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Will halt US drone strikes: Imran Khan


February 11th, 2012 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party Imran Khan has said his party will stop US drone strikes in the country if it comes to power.PTI will ... Read more...

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Militants blow up two schools in Pakistan


November 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 13 (IANS) Militants Sunday blew up two government schools in Pakistan's northwest tribal region. There was, however, no loss of life, Geo News reported.A girls' school was ... Read more...

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ANP leader, son killed in Pakistan


November 7th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) A leader of Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) was killed Monday along with his son and security guard while seven others were injured in a suicide ... Read more...

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Life attacks on JUI-F chief reveal gulf between militants and sympathetic Pak politicians


April 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The back-to-back assassination attempts on Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman depict the growing disdain of Islamic militants towards even sympathetic political leaders in Pakistan.Maulana Fazl escaped ... Read more...

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Leaders like Fazlur Rehman vulnerable, says Pakistani daily


April 1st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Leaders like Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who was the target of terror attacks on two successive days, are "vulnerable because they must meet ... Read more...

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JUI-F slams Pak Govt for non-provision of enhanced security to Fazlur Rehman


April 1st, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 1(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has expressed complete dissatisfaction over the security provided by the government to party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman- who also holds the key portfolio of Chairman ... Read more...

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CIA, provincial govt blamed for Swabi suicide attack targeting Pak politician


March 31st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Mar 31(ANI): The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) has blamed the Awami National Party-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for Wednesday's suicide attack on a rally, which was to ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing kills two policemen in Pak


November 1st, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 1(ANI): At least two policemen were killed and 10 others injured in a suicide bomb attack in Swabi district in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday morning.According to the Nation, ... Read more...

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Pakistan puts Buddhist tourism back on track


March 30th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Tourism in Pakistan, affected by Islamist violence since 9/11, is expected to get a boost with the promotion of the major Buddhist heritage site that cradled the first ... Read more...

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Two policemen killed in Peshawar shoot out


December 25th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec. 25 (ANI): At least two policemen were killed in Peshawar when unknown gunmen opened fire on a police checkpost in Pasht Khara area of the provincial capital on Friday.Both the ... Read more...

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80,000 people affected, 450 houses destroyed in Swabi flood: OCHA


August 18th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 18(ANI): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that at least 70,000 to 80,000 people have been affected in Swabi by the floods and ... Read more...

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US envoy seeks more world aid amid Pakistan offensive


June 4th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (DPA) US special envoy Richard Holbrooke appealed Thursday for more world assistance to help families uprooted by the anti-insurgency operation in north-western Pakistan, where the military claimed it ... Read more...

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Thousands of residents flee conflict-hit Mingora


June 1st, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora (Pakistan), June 1 (ANI): Thousands of stranded Mingora residents have fled Mingora and its surrounding localities after security forces relaxed curfew for some hours on Sunday.The residents streamed out of the ... Read more...

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Taliban lying low to fight another day in Pakistan


May 24th, 2009 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Buner (Pakistan), May 24 (DPA) Dressed in worn grey-coloured traditional shalwar kameez and carrying no belongings, Ghazan Khan (a fictitious name) was sitting on a small rock just a ... Read more...

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Taliban, Pakistani army putting civilians to risk: Rights body


May 19th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 19 (IANS) The Taliban's use of landmines and human shields and the Pakistani army's aerial and artillery attacks are placing civilians at "unnecessary risk" in the continued fighting ... Read more...

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Over 1.6 million people displaced in Pakistan, say officials


May 18th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (Xinhua) More than 1.6 million people have been displaced in Pakistan's troubled North West Frontier Province (NWFP), as the battle against the Taliban hots up, officials said Monday. ... Read more...

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Refugees crowd Pakistani camps as army battles Taliban


May 12th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Mardan (Pakistan), May 12 (DPA) Liaquat Umar fled his home after a stray mortar shell exploded almost on his doorstep in Mingora, the main city of Pakistan's Swat ... Read more...

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Over 300,000 Pakistanis displaced in conflict, says UN


May 12th, 2009 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 12 (IANS) The UN refugee agency has appealed to the international community to provide humanitarian aid for some 360,000 people displaced in the conflict in northwest Pakistan. UN high commissioner ... Read more...

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Civilians suffer as Pakistan fights Taliban in Buner


May 4th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Islamabad, May 4 (DPA) As Pakistani military continues its push against Taliban militants in northwestern Buner district, there were reports of dozens of civilian casualties, damage to property and ... Read more...

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Pak abdicating to the Taliban: Clinton


April 23rd, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.23 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has accused the Government of Pakistan of "abdicating" to the Taliban and other extremist groups by ceding large tracts of territory.She ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects arrests in Benazir assassination case


January 8th, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 8 (ANI): The Pakistan Government today rejected the reports that they have arrested several people for their alleged involvement in the assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto from Swabi district. "This ... Read more...

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Pak agencies identify Benazirs shooter


January 8th, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by admin
Lahore, Jan 8 (ANI): Pakistans investigation agencies have identified the man who fired at former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on December 27 when she was leaving Rawalpindis Liaquat Bagh area. Following the identification ... Read more...

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Swat operation an attempt to delay general elections, says Fazl


November 14th, 2007 - 2:58 am ICT by admin
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