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Pakistan politically paralysed: Daily


January 16th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The government must provide a road map to get democracy back on track in Pakistan which is "near paralysed politically", said a leading daily, adding ... Read more...

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No need for trust vote: Pakistani PM


January 13th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday asserted that he does not need to take a trust vote in parliament.Gilani's remark while addressing the national assembly ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US ties: Sherry Rehman meets Clinton


January 12th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Pakistan's new ambassador to America Sherry Rehman has discussed Islamabad's troubled ties with Washington at a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.The hour-long ... Read more...

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Don’t allow hawks to take over Pakistan: Daily


January 12th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) "Trigger-happy hawks" should not be allowed to take control of a situation that is already spinning out of control in Pakistan, a daily said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda forms 200-strong force: Report


December 30th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Dec 30 (IANS/AKI) Al Qaeda has sent experienced militants to Libya in an effort to form an armed group amid the fighting that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, CNN reported, citing ... Read more...

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China reiterates support to Pakistan’s sovereignty


December 27th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) China Monday reiterated its firm support to Pakistan's endeavour to uphold its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.The assurance came during the three-day visit of Chinese President ... Read more...

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Pakistani information minister quits over PPP ‘attitude’ (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan tendered her resignation during a cabinet meeting Sunday while expressing her disappointment over the "attitude" of the Pakistan Peoples ... Read more...

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Pakistan military hid Osama in Abbottabad: Ex-army chief


December 24th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistani military had harboured Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with the knowledge of former president General Pervez Musharraf, former army chief General Ziauddin Butt ... Read more...

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‘Spectre of army, government clash haunts Pakistan’


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The spectre of a clash between the army and the government is haunting Pakistan and any deviation from the constitution will have "extremely threatening implications ... Read more...

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No control over army and ISI, admits Pakistan government


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan's defence ministry does not have operational control over the military and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the ministry has admitted in the Supreme Court.The Ministry of ... Read more...

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Pakistan has 10 women ambassadors


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Ten Pakistani missions are headed by women ambassadors, said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.Khar informed the National Assembly in a written reply Wednesday that out of ... Read more...

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No more Abbottabad-like incidents, Gilani tells US


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan wants new rules of engagement with the US and an assurance of "no Abbottabad-like unilateral action in future", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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US job was thankless assignment: Haqqani


December 20th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Former Pakistani envoy to the US Hussain Haqqani has said that his job as an ambassador was a "tough and thankless assignment".Haqqani was asked to deal ... Read more...

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Sack ISI chief, says petition in Pakistan court


December 20th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's spy agency chief, General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, should be sacked, a petition filed in the Supreme Court has demanded.Jameel Ahmed, Communist Party of Pakistan chairman, ... Read more...

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No chance of martial law in Pakistan: Gilani


December 20th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) There would be no martial law in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said in an apparent bid to dispel rumours of a military ... Read more...

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When Kayani spoke `by chance’ with Zardari


December 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, spoke "by chance" with an ailing Asif Ali Zardari, their first conversation since the president abruptly flew ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army is pro-democracy, assures Gilani


December 18th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Rejecting the notion of any clash between the government and army or judiciary, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the army as well as the ... Read more...

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Woman facilitated Karachi navy base attack, say police


December 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The widow of a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) member had facilitated the attack on a key Pakistan Navy base in Karachi in May this year, said ... Read more...

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US in no hurry to cut aid to Pakistan


December 14th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) A day after a Congressional panel agreed to freeze $700 million in American aid to Pakistan, the US has made clear that it was in no ... Read more...

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`Pakistan ready to communicate with coalition forces’


December 14th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General John Allen said Pakistan has showed signs of resuming communication exchange that was stopped after a NATO airstrike that ... Read more...

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No compromise on sovereignty: Pakistan PM


December 14th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan will not compromise on sovereignty and national honour, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani Tuesday said that under no circumstances could Pakistan accept ... Read more...

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Let’s go beyond the anger: US envoy to Pakistan


December 13th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) The NATO airstrikes that left two dozen Pakistani soldiers dead was a terrible tragedy, US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said while stressing that both ... Read more...

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US hopes to patch up with Pakistan


December 13th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) A top US official has expressed confidence that the United States and Pakistan can patch up their differences, stressing that restoring the strained relationship was critical ... Read more...

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Pakistan army chief, PM discuss national security


December 10th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani discussed matters of national security with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following a NATO airstrike that left ... Read more...

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Zardari will return, says family; no coup, says US


December 8th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The US discounted rumours of a "silent coup" against embattled President Asif Ali Zardari, who abruptly left for Dubai over a heart ailment, and Prime ... Read more...

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Zardari left though army doctors said he was fine: report


December 7th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari flew out to Dubai over a heart condition despite Pakistan Army doctors declaring him completely fit, said a media report.The News International ... Read more...

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US welcomes Gilani comment seeking good ties


December 6th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The US has welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's comment that Islamabad seeks to have good ties with Washington and wants to enhance its ... Read more...

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No repetition of attack on Pakistani soldiers: US


December 6th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The US would ensure there is no repetition of incidents like the Nov 26 attack that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead, US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron ... Read more...

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A peep into Pakistan, specially for Indians (IANS Book Review)


December 6th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Pakistan - Identity and Destiny"; Author: Javed Jabbar; Publisher: Har-Anand; Price: Rs.495; Pages: 191Here's a three-time former Pakistani minister trying to help Indian readers better understand his country. The ... Read more...

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Islamic militancy emanates from Pakistan: Daily


December 5th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The review of Pakistan's security paradigm should start with Islamic militancy that emanates from within the country, a leading Pakistani daily has said while noting ... Read more...

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NATO attack leaves many, many unanswered questions: Khar


December 1st, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) The NATO attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers "leaves many, many unanswered questions", Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said.Khar told the US National Public Radio ... Read more...

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Pakistan blocks BBC


November 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has blocked the BBC over a documentary that questions Islamabad's commitment to the war against terror, the broadcaster said.BBC said that Pakistani cable television ... Read more...

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Zardari, US envoy discuss ties


November 30th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) US Ambassador Cameron Munter met President Asif Ali Zardari and discussed Pakistan-US bilateral relations that have been considerably strained following Saturday's NATO airstrike that killed 24 ... Read more...

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Pakistan sends notice to US to vacate airbase


November 30th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has sent a notice to the US to vacate the Shamsi airbase that is used to launch drone attacks, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said, ... Read more...

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Attack on Pakistani soldiers smacks of US arrogance: Daily


November 29th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) The NATO attack that left over two dozen Pakistani soldiers dead smacks of the "arrogance of a superpower", said a Pakistani daily. It noted that ... Read more...

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