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Story of a Hindu party worker for the Pakistan Muslim League (Feature)
Rawalpindi, Feb 24 (IANS) The elections are over, the results are out, and sitting in his wall-papered drawing room in Rawalpindi, 52-year-old Saroop Chand is juggling with two incessantly ringing mobile phones.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 2:18:09 PM

When will the Americans learn to understand Pakistan? (Commentary)
Pakistan has had a second free and fair election in its history. The first one was in December 1970. That resulted in East Pakistan voting entirely for the Awami League and West Pakistan for a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) majority without a single seat being gained by the Awami League. After the genocide, ethnic cleansing and a war in which India was involved, Pakistan split into two - Bangladesh in the east and Pakistan in the west.

Sunday, February 24, 2008 9:06:51 AM

Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan remains missing
Islamabad, Feb 23 (Xinhua) Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan Tariq Azizuddin has gone missing for 13 days but the government believes he is safe and alive, the foreign office spokesman said Saturday.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:15:55 PM

Pakistan blocks YouTube for uploading blasphemous cartoons
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Millions of internet users in Pakistan were not able to access the popular video sharing website YouTube after the government decided to block it for allegedly featuring cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, Daily Times reported Saturday.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:46:55 PM

'Sharif's anti-Musharraf stance can isolate him'
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's party that secured second position in Monday's parliamentary elections may be isolated in the new scenario if he refuses to work with President Pervez Musharraf, a senior government official said Saturday.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 7:40:07 PM

Makhdoom Amin Fahim to be Pakistan's next premier
Islamabad, Feb 23 (DPA) The incoming ruling party of slain Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has chosen the country's next prime minister, who is to be announced when the new parliament convenes early next month, party officials said Saturday.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:45:08 PM

Video exposes poll rigging in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Though Monday's general elections were considered largely free and fair, an independent TV channel has aired a videotape unmasking rigging in some voting booths.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:14:20 PM

Two killed in fresh violence in northwest Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 23 (DPA) A security personnel and an Islamic militant were killed in fresh violence in Pakistan's volatile Swat valley, the army said Saturday, a day after a roadside bomb explosion targeting a bus left 13 people dead.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:13:41 PM

Nawaz vows not to give in to US pressure
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Vowing not to bow to US pressure, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said the era of foreign interference in the country was over.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 2:37:03 PM

More women in Pakistan polls signals 'political freedom'
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) For the first time in Pakistan's history, an increasing number of women stood for elections in Monday's polls that also saw women coming out to vote in larger numbers - an encouraging trend signalling 'freedom for women in politics'.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 12:25:52 PM

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