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New ordinance gives Pakistani army sweeping powers
Islamabad, Nov 11 (IANS) A week after imposing emergency, President Pervez Musharraf has promulgated an ordinance to amend the Pakistan Army Act 1952 allowing military courts to try civilians for serious offences like terrorism.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 10:53:45 AM

Arc of instability in Pakistan raises scary scenario (Commentary)
What happens next politically and militarily in Pakistan as it slips further into chaos, becoming increasingly ungovernable, is of fundamental significance not only regionally but beyond as the Taliban-led offensive intensifies in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 7:23:11 AM

Benazir arrested, served 3-day detention order (Roundup)
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto was formally arrested Friday and served with a three-day detention order after she attempted to slip past a security cordon around her residence to attend a protest rally in adjacent Rawalpindi.

Friday, November 09, 2007 8:01:56 PM

Blast in NW Pakistan kills four
Islamabad, Nov 9 (Xinhua) At least four people were killed Friday in a blast outside a minister's residence in northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to local press reports.

Friday, November 09, 2007 7:24:30 PM

Benazir formally arrested ahead of rally (Second Lead)
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto was formally arrested Friday after the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader attempted to escape the police guarding her residence here to prevent her from attending a protest rally in nearby Rawalpindi.

Friday, November 09, 2007 6:12:37 PM

Benazir's followers clash with police after her house arrest (Lead)
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) Street battles between activists of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the police erupted Friday as the party's supporters tried to reach the venue of a rally where former premier Benazir Bhutto was scheduled to make a speech. She was placed under house arrest instead.

Friday, November 09, 2007 2:08:40 PM

Benazir under house arrest before scheduled rally
Islamabad, Nov 9 (DPA) Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was placed under house arrest in Islamabad Friday morning to prevent her from holding a rally in the neighbouring town of Rawalpindi against the state of emergency promulgated by President Pervez Musharraf.

Friday, November 09, 2007 11:20:05 AM

Pro-Taliban militants claim surrender of 60 Pakistani soldiers
Islamabad, Nov 9 (DPA) Pro-Taliban militants said early Friday that 60 paramilitary troops had surrendered to them in Pakistan's volatile northwestern valley of Swat.

Friday, November 09, 2007 9:58:55 AM

Power-sharing talks with Musharraf 'suspended': Bhutto
Islamabad, Nov 8 (DPA) Pakistan's former prime minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto said Thursday that her power-sharing talks with President General Pervez Musharraf were suspended since his imposition of the emergency rule last week.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 10:40:44 PM

Under-pressure Musharraf says elections by Feb 15 (Roundup)
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Acting under intense international pressure and condemnation, President Pervez Musharraf said Thursday that the emergency will be lifted soon and general elections will be held before Feb 15.

Thursday, November 08, 2007 6:39:46 PM

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