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Passenger plane crashes near Pakistani capital of Islamabad, many killed (Updated)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by BNO News
RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A Bhoja Air passenger plane carrying 127 passengers and crew members crashed early Friday evening while attempting to land at an airport near the country's capital of ... Read more...

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Intruding wild boars annoy Zardari’s staff


February 19th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Despite stringent security and fortified walls, wild boars are increasingly intruding into the Pakistani presidency much to the annoyance of its staff."Despite foolproof security arrangements ... Read more...

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Tight security for Gilani’s court appearance


February 12th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) the government has beefed up security ahead of the Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's expected appearance in the Supreme Court here Monday in a ... Read more...

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Terrorist held near Pakistani president’s house


September 28th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 28 (IANS) A terrorist, involved in two blasts in Islamabad, was Wednesday arrested near the residence of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, an official said.Acting on a tip-off ... Read more...

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Software engineer’s body found near Islamabad


August 5th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) The body of a software engineer, who was missing for the past five days, was found in the hills near here. He had been shot ... Read more...

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Pakistan aircraft crashed due to communication gap


August 4th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Last year's air crash near Islamabad that left 152 people dead took place due to a communication gap between the cockpit and the control tower, ... Read more...

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Paragliding diplomat lands in trouble in Pakistan


May 10th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) A German diplomat, who was trying to paraglide from the Margalla Hills near this Pakistan capital, was taken to the police as it was a no-fly ... Read more...

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Cargo plane crashes in Karachi, eight dead (Second Lead)


November 28th, 2010 - 5:25 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 28 (IANS) A cargo plane crashed near Pakistan's Karachi airport early Sunday, killing all eight crew members on board, Geo TV reported.The Russian-made plane IL-76 crashed around 1:45 a.m. and ... Read more...

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Charter plane crashes in Pakistan’s Karachi, killing 21 people


November 5th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- A small plane carrying more than 20 people crashed in Karachi on early Friday morning, killing everyone on board, Pakistani officials said.The Beechcraft 1900 aircraft was carrying twenty-one ... Read more...

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Pakistanis make a beeline for aircraft crash site


October 5th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistanis are still visiting the site in the Margalla Hills, located near this Pakistani capital, where an aircraft crashed with over 150 people onboard on July 28.On ... Read more...

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Plane crash victim named Pakistan’s Best Woman Footballer


August 3rd, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 3 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl from Karachi, who was one of the victims of last month's plane crash on the outskirts of Islamabad, was Tuesday posthumously named Pakistan's Best Woman ... Read more...

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Black box of ill-fated plane found (Lead)


July 31st, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) The black box of a Pakistani passenger aircraft which crashed Wednesday in Margalla Hills near Islamabad has been retrieved, officials said Saturday. The cockpit voice recorder and black ... Read more...

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‘Black box’ of Islamabad crash plane found


July 31st, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 31(ANI): The black box of the Air Blue plane, which crashed into Margalla Hills near Islamabad on Wednesday, has been recovered.The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Director General, Junaid Amin, said ... Read more...

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Islamabad crash plane had no technical fault: Airblue CEO


July 31st, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 31(ANI): Airblue Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the company's plane which crashed into the Margalla hills near Islamabad on Wednesday had no technical fault.Abbasi ... Read more...

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Plane catches fire in Pakistan


July 30th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 30 (IANS) A passenger aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) caught fire Friday after hitting a bird at an airport here, but no casualties were reported. All the passengers and crewmembers ... Read more...

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Pressure fault caused Islamabad crash: Pak CAA official


July 29th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 29(ANI): A Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) official has said that the Airblue plane crash near Islamabad on Wednesday morning was because of a 'pressure' fault in the plane.According ... Read more...

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Pakistan plane crash: 58 bodies identified, DNA tests on others


July 29th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Only 58 bodies of the 152 killed when an Airbus A-321 crashed in the Margalla Hills near this Pakistani capital have been identified, officials said Thursday, adding that ... Read more...

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Islamabad crash plane’s ‘no-fly zone’ route puts doubts over Pak air defence system


July 29th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 29(ANI): The speculation that a Pakistani domestic airliner entered a no-fly zone in Islamabad before crashing on Wednesday morning, and the failure of the authorities concerned to react for intercepting ... Read more...

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Islamabad plane crash: Investigators to probe possibilities of sabotage, hijacking


July 29th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 29(ANI): The Pakistan government has formed two separate investigation teams to determine the actual cause of Wednesday's plane crash near Islamabad, in which all 152 passengers onboard were feared to ... Read more...

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President Obama expresses condolences over Airblue plane crash in Pakistan


July 29th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent his "sincere and deepest condolences" to the families and friends of the people who died in the Airblue plane crash ... Read more...

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PM conveys grief, shock over Pakistan plane crash (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday expressed "grief" and "shock" over the plane crash near Islamabad that killed 152 people. In a message to his Pakistani ... Read more...

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Airblue passenger plane crashes in Islamabad, kills all 152 people on board


July 28th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- A passenger plane crashed in Islamabad, Pakistan killing all 152 people on board, including two U.S. citizens, after it attempted to land in rainy and clouded conditions.Airblue flight ... Read more...

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152 killed as plane crashes into Islamabad’s Margalla Hills (Fifth Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) All 152 on board a private Pakistani airline flight from Karachi were killed when the jet crashed amid heavy rain in the thickly wooded Margalla ... Read more...

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40 survivors found in Islamabad plane crash


July 28th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 28(ANI): At least 40 survivors have been found in the plane crash, which took place near Islamabad on Wednesday morning.All the survivors have been given first-aid treatment, and have been ... Read more...

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India mourns victims of Pakistan plane crash


July 28th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India Wednesday conveyed its condolences to Pakistan over the plane crash near Islamabad that killed more than 100 people. In a message to his Pakistani counterpart Shah ... Read more...

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India expresses grief over air crash in Pakistan


July 28th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna has condoled the unfortunate loss of innocent lives in the tragic plane crash today, near Islamabad in Pakistan.The aircraft of ... Read more...

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Over 100 killed in Islamabad plane crash (Fourth Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) A private Pakistani airline jet crashed amid heavy rain in the thickly forested Margalla Hills near this Pakistani capital Wednesday morning, killing at least 100 ... Read more...

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Five survive Islamabad plane crash


July 28th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Five people survived the passenger plane crash in Margalla Hills close to this Pakistani capital city Wednesday morning, a minister said. Some media reports, however, said that 40-45 ... Read more...

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At least 100 feared dead in plane crash near Islamabad (Third Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) At least 100 people are feared dead when an aircraft of a private airline carrying 159 people crashed amid heavy rain in the wooded Margalla ... Read more...

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Plane with 152 passengers crashes near Islamabad (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) An aircraft carrying 152 people crashed amid heavy rain in the thickly wooded Margalla Hills bordering the Pakistani capital Wednesday morning. Four bodies have been recovered from ... Read more...

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Plane with 150 on board crashes near Islamabad (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) An aircraft carrying 150 passengers crashed in the Margalla Hills near this Pakistani capital amid heavy rain Wednesday morning. The private airlines that was flying from Turkey to ... Read more...

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Security forces thwarted plan to attack Parliament: Malik


January 15th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.15 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the security forces have thwarted extremists' plans of attacking the country's Parliament.Malik said the police have recovered a suicide jacket ... Read more...

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Worried by Taliban’s surge authorities rush 250 more Rangers to Islamabad


April 25th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.25 (ANI): Amid the unprecedented terror threat from the Taliban, Pakistan Rangers have deployed 250 more security personnel across the capital city.According to The Daily Times, the Islamabad Capital Territory ... Read more...

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Taliban’s increasing writ in Pakistan could affect India, China : JUI-F chief


April 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.23 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman while blaming the former president Pervez Musharraf for the "civil war-like situation" in the country following his decision to join the US ... Read more...

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Step wall from Mughal period still exists in Pakistan


February 9th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 9 (ANI): One of the Mughal eras architectural constructions, a step wall from that period, still exists in a well preserved condition, in Pakistan.According to a report in ... Read more...

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