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Pakistan court suspends MP over dual citizenship


May 25th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court has suspended a parliamentarian over her dual citizenship, a media report said Friday.National Assembly member Farahnaz Ispahani also holds an American ... Read more...

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Bilawal wants 50 percent women in Pakistani parliament


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says that he dreams of a Pakistani parliament that will have 50 percent women, it was reported here.Zardari ... Read more...

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Stand up for the law, Pakistani daily tells speaker


May 16th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's fate was dependent on Pakistan speaker Fehmida Mirza's course of action, said a daily Wednesday, exhorting her to "stand up ... Read more...

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Pakistani billionaire lawmaker fears for his life


May 8th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentarian, who has declared assets worth a staggering Rs.32 billion, now fears that this disclosure "may even endanger" his life, a media report said ... Read more...

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‘Gilani won’t be allowed to remain PM’


May 5th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Pakistan's National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan has said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will not be allowed to remain in office ... Read more...

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Gilani’s conviction: Pakistani dailies see more turmoil ahead


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) More political turmoil lies ahead, Pakistani dailies said Friday as they debated "the gaping chasm between the weight of public expectation and the letter of ... Read more...

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Chavez to return to Venezuela this week


April 24th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke Monday on state television for the first time since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment nine days ago and said ... Read more...

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Chavez in Cuba for another round of cancer treatment


April 16th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Havana, April 16 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Cuba again for more radiation therapy after he was operated on in February for a new cancerous tumour.Cuban media reported ... Read more...

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Russian firm to operate two oil fields in Venezuela


April 13th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 13 (IANS/EFE) Russia's Gazprombak Latin America Ventures will operate two oil fields in northwestern Venezuela in a joint venture with Corporacion Venezolana del Petroleo, or CVP, the government ... Read more...

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India presses Pakistan to probe Saeed’s 26/11 role (Second Lead)


April 6th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Ahead of President Asif Ali Zardari's maiden visit here, India Friday pressed Pakistan for a judicial inquiry into Hafiz Saeed's role in masterminding the ... Read more...

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Hungarian President Schmitt resigns following plagiarism scandal


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 am ICT by BNO News
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BNO NEWS) -- Hungarian President Pál Schmitt on Monday told parliament he is resigning from office with immediate effect, just days after being stripped of his doctorate over a plagiarism ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition to resist NATO supply restoration


March 25th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties have vowed to block every move by the government to restore NATO supplies to Afghanistan.Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly ... 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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Pakistani daily takes army to task


March 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has influenced the direction of the state "far beyond its official remit" and treated all other institutions as subordinate, said a leading daily. ... Read more...

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Zardari may address parliamentary session


March 10th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to address a joint session of parliament March 17, the Dawn reported Saturday.According to an official announcement, the ... Read more...

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Vietnam holds meet on n-power


March 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, March 8 (IANS) Vietnam Thursday held discussions with foreign experts on building nuclear power operations in the country.The discussion was organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). ... 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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Pakistan holds Senate elections


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The daylong polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, began Friday morning in Pakistan, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar surprised at Pakistanis’ love for Indians


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who led a 17-member Indian parliamentary delegation to Pakistan, said she was "pleasantly shocked" to see the love of Pakistanis ... Read more...

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No outage claim leaves Pakistani daily bemused


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Lies disillusion people, said a Pakistani daily Wednesday as it wondered why a Pakistani minister claimed there will no more power cuts.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s poll panel is now independent


February 21st, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Senate has passed a constitutional amendment bill, providing an independent Election Commission and a neutral interim government set-up to oversee polls, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Pakistan slams US bill on Balochistan


February 18th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday condemned a bill submitted to the US House of Representatives in support of the "right of self-determination" of ... Read more...

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Outages to end in Pakistan: Minister


February 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A minister has said that electricity cuts would end by 2014-15 in power-starved Pakistan, a few days after his colleague announced that outages would end overnight.Federal ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to check medical malpractices: Minister


February 8th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A federal minister has stressed the need to enact laws to check medical malpractices in Pakistan, a country where over 100 patients died after taking ... Read more...

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No more outages? Pakistani daily mocks minister


February 8th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) "When our dear minister tells us there won't be any loadshedding from tomorrow, we're very, very suspicious," said a Pakistani daily after Water and Power Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistan got Rs.972 bn as taxes in past seven months


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Stating that tax collection had increased, Pakistan Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh says that Rs.972 billion had been collected as taxes in the past seven months.Shaikh told ... Read more...

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MPs’ panel wants no anti-Pakistan words on private channels


January 27th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) No one should be permitted to speak against Pakistan in programmes that are aired by private television channels, a National Assembly panel has recommended.The National Assembly's ... Read more...

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France narrows 2011 budget deficit


January 25th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 25 (IANS) France registered a budget gap of 90.8 billion euros ($118.22 billion) in 2011, down by 4.6 billion euros from the previous year, Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse ... Read more...

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Venezuelan president has just one year to live


January 24th, 2012 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has between nine and 12 months to live, his doctors said.Doctors have prescribed him a high dose of pain-killers, which ... Read more...

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Pakistan pursuing prudent economic policies: Gilani


January 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A number of targets in the economic sector have been achieved during the first six months of the current fiscal due to the prudent policies ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM on suicidal warpath, says daily


January 18th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani appeared to be on a "suicidal warpath", said a daily, noting that his "raving and ranting will not hide ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament passes resolution supporting Gilani (Night Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan's National Assembly Monday evening passed a resolution supporting democracy in the country, which gave a breather to beleagured Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani against ... Read more...

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Diplomat’s expulsion: Venezuela to close Miami consulate


January 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) Venezuela will respond to the US expulsion of its consul in Miami by closing - at least temporarily - its consulate in the Florida city, President ... Read more...

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Pakistan Senate polls March 2


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Four members from the minority community will join the Senate for the first time when polls for Pakistan's upper house take place March 2.The Election Commission ... Read more...

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No need for trust vote: Pakistani PM


January 13th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday asserted that he does not need to take a trust vote in parliament.Gilani's remark while addressing the national assembly ... Read more...

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