military dictators

New president in Egypt: Implications for political Islam (Comment)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Egypt, land of the Nile, splendour of the pharaohs and now remembered through the majestic pyramids is birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations of the world. It marked ... Read more...

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Haqqani indeed wrote secret memo to US: Probe panel (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) A secret memo that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup after Osama's killing was "real" and was written by Husain Haqqani, said a ... Read more...

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Haqqani to challenge probe panel report


June 12th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Minutes after a probe panel said that Husain Haqqani had written a memo that President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup, Pakistan's former envoy to the ... Read more...

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EU to allow Myanmar to export goods at discount


April 19th, 2012 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union (EU) will abolish 20-year sanctions against Myanmar and include the country into its generalised system of preferences, EU foreign policy chief Catherine ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ambitions run far beyond Afghanistan (Comment)


December 5th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Throughout its short history, Pakistan has bewildered its critics by lurching from crisis to crisis and yet somehow not only surviving but seeming to emerge militarily charged after every trial.While ... Read more...

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No danger to democracy in Pakistan: Gilani


July 6th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) There is no danger to democracy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says."There is no danger to democracy. Democracy will continue...there is no alternative ... Read more...

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Is revolution possible in a Shellfare society? (Comment)


March 27th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
The ongoing Arab revolution may not, after all, rain on the Gulf region the way it has in Egypt and Tunisia. The clouds are hanging heavy all right on at least ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army threat always lurking: Pakistani daily


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) A political party's appeal for "patriotic generals" to rescue Pakistan was described as hollow by a leading Pakistani daily which, however, warned that "it does ... Read more...

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A second Arab revolution - for a new social order (Comment)


February 21st, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Harold A. Gould The uprising in Egypt, and in Tunisia before it, and the current ferment in the Middle East, is much more than just a random eruption or two of ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM exchange barbs in Pak National Assembly


January 26th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 26(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement indulged in a nasty blame game in the National Assembly, accusing each other of point-scoring in the wake ... Read more...

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Yudhoyono - a thinking general who is a good administrator


January 24th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who arrived here Monday to be the chief guest at the Republic Day, has the reputation of being a moderate and ... Read more...

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Pakistan has never had it so bad (Comment)


November 13th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Pakistan is evidently passing through the worst period of its 63-year-old history. Although democracy never struck roots in the country, it at least had a semblance of stability earlier. ... Read more...

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Gilani hopes Pakistan-India dialogue will resume soon


April 22nd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday reciprocated the good wishes conveyed to him by senior Indian leaders and hoped that the stalled sub-continental dialogue would soon ... Read more...

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Sharif pushes for Musharraf’s trial for years of ‘misdeeds’


July 4th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 4 (ANI): The bitter feud between former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President General Pervez Musharraf continues abated, with Sharif now calling for a trial of the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh urges Myanmar to help repatriate Rohingya refugees


May 17th, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (DPA) Bangladesh Saturday requested help from Myanmar in repatriating thousands of refugees who have been languishing in Bangladeshi camps for years, officials here said. The move focuses on 22,000 ... Read more...

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Trying Musharraf on charges of sedition “wishful thinking”: Pak legal experts


March 27th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.27 (ANI): While a volley of treason cases are being filed in Pakistan against the former President General Pervez Musharraf, legal experts in the country believe that the autocratic ruler ... Read more...

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Ensure strike-free politics, Dhaka businessmen urge Hasina


December 24th, 2008 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's business community Tuesday urged former prime minister Sheikh Hasina, leading a nine-party coalition into the parliamentary poll next Monday, to ensure political activities without violence and industrial ... Read more...

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Zardari takes oath as Pakistan’s new president (Lead)


September 9th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari, husband of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Tuesday took oath as Pakistan's new president for a five-year term as the first civilian head of ... Read more...

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Once ‘Mr Ten Percent’, now Pakistan’s president (Profile)


September 6th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) From being one of Pakistan's more controversial figures and even politically irrelevant until eight months ago, it has been a complete reversal of fortunes for Asif Ali Zardari, ... Read more...

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Chances are bleak for Zardari to complete full five-year Presidential term


September 6th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Sept 6 (ANI): PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardaris ascendancy to the presidency seems to be a foregone conclusion as MNAs and MPAs in Pakistan cast their votes to elect ... Read more...

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Pak has never had President from Balochistan, or a woman President


September 6th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Sept 6 (ANI): Even as Pakistan witnesses presidential poll today, there are two startling facts that come to ones minds, i.e. the country has never had a woman President; ... Read more...

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‘America’s friend’ Musharraf had to go, say Kashmiris


August 19th, 2008 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The end of Pervez Musharraf's nine-year rule in Pakistan has evoked mixed reactions in Jammu and Kashmir, though a majority feel the "dictator" had to go and that ... Read more...

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Musharrafs fate no different from three earlier dictators Ayub, Yahya, Zia


August 19th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Lahore , Aug 19 (ANI): The one common thing among the four military dictators Pakistan has seen in its 61 years after Separation in 1947 is that all of them assumed ... Read more...

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Pakistani dictators Zia and Musharraf had much in common


August 18th, 2008 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan's two former military dictators - Gen. Ziaul Haq and Gen. Pervez Musharraf - had much in common, besides the fact that both were born in India and ... Read more...

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PPP to disband political wings of dictators-inclined spy agencies


May 31st, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 31 (ANI): Ruling party in Pakistan, the PPP is learnt to have decided to bring about a legislative action to disband political wings of all intelligence agencies, including the ... Read more...

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US Congressmen deny lobbying for Musharraf


May 28th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad , May 28 (ANI): Three US Congressmen on a visit to Pakistan have said their visit should not be seen as an attempt to lobby for Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, ... Read more...

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Pakistan moves to curb presidential, Supreme Court powers


May 20th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) The Pakistani government is preparing to curb the powers of the president and the Supreme Court chief justice by moving a constitutional amendment to remove ambiguities in the ... Read more...

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UN stops food aid to cyclone-hit Burma fearing nepotism by military junta


May 10th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
London, May 10 (ANI): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has stopped emergency food shipments to the zone where Cyclone Nargis had hit, fearing that the Burmese Government will give ... Read more...

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Pakistan is a `Chick Magnet’


January 17th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita Prakash New Delhi, Jan.17 (ANI): Britney Spears, the once hot and happening blonde pop star, has a Pakistani boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, wants to convert to Islam and move to Pakistan. Princess Diana's ... Read more...

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PPP manifesto targets Musharraf


December 3rd, 2007 - 3:50 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): The manifesto of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the January 8 general elections has thrown up surprises quite disturbing for the Pervez Musharraf-led establishment. The manifesto, which is ... Read more...

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Making Musharraf a civilian leader can redeem Pak Army: CSM


November 14th, 2007 - 10:18 am ICT by admin
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Senior Pak leaders worried over PPP-PML (Q) blame game


November 14th, 2007 - 2:47 am ICT by admin
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