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  • TRIYADH - Saudi Arabia on Sunday condemned the blast in Quetta that claimed lives of several innocent people and left many others injured, Radio Pakistan reported. The embassy of Saudi Arabia issued a statement ensuring support of Riyadh for Islamabad. “Saudi Arabia stands with Pakistan ...

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  • TQUETTA - Awami National Party local leader and his brother were killed in an improvised explosive device attack on Friday morning in Harnai district of Balochistan. “The vehicle of ANP leader Abdur Razzaq and his brother Abdul Khaliq, was targeted with IED in Sharag, a tehsil of Harnai. Asa ...

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  • TKARACHI - Rangers ended an hour-long siege of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senior leader Farooq Sattar’s residence in Karachi yesterday, reported a private TV channel. More than eight vehicles carrying as many as 30 paramilitary troops raided the street housing Sattar's residence at PIB ...

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  • TNEW DELHI - Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which was here to probe the Pathankot terror strike, wrapped up its investigations on Thursday. The team will leave for Pakistan today (Friday). The JIT on Thursday completed recording statements of the witnesses and was handed over some ...

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  • TISLAMABAD: Europe plans to accelerate the deportation of tens of thousands of illegal Pakistani migrants in a bid to free up space and resources for refugees with more legitimate asylum requests, a senior diplomat said Monday. According to report in Washington Post, Dimitris Avramopoulos, the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Gullu Butt, the man who is hated by everyone since the day he smashed the screens of many a vehicle parked outside the Minhajul Quran Secretariat in Model Towna few months ago, has apologised to the nation and members of Dr Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).In an interview ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday sacked Provincial Industrial Minister Shaukat Yousafzai and Chief Minister’s Advisor Yasin Khalil over incapability to perform their jobs, reported a private TV channel.According to an official announcement, Shaukat Yousafzai and Yasin ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has announced that a Basant festival will be held in Lahore.He made the statement while addressing at the inaugural ceremony of Punjab Youth Festival on Saturday. Hamza Shahbaz said Basant would be made part of sports festival, ...

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  • TDHAKA - Bangladesh summoned Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Dhaka on Tuesday to lodge its protest over the resolution adopted by the National Assembly of Pakistan expressing concern over the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh leadr Abdul Quader Molla.Pakistan High Commissioner in Dhaka ...

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  • TSIALKOTThere is no let up in weeklong flour crisis in Sialkot district as people continue to suffer great ordeal in getting flour across the district and it seems the situation is getting worst “apparently” due to the widespread apathy on the part of the district administration and ...

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  • TLAHORE - New emerging star all-rounder Anwar Ali has said that he was looking to serve Pakistan cricket in a big way after getting an instant success in his debut One-dayer against South Africa at Cape Town. “It was great honour to achieve something in first ODI for Pakistan. But I am setting ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khan Baig has ordered the police to step up clampdown on the elements involved in gas and electricity theft all over the province. The provincial police chief issued these directions while addressing the second Regional Police Officers’ ...

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  • T islamabad The Election Commission of Pakistan has compiled 44 general elections results of National Assembly and 120 of the Provincial Assemblies and their details would be released soon.Secretary ECP Ishtiak Ahmed Khan informed this while addressing a media briefing here on Sunday. He said that ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - CIA drone strikes in Pakistan are “a clear violation of our sovereignty and a violation of international law” that threaten stable relations between the two governments, Washing Post quoted Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman as saying ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - US media identified the other woman as 37-year-old Jill Kelley, a "social liaison" to a Florida air force base who apparently had a longstanding friendship with Petraeus but no official status in the military.The FBI launched an inquiry after Kelley said she had received vicious emails ...

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  • TLAMABAD - The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources on Monday demanded devolution of the petroleum ministry and a price adjustment mechanism on daily or monthly basis instead of the current weekly review, reported a private TV channel.The committee made the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Country's textile exports has drastically reduced by 10 per cent during eleven months (July-May) of the outgoing financial year 2011-12 as it has recorded at $11.273 billion in period under review against $ 12.472 billion of same period last year.According to the figures released by ...

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  • TLAHORE - A Sugarcane Research Board would be set up at Chak Jhumra to increase the production of sugarcane through modern scientific research under the supervision of PSMA. It was decided in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Senior Advisor to CM Punjab Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa on ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Nepalese Ambassador Wednesday gave a good recipe to jack-up Pak-Nepal economic relations and enumerated well-tailored measures to boost up existing trade figures that have no match to their respective potentials.The Ambassador, Bharat Raj Paudyal, was speaking at the Lahore Chamber of ...

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  • TThe war in Afghanistan is destabilising Pakistan and seriously undermining efforts to restore its democratic institutions and economic prosperity after a decade of military dictatorship, President Asif Ali Zardari has told the Guardian newspaper. Speaking during an exclusive interview in the ...

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  • TIn yet another twist to the Ajmer blast probe, Swami Aseemanand, who had confessed his role in the Ajmer, Mecca masjid, Malegaon and the Samjhota Express blasts, retracted his statement, accusing investigating agencies of forcing him to confess. At an Ajmer court on Tuesday, Aseemanand submitted a ...

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  • TTALIBAN leader Mullah Omar has rejected allegations of President Hamid Karzai about torching schools in Afghanistan, saying Taliban are not involved in this activity, reported a private TV channel on Sunday. In a statement, spokesman of Mullah Omar, Zabihullah Mujahid said Taliban even dont ...

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  • TUS Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen Thursday said the US wants Pakistan to take speedy action against Qaeda and Taliban elements holed up in North Waziristan tribal region. Noting that Pakistani security forces had conducted nine major operations in the past two years in areas ...

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  • TSukkur Police on Tuesday arrested two terrorists and recovered 12 Kalashnikov rifles and ammunition, as they foiled the plot to target Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis rally organised in connection with the foundation day of Pakistan Peoples Party. The arrests were made when Excise Police raided ...

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  • TFederal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati of JUI-F Sunday turned red-hot against his own government by pointing out corruption in various sectors, reported a private TV channel on Sunday. Addressing a ceremony in Mansehra, Swati demanded removal of Federal Minister for Religious ...

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  • TPUNJAB Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has declared that under the circumstances, imposition of Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) will not be allowed. We dont have any objection on imposing taxes, but in the current scenario when people are facing inflation and rulers have failed to control their ...

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  • TPRESIDENT Asif Ali Zardaris visit to Russia has been put off at Islamabads request and the new dates are still to be fixed, a Russian Foreign Minstry official said. Mr Zardari was expected in Moscow on May 20, at the invitation of President Medvedev. However, they have expressed inability to ...

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  • TCourt-martial of a military officer and two civilians, who went missing in Rawalpindi a few months back, will start on Friday (tomorrow) on charges of spying and inciting army personnel to get involved in terrorist acts, reported BBC on Wednesday. Colonel Shahid Bashir, a former Air Force pilot and ...

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  • TMQM MNA Wasim Akhtar has said that his party will back any Constitutional resolution if tabled in National Assembly against former President Pervez Musharraf. Talking to a private TV channel, Wasim said that his party would cooperate if Article 6 was invoked against Pervez Musharraf for the steps ...

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  • TINDIAN Foreign Ministry officials denied Saturday of receiving any letter written by Ajmal Qasab asking Pakistani High Commission for legal aid, reported a private TV channel. Meanwhile, Pakistani Deputy Head of Mission in New Delhi Afrasiab Mehdi said Saturday that the High Commission had not ...

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