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Pakistan launches operation to trace envoy
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistani has started a massive operation to trace its missing ambassador to Afghanistan Tariq Azizuddin who is believed to hav been abducted by militants on his way to Kabul Monday, an official said Thursday.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:24:47 PM

Taliban announces ceasefire for Pakistan polls
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The Taliban in Pakistan has announced a ceasefire ahead of the Feb 18 parliament polls, saying no attacks will be carried out on any election facility or rally.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:14:14 PM

Monday polls 'mother of all elections': Musharraf
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) President Pervez Musharraf Thursday termed the Feb 18 polls in Pakistan as 'mother of all elections' and promised that the vote would be free, fair and transparent.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:19:26 PM

Where has all the election colour gone, ask Pakistanis
Karachi, Feb 14 (IANS) No interesting graffiti, only the odd corner meeting and no bite even in the daily fare of verbal fisticuffs on TV. Pakistan's parliamentary elections are only four days away, but the colour and verve are strangely missing.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:49:27 PM

Most Pakistanis want Musharraf to go: survey
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Most Pakistanis want the new parliament to restore sacked Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and feel that President Pervez Musharraf's resignation can improve the political and security situation, says a survey.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:29:35 PM

Opposition parties fear rigging in Pakistan polls
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) All major Pakistani opposition parties contesting the Feb 18 polls fear rigging and have alleged that the parties allied to President Pervez Musharraf have prepared a plan for large-scale electoral fraud.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:03:18 AM

Bhutto assassins say attack was revenge for Pakistani mosque siege (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 13 (DPA) Two Pakistani militants arrested in connection with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto have confessed that were seeking revenge for the death of a comrade killed in a commando assault on Islamabad's Red Mosque in July 2007, a police official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:28:02 PM

Two confess role in Bhutto murder
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Two accused in the assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto have confessed their roles in the crime, a government official said.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:52:22 PM

EU urges Pakistan to ensure fair and free polls
Islamabad, Feb 13 (DPA) The European Union (EU) Wednesday urged Pakistan to improve conditions to ensure crucial parliamentary elections next week are free and fair amid allegations by main opposition parties that President Pervez Musharraf's government would rig the polls.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:12:33 PM

No trace yet of abducted Pakistani envoy
Islamabad, Feb 13 (DPA) Pakistani security forces resumed searching for a third day Wednesday for the country's ambassador to Afghanistan who disappeared in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region where Taliban militants have become increasingly active.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:39:46 PM

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