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Pakistan readies code of conduct for media


March 1st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan is preparing a code of conduct for the media, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, but journalists view the move with alarm.Awan ... Read more...

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No intention to curb media: Pakistani minister


February 28th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Pakistani government does not intend to impose curbs on the media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan assured after the media did not ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily upset at attempt to muzzle media


February 26th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has called on the media to "stand firm in the face of power and coercion" as it says the government plans to ... Read more...

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Ties with Israel can bring India-Pakistan closer: Musharraf


January 7th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Pakistan's former president General Pervez Musharraf has advocated for establishing relations with Israel, saying it could help bring India and Pakistan closer to each other, ... Read more...

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Pakistan military hid Osama in Abbottabad: Ex-army chief


December 24th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistani military had harboured Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with the knowledge of former president General Pervez Musharraf, former army chief General Ziauddin Butt ... Read more...

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Four seats for non-Muslim seats in Pakistan Senate


August 26th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Four seats for non-Muslims have been reserved in Pakistan's upper house of parliament.President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday signed an amendment to reserve four seats for ... Read more...

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A Pakistani hospital thrice launched, never built


August 24th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A hospital in Pakistan's Punjab province was launched thrice, but it hasn't yet got built.The 150-bed hospital was announced by then president General Pervez Musharraf during ... Read more...

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Few Pakistan high court judges denotified


August 8th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has denotified some judges of the Lahore and Sindh High Courts following a decision by Chief Justice Iftikhar ... Read more...

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Pakistani leadership under attack over Shahzad killing


June 1st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) A former Pakistani diplomat has moaned the lack of leadership in Pakistan while paying tributes to slain journalist Saleem Shahzad."The ruling elite has become almost ... Read more...

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Pak caught between a ‘rock and hard place’ in ‘tug of war’ with US: Editorial


April 15th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Pakistan and the United States are locked in an uneasy embrace, where they do not trust each other but need each other's help, resulting in a tug of ... Read more...

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‘Cricket diplomacy’ to go a long way in improving frosty Indo-Pak ties: Pak official


March 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): The 'cricket diplomacy' over Wednesday's high-voltage Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final clash will go a long way in overcoming the differences in the frosty relationship between India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Sharif underwent series of heart procedures in London hospital


March 20th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is said to have undergone a series of procedures on his heart in a London hospital, sources in his Pakistan Muslim ... Read more...

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Musharraf and his men behind Bhutto killing: Pakistani scribe


February 17th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) All those in the Pakistan establishment led by former president General Pervez Musharraf who feared losing power following the return of Benazir Bhutto wanted ... Read more...

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Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan battling illness


February 8th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 8(ANI): Legendary Pakistani Ghazal singer Mehdi Hasan, 84, has been battling infections and undergoing treatment for the same in Karachi.His son Arif Mehdi said Hasan was not well, as ... Read more...

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British officials described Zardari as “highly corrupt”, “numbskull”: WikiLeaks


February 6th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6(ANI): British officials described Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as "highly corrupt" and a "numbskull" who would not last long in office, diplomatic cables unveiled by the whistle-blower website ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Multiple Crises (Part I)


January 6th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Vikram SoodNew Delhi, Jan.6 (ANI): Two to three years has been the average life span of elected governments in Pakistan ever since Z A Bhutto was PM from 1973 to ... Read more...

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PML-N hints at legal action against MQM members for “bad-mouthing” its leadership


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 2(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is contemplating legal action against the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) parliamentarians, who were involved in "bad-mouthing and using unparliamentary language" against the PML-N leadership.On ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM tear each other apart with no-holds barred remarks


December 30th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): The war of words between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has intensified with leaders of both parties launching personal attacks against ... Read more...

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Protecting Pak’s integrity to be priority during three-year extended term: Kayani


November 29th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 29(ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani has announced the priorities of his three-year extended term, saying that his efforts were concentrated on the war on terror and restoration ... Read more...

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Judicial remand for Pakistan ex-minister


November 16th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Pakistani minister of state for defence Major (retd) Habibullah Warraich has been sent to judicial remand by a court here on charges of embezzling Rs.1.68 billion ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s ex-aide, 22 others become major generals


November 16th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Brig Asim Bajwa, who had served as military secretary to then president General Pervez Musharraf, is among 23 Pakistan Army brigadiers who have been promoted to ... Read more...

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Antony wants international pressure on Pakistan to dismantle militant camps


October 7th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.7 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Thursday that the international community needed to put pressure on Pakistan to dismantle the militant camps flourishing in its territory.Antony was ... Read more...

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Musharraf to formally launch new party in September, says spokesperson


August 28th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 28 (ANI): In a bid to capitalise on the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led government's dipping popularity due to its slow response to the catastrophic floods, former Pakistan President ... Read more...

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‘Royal’ Qureshi fundraiser visit to New York cost ‘broke’ Pak over 20,000 dollars


August 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.25 (ANI): While the country is begging for more funds from the international community to cope with the devastating floods, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi spent thousands of dollars ... Read more...

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Sindh High Court reserves verdict on Musharraf’s high treason trial


August 18th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.18 (ANI): The Sindh High Court (SHC) has reserved its verdict on the petition seeking the high treason trial of former President General Pervez Musharraf.During the proceeding, the division bench ... Read more...

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‘Serious risks’ force Musharraf to postpone return to Pakistan


August 16th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 16(ANI): In what can be seen as a setback for former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's political ambitions, it is being reported that he will not come back to ... Read more...

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Peshawar High Court seeks explanation on Kayani’s tenure extension


August 12th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 12(ANI): The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has demanded an explanation regarding the tenure extension of Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani from Pakistan Deputy Attorney-General Naveed Inayat Malik.It comes after ... Read more...

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Musharraf ’safe and honourable exit’ guarantors set to block his political ambitions


August 9th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 9 (ANI): In what can be seen as a setback for former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's political ambitions, sources have said that the guarantors of his 'safe and ... Read more...

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Jamaat-i-Islami urges Kayani to ‘justify’ tenure extension


July 28th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 28(ANI): The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) has demanded from Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani to justify his tenure extension by presenting a balance-sheet of the anti-terror operation conducted under his ... Read more...

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Kayani’s tenure extension ‘administrative affair’: Gilani to PML-N


July 26th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 26(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that the decision to extend Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani's tenure was "an administrative affair to which the government did ... Read more...

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Pakistan and its ‘Topi Drama’


July 26th, 2010 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, July 26 (ANI): It is a term ordinary Pakistanis use to describe a theatrical production staged by the army to fool people into believing just about anything. ... Read more...

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‘PML-N not consulted on Kayani’s extension’


July 25th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 25(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesman Ahsan Iqbal has said his party was not taken into confidence by the government on giving a three-year extension to Army Chief General ... Read more...

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Kayani’s extension beneficial for Pakistan: Musharraf


July 25th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 25(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has congratulated Army Chief General Kayani on his three-year extension of service.Musharraf said Kayani's contribution as army chief would be beneficial for ... Read more...

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Admiral Mullen denies US involvement in General Kayani’s tenure extension


July 25th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 25(ANI): US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, has denied speculation that the Obama administration had put pressure on the Pakistan government to extend Army Chief General ... Read more...

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Kayani’s tenure extension will undermine Pak parliament’s authority: Experts


July 24th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 24(ANI): Political analysts in Pakistan have warned that the three-year extension of Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani's tenure will undermine the authority of the country's parliament.General Kayani was originally ... Read more...

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