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230 militants killed in Swat operations: official
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan's security forces have killed over 230 militants and arrested 90, including some foreign nationals, since beginning their operations in the northern Swat region, an official has said.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 12:53:46 PM

Pakistan's third transition: Will it succeed? (Commentary)
In the 60 years of its existence, Pakistan has been under military rule for 32 years in three spells under four generals - Gen. Ayub Khan, who made himself a Field Marshal, Gen. Yahya Khan, Gen. Zia-ul Haq and Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Each spell of military rule had its distinct flavour and characteristics.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 10:24:21 AM

Female suicide bomber hits Pakistan Army checkpoint
Islamabad,Dec 4 (DPA) A female suicide bomber attacked a Pakistani security checkpoint in the northwestern city of Peshawar Tuesday, but only killed herself, a local TV report said.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 4:53:44 PM

Turkish president meets Pakistan political leaders
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Turkish President Abdullah Gul has said his country wanted economic and political stability in Pakistan and expressed the hope the country would come out of the present political crisis.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 4:34:23 PM

Benazir, Nawaz to boycott polls if demands not met
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Pakistan's main opposition leaders Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto have threatened to boycott the Jan 8 elections if their demands to ensure free, fair and transparent polls were not met.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 11:36:08 AM

I was forced to take extraordinary actions: Musharraf
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said he was forced to take 'unpopular and extraordinary actions' because the Afghan conflict and foreign terrorists in his country posed a national threat.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 11:07:33 AM

Spanish court drops graft case against Benazir
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) A Spanish court has dropped money-laundering investigation against Pakistan's former premier Benazir Bhutto citing lack of evidence.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 11:06:44 AM

Benazir Bhutto to contest general elections
Islamabad, Dec 3 (Xinhua) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Benazir Bhutto Monday told visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul that her party would contest the general elections, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

Monday, December 03, 2007 8:33:12 PM

Sharif's nomination papers rejected by poll panel (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 3 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's nomination papers were rejected Monday by the Election Commission for his conviction in a criminal case.

Monday, December 03, 2007 6:19:47 PM

Sharif barred from Pakistan elections
Islamabad, Dec 3 (DPA) Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif was barred Monday from running in upcoming parliamentary elections, a local media report said.

Monday, December 03, 2007 5:26:15 PM

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