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Pakistan no to seeking NOC on dam from India


August 14th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Islamabad has refused to ask India for a no-objection certificate (NOC) needed to get multilateral funding for a dam in the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, a media ... Read more...

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Five prisoners break free in Pakistan


August 1st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least five convicts managed to escape from a prison in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region Wednesday by breaking open their barrack's lock, Online news agency reported.According to ... Read more...

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US issues alert for its people in Pakistan


April 26th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The US embassy in Islamabad Thursday issued a security alert for its staff and American citizens to take precautions for next two weeks, but did not ... Read more...

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Tunnels dug to reach Pakistan avalanche victims


April 11th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Rescuers are digging two tunnels to reach the 139 Pakistani soldiers and civilians who are stuck in thick ice following an avalanche that swept through their ... Read more...

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14 dead in Pakistan violence (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) At least 14 people were Tuesday killed in sectarian violence in Pakistan.Ten bus passengers, believed to be Shia Muslims, were shot dead in Bonar Das area ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets date with Saudi dates


March 25th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of boxes of dates gifted by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan are set to be distributed in various provinces of the country.The Saudi government had ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Pakistan


March 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan's northern province of Gilgit Baltistan and northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday morning.Earthquake tremors were felt ... Read more...

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Moderate intensity tremor rocks Kashmir (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 12 (IANS) A moderate intensity tremor rocked the Kashmir Valley Monday but no immediate loss of life or property was reported, an official said.Sonam Lotus, director of the ... Read more...

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Dialogue important for peace in Baltistan: Malik


March 10th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has stressed the importance of dialogue to solve the deteriorating law and order situation in Gilgit- Baltistan, the Dawn News reported.Malik ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Pakistan killings


February 29th, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 29 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has strongly condemned an attack in Pakistan in which at least 18 people were killed and eight ... Read more...

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Militants gun down 18 bus passengers in Pakistan (Evening Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday in a suspected sectarian attack in Pakistan when gunmen dressed in army uniforms stopped a bus, ordered the ... Read more...

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Militants gun down 18 bus passengers in Pakistan (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday in a suspected sectarian attack in Pakistan when gunmen dressed in army uniform stopped a bus, ordered the passengers ... Read more...

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18 killed in Pakistani bus ambush (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday when gunmen hiding along the roadside, sprang out and peppered a passenger bus with bullets in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ... Read more...

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‘China increasing presence in Pakistani Kashmir’


December 27th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 27 (IANS) Causing concern in the Indian Army, China has increased the presence of its military engineers in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a senior army officer said.Although the exact number ... Read more...

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Pakistan surveying poor for assistance


October 21st, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan has launched a nationwide survey to identify the poor for government aid, an official said Thursday.Farzana Raja, the chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches 4,500 MW dam project


October 19th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a 4,500 MW hydro-electric dam project in the country's picturesque Gilgit-Baltistan region.The Diamir-Bhasha ... Read more...

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Beijing increases investment in China-Pakistan railway


October 11th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Beijing has hiked investment in the China-Pakistan railway, it was reported here. Pakistan welcomed China's cabinet decision to increase investment in major infrastructure construction projects in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks road connectivity to Central Asia


October 10th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS)Gilani said he will discuss the project with officials of the two countries during his upcoming visit to the SAARC summit in the Maldives next month.The project ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants road connectivity with Tajikistan


October 10th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he would take up the Pakistan-Tajikistan road project with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.Gilani was talking to Gilgit-Baltistan Governor ... Read more...

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Intra-Kashmir women meet from Sep 27


September 24th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 24 (IANS) A conference of women on women's role in society, with participants from both Indian and Pakistani Kashmir, will be held in Gulmarg town from Sep 27.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls cross-border economic zone with China


August 21st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan plans to build a cross-border economic zone with railway linkages covering its Gilgit-Baltistan region and the neighbouring Xinjiang region in China, Pakistan's Ambassador to China ... Read more...

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Pakistan arrested over 3,000 terrorists in three years


August 4th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) As many as 3,143 terrorists were arrested during the past three years in Pakistan, a minister said.Interior Minister Rehman Malik Wednesday informed the National Assembly that ... Read more...

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Music, dance festival ends in Pakistan


July 25th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Multani dance of Punjab to Jhoomer and Tharri dances of Sindh were performed during the three-day music and dance festival that concluded in Pakistan's Peshawar city.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets help from US to tackle energy crisis


July 18th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) The US is helping Pakistan to tackle the energy crisis being faced by the country, a top US official has said.The coordinator for non-military US assistance ... Read more...

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US pledges 500 million dollars for Pak’s Diamer-Bhasha dam


April 4th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): The United States has agreed to provide over 500 million dollars for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha Dam in Pakistan, which is expected to be completed by 2021.A senior ... Read more...

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PDP presses for Kashmir resolution


February 19th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 19, (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday said that it would continue to fight for the resolution of the Kashmir issue and asserted that its ... Read more...

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Red alert across Pakistan to avoid al-Qaeda’s backlash against drone attacks


December 11th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Ministry has sounded a countrywide threat alert, warning of strong backlash from al-Qaeda against unmanned predator drones, which have recently killed important operatives of the terror group ... Read more...

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Pakistani police involved in rape, rights violations


November 18th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) A large number of police officials across Pakistan have been booked for rape and human rights violations in the last three years, says an official report submitted to ... Read more...

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Jiabao to visit Pak next month for “deepening strategic cooperation”


November 13th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou, Nov 13 (ANI): The Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, will visit Pakistan next month to "deepen strategic cooperation" and establish a mechanism for formal and structured dialogue to ensure smooth and ... Read more...

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All Party National Alliance to observe Oct. 22 as “Black Day” from next year


October 26th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad (PoK), Oct.26 (ANI): The All Party National Alliance (APNA) in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), has decided to observe October 22 as a 'Black Day' from next year onwards, ... Read more...

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The Jammu and Kashmir situation: The Azadi debate - Part II


September 18th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Salim HaqNew Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): The Pandits of the Kashmir Valley, currently in exile, the Dogras and Muslims of Jammu, the Buddhists of Ladhakh, the Shias and Gujjars in different ... Read more...

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Antony visits South Korea amid row with China


September 2nd, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday embarked on a two-day visit to South Korea to boost military ties with the East Asian nation amid a hushed row with ... Read more...

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China rejects reports of troop deployment in Pakistan


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 2 (ANI): China has rejected reports that claim the presence of over 11,000 troops in northern Pakistan, saying that 'ulterior motives' were involved in hurting Beijing's relations with India and ... Read more...

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Chinese presence in Kashmir matter of serious concern: India


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India Monday said the presence of Chinese army troops in Pakistan-administered Kashmir would be a matter of "serious concern" if these media reports were proved to be ... Read more...

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Malaysia pledges $1 mn aid to flood-hit Pakistan


August 6th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 6 (IANS) The Malaysian government has announced aid of $1 million to help people in flood-hit Pakistan. "The government of Malaysia hopes the contribution will help alleviate the suffering of ... Read more...

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