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Corruption has increased 100 percent in Pakistan: report
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Corruption has increased by an astounding 100 percent in Pakistan with 30 percent of the people paying bribes for obtaining services against 15 percent in 2006, says a new survey.

Friday, December 07, 2007 10:02:17 AM

Pakistani forces take control of militant leader's headquarters (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistani paramilitary troops Thursday took control of hardline pro-Taliban religious leader Maulana Fazlullah's headquarters in Swat after three weeks of intense fighting and also freed people imprisoned in his private jail.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 7:49:18 PM

Pakistan army seizes Fazlullah's headquarters in Swat
Islamabad, Dec 6 (DPA) The Pakistan Army Thursday seized the headquarters of a radical Muslim cleric whose armed followers have been fighting the government to impose Taliban-style Islamic law in the country's restive Swat valley region.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 6:30:44 PM

Sharif prevented from meeting Iftikhar Chaudhry (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 6 (Xinhua) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif was Thursday stopped by police from meeting Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, deposed chief justice of the country, media reports said.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 4:44:14 PM

Sharif to lead march to detained judge's house
Islamabad, Dec 6 (DPA) Protesters led by opposition leader Nawaz Sharif were due Thursday to march to the residence of deposed chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who has been under house arrest since the imposition of emergency rule in early November.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 3:30:14 PM

Pakistani religious alliance partner signals coalition's end
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) A constituent of Pakistan's six-party religious alliance has signalled the end of the coalition, saying it would field its candidates even if the other partners boycotted next month's general elections.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 12:56:21 PM

Pakistan police release US peace activists
Islamabad, Dec 5 (DPA) Two US peace activists, detained for protesting the house arrest of an outspoken critic of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in Lahore two days ago, have been released, officials said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 5:27:00 PM

Elections will be transparent: asserts Pakistan poll panel
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Promising free and fair elections, Pakistan Election Commission Wednesday rejected an opposition allegation that the political parties close to President Pervez Musharraf will rig the Jan 8 polls.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 4:38:38 PM

Pakistan headed for either democracy or chaos: US expert
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Current developments in Pakistan could see a transition to democracy or plunge the country into chaos, the head of a US think tank feels.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:00:20 PM

Pakistan's religious coalition parties seek separate symbols
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Two key partners of the opposition Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), six-party religious alliance of Pakistan, have sought separate symbols for the Jan 8 elections, an indication that the grouping has virtually come apart.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 1:16:33 PM

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