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Pakistani PM gets two weeks to write to Swiss powers


July 25th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday gave two weeks more to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new panel chief follows Gandhi’s teachings


July 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan's new Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim was born in India's Gujarat state where he attended lectures given by Mahatma Gandhi. He continues to be ... Read more...

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Nawaz sees conspiracies in Pakistan apex court’s defiance


March 25th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif believes conspiracies are being hatched for defying the Supreme Court's orders and says his party will bring the "schemers" ... Read more...

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Kayani calls commanders’ meet after defence secretary’s sack


January 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has called an emergency meeting of top commanders Thursday in the wake of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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Gilani dismisses Pakistani defence secretary (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday sacked the Defence Secretary, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Naeem Khalid Lodhi, for his "misconduct and the unlawful steps he ... Read more...

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Zardari urged to review PCB chief Ashraf’s appointment


November 17th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Former fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has urged President Asif Ali Zardari, the patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), to review the appointment of Zaka Ashraf ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court to take up Zulfikar Bhutto reference on April 13


April 5th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 5(ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has set April 13 for the hearing of a presidential reference seeking its opinion on revisiting the controversial death sentence passed against former Prime ... Read more...

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Police encounters developing culture of slaying people with indemnity: Pak SC


January 29th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 29(ANI): Expressing its disapproval over fake encounters, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has observed that such incidents had developed a culture of slaying people with indemnity.The court disapproved of ... Read more...

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Musharraf should be questioned in Benazir Bhutto’s assassination probe: Ex-ISI chief


December 27th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 27(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf was responsible for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's security and should be questioned by the investigators probing her assassination, former ISI chief Lieutenant ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court can issue notices to spymasters as no one above law: Chief Justice


November 26th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ruled that it has the authority under the constitution to serve notices to intelligence agencies, as no one is above the ... Read more...

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Pakistan jumps up the corruption index


October 26th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Pakistan has climbed up the corruption index from 42nd position in 2009 to 34th this year, as per the new ranking of corrupt countries released by ... Read more...

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Review amendment on judges’ appointment, says Pakistani apex court


October 21st, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday directed the government to review an amendment to the constitution pertaining to appointments of judges to superior court on ... Read more...

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Plea filed in Pak Supreme Court to hire eunuchs for loan recovery


October 17th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 17 (ANI): An application has been filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, seeking a direction to the banks to appoint eunuchs for the recovery of heavy loans against politicians, ... Read more...

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Pakistan government, Supreme Court heading for showdown?


October 15th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) The government and Supreme Court of Pakistan seem to be heading for a showdown after the former's reluctance to furnish a satisfactory answer in court ... Read more...

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Probe begins as 500 NATO tankers go missing in Pakistan


October 11th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) A probe has been initiated into the disappearance of 500 NATO oil tankers and vehicles carrying supplies in Pakistan, an official said.Five hundred oil tankers and vehicles carrying ... Read more...

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Don’t vilify judges: Pakistan Supreme Court


October 3rd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 3 (IANS) In a rare statement, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has warned against "unwarranted and uncalled for comments" on the court's judgments, but welcomes fair comments in "temperate language" ... Read more...

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No clash between parliament, judiciary: Nawaz Sharif


September 28th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Rajanpur, Sep 28 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has claimed that there are no differences between the parliament and the judiciary in the country.Talking to media persons, ... Read more...

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Pak SC throws out govt’s NRO beneficiaries’ list in absence of Zardari’s name


September 28th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the list of 36 beneficiaries of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) presented by the government, and ordered it to submit ... Read more...

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Swiss cases against Zardari may lead to constitutional showdown


September 25th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 25 (ANI): The apex court's decision to reopen Swiss cases against President Asif Ali Zardari has become a major bone of contention between the incumbent government and the Supreme ... Read more...

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SC gives veiled threat to Pak govt over non-implementation of NRO verdict


September 25th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has warned the federal government that if it fails to implement the SC's verdict annulling the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) "in letter ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court orders govt to complete Indian fishermen’s trial within 6 weeks


September 15th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan, while disposing of a petition challenging the continued detention of 582 fishermen of Indian nationality, has ordered the government to complete the ... Read more...

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Justify detention of Indian fishermen: Pakistan apex court


August 27th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the interior ministry to justify the continued detention of Indian fishermen, who had completed their sentence, in different prisons in Sindh ... Read more...

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President has authority to refuse remission to some convicts, rules Pak Supreme Court


August 12th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 12(ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ruled that the President has the authority to grant remission to those convicts who are not accused of heinous offences, and refuse ... Read more...

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Petition filed in Pak Supreme Court over TV channels blocking row


August 12th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 12(ANI): A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan over the blocking of transmission of some TV channels, including Karachi-based Geo News, for airing reports regarding the ... Read more...

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A Q Khan accuses Govt., Army of harassing him


June 13th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.13 (ANI): Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan has accused both the government and military of harassing him unnecessarily by putting security restrictions on his movement.Talking to media ... Read more...

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‘Gilgit Baltistan and Shafqat Inquilabi’ (Part 2)


June 13th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)In any case, naita jees of APHC have myopic view of the struggle and want to see everything with the lenses of religion. Apart from that their struggle is very heavily commercialised ... Read more...

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Man held for labelling trader as Pakistani drug smuggler


May 31st, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) A man who allegedly cheated a trader here and then created a fake website purportedly in the name of the 'ministry of narcotics control' to label him ... Read more...

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Zardari’s electoral eligibility cannot be challenged by any court or authority: SHC


May 13th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 13 (ANI): Backing the electoral validity of President Asif Ali Zardari, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has observed that it can not be challenged before any court of law or ... Read more...

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Following anti-Taliban offensive, NWFP Govt uninterested in implementing shariah


March 8th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar. 8 (ANI): Pakistan's North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) appears to be "less interested" in implementing Sharia following a military operation in Malakand Division.In 2009, on the local population's demand, ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court gives ‘last chance’ implement NRO verdicts


February 20th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 20 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has given "a last chance" to the National Audit Bureau (NAB) chairman to file a progress report on the implementation of National Reconciliation ... Read more...

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Pak Law Ministry looks determined to block NRO cases against Zardari


February 20th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 20 (ANI): Despite being warned by the Supreme Court about the implementation of the NRO verdict, the Pakistani Law Ministry looks determined to block the reopening of Swiss corruption cases ... Read more...

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Justice more important in Pakistan than roti, kapda aur makaan: Imran Khan


February 15th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb. 15 (ANI): Former Pakistani captain Imran Khan has claimed that his country needs justice more than bread, clothing and shelter (roti, kapda aur makaan).The PTI chief's statements came during a ... Read more...

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Kashmir dispute may never be solved, suggests ‘cornered’ Gilani


February 15th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 15 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has suggested that the Kashmir dispute may never be resolved.Gilani's pessimism over the issue was reflected while he was trying to ... Read more...

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Zardari enjoys amnesty only in criminal cases: Ahsan


January 31st, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan.31 (ANI): Senior Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan has said President Asif Ali Zardari enjoys amnesty only in criminal cases and not in civil matters.Talking to reporters on the ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court says issue of missing persons bigger challenge than NRO


January 6th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has said that the issue of the mysterious disappearance of hundreds of persons in Balochistan is posing greater challenges to the country's democracy ... Read more...

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