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Zardari to be Pakistani PM, father to replace him?
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) There could be more political churning in the offing in Pakistan with talk that President Asif Ali Zardari may replace Yousuf Raza Gilani as prime minister while transferring all presidential powers to the prime minister by annulling the constitutional amendments former military dictator Pervez Musharraf effected.

Monday, December 29, 2008 5:20:13 PM

Death toll in Pakistan suicide blast rises to 43
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) The death toll in the suicide car bombing at a polling station in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province (NWFP) rose to 43 Monday even as a group identifying itself as Taliban Hamdard claimed responsibility for the attack, officials said.

Monday, December 29, 2008 1:53:37 PM

Rawalpindi crime rate spikes in 2008
Rawalpindi, Dec 29 (IANS) The crime rate in this garrison town adjacent to Pakistani capital Islamabad spiked alarmingly in 2008 with 288 people killed, 300 kidnapped and 1,500 deprived of their vehicles.

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:53:29 PM

15-18 hour power outages in small Pakistani towns
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Small Pakistani towns are undergoing outages of 15-18 hours to enable electricity supplies to larger cities, with the power utility saying the de-silting of canals has resulted in hydel production dropping by a whopping 6,100 MW against the installed capacity of 6,500 MW.

Monday, December 29, 2008 12:29:33 PM

Iran takes lead to cool India-Pakistan tempers
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Iran has taken the lead in cooling Pakistan-India tensions in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, with President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad heading for New Delhi for talks with Indian leaders, a media report said Monday.

Monday, December 29, 2008 11:37:18 AM

Moderate earthquake rattles northwestern Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 29 (DPA) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck northwestern Pakistan Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, meteorological authorities said.

Monday, December 29, 2008 11:36:47 AM

Pakistani, Indian military officers speak to defuse tension
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and Indian military officers have made contact in a bid to defuse tensions in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks that almost sparked a sub-continental war, a media report here said Monday.

Monday, December 29, 2008 10:31:39 AM

Moderate earthquake jolts Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 29 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted most parts of northwestern Pakistan Monday morning, a seismological centre said.

Monday, December 29, 2008 10:11:25 AM

34 killed, over 50 injured in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Thirty-four people, including women and children, were killed and over 50 other people injured Sunday in a suicide car bomb blast at a polling station in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Sunday, December 28, 2008 9:10:01 PM

Pakistan likely to seek consular access to Kasab
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Pakistan may seek consular access to Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist caught alive in the 26/11 Mumbai attack, to determine if he is a Pakistani, officials said Sunday as the country's ruling party decided to 'play down' the war talk.

Sunday, December 28, 2008 8:20:10 PM

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