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Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

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Swiss letter saga must end: Pakistani daily


September 19th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The saga of the Swiss letter must end, said a leading Pakistani daily Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf told the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Blasts rock Pakistan, 11 killed


September 18th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) At least six people, including a girl, were killed in twin bomb blasts that rocked a market in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, while five people ... Read more...

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Free polls must to mature as democracy: Pakistani daily


September 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan needs to conduct free and fair elections to mature as a functional democracy, said a Pakistani daily Wednesday.An editorial in the News International said elections ... Read more...

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Forced disappearances negate humanity, says Pakistani daily


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Forced disappearances negate the very essence of humanity and cannot and should not be tolerated or justified, a Pakistani daily said Tuesday as a UN panel ... Read more...

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Will Manmohan Singh go to Pakistan this year?


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India and Pakistan have managed to avoid controversy and grandstanding to forge a people-centric relationship on the back of a liberal visa pact, but ... Read more...

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Great expectations and changing India-Pakistan equations


September 10th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore (Pakistan), Sep 10 (IANS) If the reporting in the Pakistani media on Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit is any indication, a lot of expectations, rightly or ... Read more...

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Parents stop sending girls to school in Pakistani Punjab


September 10th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) People in a village in Pakistan's Punjab province have stopped sending their daughters to a school after it was merged with a boys' institute, saying co-education ... Read more...

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Man shot dead in Pakistan court


September 10th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A man accused in a murder case was shot dead when he was brought to a district court in Pakistani metropolis Lahore, Geo News reported.Police said ... Read more...

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British woman kidnapped in Lahore


September 10th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) A British woman of Pakistani origin has been kidnapped in Lahore city, police said Sunday night.The 20-year-old Aisha Ali came to Lahore to attend a wedding ... Read more...

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Krishna returns from Pakistan visit


September 9th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna arrived here Sunday after a three-day visit to Pakistan that he described as "fruitful".On the last leg of his visit, ... Read more...

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Krishna arrives in Lahore


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan, arrived here Sunday amid tight security.Krishna is scheduled to meet Punjab Chief ... Read more...

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Khar overshadows a seasoned Krishna (Islamabad diary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) He is 80-plus and a seasoned politician and she is all of 34 years of age. But when it came to a face-off in front of ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister Rehman Malik likely to visit India


September 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik is likely to visit to India on an invitation from visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, a media report said Sunday.Krishna, ... Read more...

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No conditions attached, PM to decide on Pakistan visit: Krishna


September 8th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Saturday said that no conditions were being put by India for the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Pakistan, ... Read more...

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No backtracking on Mumbai attack: Krishna


September 8th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Saturday that there was no question of India backtracking on the sensitive issue of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack as ... Read more...

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Share intelligence to avoid Mumbai type attack: Rehman Malik


September 8th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) India must share intelligence on terrorists with Pakistan so that a "Mumbai type terror attack does not take place again", Interior Minister Rehman Malik said here ... Read more...

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Mumbai trial delay due to system: Rehman Malik


September 8th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Denying that the Pakistan government had anything to do with the delay in the trial of alleged conspirators behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Pakistan's Interior ... Read more...

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India desires stable Pakistan: Krishna


September 7th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) New Delhi is committed to a "peaceful bilateral dialogue" and wants a "stable and prosperous Pakistan", Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said after arriving here ... Read more...

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Over 60 journalists to accompany Krishna to Pakistan


September 6th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Over 60 Indian mediapersons will accompany External Affairs minister S.M. Krishna on his three-day visit to Pakistan Friday.The media delegation will include editors, foreign affairs' ... Read more...

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No clear Pakistani policy on terror: Daily


September 5th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) There is "no clear state policy in sight" on terrorism, said a leading Pakistani daily that called upon the media to form a narrative that ... Read more...

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Purge hate-filled textbooks, says Pakistani daily


September 4th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has sought the purging of school curricula for hate material after a panel pointed out that books contain material that would entrench prejudice ... Read more...

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Stop the terrorists, Pakistan tells Kabul


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has told the Afghan government to stop terrorists from entering Pakistan, a media report said Sunday.Stressing that terrorists had again started ... Read more...

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PM says “proper atmosphere” needed for Pakistan visit


August 31st, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) A day after he met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in Tehran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday he said was keen ... Read more...

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Keen to visit Pakistan but in ‘proper atmosphere’: Manmohan Singh


August 31st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday he was keen to visit Pakistan but only if the "proper atmosphere" was created."I am ... Read more...

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Come out with truth on Osama raid: Pakistani daily


August 31st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's killing by US commandos is an event of such enormity that it deserves transparency but that is "prevented by ... Read more...

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Zardari, Manmohan meeting could be significant: daily


August 30th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Tehran "could be an important continuation of the efforts to improve ... Read more...

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India more opportunity than threat: Pakistani daily


August 29th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) India is more opportunity than threat, said a Pakistani daily that noted the thaw in ties between Islamabad and New Delhi."Today, India is more opportunity ... Read more...

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US acts on its own: Pakistani daily


August 27th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Drone strikes show that there has been no real change in the relations between the US and Pakistan, said a daily that criticised Washington for continuing ... Read more...

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Business elite must pay their taxes: Pakistani daily


August 25th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan's business elite "need to show some remorse" and pay their taxes, said a leading daily Saturday.An editorial in the Dawn said that for "all the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan MPs moot new CBMs; discuss Assam, SMSs (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Friday recommended a clutch of radical confidence-building measures, including ... Read more...

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‘Lahore-Paris-Lahore in blink of an eye, only on PIA’


August 24th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday suggested that national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) should use as an advertisement an incident in which a woman slept through ... Read more...

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Pakistanis knows how to defend their country: Ashraf


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistanis know how defend every inch of their country, said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf as the nation was battered by a string of terror attacks ... Read more...

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Insane to accuse girl of blasphemy: Pakistani daily


August 21st, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The blasphemy law has become a death warrant at the hands of mob vigilantism, a Pakistani daily said after an 11-year-old girl afflicted with Down syndrome ... Read more...

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A Rs.1 billion medicine scam unearthed in Sindh


August 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A huge scam involving purchase of drugs worth Rs.1 billion has been unearthed in Pakistan's Sindh province, Geo News reported.An audit report for the 2012 financial ... Read more...

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