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Pakistan blocks over 700 anti-Islam YouTube links


September 17th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan Monday blocked over 700 links to an anti-Islam film on YouTube that has triggered anti-US protests across the Muslim world, including Pakistan, officials said.The decision ... Read more...

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Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh soon, says lawyer


September 7th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row, is all set to be released by the Pakistani government, his lawyer Awais Sheikh says.Sheikh has said ... Read more...

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Mukherjee greets Zardari on Pakistan’s Independence Day


August 14th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday greeted the people and the government of Pakistan on their Independence Day and said the progress in their bilateral dialogue ... Read more...

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Amid concern in India, Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With concerns rising in India over reported persecution of Hindus in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-MPs' panel to meet and ... Read more...

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India renews request for Sarabjit’s release, awaits clear picture (Second Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's midnight U-turn on the release of Sarabjit Singh, suspected to have been orchestrated by its powerful military establishment, has not gone down well ... Read more...

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India presses for Sarabjit’s release, awaits confirmation (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday renewed its request to Pakistan to release death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh after a midnight volte-face by Islamabad and said it was ... Read more...

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Free Sarabjit, Krishna ‘requests’ Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday welcomed the release of Surjeet Singh from a Pakistani jail and renewed its "request" to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to also free ... Read more...

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Commonwealth asked to act on threat to Asma Jehangir


June 9th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The members of a Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) have called for immediate Commonwealth action after renowned Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jehangir recently claimed ... Read more...

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Probe Asma Jahangir’s death plot, say human rights groups


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Concerned over Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir's revelations that her country's security establishment was planning to get her killed, Indian human rights groups Wednesday ... Read more...

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Japan embassy gets bombing threat in Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Japanese government has asked its diplomats and citizens living in Pakistan to take extra safety measures following bomb attack threats to its embassy in Islamabad, ... Read more...

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US senator introduces bill to stop Pakistan aid (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) An American lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Senate, seeking to eliminate foreign aid to Pakistan until the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the physician ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to ensure protection of minorities


May 9th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India Wednesday asked Pakistan to ensure the protection of the constitutional rights of minorities following reports that Hindus in the country had been allegedly ... Read more...

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India, US send strong signals to Pakistan, Iran (Roundup)


May 8th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday signalled common intent and purpose, asking Pakistan to take stronger action against terror, advising Iran to desist from its ... Read more...

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India, US ask Pakistan to act against terror (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday asked Pakistan to take "strong and more concerted" action against terror groups operating from its soil even as American ... Read more...

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UN estimates another $840 mn needed for Pakistan


April 26th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan needs additional funding of $840 million to overcome humanitarian problems caused by flooding and insecurity, UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said here Wednesday."The UN ... Read more...

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US review process delayed decision on Hafeez Saeed


April 4th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The United States has attributed the inordinate delay in announcing a $10 million US bounty on Lashkar-i-Taiba chief Hafeez Saeed, alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai ... Read more...

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Fai’s Kashmir lobby was front for Pakistani intelligence: US


March 31st, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai, who has been sentenced to two years in prison for concealing his links to Pakistan's spy agency, operated his lobbying ... Read more...

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ISI spy Ghulam Nabi Fai gets 2 years jail (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai, charged with working for Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency to influence American policy on Kashmir, was Friday sentenced ... Read more...

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ISI spy Ghulam Nabi Fai gets 2 years jail


March 31st, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai, charged with working for Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency to influence American policy on Kashmir, was Friday sentenced to ... Read more...

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Manmohan to examine Gilani’s request for exporting power from Punjab


March 28th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, March 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani that he will look into his request for supplying ... Read more...

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Life imprisonment for acid throwers in Pakistani Kashmir


March 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) The government of Pakistan-administered Kashmir is all set to introduce a law that will punish culprits involved in acid throwing on women, with life imprisonment and ... Read more...

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27 security firms banned in Pakistan


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) The government of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Saturday cancelled the licences of 27 private security companies, officials said.Officials from the provincial home department told Geo ... Read more...

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India making right steps on Iran sanctions: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) India is making steps in the right direction to impose sanctions on Iran but not enough progress has been made in persuading China to do so, ... 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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Wean from Iranian crude, US tells India, Pakistan (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Washington has said it was talking to India, Pakistan, Russia, and China about what they can do to "wean themselves" from Iranian crude as the US ... Read more...

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US asking India to ‘wean’ from Iranian crude


February 18th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) As the US imposed new sanctions against Iran, Washington said it was talking to India, Pakistan, Russia, and China about what they can do, particularly to ... Read more...

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Someone in Pakistan knew about bin Laden’s hideout: Panetta


January 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said he still believes someone in authority in Pakistan knew where Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was hiding before the ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Pakistan bombing


January 11th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday condemned the bombing in northwest Pakistan that left nearly 30 people dead.Ban reiterated UN's solidarity with Pakistan in its ... Read more...

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Pakistan reiterates Jammu and Kashmir ‘disputed territory’


January 7th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Maintaining that Jammu and Kashmir remains disputed territory, Pakistan has rejected a recent Indian assertion that the entire state was its integral part."The Government of Pakistan ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $5.5 bn over next 3 years


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The World Bank will continue to support Pakistan's poverty reduction and development agenda with an expected assistance of up to $5.5 billion over the fiscal year ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into threats to Geo TV journalist


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has ordered an investigation into threats received by a senior Pakistani TV journalist who complained about it a day ago.Geo TV anchor ... Read more...

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Aid freeze can be waived: US assures Pakistan (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The US has sought to assure its estranged ally Pakistan that a legislation that freezes $700 million for Pakistan merely includes a reporting requirement and ... Read more...

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Aid ‘freeze’ to Pakistan can bve waived: US


December 16th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US Congress agreed to freeze close to $700 million in aid to Pakistan, the Obama administration sought to assure its estranged ally that ... Read more...

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US stops $700 mn aid to Pakistan (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a huge $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the Congress is provided a ... Read more...

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US House freezes $700 mn aid to Pakistan


December 15th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives has passed a massive $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the defence secretary provides Congress a ... Read more...

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