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'West pressurising Zardari, Nawaz to work with Musharraf'
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Western envoys in the Pakistani capital are persuading the leaders of parties that won last Monday's elections to work with President Pervez Musharraf amid mounting worries about his political future, news reports said Saturday.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:02:42 AM

After polls, Pakistani youth cautiously hopeful of nation's future
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Two days after the two largest political parties announced their plans for a coalition government, Pakistani youngsters, most of whom voted for the first time, are clear-eyed that while the elections herald new hope, past history makes them wary of being too optimistic.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 9:02:59 AM

Zardari to take decision on new premier (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Five days after it held crucial general elections, Pakistan still does not know who its next prime minister will be. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the largest political party in the newly-elected National Assembly, Friday authorized its co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari to take a final decision.

Friday, February 22, 2008 11:38:26 PM

Bomb blast kills 13 children in north-west Pakistan (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 22 (DPA) At least 13 people were killed Friday when a roadside bomb struck a bus carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley, an army officer said.

Friday, February 22, 2008 9:29:27 PM

Musharraf's fate looks sealed, say analysts
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Despite Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's repeated assertion that he would work with the new government, there is near consensus among analysts that his efforts may be in vain.

Friday, February 22, 2008 8:12:11 PM

Commonwealth secretary general welcomes Pakistan polls
Islamabad, Feb 22 (Xinhua) Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon has welcomed the Feb 18 general elections in Pakistan, saying the polls were held in a fair and peaceful manner, according to a press release issued here Friday.

Friday, February 22, 2008 7:36:36 PM

Eight killed, 20 injured in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Feb 22 (DPA) At least eight people were killed Friday when a roadside bomb struck a bus carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley, local reports said.

Friday, February 22, 2008 6:55:58 PM

Hectic talks on for new Pakistan prime minister
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Newly elected Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) members to the National Assembly are meeting here later Friday to discuss the question of who the country's next prime minister will be. The party's Makhdoom Amin Faheem is the current front-runner.

Friday, February 22, 2008 4:57:22 PM

Many Pakistani voters ask Musharraf to quit, call politicians frauds
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) 'Everybody is a fraud' is one of several slogans angry Pakistani voters scribbled on their ballot papers as they got their chance to speak out against their political masters during elections to the country's top legislative bodies Feb 18.

Friday, February 22, 2008 1:24:05 PM

Crossing lines
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Indication are that many members of Pakistan's former ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) are getting ready to cross over to their parent party, Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), after the rout in the elections.

Friday, February 22, 2008 11:17:21 AM

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