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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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Top Pakistan Army officers meet


August 11th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan Army's top brass met Friday night with an agenda which the Dawn described as "extraordinary".Top army officers met amid reports of Pakistan and the US ... Read more...

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BlackBerry phones of Haqqani, Ijaz to be tested


May 10th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) The BlackBerry handsets of former Pakistani envoy to US, Husain Haqqani and Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the main characters involved in the memo scandal, will undergo ... Read more...

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New ISI chief plans Europe visit


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) The new chief of Pakistani spy agency ISI, Lt. Gen. Zahirul Islam, is planning to visit "some European countries" along with his predecessor Lt. Gen. (retd) ... Read more...

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Pakistan ban won’t affect ‘Agent Vinod’ revenues: Saif


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan isn't perturbed over Pakistan banning "Agent Vinod", saying that very little revenue would be lost by the restriction imposed on his ... Read more...

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Pakistan daily wants ISI reined in


March 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) Pakistan needs to ensure that the dreaded Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is "reined in", said a daily Tuesday.An editorial in the Daily Times said the intelligence ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets new ISI chief, air chief (Second Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam took charge Monday as the new chief of Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), succeeding Lt Gen Shuja Pasha. Simultaneously, the Pakistan Air ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets new ISI chief, air chief (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam assumed charge as the new chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Monday, a day when the Pakistan Air Force too got ... Read more...

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ISI has political wing, admits minister


March 13th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has always had a political wing, admitted Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar.There has always been a political wing in ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily sizes up new ISI chief


March 11th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 11 (IANS) Intelligence gathering and counter-terrorism are messy jobs and it will have to be seen "how clean the mess can be kept by the new ISI spymaster", ... Read more...

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Gilani names Zaheerul Islam as new ISI chief


March 10th, 2012 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has named Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam as the new director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).Corps Commander Karachi Lt. Gen. ... Read more...

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Ex-ISI chief affirms political funding in 1990s polls (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) Former director general of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-State Intelligence (ISI) Asad Durrani Friday affirmed before the Supreme Court that ex-chief of military intelligence was ... Read more...

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ISI, Pakistan Army knew about Osama hideout: WikiLeaks


February 28th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Officials of the Pakistan Army and spy agency ISI knew about Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad, according to a report by whistleblowing ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s defence in strong hands: Gilani


February 26th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said there is no threat to Pakistan as it is a stable and powerful country and its defence is ... Read more...

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Pakistan won’t extend ISI chief’s term


February 26th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The Pakistani government has decided not to extend the tenure of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, a media report said.Pasha, who ... Read more...

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Zardari instucted Haqqani on memo: Ijaz


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz said Thursday that Husain Haqqani, Islamabad's former envoy to the US, had "directives" from Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on delivering ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls successor to ISI chief


February 16th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan has begun to look for a successor to spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha, who retires next month, a media report said. General Pasha ... Read more...

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Musharraf knew about Osama hideout: Ex-ISI chief


February 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf knew where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding and said nothing, a former head of Pakistani spy agency ... Read more...

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Everyone wants democracy in Pakistan: Gilani


January 27th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) All stakeholders in the country favour democracy in Pakistan and "no one has a desire to violate the constitution", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily castigates Gilani for flip-flop


January 27th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Retracting statements is a form of appeasement, a daily said Friday, referring to "unpredictable" Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's u-turn after calling the army chief ... Read more...

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Don’t come back, ISI chief told Musharraf in Dubai


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan spy chief Lt. Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha had a secret meeting with former president Pervez Musharraf in Dubai and told him not to come ... Read more...

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Pakistani apex court to hear ISI pay-out case Feb 29


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Monday fixed Feb 29 for hearing the petition filed by Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan who alleged that the Inter Services Intelligence ... Read more...

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Sacked Pakistani official says he was ignorant of rules


January 14th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan's former defence secretary Naeem Khalid Lodhi, whose sacking over a submission in the Supreme Court led to a stand-off between the political leadership and ... Read more...

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Gilani rejects trust vote as Zardari returns home (Second Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) The day Pakistani President Asaf Ali Zardari returned home from a private visit to Dubai, embattled Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday rejected out of ... Read more...

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Zardari back in Pakistan from Dubai


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, who left Pakistan for Dubai Thursday amid a stand-off between the political leadership and the powerful military, returned to the country ... Read more...

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‘What kind of Pakistan do Pakistanis want?’


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) What kind of Pakistan do Pakistanis want, a leading daily wondered Friday in the midst of a tense stand-off between the political leadership and ... Read more...

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No need for trust vote: Pakistani PM


January 13th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday asserted that he does not need to take a trust vote in parliament.Gilani's remark while addressing the national assembly ... Read more...

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Don’t need trust vote, not opposing any institution: Gilani (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Embattled Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday said that he does not need vote of confidence and asked parliament to decide whether there would ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves a tense Pakistan for a day in Dubai (Second Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left Pakistan, tense with rumours and fears of another military coup, and gone to Dubai amid a stand-off between an ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves for Dubai (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left Pakistan and gone to Dubai, a city where he was hospitalisied last December over a heart ailment, amid a ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves Pakistan, goes to Dubai


January 12th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left for Dubai, a media report said Thursday. His departure took place amid a stand-off between the political leadership ... Read more...

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Amid turmoil, Gilani recalls Manmohan’s Mohali invite


January 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) On a day when coup rumours swirled in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday recalled his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh's invite to watch a ... Read more...

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When a Pakistani officer’s posting fuelled coup rumour


January 12th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) An Pakistani Army officer taking command of a brigade was enough to fuel coup rumours as the formation had in the past been used to ... Read more...

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Don’t allow hawks to take over Pakistan: Daily


January 12th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) "Trigger-happy hawks" should not be allowed to take control of a situation that is already spinning out of control in Pakistan, a daily said Thursday, ... Read more...

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