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300,000 tourists flock to terror-hit Swat valley


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) A staggering 300,000 tourists from across the country have visited the picturesque yet terror-ravaged Swat valley in northwest Pakistan since the beginning of Eid, a ... Read more...

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Pakistani singer gunned down


June 19th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Famous Pashto singer Ghazala Javed and her father were shot dead by motorcycle-borne gunmen in Pakistan's Peshawar city, police said.The attack took place in Dabgari area ... Read more...

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Bus accident in northern Pakistan kills 6, injures 23


January 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by BNO News
SWAT, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people were killed on Monday when a speeding minibus overturned in northern Pakistan, police said on Tuesday. More than 20 others were injured.The accident ... Read more...

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UAE rebuilds school in Swat


November 26th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Swat Valley (Pakistan) , Nov 26 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has opened its first school in Swat valley, as part of its Pakistan Assistance Programme directed by President Khalifa Bin ... Read more...

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Pakistan deploys army to stop cross-border attacks


October 19th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan has deployed the army and the paramilitary along the frontier with Afghanistan to stop cross-border militants' attacks, the chief military spokesman said Tuesday.Major General Athar ... Read more...

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25 Pakistani troopers killed in Taliban attack: Army


August 27th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Several hundred Taliban militants from Afghanistan Saturday launched a cross-border attack at several border check-points in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, killing 25 security personnel, the ... Read more...

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Six die in Pakistan suicide blast


July 11th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) At least six people, including three policemen, were killed and 19 injured Monday in a suicide blast at a political gathering in Pakistan's restive northwest, a ... Read more...

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Pakistani leader shot dead


May 28th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) A leader of Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) was gunned down Saturday in Swat valley in the northwest tribal region, a media report said.Militants stormed the ... Read more...

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15 dead in Pakistan check post attack (Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) At least 15 security personnel were killed and several others were injured when militants attacked a check post in northwest Pakistan, media reports said Friday.Militants ... Read more...

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Taliban gained support in Pak’s Swat valley using local grievances: World Bank


April 10th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 10(ANI): The Taliban gained support in Pakistan's Swat valley in part by hinging upon a variety of local grievances like weaknesses in local law enforcement and justice institutions, a ... Read more...

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Taliban blow up two girls’ schools in Pakistan


March 25th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Suspected Taliban militants blew up two girls' schools in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, an official said Friday.The primary schools were blown up ... Read more...

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US wants Pak action against Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in North Waziristan


March 19th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19(ANI): The US commander in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, has said that it is important that Pakistani forces launch an operation to crack down on Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in North ... Read more...

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Extremism-moderation battle in Pak to affect West’s war on terror success: Zardari


March 6th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6(ANI): The assassinations of Pakistan Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti and former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer serve as a warning that the battle between extremism and moderation in the ... Read more...

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Dancing girls back in Pakistan’s Swat Valley


February 17th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) With the departure of the Taliban from Pakistan's Swat Valley, the music has returned and fair-skinned dancing girls are back in business.A locality in the eastern part ... Read more...

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Faiz is beyond India-Pakistan politics: Daughter


February 12th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Lahore, Feb 12 (IANS) Renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's daughter Salima Hashmi says the poet is beyond the politics of India and Pakistan and can be a bridge ... Read more...

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Pak Army-funded TV drama depicts heroism of Taliban-fighting soldiers


February 10th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 10(ANI): Emotive tales of Pakistan's Taliban-fighting soldiers are being aired on television in an army-funded drama that casts the war on terror in a positive light.The multimillion-dollar drama is ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army begins to relocate from Swat


February 1st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Thousands of Pakistani Army soldiers have begun to shift out from Swat Valley and turn over security to the law-enforcement agencies in the area that was once ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army helps 45 couples tie the knot


January 26th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has helped 45 poor couples get married at a ceremony held in the restive Swat valley."I have no words to express my joy," said an ... Read more...

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Pak Army-funded TV drama to depict heroism of Taliban-fighting soldiers


January 17th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 17(ANI): Emotive tales of Pakistan's Taliban-fighting soldiers will air on television in an army-funded drama that casts the war on terror in a positive light.The multimillion-dollar drama will be ... Read more...

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US failed to get Pakistani Army chief to target Taliban


January 1st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) All efforts by US officials to convince Pakistani Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to attack the Taliban's safe havens in Pakistan have failed so far and ... Read more...

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US efforts fail to convince Pakistan’s top general to target safe Taliban havens


January 1st, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 1(ANI): Countless efforts made by the United States to persuade Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Kayani to target safe terrorist havens inside Pakistan territory have failed so far, and ... Read more...

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Pakistan shifted emphasis away from India border, says US


December 18th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Pakistan was shifting its emphasis away from its eastern border with India, a decision it had taken on its own because of a "definite shift" in Islamabad's military ... Read more...

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Nine militants killed in Pakistan


December 11th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Nine militants were killed Saturday in fighting with security forces in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley and Mohmand tribal region, a media report said.Five militants were killed in Swat ... Read more...

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11 Taliban militants killed in Pakistan


December 10th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Eleven Taliban militants, including a rebel commander, were killed in fighting with the security forces in northwestern Pakistan, Xinhua reported Friday.Three militants and a rebel commander were ... Read more...

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Another female Taliban victim demands justice


December 6th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A woman who was publicly lashed after being accused of adultery by Taliban militants three years ago in Pakistan's Swat valley had got an FIR ... Read more...

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16 killed in Pakistan bus accident


December 5th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and 42 injured Sunday in a bus accident in northwest Pakistan, a media report said.The accident occurred in Mallam Jabba in Swat ... Read more...

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US kept Pak Army’s extra-judicial killings in Swat secret


December 1st, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): The United States refused to comment publicly on the culture of revenge in the Pakistan Army resulted in hundreds of extra-judicial killings in Swat Valley and tribal ... Read more...

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Pakistani woman publicly lashed by Taliban wants justice


November 30th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) A Pakistani woman who was publicly lashed by Taliban militants on charges of adultery two years ago Tuesday appeared before the media and demanded justice ... Read more...

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Pak must act against LeT, bring Mumbai perpetrators to speedy justice: Blake


November 17th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Pakistan must make progress against terrorists in places like North Waziristan, and there must be progress against the Punjab-based groups such as Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LeT) that pose a ... Read more...

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Swat locals frustrated over govt’s apathy after Army offensive


November 14th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Drushkhela, Nov 14 (ANI): The absence of virtually any follow-through by the government after Pakistan military declared the Swat Valley cleared of the Taliban last year has turned the locals' hope ... Read more...

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Pak troops linked to abuses could lose American aid


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 22 (ANI): The Obama administration plans to refuse to train or equip about a half-dozen Pakistani Army units that are believed to have killed unarmed prisoners and civilians during ... Read more...

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HR group hopes Kayani-ordered ‘execution by soldiers’ probe ‘not a mere sham’


October 8th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 8 (ANI): A HR group has expressed the hope that Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani's probe into the video clips that show men in soldiers' uniforms gunning ... Read more...

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Swat varsity’s VC shot dead


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Noted Islamic scholar and vice-chancellor of Swat University, Muhammad Farooq Khan, was assassinated Saturday in a northwestern city of Pakistan."Farooq had just stepped out ... Read more...

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Obama names India, Pakistan among drug majors


September 17th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has identified India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and 17 other countries as major drug transit or major illicit drug-producing nations.The other countries on ... Read more...

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Flood relief efforts force Pakistan Army to alter plans against terrorists


September 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kalam, Sept 14 (ANI): Pakistani military officials have said that the flood relief effort undertaken by the country's armed forces have forced the army to alter plans to combat Taliban and ... Read more...

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