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Pakistan's nuclear-armed army faces its sternest test yet (Commentary)
As Pakistan slips further into anarchy, it is its omnipotent 500,000-strong army that deserves attention as it remains the only institution, however imperfect, capable of providing a modicum of stability amidst grave turbulence.

Monday, November 19, 2007 10:13:54 AM

Sectarian clashes in Pakistan take 96 lives (Lead)
Islamabad, Nov 18 (DPA) At least 96 people have died in three days of sectarian clashes in northwest Pakistan, including troops sent to separate feuding Sunni and Shia tribesmen, the military said Sunday.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:56:05 PM

Around 80 killed in sectarian clashes in Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 18 (Xinhua) At least 80 people have been killed in armed clashes between two rival groups in northwest Pakistan's tribal areas, the state-run PTV reported Sunday.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:04:00 PM

Top US envoy urges Pakistan to lift emergency
Islamabad, Nov 18 (Xinhua) The visiting US Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte Sunday urged Pakistan to lift emergency, end curbs on media and release political detainees.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 1:48:48 PM

Caretaker PM can't hold twin posts: experts
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Legal experts have questioned the appointment of Muhammadmian Soomro as Pakistan's caretaker prime minister without his stepping down as the senate chairman.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 12:44:23 PM

Jesse Jackson telephones Bhutto
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) US civil rights activist and Democratic Party leader Jesse Jackson on Saturday telephoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chair Benazir Bhutto and assured his support for her efforts to restore democracy and hold free and fair elections in Pakistan.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 12:43:53 PM

Pakistan board backs Yousuf in ICL tangle
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board will 'work overtime' to defend premier batsman Mohammad Yousuf in his legal battle with the breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL) when the hearing begins on Wednesday.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 12:24:03 PM

Hearing resumes Monday on petitions against Musharraf
Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) A new 10-member Pakistan Supreme Court bench will resume Monday, after a 16-day break, the hearing on a clutch of petitions questioning President Pervez Musharraf's eligibility to run for a second term -- but doubts are already being cast on the legality of the hearing.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 12:18:18 PM

Pakistan poll panel to announce schedule Tuesday
Islamabad, Nov 17 (Xinhua) Pakistan's Election Commission will Tuesday announce the schedule of the forthcoming general elections after dissolution of the provincial assemblies.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 11:40:56 PM

Pakistan caretaker PM vows to improve army capabilities
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister Mohammadmian Soomro said Saturday the government would continue to extend all necessary support to enhance and improve the capabilities of the armed forces to meet the defence needs of the country.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 10:33:53 PM

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