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Arrests, tension in Pakistan as Sharif set to land (Lead)
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistan was on the edge with thousands of arrests of opposition leaders in key cities as former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was set to land here in a little while after seven years in exile.

Monday, September 10, 2007 8:41:15 AM

Sharif set to land 9 a.m.; party leadership arrested
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) The entire top leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was arrested late Sunday night and all roads leading to the Islamabad Airport completely sealed as former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was set to reach Islamabad after seven years of exile.

Monday, September 10, 2007 8:16:01 AM

Pakistan braces for Sharif's return from exile (Overall lead, combining different series)
Islamabad/London, Sep 9 (IANS) Pakistan was bracing for its biggest challenge in recent times with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif set to return home from exile Monday along with brother Shahbaz, and the government weighing its options to arrest or deport them when they land.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 9:40:47 PM

Pakistan makes last-ditch efforts to block Nawaz return
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Top Pakistan government functionaries were Sunday making last-ditch efforts to block former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's return home from exile, even as security around Islamabad was tightened.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 8:09:12 PM

Sharif supporters plan 'historic welcome'
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's opposition Pakistan Muslim League is preparing to give its leader 'a historic welcome' when he returns home Monday after seven years of exile in Saudi Arabia and Britain even as authorities made extra security arrangements.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 7:52:04 PM

Pakistani security forces kill 10 militants in tribal area
Islamabad, Sep 9 (Xinhua) The Pakistani security forces Sunday killed at least 10 militants in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal area, TV channel Dawn News reported.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 3:02:24 PM

Pakistani judges told to check corruption in judiciary
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Taking serious note of reports of corruption in the subordinate judiciary, Pakistan's top legal policy-making committee has asked the high court authorities to frequently conduct surprise visits to lower courts to check it.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 1:38:12 PM

Cancer rises among Pakistani children
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) The incidence of cancer among Pakistani children has reached alarming proportions with some 700 cases reported in last two years. It has been found that the causes are not so much genetic but linked to pollution and other environmental hazards, experts say.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 1:37:34 PM

Chaos over Sharif's return 'a sorry spectacle'
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Pakistan faces its stiffest challenge Monday with the expected return from exile of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. But the response to this only highlights the 'abject failure' of the country's leaders to manage political issues in a self-respecting manner, newspaper editorials Sunday said.

Sunday, September 09, 2007 11:50:14 AM

Sharif urged to honour exile agreement
Islamabad, Sep 8 (Xinhua) Saudi intelligence chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz Saturday urged former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to honour his exile agreement and not return to Pakistan before completing 10 years.

Saturday, September 08, 2007 7:29:33 PM

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