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Pakistan summons top US diplomat over anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Friday summoned the US charge d'affaires Richard Hoagland to the foreign ministry and lodged a strong protest with him over a blasphemous video posted on ... Read more...

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Pakistan assures diplomats’ safety at ‘all cost’


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) As a large number of people created a ruckus near Islamabad's diplomatic enclave Thursday while staging a protest over an anti-Islam US film, the Pakistani government ... Read more...

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Haqqani network a terrorist group: US


September 8th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated militant group held responsible for the 2008 Indian embassy bombing ... Read more...

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Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh soon, says lawyer


September 7th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row, is all set to be released by the Pakistani government, his lawyer Awais Sheikh says.Sheikh has said ... Read more...

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Roof collapse in northern Pakistan kills 5, injures 3


September 5th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The roof of a residential building collapsed in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing a couple and three of their children, local media ... Read more...

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Come out with truth on Osama raid: Pakistani daily


August 31st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's killing by US commandos is an event of such enormity that it deserves transparency but that is "prevented by ... Read more...

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US sanctions eight key figures of LeT


August 31st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) The US Thursday imposed sanctions on eight key figures of Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT), a Pakistan-based terrorist group with alleged links to the Taliban, the Haqqani ... Read more...

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Krishna assures Sarabjit’s family he will take up issue


August 17th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has assured the family of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row in Pakistan, that he would take up ... Read more...

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Obama adviser, Sherry Rehman trade barbs


July 29th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Tensions flared between the US and Pakistan as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... 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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Pakistani Taliban threatens Myanmar over Muslim attacks


July 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban Thursday warned of taking revenge if Myanmar fails to stop the alleged killing and arbitrary detention of Muslims in that country.Right groups ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans mobile phones during official meetings


July 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Fearing information leaks, the Pakistani government has barred the use of mobile phones during official meetings.The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board cautioned that mobile ... Read more...

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WHO staff injured in Pakistan (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Geneva, July 17 (IANS) Two World Health Organisation (WHO) officials were injured Tuesday after some unidentified men attacked a UN vehicle in a suburban area of Karachi city.According to police, ... Read more...

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‘Memo panel didn’t declare Haqqani a traitor’


July 13th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court clarified has that the Memo Commission did not declare Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to the US, a traitor, reported Daily Times Friday.Haqqani ... Read more...

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Will meet PM, Sonia, Rahul, says Sarabjit’s sister


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who is on the death row in Pakistan, will be making a trip to Delhi soon to meet Prime ... Read more...

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UN concerned over drone attacks in Pakistan


June 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern over the continuing use of armed drones in Pakistan's northwest tribal region as it ... Read more...

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Haqqani indeed wrote secret memo to US: Probe panel (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) A secret memo that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup after Osama's killing was "real" and was written by Husain Haqqani, said a ... Read more...

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Haqqani to challenge probe panel report


June 12th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Minutes after a probe panel said that Husain Haqqani had written a memo that President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup, Pakistan's former envoy to the ... Read more...

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Haqqani did write memo to US, says probe panel


June 12th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) A secret memo that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup after Osama's killing was "real" and was written by former envoy to the ... Read more...

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Pakistan may launch anti-terror operation


June 8th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) The Pakistani government may launch a major anti-terror operation in the country after Friday's deadly bus bomb attack, a media report said.Information Minister of Khyber ... Read more...

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Probe Asma Jahangir’s death plot, say human rights groups


June 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Concerned over Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir's revelations that her country's security establishment was planning to get her killed, Indian human rights groups Wednesday ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik resigns as minister, made PM’s advisor (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Pakistani government Tuesday appointed Rehman Malik as advisor on internal affairs to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani just after he resigned as interior minister ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik made advisor to Pakistani PM


June 5th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The Pakistani government Tuesday appointed Rehman Malik as advisor on internal affairs to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Geo News reported.The Supreme Court Monday suspended ... Read more...

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US Senate panel cuts Pakistan aid over doctor’s jailing


May 25th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Outraged over the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden, a US Senate panel has cut Pakistan's aid by ... Read more...

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Obama to meet Karzai in Chicago


May 18th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai during a NATO summit in Chicago Sunday, a White House official said."Obviously it is ... Read more...

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Apex court allows Chisty to visit Pakistan (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday permitted octogenerian Pakistani virologist Mohammad Khalil Chisty to visit his country during the pendency of his appeal against his conviction in ... Read more...

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UN estimates another $840 mn needed for Pakistan


April 26th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan needs additional funding of $840 million to overcome humanitarian problems caused by flooding and insecurity, UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said here Wednesday."The UN ... Read more...

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Pakistani safe havens hinder Afghan war: US


April 25th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Pakistani safe havens and corruption are two factors retarding the progress of NATO forces in Afghanistan, according to a senior US military commander.Pakistan represents a ... Read more...

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India must let Chisty, Pakistani fishermen return: Activists


April 13th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) A group of activists working to improve India-Pakistan relations Friday appealed to the Indian government to let Pakistani doctor Mohammad Khalil Chisty return home and release ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily wants tough fiscal, tax reforms


April 13th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) The Pakistani government must implement "tough fiscal and tax reforms, improve governance and revamp the entire state structure simultaneously", said a leading daily as it sought ... Read more...

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Zardari: Cornered in Pakistan, to pray in India


April 6th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari goes to Ajmer Sharif Sunday with a prayer on his lips after grappling with a string of problems, including ... Read more...

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Delhi to host Pakistani lifestyle expo


April 4th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) From clothing lines to home furnishings to accessories - more than 100 Pakistani companies are set to showcase their exquisite collections at a four-day Lifestyle ... Read more...

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US review process delayed decision on Hafeez Saeed


April 4th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The United States has attributed the inordinate delay in announcing a $10 million US bounty on Lashkar-i-Taiba chief Hafeez Saeed, alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai ... Read more...

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Fai’s Kashmir lobby was front for Pakistani intelligence: US


March 31st, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai, who has been sentenced to two years in prison for concealing his links to Pakistan's spy agency, operated his lobbying ... Read more...

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ISI spy Ghulam Nabi Fai gets 2 years jail (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist Ghulam Nabi Fai, charged with working for Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency to influence American policy on Kashmir, was Friday sentenced ... Read more...

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