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Suicide bomber kills 10 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 16 (DPA) A suicide bomber targeting the office of an election candidate in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas killed at least 10 people Saturday on the final day of campaigning for crucial parliamentary elections, officials and local reports said.

Saturday, February 16, 2008 7:15:23 PM

Pakistan takes 'every possible step' for peaceful polls
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The Pakistan government has deployed about 81,000 troops of the army throughout the country, with focus on areas that have been identified as sensitive, to counter threats of violence and terrorism on the polling day Monday, says the caretaker interior minister.

Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:26:07 PM

Pakistan parties wage bitter media wars, campaigning ends
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan political parties were engaged in a bitter media campaigning, charging one another of betraying the people as electioneering for the Monday polls ended Saturday.

Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:06:43 PM

No rules binding media coverage of polls: Election Commission
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) The Pakistani media can begin announcing the results of the general election Monday evening itself, soon after officials declare them, as no code of conduct has been prescribed.

Saturday, February 16, 2008 4:06:34 PM

Eight killed as jeep falls into ravine in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 16 (Xinhua) At least eight people have been killed and two injured when a passenger jeep skidded off the road and fell into a deep ravine in northwest Pakistan, media reports said Saturday.

Saturday, February 16, 2008 2:18:35 PM

Pakistan elections to cost over $3 billion
Islamabad, Feb 16(IANS) The Feb 18 elections to elect a new National Assembly and provincial legislatures in Pakistan would cost a record $3 billion, according to a survey.

Saturday, February 16, 2008 2:02:12 PM

Pakistan gets ready for 'mother of all elections' (Curtainraiser)
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan goes to the polls Monday to elect members to its national parliament and four provincial assemblies in a contest President Pervez Musharraf describes as the 'mother of all elections' but which others say is the most colourless in decades.

Saturday, February 16, 2008 1:38:29 PM

Pilot dies in Pakistan Air Force jet crash
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A jet aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has crashed near Sargodha in Punjab, killing its pilot.

Saturday, February 16, 2008 12:34:15 PM

Pakistan polls could be rigged, alleges rights body
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Human Rights Watch (HRW) Friday said it has an audio recording of a top Pakistani government official saying that Monday's elections will be rigged in favour of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Quaid), a party backed by President Pervez Musharraf.

Friday, February 15, 2008 8:56:47 PM

India, Pakistan agree to increase weekly flights (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) India and Pakistan Friday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on air service between the two countries, increasing the frequency of flights a week to 28 from the present 12 for each side.

Friday, February 15, 2008 6:37:36 PM

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