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Post-Benazir, Pakistan faces multiple challenges (Commentary)
Tuesday, Jan 8, marks 12 days since the tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto - the deeply flawed yet highly charismatic former prime minister of Pakistan. Her grief stricken country now faces multiple challenges even as Scotland Yard detectives from Britain sift through the carnage that accompanied her death in Rawalpindi on Dec 27.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 7:46:33 AM

Rain and cold kill at least 11 in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 7 (DPA) Heavy rain, snow and near-freezing temperatures during the weekend killed at least 11 people across Pakistan, a Pakistani media report said Monday.

Monday, January 07, 2008 8:10:45 PM

Suicide bombing at Pakistan army base injures three
Islamabad, Jan 7 (DPA) A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to a Pakistani army base camp Monday in the restive Swat valley in the northwest of the country, killing himself and injuring three soldiers, a military spokesman said.

Monday, January 07, 2008 2:06:25 PM

Eight tribal elders killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Jan 7 (Xinhua) Suspected militants killed eight members of a tribal peace jirga (council) in Pakistan's South Waziristan region, the army said Monday.

Monday, January 07, 2008 1:58:55 PM

Pakistan faces massive power shortages
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Severe electricity shortage in Pakistan to the tune of 2,000 MW to 3,500 MW has forced several industries to lower production while some have been asked to suspend work for 15 days, a top official said.

Monday, January 07, 2008 12:41:43 PM

Pakistan beefs up security ahead of elections, Muharram
Karachi, Jan 7 (Xinhua) In and outside of the Forum shopping mall, the most luxurious one in Pakistan's Karachi city, more security deployment than in usual days can be seen.

Monday, January 07, 2008 12:39:48 PM

Zardari: the skeletons are coming to haunt him
Karachi, Jan 7 (IANS) Once viewed by many as a liability, Asif Ali Zardari, the husband of the slain Benazir Bhutto, has in a tragic turn of events taken control of her popular Pakistan People's Party (PPP). But despite his sudden rise in status, the skeletons in his closet have once again come to haunt him.

Monday, January 07, 2008 10:18:34 AM

How ISI engineers Pakistan elections (Commentary)
A 38-page dossier prepared by the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on a detailed plan by Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) which was to have been released by Benazir Bhutto Dec 27, 2007, the day she was killed has been leaked by her followers in London. The objective of the plan was to cripple the opponent by slow and gradual measures, in a manner that was not connected plausibly with the subsequent elections.

Monday, January 07, 2008 9:56:49 AM

Pakistan denies media report on covert US operation (Lead)
Islamabad, Jan 6 (Xinhua) Pakistan Sunday dismissed a US media report about US covert operations in the tribal areas of Pakistan as 'baseless'.

Sunday, January 06, 2008 7:53:47 PM

Pakistan launches new operation in Swat Valley
Islamabad, Jan 6 (DPA) The Pakistan Army launched a new military operation Sunday to clear out armed Islamic militants spotted in remote areas of the strife-torn Swat Valley in the northwest, where hundreds have died in two months of clashes.

Sunday, January 06, 2008 5:55:41 PM

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