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'Pakistan in a blind alley'
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Lack of confidence in the political and military leadership of Pakistan, as also their lack of initiative, has pushed the country 'into a blind alley while a defeated but stubborn president seems determined to avenge his humiliation by destroying the political system which he has failed to control', a leading commentator said Sunday.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 12:13:26 PM

In Coocoo's Den, portrait of an 'outsider' in Pakistan
Lahore, June 1 (IANS) Statuettes of Shiva-Parvati and the Buddha jostle for space with paintings of pensive prostitutes in the eclectic studio of maverick painter Iqbal Hussain housed in Coocoo's Den, the famous restaurant founded by him in the heart of Lahore's red light district.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 10:41:52 AM

Pakistan economy worst off in five years: central bank
Karachi, May 31 (DPA) Pakistan's economic growth hit its slowest pace in five years at below six percent due to deteriorating domestic and international developments, the central bank said Saturday.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 7:27:42 PM

Pakistan permitted to inspect Baglihar dam: official
Lahore, May 31 (IANS) India has agreed to Pakistan's request to inspect the Baglihar dam project in Jammu and Kashmir and the dates for this will be worked out soon, a Pakistani official said Saturday.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 6:33:56 PM

Poll panel split on Sharifs' elegibility to contest by-polls
Lahore, May 31 (IANS) A two-member Election Tribunal Saturday delivered a split verdict on former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif's eligibility to contest the June 26 parliamentary by-elections and referred the matter to the chief election commissioner (CEC).

Saturday, May 31, 2008 6:09:47 PM

'Zardari eyeing Pakistani presidency'
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistan's ruling coalition has reached an agreement on turning the heat on President Pervez Musharraf to pave the way for Asif Ali Zardari, co-chair of alliance leader Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), to ascend to the office, a newspaper report said Saturday.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 4:41:28 PM

Minor girls betrothed to settle tribal feud
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Fifteen under-aged girls of a tribe living along the Sindh-Balochistan border have been betrothed to men from another tribe to settle an eight-year-old blood feud that started with a dog biting a donkey.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 3:49:12 PM

Bush lends Musharraf a helping hand
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) US President George Bush has telephoned embattled Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and assured him of his full backing in his struggle to remain in power.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 3:20:20 PM

Indian team in Pakistan for 100th meet of Indus commission
Lahore, May 31 (IANS) An 11-member India team is here to attend the 100th meeting of the Pakistan and India Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) that began Saturday to review progress over water issues between the two countries.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 2:40:20 PM

Pakistan requests UN to investigate Bhutto's murder
Islamabad, May 30 (DPA) Pakistan has formally asked the United Nations to probe the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, her husband Asif Ali Zardari said Friday.

Friday, May 30, 2008 11:03:23 PM

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