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Can there be a Swat pact in Afghanistan?
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Can a pact between the Pakistani government and the Taliban, aimed at restoring peace in the nation's troubled Swat valley, be the forerunner of a similar deal in Afghanistan? It would seem so from the remarks of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:18:28 PM

'Apologise for suspecting Pakistani cricketers in Woolmer death'
Karachi, feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Sports Minister Pir Aftab Shah Jilani Friday asked the Jamaican police to issue an apology to Pakistan for wrongfully treating their cricketers as suspects for the alleged murder of coach Bob Woolmer during the 2007 World Cup.

Saturday, February 21, 2009 12:39:55 AM

Suicide bomb attack kills 32 in northwest Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) At least 32 people were killed and 85 others injured Friday in a powerful suicide bomb attack during a funeral procession in Pakistan's northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan, Geo TV reported.

Friday, February 20, 2009 10:04:43 PM

Swat pact worries India; linked to peace, says Pakistan
New Delhi/Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) India Friday expressed worry at an accord that aims at the Taliban laying down arms in Pakistan's restive northwest in return for the imposition of Shariat laws in the region, even as Pakistan defended the pact, saying it was linked to restoring peace in an area which the militants control.

Friday, February 20, 2009 8:29:14 PM

FBI to question Mumbai terror suspectsheld in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 20 (DPA) A team of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is arriving in Islamabad next week to question the Nov 27 Mumbai terrorist attack suspects held by Pakistani authorities, an official said Friday.

Friday, February 20, 2009 7:51:39 PM

UN calls for release of abducted official in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 20 (Xinhua) The UN Friday renewed its call for the release of an UN official abducted by Pakistani militants in southwestern part of the country.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:43:17 PM

Not in touch with Taliban: A.Q. Khan
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan, who was accused of running an illegal proliferation network, Friday dismissed reports that he was in touch with the Taliban who are reported to be making efforts to acquire a dirty bomb.

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:01:28 PM

Pakistan eye successful return to Test arena
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan will make a welcome return to the Test arena after almost 14 months by hosting Sri Lanka in a two-match series opener beginning Saturday on their favourite hunting ground - Karachi's National Stadium.

Friday, February 20, 2009 5:45:08 PM

Jayawardene confident of Sri Lanka chances against Pakistan
Karachi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene was confident of his team's chances against Pakistan in the first cricket Test beginning here at the National Stadium from Saturday.

Friday, February 20, 2009 5:07:24 PM

Blast kills 29 at funeral in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 20 (DPA) A blast ripped through a funeral procession in north-western Pakistan Friday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens more, a police official said.

Friday, February 20, 2009 3:02:46 PM

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