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Pakistan-Multiple Crises (Part II)


January 6th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)The MQM's Complaints The MQM crisis is somewhat different. While the world's attention has been focused on the war in FATA against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the NWFP (Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa) ethnic ... Read more...

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Pak fears “US will again desert Islamabad” after getting Bin Laden: WikiLeaks


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): Pakistan is concerned that the United States will "again desert Islamabad" after it gets al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, due to which the Asian nation is ... Read more...

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Review amendment on judges’ appointment, says Pakistani apex court


October 21st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday directed the government to review an amendment to the constitution pertaining to appointments of judges to superior court on ... Read more...

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India faces significant threats from Pakistani terror groups: US


August 6th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Facing persistent and significant external threats from groups including Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad, and Harakat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami-Bangladesh, India remains one of the most terrorism afflicted ... Read more...

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Pak Frontier Constabulary chief killed, several hurt in Peshawar bomb blast


August 4th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.4 (ANI): One person was killed and several others were injured in a suicide bomb explosion in Peshawar on Wednesday.According to senior NWFP Minister Bashir Bilour, the person killed was the ... Read more...

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NWFP, Pak Punjab flood death toll rises to 1400


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.3 (ANI): Floods in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) have so far claimed 1400 lives and left over three million people affected and stranded.UNICEF spokesman Abdul Sami Malik was quoted ... Read more...

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Pak Army not involved in human rights violations in Malakand, says Army General


July 29th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 29(ANI): Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Yasin has said that the Pakistan Army is not involved in any kind of human rights violations in the Malakand division of the ... Read more...

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US gets access to ‘Rambo’ arrested in Pak while on mission to kill bin Laden


June 18th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 18(ANI): US consular officials in Pakistan were allowed to meet the American construction worker, who was nabbed while on a solo mission to 'hunt' down and kill Al-Qaeda warlord Osama ... Read more...

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US seeks access to ‘Rambo’ arrested in Pak while on mission to kill bin Laden


June 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.17 (ANI): The United States has formally asked Pakistan to grant access to the American construction worker, who was nabbed while on a solo mission to 'hunt' down and kill Al-Qaeda ... Read more...

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Trial of 3,000 militants begin Aug 1 in Pakistan


June 9th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 9 (IANS) The trial will begin here Aug 1 of some 3,000 militants arrested during last year's military operations against the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest, a media report ... Read more...

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Battle for Afghanistan gets intensive in Pakistan


May 26th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 26 (ANI): The battle for Afghanistan is now getting more intensive in Pakistan and there are several unconnected and seemingly disparate incidents that may be eventually connected.The picture ... Read more...

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Untrained hands wreaking havoc with Pak women seeking abortion


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 22 (ANI): Despite the rise in abortions in Pakistan under unsafe conditions due to cultural taboos, the government has not carried out a national study on causes and increasing frequency ... Read more...

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Police releases Pak man with batteries, electrical circuit hidden in shoes


May 12th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 12 (ANI): The Karachi Police has released a suspected bomber who was arrested at the Jinnah International Airport after batteries and electrical circuits were found concealed in his shoes ... Read more...

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Pak man with batteries, electrical circuit hidden in shoes arrested at Karachi airport


May 10th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 10 (ANI): A suspected bomber was arrested at the Jinnah International Airport here after batteries and electrical circuits were found concealed in his shoes after a thorough check-up following a ... Read more...

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Banned terror outfits recruiting fresh ‘jihadis’ under govt’s nose in Pak


May 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 4 (ANI): Pakistan's blatant lie regarding taking stiff action against so called religious organisations has been laid bare as groups like the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Harkatul Mujahideen, Sipah-e-Sahaba ... Read more...

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`Pakistan moved 100,000 soldiers from its border with India’ (Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 29 (IANS) In a tacit acknowledgement that internal insurgency is a greater threat now, Pakistan has moved 100,000 troops from its border with India to the Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Increasing terror strikes on Pak civilians akin to war crimes: Amnesty International


April 20th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.20 (ANI): Condemning last week's terror strikes in Pakistan's north western Kohat region in which over 40 people were killed and Monday's suicide attack in Peshawar which claimed 24 people, ... Read more...

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At least five dead, several injured after car bomb attack against Pakistan police station


April 18th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- At least five people were killed in a car bombing at a police station in northwest Pakistan on Sunday morning, according to local media reports.Private TV channel Express ... Read more...

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Zardari’s key powers slashed as Pak Senate approves constitutional amendment bill


April 16th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.16 (ANI): The historic 18th Constitutional Amendment bill, which would transfer President Asif Ali Zardari's key powers to the Prime Minister's residence, has been passed by the Pakistan Senate by ... Read more...

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7 killed as protests against Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa turn violent


April 12th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) Seven people were killed and nearly 100 wounded in Abbotabad city as protests against renaming of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa turned violent on Monday, ... Read more...

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Naming Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa to cost Pakistan Rs.8 bn


April 9th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Official documentation to rename Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would cost the provincial government more than Rs.5 billion and the federal government Rs.3 billion. ... Read more...

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Parliament now sovereign, says Gilani after statute amendment (Lead)


April 9th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said parliament is "now sovereign" after the sweeping constitutional reforms approved by the National Assembly Thursday. "The impossible has been made possible ... Read more...

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Pakistan abolishes 17th amendment to the constitution


April 8th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) The Pakistani National Assembly Thursday abolished the president's special powers, including the right to dissolve parliament, through an amendment of the constitution, a media report said. The National ... Read more...

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UN closes Peshawar offices for two days


April 6th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, April 6 (IANS) The UN announced a two-day closure of its offices here Tuesday, a day after a deadly Taliban attack on the US consulate in this northwestern Pakistani ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliament set to clip Zardari’s powers


April 1st, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A constitutional amendment bill to slash the Pakistani president's powers will be tabled in parliament Friday. "For the first time since the constitution was framed in 1973, the ... Read more...

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Postpone national games, say Pakistan’s security agencies


March 13th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) Shaken by a rash of suicide bombings across Pakistan, the country's security agencies have asked the federal and provincial governments to postpone the March 25-31 National Games ... Read more...

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Extremists kill five, injure six US-based NGO workers in gun, grenade attack in NWFP


March 10th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.10 (ANI): Armed assailants stormed into a building housing the office of a US based non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Wednesday killing at least five persons in Manshera region of North West ... Read more...

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Four to ten killed in Hangu suicide attack


March 5th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.5 (ANI): Between four to ten persons were reportedly killed and several others injured in a suicide attack in North West Frontier Province's (NWFP) Hangu District on Friday.According to Geo News, ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar’s close relative nabbed in Karachi


March 4th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.4 (ANI): Pakistani security agencies have claimed another prized catch as they reportedly nabbed the son-in-law of Afghan Taliban's supreme commander Mullah Omar here on Thursday.According to sources, Motasim Agha ... Read more...

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No JuD, LeT, Taliban commanders in Pak FIA’s latest terror ‘red book’


March 4th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.4 (ANI): In what clearly reflects Pakistan's so called 'sincere' efforts against extremist outfits flourishing on its soil, a report of wanted militants, which has been prepared by the Federal ... Read more...

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American Sikhs approach US to ensure Pak-Sikhs’ safety


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinNew Delhi, March 2 (ANI): Concerned over the atrocities being perpetrated by Taliban upon Sikhs living in Peshawar and the tribal areas of the North West Front Province ... Read more...

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Dera Ismail Khan sectarian violence toll rises to six


February 28th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb.28 (ANI): The death toll in sectarian violence in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province' (NWFP) Dera Ismail Khan region has reached six as four more people succumbed to their injuries in ... Read more...

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Two policemen among three killed in suicide attack on police station in NWFP


February 27th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.27 (ANI): At least three persons, including two policemen, were killed and 23 other wounded on Saturday when suicide bombers rammed a explosive-laden vehicle into a police station in Karak region ... Read more...

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Delhi cautiously optimistic on eve of Indo-Pak talks


February 24th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): On the eve of the foreign secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan, New Delhi is cautiously optimistic about the outcome of the deliberations.The apparent trust deficit that ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army claims victory over Taliban in Swat, Waziristan


February 23rd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Pakistan military Tuesday formally announced its victory against the Taliban in Swat and Waziristan in the country's restive northwest and stressed on the need for the ... Read more...

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