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Pakistan expands fight in Swat's main town
Islamabad, May 24 (DPA) Pakistani troops gained ground in Mingora, Swat valley's main town, Sunday as they fought house to house in what the military called 'the most important phase' of the anti-Taliban operationv in the country's northwest, media reports said.

Sunday, May 24, 2009 6:12:18 PM

Musharraf finally vacates Army House
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Eighteen months after retiring as the Pakistani Army chief, former president Pervez Musharraf has finally vacated Army House in the adjacent garrison town of Rawalpindi that he had continued to occupy on grounds of security.

Sunday, May 24, 2009 2:17:07 PM

Taliban lying low to fight another day in Pakistan
Buner (Pakistan), May 24 (DPA) Dressed in worn grey-coloured traditional shalwar kameez and carrying no belongings, Ghazan Khan (a fictitious name) was sitting on a small rock just a few metres from an unmanned post at Pakistan's remote Ambela Pass, and he was not looking at all like a Taliban fighter.

Sunday, May 24, 2009 7:47:51 AM

Pakistani troops battle Taliban in Swat's main city
Islamabad, May 23 (DPA) Pakistani troops have begun street battles with entrenched Taliban forces in Mingora, the main town in northwestern Swat district, an army spokesman said Saturday.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:10:22 PM

Shoaib to lead Islamabad Leopards to prove fitness
Karachi, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan cricket is bracing for yet another controversy after enigmatic fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar Saturday decided to lead Islamabad Leopards in the National Twenty20 Cup to prove his fitness for the next month's Twenty20 World Cup.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 6:32:08 PM

Gilani warns of Taliban retaliation across Pakistan
Lahore, May 23 (IANS) The gruesome car bombing in Peshawar Friday was not entirely unexpected and the Taliban could attempt to stage more such attacks in retaliation to the military operations being conducted against them in Pakistan's restive northwest, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said here Saturday.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 5:59:56 PM

Manmohan Singh at greater ease in second term: Pakistani media
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be at 'greater ease' as he begins his second term and Pakistan must leverage this so that the two countries can move forward to undo the damage caused by the 26/11 attack in Mumbai and resume the derailed sub-continental peace process, an editorial in a leading English daily said Saturday.

Saturday, May 23, 2009 4:38:48 PM

Taliban might launch retaliatory attacks across Pakistan, says Gilani
Islamabad, May 23 (Xinhua) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said Saturday that terrorists might carry out retaliatory attacks in the country as they have suffered heavy losses in the wake of the military offensives in North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

Saturday, May 23, 2009 4:07:11 PM

Car bomb, clashes kill 30 people in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 22 (DPA) At least 30 people died in the ongoing military offensive against the Taliban in northwest Pakistan and an explosion outside a cinema Friday that is believed to be in retaliation to the army operation.

Friday, May 22, 2009 11:15:34 PM

10 killed in Peshawar car bombing
Peshawar, May 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 75 injured when a powerful car bomb exploded in this North West Frontier Province (NWFP) capital Friday, Geo TV reported, quoting the police.

Friday, May 22, 2009 9:58:36 PM

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