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Not aware of chief justice’s son’s case: Rehman Malik (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan's former interior minister Rehman Malik has denied knowledge of any film related to Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad ... Read more...

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Traders go on strike against Karachi violence


June 13th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A shutters-down strike is being observed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Wednesday against the prevailing lawlessness, as eight more people have died in the ongoing ... Read more...

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11 new ministers inducted in Pakistan (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani expanded his council of ministers Friday with the induction of 11 new faces.President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath ... Read more...

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14 gunned down in Karachi


March 31st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) At least 14 people, including a leader of Pashtoon group Awami National Party (ANP) have been shot dead in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, officials ... Read more...

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Zardari takes note of extortion complaints in Karachi


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has taken note of the complaints of extortion and poor law and order situation in Karachi as the business community in the ... Read more...

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MQM to boycott Zardari’s address to parliament


March 16th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a junior partner in Pakistan's ruling coalition, has said it will boycott President Asif Ali Zardari's address to the joint session ... Read more...

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Pakistan elects senators (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, was held in Pakistan Friday.The voting took place in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani scribes demand clarification over killing


August 30th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Journalist organisations in Pakistan have demanded that the government clarify former Sindh home minister Zulfikar Mirza's statement that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was behind the ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses life in Karachi


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) A strike called by a political party Tuesday brought life in violence-hit Karachi city to a standstill.The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) strike paralysed life ... Read more...

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Gilani vows to quell Karachi violence


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday said that tough action will be taken against people involved in the violence in Karachi. At least 80 ... Read more...

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Karachi firing claims eight lives


August 17th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) At least eight people were killed in two separate firing incidents in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Wednesday, Xinhua reported. In Karachi's Bhempura area, a fierce shootout ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats hold discussions with MQM senator


August 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Two Indian diplomats visited the Parliament Lodge here Sunday and held discussions with a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senator despite having no permission or invitation to ... Read more...

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Afghan situation cause of Karachi violence: Gilani


August 5th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) The violence in Pakistan's port city of Karachi was due to the worsening situation in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Friday.Over 800 people ... Read more...

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Israeli weapons used in Karachi unrest: Rehman Malik


July 18th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) The use of Israeli-made weapons indicates "foreign hands" behind the Karachi unrest, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said."Over 200 persons have been arrested and Israeli-made weapons ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM form alliance against Pakistan government


July 6th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Two former rival parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Pakistan announced Wednesday they have joined hands against the government ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets 14 parties, not Musharraf’s (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission has allowed 14 new political parties to contest the 2013 general elections. But a request from former president Pervez Musharraf's new ... Read more...

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Reciprocate Pakistan role in freeing Indians: MQM chief (Lead)


June 14th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A leading Pakistani politician has urged the Indian leadership to reciprocate the Pakistani role in freeing six Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates since ... Read more...

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Australian diplomat meets Pakistani leaders


June 12th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 12 (IANS) Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan Paul Molloy met leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi and discussed the deteriorating law and order situation ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army, ISI infected with cancer: MQM


May 28th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Army and the country's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were partially "infected with cancer", the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has said.MQM chief Altaf Hussain ... Read more...

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MQM for `referendum’ after Osama killing (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 12 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is seeking the opinion of Pakistanis regarding the country's sovereign status following the killing of Osama bin Laden.MQM leader Anis Qaimkhani ... Read more...

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Abbottabad attack: MQM launches `referendum’ across Pakistan


May 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 12 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has launched a nationwide programme, which it calls a "referendum", to seek the opinion of people regarding Pakistan's sovereignty following the ... Read more...

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Apologise for security lapse on Osama: MQM chief


May 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The Pakistan government and intelligence agencies must apologise for their lapses on Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in his ... Read more...

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Pak council urges Zardari to grant India ‘most favoured nation’ status to spur trade


April 30th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) has urged President Asif Ali Zardari to grant India the most favoured nation (MFN) status to enhance regional trade."The immediate implication of this is ... Read more...

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MQM’s former lawmaker among five shot dead in Karachi during last 24 hours


April 30th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 30(ANI): At least five people, including a former lawmaker, were killed in suspected incidents of targeted killings during the past 24 hours in Karachi.Police said Shaikh Liaquat Ali, a former ... Read more...

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Never said Karachi be made a province: Pak Punjab CM


April 25th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 25(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said he was not opposing the creation of new provinces, but never said that Karachi be made a ​​separate a province either.Shahbaz ... Read more...

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PPP, MQM, ANP criticise Pak Punjab CM over Sindh proposal


April 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr 25(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP) have criticised Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for demanding the division of ... Read more...

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Pak heading for “consensus government” to resolve political, economic crises


April 21st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21 (ANI): Pakistan is heading for "a new government of consensus" with the inclusion of several opposition groups, according to reports.The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has entered into an ... Read more...

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‘Poor’ Pak politicians are ’stinking rich’ in reality!


April 21st, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21(ANI): The assets returns filed by members of the Pakistan Parliament's Lower House in the Election Commission of Pakistan have some unbelievably absurd details.A majority of them have not ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to issue 7,000 arms licences despite ban


April 20th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): The Pakistan Government has sent a list of names and other particulars to the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for the issuance of 7,000 arms licences despite ... Read more...

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Seven more fall prey to Karachi target killings


March 26th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 26(ANI): The ongoing wave of target killings in the Pakistani metropolis claimed at least seven more lives on Friday.A nephew of Amir Khan, the jailed chairman of the Mohajir Qaumi ... Read more...

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Jihad against India only solution to Kashmir issue: Nazria Pakistan Trust


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 23(ANI): The Nation's editor-in-chief and Nazria Pakistan Trust (NPT) Chairman Majid Nizami has reiterated that Pakistan must wage jihad against India to 'free' Kashmir."I ask every Pakistani who acts upon ... Read more...

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In Karachi, Indian delegation calls for ending cross-border mistrust


March 20th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar. 20 (ANI): An Indian delegation participating in a seminar organized by the Institute of Business and Technology (BIZTEK) here, has called on the governments of India and Pakistan to take ... Read more...

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Imran Farooq may have been ‘followed’ on the day of murder: UK police


March 17th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17(ANI): British police have released new CCTV images of slain Pakistani politician Imran Farooq, showing him in his final hours, and said that he may have been followed on the ... Read more...

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Karachi violence death toll rises to thirty


March 14th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 14(ANI): The death toll in the ongoing wave of violence in Karachi since Thursday has mounted to thirty as nine more people fell prey to target killings in the metropolis ... Read more...

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Pakistani provincial minister shot at


March 7th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) A minister in Pakistan's Sindh province, Muhammad Zubair Khan, had a narrow escape when he was shot at Sunday night by unidentified gunmen, media reports said ... Read more...

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