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Pakistan's displaced cross 500,000 mark, Rs.1 bn released for relief
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) With the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing the fighting in Pakistan's restive northwest crossing 500,000, the government has released Rs.1 billion ($12.4 million) for their immediate relief, as the UN relief agency appealed for massive international aid to cope with the crisis.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:16:45 PM

Pakistan cricketers to train at high altitude for Twenty20 World Cup
Karachi, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan has devised a high-altitude training programme for its cricketers ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup to be played in England June 5-21.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8:28:31 PM

751 Taliban killed; Britain, France back Pakistan's war on terror
Islamabad/New York, May 12 (IANS) At least 751 Taliban have been in the security forces' operations in Pakistan's restive northwest, the military said, as Britain and France Tuesday fully backed Islamabad in its efforts to root out extremism.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 8:05:49 PM

Shun politics of ethnicity, says Pakistani media
Karachi, May 12 (IANS) The politics of ethnicity being played out in this Pakistani commercial capital 'tends to be divisive and fragments society', an editorial in a leading English daily warned Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 5:15:51 PM

Pakistanis questioning action against Taliban: Pakistani paper
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Pakistani citizens are guarded in their support of the anti-Taliban military operation in the country's restive northwest but are beginning to ask awkward questions about the manner in which it is being conducted, an editorial in a leading English daily warned Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:39:17 PM

Suspected US missile strike kills eight in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 12 (DPA) A suspected US missile strike Tuesday in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan killed at least eight people, officials and media reports said.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:46:02 AM

US drone attack kills eight in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 12 (Xinhua) At least eight people were killed and several injured Tuesday when a suspected US drone fired missiles at militant hideouts in Pakistan's South Waziristan that borders Afghanistan, media reports said.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:33:36 AM

Supreme Court to hear Nawaz appeal against plane hijack conviction
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court is to hear former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's appeal against his conviction for 'hijacking' a commercial airliner carrying then Pakistani Army chief Gen. Pervez Musharraf by attempting to prevent it from landing at Karachi.

Monday, May 11, 2009 10:38:24 PM

Pakistan's top leadership vows to eliminate Taliban
Islamabad/New York, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan's top leadership has vowed to take a military operation against the Taliban in the country's troubled northwest to its logical conclusion, saying the militants would be eliminated and collateral damage kept to the minimum.

Monday, May 11, 2009 7:53:08 PM

Taliban will be forced to lay down arms: Pakistan PM
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Vowing to force the Taliban to lay down their arms, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the government's writ would be re-established in the country's troubled northwest, where a military operation is underway against the militants.

Monday, May 11, 2009 7:34:57 PM

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