Throughout 2006 President Pervez Musharraf led the call for moderation in Pakistani politics and society. In the closing weeks of 2006 he also shepherded state institutions and parliament to take concrete steps like the passage of the Women's Protection Bill and introduction of an additional bill to end illegal, unconstitutional and un-Islamic practices against women including domestic violence.
Sunday, December 31, 2006 8:13:18 AM
Islamabad, Dec 30 (DPA) Pakistani security forces destroyed several militant bases during helicopter gunship strikes in the restive Balochistan province, a media report said Saturday.
Saturday, December 30, 2006 5:18:01 PM
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) The apparently 'premature announcement' of dates for the general elections in Pakistan has raised the hackles of the opposition that is now seeking en masse resignation of its members in the federal and provincial assemblies to thwart government plans to get President Pervez Musharraf's re-election.
Friday, December 29, 2006 5:44:22 PM
Islamabad, Dec 29 (DPA) Hayatullah Khan, the Pakistani photographer murdered after documenting the apparent use of a US missile to kill a senior Al Qaeda figure, was posthumously given one of the country's foremost press awards, media reports said Friday.
Friday, December 29, 2006 5:43:18 PM
Islamabad, Dec 29 (DPA) University proctors in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir were startled to find teachers taking graduate-level exams in place of a provincial lawmaker and the son of a prominent parliamentarian, news reports said Friday.
Friday, December 29, 2006 5:42:42 PM
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) At least 30 people were detained by the police here Friday after they protested at the Army General Headquarters (GHQ) demanding the release of 106 relatives from 'illegal custody' of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Friday, December 29, 2006 2:21:43 PM
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) The apparently 'premature announcement' of dates for the general elections in Pakistan has taken a new twist with a federal minister saying he was 'misquoted' and another telling reporters that the government had not decided on the poll dates yet.
Friday, December 29, 2006 2:19:06 PM
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Two Pakistani ministers have announced different dates for the country's general elections, but said that President Pervez Musharraf would be re-elected by the present legislatures in September-October next year.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 6:13:25 PM
Islamabad, Dec 28 (DPA) The Muslim world must take action to counter sectarian strife that threatens to tear it apart, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf warned in a speech Thursday.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 5:57:05 PM
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) The general elections in Pakistan will be held on Jan 15, 2008, a high-profile minister has said in an apparent move to placate political parties and the West that have been demanding restoration of democracy in the country.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 4:19:34 PM
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