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Shahbaz Sharif files nomination papers for by-elections
Islamabad, May 5 (Xinhua) Shahbaz Sharif, president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Monday filed his nomination papers to contest the June 18 by-elections, Geo TV reported.

Monday, May 05, 2008 4:59:07 PM

Taliban asks Pakistan's tribesmen to grow beards
Islamabad, May 5 (Xinhua) Taliban has asked tribesmen in Pakistan's northwestern region to grow beards within two months or else face punishment under the Islamic laws, the News Network International (NNI) news agency reported Monday.

Monday, May 05, 2008 4:39:50 PM

Indus commission to meet by May end: Pakistan official
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) The annual Pakistan-India joint meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) is likely to be held by May end and inspection of the Baglihar dam, being built by India in its side of Kashmir, is expected to top the agenda.

Monday, May 05, 2008 2:17:55 PM

No dialogue with terrorists: Gillani
Islamabad, May 4 (Xinhua) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani said Sunday the government would not enter into dialogue with any terrorist or extremist, the official APP news agency reported.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 11:02:12 PM

Militants burn down girls' school in north-west Pakistan
Peshawar, May 4 (DPA) A high school for girls in Pakistan's north-west Swat district was destroyed after militants set it ablaze in an overnight raid, police and officials said Sunday.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 7:55:26 PM

Five-year ban on Shoaib suspended, will play for IPL
Lahore, May 4 (IANS) A Pakistani tribunal Sunday suspended the five-year ban on fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar for one month. The speedster can now play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Shah Rukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sunday, May 04, 2008 3:22:42 PM

Nawaz Sherif will not contest by-elections: spokesman
Islamabad, May 3 (Xinhua) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif will not contest the by-elections scheduled in June, his party spokesman Siddiqul Farooq said Saturday.

Saturday, May 03, 2008 8:43:42 PM

Pakistan's Islamists protest Dutch anti-Islam film
Karachi, May 3 (DPA) Thousands of radical Islamists gathered in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi Saturday to condemn an anti-Islam film by a Dutch lawmaker.

Saturday, May 03, 2008 8:34:38 PM

Pakistani militants free two workers of US-based NGO
Peshawar, May 3 (DPA) Islamic militants Saturday released four people, including two workers of a US based non governmental organisation (NGO), who had been taken hostage a few days ago in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

Saturday, May 03, 2008 8:33:59 PM

Economic diplomacy new watchword for Pakistan foreign secretary
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan's missions abroad need to concentrate more on 'economic diplomacy' in developing country-to-country relationship, particularly with the neighbours, new Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir said Saturday.

Saturday, May 03, 2008 8:05:56 PM

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