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Pakistan bows to Taliban, allows Shariat laws
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan has signed a major peace deal with a Taliban-linked outfit that will lead to the enforcement of Shariat laws in parts of the country's northwest including the Swat Valley.

Monday, February 16, 2009 8:11:38 PM

UN hostage deadline extended in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 16 (DPA) Pakistani insurgents holding a US citizen working for the UN said Monday they would extend the deadline given for the hostage's execution.

Monday, February 16, 2009 7:45:46 PM

Nandita Das' 'Firaaq' bags award at Pakistan's KARA film fest
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Two Indian films, - Nandita Das' directorial debut 'Firaaq' and a documentary 'Superman of Malegaon' - have won the Ciepie awards at the 7th Kara Film Festival here.

Monday, February 16, 2009 5:40:47 PM

Akhtar looking to return against Bangladesh
Karachi, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has given up plans to undergo a knee surgery and is now looking ahead to make his international return in the one-day series in Bangladesh next month.

Monday, February 16, 2009 4:26:54 PM

US drone attack kills 15 in Pakistan
Parachinar (Pakistan), Feb 16 (IANS) An attack by US drones killed 15 people in Pakistan's Kurram region, a media report said Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 3:55:50 PM

Zardari permits Sharia laws in parts of Pakistan's northwest
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Bowing to the demands of a radical cleric, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zadari has permitted the enforcement of Sharia laws in parts of the country's restive North West Frontier Province (NWFP), including the Swat Valley that has been taken over by the Taliban.

Monday, February 16, 2009 12:11:50 PM

10 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Ten people were killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan's Kurram region, a media report said Monday.

Monday, February 16, 2009 11:42:29 AM

India should take Pakistan's Mumbai probe queries seriously: Minister
Multan (Pakistan), Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that India should take this country's questions seriously, otherwise it would be difficult to make further progress in investigations regarding the Mumbai terror attack, Online reported.

Monday, February 16, 2009 10:49:34 AM

Taliban declare 10-day ceasefire in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Taliban militants in northwestern Pakistan's restive Swat Valley Sunday announced a 10-day ceasefire to facilitate a deal between the regional government and a militant group to enforce Islamic law in the district, the Geo TV reported.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:29:08 PM

Mahesh Bhatt visits Mehdi Hassan in Pakistan hospital
Karachi, Feb 15 (IANS) Bollywood film director Mahesh Bhatt Sunday visited a private hospital here to inquire about the health of Pakistani Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan, Geo TV reported.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 9:37:39 PM

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