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13 Pakistani soldiers killed by Afghan forces
Islamabad, June 11 (Xinhua) At least 13 Pakistani soldiers were killed when Afghan forces attacked a border check point in a tribal area in northwest Pakistan, local television channels reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 9:44:16 AM

Islamabad fortified as lawyers march into Punjab province
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) All points of entry into Islamabad and Rawalpindi cities in Pakistan's Punjab province were being tightly guarded Tuesday as hundreds of lawyers, political activists and lay people launched a march to demand reinstatement of the judges President Pervez Musharraf sacked last year.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:30:20 PM

Burney pleads for Indian prisoners, despite immigration flap
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Human rights activist and former minister Ansar Burney has asked Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani to convert all death sentences to life imprisonment, including that of two Indian nationals.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:19:49 PM

Rallies for judges' restoration gather pace in Pakistan
Islamabad, June 10 (DPA) The lawyers' four-day 'long march' for the reinstatement of more than 60 judges sacked by Pakistan's beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf gathered momentum Tuesday as it left the southern city of Sukkur to the central town of Multan.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:43:13 PM

Pakistan to release 54 Indian fishermen
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Islamabad has decided to release 54 Indian fishermen even as the Indian chapter of a joint judicial committee on prisoners begins its visit to Pakistan Tuesday to meet Indians housed in jails across the country and discuss modalities for their early release.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 2:36:00 PM

Musharraf allowed CIA base in Pakistan: book
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) President Pervez Musharraf permitted the CIA to establish a base in northern Pakistan to launch strikes by drones on Islamist militants, says writer-journalist Ahmed Rashid.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:56:27 PM

Pakistan to freeze defence allocation in budget
Islamabad, June 9 (Xinhua) The Pakistani government Monday decided to freeze the allocation for defence in the next budget in an apparent bid to show its sincerity in maintaining cordial relations with the neighbours.

Monday, June 09, 2008 8:23:57 PM

Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif's ordeal continues
Dubai, June 9 (IANS) The ordeal of Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif, held for allegedly possessing drugs, continues as he spent his eighth day in detention here Monday.

Monday, June 09, 2008 7:13:59 PM

Pakistan lawyers march to demand reinstatement of judges
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Hundreds of lawyers, political activists and members of general public Monday launched a four-day march towards Pakistan's capital for restoration of judges sacked by President Pervez Musharraf last November.

Monday, June 09, 2008 6:34:49 PM

Pakistan scraps peace deal with militants
Islamabad, June 9 (Xinhua) The Pakistani government has scrapped a peace deal with the militants in the northwest, saying the insurgents have reneged on their promise to stop violence, a senior official said here Monday.

Monday, June 09, 2008 3:45:35 PM

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