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Ceasefire in Pakistan's Swat Valley after 37 killed (Lead)
Islamabad, Oct 29 (DPA) Security forces and Islamic militants Monday reached a ceasefire, a day after bloody clashes left at least 37 people dead and scores injured in Pakistan's volatile north-western Valley of Swat, officials said.

Monday, October 29, 2007 3:58:46 PM

Pakistani minister taunts PPP on PM nominee
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) A Pakistani minister has taunted the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on its prime ministerial nominee, saying party chief Benazir Bhutto could not occupy the position for the third time.

Monday, October 29, 2007 3:38:55 PM

Pakistani militants offer ceasefire after 35 killed
Islamabad, Oct 29 (DPA) Militants in Pakistan's volatile northwest valley of Swat Monday agreed to a truce following overnight bloody clashes with security forces that left at least 35 people dead, officials said.

Monday, October 29, 2007 2:41:58 PM

Bhutto's power bid will not be blocked: report
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's attempt to return to power for the third time following parliamentary elections will not be blocked, a media report Monday said.

Monday, October 29, 2007 1:02:46 PM

Pakistani lawmakers ignore health, education sectors
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistani senators and National Assembly members have conspicuously ignored the health and education sectors while allocating their constituency development funds in the past five years.

Monday, October 29, 2007 11:30:11 AM

Stay away from elections, Musharraf tells spy agencies
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has decided that intelligence agencies will not be allowed to interfere during general elections early next year, a media report Monday said.

Monday, October 29, 2007 11:29:47 AM

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

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