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ADB lowers Pakistan growth forecast to 6.5 percent
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its growth forecast for Pakistan, reducing it to 6.5 percent from the targeted 7.2 percent for the current fiscal, and said the country could also miss other economic targets.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 3:29:46 PM

Torture is the norm in Rawalpindi police stations
Rawalpindi, Sep 18 (IANS) Torturing of suspects has become a routine practice in this city with 39 such cases - and four deaths - reported in the first eight months of 2007, an investigation by a leading newspaper has revealed.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 3:24:43 PM

Pakistan's Punjab province close to being polio free
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan's Punjab province is close to being declared polio-free as no case has been reported for over a year - the culmination of an effort that began in 1994.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 3:22:03 PM

Musharraf to shed uniform if re-elected President (Lead)
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf will resign as chief of the army staff if he wins presidency for the second term in the coming elections, his lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 2:37:07 PM

Musharraf to doff uniform after re-election
Islamabad, Sep 18 (Xinhua) Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf will doff his military uniform after re-election and before taking oath as president again, his lawyer told the Supreme Court Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 12:07:23 PM

Poverty in Pakistan: many reasons, few solutions
Karachi, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan, a nation of 160 million, has in real terms 34 percent of its population - much higher than the government's figure of 24 percent - living below the poverty line, but precious little seems to be done to address the imbalance.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 11:05:18 AM

Pakistani flourmills blame government for rising prices
Karachi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Pakistani government says it is taking steps to control rising prices of basic food items like flour during Ramadan but mill owners in at least one province say the blame lies at the door of the authorities.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 10:43:47 AM

Pakistan's top court hears petitions against Musharraf (Lead)
Islamabad, Sep 17 (DPA) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday began hearing 10 petitions against President Pervez Musharraf in proceedings that would determine the political future of the embattled leader.

Monday, September 17, 2007 9:08:02 PM

Rocket attack kills two soldiers in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 17 (Xinhua) At least two soldiers were killed and four injured in a rocket attack in southwest Pakistan Monday, police said.

Monday, September 17, 2007 8:09:39 PM

Pakistan protests opening Siachen for tourism
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistan Monday protested India's decision to open the Siachen Glacier - the world's highest battleground - to tourists.

Monday, September 17, 2007 6:24:24 PM

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