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Army called in to protect Islamabad diplomatic enclave


September 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) The Pakistan government called in the army Thursday after a large number of enraged protesters tried to storm Islamabad's heavily-guarded diplomatic enclave to register their protest ... Read more...

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Swiss letter saga must end: Pakistani daily


September 19th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The saga of the Swiss letter must end, said a leading Pakistani daily Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf told the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Forced disappearances negate humanity, says Pakistani daily


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Forced disappearances negate the very essence of humanity and cannot and should not be tolerated or justified, a Pakistani daily said Tuesday as a UN panel ... Read more...

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Mumbai trial delay due to system: Rehman Malik


September 8th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Denying that the Pakistan government had anything to do with the delay in the trial of alleged conspirators behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Pakistan's Interior ... Read more...

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Republicans declare India geopolitical ally


August 29th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) As Mitt Romney officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination, the party declared India a "geopolitical ally and a strategic trading partner", much like the ... Read more...

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Cameron wants Pakistan to act on British family’s murder


August 28th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister David Cameron is putting pressure on the Pakistan government to ensure that justice was done to a visiting British family which was killed ... Read more...

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US acts on its own: Pakistani daily


August 27th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Drone strikes show that there has been no real change in the relations between the US and Pakistan, said a daily that criticised Washington for continuing ... Read more...

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Can’t be denied Hindus faced persecution: Pakistani daily


August 16th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) It cannot be denied that "minorities, and particularly Hindus, have faced persecution over the past few decades" in Pakistan, said a daily that wished minorities would ... Read more...

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Saeed wants Pakistan, India talks over water issue


July 31st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Warning the government about an alleged Indian plan to turn Pakistan barren by impeding the water flow in the rivers feeding the country, Jamaat-ud Daawa (JuD) ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan not cooperating in return of Kashmiri youths’


July 28th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 26 (IANS) Pakistan's "non-cooperation" was the only road block in return of the Kashmiri youths who were stranded in training camps in Pakistan-administered Kashmir or were living outside ... Read more...

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Containers to be allowed on Attari-Wagah trade route


July 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Accepting a long-pending demand of traders and the Punjab government, union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that his ministry would soon issue orders to facilitate ... Read more...

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Save Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s haveli in Pakistan, Badal urges PM


July 17th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for conservation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's ancestral house in ... Read more...

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Is Pakistan serious about Mumbai terror attack, asks BJP


July 17th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday questioned if the Pakistan government was serious about giving justice to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack victims in the ... Read more...

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Imran Khan warns of march over drone killings


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Imran Khan has said he will lead a peace march to north Waziristan to let the world know how the US was killing "innocent Pakistanis".Addressing a ... Read more...

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450,000 Pakistani kids die of malnutrition annually


July 15th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistani health experts have said an estimated 450,000 children die of malnutrition and other diseases every year in the country.Speaking during a two-day workshop, conducted by ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘deep state’ will remain abiding challenge for India (Comment)


July 12th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
The manner in which the Pakistan government dealt with an Air India plane en route from Abu Dhabi to Delhi that had to make an emergency landing on Monday in ... Read more...

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Krishna thanks Pakistan for help to Indian passengers


July 10th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Thanking Pakistan for its help to passengers of an Indian plane that made an emergency landing at Nawabshah airport in Sindh, External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

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Pakistani foreign secretary arrives for talks


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani Tuesday arrived here, saying he has been given the mandate to carry forward the dialogue process with India, and ... Read more...

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Salman starts ‘free Sarabjit Singh’ campaign online


July 1st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has launched an online campaign for Sarabjit Singh, an Indian on death row in Pakistan. He is urging people to sign ... Read more...

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Pakistani scholarships for 600 Afghan students


July 1st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan is offering 600 scholarships for Afghan students to enable them to study different disciplines at prominent institutions.Pakistan has been offering fully funded scholarships since 2009, ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family to protest at Jantar Mantar


June 28th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) Shocked by the U-turn by Pakistan on the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on a death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, his family ... Read more...

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Sarabjit and Surjeet: Shock in one home, joy in another (Second Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Ferozepur, June 27 (IANS) The fate of two Indians in Pakistani jails -- Sarabjit Singh and Surjeet Singh -- by the turn of events since Tuesday has made their families ... Read more...

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India renews request for Sarabjit’s release, awaits clear picture (Second Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's midnight U-turn on the release of Sarabjit Singh, suspected to have been orchestrated by its powerful military establishment, has not gone down well ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family shattered by Pakistan’s ‘cruel joke’ (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) From jubilation to outrage and tears. Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's family said Wednesday they felt cheated by the cavalier manner in which the Pakistan government ... Read more...

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India presses for Sarabjit’s release, awaits confirmation (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday renewed its request to Pakistan to release death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh after a midnight volte-face by Islamabad and said it was ... Read more...

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The wait ends: Surjeet Singh’s family rejoices


June 27th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), June 27 (IANS) While the family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan, was left shocked by Islambad's flip-flop over his release, there ... Read more...

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Pakistan government urged to shift Shakil Afridi from Peshawar


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) The chief minister of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has urged the federal government to shift jailed Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi to any other place in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan hikes defence budget by 10 percent


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan has increased its defence budget by nearly 10 percent to 545 billion rupees ($5.8 billion) for the 2012-13 fiscal year.The government had earmarked 495 billion ... Read more...

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poems translated into German


May 27th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Works of noted subcontinental Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, globally recognised as one who believed in social reform and devoted his poetry to the uplift of ... 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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54 Indian soldiers rotting in Pakistan jails?


May 7th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A total of 54 soldiers missing in the 1965 and 1971 India-Pakistan wars are believed to be languishing in Pakistan jails, parliament was informed Monday.Despite ... Read more...

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Pakistan not doing enough on Mumbai attack: Clinton


May 7th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Stressing that all those involved in the 2008 Mumbai attack be brought to justice, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday accused Pakistan of not ... Read more...

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Indian newsprint could help Pakistani dailies become cheaper


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 3 (IANS) This is one fine print of a high in India-Pakistan ties. A consignment of 10 tonnes of newsprint from India was Thursday sent to Pakistan via ... Read more...

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Pakistan claims credit a year after Osama killing


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government and its armed forces played a vital role in tracking down Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden through a mobile phone SIM, says ... Read more...

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Ali Zafar mesmerises fans in true Bollywood style


April 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Ali Zafar, one of the few Pakistani actors with a huge fan base in India, entertained the audience on the second day of Lifestyle Pakistan ... Read more...

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