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500,000 to be moved from Swat ahead of military action: Minister
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Some 500,000 people are to be evacuated from Swat in Pakistan's restive northwest ahead of an expected military operation against the Taliban, a provincial minister said Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 8:37:42 PM

Indian envoy calls on Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner Sharad Sabharwal Tuesday called on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who heads Pakistan's principal opposition party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 5:56:24 PM

Pakistan lays down time frame for deciding cases
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Pakistan's new National Judicial Policy mandates a three-month time frame for deciding criminal cases, while cases attracting the death penalty have to be resolved in six months.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 5:22:14 PM

'Pakistani government shot itself in the foot with Swat deal'
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) The Pakistani government had 'shot itself in the foot' with the controversial Swat deal, an editorial in a leading English daily said Tuesday, while another said the pact was 'never likely to make it past infancy'.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 3:59:54 PM

UAE's Pakistani community unhappy with cricketers' wild ways
Karachi, May 5 (IANS) The Pakistani community in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has protested against the 'wild ways' of some of the Pakistani cricketers during the recently-concluded one-day-series against Australia there, media reports said.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 3:48:45 PM

Swat residents asked to evacuate
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) The residents of Swat in Pakistan's troubled northwest were Tuesday asked to move to safer areas as the Pakistani military seemed to be opening a third front against the Taliban, which violated a controversial peace accord in the area.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 2:08:41 PM

Pakistan suicide bombing kills five
Islamabad, May 5 (DPA) A suicide bomber attacked a security checkpost in Pakistan's north-west Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding several more, police said.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 12:45:51 PM

Suicide bombing kills four soldiers in Pakistan
Islamabad, May 5 (DPA) At least four soldiers were killed Tuesday and more than a dozen people, including schoolchildren, were injured in a suicide car bombing in north-western Pakistan, police said.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 9:46:25 AM

Only provincial government can appoint Sharia judges: Minister
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The provincial government in Pakistan's troubled northwest alone can appoint judges under the Sharia laws imposed in the region, a minister asserted Monday.

Monday, May 04, 2009 9:55:16 PM

Taliban using civilians as human shields: Pakistani Army
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest are using civilians as human shields to forestall the security forces action against them, the military said Monday as six soldiers and 10 militants were killed in the fighting.

Monday, May 04, 2009 8:32:32 PM

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