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10 militants killed in clashes with security forces in Pakistan (Lead)
Islamabad, Oct 28 (Xinhua) At least 10 militants were killed in clashes after security forces mounted an offensive against tribal militants in the hills of Manglor in northwestern Pakistan Sunday, an army spokesman said.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 8:20:39 PM

Clashes resume in violence-hit Pakistan valley
Islamabad, Oct 28 (DPA) Security forces Sunday engaged the pro-Taliban insurgents entrenched in the hills of Manglor in Pakistan's Swat district in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) after the paramilitary forces moved closer to the stronghold of the diehard supporters of a fanatic cleric Maulana Fazlullah.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 7:50:48 PM

Liberate Pakistani institutions from military: expert
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) There is urgent need for Pakistan's civilian institutions to be liberated from the domination of retired and serving military officers, who are holding lucrative civilian jobs in total disregard to the negative impact such appointments have on the institutions and their personnel, an expert says.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:49:31 PM

Punjab's Pervaiz Elahi bids for PM, Aziz not amused
Lahore, Oct 28 (IANS) Pakistani Punjab's Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi is making an independent bid to become the country's prime minister after next year's general elections, raising the hackles of incumbent Shaukat Aziz and other policymakers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q).

Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:34:08 PM

Politicians, officials wash hands off Nawaz deportation
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Pakistani politicians and officials have distanced themselves from the Sep 10 deportation of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on his return home, saying they were not responsible for the action.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:03:25 PM

Extremism on rise because of dictatorship: Bhutto
Islamabad, Oct 27 (Xinhua) Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto said Saturday that extremism was on the rise in Pakistan because of the dictatorship.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 9:24:54 PM

'Decision on Musharraf uniform after court verdict'
Islamabad, Oct 27 (Xinhua) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf would decide on relinquishing his uniform after the Supreme Court verdict, said Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad Saturday.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:57:45 PM

Uneasy calm in Pakistan city after military action (Lead)
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Uneasy calm prevailed in Swat, a city in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), with heavy paramilitary forces parading in the area Saturday, a day after a six-hour military action against a militant group.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 4:36:20 PM

Sporadic clashes continue in Pakistan's militant stronghold
Islamabad, Oct 27 (DPA) Pro-Taliban militants continued to exchange sporadic gunfire Saturday with the security forces in north-west Pakistan after heavy fighting overnight reportedly killed at least 15 people, including 10 law enforcers.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 4:06:24 PM

Benazir visits hometown Larkana, father's tomb (Lead)
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto Saturday visited her hometown Larkana in southern Pakistan amid tight security and offered prayers at her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's tomb, nine days after surviving a suicide attack in Karachi.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 3:24:32 PM

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