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Pakistan seeks resumption of peace talks with India: Qureshi
Islamabad, Jan 4 (DPA) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday said his government wanted to revive the peace process with rival India which stalled after the Mumbai terror attacks.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 3:51:02 PM

Pakistan's politicians to be out of corruption watchdog ambit
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) In what could trigger fresh tensions between the country's two top offices, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has approved a move to remove politicians from the purview of the corruption watchdog and make parliament responsible for punishing any wrongdoing.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 1:51:56 PM

Pakistani women have miles to go in politics
Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Pakistan's parliament has a woman speaker, a woman is a federal minister and 74 women have been elected to the National Assembly. But thanks to the widely prevalent feudal system, women in three of the country's four provinces are not allowed to vote during elections.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 12:00:20 PM

Senior Taliban leader held in northwest Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 3 (Xinhua) Pakistani officials have detained a senior Taliban leader in North West Frontier Province capital Peshawar, Dawn newspaper reported on its website Saturday.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 8:11:33 PM

Pakistan confers award on Chinese envoy
Islamabad, Jan 3 (Xinhua) Pakistan Saturday conferred the prestigious civilian award Hilal-e-Quaid-e-Azam on the Chinese envoy here.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 6:12:41 PM

Come clean on LeT confession on Mumbai attacks: Dawn
Islamabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Noting that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Zarar Shah's confession of involvement in the Mumbai attacks 'have not been denied at the highest levels in Islamabad', a leading Pakistani daily said the government should come clean on the matter or it will 'continue to be deemed guilty until proven innocent'.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 12:53:59 PM

Will it be curtains for Indian films in Pakistan?
Islamabad, Jan 3 (IANS) Sixteen Hindi films were screened in Pakistan last year after a nearly four-decade ban on Indian movies was lifted. But strained ties between the neighbours following the Mumbai terror attack coupled with dipping fortunes of the Pakistani film industry may signal the end of this shortlived 'golden phase'.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 12:14:07 PM

Pakistan blocks hockey, squash tours of India
Karachi, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan Friday blocked its hockey and squash teams' tour of India because of the tense relations between the two countries, with Sports Minister Aftab Shah Jilani saying the authorities were concerned about the players' security in India in the current circumstances.

Friday, January 02, 2009 9:42:06 PM

Zardari meets US envoy on Mumbai attacks
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Friday met the US envoy here to brief her on Pakistan's stance on the Mumbai attacks and called for resuming the dialogue with India to ease tension in the wake of the carnage.

Friday, January 02, 2009 6:15:39 PM

Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh may escape Pakistani gallows
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan - and some 7,000 others might escape the gallows with the law and justice ministry asking the interior ministry to commute all death sentences to life imprisonment.

Friday, January 02, 2009 5:22:31 PM

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