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Nawaz party sets 'precedent', to support government from opposition
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Holding that a 'precedent' was being set, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Thursday his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would not join the government but would support it from the opposition benches.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:56:01 PM

Zardari to attend Boao Forum meeting in China
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrives Friday in the southern Chinese city of Sanya for the three-day annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), the foreign office said Thursday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:51:55 PM

'Pakistan seriously investigating Mumbai attacks'
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan said Thursday it was 'seriously' investigating the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and urged India to provide 'at the earliest' the clarifications it had sought on the carnage.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:56:30 PM

Anti-terror court frees former Lal Masjid cleric
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) A day after the Supreme Court granted him bail, an anti-terror court Thursday freed Maulana Abdul Aziz, the former cleric of the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) who had triggered a bitter standoff with the security forces that left more than 100 people dead.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:22:45 PM

Pakistani 'confesses' to role in Mumbai attacks
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) A Pakistani claiming to be a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative has 'confessed' to his role in the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, saying four other leaders of the terror group were also involved.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:48:21 PM

Sharia verdicts cannot be challenged in Supreme Court: cleric
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Verdicts handed down under the newly-imposed Sharia laws in parts of Pakistan's restive northwest cannot be challenged in the Supreme Court but only before special appeal courts, says a Taliban-linked radical cleric.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:56:26 PM

Pakistani court jails 20 Indian fishermen till April 28
Karachi, April 16 (IANS) Twenty Indian fishermen who were arrested for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters were Thursday jailed by a court here till April 28.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 2:21:11 PM

Sikhs in Pakistan pay Rs.20 mn to Taliban
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Sikh community has been forced to pay Rs.20 million as 'jizia' (tax) to the Taliban so as to return to their homes and resume business, a newspaper said Thursday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:04:25 PM

Pakistan to seek $4 bn aid at Tokyo meet
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan will seek $4 billion in aid at a donor conference to be held in Tokyo Friday.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:15:06 PM

Pakistan and US at odds on Obama's war policy
Islamabad, April 16 (DPA) President Barack Obama's policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, with its focus on eliminating militant hideouts in Pakistan's mountainous tribal border regions, has failed to win over many policymakers in Islamabad.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:14:49 PM

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