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Gilani’s ouster didn’t shake Pakistan’s democracy: Daily


June 20th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) It may be "somewhat tragic" that Yousuf Raza Gilani was ousted as Pakistan's prime minister "so close to completing his five-year term", but the country's ... Read more...

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Bilawal wants 50 percent women in Pakistani parliament


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says that he dreams of a Pakistani parliament that will have 50 percent women, it was reported here.Zardari ... Read more...

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Will foil all conspiracies: Zardari


January 28th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Conspiracies are hatched against the government everyday and "we will foil all of them", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said.Zardari said the ruling Pakistan Peoples ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM on suicidal warpath, says daily


January 18th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani appeared to be on a "suicidal warpath", said a daily, noting that his "raving and ranting will not hide ... Read more...

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Will bring Benazir killers to justice: Nawaz Sharif


December 11th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif has vowed to bring to justice former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's killers if he comes to power, Dawn News reported. Addressing ... Read more...

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Press freedom important for strong democracy: Gilani


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Stating that freedom of the press was essential for strengthening democracy, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ... Read more...

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Rs.200 mn endowment fund for Pakistani journalists


August 11th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced an endowment fund of Rs.200 million for the welfare of journalists.The fund will help provide financial assistance ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s stance on Middle East crisis might be driven by “own interests”


April 29th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Pakistan's stance on Middle East crisis might be driven by "own interests"Islamabad, April 29(ANI): Pakistan might be taking sides in a 'neo-cold war' between Iran and the Arab world, Minister of State ... 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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PPP probe report confirms Musharraf, Elahi not involved in Benazir’s assassination


April 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 8(ANI): Investigations into the Benazir Bhutto assassination case have not found even an iota of evidence about the involvement of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, former Punjab Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Govt. to convene APC after Zardari’s address to joint parliament: Babar Awan


March 19th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Pakistan Law Minister Babar Awan has said that an All Parties Conference (APC) to discuss and find solution to all national issues would be summoned after President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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‘PPP committed to empower women, girls through better education incentives’


March 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 7(ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui has said that her party is committed to empower the country's women and girls."The Pakistani women and girls ... Read more...

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Zardari convenes ‘emergency meeting’ of PPP Punjab ministers


February 25th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 25(ANI): Pakistan President and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has convened an emergency meeting of Punjab ministers belonging to his party on Friday.According to sources, the ... Read more...

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PML-N all set to dump PPP in Punjab over 10-point reforms agenda


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 21(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is reportedly set to dump its coalition partner in Punjab, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), on the ground that the federal government had ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US relations: Who will blink first (Part-IV)


February 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
First, anti-Americanism in Pakistan is deep-rooted. Recent incidents like the Aafia Siddiqui case and the continuing drone attacks have heightened such anti-Americanism. The handling of the Raymond Davis affair and US pressure ... Read more...

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Musharraf will have to face Pak court in Benazir assassination case: Babar Awan


February 9th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 9(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf will have to prove his innocence before the court in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, Law Minister Babar Awan has said.Former Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Pak govt. seriously implementing 10-point reforms agenda: Gilani


February 7th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 7(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said his government is seriously implementing the 10-point reforms agenda given by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) last month."We agreed to ... Read more...

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PML-N playing double game to save govt. in Punjab: JUI-F chief


January 25th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 25 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has been playing a double game to save the Punjab government.The Daily ... Read more...

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Pakistan to discard ‘frontline state in war on terror’ tag


January 21st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21(ANI): Pakistan has decided to do away with the phrase 'frontline state in war against terrorism', which is frequently used by officials to stress the country's role in anti-terror efforts."Descriptions ... Read more...

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Nawaz demands timeframe for reform agenda implementation by Pak Govt


January 20th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has urged the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition government to give a timeframe for the implementation of his 10-point programme, which he ... Read more...

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PML-N has given grace period to PPP to implement 10-point agenda: Sanaullah


January 11th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 11(ANI): Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had given a grace period to the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government to implement the 10-point ... Read more...

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PPP gives in to PML-N’s charter of demands


January 10th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 10 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has bowed to the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) demands, thus bringing the three-day 'ultimatum' issued by the party to an end.A ... Read more...

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Now, fatwas demanding death for Sherry Rehman over Blasphemy Law softening stance


January 9th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 9 (ANI): Following the assassination of liberal politician Salmaan Taseer, it has been reported that fatwas are being issued against Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman, declaring her a ... Read more...

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Pakistan reverses fuel price hike


January 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Pakistan's beleaguered Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has caved in to political pressure and reversed controversial fuel price hikes, a move dubbed by the US a "mistake" ... Read more...

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Another setback to PPP-led Pak govt as JUI-F demands Gilani’s resignation


December 29th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Compounding the pressure on the PPP-led Pakistan government, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman made the call ... Read more...

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JUI-F hints at rejoining Pakistan People’s Party government


December 27th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 27(ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman has signalled that his party may rejoin the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government again if his demands were met.Addressing a JUI convention ... Read more...

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Zardari vows to be guarantor of Pakistan’s better future


December 26th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 26 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has vowed to be a guarantor of the better future of the country, saying the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government will create ... Read more...

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PPP puts IMF-backed tax regime on back burner due to “opposition by main parties”


December 22nd, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government has decided to put aside the controversial tax law for the time being, owing to the stiff opposition by almost all the ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif rules out joining anti-govt campaign, offers ‘olive branch’ to Zardari


December 17th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 17 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has once again offered an 'olive branch' to President Asif Ali Zardari, saying he is ready to cooperate with the ... Read more...

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Pakistan People’s Party fails to persuade JUI-F to rejoin ruling coalition


December 16th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 16(ANI): The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has failed to persuade Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman to change his stance regarding the sacking of JUI-F member and Science and ... Read more...

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Sharif ready to mend fences with Zardari, accepts banquet invite for Chinese premier


December 13th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.13 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari seems to have achieved some success in breaking the ice with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif, with the latter accepting the former's ... Read more...

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Asfandyar rejects WikiLeaks reports of Kayani offering him presidency


December 5th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 5(ANI): Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has dismissed whistle-blower website WikiLeaks' reports that said Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had offered him to become the ... Read more...

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Pak Army supports political set-up within constitutional limits: ISPR


December 4th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Dec 4(ANI): The Pakistan Army is pursuing a clear policy of supporting the country's political set-up within constitutional limits, and Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani respects all political leaderships, ... Read more...

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Kayani “most powerful man in Pakistan” despite civilian govt’s presence: Pak editorial


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 2 (ANI): Even in the presence of a civilian government in Pakistan, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is the "most powerful" man in the country, a Pakistani newspaper's ... Read more...

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“ANP chief declined Kayani’s offer to replace Zardari owing to lack of support”


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 2 (ANI): The Awami National Party (ANP) chief, Asfandyar Wali Khan, was offered the post of Pakistan president but he turned it down, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Information Minister Mian Iftikhar ... Read more...

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