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Pakistan assures diplomats’ safety at ‘all cost’


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) As a large number of people created a ruckus near Islamabad's diplomatic enclave Thursday while staging a protest over an anti-Islam US film, the Pakistani government ... Read more...

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36 injured in anti-Islam film protest in Islamabad (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 36 people, including policemen, suffered injuries near the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad Thursday and the army had to be called in to contain a ... Read more...

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25 injured in Islamabad protests over anti-Islam film (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 25 people, including 15 policemen, were injured in the Pakistani capital and the army had to be called in to contain a massive protest ... Read more...

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Abattoir without drainage built in Pakistan


July 9th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) A brand new abattoir faces closure in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city as the authorities forgot to build a drainage system.The abattoir is on the verge of closure ... Read more...

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Pakistan power protests cause damage worth millions


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Enraged over the ongoing power crisis, people in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city have destroyed infrastructure and inflicted a loss of around Rs.8.5 million to the government.At least ... Read more...

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Rawalpindi women can now stroll in schools


June 15th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Resident women in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city can now enjoy their evenings taking a leisurely stroll in their neighbourhood schools where playgrounds have been converted into parks.Under ... Read more...

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People search for burial space in Rawalpindi


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) People in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city are finding it difficult to bury their dead as they say there is not enough space left for their loved ones ... Read more...

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Pakistani plane with 127 on board crashes, no survivors (Third Lead)


April 21st, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A passenger plane carrying 127 people crashed in stormy weather and burst into flames while approaching Pakistan's Islamabad airport Friday evening. There were no reports ... Read more...

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Pakistani transvestites get identity cards


January 26th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Transvestites in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city are getting computerised national identity cards following a fiat by the Supreme Court.The National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) has started issuing ... Read more...

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Rawalpindi has no diesel to run its trains


November 29th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Trains may not run from Pakistan's Rawalpindi city from Tuesday as their engines don't have diesel.The daily Dawn said that trains from Rawalpindi are likely to ... Read more...

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Over 120 shops gutted in Pakistan


November 19th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A massive fire gutted at least 127 shops in a market in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city, a media report said Saturday. The blaze, which began Friday night ... Read more...

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Pakistani schoolboy dies after punishment


September 20th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A schoolboy in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city died after doing multiple sit-ups as punishment for not doing his homework.Meher Ali fell down the stairs and died Monday ... Read more...

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5.5 magnitude quake strikes Pakistan


August 27th, 2011 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan's Rawalpindi city among various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the wee hours Saturday, Geo News ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant against Musharraf reissued in Benazir case


June 11th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) The Rawalpindi anti-terrorist court (ATC) Saturday reissued an arrest warrant against former president Pervez Musharraf in former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination case, The Dawn ... Read more...

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Pak court directs FIA to implement Musharraf’s arrest warrant in BB murder case


April 9th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, April 9(ANI): A special Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi has directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to implement its orders to arrest former president Pervez Musharraf in connection with the ... Read more...

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Former Rawalpindi police officers released on bail in Benazir assassination case


April 8th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, April 8(ANI): Former Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz and Superintendent Police (SP) Khurram Shahzad have been released on bail in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.The two officers were ... Read more...

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Pakistani court adjourns hearing of Mumbai terror-attack case


February 26th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A special anti-terrorism trial court in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city Saturday adjourned the hearing of the 26/11 Mumbai terror-attack case till March 5.The public prosecutor of the Federal Investigation ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf (Second Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) A Pakistani court has ordered arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf and directed him to appear before it Feb 19 on the charge that, though he knew ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf (Lead)


February 12th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) A court has issued a warrant for the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf on charges that he was aware that former premier Benazir Bhutto was to ... Read more...

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Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf


February 12th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has issued a warrant for arrest of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf in the assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a ... Read more...

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Benazir killing: Malik in dark about Musharraf being named accused


February 8th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik did not know that former president Pervez Musharraf was to be included in the list of accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination ... Read more...

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Musharraf named as accused in Bhutto’s assassination case


February 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 7(ANI): Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has added the name of former President Pervez Musharraf to the list of accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case.Musharraf's name was revealed ... Read more...

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Musharraf is now an accused in Benazir killing


February 7th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf's name was Monday included in the list of accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, a media report said.Musharraf's name was added ... Read more...

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Benazir assassination probe: Pak ATC extends remand of detained police duo


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 22(ANI): In the latest development in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case, a special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Pakistan has extended the physical remand of two former police officials, Saud ... Read more...

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Benazir murder probe: No clue about cell phones used by cop on December 27, 2007


January 21st, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21(ANI): Saud Aziz, the then Rawalpindi police chief when former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on December 27, 2007, has refused to hand over his mobile phone ... Read more...

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Benazir Bhutto assassination probe should have started from Musharraf: Aitzaz Ahsan


December 25th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 25 (ANI): The investigation into former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination should have started from former president Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan has said.Talking ... Read more...

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Benazir Bhutto murder: Musharraf sent questionnaire (Lead)


December 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pervez Musharraf has been sent a questionnaire by the interior ministry regarding the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, when he was the president.Dawn ... Read more...

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Musharraf sent questionnaire on Benazir Bhutto murder


December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has been sent a questionnaire by the interior ministry regarding the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.Dawn reported Friday that ... Read more...

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Racing car rams into crowd, kills four in Pakistan


December 5th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A racing event in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city Sunday evening turned tragic when a car lost control and rammed into the crowd, killing at least four ... Read more...

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A Pakistan school runs in graveyard


October 27th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Believe it or not, a government primary school in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city is run at a graveyard. And the school shuts whenever a body is brought for burial.The ... Read more...

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A Briton who spreads knowledge in Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) From the plains of Punjab province to the rugged mountains in Waziristan, a former British major has been spreading knowledge for more than 60 years ... Read more...

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Ex-Pakistan president Farooq Leghari dead


October 20th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari, who dismissed Benazir Bhutto's government in 1996, is dead. He was 70.Leghari died in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city early Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Pakistan court given Times Square bomber’s friends list


October 19th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A list of friends of Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American who attempted to bomb Times Square in New York in May, has been submitted to a court in ... Read more...

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For plot to kill Musharraf, six get life imprisonment (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) An anti-terrorist court in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city Tuesday sentenced six men to life imprisonment for plotting to carry out a suicide attack to kill former ... Read more...

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Mohammad Aamer, a cricket star so near yet so far


August 29th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.29 (ANI): Nobody has illuminated the 2010 cricket summer more than Pakistan's 18-year-old left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Aamer.This teenage tyro has taken England by storm, but now, there is a ... Read more...

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