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Pakistan seeks Afghan talks over Taliban: Official

  KABUL: Pakistan has made overtures to Afghanistan to resume talks over the Taliban which broke down following the assassination of Kabul’s chief peace envoy, an official said on Sunday. Relations between the neighbours are often tense and Kabul has accused Pakistan in the past of supporting the Taliban and associated militant groups that are waging […]

Pakistan president arrives home from Dubai

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari arrived home from Dubai early Friday, officials said, against a backdrop of mounting tension and challenges to his government’s precarious rule. A presidential official said Zardari, who spent more than a week in a Dubai hospital for treatment last month, returned in the early hours of Friday after a […]

National Assembly pays respects to Pagaro

  ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and parliamentary leaders of all political parties in the National Assembly on Thursday paid rich tribute to Pir Pagaro, the spiritual head of the Hur community, calling his death a colossal loss for the country and democratic politics. As the house opened a specially-convened session amid growing tension between […]

Turkish firm serves notice on govt

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12: Amid proceedings against rental power projects in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim AS of Turkey has served a notice of default on government of Pakistan for Islamabad News Sources

Bill rectifying by-polls to be tabled in NA, SC told

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12: The government will table a bill during the current session of the National Assembly to rectify a constitutional wrong which surfaced after the election of a number of people to parliament and Islamabad News Sources

SC orders verification of military claim about Swat ‘terrorist’

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12: The Supreme Court ordered the Defence Secretary on Thursday to verify claims made by military authorities while branding a Swat resident a terrorist. Islamabad News Sources

PML-N hints at tabling no-trust move

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12: The Pakistan Muslim League-N decided on Thursday to launch a campaign to mount pressure on the government starting with a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Islamabad News Sources

Generals quietly review options

ISLAMABAD, Jan 12: Amid an intensifying row with the government, army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani met the corps commanders on Thursday at an unannounced session of the military’s top brass that studied   Islamabad News Sources

Commission findings: No culprit named in Saleem Shahzad report

  LAHORE:  The Saleem Shahzad Commission was asked to submit its report within six weeks of its formation. Six months down the line however, its final findings show little.  The report, presented to the prime minister on Tuesday, has not held any institution or individual responsible for the abduction, torture and murder of the journalist, […]

Gilani says PPP can’t be frightened

ISLAMABAD, Jan 10: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani continued to flaunt his defiance on Tuesday, but his criticism was not directly aimed at the Supreme Court options about implementation of the NRO suggested Islamabad News Sources

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