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Raja Pervez Ashraf elected Pakistan’s 25th PM (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), a former federal minister in the government of ousted prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was ... Read more...

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Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP candidate for PM’s post (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Raja Pervez Ashraf was Friday officially declared as the joint candidate for the post of Pakistan's prime minister by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and ... Read more...

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Race for Pakistan PM: PPP drops Shahabuddin, names Ashraf (Evening Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Tipped earlier as a covering candidate, Raja Pervez Ashraf of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was Thursday named the party's main candidate for the office ... Read more...

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Shahabuddin dropped, Raja Pervez Ashraf is PPP’s new PM hopeful (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Thursday dropped Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its candidate for the office of prime minister after an anti-narcotics court issued non-bailable arrest ... Read more...

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Five in race for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Five candidates, three from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and one each from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Thursday filed ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition names PM candidates


June 21st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Two opposition parties in Pakistan, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday decided to field their candidates for the post of prime ... Read more...

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Zardari fields Shahabuddin for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named former textiles minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post ... Read more...

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Zardari picks Shahabuddin as Pakistan PM


June 21st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post of ... Read more...

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Gilani hurt his own dignity: Sharif


June 20th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
"No matter who becomes the new prime minister, he will have to write the letter (to the Swiss authorities to open graft cases against Zardari)," the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Second Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified as prime minister as well as MP since the apex court's April 26 ... Read more...

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Gilani stands disqualified as PM, rules Supreme Court (Lead)


June 19th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified since April 26 for contempt of court for refusing to write ... Read more...

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Pakistan attorney general turns abusive in Supreme Court


June 15th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan Attorney General Irfan Qadir created a ruckus in the courtroom Thursday by using "abusive remarks" against the Supreme Court judges and some "vulgar gesture", ... Read more...

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Not aware of chief justice’s son’s case: Rehman Malik (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan's former interior minister Rehman Malik has denied knowledge of any film related to Arsalan Iftikhar, son of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad ... Read more...

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Pakistanis want change from old order, says daily


May 11th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistanis are seeking an "escape from the old order and a move towards something different", said a daily, citing a survey that is certain to rattle ... Read more...

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Pakistani billionaire lawmaker fears for his life


May 8th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentarian, who has declared assets worth a staggering Rs.32 billion, now fears that this disclosure "may even endanger" his life, a media report said ... Read more...

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Punjab’s long-march would tantamount to treason: Gilani


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said no province can launch a long-march against the federal government because such an act will tantamount to ... Read more...

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Pakistan braces for anti-government protests


April 30th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party Monday announced a nationwide stir against the government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he refused to ... Read more...

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Nawaz involved in corruption: Rehman Malik


April 29th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister and chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif was involved in corruption worth $32 million, Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted for contempt, opposition wants him out (Third Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Supreme Court Thursday convicted him for contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption ... Read more...

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No need for Gilani to quit, says Pakistani cabinet


April 26th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The federal cabinet Thursday stood by Yousuf Raza Gilani whom the Supreme Court convicted for contempt of court, saying there was no need for ... Read more...

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Convicted Gilani must quit, says opposition


April 26th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court, must resign immediately, demanded opposition leaders, including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily rues political rift over crash probe


April 24th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has described as "agonising" the political rift over the probe into an aircrash here that left 127 people dead.The Bhoja Air 737, on ... Read more...

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Nawaz hails Zardari’s India trip


April 10th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India will enable ties between Islamabad and New Delhi to move ahead on a positive path, said the country's ... Read more...

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Nawaz sees conspiracies in Pakistan apex court’s defiance


March 25th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif believes conspiracies are being hatched for defying the Supreme Court's orders and says his party will bring the "schemers" ... Read more...

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Pakistan opposition to resist NATO supply restoration


March 25th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani opposition parties have vowed to block every move by the government to restore NATO supplies to Afghanistan.Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly ... Read more...

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Pakistan elects senators (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The polling for 45 Senate seats, including four newly-added seats in the upper house for minorities, was held in Pakistan Friday.The voting took place in the ... Read more...

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Attempt to usurp Pakistani gurdwara foiled


February 26th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) An attempt to occupy an 18th century gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province has been foiled, a media report said Sunday.The police stepped in when a ... Read more...

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Days of landlords are numbered in Pakistan: Imran Khan


February 26th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Saturday vowed to bring the people out of the grip of the landlords and described the Pakistan Peoples Party ... Read more...

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Gilani has no option but to write letter: Nawaz


February 11th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has no option but to write to the Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, ... Read more...

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Gilani gets lawyer in contempt case (Evening Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Prominent Pakistani lawyer Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan will represent Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the Supreme Court in the contempt of court case.Ahsan, also a ... Read more...

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PM should respect court orders: Nawaz


January 17th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Nawaz Sharif has said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani should accept the court orders if he believes in democracy. He ... Read more...

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Ijaz seeks more time to appear before commission (Second Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, Monday sought more time to appear before a three-member judicial commission probing ... Read more...

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Ijaz seeks time to appear before memo commission (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, Monday sought more time to appear before a three-member judicial commission probing ... Read more...

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Respect judiciary, will go before panel again: Sharif


January 9th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said Monday if required he would present himself again before the judicial commission probing the memo scandal, as ... Read more...

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Memo commission orders grant of visa, security to Ijaz


January 9th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) The memo commission Monday directed Pakistan's attorney general to issue visa to Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz besides ensuring his security to enable him to ... Read more...

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