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Parents stop sending girls to school in Pakistani Punjab


September 10th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) People in a village in Pakistan's Punjab province have stopped sending their daughters to a school after it was merged with a boys' institute, saying co-education ... Read more...

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Pakistan visit fruitful, says Krishna (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday described his three-day visit to Pakistan as "fruitful".Talking to the media after arriving at Allama Iqbal International Airport for ... Read more...

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Pakistan visit fruitful: Krishna (Second Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna described as "fruitful" his three-day visit to Pakistan that he wrapped-up Sunday.Talking to the media after arriving at Allama Iqbal ... Read more...

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Seven killed, 80 injured in Pakistan road accident


August 29th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and around 80 injured in a head-on collision between two buses on a highway in Pakistan's Punjab province early Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Cameron wants Pakistan to act on British family’s murder


August 28th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister David Cameron is putting pressure on the Pakistan government to ensure that justice was done to a visiting British family which was killed ... Read more...

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Mobile services restored in Pakistan (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Mobile phone services, which were suspended in Pakistan ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr to thwart possible terror attacks on markets and congregations, were restored Monday after a 14-hour ... Read more...

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Kamra airbase attackers were Pakistanis: Malik


August 19th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the plan to destabilise the country will be foiled, as he revealed that the nine attackers of Kamra ... Read more...

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Pakistani panel to probe airbase attack


August 17th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force has formed a five-member committee to probe the terror attack at Kamra airbase, a media report said Friday.Pakistan Air Force chief, Air ... Read more...

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Pakistan army faces militancy problem: Daily


August 17th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army appears to have a militancy problem that is "hidden from the public because investigations and court martials are often carried out in secret", ... Read more...

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Nine militants killed in Pakistan air base attack (Third Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Nine militants were killed Thursday in Pakistan's Punjab province after they attacked a key airbase of the country. Banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) later claimed ... Read more...

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Eight die in terror attack on Pakistani airbase (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Six militants and two security personnel were killed when heavily armed terrorists Thursday morning mounted a brazen attack on an airbase in Pakistan's Punjab province, military ... Read more...

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Zardari wants Punjab broken up


July 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has promised to break up Punjab and create a new province of Janoobi (South) Punjab.The Associated Press of Pakistan quoted him as ... Read more...

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Pakistani man buries daughter alive


July 14th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been arrested for burying his day-old daughter alive over her 'ugly' face, Geo News reported.Police arrested Chand Khan after ... Read more...

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Mob killing man for blasphemy shocks Pakistani daily


July 6th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) A man accused of blasphemy was snatched from the police and killed by a mob in Pakistan's Punjab province, an incident that prompted a daily to ... Read more...

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Top priority to resolving power crisis: Pakistani PM


June 29th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) The resolution of the electricity crisis is a top priority of the government and all available resources were being utilised to overcome power outages, Prime Minister ... 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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Pakistan frees 311 Indian prisoners


June 27th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's fate may have plunged into further uncertainity, but India still has some reason to cheer. Pakistan Wednesday freed 311 Indian ... 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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300 obese Pakistani cops removed from field jobs


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) A total of 324 policemen having a waistline of more than 38 inches will no longer be allowed to carry out field jobs in Pakistan's Punjab ... Read more...

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350 Sikhs reach Pakistan for Ranjit Singh anniversary


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Around 350 Sikh pilgrims from India have arrived in Pakistan by a special train to observe the 173rd death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.The Sikhs left ... Read more...

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Zardari fields Shahabuddin for Pakistan PM’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has formally named former textiles minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for the post ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Shahabuddin for prime minister’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The parliamentary committee of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Wednesday chose senior party leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its nominee for the post of country's new prime ... Read more...

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Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful Makhdoom Shahabuddin - a brief profile


June 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Senior PPP leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin has been short-listed as one of the candidates for Pakistan prime minister's post following a Supreme Court ruling disqualifying Yousuf ... Read more...

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One killed in Pakistan violence over electricity


June 19th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) At least one person was killed and six others were injured in clashes between protesters and a politician's security guards in Pakistan's Punjab province Monday, as ... Read more...

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Riots in Pakistan over power cuts


June 18th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Riots broke out in Pakistan Sunday over long hours of power cuts.Police fired tear gas shells and baton charged to disperse protesters in several cities of ... Read more...

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Pakistani child killed in firecracker blast


June 16th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy was killed in a Pakistani town by a firecracker explosion during a wedding ceremony, Daily Times reported.The accident occurred in Punjab province's Amjad ... Read more...

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Germany to help Pakistan set up prosecutors’ academy


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) A German organisation will help set up an academy for prosecutors with international trainers in Pakistan's Punjab province.The Punjab prosecution department and police Saturday signed an ... Read more...

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15 dead, 30 wounded in Pakistan bus accident


May 26th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) At least 15 people, including three women and a child, were killed and 30 others injured when a speeding bus overturned in Pakistan's Punjab province, police ... Read more...

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25 cellphones seized from Pakistani jail


May 21st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) At least 25 cellphones have been recovered from different barracks of a Pakistan jail during a search operation, Online news agency reported Monday. The phones were ... Read more...

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Pakistani CM joins protests against federal government


May 11th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 11 (IANS) Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, joined protesters who were upset with power outages and raised slogans against the federal government.Shahbaz Sharif said ... Read more...

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Seven die in Pakistan school roof collapse


May 7th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Seven students were killed and over 35 injured Monday when the roof of their school collapsed in Pakistan's Punjab province, said officials.The incident took place in ... Read more...

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Bomb found in Pakistan train


April 25th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) A powerful bomb was found Tuesday night in a bag on a Peshawar-bound passenger train in eastern Pakistan.Experts defused the bomb at the Attock railway station ... Read more...

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Pakistani student commits suicide


April 1st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A student of Class VIII committed suicide in Pakistan's Punjab province after failing in his examinations for a second time.Jameel, a resident of Arifwala town, hung ... Read more...

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Gilani grants Rs.6 bn for overcoming power crisis


March 30th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ordered the finance ministry to release Rs.6 billion ($66 million) to the water and power ministry for overcoming ... Read more...

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