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Save Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s haveli in Pakistan, Badal urges PM


July 17th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for conservation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's ancestral house in ... Read more...

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NATO jets, drone violate Pakistan’s airspace again


February 16th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Quetta, Feb 16(ANI): Pakistan's airspace was yet again violated by NATO as its fighter jets and a drone were seen hovering over Chaman and its suburbs, according to sources.Two NATO fighter jets ... Read more...

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No NATO aircraft violated Pakistan’s airspace: US embassy


November 4th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 4(ANI): The United States Embassy in Islamabad has denied reports that NATO aircraft had "violated" Pakistan's airspace close to the Afghan border."No NATO aircraft violated the Pakistani airspace in the ... Read more...

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NATO helicopters violate Pak airspace yet again despite formal apology


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 3 (ANI): Despite assuring Pakistan of stopping further intrusions into its territory, NATO aircraft once again breached the country's airspace close to the Afghan border.According to the Daily Times, ... Read more...

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US, Pak will try to improve diplomatic ties during strategic dialogue


October 19th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): The United States and Pakistan will endeavour to get their crisis-prone relationship back on track during a strategic dialogue in Washington this week.Diplomatic relations between the two countries ... Read more...

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US eyeing expanding its war on terror formally into Pakistan?


October 15th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Despite the furore over a series of cross border strikes by US-led forces in Pakistan, and the subsequent US apology for the killings of three troops in one ... Read more...

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Pak to reopen blocked NATO supply route ‘with immediate effect’


October 10th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 10 (ANI): Following apologies and assurances from the United States, Pakistan has decided to reopen the Torkham route for NATO forces in Afghanistan with immediate effect, ending a 10-day standoff ... Read more...

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Pak to reopen Torkham route for NATO convoys following US, ISAF apology


October 9th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 9 (ANI): The Pakistan government has decided in principle to reopen the Torkham border route for supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan, following apologies by the United States and the ... Read more...

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US will continue to work with Pakistan: Crowley


October 5th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): The United States, reaffirming the need for communication between the US and Pakistan, has stated that it will continue working with the Asian nation.Interacting with reporters at the ... Read more...

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“No timeframe” for reopening NATO supply line: Pak FO


October 5th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 5 (ANI): In the wake of the Pak-US standoff following a key NATO supply route blockage by Pakistan in retaliation against cross-border air strikes by the ISAF, Foreign Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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Rasmussen, Qureshi to hold talks following ‘cross-border air strike standoff’


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 3 (ANI): In the wake of the NATO key supply route blockage by Pakistan in retaliation against the US forces-led cross-border air strikes into its territory, NATO chief Anders Fogh ... Read more...

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Govt to consider “other options” if NATO air raids continue in Pak territory: Gilani


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 2 (ANI): In the wake of the recent NATO and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) intrusions into Pakistani territory, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has stated that the government ... Read more...

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Petraeus regrets ISAF air strike on Pak soldiers in telephone call to Kayani


October 2nd, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 2 (ANI): Following the blockage of a key supply route for US-led forces in Afghanistan by Pakistan, ISAF Commander in Afghanistan General David H Petraeus telephoned Pakistan Chief of Army ... Read more...

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US in talks with Pak for reopening NATO supply route following air strike standoff


October 1st, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): The Pentagon has expressed hope that Pakistan would reopen the key supply route for US-led forces in Afghanistan, which was closed in retaliation against air strikes staged by ... Read more...

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Headley worked as US agency informant for a decade


December 15th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistani-American terror suspect David Coleman Headley, charged with scouting targets for Mumbai terror attacks, worked as a confidential informant with the Drug Enforcement Administration for more than a ... Read more...

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Headley always felt pulled between East and West: Investigators


November 22nd, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Philadelphia, Nov. 22 (ANI): Global terrorism accused David Headley always felt pulled between his strict Pakistani upbringing and bohemian American culture, where he arrived at the age of 17, Investigators have said.Raised ... Read more...

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Headley said: ‘We’ll retaliate against India’


November 22nd, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22(IANS) David Headley, a Pakistani origin American citizen at the centre of a global terrorism investigation on charges of plotting terror attacks in India and Denmark, has been portrayed as ... Read more...

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Headley’s father was a Pakistani diplomat, mother ran a pub in US: report


November 20th, 2009 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative David Coleman Headley's father was a prominent Pakistani diplomat while his mother belonged to Philadelphia. Born Daood Gilani, Headley changed his name in 2006 ... Read more...

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Militants destroy NATO trucks in Pakistan


October 9th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (DPA) Suspected Islamist militants torched an oil tanker and six lorries carrying US and NATO supplies in Pakistan's restive north-west early Friday, police said. The pre-dawn assault took place ... Read more...

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UN agency condemns killing of journalist in Pakistan


September 1st, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Sep 1 (ANI): The U.N. agency that defends press freedom has condemned yet another murder of an Afghan journalist working in Pakistan's north-west for his criticism of the Taliban ... Read more...

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NATO supplies from Pakistan to Afghanistan resume (Lead)


August 31st, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Supplies of fuel and other logistics to Afghanistan-based NATO forces from Pakistan resumed Monday, hours after 25 tankers were gutted in a blaze in Pakistan's Chaman town in southwestern ... Read more...

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Stranded NATO trucks destroyed in Pakistan


August 31st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (DPA) More than 25 oil tankers and trucks carrying supplies to US and NATO forces were destroyed in an overnight attack in Pakistan's remote town of Chaman on the ... Read more...

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South Asia Media Commission condemns TV journalists’ killing in Pak


August 28th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug. 28 (ANI): The South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) has strongly condemned the recent killings of two TV journalists by alleged Taliban militants in the North Western Frontier Province.Peshawar ... Read more...

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Afghan journalist killed in Pak’s Khyber Pass


August 24th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.24 (ANI): An Afghan journalist, who was known as an outspoken critic of the Taliban, was killed Monday by unknown gunmen as the bus he was travelling passed through the ... Read more...

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US resumes secret drone surveillance to help Pak Army nab Mehsud


June 30th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): With the Pakistan Army intensifying its offensive against the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud in South Waziristan, the United States, with an aim to provide a wide ... Read more...

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We need ‘true trust’ with Pakistan: US commander


March 30th, 2009 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Noting that Al Qaeda and other "transnational extremists" have launched attacks on India, United Kingdom and other areas from Pakistan, a top US commander has stressed the need ... Read more...

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Taliban attack NATO supply terminal in Pakistan


March 28th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (DPA) Dozens of Taliban militants attacked a NATO transit terminal in northwest Pakistan Saturday with rockets, damaging shipping containers carrying supplies for Western troops in Afghanistan, the police ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops kill 25 militants, NATO supply tanker bombed (Lead)


February 21st, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (DPA) Pakistani security forces have killed 25 militants in overnight clashes as a separate roadside bomb attack Saturday on a NATO oil tanker left one dead in a tribal ... Read more...

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US does not want A. Q. Khan’s nuclear black market up again


February 12th, 2009 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) As US does not want to see notorious Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan's nuclear black market up and running again, its special representative Richard Holbrooke has raised the issue ... Read more...

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State of the art US military goods openly for sale in Peshawar


February 7th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb. 6 (ANI): US military equipment including Night-Vision Gear, high-power binoculars, boots and camouflage are openly being sold in Pakistans border town, Peshawar, posing a risk of making the Taliban ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda militant behind 7/7 London attacks arrested in Pakistan


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jan 21 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have arrested seven militants during a raid on a militant hide-out in Peshawar, including a senior al Qaeda operative allegedly involved in the July ... Read more...

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US negotiates new supply routes to Afghanistan


January 21st, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21 (ANI): The United States has negotiated new supply lines for allied troops in Afghanistan through Central Asia after the Pakistan Taliban attacked and torched supplies passing through the ... Read more...

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Pakistan closes major NATO supply route through Khyber Pass


January 14th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (DPA) Pakistan Wednesday temporarily closed a vital supply route for Western troops in landlocked Afghanistan, officials said.Traffic on the passage running through Pakistan's restive Khyber tribal district was halted ... Read more...

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Militants attack NATO terminal in Peshawar


January 13th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 13 (ANI): A terminal storing NATO supplies in Peshawar came under rocket fire as security forces expanded a military operation to Landikotal tehsil of Khyber Agency.Unidentified assailants fired ... Read more...

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Pakistan reopens NATO main supply route to Kabul


January 3rd, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad,Jan.3 (ANI): Pakistan has reopened the main supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan after blocking it for three days during an operation against militants blamed for repeated attacks ... Read more...

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