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Pakistan PM says "no alternative to democracy" for political stability

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani on Tuesday [28 February] said the continuity of democratic process was critical to political stability in the country. It would lead the nation towards trajectory of peace, progress and prosperity. The

Pakistan, Malaysia business council vow to increase bilateral trade, investment

Pakistan and Malaysia have vowed to enhance bilateral economic cooperation and explore avenues for joint ventures in a host of sectors, including agriculture, construction and halal industry. The understanding to tap full potential of bilat

BlackBerry firm refuses to offer data over Pakistan memo case

Islamabad: The BlackBerry manufacturing company Research in Motion (RIM) has once again refused the Pakistan government's request to provide communication details that took between the memo case characters, Mansoor Ijaz [US businessman] and

Pakistan paper says "unprovoked aggression" against Iran will destabilize world

Of late, a mixture of rhetoric and restraint from both sides has characterised the West's nuclear stand-off with Iran. Reports indicate that on Monday [20 February] Iran conducted military exercises as a warning it would guard its nuclear f

Pakistan: Government, opposition talks on neutral caretaker set-up welcomed

Islamabad: The Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) has welcomed the reported negotiations between the government and the opposition on a system for the appointment of caretaker governments in the Centre a

Pakistan president urges Tajik cooperation in energy, trade sectors

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday [9 February] said Pakistan and Tajikistan need to work closely on infrastructure, energy connectivity and trans-regional economic cooperation projects such as CASA-1000. This was stated by President Za

Debate on presidential pardon for Pakistan PM if convicted in contempt case

The debate over whether the president can use the powers bequeathed to him under Article 45 of the constitution to pardon Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani if the latter is convicted in a contempt of court case heatedly ensued between

Pakistan, Russia reaffirm commitment to building long-term ties

Pakistan and Russia reaffirmed their commitment to build a long-term and broad-based partnership between Russia and Pakistan. The pledge was made during an official visit of Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to Russian Federation from 7 to

Pakistan releases 14 Indian fishermen - agency

Pakistan on Thursday [28 July] has released 14 Indian fishermen from Malir jail Karachi.The released fishermen have left to Lahore from where they will move to India via Wagah Border, a private news channel reported.According to details, 274

Pakistan to form inter-provincial force to guard dignitaries, diplomats - agency

A decision in principle has been taken to constitute an inter-provincial response force and it will be placed at the disposal of requesting province to handle emergencies, disasters etc.The decision was taken at a high level meeting chaired

Pakistan Army completes operation in tribal area, gains "full control" - agency

Pakistan Army has successfully completed operation 'Tri Star' launched in South Waziristan Agency at Janata Valley with the objective of flushing out terrorists from the area.According to a ISPR [Inter-Services Public Relations] press releas

Militants destroy two schools in Pakistan tribal area - website

Peshawar: Militants destroyed two primary schools in the Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency, Geo News reported Tuesday [26 July].The schools located in the Akkakhel area of the tehsil were blown up overnight and the buildings were completely destr

UK diplomat says Pakistan seen as long-term strategic partner

Deputy high commissioner and UK Trade and Investment Director Francis Campbell on Monday [18 July] said the British government was committed to a long-term, productive and friendly partnership with Pakistan. Speaking at the Lahore Chamber o

US must help Pakistan to ensure problems do not create issues for world

The storm gathering around Pakistan just got thicker with the bomb attacks in Mumbai. Already under severe pressure from the Americans, these bombings will be used to further ratchet up the bullying. It is interesting that President Obama i

Pakistan assured of continued US civilian assistance

The United States has assured of continued civilian assistance to Pakistan and help in energy sector projects, Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh told Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani on Saturday [16 July]. The finance minister a

Pakistan to "greatly benefit" from increased cooperation with China

China has played a significant role in the economic progress of Pakistan ever since the establishment of diplomatic ties between them. The first major initiative in this regard was the setting up of Heavy Mechanical Complex at Taxila; a pro

PM says Pakistan "responsible" nuclear weapon state

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani Thursday [14 July] expressed his government's firm resolve to protect country's strategic and nuclear assets at all costs. Chairing the 19th meeting of the National Command Authority to review issues o

Iran Oil Company positive about completing Pakistan gas pipeline in time

In an interview with Iran state radio, Managing Director of International Affairs of Nation Oil Company Qamsari talked about the three projects of transferring Iranian gas to neighbouring countries. Qamsari said: The gas pipeline has reache

PM says US told drone attacks "unacceptable" to Pakistan

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani on Friday [1 July] said during he next two years, the elected government of Pakistan People's Party would utilise all its resources to provide maximum relief to the common man to fulfill its promises m

Gunship helicopters target militants' positions in Pakistan tribal area

Ghallanai: The gunship helicopters on Tuesday [28 June] targeted the suspected positions of militants in Baizai tehsil [sub-district] in Mohmand Agency, official sources said. The sources said the gunship helicopters pounded the suspected p

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