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Pakistan government starts closing shops selling dish antennas
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Pakistan government has started cracking down on shops selling dish antennas and digital receivers after information-starved people started queuing up following the diktat ordering news channels off the air.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 2:18:28 PM

Sikh's ashes to be immersed in Jhelum
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Seven relatives of a 100-year-old Kashmiri Sikh who died in September and was cremated in Indian Kashmir have arrived in Pakistan to immerse his ashes in the Jhelum river in accordance with his last wish.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 1:01:42 PM

Musharraf running out of options: Pakistani media
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) The Pakistani media Wednesday continued to hammer away for the fourth successive day at President Pervez Musharraf for imposing an emergency, saying he was running out of options and should heed international advice to quickly restore democracy in the country.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 1:01:12 PM

Emergency will be lifted in three weeks: PML chief
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) The emergency imposed in Pakistan will not last more than three weeks, says the head of country's ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML).

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:30:19 AM

Pakistan minister 'dejected' at being refused India visa
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed says that he is 'dejected' that India had refused him a visa to watch the one-day cricket match between the two countries.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:18:55 AM

More protests and arrests in restive Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) The fourth day after emergency in Pakistan began Wednesday with more protests and arrests outside the Supreme Court as lawyers and sacked judges continued their struggle against military dictatorship.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:09:42 AM

Rumours fly thick and fast in Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Rumours were rife in the Pakistani capital Tuesday that President Pervez Musharraf, who imposed emergency on Saturday triggering widespread outrage, had fled the country and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was to assume power.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 7:40:35 PM

Unrest continues in Pakistan, Bhutto says no talks with Musharraf (Roundup, combining different series)
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Lawyers protesting the imposition of emergency in Pakistan clashed with the police for the second successive day Tuesday, even as former prime minister Benazir Bhutto ruled out talks with President Pervez Musharraf as a way out of the impasse.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 6:32:36 PM

Pakistani apex court repeals ruling against emergency
Islamabad, Nov 6 (Xinhua) The reconstituted eight-member full bench of Pakistan's Supreme Court Tuesday overturned a decision of a seven-judge bench of the court declaring the emergency null and void, according to local press reports.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 6:03:00 PM

Pakistan rejects international condemnation of emergency
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected the international community's condemnation of the emergency, saying it was the country's 'internal matter'.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 3:44:50 PM

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