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Pakistani PM faces walk of shame, says daily


August 9th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will have to undertake a "walk of shame" Aug 27 to the Supreme Court where he may be charged ... Read more...

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Pakistan tycoon dares apex court chief justice


June 14th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistani tycoon Malik Riaz, against whom contempt of court proceedings have been initiated after he accused Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of turning a blind ... 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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Stand up for the law, Pakistani daily tells speaker


May 16th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's fate was dependent on Pakistan speaker Fehmida Mirza's course of action, said a daily Wednesday, exhorting her to "stand up ... Read more...

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Days before 26/11, Zardari pledged reconciliation with India


April 7th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, coming here on a day-long trip Sunday, was the first Pakistani leader who promised a "no-first nuclear strike" against India, ... 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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Pakistan Senate polls come under cloud, says daily


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) The transparency of Pakistan's Senate polls have come under question after "charges of horse-trading and vote-buying" marred Friday's elections, said a daily.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Pakistan readies code of conduct for media


March 1st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan is preparing a code of conduct for the media, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, but journalists view the move with alarm.Awan ... Read more...

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No intention to curb media: Pakistani minister


February 28th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Pakistani government does not intend to impose curbs on the media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan assured after the media did not ... Read more...

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Controversy over plot to kill high court chief justice in Pakistan


September 18th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The controversy surrounding the alleged plot to assassinate chief justice of Lahore High Court Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif has thickened following allegations that the ... Read more...

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Shoot-at-sight orders in Karachi, toll reaches 85


August 6th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Aug 6 (IANS) Authorities have issued shoot-at-sight orders as ethnic violence triggered by the assassination of a politician in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi entered its fifth day, taking ... Read more...

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Major Pak parties concerned over PML-N’s ‘political romance’ with banned Sipah-e-Sahaba


March 15th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 15 (ANI): Pakistan's major political parties have expressed "serious concern" over PML-N's "political romance" with banned religious outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba - a step they said opposes Pakistan's policy on terrorism.The Daily ... Read more...

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‘30 percent’ chance of coup in Pakistan


May 8th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 8 (IANS) A top private risk analysis firm gave embattled Pakistan a three-in-ten chance of a military coup even before the latest offensive by Taliban rebels, according ... Read more...

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Nawaz demands FIR against Benazir’s killers


March 8th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 8, (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has demanded that the government should immediately register an FIR for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and nab the culprits involved ... Read more...

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Parliament tO decide powers of president, prime minister: Gilani


January 14th, 2009 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the parliament will decide on the balance of power between the president and premier, GEO TV reported.He made the ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban to target Zardari, his allies


November 27th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Nov 27 (ANI): The Pakistan unit of the Taliban, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is planning to target Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his allies for their pro-American stance, said ... Read more...

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Reiterate India’s position on Jammu and Kashmir: Advani


October 10th, 2008 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's senior leader L.K. Advani Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to reiterate India's position on Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan following ... Read more...

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Pakistan ruling coalition denies rift over judges


August 20th, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan's ruling coalition denied Wednesday it was split over the restoration of Supreme Court judges sacked nine months ago and said an announcement giving them their jobs back ... Read more...

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Picking new Pakistani president a challenge


August 18th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Picking a new president is the biggest challenge facing the ruling coalition in Pakistan after Pervez Musharraf Monday resigned as head of state.The office has to be filled ... Read more...

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Pakistan ruling coalition begins Musharraf impeachment


August 11th, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) The ruling coalition Monday began the process to impeach President Pervez Musharraf by charging him with abrogating the constitution, dismissing an elected government and damaging the ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army will not support Musharraf: Sheikh Rashid


August 9th, 2008 - 10:02 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.9 (ANI): Pakistan''s Army will not support President Pervez Musharraf should he decide to dissolve Parliament using Article 58(2b) of the Constitution, the country''s former Railway Minister and now Awami ... Read more...

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Pakistan senate tells sports chiefs to quit


July 28th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 28 (IANS) Pakistan's Senate Monday gave an August 20 deadline to senior officials of several national sports federations to quit office as they have already completed a maximum of two ... Read more...

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Win people’s trust, Musharraf urges Pakistani government


July 25th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) In a bid to regain his flagging authority, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has urged the uneasy ruling coalition to win the people's confidence to cope with the country's ... Read more...

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PML-N ministers may quit as deadlock persists(Intro Roundup)


May 12th, 2008 - 1:41 am ICT by admin
By Muhammad Najeeb and Dipankar De Sarkar Islamabad/London, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan's fragile ruling coalition was facing collapse after a US official's last-ditch mediation Sunday failed to help break the deadlock on ... Read more...

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Musharraf ready for dilution of powers, but wants to stay President with dignity


May 4th, 2008 - 10:06 am ICT by admin
Islamabad , May 4 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly indicated that he would agree to diluting some of his powers provided he was allowed to stay on with dignity ... Read more...

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Pak law minister says no confrontation with Presidency on judges issue


April 28th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Apr 28 (ANI): Pakistan Law Minister Farooq Naek has said that there would be no confrontation between the political forces and the Presidency over the judges restoration issue.He urged upon ... Read more...

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Burney files fresh mercy plea for Sarabjit


April 21st, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 21 (ANI): Pakistans former Human Rights Minister Ansar Burney on Monday filed a fresh mercy petition to President Pervez Musharraf seeking clemency for Indian national Sarabjit Singh, sentenced to ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ruling coalition to reinstate deposed judges


April 15th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Islamabad, April 15 (Xinhua) The heads of Pakistan's ruling coalition parties Tuesday reiterated their commitment to reinstating judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf in November, a coalition spokesman said. Asif Ali Zardari, ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ruling coalition decides on key ministries


March 25th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Islamabad, March 25 (Xinhua) Pakistan's ruling coalition has reached a consensus on five major ministries, one of which, the foreign ministry, would go to Shah Mehmood Qureshi of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), ... Read more...

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Fahmida Mirza to become first woman Speaker of Pakistan National Assembly


March 18th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Tuesday nominated Fahmida Mirza for the post of Speaker of National Assembly. She will be the first woman to hold this ... Read more...

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New Pakistan parliament convenes


March 17th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 17 (ANI): The new Parliament in Pakistan was convened on Monday, with 328 members of the National Assembly taking oath.The Speaker of the outgoing National Assembly, Ameer Hussain Chaudhry, ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new Parliament to convene today


March 17th, 2008 - 10:03 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 17 (ANI): Pakistan's new Parliament will convene today when newly elected members will take oath.At stake are the future course and political stability of the nation of 160 ... Read more...

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New Pakistan Government plans to release all political prisoners


March 13th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 13 (ANI): A senior Pakistan Peoples Party leader has said that the new Pakistan Government plans to pardon all political prisoners after it assumes charge of the administration. The Government ... Read more...

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JUI-F joining ensures majority for PPP-PML (N)-ANP alliance


March 10th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 10 (ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) decision to join hands with the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has all but ensured a two-thirds majority for them in ... Read more...

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Pakistan facing a period of governmental instability: Grare


February 20th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.20 (ANI): Pakistan faces governmental instability following parliamentary elections, as the leading opposition parties face a decision on whether to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, claims Frederic Grare, a South Asia expert ... Read more...

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