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Pakistani foreign office bureaucrats in car scam
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Key bureaucrats at the Pakistani foreign office are being probed for colluding with foreign diplomats in illegal sales of imported cars and depriving the country of millions of rupees in taxes.

Friday, June 13, 2008 1:35:19 PM

Won't rest till Musharraf is ousted: Nawaz
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Thursday that his party will not rest until President Pervez Musharraf is ousted and more than 60 judges he sacked are reinstated.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:03:46 PM

Pakistan Cricket Board sacks official for leaking e-mail
Lahore, June 12 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday sacked its senior official Saleem Altaf on charges of leaking to the media the board's confidential e-mail.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:36:15 PM

Taliban vow to avenge US attack that killed 11 Pakistani soldiers
Islamabad, June 12 (DPA) Taliban militants Thursday pledged to take revenge for the US airstrike that destroyed a Pakistani army post near the Afghan border and killed 11 paramilitary troops this week.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:37:48 PM

PCB chief blasts team for spineless show against India
Lahore, June 12 (IANS) Incensed at Pakistan's spineless display against India in Bangaldesh tri-series, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nasim Ashraf has dashed off a stongly worded letter to manager Talat Ali, raising objections over the team selection, Shoab Malik's captaincy and Kamran Akmal's 'unsporting' behaviour.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:21:37 PM

Pakistan ready to restore sacked judges Friday?
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan's lawyers Thursday continued their march towards the capital as speculation intensified that the government was ready to give in to their demand and order the restoration of judges -- but also keep on the existing Supreme Court judges.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:34:13 PM

Pakistan summons US envoy over coalition bombing
Islamabad, June 11 (Xinhua) Pakistan Wednesday summoned the US envoy and lodged a protest over air raids by coalition forces Tuesday night in the country's tribal region, killing at least 11 soldiers, according to media reports.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:41:07 PM

Pakistan plans to raise number of Supreme Court judges
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) The coalition government led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Wednesday proposed to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from 16 to 29 as the lawyers' Long March moved towards the capital, seeking restoration of the sacked judges.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:34:19 PM

In a first, Pakistan's parliament to debate defence budget
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) For the first time, Pakistan's parliament will debate the defence budget. In the past, this was passed without its details being revealed.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 11:33:48 PM

20 Pakistani killed in attack near Afghan border
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Twenty people, including 11 security personnel, were killed when a border check-post of paramilitary forces in Mohmand agency in tribal areas of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan, was destroyed Wednesday by coalition forces in that country in an aerial attack.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 8:29:23 PM

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