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Zardari fields Shahabuddin for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named former textiles minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post ... Read more...

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Zardari picks Shahabuddin as Pakistan PM


June 21st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Shahabuddin for prime minister’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The parliamentary committee of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Wednesday chose senior party leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its nominee for the post of country's new prime ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s opposition fumes over missing people


March 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) The main opposition Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has demanded the formation of a special parliamentary committee to monitor progress on the issue of the hundreds ... Read more...

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Pak poll body seeks advice about dual nationality politicians


May 1st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 1(ANI): The Pakistan Election Commission has sought the law ministry's advice on whether it can compel politicians to reveal details of nationalities they may have acquired while submitting their nomination ... Read more...

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Gilani emerges ‘king of contradictions’ in utterances over Pak’s blasphemy law


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 3(ANI): Apparently in a desperate bid to appease Pakistan's conservative religious groups, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has been making widely contradictory statements regarding the country's controversial blasphemy law.After a ... Read more...

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Gilani forces Sherry Rehman to withdraw Pak blasphemy law amendment bill


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 3(ANI): Pakistan parliamentarian Sherry Rehman will withdraw the bill seeking amendments to the country's blasphemy law as per the party's directions, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.In ... Read more...

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Now, fatwas demanding death for Sherry Rehman over Blasphemy Law softening stance


January 9th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 9 (ANI): Following the assassination of liberal politician Salmaan Taseer, it has been reported that fatwas are being issued against Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman, declaring her a ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman submits bill for removing draconian provisions of Pak blasphemy law


November 30th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 30 (ANI): Amid announcements by religious forces in Pakistan to resist any move to change its blasphemy laws, former information minister and Pakistan People's Party MNA Sherry Rehman has ... Read more...

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Gilani acquitted of corruption charges


February 4th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court Wednesday acquitted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in two corruption cases going back to the 1990s, saying the evidence against him was insufficient.In its ... Read more...

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Landmark changes proposed in Pakistan’s constitution


January 13th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan's constitution could see revolutionary changes with the country's provinces being given greater autonomy and the federal government responsible only for defence, foreign affairs and finance if a ... Read more...

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In Pak, lady cops carry knives to protect themselves from work-place sexual harassment!


October 16th, 2008 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Oct 16 (ANI): An Islamabad woman constable was arrested at the main gates of the Parliament building last evening as she tried to enter into the building carrying a ... 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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Nomination papers of Pak prime ministerial candidates Gilani, Elahi accepted


March 23rd, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 23 (ANI): The nomination papers submitted by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) prime ministerial candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani and opposition candidate Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was accepted on Sunday.According to ... Read more...

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Zardari may nominate sister as interim PM, Gillani may emerge as the dark horse


March 15th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Mar 15 (ANI): Amid tussle within the PPP over who should be nominated for the post of prime minister, close aides to partys de facto chairman Asif Ali Zardari have ... Read more...

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