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Pakistan border fort seized by pro-Taliban militants
Islamabad, Jan 16 (DPA) Several hundred Islamic insurgents encircled and seized a strategic Pakistani military base on the border with Afghanistan early Wednesday after a fierce battle with government troops, news reports said.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 3:14:08 PM

Pakistan's former ruling party hauled up over advertisements
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The Election Commission has pulled up the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) for a controversial advertisement asking non-Sindhis to demand compensation for losses suffered during the riots that engulfed the province after the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 2:34:19 PM

Most Pakistani leaders under threat: interior ministry
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Most of Pakistan's political leaders face a looming threat of attack, the interior ministry says, advising them to comply with its security instructions to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 2:20:10 PM

Pakistan seeks oil imports on deferred payment
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistan is seeking to import oil from friendly Islamic countries on a deferred payment basis in the face of plummeting reserves and unpaid bills.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 1:25:07 PM

'Pakistan will eradicate poverty by killing the poor'
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The wheat crisis is deepening in Pakistan as flour prices have doubled in the last few weeks. 'I agree with the government's claim that it's putting in extra efforts to eradicate poverty... and I believe they will be successful, but by killing the poor,' says Rabia Bibi, wife of a labourer here and mother of eight.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 12:54:05 PM

Pakistan's industry eager to tap 'gold mine' India
Frankfurt, Jan 16 (IANS) Shaken by a series of political upheavals that have rocked Pakistan last year leading to the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani business community is eager to establish closer ties with India which is perceived as an 'untapped gold mine just next door'.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:21:53 AM

Alarming rise in Afghanistan's poppy cultivation
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is increasing alarmingly by 20 to 30 percent every season though US-led forces are operating in the war-ravaged country, an officer of Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) says.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 1:29:34 PM

Musharraf rules out national government
Karachi, Jan 15 (IANS) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has ruled out the possibility of forming a national government or delaying the general election scheduled for next month.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:24:01 PM

Pakistan's poor, Musharraf reeling under wheat crisis
Islamabad, Jan 15 (DPA) Many observers had predicted that the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto last month would have a lasting impact on Pakistani politics, but the tragedy has been overshadowed, at least partly, by a serious nationwide shortage of wheat.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 7:56:03 AM

10 killed, 20 injured in Karachi blast (Lead)
Karachi, Jan 14 (IANS) At least 10 people, including two children, were killed and more than 20 injured in a bomb blast in a busy area in Karachi Monday evening, police and hospital sources said.

Monday, January 14, 2008 10:59:56 PM

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