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Rushdie likely in India this weekend for India Today conclave


March 13th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) After his aborted visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival, controversial Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie is expected to be in India this weekend to ... Read more...

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Zardari remembers slain minorities minister


March 6th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) Shahbaz Bhatti, a minister who was gunned down last year, spent his life fighting for the cause of the downtrodden and marginalised sections of society particularly ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s blasphemy laws misused: Daily


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan's blasphemy laws are not only being misused as a "weapon against minorities" but also being used to settle personal scores amongst Muslims or grab property, ... Read more...

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Husain Haqqani fears he will be killed


January 4th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Former Pakistani envoy to the US Husain Haqqani, who is currently staying as a guest at the prime minister's official residence in Islamabad, fears that ... Read more...

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International manhunt on for Pakistani minister’s killers


December 26th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) An international manhunt has been launched for two killers of Pakistani minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti who had been seeking to reform the country's controvesial blasphemy law.Interior ... Read more...

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A difficult year for Pakistan (2011 in Retrospect)


December 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) The year 2011 saw Pakistan making headlines for all the wrong reasons, compounded by yearend uncertainty about the political future of a nation that is ... Read more...

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Judge who left Pakistan showed remarkable courage: Daily


October 26th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) The judge who convicted Punjab governor Salman Taseer's assassin and has now left Pakistan after facing death threats showed remarkable courage when he upheld the ... Read more...

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Salman Taseer’s assassin gets death sentence


October 1st, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) The bodyguard who gunned down Punjab governor Salman Taseer in January this year was found guilty and sentenced to death Saturday by a Pakistani court, ... Read more...

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Gilani meets slain governor’s family


August 30th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has assured the family of slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer of all efforts for the early recovery of his abducted ... Read more...

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Five held in Taseer kidnapping case in Pakistan


August 28th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Five people have been detained in Lahore in connection with the abduction of Shahbaz Taseer, the son of late Punjab province governor Salman Taseer, police ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani assure recovery of Taseer


August 27th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani have assured the family of late Punjab governor Salman Taseer that his abducted son would ... Read more...

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Slain Pakistani governor’s son kidnapped


August 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) The son of assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer was kidnapped Friday from Lahore, a media report said.Shahbaz Taseer was abducted from Lahore's Gulburg area Friday, Geo ... Read more...

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My book drumming support for father’s killer: Aatish Taseer


August 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Writer Aatish Taseer, son of slain Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer, says the description of his father as "not a man of religion, but a brilliant ... Read more...

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Need to revisit blasphemy laws: Pakistani politician


April 21st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Treading a cautious line on the controversial laws that make blasphemy a capital crime in Pakistan, Asfandyar Wali Khan, a top leader of the ruling ... Read more...

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Pak Army responsible for country’s existential confusion: Mira Sethi


March 14th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan's existential confusion is the outcome of the "grand strategic designs" of its army, which advocates an anti-India ideology, shelters jihadists and cows liberal civilian politicians, Mira Sethi, ... Read more...

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Bhatti killers enemies of Pakistan: PM Gilani


March 4th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 4 (IANS) The murder of Pakistan's minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, was another attempt by enemies of the state to defame the country and the philosophy ... Read more...

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A Pakistani law that felled a minister and a governor


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan's blasphemy law, which carries a death sentence for the person who insults the Prophet, has caused the killing of a minister who was a Christian ... Read more...

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If nobody stands up, extremists will win: Pakistani daily


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) The real culprit behind the killing of Shahbaz Bhatti, the only federal minister who was a Christian, is "an extremist mindset that has spread far ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns killing of Pakistani minister


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:30 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the assassination of Pakistan's only Christian minister, calling him a "prominent advocate" for minority rights.A statement, released here ... Read more...

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India condemns killing of Pakistan minister


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Wednesday condemned the "tragic assassination" of Pakistan's minister for minority affairs Shahbaz Bhatti and offered condolences to the bereaved family."We convey our heartfelt condolences ... Read more...

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Indian christians condemn killing of Pakistan minister


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Christians across India have condemned the murder of Pakistan's minister for minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, who was gunned down in Islamabad Wednesday by unidentified ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister, a Christian, assassinated (Fourth Lead)


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, was shot dead Wednesday as left his mother's house in the heart of Islamabad. It was ... Read more...

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Pakistan minister gunned down in Islamabad (Third Lead)


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, was shot dead Wednesday when his car pulled out of his home here, making it the second ... Read more...

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Pak film lauds ‘death for blasphemy’ in name of Islam reminiscent of Taseer’s murder


February 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 17(ANI): An upcoming Pakistani movie lauds extra-judicial killings in the name of Islam, in a grim reminder of last month's killing of liberal Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by one of ... Read more...

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Prosecutor in Taseer murder case quits


February 4th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The prosecutor who was pursuing slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer's murder case in a Pakistani court has withdrawn from the case citing security concerns, a media report said ... Read more...

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Pakistan policeman with Al Qaeda link on VIP security


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) A policeman assigned to protect top Pakistani politicians, including Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, is linked to Al Qaeda, a media report said Thursday.The Express Tribune newspaper ... Read more...

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Pak court defers Salman Taseer assassin’s indictment till February 4


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 2(ANI): An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan has postponed the indictment of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self-confessed assassin of late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, till February 4.According to ... Read more...

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Karachi -Pakistan’s lifeline or City of Death


January 31st, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
By Vikram SoodNew Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): In recent times while the world's attention was on events in FATA and North Waziristan, another brutal battle has been raging in Karachi, which is ... Read more...

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Multiple crisis have come together in Pakistan: Author


January 30th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) One of Pakistan's top writers Ahmed Rashid, the author of "Taliban" and the "Descent Into Chaos", says his country is witnessing multiple crisis and the situation ... Read more...

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Islamabad HC rejects petition for cancellation of case against Salman Taseer’s assassin


January 27th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 27(ANI): The Islamabad High Court has set aside an intra-court appeal seeking cancellation of a case against late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassin Mumtaz Qadri, primarily on technical grounds.A division ... Read more...

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Qureshi telephones Krishna, conveys felicitations on Republic Day


January 25th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi telephoned External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna today to convey his felicitations on the eve of India's Republic Day and the duo ... Read more...

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Qureshi calls Krishna, hopes for positive outcome at Thimphu


January 25th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan Tuesday had a telephonic talk and hoped for "a positive outcome" at the forthcoming foreign secretaries meeting in Thimphu next ... Read more...

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Pak Govt ‘routinely violates basic rights, persecutes minorities under cover of law’:HRW


January 25th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 25(ANI): The Pakistan Government's response to terrorist attacks in the country has 'routinely violated basic rights', Human Rights Watch has said .Thousands of Taliban suspects have been held ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Governor’s assassin appears in Rawalpindi court for trial hearing


January 24th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 24(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassin, Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, on Monday appeared in a prison court in Rawalpindi for a preliminary trial hearing.Qadri has confessed that he ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to call itself `frontline state’ in terror war


January 21st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Islamabad has decided to drop the phrase "frontline state in war against terrorism", frequently used by officials to highlight Pakistan's role against terror, as it was not serving ... Read more...

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