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New alliances likely in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) With former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's decision to take part in the Jan 8 polls, new political alliances are likely in the country.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:25:52 PM

Suicide car bomber injures five children in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 10 (DPA) A suicide car bomber blew himself next to a school bus in a Pakistani military town Monday, injuring at least five children in the first such attack targeting children in the country, a military official said.

Monday, December 10, 2007 5:22:53 PM

Pakistan's political parties launch election campaign
Islamabad, Dec 10 (DPA) Pakistan's election campaign got on full gear Monday as the political backers of President Pervez Musharraf released their platform, and opposition parties began campaigning after dropping threats to boycott the polls.

Monday, December 10, 2007 5:07:18 PM

'Millionaire' Nawaz Sharif has no car
Lahore, Dec 10 (IANS) Former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has net wealth at Rs.102.4 million but does not own a car, according to his nomination papers submitted to the Election Commission (EC).

Monday, December 10, 2007 4:56:45 PM

Pakistan education sector marred by corruption: ADB
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan's educational sector is marred by corruption, strong gender and regional inequalities and insufficient budget allocations, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Monday, December 10, 2007 2:07:00 PM

Pakistani detainee alleges CIA tortured him
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) As a row over the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) torture tapes destroyed by it heats up, a Pakistani detainee has claimed that he was subjected to 'state-sanctioned torture'.

Monday, December 10, 2007 2:03:28 PM

Pakistan Election Commission 'corrupt, biased': Benazir
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has accused the Election Commission (EC) of Pakistan of showing 'many worrying signs of corruption, bias' and failure to act on 'the complaints of fraud'.

Monday, December 10, 2007 11:46:39 AM

Don't comment on domestic politics, envoys in Pakistan told
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan has asked foreign diplomats not to publicly comment on the domestic political situation in the country.

Monday, December 10, 2007 11:14:56 AM

Musharraf popularity poll a 'fraud'
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) A public opinion poll that suggested an increase in Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's popularity since he stepped down as army chief and became a civilian president has one major flaw: the US-based organisation that claims to have conducted the poll does not exist.

Monday, December 10, 2007 11:06:50 AM

Pakistan opposition fails to reach consensus on poll boycott
Islamabad, Dec 9 (DPA) A mass election boycott threat by Pakistan's political opposition collapsed Sunday after an alliance of 33 parties failed to reach consensus on skipping crucial upcoming polls in defiance of President Pervez Musharraf.

Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:21:21 PM

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