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Pakistan to retain nuclear deterrence: PM
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Dismissing apprehensions about the safety of Pakistan's nuclear assets, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday said they formed the cornerstone of the country's deterrence strategy and would be retained at all costs.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 3:25:54 PM

Nine killed in Pakistan blast
Islamabad, May 16 (Xinhua) At least nine people, including six children, were killed in a blast Saturday in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to a media report.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:49:27 PM

1971 atrocities: Pakistan rejects Dhaka's apology demand
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected a demand for an apology for the atrocities committed by its military in the buildup to the 1971 war of liberation that saw the creation of Bangladesh as an independent nation, saying bygones should be bygones.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:44:30 PM

Suspected US missile strike kills 12 in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 16 (DPA) A US missile strike Saturday on a suspected hideout of Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan killed at least 12 people, intelligence officials said.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:42:09 PM

BJP advertisements yanked off Pakistani websites
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Advertisements prominently featuring Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani and promising a 'strong leader, decisive government' were quickly yanked off prominent Pakistani news websites Saturday as the results of India's general elections came in, pointing to the return of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:16:13 PM

Pakistani villagers rejoice at Taliban retreat
Ghurghushte (Pakistan), May 16 (DPA) Some 2,000 residents of Ghurghushte, a hamlet in the embattled Buner district in north-western Pakistan, finally have a reason to rejoice - a return to normalcy as the military has forced the Taliban to flee the village.

Saturday, May 16, 2009 8:27:47 AM

Taliban shaving beards to flee Swat: Pakistani military
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) Taliban fighters are shaving their beards to mingle with the civilians fleeing the security forces' operations in Swat in Pakistan's troubled northwest, the military said Friday, on a day when the country's army chief briefed parliament on the offensive.

Friday, May 15, 2009 11:54:54 PM

Collateral damage being minimised in Swat: Army chief
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) The security forces are ensuring that collateral damage is minimised in their operations against the Taliban in Pakistan's troubled northwest, army chief Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani informed parliament Friday.

Friday, May 15, 2009 10:53:55 PM

'France to provide Pakistan nuke technology'
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) France has agreed to provide Pakistan with civilian nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, state-owned PTV reported Friday, quoting Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Friday, May 15, 2009 9:42:33 PM

Political solution should follow Swat offensive: Pakistani PM
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday called for a political solution to restore peace in the country's restive northwest after the military concludes its operations to eliminate the Taliban in the area.

Friday, May 15, 2009 7:57:06 PM

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