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With latest polls, Pakistan may have turned a corner (Opinion)
After many delays, and no further unanticipated crises that could be used as excuses for further delays, Pakistan held its latest long awaited round of national elections on Feb 18. Their outcome has been a pleasant surprise to almost everyone who has harboured an opinion about where Pakistani politics may be headed following the furore over Benazir Bhutto's assassination and the rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism emanating from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Waziristan.

Monday, March 03, 2008 9:19:12 AM

Suicide bomber kills 40 in Pakistani tribal area (Second lead)
Islamabad, March 2 (DPA) Forty people were killed Sunday by a suicide bomber at a meeting of tribal leaders in north-west Pakistan who vowed to fight Islamic militants, local media reports and officials said.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 7:33:34 PM

Pakistani lawyers' leader released from house arrest
Islamabad, March 2 (DPA) The leader of Pakistan's powerful lawyers' association, jailed after embattled President Pervez Musharraf took emergency powers three months ago, was released from his house arrest Sunday.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 5:11:35 PM

30 killed, dozens injured in Pakistan suicide bombing (Lead)
Islamabad, March 2 (DPA) As many as 30 people were killed Sunday in a suicide bombing at a meeting of tribal leaders in northwest Pakistan, local media reports and officials said.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 5:08:23 PM

25 feared dead in suicide attack in Pakistan
Islamabad, March 2 (Xinhua) At least 25 people were feared dead and dozens injured Sunday in a suicide attack during a tribal council meet in northwestern Pakistan, according to TV reports.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 2:24:10 PM

Pakistan political parties still grappling to form government
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Two weeks after the nationwide elections, efforts are on to form a government in Pakistan with no clear announcements by either of the winning parties as to who would head the national and provincial governments.

Sunday, March 02, 2008 1:08:15 PM

Zardari favours setting Kashmir issue aside
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, whose party is set to led the country's next government, has said the Kashmir issue should be set aside to focus on other aspects for improving relations with India.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 9:30:54 PM

Pakistan issues release orders for Indian prisoner
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) The Pakistan government Saturday issued release orders for Kashmir Singh, an Indian prisoner languishing in Pakistani jails for about 35 years for alleged espionage. He is expected to be set free Monday.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 9:11:29 PM

Taliban leader charged for Bhutto's killing
Islamabad, March 1 (Xinhua) Pakistani police Saturday formally charged the top Taliban leader in the country for planning the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a top official said.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 8:25:12 PM

Pakistan to close largest Afghan refugee camp
Islamabad, March 1 (Xinhua) Pakistan plans to shut down its biggest camp of Afghan refugees by April 15 and the affected Afghans may have to look for alternate camps or return to Afghanistan, the UN refugee agency said Saturday.

Saturday, March 01, 2008 8:16:09 PM

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