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Rain kills 46 in Pakistan


September 10th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 46 people, including seven children, have been killed as late monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Pakistan, Geo News reported Monday.Many victims died due to ... Read more...

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Roof collapse in northern Pakistan kills 5, injures 3


September 5th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The roof of a residential building collapsed in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing a couple and three of their children, local media ... Read more...

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Purge hate-filled textbooks: Pakistani daily (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily wants hate-filled school textbooks purged after an official panel said they entrenched prejudices against minorities and distorted history.An editorial in the News International ... Read more...

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Purge hate-filled textbooks, says Pakistani daily


September 4th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has sought the purging of school curricula for hate material after a panel pointed out that books contain material that would entrench prejudice ... Read more...

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Unusual increase in houses in two Pakistani provinces


August 29th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) An abnormal increase in the number of houses in Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces left a government-run statistics bureau so worried that it promptly brought it ... Read more...

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‘No requests for long term visas from Pakistani Hindus’


August 17th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) There have been no requests for long-term visas so far from any of the Hindu families who have crossed over from Pakistan and in case ... Read more...

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Amid concern in India, Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With concerns rising in India over reported persecution of Hindus in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-MPs' panel to meet and ... Read more...

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Visas to Pakistani Hindus: India rejects conspiracy


August 11th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India Saturday rejected Pakistan's charges of a "conspiracy" about giving so many visas to Pakistani Hindus, saying due process and diligence was exercised in accordance ... Read more...

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Insecurity increasing among Hindus, says Pakistani daily


August 11th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) There is an escalating sense of insecurity within Pakistan's Hindu community, said a leading daily Saturday as many Hindu families moved from Jacobabad to India.Interior Minister ... Read more...

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Growing insecurity among Hindus in Pakistan, says daily


August 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) There is an escalating sense of insecurity within Pakistan's Hindu community, said a leading daily Saturday.Interior Minister Rehman Malik's predilection for terming all negative developments in ... Read more...

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Tight-lipped Pakistani Hindus enter India, say will return (Fourth Lead, correcting figure)


August 10th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 10 (IANS) Tight-lipped about their future, 119 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India Friday evening after promising authorities in Pakistan that they will return on completing their ... Read more...

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Tight-lipped Pakistani Hindus enter India, say will return (Third Lead, Changing dateline)


August 10th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 10 (IANS) Tight-lipped about their future, about 250 Pakistani Hindus arrived in India Friday evening after promising authorities in Pakistan that they will return on completing their ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindus enter India, say will return (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) About 250 Pakistani Hindus have moved to India after promising authorities here that they will return after completing their pilgrimage, media reports said Friday.The Hindus, ... Read more...

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Harassed Hindus flee Pakistan (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Hindus are fleeing Pakistan after their shops were looted, houses raided and women were converted to Islam, a media report said.Interior Minister Rehman Malik, however, said ... Read more...

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Harassed Hindus flee Pakistan


August 10th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Hindus are fleeing Pakistan after their shops were looted, houses raided and women were converted to Islam, a media report said.Rehman Malik, advisor to Pakistani prime ... Read more...

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Save Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s haveli in Pakistan, Badal urges PM


July 17th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for conservation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's ancestral house in ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani border guards to prevent truce violations


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani border guards Thursday agreed to prevent and avoid cross-frontier firing and to maintain the ceasefire which was agreed upon in November 2003.This ... Read more...

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BSF, Pakistan Rangers to meet in Delhi


July 1st, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) An 18-member team of Pakistan Rangers arrived here Sunday on a four-day bi-annual meeting with the Border Security Force (BSF) starting Monday.Headed by Director General ... Read more...

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Rains to lash Pakistan from Tuesday


June 24th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Scattered rains are expected in Pakistan from Tuesday to Thursday, according to the meteorological department."Southwest monsoonal currents are likely to penetrate southern and eastern parts of ... Read more...

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Senior Pakistani woman MP passes away


June 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Fauzia Wahab, member of parliament and a senior member of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, has died after suffering from post-surgery complications following a gall ... Read more...

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Traders go on strike against Karachi violence


June 13th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A shutters-down strike is being observed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Wednesday against the prevailing lawlessness, as eight more people have died in the ongoing ... Read more...

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44 missing people traced in Pakistan


June 10th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan is working "vigorously" on reports of people going missing in the country, and at least 44 such people have been traced in the last three ... Read more...

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Pakistani college principal assaulted


May 9th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) The principal of a government college in Karachi in Pakistan was Wednesday assaulted by activists of two student groups after he tried to stop them from ... Read more...

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Atrocities on Hindu women in Pakistan: BJP corners government


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The government will make a statement on the alleged forcible conversion of Hindu women in Pakistan, Home Minister P. Chidambaram told the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs $840 mn for rehabilitation: UN


April 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan needs around $840 million to meet the requirements of 7.2 million people affected by floods and insecurity, the UN said Sunday.The "Early Recovery Framework" programme ... Read more...

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Take care of Hindus, says Pakistani daily


April 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) A Supreme Court order that will enable married women of the Hindu community to obtain computerised national identity cards without any hitch is welcome, said a ... Read more...

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`Hindus in Pakistan angry, helpless’


April 10th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Hindus in Pakistan are feeling "angry and helpless" after being targeted in a spate of incidents, including abductions and forced conversion of girls, says a ... Read more...

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Pakistani leader poisoned to death


April 9th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) The death of a Pakistani provincial leader took a sinister turn when a medical examination revealed that he was killed by poisoning, a media report said ... Read more...

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Are we living in Stone age, asks Pakistan court


March 28th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) While hearing a petition to declare 'Jirga' or tribal system illegal, the Supreme Court observed that Pakistanis appeared to be "living in the Stone age".Jirga ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets date with Saudi dates


March 25th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of boxes of dates gifted by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan are set to be distributed in various provinces of the country.The Saudi government had ... Read more...

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Dust storm blinds Pakistan provinces


March 20th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) A major dust storm slammed Pakistan's Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, impacting flights and road traffic.The dust storm hit parts of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber ... Read more...

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Take up atrocities against Hindus with Pakistan: BJP to government


March 14th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday urged the government to take up with Pakistan the alleged atrocities against Hindus in that country. Party spokesman ... Read more...

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Pakistan lacks strategy to tackle radical Islamists: daily


March 12th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 12 (IANS) Pakistan has no coherent strategy to deal with sectarian and radical Islamist groups that practise and preach violent jihad, said a leading daily that warned about ... Read more...

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Gilani names Zaheerul Islam as new ISI chief


March 10th, 2012 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has named Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam as the new director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).Corps Commander Karachi Lt. Gen. ... Read more...

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Flash flood threat averted in Kashmir


February 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) An impending flash flood threat due to a glacial lake formation has been averted in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities said Sunday."Water has ... Read more...

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