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Consumers owe Rs.232 bn to Pakistan’s power firms


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Public and private sector consumers owe Rs.232 billion to companies supplying electricity across Pakistan, authorities said.The ministry of water and power told the National Assembly Monday ... Read more...

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Unusual increase in houses in two Pakistani provinces


August 29th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) An abnormal increase in the number of houses in Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces left a government-run statistics bureau so worried that it promptly brought it ... Read more...

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Venezuelan lawmakers honour Olympic fencing champ


August 15th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Fencer Ruben Limardo has been honoured by Venezuela's National Assembly for the gold medal he won at the London Olympic Games.The lawmakers began the congressional session ... Read more...

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Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus


August 11th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-member committee of parliamentarians to meet Hindus in Sindh province and reassure them of their security after Hindu ... Read more...

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Woman minister gets wolf whistles in French parliament


July 21st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old woman minister, who wore a knee-length floral summery dress and high heels to parliament, faced a barrage of wolf-whistles from male MPs when she ... Read more...

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`Cuba’s water treatment system needs to be fixed’


July 21st, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's aging, inadequate water treatment system needs to be fixed, state television quoted an official as saying.National Hydraulic Resources Institute, or INRH president Ines Maria Chapman ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline sacks its most expensive employee


July 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has ended the contract of its most expensive employee who was drawing $50,000 a month, a media report said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily criticises new contempt law


July 11th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's new contempt law "for all practical purposes provides immunity to top holders to flout court orders", said a daily, calling it a bid to ... Read more...

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3,000 human traffickers punished in Pakistan in 2011


July 10th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) A total of 2,861 human traffickers were brought to justice in Pakistan last year, parliament was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for Interior Affairs Imtiaz Safdar Warriach ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik resigns from Pakistani Senate


July 10th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Former interior minister Rehman Malik, who is now adviser to the Pakistani prime minister on internal affairs, Tuesday said he has resigned from the Senate, the ... Read more...

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South Africa to send parliamentary delegation to India


July 7th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 7 (IANS) South Africa is sending a high-powered parliamentary delegation to India to strengthen relations between the two countries, it has been announced.The delegation, led by the ... Read more...

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Gilani says he quit respecting judiciary


July 1st, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan's former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he stepped down from the post because he respected the judiciary and is the only premier ... Read more...

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Gilani’s son to contest for father’s seat


June 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Tuesday submitted his nomination papers to contest a by-poll for the National Assembly ... Read more...

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Ordinance to protect Gilani’s actions challenged


June 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) A presidential ordinance issued to protect the legislative measures taken by the then Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from April 26 to June 19 ... Read more...

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By-poll for Gilani’s seat in July


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) By-elections for the seat in Pakistan's National Assembly that fell vacant after the Supreme Court disqualified former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will be held ... Read more...

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China protests Vietnam claim to islands


June 21st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China Thursday lodged a protest with Vietnam concerning the recent passing of a Vietnamese maritime law that extends the country's jurisdiction to islands claimed by China.Chinese ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition names PM candidates


June 21st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Two opposition parties in Pakistan, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday decided to field their candidates for the post of prime ... Read more...

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Gilani’s disqualification a victory of law: Imran Khan (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Imslamabad, June 21 (IANS) The disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani as Pakistan's prime minister by the supreme court was a victory for the constitution, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Gilani’s disqualification a victory of law: Imran Khan


June 21st, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said Wednesday that the disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani from Pakistan prime minister's post was a victory for the constitution and law ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for parliamentary session Friday


June 20th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned the National Assembly Friday, when, according to a senior aide, a new prime minister will be elected, reported ... Read more...

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Gilani hurt his own dignity: Sharif


June 20th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
"No matter who becomes the new prime minister, he will have to write the letter (to the Swiss authorities to open graft cases against Zardari)," the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Makhdoom Shahbuddin as new PM


June 20th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Makhdoom Shahbuddin for the office of the prime minister, Geo News reported Wednesday.Sources told the TV channel that ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified since April 26 for contempt of court for refusing to write ... Read more...

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Senior Pakistani woman MP passes away


June 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Fauzia Wahab, member of parliament and a senior member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, has died after suffering from post-surgery complications following a gall ... Read more...

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Pakistan attorney general turns abusive in Supreme Court


June 15th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan Attorney General Irfan Qadir created a ruckus in the courtroom Thursday by using "abusive remarks" against the Supreme Court judges and some "vulgar gesture", ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliamentarians’ perks criticised


June 11th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) A proposal for a 100 percent increase in travel allowance of Pakistani parliamentarians has been criticised by a daily since it comes at a time when ... Read more...

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Pakistan working for women’s empowerment: Sherry Rehman


June 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is not just about conflicts, but has been making a great deal of political and societal effort towards protecting women's rights, the country's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Pakistan Chief Justice urged not to hear son’s case


June 7th, 2012 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Pakistan's National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan has said that Supreme Court's Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry should keep away from his ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik resigns as minister, made PM’s advisor (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Pakistani government Tuesday appointed Rehman Malik as advisor on internal affairs to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani just after he resigned as interior minister ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik made advisor to Pakistani PM


June 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Pakistani government Tuesday appointed Rehman Malik as advisor on internal affairs to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Geo News reported.The Supreme Court Monday suspended ... Read more...

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Pakistani apex court suspends Rehman Malik from Senate (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Monday suspended the Senate membership of Interior Minister Rehman Malik for holding dual nationality, a media report said.A three-member bench of the ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani to get lifelong security


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will be provided security cover throughout their lifetime. A provision in this regard has ... Read more...

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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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Gilani supports dual citizenship for MPs


May 28th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court suspended a member of parliament over her dual citizenship, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he was in favour ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to contest Gilani contempt verdict


May 26th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided it will not appeal against the Supreme Court's verdict holding Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court, ... Read more...

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