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Pak probe team recovers ’spying equipment’ from murder-accused US official’s custody


February 8th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 8(ANI): A Pakistani investigation team has found maps and other 'spying equipment' from the possession of double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis.According to sources, the team recovered a pistol, facial ... Read more...

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Double murder-accused American diplomat in Lahore is a “former US Army officer”


February 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 6(ANI): The office identity card of Raymond Davis, the double murder-accused US diplomat, who has been detained in Pakistan, shows he is a former US Army officer and a defence ... Read more...

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US “continues to encourage” Pak Govt. to ‘release’ double murder-accused diplomat


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3(ANI): Despite Pakistan's snub to the US demand for the double murder accused diplomat's immediate release, the United States' "continues to encourage" the Pakistan Government to free him on the ... Read more...

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Diplomats can be tried for ‘grave’ criminal acts despite immunity, say Pak experts


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 2(ANI): Although staff members of foreign embassies enjoy several privileges and immunity in host countries, they can be tried and convicted under the Vienna Convention in a grave criminal case, ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt. won’t bow to pressure in murder-accused US diplomat’s trial: Shahbaz


February 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 01(ANI): The government of Pakistan's Punjab province will not give in to any "national or international pressure" in the trial of double murder-accused American diplomat Raymond Davis, Chief Minister Shahbaz ... Read more...

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No diplomatic immunity for murder-accused US consulate worker: Pak official


January 30th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 30(ANI): The US diplomat charged with double murder in Pakistan does not enjoy diplomatic immunity, Punjab's Deputy Prosecutor General Rana Bakhtiar has said.US national Raymond Davis, who shot two persons ... Read more...

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US seeks custody of double murder-accused diplomat in Pak over diplomatic immunity


January 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 30(ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter wants the Pakistan government to hand over the US citizen charged with double murder in Lahore to US custody since he enjoys ... Read more...

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Pak brushes off US’ demand for double murder accused diplomat’s immediate release


January 30th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 30(ANI): Rebuffing the United States' demand for the immediate release of a US diplomat charged with double murder in Lahore, Pakistan has said the matter is sub-judice and the legal ... Read more...

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US agencies were forewarned about Headley 4 times before 2008 Mumbai bombings (PART-2)


November 6th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by ANI
The first tip against Headley came in New York in early October 2001 from a former girlfriend, who told agents that he and his mother supported Pakistani extremists and even quoted him ... Read more...

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US denies Headley wives’ warnings ignored


October 19th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The United States has admitted that one of the wives of David Headley twice warned the US embassy in Pakistan about her husband's terrorist links, ... Read more...

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NATO denies firing mortars into Pakistan


September 11th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 11 (ANI): The US embassy in Pakistan has denied allegations that NATO soldiers had fired across the border from Afghanistan into North Waziristan, damaging a number of homes and ... Read more...

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Half million people affected in Pakistan floods (Lead)


August 6th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (IANS) More than 500,000 people have been evacuated in Pakistan's Sindh province as floods continue to wreak havoc in the country, killing at least 1,600 people, a media report ... Read more...

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US pledges extra $25 mn for Pakistan flood victims


August 6th, 2010 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 6 (DPA) The US Thursday announced an additional $25 million in aid to help Pakistan deal with the worst floods in the country's 63-year existence. The US, which sees Pakistan as ... Read more...

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US Embassy in Pakistan offers six lakh as compensation for killing


July 27th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jul 27 (ANI): The US Embassy in Pakistan has offered Rupees six lakh as compensation to relatives of deceased Jawadur Rehman, who was crushed to death by a speeding vehicle driven ... Read more...

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US seeks access to detained Osama hunter


June 18th, 2010 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) The US is seeking access to an American who was detained in Pakistan after he allegedly tried to enter Afghanistan on a mission to hunt and kill Al ... Read more...

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Another Pakistani arrested in Times Square bombing case


May 22nd, 2010 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan have arrested the son of a prominent catering company owner in connection with the failed Times Square bombing case, US and Pakistani officials said. Salman ... Read more...

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Gates to ask Islamabad to stop criticising US drone strikes publicly


January 18th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 18 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, who will arrive in Pakistan with a 125-member delegation this week, is likely to urge Islamabad to stop publicly criticising US drone ... Read more...

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US embassy in Pakistan wants bulletproof vehicles for its staff


December 26th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) The US embassy has formally requested the Pakistani government to provide bulletproof vehicles for its diplomats and other American staff posted in this country. The concerned authorities are ... Read more...

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US says Blackwater doesn’t have arms warehouse in Pakistan


October 24th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 24 (ANI): US embassy in Pakistan has quashed media reports that private US security firm Blackwater has a warehouse in Islamabad, which is involved in illegal arms trading.Earlier, a Pakistani ... Read more...

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US embassy condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan


October 15th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) The US embassy in Pakistan has "strongly" condemned the terrorist attacks in Lahore Thursday and the suicide bombings in Peshawar and Kohat towns in the country's restive ... Read more...

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US shocked by Pakistani media’s hype over Marine deployment


September 20th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.20 (ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson has expressed dismay at the Pakistani media's reports regarding the presence of 1000 Marines in the country, saying the reports of arrival of ... Read more...

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Pakistan police raid firm providing security to US embassy


September 19th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Following a raid here early Saturday, the police claim to have recovered 61 illegal guns and nine pistols from the offices of a private security firm providing security ... Read more...

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US embassy in Pakistan denies its diplomat dclared PNG


August 12th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) The US embassy here has denied reports that one of its diplomats had been declared persona-non-grata after an apparent scuffle with the police in the northwestern city of ... Read more...

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US rushing $5mn emergency aid to Pakistan


May 13th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 13 (IANS) The US is rushing an initial $5 million in emergency aid to Pakistan to help people uprooted by the fighting against extremists, according to the State ... Read more...

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US embassy in Pak resume work shutdown


April 13th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.13 (ANI): The US embassy in Pakistan has decided to resume consular work from Monday (today) after suspending its operations last Friday in the wake of a terror threat."The US embassy's ... Read more...

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US embassy suspends consular services in Islamabad


April 10th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) The US embassy in Pakistan's capital suspended consular services Friday due to "heightened security", an official said. However, the US consulates in Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar will be open ... Read more...

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US embassy suspends visa services in Pakistan


September 25th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (Xinhua) The US embassy in Pakistan Thursday suspended its visa and all other consular services over security concerns, said an embassy spokesman. "The embassy temporarily suspended routine consular services ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to allow foreign powers access to n-facilities


April 18th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by admin
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Reiterating that its nuclear programme was safe, Pakistan Friday said it would not allow representatives of the US or any other foreigners to attend National Command ... Read more...

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Potential for Feb 18 poll violence worrying US: Condoleezza Rice


February 14th, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said the United States was concerned over the potential for violence during the February 18 elections in Pakistan.While presenting her last ... Read more...

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