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Pakistani forces recapture key town from Taliban
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have recaptured a key town from the Taliban in the country's restive northwest and the operations against them would last another week, the military said Thursday, even as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani called for national unity in the struggle against terrorism.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:12:37 PM

Lahore women's college bans jeans
Lahore, April 30 (IANS) Apparently bowing to terror threats, a prominent women's college here known for its progressive outlook has barred its students from wearing jeans and other figure-hugging outfits but the institution says it is only going by the rules.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:46:23 PM

Pakistan to move World Bank against Kashmir hydro project
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Pakistan is examining various options, including the appointment of an arbitrator by the World Bank, against India's diversion of the Jhelum river to the Wullar Barrage and what it terms the faulty design of the Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, the foreign office said Thursday.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:18:50 PM

Pakistan PM urges unity against terror, cleric sues for peace
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Saying a military operation against the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest was meant to restore the writ of the government, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday urged the nation to unite in the war against terror as a radical cleric sued for peace.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 6:04:14 PM

29 killed in Karachi ethnic violence
Karachi, April 30 (IANS) Shoot-at-sight orders were enforced in Pakistan's financial capital Thursday after at least 29 people were killed in ethnic violence that saw unidentified attackers go on a shooting spree.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:18:18 PM

Five injured in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, April 30 (Xinhua) Five people were injured Thursday in a blast in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, a media report said.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:19:10 PM

Cleric says anti-Taliban raids to spread insurgency in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 30 (DPA) A hardline cleric who negotiated a peace deal between the government and Islamist militants Thursday said that anti-Taliban military operations in Pakistan's north-west would spread insurgency in the region.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:10:21 PM

Ethnic violence erupts in Karachi, 27 killed
Islamabad, April 30 (DPA) At least 27 people were killed and around three dozen injured in ethnic violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police and health officials said Thursday.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:03:35 PM

Karachi tense as 25 killed in ethnic clashes
Karachi, April 30 (IANS) Tension gripped this largest city of Pakistan after at least 25 people were killed in ethnic violence, authorities said.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:18:43 AM

Suspected US airstrike kills six in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 29 (DPA) A suspected US missile strike in Pakistan's troubled South Waziristan tribal district near Afghan border Wednesday killed at least six people, officials said.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:11:57 PM

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