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Pakistan visit fruitful: Krishna (Third Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna described as "fruitful" his three-day visit to Pakistan that he wrapped-up Sunday.Talking to the media after arriving at Allama Iqbal ... Read more...

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Pakistan visit fruitful: Krishna (Second Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 9 (IANS) Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna described as "fruitful" his three-day visit to Pakistan that he wrapped-up Sunday.Talking to the media after arriving at Allama Iqbal ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan celebrated Independence Day Tuesday with great enthusiasm.The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the capital and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals. ... Read more...

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Four kids dead in Lahore hospital fire (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Thursday in the children's emergency ward at a government hospital in Lahore, killing at least four children and injuring 21, officials ... Read more...

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Illegal power connection at Shahbaz Sharif’s office


June 4th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) An illegal electricity connection has been detected at Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's office, a media report said.The illegal power connection, colloquially called `kunda', was found ... Read more...

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Pakistan factory blast toll rises to 11


February 7th, 2012 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) At least 11 factory workers, most of them women, were killed when a three-storeyed building collapsed due to a factory blast in Pakistan's Lahore city, said ... Read more...

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Officials axed, Pakistan fake drugs kill 109


January 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Punjab's state health secretary has been sacked following the death of 109 heart patients due to the use of fake drugs in a leading Pakistani hospital, ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls panel to probe fake drugs deaths


January 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan may set up a judicial panel to probe over 100 deaths due to spurious drugs in its Punjab province.Interior Minister Rehman Malik Friday hinted at ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks report on 100 deaths due to spurious drugs


January 27th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has sought a report into the death of at least 100 patients undergoing treatment at a Lahore heart hospital from spurious ... Read more...

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100 die from fake drug use in Pakistan


January 26th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 100 patients at a heart institute in Pakistan's Punjab province have died from reactions to spurious drugs, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said.Sharif said ... Read more...

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Don’t trust Zardari: Punjab chief minister


January 8th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Punjab's chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has declined to discuss any national issue with President Asif Ali Zardari, saying he did not trust him, the Dawn ... Read more...

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It’s monarchy in Pakistan, not democracy, says Imran


December 17th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Leadership of Pakistan's political parties is being passed on like batons from father to son like in a monarchy, cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan said Saturday.Imran, ... Read more...

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Pakistani teacher blackens faces of girl students


October 30th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) A woman teacher at a private school in Pakistan allegedly punched seven girl students and blackened their faces after they failed to complete their assignments, Geo ... Read more...

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First bio-pharma company launched in Pakistan


October 1st, 2011 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Pakistan's first bio-pharmaceutical company, BF Biosciences Limited, was Friday inaugurated near the eastern city of Lahore, a media report said.The company, a joint venture between Ferozsons ... Read more...

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Dengue toll rises to 77 in Lahore


September 24th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Sep 24 (IANS) The dengue toll in Pakistan's Lahore city has risen to 77, a media report said Saturday.In Punjab province, 9,500 cases of dengue have been confirmed since ... Read more...

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Lahore dengue toll rises to 36


September 18th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) One more person has died of dengue in Lahore, taking the toll to 36. The Pakistani city has been severely hit by the mosquito-borne disease over ... Read more...

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Dengue toll reaches 29 in Pakistan’s Punjab province


September 16th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) The onslaught of dengue is still on in Pakistan's Punjab province with 29 people having succumbed to the disease so far and 5,500 cases confirmed in ... Read more...

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5,000 suspected dengue cases reported in Pakistan


September 14th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) About 5,000 suspected cases of dengue fever have been reported from across Pakistan, Punjab's capital Lahore alone reporting over 4,000 of these cases.The government of Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Pak public should come out on streets against US drone attacks: Shahbaz Sharif


April 27th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 27(ANI): Pakistan's public should come out on the streets in protest against drone attacks by the United States, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said.Speaking at a gathering in Hasilpur, ... Read more...

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Never said Karachi be made a province: Pak Punjab CM


April 25th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 25(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said he was not opposing the creation of new provinces, but never said that Karachi be made a ​​separate a province either.Shahbaz ... Read more...

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PPP, MQM, ANP criticise Pak Punjab CM over Sindh proposal


April 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr 25(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP) have criticised Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for demanding the division of ... Read more...

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Ex-PCB CEO rubbishes reward to vanquished Pak WC team


April 20th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 20(ANI): Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Officer Colonel (retired) Rafi Nasim has expressed surprise over the Pakistan team receiving a hero's welcome for losing the 2011 World ... Read more...

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Pakistan should part with US assistance to stop drone campaign: Shahbaz


April 16th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 16(ANI): It is not possible to stop deadly US drone attacks in Pakistan merely by resolutions and protest statements, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said.For this purpose, it is ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani congratulate Pakistan cricket team on reaching World Cup semifinal


March 24th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 24(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have congratulated the national cricket team on its big-margin win against West Indies in the 2011 ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab CM accuses PPP of hatching ‘gas supply’ conspiracy


February 28th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 28(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has accused the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) of conspiring against the Punjab government.Shahbaz said that the suspension of gas supply to Punjab was ... Read more...

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Zardari convenes ‘emergency meeting’ of PPP Punjab ministers


February 25th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 25(ANI): Pakistan President and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has convened an emergency meeting of Punjab ministers belonging to his party on Friday.According to sources, the ... Read more...

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Zardari ‘pressurised’ Punjab Govt. to declare Davis enjoyed diplomatic immunity: CM


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): Pakistan's Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that President Asif Ali Zardari and Interior Minister Rehman Malik wanted him to declare that double murder-accused US national ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt. won’t bow to pressure in murder-accused US diplomat’s trial: Shahbaz


February 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 01(ANI): The government of Pakistan's Punjab province will not give in to any "national or international pressure" in the trial of double murder-accused American diplomat Raymond Davis, Chief Minister Shahbaz ... Read more...

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Full security will be provided to Salmaan Taseer’s family: Shahbaz Sharif


January 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 10 (ANI): Full security will be provided to the family of slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said, adding that he did not deserve to ... Read more...

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Breakthrough eludes Gilani in Pakistan’s political crisis (Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 3 (IANS) A meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Monday failed to end the crisis facing the government, which has been ... Read more...

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PML-N hints at legal action against MQM members for “bad-mouthing” its leadership


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 2(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is contemplating legal action against the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) parliamentarians, who were involved in "bad-mouthing and using unparliamentary language" against the PML-N leadership.On ... Read more...

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Pakistan fighting ‘war on terrorism’ for survival: Shahbaz Sharif


December 31st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): No one should be sceptical about the fact that Pakistan is fighting the war on terrorism for its survival, Punjab Chief Minister Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif has said."War on ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM tear each other apart with no-holds barred remarks


December 30th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): The war of words between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has intensified with leaders of both parties launching personal attacks against ... Read more...

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61 per cent Pak lawmakers, including PM, don’t pay any income tax!


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 22 (ANI): A whopping 61 per cent of lawmakers in the Senate, National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies do not pay any income tax, and of the remaining 39 percent, only ... Read more...

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Abida Parveen discharged from hospital


December 5th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Renowned folk and ghazal singer Abida Parveen, who underwent angiography and angioplasty after suffering a heart attack, was discharged Sunday from a hospital in Pakistan's Lahore ... Read more...

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