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NA body calls for Pak Govt’s strict talk with US to end drone campaign


April 30th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on National Security has urged the government to categorically talk to the United States for ending its drone campaign in the country's tribal region.The committee ... Read more...

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PML-Q to get Deputy PM post, several ministries on joining PPP-led Pak Govt: Report


April 30th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): Pakistan is heading for wide-ranging political developments in a few days as the country's second largest opposition party- the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid- is set to join the Pakistan ... Read more...

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LHC directs Pak Govt to reply to plea against US drone attacks by May 5


April 27th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): The Lahore High Court has granted additional time to the Pakistan Government for filing a reply to a petition seeking directions to the government to stop US drone attacks ... Read more...

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ISI operations have full support of Pak Govt: Gilani


April 27th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 27(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has defended the Inter-Services Intelligence in the backdrop of the spy agency's recent criticism by US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral ... Read more...

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LHC grants additional time to Pak Govt to reply about foreigners in Punjab


April 27th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): The Lahore High Court has granted additional time to the Pakistan Government for filing a reply to a petition seeking directions to the Interior and Foreign Ministries to provide ... Read more...

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‘Pak govt. failed to present Taseer’s murder in right perspective’


April 18th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir has criticized the federal government over its "poor" reaction to the murder of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer."The ... Read more...

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Zulqarnain withdraws UK asylum plea following Pak Govt ‘top-level security’ assurance


April 16th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 16(ANI): Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar has voluntarily withdrawn his application for asylum in Britain after the Pakistan government assured him and his family of "the highest level of ... Read more...

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Musharraf approaching international powers to fob off Pak govt ‘witch hunt’


April 15th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Former Pakistan President and All Pakistan Muslim League chief Pervez Musharraf wants the international guarantors of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to declare it null and void, as ... Read more...

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US Special Forces in Pakistan at Pak Govt’s invitation: State Department


April 13th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13(ANI): The United States has said that its military trainers in Pakistan are at the invitation of the Pakistan Government to support security systems programs in the country, and that ... Read more...

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Giving ISI chief one-year service extension “very much the right of Pak Govt”: Gilani


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 2(ANI): The Pakistan Government has given a one-year service extension to Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha, as it is "very much the right of the government," ... Read more...

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Petition challenging Pak Govt’s latest fuel price hike filed in Lahore HC


April 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 1(ANI): A petition challenging the recent increase in petroleum prices in Pakistan has been filed in the Lahore High Court.The Pakistan Government had increased the price of diesel by ... Read more...

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JUI-F slams Pak Govt for non-provision of enhanced security to Fazlur Rehman


April 1st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has expressed complete dissatisfaction over the security provided by the government to party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman- who also holds the key portfolio of Chairman ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. may declare public holiday for India-Pak WC match


March 28th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.28 (ANI): The Pakistan Government is likely to declare a public holiday for the Pakistan-India World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.According to The Daily Times, Federal Interior Secretary Chaudhry Qamar Zaman ... Read more...

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Imran threatens to obstruct NATO supplies if Pak Govt doesn’t stop US drone campaign


March 26th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 26(ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has threatened to obstruct convoys carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan in retaliation against US drone attacks in the country's tribal areas.Imran ... Read more...

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Sikhs put off protest as Pak Govt cancels ‘plaza construction on gurdwara land’ deal


March 25th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25(ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided to cancel the land deal done by the Pakistan Evacuee Trust Property Board (PETPB) with a local dealer for constructing a plaza over ... Read more...

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Pak Govt retreats into shell fearing backlash over Davis’ release


March 17th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 17(ANI): The Pakistan Government has retreated into a shell following the release of double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis, as the revelation sparked countrywide angry protests and emotional outbursts on ... Read more...

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Pak Govt strongly contradicts news report about ‘tamed’ NAB


March 16th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 16(ANI): The Pakistan Government has strongly contradicted a news report that said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which appears friendly to President Asif Ali Zardari and his coterie, is extraordinarily ... Read more...

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Pak Govt unveils 120-bn-rupee ‘mini-budget’ to meet IMF conditionalities


March 16th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 16(ANI): The Pakistan Government has introduced a 120-billion-rupee 'mini-budget' through presidential ordinances, envisaging 53 billion rupees of additional taxes on income, imports, agriculture and domestic sales of export-oriented items.The government ... Read more...

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Over 805 development projects completely halted due to financial cut by Pak Govt


March 15th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): Over 805 projects of the current year's development programme for Pakistan have come to a complete halt due to a 40 per cent financial cut imposed by the federal ... Read more...

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Sindh Assembly wants Pak Govt to recommend Bhatti’s name for Nobel Prize


March 15th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 15(ANI): The Sindh Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution urging the Pakistan Government to recommend the name of assassinated Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti for the Nobel Prize.Salim ... Read more...

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Pak Govt bars ICRC from monitoring plight of detainees in KP, FATA jails


March 14th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 14(ANI): The Pakistan Government has refused to allow the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from monitoring the plight of hundreds of prisoners arrested on charges of militancy and ... Read more...

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Pak Govt orders contingency plan for N.Waziristan people ahead of military operation


March 13th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 13(ANI): The Pakistan Government has directed the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) to prepare a contingency plan for thousands of families, who are likely to be uprooted after a ... Read more...

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Pak Govt again refuses to sack Waseem Ahmed as FIA chief


March 11th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 11(ANI): The Pakistan Government has again excused itself from immediately removing Waseem Ahmed as Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General as per directives of the Supreme Court.The government had also ... Read more...

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‘Political case for US aid becomes complicated if Pak Govt gets subdued by radicalism’


March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8(ANI): The "political case for billions in civilian and military assistance" by the United States to bring stability to Pakistan's lawless regions will become complicated if the Pakistan Government gets ... Read more...

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Pak Govt reverses fuel price hike by 50 per cent “under public pressure”


March 4th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 4(ANI): The Pakistan Government has announced the withdrawal of 50 per cent increase in petroleum product prices amid public anger and strong objections by opposition and allied parties.The slash of ... Read more...

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Pak Govt mulling presidential ordinance to impose new taxes


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 2(ANI): The Pakistan Government is considering imposing new taxes- 15 per cent flood income tax surcharge and 2.5 per cent special excise duty- through a presidential ordinance, as it expects ... Read more...

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US turns down Pak Govt’s offer to trade terror-suspect Aafia for CIA contractor Davis


March 1st, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): The Pakistan Government offered to trade double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis with Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui, who is suspected by US intelligence to be an al Qaeda operative ... Read more...

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Court issues notice to Pak Govt on application against ’special facilities in jail’ for Davis


March 1st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 1(ANI): The Lahore High Court has issued a notice to the Pakistan Government on an application challenging the facilities being given to double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis in prison. ... Read more...

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Pak Govt has no plans yet to bring back Pakistanis stuck in turmoil-hit Libya


February 27th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 27(ANI): The Pakistan Government has no immediate plans to bring back Pakistanis living in Libya, citing fears that efforts to evacuate them may further endanger their lives.Libya has been in ... Read more...

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Taliban warn to whisk away PPP leaders if Pak Govt allows Davis to go scot-free


February 25th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Miranshah, Feb 25(ANI): The Taliban have warned the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) against releasing alleged Central Intelligence Agency agent Raymond Davis, who is facing murder charges for killing two Pakistani men ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. in consultation with international legal experts on Davis’ immunity issue


February 24th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): The Pakistan Government is in serious consultations with international legal experts on the Raymond Davis case, Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua has said.Double-murder accused US diplomat Raymond Davis had ... Read more...

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Pak Govt must urgently provide accountability for Baloch killings: Amnesty International


February 24th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24(ANI): The Pakistan Government must immediately provide accountability for the "alarming number of killings and abductions in Balochistan attributed to government forces" in recent months, Amnesty International has demanded.In the ... Read more...

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Minorities committee asks Pak Govt. to pursue Taseer murder case ‘properly’


February 20th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 20(ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly Committee on Minorities has demanded that the government must pursue the Salmaan Taseer assassination case properly.Last month, Taseer was assassinated by Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, one ... Read more...

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Qureshi questions Pak Govt’s 3-week-time plea in court to reply on Davis’ immunity


February 19th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 19(ANI): Pakistan's former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has questioned the three-week time given by the Lahore High Court to the Foreign Ministry to file a reply on the immunity ... Read more...

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Pak Govt freeing Davis may be “last straw that breaks camel’s back”: Hilaly


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): If the Pakistan Government hands over double murder-accused American official Raymond Davis to the United States without sufficiently preparing public opinion on this sensitive issue, it may face a ... Read more...

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