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17 killed in Pakistan road accident
Islamabad, Feb 21 (DPA) At least 17 people on their way to attend a funeral were killed Thursday when their bus collided with a mini-van in eastern Pakistan, officials said.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:51:51 PM

Sharif calls for chief justice's release
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday asked the government to release sacked chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry immediately, saying the people will get him 'released' themselves if the government did not do so.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:54:44 PM

People voted against Musharraf's emergency move: chief justice (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's deposed chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry may be out of sight, but his voice can still be heard. Despite being under house arrest, he addressed lawyers in two cities Thursday and asserted the people's verdict was against the provisional constitution order (PCO) promulgated by President Pervez Musharraf.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:16:52 PM

Pakistan chief justice urges MPs to defy Musharraf
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's sacked chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has appealed to the newly elected parliamentarians not to endorse the 'illegal' steps taken by President Pervez Musharraf after he imposed emergency Nov 3.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 5:15:33 PM

Three policemen killed in southwest Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 21 (DPA) Unknown gunmen opened fire on a police patrol Thursday in southwest Balochistan province, killing three officers, officials said.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:40:23 PM

Nawaz, Zardari to meet to discuss government formation
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's leading contenders for power, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari, will meet here Thursday evening to discuss the possibilities of government formation following the Feb 18 polls which saw their parties rout the Pervez Musharraf backed PML-Q.

Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:04:31 PM

I am not prime ministerial candidate: Zardari
Islamabad, Feb 20 (Xinhua) Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Wednesday said he would not become prime minister of Pakistan, local TV channel DAWN NEWS reported.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:33:37 PM

PPP rules out alliance with Pakistan president's party
Islamabad, Feb 20 (DPA) The party of assassinated Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto Wednesday ruled out a coalition with embattled President Pervez Musharraf but would invite all other political groups into a unity government, its new leader said.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:00:45 PM

Pakistan polls free and fair, but officials were biased: observers
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan's general elections Monday were relatively free and fair, but the government machinery was significantly tilted towards the erstwhile ruling party in the run-up to the polling, international observers said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:45:48 PM

Musharraf calls for harmonious coalition
Islamabad, Feb 20 (Xinhua) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday emphasized the need for harmonious coalition in the interest of good governance, development and progress of Pakistan, a statement issued by the Foreign Office here said.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:05:25 PM

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