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Pakistan assures diplomats’ safety at ‘all cost’


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) As a large number of people created a ruckus near Islamabad's diplomatic enclave Thursday while staging a protest over an anti-Islam US film, the Pakistani government ... Read more...

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Pakistani Islamic groups oppose NATO supply lines’ reopening


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Leaders of Islamic parties in Pakistan Wednesday opposed Islamabad's decision to reopen supply routes for NATO forces to Afghanistan.The US had to suspend drone attacks after ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin dropped, Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP’s new PM hopeful (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Thursday dropped Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its candidate for the office of prime minister after an anti-narcotics court issued non-bailable arrest ... Read more...

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Five in race for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Five candidates, three from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and one each from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Thursday filed ... Read more...

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11 new ministers inducted in Pakistan (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani expanded his council of ministers Friday with the induction of 11 new faces.President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet may be reshuffled, expanded


April 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan's federal cabinet is expected to be reshuffled and expanded within the next few days, a media report said Friday.As many as 4-5 new ministers could ... Read more...

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A first for Pakistan: Gilani indicted for contempt (Evening Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Monday indicted by the Supreme Court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani, ... Read more...

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A first: Pakistani PM indicted for contempt (Fourth Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Monday indicted by the Supreme Court in a contempt of court case for refusing to reopen corruption cases against ... Read more...

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Gilani indicted: Sad day for Pakistan, says ruling party


February 13th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Monday said it is "a sad day" for the country after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was indicted by ... Read more...

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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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‘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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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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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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Qureshi dropped as Pakistan foreign minister (Second Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) A day after India and Pakistan decided to resume their stalled dialogue, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was dropped from the new, pruned 22-member cabinet sworn ... Read more...

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PML-N accuses Pak Govt of playing ‘double role’ in murder-accused US diplomat’s case


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 2(ANI): The Pakistan Government is playing a double role in the case of murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis, a Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) politician has said."On this issue, the ... Read more...

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PPP divided over judicial inquiry in Taseer killing


January 15th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) appears to be divided over instituting a judicial inquiry into the assassination of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, with two federal ministers contradicting ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways gets money to keep it running


December 30th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) A package of Rs.11.1 billion ($128 million) has been approved for the Pakistan Railways for repair of 145 locomotives, improvement of tracks, maintenance of coaches and strategic reserves ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China ink 20-bn-dollar deals in various fields


December 18th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 18 (ANI): Pakistan and China have signed around 20-billion-dollar worth of deals to boost trade and investment, as Wen Jiabao became the first Chinese premier in five years to visit ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks expose no ’sacred scriptures’ or ‘divine revelations’: Pak minister


December 5th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 5(ANI): The diplomatic cables released by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks are not 'sacred scriptures' or 'divine revelations' that those should be believed, Federal Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira has said."Relations ... Read more...

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Reformed GST must for Pak economy’s survival, growth: UK


November 18th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 18 (ANI): The United Kingdom has declared that the imposition of the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) in Pakistan is indispensable for the survival and growth of the country's economy.Talking ... Read more...

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Over Rs.10 bn distributed to Pakistan flood-hit


November 4th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Over Rs.10 billion have been distributed to flood-affected families in Pakistan through a government scheme called watan card, a minister said Thursday.The "watan card", launched by the National ... Read more...

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US to stick with ‘Transparency’ aid monitoring mechanism despite Pak govt’s objections


October 30th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Islamabad, Oct 30 (ANI): Despite the Pakistan government's objections over the Transparency International's latest report on mounting corruption in Pakistan, the United States will continue with its anti-fraud agreement signed ... Read more...

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US asked to grant ‘Temporary Protected Status’ to Pakistanis sans proper documentation


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Pakistan has formally asked the United States to consider granting Temporary Protected Status to its nationals currently living in the US without proper documentation, in view of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan President, Supreme Court heading towards standoff?


October 17th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 17 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's beleaguered administration and the country's judiciary could be on a collision course, as the apex court sent out a warning that any ... Read more...

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Pak Cabinet approves transit trade agreement with Afghanistan


October 7th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): Pakistan's federal cabinet has approved the Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement, according to which, while Afghan trucks would be allowed access up to the Wagah border, they could ... Read more...

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Pakistan allows Afghan trucks up to Wagah


October 7th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan has granted permission to Afghan trucks to carry export goods to the Wagah border for onward dispatch to India, a minister said.The federal government Wednesday approved a ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister axed for criticizing military, Supreme Court


September 26th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Minister for Defence Production Abdul Qayyum Jatoi was shown the door Sunday following his outburst against the armed forces and the Supreme Court chief ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pakistan moves to avert epidemics


August 24th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (DPA) The Pakistani government Tuesday announced emergency measures aimed at averting major outbreaks of cholera and other epidemic diseases in the country's flooded areas. A national steering committee, comprising ... Read more...

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Shoes thrown at Zardari: Pakistani media battles government


August 12th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) A pair of shoes hurled at Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari during his Britain visit threaten to pit the Pakistani media against the government with ... Read more...

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Pak Human Rights Commission slams attacks on media over Zardari shoe hurling reports


August 10th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 10(ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned Sunday's attacks on the media, including the blocking of transmission of the Karachi-based Geo News.The transmission of Geo News was ... Read more...

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Pak’s Geo News blocked over reports of shoe hurling at Zardari


August 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 9(ANI): The transmission of Karachi-based Geo News was blocked overnight in various parts of Pakistan after the channel aired reports regarding hurling of shoes at President Asif Ali Zardari during ... Read more...

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Pakistani media targeted over Zardari ’shoe attack’ reports


August 8th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 8 (IANS) A TV channel's broadcast was blocked and copies of at least two newspapers were burnt in different parts of Pakistan after they reported a "shoe attack" on President ... Read more...

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Shoes hurled at Zardari during Birmingham rally, Pak Govt. denies incident


August 8th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug. 8 (ANI): An unidentified middle-aged man reportedly hurled shoes at Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari during the Birmingham rally, however, the president was not hit.According to a private television channel, ... Read more...

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Britain to reiterate ‘terror export’ stand during Zardari-Cameron talks in London


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.3 (ANI): Notwithstanding Pakistan's strong objections over Prime Minister David Cameron's "export of terror" remarks, the British leadership would be repeating its concerns and asking Islamabad to crack down on ... Read more...

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