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Supreme Court ruling allows Zardari to contest polls
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday waived the minimum eligibility criteria that a candidate needed to be a graduate to contest the national and provincial parliaments, paving the way for Asif Ali Zardari, the head of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), to contest the June 18 by-polls.

Monday, April 21, 2008 8:45:36 PM

Britain backs Pakistan's efforts for re-entry into Commonwealth
Islamabad, April 21 (DPA) British Foreign Secretary David Miliband Monday applauded the democratic transition in Pakistan and said his country backed Islamabad's bid for re-entry into the Commonwealth.

Monday, April 21, 2008 8:38:57 PM

Sarabjit Singh's sister pleads for his life again
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Two mercy petitions were filed for Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on death row in a Pakistan jail, including one by his sister Dalbir Kaur, a senior government official said Monday.

Monday, April 21, 2008 6:00:11 PM

Pakistani lawmaker plans documentary to counter anti-Islam film
Islamabad, April 21 (DPA) A Pakistani lawmaker has launched a project to make a documentary in response to the Internet release of an anti-Islam film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, a media reports said Monday.

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:50:25 PM

Pakistan conducts training launch of Hatf VI (Lead)
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Monday successfully conducted the first training launch of its long-range ballistic missile Hatf VI.

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:25:30 PM

Pakistan conducts back-to-back tests of nuclear-capable missile (Lead)
Islamabad, April 21 (DPA) Pakistan Monday successfully test-fired its longest-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile for the second time in three days.

Monday, April 21, 2008 3:54:51 PM

Pakistan tests long-range missile
Islamabad, April 21 (Xinhua) Pakistan Monday test-fired a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, said Dawn News.

Monday, April 21, 2008 11:47:56 AM

Revision of Pakistan by-polls schedule raises eyebrows
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) The Election Commission's unexpected move to revise the by-election schedule 'continues to be discussed in political circles as this is a unique instance in the commission's history', a media report Sunday said.

Sunday, April 20, 2008 2:19:21 PM

Pakistan to host tripartite summit on regional peace
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Afghanistan and Turkey will join hosts Pakistan in June for their second tripartite summit to discuss peace and stability in the region.

Sunday, April 20, 2008 1:46:38 PM

Ready to become PM if needed: Zardari
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari says he will contest the June 18 by-poll to the lower house of parliament and could take over as prime minister if the 'need arises'.

Sunday, April 20, 2008 1:03:26 PM

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