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‘Memo panel didn’t declare Haqqani a traitor’


July 13th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court clarified has that the Memo Commission did not declare Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to the US, a traitor, reported Daily Times Friday.Haqqani ... Read more...

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Haqqani indeed wrote secret memo to US: Probe panel (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) A secret memo that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup after Osama's killing was "real" and was written by Husain Haqqani, said a ... Read more...

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Haqqani to challenge probe panel report


June 12th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Minutes after a probe panel said that Husain Haqqani had written a memo that President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup, Pakistan's former envoy to the ... Read more...

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Haqqani did write memo to US, says probe panel


June 12th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) A secret memo that Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari feared a coup after Osama's killing was "real" and was written by former envoy to the ... Read more...

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Zardari: Cornered in Pakistan, to pray in India


April 6th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari goes to Ajmer Sharif Sunday with a prayer on his lips after grappling with a string of problems, including ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Memo Commission gets six-week extension


March 29th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday extended the term of the Memo Commission by six weeks, Geo News reported.The apex-court-appointed Memo Commission is probing Pakistan-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz's ... Read more...

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Memo case: SC to hear Haqqani’s plea Thursday


March 28th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) A 10-member Pakistani Supreme Court bench would Thursday hear a petition by former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani seeking a video link facility from London ... Read more...

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Haqqani seeks video testimony in Memo case


March 25th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Citing security reasons, Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani has sought the Supreme Court's permission for recording his testimony to the Memo commission via ... Read more...

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Threat call for Mansoor Ijaz’s daughter


March 14th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) A caller has threatened to kidnap and kill the daughter of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz in London, it was reported here.Ijaz's son received the call on ... Read more...

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Memogate: Ijaz submits details of communications with Haqqani


February 24th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz Friday handed over to the Memo Commission four pages of his Blackberry bill detailing his communications with then Pakistani envoy to ... Read more...

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Zardari instucted Haqqani on memo: Ijaz


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz said Thursday that Husain Haqqani, Islamabad's former envoy to the US, had "directives" from Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on delivering ... Read more...

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Pakistan commission records Ijaz testimony


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) A commission probing the memo scandal here Wednesday began recording the testimony of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key figure in the controversy, through video-conference from ... Read more...

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Pakistani official to meet Ijaz in London


February 19th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) An official of the commission probing the memo scandal has left for London to collect evidence from Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.Commission secretary Raja Jawad Abbas ... Read more...

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Early poll in Pakistan desirable, says daily


January 31st, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) An early poll would be desirable in Pakistan as it would end the "sense of frustration" that people are feeling, said a daily while calling ... Read more...

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Haqqani flies out of Pakistan


January 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani flew out to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on his way to Washington after the Supreme Court granted ... Read more...

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Discussion on early election after budget: Pakistani PM


January 30th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) The Pakistani government may discuss with the opposition the issue of early general elections after the budget is presented in May, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Court allows Haqqani to travel abroad


January 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani was Monday permitted to travel abroad by the Supreme Court, which is probing a memo sent to ... Read more...

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Everyone wants democracy in Pakistan: Gilani


January 27th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) All stakeholders in the country favour democracy in Pakistan and "no one has a desire to violate the constitution", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Mansoor Ijaz’s credibility eroded: Pakistani daily


January 25th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, has lived up to his track record of shifting goal posts whenever things get sticky, ... Read more...

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Provide security to Mansoor Ijaz: Pakistan judicial panel


January 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The judicial commission probing memogate has directed authorities to provide security to Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the scandal.The commission Tuesday ... Read more...

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I have not fled from Pakistan: Zardari’s media advisor (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Farahnaz Ispahani, President Asif Ali Zardari's media adviser and wife of former envoy to US Husain Haqqani, Monday rejected a media report that she has fled ... Read more...

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Ijaz won’t come to Pakistan, says his lawyer


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, will not come to Pakistan because he will be arrested upon his arrival, ... Read more...

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Zardari’s media advisor says she fears abduction


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Farahnaz Ispahani, President Asif Ali Zardari's media adviser and wife of former envoy to US Husain Haqqani, claims that she has fled the country as she ... Read more...

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US assured me support during Pakistan visit, says Ijaz


January 21st, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz has said that the US government assured him of its support during his forthcoming visit to the country. He said he has ... Read more...

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Zardari meets Kayani


January 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani met at an informal tea party Friday hosted at the presidency following an ... Read more...

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Memo scandal: Court dismisses plea against Mansoor Ijaz


January 18th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) A Pakistani court Wednesday dismissed a plea to file a case against Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz who forwarded a secret memo to Washington that said ... Read more...

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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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`Gilani didn’t seek Britain’s help to avert coup’


January 14th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani did not seek Britain's help to prevent a military take-over in Pakistan, authorities said.A spokesman of the Prime Minister House ... 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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Zardari ‘will respect’ parliament probe in memo scandal


January 7th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has said he will respect the decision of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) regarding 'memo scandal' as ... Read more...

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Pakistan parliamentary panel to summon ISI chief in memo case


December 31st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary committee, investigating the memo allegedly sent to US authorities saying that Zardari feared a coup after Osama bin Laden's May 2 killing, will ... Read more...

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Gilani criticised over Laden comment


December 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has been criticised for raising in parliament the question of the slain Osama bin Laden's presence in the country.It was ... 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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No threat to democracy, assures Pakistan Army chief


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) There was no threat to democracy in Pakistan, said the country's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Kayani Friday, a day after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... 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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