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Pakistani coalition closer to reinstating sacked judges
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan's ruling coalition has moved a step closer to restoring Supreme Court and High Court judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf by setting up a committee to work out the modalities.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:51:57 PM

Pakistan reduces F-16 order to 18 fighters
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Financial constraints have forced Pakistan to halve to 18 the number of F-16 combat jets it is buying from the US, a media report Wednesday said.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:05:58 PM

Pakistan close to pact with warring Waziristan tribe
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The Pakistan government is close to a pact with South Waziristan's Mehsud tribe to end militancy, exchange prisoners and gradually withdraw the military so as to restore peace in the volatile region.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:04:39 PM

Pakistani pro-Taliban militant leader shuns violence after release
Islamabad, April 22 (DPA) A pro-Taliban militant leader who was freed as part of peace talks with militants in Pakistan's restive north-west valley of Swat renounced violence hours after his release from prison, media reports said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:29:56 PM

Pakistan frees head of terrorist organisation
Peshawar, April 21 (DPA) The Pakistani government Monday released the head of a banned Islamic organisation as part of its peace talks with the militants in restive northwest valley of Swat, officials said.

Monday, April 21, 2008 11:17:58 PM

Supreme Court ruling allows Zardari to contest polls
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday waived the minimum eligibility criteria that a candidate needed to be a graduate to contest the national and provincial parliaments, paving the way for Asif Ali Zardari, the head of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), to contest the June 18 by-polls.

Monday, April 21, 2008 8:45:36 PM

Britain backs Pakistan's efforts for re-entry into Commonwealth
Islamabad, April 21 (DPA) British Foreign Secretary David Miliband Monday applauded the democratic transition in Pakistan and said his country backed Islamabad's bid for re-entry into the Commonwealth.

Monday, April 21, 2008 8:38:57 PM

Sarabjit Singh's sister pleads for his life again
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Two mercy petitions were filed for Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on death row in a Pakistan jail, including one by his sister Dalbir Kaur, a senior government official said Monday.

Monday, April 21, 2008 6:00:11 PM

Pakistani lawmaker plans documentary to counter anti-Islam film
Islamabad, April 21 (DPA) A Pakistani lawmaker has launched a project to make a documentary in response to the Internet release of an anti-Islam film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, a media reports said Monday.

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:50:25 PM

Pakistan conducts training launch of Hatf VI (Lead)
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Monday successfully conducted the first training launch of its long-range ballistic missile Hatf VI.

Monday, April 21, 2008 4:25:30 PM

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