz said that the ... Read more...

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Pakistan lacks effective counter-terrorism policy: PIPS report


January 17th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 17(ANI): The internal security situation continues to be a pressing challenge for Pakistan, as the rule of law is lacking not only in KPK and FATA but all across the ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Multiple Crises (Part II)


January 6th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)The MQM's Complaints The MQM crisis is somewhat different. While the world's attention has been focused on the war in FATA against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the NWFP (Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa) ethnic ... Read more...

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US drones killed 2,043 people, mostly civilians, in Pak during last five years


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 2(ANI): As many as 2,043 people, mostly civilians, were killed in US drone attacks in northwestern parts of Pakistan during the last five years, a research has revealed.The yearly report ... Read more...

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Gilani ‘condemns’ US drone attacks in Pak tribal areas, but wants drone technology


December 30th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has condemned US drone attacks in tribal areas of the country bordering Afghanistan, terming the unmanned strikes as "counter-productive"."I agree with ... Read more...

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NATO-Pak to hold ‘more hammer and anvil operations’ on Pak-Afghan border: Petraeus


December 27th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Khost (Afghanistan), Dec 27(ANI): The commander of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, has said that there will be more coordinated military operations on both sides of the ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat warned US against Pak’s “game” to “drive India out of Afghanistan”


December 18th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): India warned the United States not to be drawn into the Pakistani "game" of enlisting US support to "drive India out of Afghanistan" by presenting "fabricated" evidence of ... Read more...

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US-Pak secret efforts on to weed out Al-Qaeda from FATA: Petraeus


December 8th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8(ANI): The commander of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, has said that the United States and Pakistan were involved in secret efforts to put ... Read more...

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Pak-Afghan accord to eliminate militant sanctuaries ‘wherever they are’


December 6th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 6(ANI): Pakistan and Afghanistan have renewed their commitment to eliminate militant sanctuaries in their territories, which can be used for acts of subversion in either country.A joint declaration issued ... Read more...

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`WikiLeaks exposed pettiness of Pakistani leaders’


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) The WikiLeaks' revelation has exposed the "pettiness of a number of national leaders" of Pakistan, said a leading Pakistani daily that added "there is a whole set of ... Read more...

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Will Osama be handed to US if caught in Pakistan? Musharraf unsure


November 20th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 20 (IANS) Pakistan may not have handed over Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden immediately to the US if he was caught on Pakistani soil with former president Pervez ... Read more...

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US-NATO ‘apologies’ over cross-border raids ‘victory’ for Pak: Malik


October 9th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): The Pakistan government has declared a diplomatic and political victory in the National Assembly, after receiving apologies from the United States and NATO over the helicopter strikes ... Read more...

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Fears over terror attacks in KP in retaliation against NATO cross-border strikes


October 1st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct 1 (ANI): Fears are being expressed that the recent attacks by NATO and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Pakistani territory could invite a backlash in the shape ... Read more...

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Holbrooke justifies drone strikes in Pakistan


September 17th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Sept 17 (ANI): US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke has justified drone attacks on FATA in Pakistan by stressing that some elements present in the western part ... Read more...

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Taliban regrouping in FATA to attack Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


September 5th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Sept 5 (ANI): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has claimed the Taliban is regrouping in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, in a bid to launch attacks on it ... Read more...

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Four Taliban commanders killed in US drone attack in FATA


August 28th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug.28 (ANI): At least four Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders have been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's Kurram Agency.According to officials in Peshawar, US drones fired four missiles ... Read more...

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US military chief fears another 26/11 on India


July 22nd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 22 (IANS) The US' top military official fears a possible repeat of a Mumbai type terror attack on India by Pakistan based terror outfits to provoke another conflict ... Read more...

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Taliban militants destroy another girls’ school in FATA


July 12th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 12 (ANI): Taliban militants on Monday destroyed another girls school by detonating explosives in Sheikh Baba area of Bajaur tribal Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).No ... Read more...

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War on terrorism has shattered Pak economy: Gilani


July 7th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 7(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has stressed that his country's role as a frontline state in the war against terrorism has shattered its economy.Gilani, however, said: "despite ... Read more...

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25 more Taliban killed across FATA as Pak forces continue offensive


June 21st, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Peshawar, June 21 (ANI): At least 25 Taliban operatives were killed and 23 others injured as Pakistan security forces continued to pound militant hideouts across the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).According ... Read more...

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