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Top Pakistani Taliban commander shot dead


October 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Maulvi Muhammad Iftikhar, a top Pakistani Taliban commander, has been shot dead while he was travelling in a car in northwest Pakistan, Xinhua reported.He was ... Read more...

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SC petition filed for ‘red warrants’ against Musharraf in Bugti case


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 22(ANI): Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti, Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) chief and son of Nawab Akbar Bugti, has filed a petition in the Pakistan Supreme Court seeking arrest of the ... Read more...

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One killed in Pakistan suicide attack (Third lead)


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS/AKI) At least one person was killed and three injured when the suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a naval compound here Wednesday, officials said. Militants ... Read more...

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Islamabad bombings mastermind arrested: Police


November 20th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) The alleged mastermind of the suicide attacks on the World Food Programme office and on a police helpline office here has been arrested, police said Friday. Briefing reporters, Islamabad ... Read more...

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Attack on GHQ has demoralised common man in Pakistan (Part II)


October 14th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)There should have been a committee set up to investigate what went wrong; and how it could be avoided in future. We know it won't happen. Last time it was Prime ... Read more...

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Betullah Mehsud still alive, claims close aide


August 8th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 8 (ANI): A lieutenant of Pakistan's enemy no. 1 Baitullah Mehsud on Saturday rejected reports of the Pak-Taliban chief's death in a US drone strike.BBC quoted Commander Hakimullah ... Read more...

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Madrassas becoming substitute of schools for Pak girls


May 16th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 16 (ANI): With almost 1,900 registered madrassas for girls in the country, Pakistan is experiencing a boom in female madrassas due to the failures of the public education system.The ... Read more...

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Swat situation, a reaction to Lal Masjid operation, says chief cleric Aziz


May 4th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): The recently released controversial cleric of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque), Maulana Abdul Aziz, has said that whatever situation has emerged in the troubled areas of Swat, Buner ... Read more...

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Lal Masjid chief defiantly calls for imposition of Islamic law in Pak


April 17th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.17 (ANI): The head of the radical Lal Masjid (Red Mosque), which was stormed by Pakistani troops in 2007, led thousands of his followers in a Friday prayer meeting and called ... Read more...

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Hardline cleric vows to bring Islamic sharia to Pakistan


April 17th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (DPA) A pro-Taliban cleric reiterated his pledge Friday to struggle "till death" for enforcement of Islamic sharia law across Pakistan, asking his supporters to be ready for sacrifices. "The ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Red Mosque cleric freed (Lead)


April 16th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 16 (DPA) Pakistani authorities Thursday freed Maulana Abdul Aziz, the hard-line cleric of Islamabad's Red Mosque, a day after the Supreme Court granted him bail. Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad Asadullah Faiz ... Read more...

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Anti-terror court frees former Lal Masjid cleric


April 16th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court granted him bail, an anti-terror court Thursday freed Maulana Abdul Aziz, the former cleric of the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) who had ... Read more...

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Pakistan Supreme Court grants bail to Lal Masjid cleric


April 15th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (DPA) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday granted bail to a radical cleric who incited a standoff with security forces at Islamabad's Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) and adjoining seminary nearly two ... Read more...

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Blast in Colombo, two wounded (Lead)


January 3rd, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 3 (IANS) Two people were wounded in a minor bomb explosion near the Red Mosque in Colombo Saturday evening, defence sources said.Two vehicles were also damaged in the blast around ... Read more...

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Weapons seized in Pakistan’s Red Mosque stolen


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (Xinhua) A large quantity of weapons that were seized during a raid at the Red Mosque in the Pakistani capital last year had been stolen from a heavily guarded ... Read more...

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Zardari can become US Prez if he marries Palin and she dies leaving behind a will!


October 9th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 9 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardaris flirting with Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin at the UN General Assembly session last month has become the talk of the town ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban admit kidnapping two Chinese engineers (Lead, Changing Dateline)


September 2nd, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (DPA) Taliban militants in Pakistan Tuesday claimed they have abducted two Chinese engineers in the northwest region of the country."They are right now in our custody. We kidnapped them ... Read more...

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Two terror-linked madarassas re-opened in bid to get Zardari radical Islamic votes


September 2nd, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Sept 2 (ANI): In a surprising move, barely a few hours after the Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI), a pro-Taleban group, pledged its support for PPPs presidential candidate Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Petition before Islamabad HC for putting Musharrafs name on Exit Control List


August 19th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 19 (ANI): A human rights body in Pakistan has reportedly filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court demanding that the name of former President Pervez Musharraf must ... Read more...

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Najam Sethi receives death threat from Pak militants for publishing cartoon


July 26th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Najam Sethi, chief editor of the Daily Times, one of Pakistans most respected English language newspapers, has received death threats from militant groups for publishing a cartoon ... Read more...

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Rice asks Pak to do more to stabilise its border with Afghanistan


July 21st, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington , July 21 (ANI): US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said that Pakistan had to do more to check militancy and stabilise its border with Afghanistan , as, according ... Read more...

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Champions Trophy in real trouble as blasts rattle ICC (Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai/Sydney, July 7 (IANS) Prospects of Pakistan holding the Champions Trophy are bleak after the blasts in Islamabad sparked fresh security fears among Australian cricketers and the International Cricket Council (ICC) making ... Read more...

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Islamabad bombings casts fresh doubts on Champions Trophy


July 7th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) Sunday's suicide bombing in Islamabad, that claimed 19 lives, have raised serious doubts over Australia's participation and also Pakistan's ability to host the Champions Trophy cricket tournament in ... Read more...

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Pakistan government set on stopping bombers-Zardari


July 7th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 7 (Reuters): The leader of Pakistan's ruling party said on Monday the people behind a suicide bomb attack on police that killed 15 people the previous day were trying ... Read more...

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Oz Champions Trophy tour to Pak in jeopardy following Islamabad blast


July 7th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 7 (ANI): Yesterdays suicide bombing in Islamabad claiming 20 lives has further cast doubts in the minds of the already-worried Aussie cricketers over Pakistans ability to host the Champions ... Read more...

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Suicide attack kills 10 policemen in Islamabad (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, July 6 (DPA) At least 10 policemen were killed Sunday in a suicide bombing that targeted a security check-post in the Pakistani capital, officials said. "It was a targeted attack at ... Read more...

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Islamic hardliners mark Red Mosque operation anniversary


July 6th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, July 6 (DPA) Thousands of hardline Islamists Sunday gathered in Pakistan's capital to commemorate the first anniversary of a military operation against the extremists in the Red Mosque. Dozens of religious ... Read more...

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No terror camps in Pakistan: Musharraf aide (interview)


May 19th, 2008 - 6:24 pm ICT by admin
By Manish Chand Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Even as India gets ready to raise its concerns about cross-border terrorism with Pakistan Tuesday, Aftab Sherpao, a key ally of President Pervez Musharraf, has rejected ... Read more...

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Taliban, al Qaeda the main drivers of Islamic terrorism in EU: Report


May 1st, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Pro-Taliban groups and al-Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan are increasingly being recognized as one of the main drivers of Islamist extremism and terrorism in the European ... Read more...

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Five suspects formally charged for Bhutto murder


March 19th, 2008 - 1:04 am ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Islamabad, March 18 (DPA) A Pakistani anti-terrorism court Tuesday formally charged five people for their involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Butto, officials said. Bhutto was murdered in a ... Read more...

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Toll in Lahore twin blasts rises to 20


March 11th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
(Third Lead) DPA Islamabad, March 11 (DPA) At least 20 people were killed in two bombings in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore Tuesday, including 16 in an explosion that badly damaged the Federal ... Read more...

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Two killed in fresh violence in northwest Pakistan


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
DPA Islamabad, Feb 23 (DPA) A security personnel and an Islamic militant were killed in fresh violence in Pakistan's volatile Swat valley, the army said Saturday, a day after a roadside bomb explosion ... Read more...

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PML (Q) disowns Musharraf’s policies as his popular rating plummets


February 16th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.16 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League (Q) has reportedly distanced itself from President Pervez Musharraf as his popularity rating continues to plummet days ahead of the general election. Though PML (Q) ... Read more...

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Pak media not free, journos not safe, says Reporters Sans Frontiers


January 10th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Paris, Jan 10 (ANI): The Reporters Sans Frontiers, an international non-governmental organisation devoted to freedom of press, has said that despite President Pervez Musharrafs repeated assurances, the Pakistani media was not allowed ... Read more...

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