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Anti-India protests erupt in Kashmir

SRINAGAR (AP) – Indian forces used tear gas and pellet guns to quell thousands of stone-throwing protesters who took to the streets after special Eid prayers on Friday in the Indian portion of Kashmir. A police officer said dozens of protesters, police and paramilitary officers were injured in the clashes at several places in Srinagar, the main city in Kashmir. …

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23 picnickers drown in various parts of country

LAHORE:  Twenty three people drowned while picnicking in various parts of the country on Saturday. Eight people drowned in River Indus at Taunsa near Muzaffargarh while six persons drowned while taking bath in the sea near Bin Qasim in Karachi. And nine holiday-makers drowned in River Indus near Kund Park in Nowshera. Rescue workers could recover only two bodies out …

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Govt’s silence over terrorism shocking, says Khurshid Shah

SUKKUR: Opposition leader Khurshid Shah has said that Islam is being defamed by terrorists who have nothing to do with ideology and practice of universal laws of Islam. While talking to the media on Saturday, he said that the government has only concern with hike in taxes and prices. The Opposition would protest against the silence of the government in …

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President will return before July 30

ISLAMABAD: Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar has rejected reports that President Asifl Ali Zardari will not return to Pakistan and would stay abroad for his remaining days in presidency, state-run radio reported.   He said that President Zardari went to Dubai and Britain on private tour, however, he would return to country before July 30.   Earlier, rumours circulated in the …

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Sethi says he will try to resolve problems at PCB

ISLAMABAD (AP) – The newly appointed acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board said Sunday he will try to lead the organization out of crisis in a transparent manner and will attend next week s annual board meeting of the International Cricket Council.   Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed prominent journalist Najam Sethi to the post on Sunday after the Islamabad High Court …

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Musharraf allies in cabinet should also be tried: Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD (Awaaz News) – Former President Supreme Court Bar Association and senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan Monday said former president Pervez Musharraf violated the constitution twice and treason case should be proceeded against him. According to media reports, Aitzaz Ahsan welcoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decision for treason case against Pervez Musharraf said that all democracy lovers and those upholding the …

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Musharraf will be tried for treason under Article 6: PM

ISLAMABAD (Awaaz News) – The Pakistan government on Monday decided to go ahead with the trial of former dictator Pervez Musharraf in the Supreme Court on a charge of high treason for abrogating the constitution and imposing emergency rule in November 2007. Treason case will be launched against Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif …

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MQM MPA Sajid Qureshi, son killed in Karachi

KARACHI:  Unknown gunmen shot dead a Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Sajid Qureshi and his son in North Nazimabad area of the city, police said Friday.   According to reports, unidentified assailants opened fire on the Member of  Sindh Assembly Sajid Qureshi and his 26-year old son when they came out of a mosque after Friday prayer.   He was elected …

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Mardan blast death toll rises to 34

PESHAWAR (AFP) – A suicide bombing at a funeral in Pakistan on Tuesday killed at least 34 people including a provincial lawmaker, police said, the deadliest attack to hit the country in more than three months.   The attack in Shergarh town in Mardan district, 145 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of Islamabad, came during prayers for the owner of a …

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Change for New Pakistan- a slogan turned into reality

LAHORE:The facts were quite against and odds were more than evens in Pakistan in the recent past but she emerges surprisingly enough through all crises successfully. When the terrorists activities reduce a drone appears to trigger the temperature in Northern areas to keep Pakistan unstable. According to foreign media reports the rhetoric of unstable Pakistan has settled somewhat. Pakistan remains …

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