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Bhutto assassins say attack was revenge for Pakistani mosque siege (Lead)
Islamabad, Feb 13 (DPA) Two Pakistani militants arrested in connection with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto have confessed that were seeking revenge for the death of a comrade killed in a commando assault on Islamabad's Red Mosque in July 2007, a police official said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:28:02 PM

Two confess role in Bhutto murder
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Two accused in the assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto have confessed their roles in the crime, a government official said.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:52:22 PM

EU urges Pakistan to ensure fair and free polls
Islamabad, Feb 13 (DPA) The European Union (EU) Wednesday urged Pakistan to improve conditions to ensure crucial parliamentary elections next week are free and fair amid allegations by main opposition parties that President Pervez Musharraf's government would rig the polls.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:12:33 PM

No trace yet of abducted Pakistani envoy
Islamabad, Feb 13 (DPA) Pakistani security forces resumed searching for a third day Wednesday for the country's ambassador to Afghanistan who disappeared in Pakistan's restive northwest tribal region where Taliban militants have become increasingly active.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:39:46 PM

Army to stay away from poll booths in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) As Pakistan gears up for its crucial polls Feb 18, under scrutiny by the international community and media, the interior ministry said that army and paramilitary troops would not be deployed at polling stations, though they would be available for any emergency.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:31:45 PM

Pakistan's clerics blame war on terror for suicide attacks
Karachi, Feb 13 (IANS) Pakistan's top religious scholars have asked President Pervez Musharraf to step down, suggesting that the spate of suicide bombings are a reaction to the government's flawed policies.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 2:20:53 PM

Pakistan launches Hatf III missile
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday successfully launched a short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, the Hatf III (Ghaznavi), which has a range of 290 km.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:54:22 PM

Fear is palpable, as Pakistanis prepare for elections
Karachi, Feb 13 (IANS) In the elite drawing rooms of Pakistan's largest city, they are whispering to each other to stock up on kitchen items in case the situation gets 'really ugly' in these days ahead of elections in the country.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:21:27 AM

Benazir Bhutto's book launched globally
Islamabad, Feb 12 (DPA) The political party of Pakistani pro-democracy icon Benazir Bhutto Tuesday launched a book completed by her just days before her Dec 27 assassination as she campaigned for upcoming elections.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:00:41 PM

Militants offer to swap Pakistani envoy for their detained leader
Islamabad, Feb 12 (Xinhua) Tribal Islamist militants in Pakistan's northwest region Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of the country's ambassador to Kabul Tariq Azizuddin, and said they were willing to swap him for detained militant commander Mullah Mansoor Dadullah.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:07:56 PM

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