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Race for Pakistan PM: PPP drops Shahabuddin, names Ashraf (Evening Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Tipped earlier as a covering candidate, Raja Pervez Ashraf of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was Thursday named the party's main candidate for the office ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son face arrest (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court here Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrant against Pakistan's prime ministerial hopeful Makhdoom Shahabuddin and disqualified premier Yousuf raza Gilani's son Ali Musa ... Read more...

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Arrest warrants issued against Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son


June 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court in Pakistan Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the prime ministerial candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and Ali ... Read more...

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Zardari fields Shahabuddin for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named former textiles minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post ... Read more...

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Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful Makhdoom Shahabuddin - a brief profile


June 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Senior PPP leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin has been short-listed as one of the candidates for Pakistan prime minister's post following a Supreme Court ruling disqualifying Yousuf ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India keeps watch, says change in Pakistan won’t affect ties (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As Pakistan prepares for a new prime minister, India Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation but stressed that the change in leadership ... Read more...

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Change in Pakistan won’t affect talks: India


June 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) As Pakistan prepares for a new prime minister, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday said the change in leadership will not affect India's dialogue ... Read more...

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PPP accepts Gilani’s disqualification verdict


June 19th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Tuesday said it accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court that said Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified as the prime ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India welcomes Pakistan’s move towards MFN


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India Thursday welcomed Pakistan's decision to move from the "positive list" to a short "negative list," a key step towards towards granting most favoured ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan to introduce negative list trade regime with India


February 29th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday said it will move from "positive list" to a short "negative list" trade regime with India, an important step towards granting the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Pakistan agree to ease trade, visa norms


February 15th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) India and Pakistan Wednesday signed three deals and agreed to normalise visa regimes and move from "positive list" to a short "negative list" trade regime by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Trade can lead to peace between India, Pakistan’


February 15th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Increased trade and economic engagements can bring long-lasting peace between India and Pakistan, whose relations have been marred for decades by a host of issues including ... Read more...

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Pakistan defers MFN status to India


February 14th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday deferred its decision to finalize a list of goods it does not want to import from India, an important step towards granting it ... Read more...

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MFN status unlikely during Sharma’s Pakistan visit


February 13th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Attari-Wagah Border, Feb 13 (IANS) Pakistan Monday said it is committed to granting the most-favoured nation (MFN) status to India, but refused to set a time-frame as some issues ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Faith cuts through cold at Kashmiri saint’s Urs (With Images)


January 21st, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Hindus and Muslims from across the valley are thronging the shrine of Kashmiri saint Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom on his 10-day Urs here, braving sub-zero ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Small negative list can take India-Pakistan trade to $6 bn’


December 16th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) A "small" negative list of trade items between India and Pakistan, likely to be effective in February 2012, can increase their bilateral trade to around $6 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan, Turkmenistan ink five accords


November 15th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistan and Turkmenistan have signed five agreements to enhance bilateral ties in various fields, including trade and energy.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Turkmenistan President ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

International trade expo opens in Pakistan


October 21st, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim Thursday inaugurated the 6th International Expo Pakistan in southern Karachi city.More than 50 countries, including Russia, China and Japan, are ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan to grant MFN status to India


October 13th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan has, in principle, decided to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said in the National Assembly.The minister said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan’s trade deficit is $15.58 bn


October 13th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan's trade deficit for 2010-11 was a staggering $15.58 billion, the national assembly was told.Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim Wednesday said the overall deficit for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No objection to MFN status for India: Pakistan


October 12th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan has no objection to granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, a minister said in Lahore.Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim said Tuesday: "We will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan hints at transit trade rights to India


October 11th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistan's Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim Tuesday hinted at granting transit trade rights to India to transport goods to Afghanistan.Fahim told reporters in Lahore that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan moves for ‘negative list’ trade regime with India


October 5th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistan has started the process to move from "positive list" to "negative list" trade regime with India, that would significantly increase the number of goods being ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan to name India ‘most favoured’ trading partner by yearend?


October 2nd, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Pakistan may grant the long overdue most favoured nation (MFN) status to India by the end of this year that will reduce tariff and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Heartening progress in India-Pakistan trade talks: Daily


September 30th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) The progress in ongoing India-Pakistan trade talks is heartening, a leading Pakistani daily has said adding that this could be "the beginning of a complicated but ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Pakistan trade bodies sign deal


September 28th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Trade promotion bodies of India and Pakistan Wednesday signed an agreement to facilitate the flow of bilateral trade.The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Trade ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan commerce minister meets Maharashtra governor


September 26th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim Monday expressed confidence that his visit will prove to be a "stepping stone for future relations" between Pakistan and India ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India, Pak to talk business at Mumbai’s Taj


September 24th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) In a sign of improving bilateral ties, Pakistan Commerce and Trade Minister Makhdoom Amin Faheem will begin a five-day visit to India from Mumbai ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan commerce minister in India September-end, MFN likely


September 5th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India and Pakistan are set to scale up bilateral trade and business when Pakistan's Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim comes here later this month on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan to export mangoes to US


July 13th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan will export a consignment of high quality mangoes to the US after trying for a long time to tap into the American fruit market, officials ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Amid hopes and fears, a strong comeback for Kashmir tourism


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) As the sun sank behind the picturesque Dal Lake leaving the Sringar skyline crimson, Abdur Rehman, a boatman, counted his day's earnings and thanked god for ... Read more...

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India offers cheap electricity to Pakistan


April 20th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) India has offered to sell Pakistan electricity at cheap rates and the proposal would come up for discussion at an upcoming meeting of the commerce secretaries ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US Embassy denies reports about Davis’ rude behaviour, special treatment in jail


February 16th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 16(ANI): The US Consul General in Lahorehas dismissed media reports that double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis and the US officials who visited him in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail had ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Double murder-accused US official enjoying special treatment in Pak jail


February 13th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 13(ANI): Double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis spent a relaxed first day in the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, where he has been remanded in judicial custody until February 25, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India’s Islamic, Buddhist heritage on display


January 26th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Be it Sufi traditions or Bidri art, India's Islamic heritage was highlighted at the Republic Day parade here Wednesday, an event watched by President Susilo Bambang ... Read more...

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