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Contempt of court: Gilani set to appear before apex court


January 19th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday set to appear before the Supreme Court following a contempt notice for not implementing a directive to ... Read more...

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Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner (Lead)


October 13th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday crossed yet another historic threshold with its 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his ... Read more...

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Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner


October 13th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday witnessed a historic event with 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his commoner heartthrob, ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani, Indian MPs one on peace talks’


August 21st, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Qamar Zaman Kaira who was part of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to India, has said that lawmakers of both countries are "one on peace talks" and ... Read more...

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India to help Afghanistan in expanding media network


August 1st, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India will help Afghanistan to expand the mass media network and build communication infrastructure in the conflict-hit country, it was decided at a meeting of ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N president


July 27th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif was Wednesday elected unopposed as the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), a media report said.No ballot papers ... Read more...

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PML-N goes overboard in protest against PPP in Pak parliament


April 21st, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): Pakistan's parliament witnessed the noisiest demonstration to date by the country's largest opposition party, the Pakistan Muslim League-N, as the Pakistan People's Party-led government seemed to seek cooperation ... Read more...

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‘Dum Maaro Dum’ makers could be dragged to court


April 21st, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) The government could go to court against "Dum Maaro Dum" to protect the dignity of women, a Congress MP said Thursday, citing Information and Broadcasting ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to issue 7,000 arms licences despite ban


April 20th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): The Pakistan Government has sent a list of names and other particulars to the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for the issuance of 7,000 arms licences despite ... Read more...

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Despite ban, Pakistan to issue 7,000 arms licences


April 20th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) The Pakistan government will be issuing 7,000 arms licence despite a ban on it. Some of the recommendations have come from Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Goa panel delaying viewing of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’: Distributors


April 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) A high-level panel set up by the Goa government for the pre-release screening of "Dum Maaro Dum", which the government apprehends portrays the state negatively, is ... Read more...

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PML-N calls PPP’s Zulfikar Ali Bhutto reference ‘a distraction’


April 18th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal has said that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led government has taken up Zulfikar Ali Bhutto reference to distract people from its ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh bureaucrat transferred on Hasan Ali links


April 16th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's principal information secretary Vijay Shankar Pandey was Saturday divested of his charges and moved out to the position of member ... Read more...

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Musharraf approaching international powers to fob off Pak govt ‘witch hunt’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Former Pakistan President and All Pakistan Muslim League chief Pervez Musharraf wants the international guarantors of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to declare it null and void, as ... Read more...

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‘PPP committed to empower women, girls through better education incentives’


March 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui has said that her party is committed to empower the country's women and girls."The Pakistani women and girls ... Read more...

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Pak court hears petitions on shifting Raymond Davis, diplomatic immunity


February 21st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 21(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday heard petitions regarding shifting of double murder-accused Raymond Davis from Kot Lakhpat prison to Lahore Fort, and the relevance and legality of ... Read more...

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Wahab resigns as PPP Information Secretary following remarks on Davis’ immunity


February 20th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 20(ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) politician Fauzia Wahab has resigned from the post of party's Central Information Secretary following her statement on double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis.Wahab had ... Read more...

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PPP to sack Wahab for echoing US stand on Davis’ diplomatic immunity status


February 18th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 18(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has decided to sack party's Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab from her designation over her statement on double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis.The decision ... Read more...

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Wahab’s stand on ‘illegal detention’ of Davis not Pak Govt or PPP’s views: Babar


February 15th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 15(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's spokesman has dismissed a statement given by a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) spokeswoman about double-murder accused US official Raymond Davis, saying that it was ... Read more...

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PPP leader’s stand on ‘illegal’ Davis arrest echoes US’ ‘diplomatic immunity’ argument


February 15th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15(ANI): Pakistan People Party spokesperson Fauzia Wahab's invoking of the Vienna Convention in the case of double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis is the first time a prominent Pakistani ... Read more...

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‘Qureshi to face disciplinary action for humiliating PPP leadership’


February 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 14(ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has no future in the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), according to PPP Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab.Wahab's comment comes after Qureshi rejected the ... Read more...

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi faces disciplinary action


February 14th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi faces "serious disciplinary action", Pakistan's ruling PPP said here after the former foreign minister disclosed that the US had "forced" him to confirm diplomatic ... Read more...

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PTI wants Malik tried for treason for lying about murder-accused US official’s status


February 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has urged the judiciary to take serious notice of the "irresponsible" remarks of Interior Minister Rehman Malik on a sub judicial matter of double murder-accused US ... Read more...

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Journalist among 14 killed in Pakistan violence (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) A journalist of a private television channel was shot dead by a group of assailants in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, where at least 14 others were also ... Read more...

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Journalist among eight killed in Pakistan (Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) A journalist of a private television channel was shot dead by a group of unidentified assailants in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, where at least seven others were ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Zardari appoints Latif Khan Khosa as Punjab governor (Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday night appointed Sardar Latif Khan Khosa as the new Punjab governor, a media report said.The president has signed a document regarding ... Read more...

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Zardari appoints Latif Khan Khosa as Punjab governor


January 12th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has appointed Sardar Latif Khan Khosa as the governor of the Punjab province, a media report said Tuesday. Khosa was appointed after ... Read more...

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PPP gives in to PML-N’s charter of demands


January 10th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 10 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has bowed to the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) demands, thus bringing the three-day 'ultimatum' issued by the party to an end.A ... Read more...

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PML-N sees end of PPP-led Pak Govt


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal has said that his party will back effective attempts to change the federal government, and that "he sees the end ... 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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‘10-yr-ban on politics’ claim “highly ridiculous” for politically active Nawaz: PML-N


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): Denying the statement in a cable released by WikiLeaks that former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was under a ten-year ban on taking part in politics, the ... Read more...

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PPP wants Nawaz to apologise for keeping Zardari in jail over ‘fake cases’


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 23 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Punjab has asked Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to apologise to the nation for keeping President Asif Ali Zardari in ... Read more...

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Pak politician threatened for disclosing government-banned organizations nexus


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 22(ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Punjab Information Secretary Dr. Fakharuddin Chaudhry has claimed that he has received death threats from some banned outfits in the province.Dr. Chaudhry had exposed close ... Read more...

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Goa film festival to have e-ticketing for delegates


November 11th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 11 (IANS) More than 7,000 delegates who have registered for the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa can now avail of e-ticketing facilities at the Nov 22-Dec ... Read more...

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Pak politicians dismiss Gilani’s ‘evasive’ address to nation ‘mere eye wash’


October 18th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 18 (ANI): Leaders of various Pakistani political parties have pointed out the lack of substance in Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani's address to the nation, and have called ... Read more...

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