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Swat Taliban stronghold captured, militant casualties rise to 762
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Pakistani security forces achieved a major breakthrough Wednesday by capturing the stronghold of the Swat Taliban as militant casualties on the 18th day of a military operation in the country's restive northwest rose to 762 and the army chief asked his troops to minimise collateral damage during their advance.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:44:47 PM

Gilani, Karzai vow to stamp out extremism
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at their second meeting in a week, Wednesday vowed to stamp out militancy from their respective sides of their border.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 9:04:40 PM

Three held for Sri Lankan team attack
Lahore, May 13 (IANS) Three men said to belong to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi terror group have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the March 3 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team that claimed the lives of eight Pakistanis and injured six players.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 8:27:52 PM

Minimise collateral damage: Pakistani army chief
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Pakistan's army chief Wednesday asked his troops to minimise collateral damage in their operations against the Taliban in the country's restive northwest and to resort to precision strikes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:32:59 PM

Skin problem forces Akhtar out of training camp
Karachi, May 13 (IANS) Dogged by a skin problem, fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will miss Pakistan's preparatory camp for the World Twenty20 Championships in England next month.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:58:50 PM

Pakistan, Afghanistan pledge to work for regional peace
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan Wednesday pledged to create an environment of security and stability in the region and to work for its development and prosperity.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:46:45 PM

Troops kill 10 Taliban in northwest Pakistan
Islamabad, May 13 (DPA) At least 10 militants and one soldier were killed Wednesday when troops backed by jets and helicopter gunships fought Taliban insurgents in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley and neighbouring districts.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 4:13:41 PM

Pakistanis prefer instability to dictatorship: Survey
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) An overwhelming number of Pakistanis prefer the instability and insecurity of a democratically-elected government to stability and prosperity under a military dictatorship, a new survey has found.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 3:10:38 PM

NATO supply terminal attacked in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 13 (Xinhua) A supply terminal of Afghanistan-based North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces was attacked and eight containers were torched in northwest Pakistan Wednesday morning, TV channels reported.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:05:51 AM

Pakistan's displaced cross 500,000 mark, Rs.1 bn released for relief
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) With the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing the fighting in Pakistan's restive northwest crossing 500,000, the government has released Rs.1 billion ($12.4 million) for their immediate relief, as the UN relief agency appealed for massive international aid to cope with the crisis.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:16:45 PM

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