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Rockets fired at Pakistani politician’s house


August 20th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The house of the chief of a Pakistani tribe, who is also a former member of the Balochistan provincial assembly, was attacked with rockets Monday, a ... Read more...

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Ostrich is animal, conclude legislators in Pakistan


July 20th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A Pakistani provincial assembly "in its (in)finite wisdom" has declared that an ostrich is not a bird but an animal, said a leading daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces possibility of disqualification: court


May 9th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani faces the possibility of being disqualified as a member of parliament for five years following his conviction of contempt ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily laments fate of acid attack victim


March 27th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) Pakistan should "save face" following the suicide of a Pakistani acid attack victim in Italy by ensuring that more women don't have to choose this way ... Read more...

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MQM to boycott Zardari’s address to parliament


March 16th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), a junior partner in Pakistan's ruling coalition, has said it will boycott President Asif Ali Zardari's address to the joint session ... Read more...

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13 killed in blast at Peshawar funeral (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 11 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed Sunday when a huge explosion ripped through a funeral prayer being held in Pakistan's Peshawar city. The deputy speaker of the ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician escapes bid on life, cop killed (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) One policeman died in northwest Pakistan Saturday when a suicide bomber attacked a convoy carrying a local politician.Aftab Ahmad Sherpao was returning from a public ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician survives suicide attack (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) A Pakistani politician had a miraculous escape but a policeman was killed and eight people were injured Saturday when a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician escapes bid on life (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) A Pakistani politician had a miraculous escape but a policeman was killed and eight people were injured Saturday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician escapes bid on life


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) A Pakistani politician had a miraculous escape but four people were injured Saturday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the leader's convoy in the ... 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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Meira Kumar surprised at Pakistanis’ love for Indians


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, who led a 17-member Indian parliamentary delegation to Pakistan, said she was "pleasantly shocked" to see the love of Pakistanis ... Read more...

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Pakistani officials refuse to visit NATO in Brussels


December 1st, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Government officials of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Thursday turned down an invitation to visit the NATO headquarters in Brussels in protest against the killing of ... Read more...

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Four seats for non-Muslim seats in Pakistan Senate


August 26th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Four seats for non-Muslims have been reserved in Pakistan's upper house of parliament.President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday signed an amendment to reserve four seats for ... Read more...

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Two killed in Karachi during PPP strike


March 11th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 11(ANI): At least two people were killed and several others wounded in gunfire incidents in Karachi as a strike called by the Pakistan People's Party was being observed across Sindh ... Read more...

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Congress will sort out standoff with DMK over seat sharing: Prakash Karat


March 6th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 6(ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday predicted that the Congress party would sort out its issues with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).Karat's comment ... Read more...

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Supporting or withdrawing support is usual political procedure: Mulayam


March 6th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Mar 6(ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said that supporting a party or withdrawing support is a regular political procedure.Mulayam's comment comes after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ... Read more...

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Lahore protests against terrorism, attacks on Sufi shrines


February 7th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.6 (ANI): A rally was staged in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, on Sunday, against militancy and attacks on Sufi shrines.Police said that over 10,000 people took part in ... Read more...

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Protect minorities, lawmakers ask Pakistan


February 1st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani parliamentarians have demanded immediate government action to curb crimes against minorities following the migration of a Hindu lawmaker to India and a string of kidnappings, including that ... Read more...

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Kirpan ban slammed by Canadian opposition, media


January 21st, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 21 (IANS) The opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) Thursday slammed the barring of four Sikhs with kirpans from entering the Quebec provincial assembly and demands for ban on ... Read more...

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Sikhs with kirpans denied entry to Quebec assembly


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 20 (IANS) The kirpan issue was to the fore once again in Canada Wednesday when four Sikhs were barred from entering the Quebec provincial assembly for carrying a ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Assembly condemns Taseer’s assassination


January 11th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 11(ANI): The Pakistan Punjab Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the assassination of Governor Salmaan Taseer.Taseer was assassinated by his bodyguard, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, when he was coming ... Read more...

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India-Canada ties to see boost in 2011


December 27th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 27 (IANS) It will be a big year for India in Canada in 2011. A nuclear deal signed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit here in June, ... Read more...

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PML-N to bring ‘Remove Taseer’ resolution in Punjab Assembly over ‘vanishing act’


December 10th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 10 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) has decided to introduce a resolution, seeking the removal of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in the Punjab Assembly, for his alleged misconduct and ... Read more...

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Mystery and intrigue behind Pak Punjab Governors’ ‘72-hr vanishing act’


December 9th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 9 (ANI): The whereabouts of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer became a subject of wild speculation in the Pakistani province after sources in the provincial government revealed that he had been ... Read more...

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Bengali director to make film on Mamta Banerjee


November 27th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Sankha GhoshKolkata, Nov.27 (ANI): A Bengali filmmaker has decided to make a film based on the political life of Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.Director Bidyut Sarkar will begin the ... Read more...

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Pakistani kids offer to sell themselves for mother’s surgery


November 26th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Four children in Pakistan's Punjab province have put up a banner outside their house that reads "children for sale" in a bid to raise fund for their mother's ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora asked to shun negativity


October 30th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil militant group turned political party has urged the Tamil diaspora to be "realistic" to achieve a better political deal now ... Read more...

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MQM wins Karachi by-poll as toll reaches 39 (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has triumphed in Sunday's by-election in Pakistan's financial hub Karachi where the toll in the spiralling violence has reached 39. ... Read more...

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MQM triumphs in Karachi by-poll


October 18th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has won the by-election in Pakistan's financial hub Karachi that saw 27 people being killed and over 60 injured in poll violence, a ... Read more...

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13 killed in violence ahead of Karachi by-polls


October 17th, 2010 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 40 injured in various incidents of violence hours ahead of the by-poll being held for an assembly seat in ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Assembly passes resolution against Musharraf


October 13th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 13 (ANI): The Punjab Assembly in Pakistan has unanimously passed a resolution condemning former president Pervez Musharraf.The resolution was passed in the assembly session on Tuesday, the Daily Times ... Read more...

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Musharraf should be tried, says provincial assembly in Pakistan


October 5th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf should not only be tried for violating the constitution, but also for getting Baloch leader Akbar Bugti killed and for staging the ... Read more...

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Canada’s first Indian-origin woman minister dead


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Vancouver, Sep 22 (IANS) New Delhi-born Sindi Hawkins (earlier Satinder Kaur Ahluwalia), who became the first Indian-origin provincial minister in Canada, died in Calgary Tuesday after a prolonged battle ... Read more...

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62 dead, 128 injured in Karachi violence (Lead, changing dateline)


August 4th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Karachi, Aug 4 (IANS) At least 62 people have died and 128 have been injured as angry mobs stalked the streets of Pakistan's largest and most volatile city in ... Read more...

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