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UNHCR seeks $33 mn for Pakistan flood victims


September 21st, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Geneva, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking $33.2 million to help the flood victims in Pakistan.UNHCR said the funds will be used to provide ... Read more...

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Power cuts darken Pakistan in Ramzan


August 4th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Power cuts continued in several cities and towns in all four provinces of Pakistan despite the government's assurances not to resort to load-scheduling during the holy ... Read more...

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Balochistan to lay 5,500 km of optic fibre cables


July 14th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) About 5,500 km of optic fibre cables will be laid in Pakistan's Balochistan province as part of a major telecommunication project.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Goan helping hand in Pakistan flood relief work


August 26th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Aug 26 (IANS) As help pours in for Pakistan's flood-affected areas, a small group of Pakistanis of Goan origin is networking to bring hope to some 20 million people ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir situation - Where do we go from here?


August 10th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)Take for example Azaad Kashmir. Pakistan has sold the idea that Azaad Kashmir is really azaad i.e. independent. Hence, the ordinary Kashmiri, shouting azaadi slogans thinks that he is going to be ... Read more...

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Pakistanis prefer instability to dictatorship: Survey


May 13th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) An overwhelming number of Pakistanis prefer the instability and insecurity of a democratically-elected government to stability and prosperity under a military dictatorship, a new survey has found. Seventy-three ... Read more...

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42 percent Pakistanis feel India responsible for Mumbai attack: poll


May 12th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) As many as 42 percent Pakistanis -- nearly every other citizen of the country -- hold India responsible for the Nov 26 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, according ... Read more...

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Straw house design used in Pakistan withstands violent shaking at quake lab


April 4th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): An innovative straw house design used in Pakistan by an engineer has withstood an earthquake-simulation shake table that involved violent shaking.The full-scale, 14-by-14-foot straw house, complete with gravel ... Read more...

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Pessimism growing among Pakistanis: poll


December 20th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Most Pakistanis have a dim view of their country's future and have no faith in the present government, an opinion poll says.According to the poll by the US-based ... Read more...

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Pakistans runaway brides handed over to their families


May 2nd, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 1 (ANI): Magistrates and police in various provinces of Pakistan have reportedly handed over more than two dozen women who were involved in an illegal bride trade to their ... Read more...

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Musharraf exit talk dismissed


February 25th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb.25 (ANI): Major General (retired) Rashid Qureshi, the spokesman of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, has rubbished rumours of the latter quitting office, or making a "graceful exit". Reacting to reports in domestic ... Read more...

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Vote counting begins in NWFP, adjacent areas


February 18th, 2008 - 9:07 pm ICT by admin
Peshawar, Feb 18 (ANI): Vote counting has started after polling concluded in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and adjacent tribal areas like other provinces of Pakistan.An explosion was reported at ... Read more...

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EU chief observer hopes Pakistan polls will be peaceful


February 18th, 2008 - 12:52 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Islamabad, Feb 17 (Xinhua) Michael Gahler, chief of the European Union election observation mission to Pakistan, Sunday expressed the hope that the parliamentary elections Monday will take place peacefully. "I hope that ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban declares cease-fire


February 6th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb.6 (ANI): Pakistani Taliban fighters have reportedly announced a ceasefire after months of clashes with security forces and suicide attacks in the country. Though a military spokesmen is yet to confirm ... Read more...

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Polls in parts of NWFP, FATA could be delayed: Pak Minister


February 5th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Feb.5 (ANI): Elections in parts of Pakistans volatile North West Frontier Province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) could be delayed, Information Minister Nisar Memon has said. Addressing a press conference ... Read more...

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US think tank urges world to convince Musharraf to step down


November 14th, 2007 - 8:37 am ICT by admin
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