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Pakistan summons British envoy over Rushdie knighthood (LEAD)
Islamabad, June 19 (DPA) Pakistan Tuesday summoned the British high commissioner in Islamabad to its Foreign Ministry and lodged a strong protest against the knighting of Salman Rushdie, amid growing anger over the issue in the country.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:48:35 PM

Policemen demonstrate in Pakistan over death of officer
Islamabad, June 19 (DPA) Pakistan's capital Islamabad witnessed unruly scenes on Tuesday as more than 1,000 policemen staged a protest demonstration against the death of an ailing colleague.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 7:04:34 PM

Pakistan ranked 12th among 'failed states'
Lahore, June 19 (IANS) Pakistan has been ranked the 12th most unstable country in the world, according to the 2007 Failed State Index while Sudan has topped the infamous list for the second year in a row.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:43:36 PM

Pakistanis furious over Rushdie's knighthood
Islamabad, June 19 (DPA) Anger grew in Pakistan Tuesday over Britain's decision to award knighthood to author Salman Rushdie, as the upper house of the parliament and the provincial assembly of North-West Frontier Province condemned the move in two separate resolutions.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:32:45 PM

Pakistan's 'she couple' petitions Supreme Court
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Pakistan's Shahzina Tariq and Shumail Raj, called the 'she couple', have petitioned the Supreme Court, challenging a high court verdict that convicted them of deception for entering into a same sex marriage.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 2:04:10 PM

Musharraf replaces information minister
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Pakistan's high profile federal Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani has been replaced amid the three-month stand-off between the government and the judiciary over the suspension of the country's chief justice.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:44:00 PM

Pakistan to pursue Iran pipeline: spokesperson
Islamabad, June 18 (Xinhua) Pakistan reiterated Monday that it would pursue the proposed Iranian gas pipeline project to meet its growing energy requirements.

Monday, June 18, 2007 7:35:44 PM

Pawar to head 2011 World Cup organising committee
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Sharad Pawar, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was elected as the chairman of the 2011 World Cup organising committee Monday.

Monday, June 18, 2007 6:50:37 PM

Pakistani parliament condemns knighthood for Salman Rushdie
Islamabad, June 18 (DPA) Pakistani parliament Monday unanimously condemned Britain's decision to knight Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie, who for years was a target of death threats over alleged insults to Prophet Mohammed in a late 1980s controversial novel.

Monday, June 18, 2007 4:23:45 PM

Lawyers rally against harassment of Pakistani judge's kin
Islamabad, June 18 (DPA) Hundreds of lawyers Monday boycotted court proceedings and held rallies in Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan to condemn the alleged harassment of close relatives of suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry by more than a dozen armed men during the weekend.

Monday, June 18, 2007 3:04:59 PM

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