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Pakistan cracks down on opposition, arrests 50 leaders
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Fearing protests ahead of President Pervez Musharraf's re-election bid, the Pakistan government has begun a crackdown on the opposition and arrested more than 50 leaders leading to Jamaat-e-Islaami chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Tehrik-e-Insaaf's Imran Khan going underground.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:39:17 AM

Alcohol deaths spotlight Pakistan's drinking culture
Islamabad, Sep 23 (DPA) 'Doctors say my eyesight is gone, totally, irreversibly gone. Allah has punished me because I did not respect the holy month of Ramadan,' Mohammad Jamil says from his hospital bed in Pakistani port city of Karachi after a drinking experience that has scarred him for life.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:04:24 AM

Toxic alcohol kills 41 in Karachi (Lead)
Karachi, Sep 22 (IANS) At least 41 people have died after consuming toxic illicit liquor in this southern Pakistani port city. Family members of those who died are reportedly receiving threats from liquor manufacturers not to disclose the identity of the shops.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 7:07:31 PM

Two Pakistani security men among five killed in militant attacks
Islamabad, Sep 22 (DPA) Five people, including two security men, were killed and two policemen abducted Saturday as pro-Taliban militants carried out three attacks on government forces in Pakistan's north-west region bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 6:12:40 PM

Guru Nanak's death anniversary observed at Pakistani gurdwaras
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Ceremonies marking the 468th death anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, ended with distribution of sweets among pilgrims from across Pakistan and Afghanistan at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hasanabdal near here Saturday.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 5:07:07 PM

Fertility rate dips in Pakistan, contraceptive awareness rises
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) The fertility rate among women in Pakistan has dipped significantly from 5.6 percent in 1990-91 to 4.1 in 2004-06, a phenomenon attributed to rising but uneven use of contraceptives and its growing awareness.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 4:35:38 PM

'Ahmedis in Pakistan being ostracized'
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Members of the Ahmedi sect have complained of violence, official harassment and social ostracisation in Pakistan's Punjab province at the hands of Tablighi Jamaat and other hardline Islamist bodies.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 2:41:12 PM

Musharraf has the numbers for win, says ruling alliance
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-i-Azam (PML-Q) is confident that President Pervez Musharraf will have smooth sailing in the presidential elections as the party and its allies have more than 55 percent votes in the assemblies.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 12:40:28 PM

35 die in Karachi hooch tragedy
Karachi, Sep 22 (IANS) At least 35 people have died after consuming toxic illicit liquor in this southern Pakistani port city. Family members of those who died are reportedly receiving threats from liquor manufacturers not to disclose the identity of the shops.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 11:38:25 AM

Pro-Taliban militants release 26 Pakistani soldiers
Islamabad, Sep 22 (DPA) Pro-Taliban militants have released 26 of around 240 troops captured over three weeks ago in Pakistan's restive tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 10:28:31 AM

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