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Don’t insult religion, says Pakistani PM


September 21st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Friday said freedom of expression could not be an excuse for insulting religious beliefs and inciting hatred.Speaking at an official ... Read more...

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Wives of Indian sailors thank Pakistan


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The wives of two Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates have thanked Pakistan for its role in negotiating their husbands' release, the Dawn reported Sunday.Madhu Sharma ... Read more...

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Process on to deliver Zardari’s donation to Ajmer shrine


July 30th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) More than three months after Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced a donation of Rs.5 crore to the Ajmer dargah during his visit to the ... Read more...

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India calls for Sarabjit’s release, upset at Pakistan’s U-turn (Roundup)


June 27th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's midnight U-turn on the release of Sarabjit Singh, suspected to have been done under pressure from its powerful military-ISI establishment, has not gone ... Read more...

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India renews request for Sarabjit’s release, awaits clear picture (Second Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan's midnight U-turn on the release of Sarabjit Singh, suspected to have been orchestrated by its powerful military establishment, has not gone down well ... Read more...

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India presses for Sarabjit’s release, awaits confirmation (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday renewed its request to Pakistan to release death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh after a midnight volte-face by Islamabad and said it was ... Read more...

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Free Sarabjit, Krishna ‘requests’ Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India Wednesday welcomed the release of Surjeet Singh from a Pakistani jail and renewed its "request" to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to also free ... Read more...

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Gilani pays lawyer for service


May 1st, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sent a thank you letter to his lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan along with a token fee of Rs.100 for ... Read more...

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Pond revered by Hindus drying up in Pakistan


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A pond considered sacred by Hindus abutting a 900-year-old temple complex in Pakistan is drying up after tubewells began supplying the water to a cement factory ... Read more...

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Chisty’s nightmare must end, says Pakistani daily


April 11th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) The "long nightmare" of Mohammad Khalil Chisty should end, said a daily after the 80-year-old Pakistani doctor was granted bail by India's Supreme Court.An ... Read more...

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Marx becoming relevant again: Tariq Ali


April 10th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Twenty-one years after the fall of the East Bloc, Karl Marx is becoming relevant to students of politics, economics and modern history across the world ... Read more...

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Zardari trip good but should fetch results: Analysts


April 6th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India to pray at the Sufi shrine at Ajmer Sharif is quite significant, said analysts in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Cross-LoC trade needs financial mechanisms: Omar


April 4th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said that cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade was not yielding any financial benefits to the state ... Read more...

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Can’t write letter against Zardari: Gilani’s counsel to court


March 21st, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) Appearing in a contempt of court case, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's counsel told the Supreme Court Wednesday that the government could not write ... Read more...

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When Zia-ul Haq was punished in Shimla


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) He was a Pakistani dictator feared by many, but there was a time when Zia-ul Haq found himself at the receiving end. The incident dates back ... Read more...

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Ijaz sticks to his coup claim in testimony from London (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) A Supreme Court appointed commission probing the memo scandal here Wednesday began recording the testimony of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key figure in the controversy, ... Read more...

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Pakistan fails to trace journalist’s killers


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to trace the killers of journalist Saleem Shahzad who was tortured before his body was dumped in a canal last year, a ... Read more...

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Mullen confirms Zardari feared military coup


November 17th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Mike Mullen, former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has confirmed the existence of a secret memo said to have been sent by ... Read more...

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Pakistani envoy offers to quit amid memo row


November 17th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan's ambassador to the US has offered to resign after being linked to a secret memo sent to Washington by President Asif Ali Zardari fearing a ... Read more...

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Dawood held in high esteem in Pakistan: Musharraf


November 16th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf has said that although he can't confirm gangster Dawood Ibrahim's presence in Pakistan, the suspected mastermind behind the 1993 ... Read more...

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Pakistan sees 100 percent rise in mental disorders


October 10th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) There has been almost a 100 percent increase in the number of cases of mental disorders in the past 10 years in Pakistan, say the experts.Insecurity, ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US ties a bad marriage: Experts


September 29th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan-US ties have come under considerable strain over an accusation that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's spy agency, was supporting the Haqqani terror network, but experts ... Read more...

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Lahore high court restrains Zardari from politics


May 12th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) The Lahore high court Thursday restrained Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari from taking part in political activities, Geo News reported.In its 33-page verdict, the court said ... Read more...

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Yes, I was embarrassed: Musharraf on Osama in Pakistan


May 7th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has frankly admitted he was "embarrassed" that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was staying in Abbottabad city where ... Read more...

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PCB sends legal notice to ICC on proposed amendments


May 3rd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 3(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has served a legal notice on the International Cricket Council (ICC) questioning the proposed amendments to the ICC constitution, as per reports of Daily ... Read more...

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LeT an enemy of Pakistan: Ghaffar Khan’s grandson


April 21st, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Asfandyar Wali Khan, grandson of legendary Pashtun leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and part of Pakistan's ruling coalition, said Thursday his country should not be ... Read more...

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Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s kin to visit India


April 20th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Afsandyar Wali Khan, a top leader of Pakistan's ruling coalition and grandson of legendary Pashtun leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, will be on a week-long ... Read more...

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Man accused of defaming Zardari online, hacking website sent to jail


April 16th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 16(ANI): A cyber crime case involving a man accused of publishing defamatory material against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and hacking a local website has been adjourned till May 11, ... Read more...

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Pakistan president’s website hacking case adjourned


April 14th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) A court here has adjourned the case of a man who hacked into the Pakistan president's website and uploaded material defaming Asif Ali Zardari.Additional Sessions Judge ... Read more...

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Sports and politics should be treated separately: Mukherjee


March 30th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar.30 (ANI): Ahead of the Word Cup semi final match between India and Pakistan on March 30, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said sports should not be mixed with politics.Referring ... Read more...

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Foreign secret agents freely roaming in Pakistan: Musharraf


March 25th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): Former Pakistan President and All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf has said that foreign secret agents are freely roaming in the country.Addressing the Pakistani community in ... Read more...

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Is the Pakistani Army getting ready to take over? (Part I)


January 7th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Jan.7 (ANI): Salman Taseer, the Governor of Pakistan Punjab is dead, killed by his own guard who, it is being said, could not tolerate his liberal views, ... Read more...

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Pakistani media embarrassed by fake WikiLeaks disclosures


December 10th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) The Pakistani media was in an acute embarrassing position Friday and offered apologies to the public after it published false stories about India based on fake ... 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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Zardari’s dual office case verdict will have far-reaching effects: LHC


November 25th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 25 (ANI): A full bench of the Lahore High Court has postponed the hearing of petitions against President Asif Zardari over dual office issue for further arguments to December 13, ... Read more...

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