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High profile team accompanies Gilani for Mohali match


March 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Mar. 30 (ANI): A high-profile delegation is accompanying Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on his daylong visit to Mohali to attend Wednesday's World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan. ... Read more...

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Pak blasphemy law reform advocate Sherry Rehman says being scared “no longer works”


March 29th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 29(ANI): Liberal Pakistan parliamentarian Sherry Rehman, who is facing death threats for proposing a bill to reform the nation's draconian blasphemy laws, has said that being scared "no longer ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab seminaries are safe havens for extremists: Malik


March 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 5(ANI): Extremist elements have safe havens in seminaries located in south Punjab and are carrying out terrorist activities across Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.Legislators from the Pakistan ... 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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Sherry Rehman may be next on Pak terror hitlist


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 3(ANI): Liberal Pakistan parliamentarian Sherry Rehman, who had proposed a bill to reform the nation's draconian blasphemy laws, may be next on the Pakistan extremists' hitlist.Of the three brave Pakistani ... Read more...

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Gilani emerges ‘king of contradictions’ in utterances over Pak’s blasphemy law


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 3(ANI): Apparently in a desperate bid to appease Pakistan's conservative religious groups, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has been making widely contradictory statements regarding the country's controversial blasphemy law.After a ... Read more...

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Gilani forces Sherry Rehman to withdraw Pak blasphemy law amendment bill


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 3(ANI): Pakistan parliamentarian Sherry Rehman will withdraw the bill seeking amendments to the country's blasphemy law as per the party's directions, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.In ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman withdraws bill for blasphemy law amendment


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Former cabinet minister and member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sherry Rehman has withdrawn a bill tabled in the national assembly proposing amendments in the ... Read more...

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Pak, Indian govts. urged to adopt ‘more rational visa policy’ to facilitate contacts


February 1st, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 01(ANI): A joint declaration issued at the sixth round of the Chaophraya Dialogue in Bangkok has urged the Indian and the Pakistan governments to 'adopt a more rational visa policy ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman working on ridding Pak of fundamentalism through liberal resurgence


January 29th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 29(ANI): Sherry Rehman, a progressive Pakistani parliamentarian attempting to amend the country's controversial blasphemy laws, says she is working on a liberal resurgence there.Rehman sees the current political crisis ... 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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Sherry Rehman vows to stay put despite death threats over blasphemy law reform stand


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 23(ANI): Liberal Pakistan parliamentarian Sherry Rehman, who proposed a bill to reform the nation's draconian blasphemy laws, has said she will not flee the country despite death threats flooding her ... Read more...

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Islamic fundamentalists expanding their grip on Pakistani society: Report


January 21st, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 21(ANI): The assassination of liberal Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer for his vocal opposition to the country's blasphemy law and the warm reception for his killer has exposed the rising influence ... Read more...

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US Congress for revoking visas of supporters of Taseer assassin


January 16th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16(ANI): The United States Congress has requested the US government to revoke the visa of anyone supporting Mumtaz Qadri, the assassin of late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.In its letter addressed ... Read more...

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Peace Mumbai, Indian Muslim intellectuals condemn Taseer’s killing


January 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 9 (ANI): 'Peace Mumbai' activists and Indian Muslim intellectuals have strongly condemned the brutal assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and expressed their apprehensions over growing religious intolerance in Pakistan. ... Read more...

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Now, fatwas demanding death for Sherry Rehman over Blasphemy Law softening stance


January 9th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 9 (ANI): Following the assassination of liberal politician Salmaan Taseer, it has been reported that fatwas are being issued against Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman, declaring her a ... Read more...

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Peace Mumbai condemns Salman Taseer killing


January 8th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) India-Pakistan friendship activists here Saturday strongly condemned the assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province. In a statement, Peace Mumbai said: "Taseer was shot dead by ... Read more...

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Killing of Pak Punjab Governor deepens political crisis in Pakistan


January 5th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 5(ANI): The assassination of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, an outspoken secular politician, by one of his elite police guards on Tuesday has plunged the government deeper into political crisis.According ... Read more...

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Pak govt has “no intention to repeal anti-blasphemy law”


December 30th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): In a move to appease religious parties, the Pakistan government has told the National Assembly that it has "no intention" to change the controversial anti-blasphemy law, which is ... Read more...

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Asma Jahangir assails LHC stay order against presidential pardon for Aasia Bibi


December 1st, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 1 (ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir has denounced the stay granted by the Lahore High Court against any action leading to a presidential pardon for Christian ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman submits bill for removing draconian provisions of Pak blasphemy law


November 30th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 30 (ANI): Amid announcements by religious forces in Pakistan to resist any move to change its blasphemy laws, former information minister and Pakistan People's Party MNA Sherry Rehman has ... Read more...

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Pak’s blasphemy law is not God-given, but man-made: Salmaan Taseer


November 26th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 26 (ANI): Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has said Pakistan's Blasphemy Law is man-made and not God-given, and that his meeting with blasphemy accused Pak-Christian woman- Aasia Bibi- is being politicised, ... Read more...

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Jinnah Institute blasts Pak-Christian woman’s shocking death sentence for ‘blasphemy’


November 17th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 17 (ANI): The Jinnah Institute in Pakistan has expressed its shock and dismay at the death sentence awarded to Aasia Bibi, a Christian lady and mother of five, by a ... Read more...

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Women break male stranglehold over Pakistan politics


October 6th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Women are now making a mark in Pakistan's male-dominated political arena as seats have been reserved for them and candidates have to hold a graduation degree ... Read more...

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Pak delegation welcomes Indian aid offer


September 3rd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 3 (ANI): A Pakistan delegation has welcomed an offer of solidarity and support for flood victims during the fifth round of the Chaopraya Dialogue- Track II talks in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Read more...

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Nawaz in damage control mode over media ban, demands party leader’s expulsion


July 11th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): In an apparent attempt to tone down the heightened tension which emanated from the passing of a media ban resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly, Pakistan Muslim ... Read more...

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Pak media community denounces ‘drone attack’ like gag order


July 11th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 11 (ANI): Pakistan's Punjab province government's gag order on media has received a huge criticism from the country's media fraternity with the Council of Pakistan Newspapers and Editors (CPNE) describing ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt’ withdraws new clauses from ‘nikahnama’ following massive criticism


July 10th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 10 (ANI): Following massive criticism, the Pakistan Punjab province's government has withdrawn the new clauses that it had implemented in the 'nikah' form.Confirming the withdrawal of the clauses, provincial Law ... Read more...

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Politicians criticise Pak Punjab Govt’s ‘media ban’


July 10th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 10 (ANI): Pakistan Punjab province government's decision to impose a ban on the media has received wide scale criticism from various quarters, particularly politicians.Though several Members of the Provincial Assembly ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt’s new ‘nikah’ clauses to increase forced marriages, say campaigners


July 9th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Punjab province' government's decision to include eight new clauses in the 'nikah' form has evoked severe discontent among people, as they believe that the new sections ... Read more...

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Pak television channels ‘glamorising’ Taliban, spewing venom against minorities: Report


June 24th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Amidst the expanding hatred and violence against minorities in the country, Pakistani television channels, particularly the news channels, are fanning hostility against the marginalized sections of society.Promoting ... Read more...

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Pak National Security Committee recommends agenda for Qureshi-Krishna meeting


June 4th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.4 (ANI): Pakistan's National Security Committee (NSC) has sent its recommendations to the government for the upcoming talks between Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi with his Indian counterpart S M Krishna ... Read more...

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Ban on 800 sites over Facebook violates Pakistanis’ “fundamental freedom”: Sherry Rehman


May 25th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 25(ANI): Sherry Rehman, a Member of the Pakistan National Assembly, has said that the indiscriminate blocking of websites is affecting the "fundamental freedom" of millions of people in the ... Read more...

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PPP senator wants passenger of Benazir’s backup car to be questioned


May 12th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 12 (ANI): A senior Pakistan People's Party (PPP) senator wants investigators to question Law Minister Babar Awan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar and Lt Gen (r) ... Read more...

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‘India, Pak should use SAARC summit ‘goodwill’ to resolve issues’


May 9th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 9 (ANI): The 'goodwill' generated between India and Pakistan during the XVIth South Asian Association Summit (SAARC) in Thimpu last month should be utilised by both estranged neighbours to ... Read more...

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