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Rockets fired at Pakistani politician’s house


August 20th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The house of the chief of a Pakistani tribe, who is also a former member of the Balochistan provincial assembly, was attacked with rockets Monday, a ... Read more...

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Reopening NATO routes in Pakistan’s interest: PM


July 5th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The decision to reopen the routes for passage of NATO supplies to Afghanistan via Pakistan was taken in the best interests of the country following the ... Read more...

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PPP leaders pick Makhdoom Shahabuddin as new PM (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leaders picked Minister for Textiles Makhdoom Shahabuddin for the office of the prime minister following the ouster of Yousuf ... Read more...

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Ready to give up presidency: Zardari


January 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said he is ready to give up his post if his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and coalition partners so ... Read more...

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PML-Q women want Pakistan to talk with Taliban


May 30th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) Pakistan should take a cue from Afghanistan and try to hold talks with the Taliban for restoring peace in the country, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing evokes divergent views among Pakistani leaders


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) The killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's Abbottabad city evoked divergent views in the country with some political leaders Monday terming ... Read more...

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PPP, PML-Q strike power-sharing deal


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have agreed to form a coalition government and cooperate in the next general elections.It was announced after a ... Read more...

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Benazir’s ‘assassin’ being made Pakistan’s Deputy PM: Qureshi


May 1st, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, May 1(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi must not be made the country's Deputy Prime Minister, as former premier Benazir Bhutto had alleged before her assassination that ... Read more...

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Pak heading for “consensus government” to resolve political, economic crises


April 21st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21 (ANI): Pakistan is heading for "a new government of consensus" with the inclusion of several opposition groups, according to reports.The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has entered into an ... Read more...

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Peshawar varsity teachers sexually harassing girls: Lawmaker


April 20th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Senior teachers at the University of Peshawar were sexually harassing girl students, a lawmaker has dramatically told the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly.Nighat Orakzai of the Pakistan Muslim ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani congratulate Pakistan cricket team on reaching World Cup semifinal


March 24th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have congratulated the national cricket team on its big-margin win against West Indies in the 2011 ... Read more...

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Widow of Lahore shootout victim not satisfied with Punjab Govt’s efforts in Davis case


March 9th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 9(ANI): Zahra Faizan, the widow of one of the victims shot dead by US official Raymond Davis in Lahore on January 27, has expressed her dissatisfaction over the efforts made ... Read more...

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PPP says PML-Q legislator immigrated to India on free will


March 7th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 7(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has attempted to turn down speculations that Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) minority member of the Sindh Assembly Ram Singh Sodho had immigrated to India ... Read more...

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Insurance scam probe in Pakistan turns into personal feud


February 17th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) The investigation into the multi-billion rupee scam in Pakistan's National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) has now turned into a personal battle between the investigation officer and the ... Read more...

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Hindu member of Pak Sindh Assembly flees to India for safety after getting life threats


January 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 30(ANI): A Hindu member of Pakistan's Sindh Assembly has resigned from his seat after taking refuge in India, following life threats received by him.Ram Singh Sodho was elected as member ... Read more...

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Pak NA body categorically rejects bill implying country’s sovereignty needs protection


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 22(ANI): The National Assembly's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs has categorically rejected the "Sovereignty of Pakistan Act 2010" bill, expressing confidence over the sovereignty of the country.The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid ... Read more...

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Pakistan on the brink of economic collapse, says PML-Q


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has said the country was "at the brink of economic collapse" and that a turnaround was not possible unless peace comes to Karachi.PML-Q ... Read more...

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PML-Q lays out five-point agenda for Pak Govt to resurrect nation’s economy


January 20th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Q has laid out its five-point action plan for the federal government to counter the economic meltdown that the country is currently facing.The PML-Q recipe includes ... Read more...

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Why some cancers become malignant and others don’t


January 7th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered why some cancers become malignant and others don't.The study, led by Dr. Gerardo Ferbeyre of the University of Montreal's Department of Biochemistry, found that cancer ... Read more...

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Pir Pagara asks Gilani to ‘quit honourably’ as PPP loses majority


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League- Functional (PML-F) President Pir Pagara has advised Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to 'quit honourably', rather than being dislodged after humiliation.On Sunday, the PPP-led Pakistan ... Read more...

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Cracks widen in Pakistan’s ruling coalition, key ally quits


December 21st, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The cracks within the ruling coalition in Pakistan widened Tuesday after a key ally made it clear that it had "no intention of returning to ... Read more...

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PML-Q offers help to JUI-F in ousting Balochistan government


December 21st, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) has offered help to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) in ousting the Balochistan government.Talking in a TV programme, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said ... Read more...

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Pak clerics launch campaign to protect blasphemy laws


December 16th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 16(ANI): Political and religious parties in Pakistan have launched a campaign to protect the country's blasphemy laws.The decision was announced by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman at a press ... Read more...

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Musharraf selects seat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to contest poll


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf has selected Chitral in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to contest for a seat in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, ... Read more...

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Musharraf discusses Pak political situation with AML chief


November 21st, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf telephoned Awami Muslim League (AML) chief, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, and exchanged views on the political situation in the country as well as ... Read more...

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FATA residents demand separate province, immediate end to drone strikes


October 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct 25 (ANI): Locals of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan have demanded a separate province, and an immediate end to US drone attacks and the military operation in ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Assembly boots out ban on ‘corrupting’ Indian TV cartoon channels proposal


October 20th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 20 (ANI): A resolution, demanding a ban on some Indian channels on the plea that they were manipulating the minds of Pakistani children through Indian cartoons, was defeated by majority ... Read more...

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Musharraf has ‘lost his senses’ after losing dictatorship: Raja Riaz


October 10th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 10 (ANI): Former President Pervez Musharraf has lost his senses after losing his dictatorship, and has now been giving contradictory statements about the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), its leadership ... Read more...

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Pir Pagara distances himself from Musharraf


October 8th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 8 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML) President Pir Pagara has distanced himself from former president Pervez Musharraf. He said he and his party have 'nothing to do' with ... Read more...

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Musharraf never consulted PML-Q on NRO, Benazir ‘deal’: Ch Zaheer


October 8th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 8 (ANI): Punjab Assembly's Opposition Leader Chuadhry Zaheerudin has rebuffed former president Pervez Musharraf's remarks on the National Reconciliation Order (NRO) and the 'deal' with former Premier Benazir Bhutto, ... Read more...

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‘Characterless’ Musharraf ‘threat to Pak integrity following ‘Kashmir statement’: Opp


October 7th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): Enraged by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's candid confession that Pakistan trained underground militant groups to fight against India in Kashmir, the opposition leader, Chaudhry Nisar Ali ... Read more...

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Musharraf to return to Pak to join unified Muslim League, not for presidency: Pir Pagara


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 23 (ANI): PML-F Chairman Pir Pagara has stated that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf would return to Pakistan not for becoming the country's president, but to join the unified ... Read more...

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Bindra’s father asked to pay Rs.27.25 crore dues


August 29th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra's father A.S. Bindra has been asked by the high court here to pay long-pending dues amounting to Rs.27.25 crore to Asset Reconstruction ... Read more...

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Musharraf ’safe and honourable exit’ guarantors set to block his political ambitions


August 9th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 9 (ANI): In what can be seen as a setback for former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's political ambitions, sources have said that the guarantors of his 'safe and ... Read more...

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Musharraf has no future in country’s politics: PML-Z chief


July 18th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 18 (ANI): In what can be seen as a setback for former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's political ambitions, a top leader of one of the Pakistan Muslim League's ... Read more...

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