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Rezaul H Laskar is the Foreign Affairs Editor at Hindustan Times. His interests include movies and music.

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India, Pak share fresh info on terror incidents

India and Pakistan on Tuesday shared "fresh information" on terrorist incidents and agreed to continue assisting each other in investigating and preventing such acts.

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Updated on Jun 24, 2008 08:04 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Sharif disqualification to be challenged

Pakistan Govt says it will move the Supreme Court against a High Court order to bar ex-premier Nawaz Sharif from contesting by-polls.

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Updated on Jun 24, 2008 06:49 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

'An impeachment motion against Musharraf any time'

The PML-N, a key ally in the PPP-led coalition government, says it is prepared to move an impeachment motion against President Pervez Musharraf at "any time."

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Updated on Jun 21, 2008 08:20 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Pakistan moves to commute death term

Former human rights minister Ansar Burney said it is a "great decision" which will help Sarabjit and ensure release of all those who have completed their life terms.

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Updated on Jun 21, 2008 07:06 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

No 'safe exit' for Musharraf: Sharif

Former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif says President Pervez Musharraf must be held accountable for all his actions.

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Updated on Jun 14, 2008 08:13 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

PML-N to 'swallow bitter pill' for democracy

Nawaz Sharif's PML-N says it may consider accepting a controversial law issued by President Pervez Musharraf.

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Updated on Jun 07, 2008 03:50 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

'I will not become a useless vegetable'

Embattled Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf makes it clear that he has no plans to quit or go into exile.

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Updated on Jun 07, 2008 08:49 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Sharif brothers can contest by-polls: EC

Pakistan's Election Commission on Sunday allowed them to contest the by-polls to be held later this month.

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Updated on Jun 01, 2008 05:18 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

US asks Pak to tackle terrorism

Britain calls on Pakistan and Afghanistan to work together to face the challenge posed by the Taliban.

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Updated on May 26, 2008 09:08 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

PPP finalises constitutional reforms package

Pakistan's ruling PPP says it has finalised a sweeping 62-point package of constitutional reforms aimed at curbing President Pervez Musharraf's powers.

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Updated on May 23, 2008 10:34 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

'Musharraf snaps contacts with PPP'

Pervez Musharraf snaps its informal talks with the ruling PPP following Asif Ali Zardari's stinging comments describing him as a relic of the past and an unelected and non-democratic president.

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Updated on May 23, 2008 02:41 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Bhutto murder: Pak to request for UN probe

The Pak Foreign Minister will travel to New York next month to formally request the UN to probe into former PM Benazir's assassination.

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Updated on May 22, 2008 08:55 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Pak drafts package to rein in Musharraf

Pak Govt is giving finishing touches to a Constitutional amendment package that will minify President Musharraf's powers and pave the way for reinstating judges.

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Updated on May 20, 2008 01:44 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Pakistan coalition duel intensifies over petty row

PPP Chairman Asif Ali Zardari lashes out at PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif for not taking steps to release his friend who is in a Punjab jail for nine years.

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Updated on May 19, 2008 07:01 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Pakistan coalition duel intensifies

In a sign of growing rancour, PPP Chairman Asif Ali Zardari lashes out at PML-N president for not taking steps to release his friend lodge in a Punjab jail on charges of drug smuggling.

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Updated on May 19, 2008 04:45 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

PPP hopes PML-N will do a re-think

PPP decides to keep the ministerial portfolios vacant hoping to bring around ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's party.

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Updated on May 13, 2008 08:52 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Pak Govt in crisis as PML-N stands firm

Nawaz Sharif and his brother PML-N's chief Shahbaz say they will make an "important announcement" later today.

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Updated on May 12, 2008 04:28 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Zardari evades May 12 deadline

Sparking speculation that the differences with the PML-N on the issue are yet to be resolved, the PPP co-chairman has not committed himself to the deadline.

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Updated on May 03, 2008 10:30 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Sarabjit's kin leaves Pak, appeals for mercy

Sarabjit Singh's family described him as a "victim of bad luck" and appealed to the Pakistan government to pardon him as they left for India following a week-long visit to the country.

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Updated on Apr 29, 2008 02:10 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Don't hang Sarabjit: Nawaz Sharif

However, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief did not favour an unconditional pardon for Sarabjit. He further adds that, he should be send back to Pak if evidence is found against him.

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Updated on Apr 29, 2008 03:26 AM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

I'll send petition on Sarabjit's behalf: Burney

Former Pakistan minister Ansar Burney says the plea would be hand delivered to the President and the PM.

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Updated on Apr 25, 2008 05:46 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Sarabjit appeals for meeting with daughter Poonam

Sarabjit Singh makes an emotional appeal to be allowed to meet Poonam whom he has never seen, as Pak Govt says his execution has not been put off further.

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Updated on Apr 19, 2008 08:40 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Burney to file fresh appeal for mercy to Sarabjit

Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney says he will file a fresh appeal seeking clemency for the Indian national as there were many loopholes in his conviction.

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Updated on Apr 18, 2008 09:03 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Burney to visit India to meet Sarabjit's kin

Leading rights activist, Ansar Burney, will meet Sarabjit's family next month to gather evidence they claim to have about his innocence.

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Updated on Mar 27, 2008 03:58 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Burney calls for 'early release' of Sarabjit

Leading human rights activist Ansar Burney requests PM-designate Yousuf Raza Gilani to convert the death sentence into life term.

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Updated on Mar 24, 2008 05:26 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

'No Pak prisoner to be freed for Sarabjit'

Minister of State for Home Sriprakahsh Jaiswal says this when asked if there is any move for swapping prisoners.

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Updated on Mar 20, 2008 09:24 PM IST
PTI | By, New Delhi/islamabad

PPP, allies finalise power-sharing formula

The Pakistan Peoples Party and its allies finalise a formula for power-sharing in their planned Govt though there is still no word on the coalition's PM candidate.

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Updated on Mar 18, 2008 08:01 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

No request from India on clemency for Sarabjit - Pak

Interior ministry spokesman Javed Iqbal Cheema said there has not been any official contact by the Indian government on the issue of clemency for Sarabjit.

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Updated on Mar 18, 2008 07:55 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Fahim offers to stand aside for Zardari

PPP vice-chairman Makhdoom Amin Fahim offers to stand aside for Asif Ali Zardari in the race for premiership.

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Updated on Mar 18, 2008 06:00 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad

Pakistan set to have first woman Speaker

PPP on Tuesday nominated 51-year-old Mirza, a medical graduate, and Faisal Karim Kundi as its candidates for the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively of the lower house of parliament.

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Updated on Mar 18, 2008 03:35 PM IST
PTI | By, Islamabad
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