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Pak NA motion calls to debate state institutions’ role in Davis’ acquittal


March 19th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly calling for a debate on the role of the army, the intelligence agencies, the judiciary, ... Read more...

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Sikh community speaks out against Quebec kirpan ban


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Feb.10 (ANI): The World Sikh Organization has expressed its disappointment over a unanimous vote in the National Assembly to bar the kirpan from all legislative buildings.The Parti Québécois had tabled ... Read more...

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Gilani says he ‘can’t even think of making amendment in Pak’s blasphemy law’


January 18th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Dera Ghazi Khan, Jan 18(ANI): The Pakistan Government has no plans to amend the country's controversial blasphemy law, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has categorically stated."Neither have we thought of it nor ... Read more...

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Pak Election Commission doubtful about degrees of 298 lawmakers


January 12th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 12 (ANI): The Pakistan Election Commission is reportedly unhappy over the eligibility of 298 lawmakers who despite being reminded repeatedly, have failed to submit their graduation degrees.According to the ... Read more...

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PML-N won’t support unconstitutional change in Pakistan: Sharif


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has said that his party will not concede to any unconstitutional change in the country, as he wants the rule of law ... Read more...

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MQM will stand by PPP after ‘realising ground realities’: Kaira


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan's Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that prime minister has to take the vote of confidence only once, and that has already been done.In an exclusive ... Read more...

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Pir Pagara asks Gilani to ‘quit honourably’ as PPP loses majority


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League- Functional (PML-F) President Pir Pagara has advised Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to 'quit honourably', rather than being dislodged after humiliation.On Sunday, the PPP-led Pakistan ... Read more...

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Fazlur Rehman rejects Malik’s request to rejoin Pak coalition govt


December 29th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has declined Interior Minister Rehman Malik's request to rejoin the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition government.Malik had made the request during ... Read more...

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61 per cent Pak lawmakers, including PM, don’t pay any income tax!


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): A whopping 61 per cent of lawmakers in the Senate, National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies do not pay any income tax, and of the remaining 39 percent, only ... Read more...

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Nawaz admits PML-N needs to get own house in order before trying to topple PPP govt.


November 9th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 9 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has told a member of the party's Central Working Committee that they should first settle all outstanding matters before straying into ... Read more...

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Zardari-Gilani-Kayani trio vows to protect democratic system in Pak


September 28th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and COAS General Ashfaq Kayani have vowed to defend and protect the democratic system in the country, and ... Read more...

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PML-N keeping all options open to form govt


September 27th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 27 (ANI): Amidst the uncertain political scenario in Pakistan, the main opposition party in the National Assembly, the PML-N, is reportedly keeping its options open, including helping form a new ... Read more...

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Value of Pakistan MNAs’ assets trebled in six years, says analysis


September 15th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 15 (ANI): A comparative analysis of the assets declared by Members of National Assembly (MNAs) belonging to the 12th and the 13th National Assembly of Pakistan has revealed that the ... Read more...

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For Pak Education Minister, MNA’s holding fake degrees is a “small mistake”


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): Pakistan Education Minister Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali does not attach much importance to the issue of scores of Members of National Assembly (MNA) having fake degrees, as he ... Read more...

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‘Bankrupt’ Pak Punjab Govt. has no money to pay salaries to employees: PML-Q


June 4th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.4 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has launched a blistering attack on the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Punjab, blaming it for ruining the province's finances to such an ... Read more...

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Lahore High Court dismisses plea challenging Nawaz Sharif’s electoral eligibility


February 17th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.17 (ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed a petition challenging the acceptance of the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif.The high court bench upheld ... Read more...

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Pak court exempts Malik from appearance


January 31st, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.31 (ANI) : An accountability court here has accepted Interior Minister Minister Rehman Malik's plea seeking exemption from court appearance.Malik's counsel Khwaja Naveed requested the court to exempt Malik from appearing ... Read more...

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PML-N moves privilege motion against Zardari


September 16th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 16 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-N has moved a privilege motion in the National Assembly (NA) against the statement of President Asif Ali Zardari on giving the safe passage ... Read more...

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Ex-spy says former Pak IB chief wanted to file high treason cases against Benazir, two others


August 28th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.28 (ANI): After the recent outbursts of Brigadier (retired) Imtiaz, another officer of Pakistan's intelligence services has revealed that the former IB director-general had planned to register high treason cases ... Read more...

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Zardari says military offensive in Malakand will continue


June 30th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 30 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the military offensive in the Malakand division would continue until militants are completely eliminated from the region."Either the militants have to ... Read more...

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Pak MNAs’ demand ISI briefing on Taliban surge


April 24th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.24 (ANI): The political fraternity in Pakistan is worried about reports of the Taliban moving closer to Islamabad.Members of the National Assembly have demanded that the on-going session of the ... Read more...

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PML-N ready with plan A, B, C to thwart Zardaris designs to disrupt long march


March 14th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.14 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) has put in place several plans to avoid arrests of its leaders, and foil any attempt by the government to clamp down ... Read more...

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People question Pak Armys lack of willingness to act in Swat


January 30th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 30 (ANI): People of the Swat Valley have expressed their reservations about the ongoing Pakistan Army operation against militants, as they see a lack of willingness on the part ... Read more...

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PPP to stage show of strength on the eve of Sept 6 Prez poll


September 3rd, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Lahore , Sept 3 (ANI): On the eve of the September 6 Presidential poll in Pakistan , the PPP, which has fielded its Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as the front-runner candidate, ... Read more...

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PPP finalises strategy to ensure Zardaris election


September 1st, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has finalised its strategy to obtain the maximum votes for Asif Ali Zardari in the September 6 presidential election. The party has ... Read more...

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Fazlur Rehman, Amin Fahim may emerge key players in Prez poll after Nawazs ouster


August 26th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 26 (ANI): After Nawaz Sharif pulled out of the PPP-led coalition yesterday, PPP senior leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim and JUIs Maulana Fazlur Rehman seem to emerge as the ... Read more...

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Does Zardari need an Amar Singh to see through his presidential bid?


August 26th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 26 (ANI): PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari seems to be safe as far as his presidential bid is concerned. In the 342-member strong National Assembly, the PPP has ... Read more...

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TTP warn MPs against voting for Musharraf during Impeachment Motion


August 10th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora (NWFP), Aug 10 (ANI): The Pakistan unit of the Taliban Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) has warned MPs against voting for President Pervez Musharraf during the Impeachment Motion tomorrow, saying anyone voting for ... Read more...

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Pak Impeachment drama may echo infamous Indian cross-voting spectacle


August 8th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 8 (ANI): Like the ten Indian parliamentarians who cross-voted during the July 22 Trust Motion moved by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, ahead of Mondays Impeachment Motion against Pakistan ... Read more...

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Taliban warn Swat MPAs, MNAs to quit or face dire consequences


July 31st, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora, July 31 (ANII): Militants in Pakistan s Swat tribal area have reportedly warned the local politicians, including leaders representing the area in the provincial assembly and the National Assembly, to ... Read more...

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Zardari claims strategy to combat militancy in FATA worked out


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , July 22 (ANI): The ruling federal coalition in Pakistan has worked out a strategy to combat militancy and terrorism in tribal areas, said PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.Talking to ... Read more...

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Judges reinstatement: no extension in deadline, says PML-N leader


May 9th, 2008 - 9:19 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): Senior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday ruled out extension of the May 12 deadline for restoration of deposed judges. ... Read more...

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Pak National Assembly to demand UN probe into Benazir’s assassination on Thursday


April 9th, 2008 - 10:45 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr.9 (ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly is set to pass a resolution on Thursday recommending that the United Nations (UN) conduct an investigation into former premier Benazir Bhutto's assassination. President Pervez Musharraf ... Read more...

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Kayani briefs Pak PM on prevailing situation in tribal areas and Armys role therein


April 3rd, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 3 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Kayani is learnt to have briefed Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, his cabinet ministers and other coalition leaders about the prevailing situation ... Read more...

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Gillani takes note of PCB ban on Shoaib


April 3rd, 2008 - 10:50 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 3 (ANI): Following criticism of the 5-year ban on fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar from different quarters of the Pakistani society, the countrys Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani is learnt ... Read more...

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