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Pakistan does volte-face, says Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit, to be released (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan did a volte-face Tuesday night and said that instead of releasing Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying, another Indian ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit Singh, to be released: Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Hours after reports emerged that Pakistan was to free Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, Islamabad Tuesday night clarified that another Indian prisoner named Surjeet ... Read more...

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No need for Gilani to quit, says Pakistani cabinet


April 26th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The federal cabinet Thursday stood by Yousuf Raza Gilani whom the Supreme Court convicted for contempt of court, saying there was no need for ... Read more...

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President Zardari returns home after Indian pilgrimage


April 8th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari returned to Pakistan late Sunday evening after a day-long private visit to India during which he met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Indian parliamentary delegation arrives in Pakistan


February 21st, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation led by Lok Speaker Meira Kumar arrived in Pakistan Tuesday.The 10-member delegation also inlcudes Bharatiya Janata Party's Shahnawaz Hussain and ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa concludes Pakistan visit


February 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday concluded his three-day official visit to Pakistan.Rajapaksa held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits Pakistan (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Pakistan Friday on a three-day state visit.Rajapaksa was received at the Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi by Senate ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits Pakistan


February 10th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Pakistan Friday on a three-day state visit.Rajapaksa was received at the Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi by Senate ... Read more...

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`Afghan stability must for peace in Pakistan’


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is important for peace in Pakistan and Islamabad wants to improve its ties with Kabul, Senate Chairman Farooq H. Naek has said.Non-interference ... Read more...

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Pakistan to raise flood aid in Dubai


September 28th, 2011 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistan plans to launch a campaign here Thursday to raise funds for the flood affected people in that country.A 12-member Pakistani delegation, representing all political parties ... Read more...

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Pakistan confers awards on Meera


August 15th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan has conferred civil awards on 185 people including Interior Minister Rehman Malik and actress Meera.Meera, seen in Bollywood movies like "Nazar" and "Kasak", was awarded ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing kills 56 in Pakistan, prisoners flee jail (Third Lead)


July 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 9 (IANS) At least 56 people were killed and over 70 injured Friday when a suicide bomber triggered a huge explosion outside the civil administrator's office in northwest Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Livid Pak senators demand public apology from ’slanderous’ Butt


June 8th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 8(ANI): Two members of the sub-committee of the Pakistan Senate Standing Committee on Sports are reportedly demanding for an unconditional apology in public by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz ... Read more...

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Zardari, Chief Justice Chaudhry on collision course over elevation of LHC judge


February 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.14 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari and the higher judiciary in Pakistan are on a collision course after Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry suspended Zardari's orders to elevate ... Read more...

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No threat to Zardari : NAB


January 26th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.26 (ANI): Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has said that there is no threat to President Asif Ali Zardari in view of the Supreme Court's verdict declaring the controversial amnesty law ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls security for A.Q. Khan


January 21st, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Two days after seeking a ban on the free movement of Abdul Qadeer Khan, who mentored Pakistan's nuclear programme and was accused of proliferating nuclear secrets abroad, ... Read more...

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Pak senators spent Rs 22 million on foreign trips in four months


September 28th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep. 28 (ANI): Pakistani senators have spent over 22 million rupees to participate in various international events in just four months, it has been revealed.The expenses, incurred between April and July, ... Read more...

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Zardari announces political, legal reforms in tribal areas


August 14th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has announced political and judicial reforms in the northwestern tribal region during a special function on the eve of Pakistan's 63rd Independence ... Read more...

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Rifts surface within Zardaris PPP


March 15th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 15 (ANI): With resignation of two key members from the Pakistan cabinet, and the pass up of several unpopular decisions, cracks have begun to appear within the ruling Pakistan ... Read more...

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Adamant Zaradri says restoration of deposed Chief Justice not possible


March 14th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14 (ANI): Addressing a high-level meeting at the presidency, President Asif Ali Zardari has described the lawyers Long March and sit-in as political moves and made it clear that ... Read more...

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Pak just a refined model of Bangladesh, says expert


March 13th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.13 (ANI): Is Pakistan headed for a government that is a refined form of the politico-military arrangement that prevails in neighboring Bangladesh? Ikram Sehgal, a writer on defence and political ... Read more...

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MQM tables bill on autonomy for Pakistan’s provinces


January 28th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), which has just been inducted into Pakistan's ruling coalition, has tabled a bill on greater autonomy for the country's provinces but it is ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s politicians to be out of corruption watchdog ambit


January 4th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) In what could trigger fresh tensions between the country's two top offices, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has approved a move to remove politicians from the purview of ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’’s death sentence may be converted to life imprisonment


January 3rd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan. 3 (ANI): Pakistan may give some relief to the Indian national allegedly involved in the Faisalabad and Multan bomb attacks, by converting his death sentence into life imprisonment. Pakistans Law ... Read more...

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Pak govt bore no expenses of Zardaris state visit to Saudi Arabia, clarifies PM


November 7th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Nov 7 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has refuted media reports that his government had borne all the expenses of President Asif Ali Zardaris recent Saudi Arabia ... Read more...

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Sarbjit Singhs family hopes to celebrate Diwali together at home


October 6th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, October 6 (ANI): Family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail on death roll, is eagerly looking forward to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, ... Read more...

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Zardari can decide on Sarabjit Singhs release: Pak Law Minister


October 6th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 6 (ANI): Pakistans Law Minister Farooq H. Naek today said that President Asif Ali Zardari can decide on the case of Sarabjit Singh, who was arrested on charges of ... Read more...

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Pak law minister says Sarabjit wont be pardoned if found guilty


October 6th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 6 (ANI): Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in Pakistan whom his family claims has been a victim of mistaken identity, will not be pardoned if found guilty, said Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pakistan considering Sarabjit’s case: minister


October 5th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Pakistan was considering options of releasing Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, arrested on charges of terrorism and facing death penalty, Law Minister Farooq H. Naek said Sunday, also calling ... Read more...

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Pak HR minister Farooq Naek to meet Sarabjit Singh in jail on Monday


October 3rd, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Oct 3 (ANI): Pakistan s Law and Human Rights Minister Farooq H. Naek will meet Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who has been lodged in Lahore s Kotlakhpat Jail for ... Read more...

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No future alliance with PPP: PML-N


August 30th, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , Aug 30 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Asif has told media persons here that there is no possibility of an alliance with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ... Read more...

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PPP finally concedes Musharrafs Nov 3 unconstitutional steps cant be reversed


August 28th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 28 (ANI): After nearly five months since the new federal government assumed power in Islamabad , the PPP last evening finally conceded that the Nov 3 unconstitutional steps ... Read more...

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Government to restore judges sacked by Musharraf: Minister


August 19th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (DPA) Pakistan's government will restore dozens of senior judges sacked by former president Pervez Musharraf Tuesday afternoon, a cabinet minister said.The announcement was expected to be made after a ... Read more...

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Charge sheet against Musharraf finalized by the ruling coalition


August 17th, 2008 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 17 (ANI): Pakistan s ruling coalitions draft committee today finalized the charge sheet against President Pervez Musharraf.According to The News, Federal Information Minister Sherry Rehman talking told ... Read more...

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Charge-sheet against Musharraf finalised


August 17th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Islamabad, Aug 17 (Xinhua) Pakistan's ruling coalition Sunday finalised the chargesheet against President Pervez Musharraf, said Information Minister Sherry Rehman. The final round of the consultations of the draft committee was held ... Read more...

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