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Bodies were iron hot, say Karachi rescuers


September 13th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 13 (IANS) "The bodies were iron hot," said a rescuer who himself got burnt while carrying the victims of a factory fire that left at least 289 people ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan celebrated Independence Day Tuesday with great enthusiasm.The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to be strict with terrorists: Kayani (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan needs stricter laws to deal with terrorism, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said in comments published Tuesday.Addressing a parade at the Pakistan Military Academy ... Read more...

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Put past behind and look forward: Kayani


August 14th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes, admitted Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. He stressed: "We will have to put the past ... Read more...

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23 injured in Lahore blasts


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) At least 23 people were injured in eastern Pakistan's Lahore city Wednesday night when two bombs went off at a market, police said.The blasts took place ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik takes oath as senator


July 28th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Rehman Malik, advisor to Pakistani prime minister on interior affairs, Friday took oath as a senator, weeks after he was forced to step down over his ... Read more...

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Pakistan frees 311 Indian prisoners


June 27th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's fate may have plunged into further uncertainity, but India still has some reason to cheer. Pakistan Wednesday freed 311 Indian ... Read more...

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Pakistan media plays down Hamza arrest


June 26th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) In complete contrast to the Indian media, the Pakistani media Tuesday appeared to play down the dramatic arrest of a key mastermind of the Mumbai ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rains to lash Pakistan from Tuesday


June 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Scattered rains are expected in Pakistan from Tuesday to Thursday, according to the meteorological department."Southwest monsoonal currents are likely to penetrate southern and eastern parts of ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM moves to fix power crisis


June 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has moved to ensure adequate fuel supplies to power plants for uninterrupted production of electricity to overcome a crippling power ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s 3.7 percent GDP growth encouraging: Bank


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's economic growth of 3.7 percent in the 2011-12 fiscal year was encouraging given the adverse effects of energy shortage, oil price rise and damage to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani PM vows supremacy of parliament


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Pakistan's new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has vowed to ensure supremacy of parliament, strengthen democracy and hold free and fair elections."Powers to all institutions ... Read more...

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Panetta’s safe haven comment unhelpful: Pakistan (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent comment on militant safe havens in the country and said "such statements are unhelpful in bringing about ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects Panetta’s safe haven comment


June 9th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's recent comment on militant safe havens in the country."We strongly believe that such statements are misplaced and unhelpful ... Read more...

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Pakistan may launch anti-terror operation


June 8th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) The Pakistani government may launch a major anti-terror operation in the country after Friday's deadly bus bomb attack, a media report said.Information Minister of Khyber ... Read more...

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21 killed in Pakistan blast (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) At least 21 people died Friday in Pakistan when a powerful bomb ripped through a bus carrying government employees.The explosion took place in Peshawar city, the ... Read more...

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Gilani supports dual citizenship for MPs


May 28th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court suspended a member of parliament over her dual citizenship, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he was in favour ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets acting chief justice


May 28th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Justice Shakirullah Jan Monday took oath as the acting chief justice of Pakistan.Justice Nasir-ul-Mulik administered the oath to Justice Shakirullah. A large number of lawyers and ... Read more...

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Pakistan reels under power crisis


May 25th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan is plagued by a massive power crisis, with a shortfall of 7,500 MW, a media report said Friday.Several cities in Punjab province have been ... Read more...

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Seven dead in Pakistan bus attack (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in southern Pakistan when gunmen opened fire on a passenger bus, a media report said Friday.The attack by unidentified gunmen ... Read more...

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Pakistan court suspends MP over dual citizenship


May 25th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court has suspended a parliamentarian over her dual citizenship, a media report said Friday.National Assembly member Farahnaz Ispahani also holds an American ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Pakistan bus attack


May 25th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) At least seven people were killed in southern Pakistan when gunmen opened fire on a passenger bus, a media report said Friday.The attack by unidentified took ... Read more...

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‘Media in India, Pakistan should not use hate language’


May 22nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Urging the Indian and Pakistani media not to use words such as "traditional rivals", a seminar of mediapersons from the two countries called for creating an ... Read more...

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Turkey role model for Islamic states: Gilani


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Turkey has been a role model for the Islamic states because of its efforts towards strengthening democracy, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said.He said Turkey ... Read more...

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Zardari arrives in Chicago for NATO summit (Lead)


May 20th, 2012 - 6:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in Chicago to attend a key NATO summit starting Sunday.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Foreign Secretary Jalil ... Read more...

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Zardari arrives in Chicago for NATO summit


May 20th, 2012 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in Chicago to attend a key NATO summit.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbass Jilani ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani journalists to visit Mumbai, Pune


May 19th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) A 17-member Pakistani journalists delegation will be visiting Mumbai and Pune for a week starting May 21, a Mumbai press club official said Saturday."Journalists from Karachi ... Read more...

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Pakistan raises minimum monthly wage


May 1st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday announced an increase in the minimum monthly wage of workers by Rs.1,000 to Rs.8,000.Gilani said pension, debt and ... Read more...

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Pakistan court to hear Gilani contempt appeal


May 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) A nine-member bench of the Pakistani Supreme Court will hear Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's appeal in the case in which he has been convicted ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan apex court chief justice to be honoured


April 29th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will receive the prestigious International Jurists Award 2012 at a ceremony in London next month.Chaudhry is being ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Judicial panel to probe air crash: Gilani


April 21st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday ordered the formation of a judicial commission to probe the deadly air-crash near here.The Bhoja Airlines flight with ... Read more...

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Plane crash victims’ kin arrive in Islamabad


April 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A special plane carrying the relatives of air-crash victims from Karachi has landed here Saturday, authorities said.The service was provided by the Pakistan International Airlines. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Boeing offers to assist Pakistan in crash probe


April 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) US aircraft company Boeing has offered technical assistance to Pakistan in the investigation into the plane crash near here that killed 127 people Friday.In a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Plane with 127 on board crashes in Pakistan (Second Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A passenger plane carrying 127 people crashed into a residential area and burst into flames as it was approaching Pakistan's Islamabad airport Friday evening. There were ... Read more...

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‘Six-legged baby’ operated in Karachi


April 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.The operation lasted for about two ... Read more...

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