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Lawyers beaten by police, detained in Karachi
Islamabad, Nov 5 (DPA) Pakistani police Monday baton-charged and detained lawyers in the southern port city of Karachi as they protested the weekend proclamation of a state of emergency by President Pervez Musharraf.

Monday, November 05, 2007 1:46:51 PM

Pakistan may reduce Supreme Court bench
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) Pakistan may reduce the number of Supreme Court judges from 19 to as few as 10 as the present bench is 'too big', the country's top law officer has said.

Monday, November 05, 2007 1:15:29 PM

Militants free 200 Pakistani soldiers: army spokesman
Islamabad, Nov 4 (Xinhua) Militants Sunday freed 211 Pakistani soldiers who were kidnapped near the Afghan border two months ago, the army's top spokesman said.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 11:20:49 PM

Faiz's daughter Salima Hashmi arrested: Asma Jahangir
Doha, Nov 4 (IANS) Salima Hashmi, an activist, painter and daughter of famous Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, has been arrested in Pakistan following the imposition of emergency, fellow activist Asma Jahangir told a TV news channel Sunday.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 10:32:01 PM

Polls could be delayed, hints Aziz
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Elections in Pakistan could be delayed due to a state of emergency, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz indicated Sunday, even as he said no decision had been taken on the poll schedule.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 8:55:12 PM

Blogs keep Pakistanis informed with TV channels blocked out
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) With private television news channels blocked in Pakistan, Internet users there relied on websites and blogs which went 'live' to update their readers continuously on the evolving situation.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 8:02:05 PM

Seven judges refuse to bow before Musharraf (Lead)
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The seven Supreme Court judges who refused allegiance to President Pervez Musharraf by not taking oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) remained steadfast against the imposition of emergency despite being under house arrest, a source close to them said Sunday.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 7:35:08 PM

Pakistani lawyers call for strike Monday
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Undaunted by the crackdown on media and a large number of arrests, lawyers, human rights activists and opposition parties in Pakistan are planning protest demonstrations against President Pervez Musharraf for declaring a state of emergency.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 7:12:13 PM

Post-emergency, hundreds arrested across Pakistan (Roundup, combining different series)
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) A day after President Pervez Musharraf declared an emergency in Pakistan, hundreds of political and rights activists were arrested across the country while 75 Pakistani judges refused allegiance to the military leader, even as world leaders condemned the proclamation and called for early return to democracy.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 6:40:10 PM

Tribal militants free 130 more troops Pakistan (Lead)
Swat (Pakistan), Nov 4 (IANS) Tribal militants have released 130 more security personnel in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) where a week of fierce fighting had left at least 200 dead.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 6:14:11 PM

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