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One dead in anti-Islam film protest in Pakistan


September 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was fatally shot while demonstrators set ablaze two cinema halls in Pakistan's Peshawar city during a protest against an anti-Islam film, police said.The demonstrators ... Read more...

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21,000 diseased sheep to be culled in Pakistan


September 17th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Over 21,000 Australian Merino sheep imported from Bahrain, which were found infected with salmonella, actinomyces and E. Coli, will now be culled and disposed of, officials ... Read more...

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Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Use of chewing of tobacco products and betel nuts are the main reasons behind the alarming rise in oral diseases in Pakistan, experts have said.An event ... Read more...

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Rain kills 46 in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 46 people, including seven children, have been killed as late monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Pakistan, Geo News reported Monday.Many victims died due to ... Read more...

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17 killed as rains create havoc in Pakistan


September 9th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and over 20 others injured in several rain-related accidents in eastern and southern Pakistan Sunday, reported Xinhua, citing local media ... Read more...

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A dinner to remember in Pakistan (Islamabad diary)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The dinner reception hosted by Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal Friday night could easily be termed as a high point in the thaw between ... Read more...

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Wives of Indian sailors thank Pakistan


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The wives of two Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates have thanked Pakistan for its role in negotiating their husbands' release, the Dawn reported Sunday.Madhu Sharma ... Read more...

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US drone strike kills 4 in northwest Pakistan


September 1st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and two others injured on Saturday morning when a US drone launched attacks in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North ... Read more...

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18 militants killed in army operation in Pakistan


August 30th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 18 militants were killed on Thursday during an operation conducted by security forces in Pakistan's northwestern Bajaur tribal region, reports said.Local media ... Read more...

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Three dead as blast derails train in Pakistan


August 29th, 2012 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 20 injured when militants blew up a rail track in Pakistan's Jacobabad city early Wednesday, causing derailment of ... Read more...

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Few takers for post-paid connection in Pakistan


August 24th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Less than five percent Pakistanis have post-paid mobile phone connections, while the rest - about 96 to 97 percent - have pre-paid connection, a media report ... Read more...

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Three policemen killed in attack in northwest Pakistan


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) At least three policemen were killed and many others injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a police vehicle in Pakistan's northwest town of Hangu ... Read more...

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Indian firm to invest in Pakistan


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Indian firm Godrej wants to make an investment in Pakistan, a media report said.The investment will be made in the country by the end of the ... Read more...

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Train bombing attempt foiled in Pakistan


August 20th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Hundreds of lives were saved when an attempt to blow up a passenger train in Pakistan was foiled after the train engineer spotted some suspicious material ... Read more...

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Drone strike kills five more in Pakistan


August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Sunday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, said media reports.... Read more...

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No joint anti-terror operation with US: Pakistan


August 18th, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistan has no plans to conduct a joint military operation with the US against the Taliban in the country, the army announced Friday.Army chief Gen ... Read more...

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Harassed Hindus flee Pakistan


August 10th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Hindus are fleeing Pakistan after their shops were looted, houses raided and women were converted to Islam, a media report said.Rehman Malik, advisor to Pakistani prime ... Read more...

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Prawn on toast, cheese burgers light up iftar in Pakistan


August 5th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Gone are the days when an iftar meal in Pakistan would consist of the traditional fruit-chaat, chick peas, dates and sherbet. Now, chicken schezwan, prawn on ... Read more...

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Five prisoners break free in Pakistan


August 1st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least five convicts managed to escape from a prison in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region Wednesday by breaking open their barrack's lock, Online news agency reported.According to ... Read more...

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167 peacocks dead in Pakistan


August 1st, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) A total of 167 peacocks have died in Pakistan over the past three weeks, including five of them dying of viral disease, in the latest incident ... Read more...

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Protests over power cuts in Pakistan


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Protests erupted in several Pakistani cities over prolonged and unannounced power cuts during Ramzan, a media report said Sunday.People in Peshawar, Faisalabad and Jhelum took to ... Read more...

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83 peacocks die of viral disease in Pakistan


July 29th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) A viral disease called "Ranikhet" has led to the death of at least 83 peacocks in Pakistan's Sindh province, Geo News reported.The disease in Tharparkar district ... Read more...

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Zardari invites Manmohan Singh to Pakistan


July 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday invited Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan, saying it will provide an opportunity to the two leaders ... Read more...

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Traffic jam causes child’s death in Pakistan


July 27th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A child stuck in a massive traffic jam, following protests over frequent power outages, died due to the searing heat in Pakistan's northwest, a media report ... Read more...

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Hindu boy converts to Islam on TV in Pakistan


July 27th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A Pakistani television show broadcast live a Hindu boy converting to Islam, prompting a leading daily to say that it sent "a clear signal that other ... Read more...

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Bitter row over humble samosa in Pakistan


July 26th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) Pakistanis will have to shell out more for samosas following a Supreme Court ruling, a move that has left a leading Pakistani daily wondering whether it ... Read more...

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School bombing by Taliban causes concern in Pakistan


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The bombing of schools by the Taliban shows that militancy is not under control, said a Pakistani daily which pointed out that a staggering 100 ... Read more...

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No ban on women shopping alone in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Officials in Pakistan's northwest tribal region have refuted media reports that said women have been banned from going out for shopping alone during the holy month ... Read more...

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Rail track, gas pipeline blown up in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Unidentified militants blew up a rail track and a gas pipeline in Pakistan's Quetta city early Sunday, police said.An explosive device was attached to the Quetta-Sibi ... Read more...

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Over 60 kg drugs seized in Pakistan


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have seized around 60 kg of narcotics in two operations, one along the border with India, a media report said Sunday.Pakistan Rangers seized ... Read more...

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Ostrich is animal, conclude legislators in Pakistan


July 20th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A Pakistani provincial assembly "in its (in)finite wisdom" has declared that an ostrich is not a bird but an animal, said a leading daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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UN medical team attacked in Pakistan


July 17th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Two people were injured after some unidentified men attacked a UN vehicle in a suburban area of Pakistan's Karachi city, Online news agency reported ... Read more...

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‘Manmohan must visit Pakistan’


July 17th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) The Pakistan-India relationship is drifting again since there is next to nothing to show on the "fiendishly difficult" fronts like Kashmir, Siachen and terrorism, ... Read more...

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Three Hindu traders abducted in Pakistan


July 14th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) At least three Hindu traders, including president of a local Hindu council, have been kidnapped by unidentified people in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, Online news ... Read more...

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Nine policemen shot dead in Pakistan


July 12th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Nine police personnel were fatally shot Thursday in Lahore by gunmen who stormed a building where they were asleep, a media report said.The attackers came on ... Read more...

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