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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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PPP asks JUI-F chief to withdraw from PM race


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its allies Friday requested Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to withdraw his candidature from the prime ministerial election, ... 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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Race for Pakistan PM: PPP drops Shahabuddin, names Ashraf (Evening Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Tipped earlier as a covering candidate, Raja Pervez Ashraf of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was Thursday named the party's main candidate for the office ... 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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Five in race for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Five candidates, three from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and one each from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Thursday filed ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition names PM candidates


June 21st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Two opposition parties in Pakistan, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday decided to field their candidates for the post of prime ... Read more...

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Pakistan may not allow foreign operations


April 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel wants to bar foreign security contractors from working in Pakistan and is also against foreign military bases, especially American ones.Members of the ... Read more...

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British Kashmiri group opposes MFN status to India


January 13th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) A Kashmiri group based in Britain -- the Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK -- has opposed granting of "Most Favoured Nation" (MFN) status by Pakistan to India, a media ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliamentary panel endorses India’s MFN status


January 11th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel has endorsed the government's decision to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, a leap forward in boosting sub-continental trade ties.The ... Read more...

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In quest of a larger Bengali identity (IANS Books)


July 31st, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Land of Two Rivers: A History of Bengal from the Mahabharata to Mujib"; Author: Nitish Sengupta; Publisher: Penguin India; Price: Rs.650; Pages: 639Not many Bengali-speaking people know of the ... Read more...

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Indian gangster behind new murder attempt in Nepal


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) Three months after an Indian shooter was arrested for trying to kill inside Nepal's most tightly guarded prison a former Nepali minister's son involved in ... Read more...

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Pakistani leader opposes commission on Osama killing


June 13th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A senior Pakistani politician is not in favour of an independent commission to probe into the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, saying the country ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan army will face suicide attacks in North Waziristan’


June 12th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) The Pakistan Army will face deadly suicide attacks if it undertakes operations in North Waziristan, according to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, a ... Read more...

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India has shared Samjhauta probe report with Pakistan, will talk on Kashmir: Malik


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 2(ANI): Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that India has provided the Samjhauta Express train blast investigation report to Pakistan, and that both countries have agreed to talk on ... Read more...

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JUI-F chief offered to mediate between US, Taliban during 2007 India visit: WikiLeaks


April 1st, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 1(ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had hinted at offering his services as a mediator between the United States and the Taliban during his visit to India ... Read more...

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Life attacks on JUI-F chief reveal gulf between militants and sympathetic Pak politicians


April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The back-to-back assassination attempts on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman depict the growing disdain of Islamic militants towards even sympathetic political leaders in Pakistan.Maulana Fazl escaped ... Read more...

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JUI-F slams Pak Govt for non-provision of enhanced security to Fazlur Rehman


April 1st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has expressed complete dissatisfaction over the security provided by the government to party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman- who also holds the key portfolio of Chairman ... Read more...

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JUI-F blames ‘Raymond Davis network’ for suicide attacks on Fazlur Rehman


April 1st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has blamed the Raymond Davis network for the two suicide attacks on party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and said the murder attempts were a reaction ... Read more...

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18 die in Pakistan blasts, Fazlur Rehman attacked after WikiLeaks expose (Evening Lead)


March 31st, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed in a bombing in northwest Pakistan that targetted Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, while six people died Thursday ... Read more...

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CIA, provincial govt blamed for Swabi suicide attack targeting Pak politician


March 31st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 31(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) has blamed the Awami National Party-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for Wednesday's suicide attack on a rally, which was to ... Read more...

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PPP lawmaker richest in Pak Parliament


March 12th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 12(ANI): Senator Gul Muhammad Lot of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is the richest member of the Upper House of Parliament, with his property valuing 1.351 billion rupees in and ... Read more...

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PML-N playing double game to save govt. in Punjab: JUI-F chief


January 25th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 25 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has been playing a double game to save the Punjab government.The Daily ... Read more...

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US mulling visa ban on supporters of Pak Punjab Governor Taseer’s assassin


January 20th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 20(ANI): The United States government is considering a ban on the issuance of visas to anyone supporting Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.According to sources in ... Read more...

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‘Northeast women playing key role in peace process’


January 19th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Having suffered pain and injustice for decades, women of the northeastern region of the country are coming together to act as interlocutors between various groups and thus ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks unity of allies before US visit


January 13th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Seeking solidarity among ruling alliance partners on foreign policies, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari held talks with several leaders, including opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, before leaving ... Read more...

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KP Assembly passes joint resolution against any amendment in Pak’s Blasphemy Law


January 8th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 8 (ANI): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has unanimously passed a joint resolution, demanding the Pakistan Government to make no amendment to the nation's controversial Blasphemy Law.The movers of the joint ... Read more...

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MQM decides to rejoin Pakistan’s ruling coalition


January 7th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) estranged ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to rejoin the ruling coalition if Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani takes concrete steps ... Read more...

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Gilani resolves to launch “jihad” against corruption in Pakistan


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 2(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has expressed his government's resolve to launch a "jihad" against corruption in 2011."It is our resolve for the new year to launch ... Read more...

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Fazlur Rehman rejects Malik’s request to rejoin Pak coalition govt


December 29th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has declined Interior Minister Rehman Malik's request to rejoin the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition government.Malik had made the request during ... Read more...

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Another setback to PPP-led Pak govt as JUI-F demands Gilani’s resignation


December 29th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Compounding the pressure on the PPP-led Pakistan government, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman made the call ... Read more...

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Another setback for Pakistan government as MQM parts ways (Lead)


December 28th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) The ruling coalition in Pakistan led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has suffered a major setback as another of its key ally, the Muttahida Qaumi ... Read more...

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JUI-F hints at rejoining Pakistan People’s Party government


December 27th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 27(ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman has signalled that his party may rejoin the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government again if his demands were met.Addressing a JUI convention ... Read more...

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Pak Army should declare “jihad” against US forces’ ground raids in tribal areas: JUI-F


December 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 24 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazalur Rehman has strongly criticised US media reports on the military operation in Pakistan's tribal region, saying the Pakistan Army should declare 'jihad' in ... Read more...

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Cracks widen in Pakistan’s ruling coalition, key ally quits


December 21st, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The cracks within the ruling coalition in Pakistan widened Tuesday after a key ally made it clear that it had "no intention of returning to ... Read more...

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