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Ending concurrent list a big step: Pakistan PM


June 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Abolition of the constitution's concurrent list is a major step towards provincial autonomy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said the cabinet ... Read more...

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Intifada or not - Kashmir defies definitions (Part-I)


August 25th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Aug.25 (ANI): The recent spurt in violence in a few districts of the Kashmir Valley is being termed as an Intifada by many journalists. Perhaps because they perceive ... Read more...

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UN report on Benazir’s murder incomplete: Pak minister


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 3 (ANI): The UN commission's report on the assassination of Pakistan's former premier Benazir Bhutto is still incomplete, according to Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar.Talking to journalists in Gujrat, ... Read more...

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Musharraf plotted Benazir’s assassination: Talal Bugti


April 9th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.9 (ANI): Top Baloch leader and Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) chief Nawab Talal Bugti has blamed former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf for Benazir Bhutto's assassination, saying the autocratic ruler ... Read more...

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Qadir Baloch calls for detailed probe to catch Bughti’s killers


February 8th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 8 (ANI): Former Balochistan Governor and ex-corps commander Lt-Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch has called for a detailed probe into the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.The News ... Read more...

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No rift between PPP, PML-N over President’s constitutional amnesty : Gilani


January 30th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.30 (ANI) : Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has rejected reports about differences between the Pakistan People Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) over the issue of ... Read more...

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Bomb wounds police chief in Pakistan


January 26th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (DPA) A roadside bomb injured a senior police chief and three other people Tuesday in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan, police said. Fareed Shah, chief of the Jaffarabad district, was ... Read more...

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US can do ‘whatever it pleases’ as it is paying money to Pak : Baloch governor


December 6th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Dec.6 (ANI): Balochistan Governor Zulfiqar Magsi has said Pakistan has no right to criticise the US for the drone strikes along the lawless Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and added that Washington can do ... Read more...

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Govt. will have to take ‘tough’ decisions to pull country out of turmoil: Gilani


July 11th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 11 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the government would have to take some 'tough' decisions to pull the country out of the current turbulent situation.Talking ... Read more...

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Autonomy can only pacify deteriorating situation in Balochistan


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 22 (ANI): Pakistani lawmakers are of the view that only provincial autonomy could pacify the deteriorating situation in Balochistan and wipe out the sense of deprivation among smaller provinces.The lawmakers ... Read more...

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Senior UN official abducted, driver killed in Pakistan (Lead)


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Quetta, Feb 2 (IANS) A senior official of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was kidnapped Monday by some unidentified gunmen in southwestern Pakistan.The police said the kidnappers opened fire on ... Read more...

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UN official kidnapped in Pakistan


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (DPA) Unidentified gunmen Monday kidnapped a senior official of the United Nations refugee agency in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, the police said.The kidnappers intercepted the vehicle of the ... Read more...

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Landmark changes proposed in Pakistan’s constitution


January 13th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan's constitution could see revolutionary changes with the country's provinces being given greater autonomy and the federal government responsible only for defence, foreign affairs and finance if a ... Read more...

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One killed, seven injured in latest Quetta blast


January 3rd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta (Balochistan, Pakistan), Jan.3 (ANI): One person was killed and seven others injured in a blast at the Mastoong Bazar Chowk here on Saturday. Saturday''s blasts indicate that violence in Balochistan ... Read more...

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Bugti links end to attacks with autonomy


December 28th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 28 (ANI): Jamhoori Watan Party chief Nawab Talal Akbar Bugti has said that subversive activities in Pakistan cannot be stopped without ensuring provincial autonomy. The Baloch leader said that his ... Read more...

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Frontier Houses renamed as Pakhtunkhwa Houses


December 16th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec.16 (ANI): The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Government on Tuesday decided to rename all Frontier Houses owned by provincial government as Pakhtunkhwa Houses. A Geo News report said that a ... Read more...

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Blast at rally injures 30 in Pakistan (Lead)


August 26th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) At least 30 people were injured Tuesday when a bomb ripped through a political rally by nationalist tribesmen in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, officials said.The bombing occurred ... Read more...

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38 killed as Pakistani forces clamp down on rebels


July 21st, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, July 21 (DPA) Clashes between paramilitary troops and militants left at least 38 people dead and dozens injured in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan, media reports said Monday. Fighting broke out ... Read more...

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1 killed, 11 injured in Quetta blast


July 4th, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, July 4 (ANI): A minor girl was killed and 11 others were injured in a bomb blast, which took place at Mannan roundabout on Jinnah Road in Quetta today.The bomb ... Read more...

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‘Spectre of dismemberment over Pakistan’


June 22nd, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) The Pakistani government should heed the dire warning of a senior parliamentarian that the country faced "another dismemberment" if its provinces didn't receive their fair share of developmental ... Read more...

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Pak govts apathy towards Balochistan may lead to demand for a separate state


June 18th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 18 (ANI): If the federal government in Pakistan doesnt grant autonomy to Balochistan and continues to treat its people in the way it has treated them as in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan releases rebel nationalist leader


May 9th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, May 9 (DPA) Pakistani authorities Friday released a nationalist and senior rebel leader, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, as part of reconciliatory efforts to end violence in the insurgency-hit south-western province of Balochistan. ... Read more...

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Pak PM says NA will decide working ties with President


May 5th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin
Multan, May 5 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that matters relating to the Presidency will be handled constitutionally and the issue of forging a working relationship with ... Read more...

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Zardari to convene all party meet to address problems of Balochistan


April 21st, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 21 (ANI): To discuss problems and grievances of the people of Balochistan, PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari will convene an All Parties Conference (APC) in the next 10 days, ... Read more...

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Pak Parliament to resolve judicial crisis, says Gilani


April 7th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 7 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the judicial crisis will be resolved by the Parliament.During a meeting with a delegation of notables from ... Read more...

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PPP for end of military operation in Balochistan, provincial autonomy


February 24th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 24 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party on Sunday expressed its desire for an end to military operations against rebels in Balochistan and also called for the release of all political ... Read more...

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