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Mammootty takes a break to prepare for son’s marriage


December 14th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 14 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mammootty is very busy -- but not with movies. He has taken a break from acting to make preparations for the marriage of his ... Read more...

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‘Pak govt. failed to present Taseer’s murder in right perspective’


April 18th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir has criticized the federal government over its "poor" reaction to the murder of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer."The ... Read more...

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Frontiers of expression have shrunk in ‘democratic’ Pakistan: Shehrbano Taseer


March 14th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14(ANI): The boundaries of expression have shrunk in Pakistan, Shehrbano Taseer, daughter of slain former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, has said.Both Taseer and Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti were assassinated ... Read more...

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Two more eyewitnesses record statements in Taseer assassination case


March 5th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Mar 5(ANI): The Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi has recorded the statements of two more eyewitnesses in connection with the Salmaan Taseer assassination case.In January, Taseer was shot dead by one ... Read more...

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“Pakistanis committing the mother of all blasphemies by keeping silent”


March 4th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4(ANI): Most Pakistanis are committing the blasphemy of keeping silent as the country's mullahs and muftis have managed in a very short span of time "to blur the line between ... Read more...

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Qadri killed Pak Punjab Governor in his own capacity, says head of probe team


February 24th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): The investigation into the Salmaan Taseer assassination case has been completed and it has been confirmed that Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri had killed the then Punjab Governor in his ... Read more...

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Minorities committee asks Pak Govt. to pursue Taseer murder case ‘properly’


February 20th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 20(ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly Committee on Minorities has demanded that the government must pursue the Salmaan Taseer assassination case properly.Last month, Taseer was assassinated by Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, one ... Read more...

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Taseer’s assassin should be punished only for violating law, not murder: Qari Hanif


February 15th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 15(ANI): Slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassin Malik Mumtaz Qadri should be punished by the court only for violating the law, not on murder charges, Qari Hanif Qureshi has said.Qari ... Read more...

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Continued absence of public prosecutor may see Salman Taseer assassin walk free


February 5th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 5(ANI): An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan hearing the Salmaan Taseer assassination case has expressed its concern over the continuous absence of the public prosecutor from the trial of Malik ... Read more...

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Pak ATC shocked over ‘absence of prosecution lawyer’ in Taseer murder case


January 25th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 25(ANI): The anti-terrorism court hearing the Salmaan Taseer assassination case has expressed surprise over the absence of any prosecution lawyer in the case.Hearing the case in Pakistan's Adiala Jail, the ... Read more...

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US committed to help Pak promote tolerance, work against hardliners: Posner


January 24th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 24(ANI): United States Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Michael H. Posner, has said that Pakistan is an ally of the Obama administration, ... Read more...

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Pak Govt to protect minorities at all costs: Zardari


January 21st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21(ANI): The Pakistan Government will protect the country's minorities at all costs in accordance with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the Constitution of Pakistan, President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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US mulling visa ban on supporters of Pak Punjab Governor Taseer’s assassin


January 20th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 20(ANI): The United States government is considering a ban on the issuance of visas to anyone supporting Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.According to sources in ... Read more...

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Zardari may get special US guards for security in backdrop of Taseer’s assassination


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 19(ANI): In the aftermath of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination by his own police guard, a proposal to bring in special security guards from the United States for President ... Read more...

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US focussing on “possible discriminatory applications” of Pak’s blasphemy law: Posner


January 19th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19(ANI): In the wake of the controversy surrounding Pakistan's blasphemy law, US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights Michael H. Posner has said the United States believes ... Read more...

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Taseer assassination case to be heard in-camera to prevent earlier media fiasco


January 18th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 18(ANI): An in-camera hearing into the Salmaan Taseer assassination case will be conducted at Adiyala Jail on January 24.Earlier this month, Taseer was assassinated by Malik Mumtaz Qadri, one of ... Read more...

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British-Pak Christians, Sikh council honour slain Pak Punjab Governor


January 16th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16(ANI): The British-Pakistani Christian Association presented the Pakistan High Commission with a wreath in memory of slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, as 'a show of representation of the love the ... Read more...

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Committee to probe abuse of blasphemy law in Pakistan


January 16th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 16(ANI): A ten-member committee will be formed to look into the cases pertaining to the misuse of Pakistan's blasphemy law, former federal minister Haji Hanif Tayyab has said.Tayyab told reporters ... Read more...

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Zardari didn’t attend Taseer’s funeral but goes to US for Holbrooke’s memorial service


January 13th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 13(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari did not attend slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's funeral last week, but left for the United States on Wednesday to attend a memorial ... Read more...

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PEMRA fines two TV channels for promoting terrorism, blood and gore


January 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.12 (ANI): The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a fine of one million rupees each on two private TV channels -- SAMAA and Waqt TV -- for projecting ... Read more...

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Pakistani imam, son jailed on blasphemy charges


January 12th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) A Pakistani court has sentenced to life imprisonment a mosque's chief clergy and his son for violating the country's blasphemy law, days after Punjab province governor Salmaan Taseer ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Governor’s assassin says he acted alone


January 11th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 11(ANI): The man who assassinated Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, in his official confessional statement has claimed that he had acted alone and ruled out the ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Assembly condemns Taseer’s assassination


January 11th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 11(ANI): The Pakistan Punjab Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the assassination of Governor Salmaan Taseer.Taseer was assassinated by his bodyguard, Malik Mumtaz Qadri, when he was coming ... Read more...

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Pope urges Pakistan to scrap blasphemy law


January 10th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Jan.10 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has called on Pakistan to scrap its draconian blasphemy law following the assassination of a provincial governor last week, saying the legislation is a pretext for ... Read more...

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Whole nation will besiege Pak Parliament if Taseer’s assassin given death sentence: ST


January 10th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 10 (ANI): Sunni Tehreek (ST) activists have warned that the entire nation will besiege Pakistan's Parliament House if Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the assassin of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, ... Read more...

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‘Heroic’ Salmaan Taseer lived and died for secular Pakistan, says daughter


January 10th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 10 (ANI): Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, who was assassinated by his own bodyguard last Tuesday, "lived and died for Pakistan", his daughter Shehrbano Taseer has said."Everything he had, he invested ... Read more...

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Pak minorities term slain liberal politician Taseer as ‘Shaheed-e-Haq’


January 10th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 10 (ANI): The minority communities in Pakistan have termed slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer as 'Shaheed-e-Haq' for his outburst against the extremist forces, and for protecting the rights of minorities ... Read more...

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‘Courageous’ Salmaan Taseer’s sacrifice will not go waste: Zardari


January 7th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 7(ANI): Slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer was courageous enough to stand up to bigots and fanatics in Pakistan, and his sacrifice will not go waste, President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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Taseer’s assassination branded as beginning of ‘dark age’ in Pak by HR activists


January 5th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 5 (ANI): Human Rights activists and members of civil society have condemned Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's brutal murder, branding it as the beginning of a 'dark age' in the ... Read more...

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Culprits behind Taseer’s assassination will be brought to justice: Gilani


January 5th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 5(ANI): Condemning the assassination of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the culprits would be brought to justice.Gilani also called on workers and supporters ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton condemns assassination of Pak Punjab governor


January 5th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has condemned the assassination of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, calling his death "a great loss".Taseer was shot dead on Tuesday in ... Read more...

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“No one should think of finishing Blasphemy Law in my presence”: Pak Law Minister


November 26th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): In the wake of human rights organisations calling for doing away with Pakistan's Blasphemy Law, Law Minister Babar Awan has categorically said no one should think of repealing ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Law Minister sheltering drug traffickers, land mafia, terrorists: PPP


September 6th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sep 6(ANI): Levelling allegations of sheltering drug traffickers, land grabbers and terrorists against Pakistan Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has urged Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants Law Minister Sanaullah ousted for links with terrorists: Taseer


September 5th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 5 (ANI): The Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, Salmaan Taseer, has claimed that the entire country wants Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah removed, for having links with terrorists.Taseer added ... Read more...

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Zardari can hold two offices simultaneously: Pak Punjab Governor


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 22(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has said that Pakistan President and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Asif Ali Zardari can hold two offices simultaneously."If politicians cannot hold ... Read more...

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