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A landmark year in Pakistan
2007 was a landmark year for Pakistan, and the ramifications of events of the year will be felt for years to come. The year saw Islamic extremists emerge from the remote Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and challenge the writ of the government initially in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and finally in Islamabad.

Friday, December 21, 2007 10:08:38 AM

Pakistani Citizenship Act biased against women: Shariat court
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's Citizenship Act discriminates against women and should be amended within six months so that foreign husbands are treated on par with foreign wives, the federal Shariat court has directed.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:49:50 AM

New US law may cost Pakistan billions of dollars
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan could lose up to $1.5 billion a year under a new ban on cash transfers imposed by the Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed earlier this week by the US Congress mandating that Islamabad get a certificate from the State Department on democracy related issues.

Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:46:51 AM

PCB wants Indian cricket board to handle Yousuf's case
Lahore, Dec 19 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Nasim Ashraf said it is for the Indian board to deal with the court's stay order on Mohammed Yousuf playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) following the breakaway Indian Cricket League (ICL) moving the arbitration court for breach of contract by the batsman.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 8:56:52 PM

12 children killed in Pakistan road accident
Patoki (Pakistan), Dec 19 (IANS) At least 14 people, including 12 school children, were killed when a speeding truck hit their motorized rickshaw Wednesday in the town, some 70 km south of provincial capital Lahore, in eastern Pakistan.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 7:05:05 PM

Afghan president Karzai to visit Pakistan Dec 26
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai will be arriving here Dec 26 on a two-day state visit of Pakistan.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 6:09:58 PM

Over 50 feared killed in Pakistani train derailment (Second lead)
Islamabad, Dec 19 (DPA) More than 50 people were feared killed Wednesday after a passenger train packed with Muslim holiday travellers derailed in southern Pakistan, and rescue workers were still searching the wreckage for possible survivors.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 1:30:47 PM

'Stressed out' UN coordinator to leave Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) UN resident coordinator Jan Vandemoortele is to leave Pakistan prematurely 'after finding the job too stressful and taxing for his health', but there are whispers that the departure is due to differences with the government.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:36:24 PM

Illegal kidney trade continues unabated in Lahore
Lahore, Dec 19 (IANS) An illegal trade in kidney transplants continues unabated in this capital of Pakistani Punjab despite the enactment of a law banning the practice.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 12:33:00 PM

35 dead, 80 injured as Pakistani train derails (Lead)
Islamabad, Dec 19 (DPA) At least 35 people were killed and 80 injured early Wednesday when a passenger train derailed in southern Pakistan and rescue workers were still searching the wreckage for survivors, a state railway official said.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 11:21:05 AM

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