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  • Former Pakistan PM Gilani's son, security guards booked for murder October 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son has been booked in a murder case in Lahore after his security guard allegedly shot dead a young biker for not clearing the way for "VIP movement", media reported on Thursday. Tanvir Javed told police that his 23-year-old son Tahir Malik was...
  • Musharraf resigned under deal to give him safe passage: Gilani July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday claimed that the current government was violating a deal under which Pervez Musharraf tendered his resignation from the president's office in exchange for a safe passage. Gilani claimed that former military ruler Musharraf was to be given a safe passage under...
  • David Headley 'bragged' about Mumbai attacks in emails, claims a book October 26, 2013

    A Danish journalist says barely a week after the Nov 26, 2008 terrorist strikes on Mumbai, David Coleman Headley, their most highprofile Chicago plotter, was "bragging" about them in an email forum. What seems remarkable about Karre Sorenson's finding is the extent of Headley's involvement in the planning of the...
  • Pak: Expm Gilani demands judges to be tried with Musharraf June 25, 2013

    Lahore: Former Pakistani premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has demanded that Pakistani judges who endorsed the October 1999 coup, led by former army chief Pervez Musharraf, should also be charged with treason. Gilani, a senior leader of the Pakistan People's Party, made the demand after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday announced...
  • Asif Ali Zardari will not seek another presidential term June 3, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says he will not seek another presidential term after his present fiveyear period expires in September 2013, Xinhua reported on Sunday. Zardari made the remark in an interview with editors, which will be aired late on Sunday night, according to a media report. Zardari's Pakistan...
  • Zardari blames international forces for polls loss May 21, 2013

    Lahore: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday blamed national and international forces for his Pakistan Peoples Party defeat in the May 11 polls while the party's losing candidates held former premiers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf responsible for the debacle. In a meeting with PPP ticketholders of Punjab...
  • Pak: 6 arrested in former PM Gilani's son kidnapping case May 16, 2013

    Islamabad: Six suspects, including two women, were arrested on Thursday during an operation to trace the kidnapped son of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani in Pakistan's restive northwest, officials said. A joint team of police and law enforcement agencies raided the property of a man named Sardar Ali near Akhora...
  • Pakistan: Gilani resigns from PPP's vicechairman post May 13, 2013

    Lahore: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday resigned from the post of vicechairman of the Pakistan People's Party, accepting responsibility for its resounding defeat in the general election. "I am tendering the resignation on the basis of the election results," Gilani told a news conference in his hometown of...
  • Pakistan: Polling underway; millions vote in landmark election May 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistanis began voting on Saturday for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign, marred by Taliban violence that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. Polling for 2013 general election started across the country where masses will cast their vote...
  • Have arranged security for polls, Taliban real opposition: Pak minister May 11, 2013

    Pakistan will vote on Saturday to decide who is next leader amidst threats of terror and violence. ...
  • Pak: Polling begins in a historic election as the world watches closely May 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Despite a bloody campaign marred by Taliban attacks, polling began in Pakistan on Saturday amidst threats of violence, pitting a former cricket star against a twotime prime minister once exiled by the army and an incumbent blamed for power blackouts and inflation. The vote marks the first time in...
  • Gilani's son got threats from LeJ, SipaheSahaba May 10, 2013

    Islamabad: Former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider, kidnapped by gunmen while campaigning for Pakistan's landmark elections, had received threats from the banned LashkareJhangvi and SipaheSahaba. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction, Gilani and other members of his family told The Express Tribune that Ali Haider had...
  • Pak on the edge a day before elections; Gilani's son kidnapped May 10, 2013

    Lahore: With just a day to go for elections in Pakistan, former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider was abducted by a Taliban group in Punjab province. The news has shaken Pakistan. But As Taliban militants took away Gilani's son in the final hours of campaigning on...
  • Taliban suspected to be behind Gilani's son's kidnapping May 9, 2013

    Lahore: The Punjabi Taliban is believed to be behind the kidnapping of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider, officials said on Thursday. "A Punjabi Taliban group based in Mian Chanu, 80 km from Multan district, is believed to be involved in the kidnapping of Ali Haider Gilani," a...
  • Pak exPM Gilani's son kidnapped from poll rally May 9, 2013

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haidar was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a rally in Multan and his secretary killed on Thursday. The attack comes just two days ahead of elections in Pakistan that are scheduled to be held on May 11. According to Pakistani news...
  • Pakistan's Supreme Court issues notice to exPM Gilani April 10, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani and other officials to respond to allegations that the previous Pakistan Peoples Partyled government closed a probe into corruption in organising the Haj pilgrimage. A threejudge bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, which is investigating...
  • 'Rise of the Zombie' review: Monotony kills the novelty April 5, 2013

    Cast: Luke Kenny, Kirti Kulhari, Ashwin Mushran, Benjamin Gilani Directors: Devaki Singh, Luke Kenny Being a zombie means reaching a state where the subconscious starts ruling the body in a way in which the living being turns into a walking dead. The body doesn't die which gives weapons like gun, dagger and...
  • Tweet Review: Luke Kenny's 'Rise of the Zombie' April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Ramsay Brothers contributed a lot in establishing horror as a sough after genre in the Hindi film industry, and they experimented with different versions of ghosts in their film. Though zombies were also a part of their films in different forms but they never based an entire film...
  • Pak polls: Bilawal launches PPP election campaign April 4, 2013

    Karachi: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday launched the Pakistan People's Party's election campaign in a lowkey manner, invoking the legacy of the Bhutto family while calling on people to back the party in the May 11 election. Addressing a gathering of hundreds of PPP leaders and workers in the Bhutto...
  • Could Pakistan see any surprises in elections? March 29, 2013

    World View Pakistan Election Hello and welcome to world view with me Suhasini Haider. Tonight, Pakistan's election season has kicked off; we'll be discussing what's next in the run up to May 11th. From Islamabad, the central information advisor of Imran Khan's PTI party Shafqat Mehmood and Moeed Yusuf, Political...
  • Khoso sworn in as Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister March 26, 2013

    Islamabad: Mir Hazar Khan Khoso was on Monday sworn in as Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister by President Asif Ali Zardari during a ceremony held at the presidency. The ceremony was attended by former premiers Raja Pervez Ashraf and Yousuf Raza Gilani, leaders of political parties, top military officials, bureaucrats and...
  • Popular show 'Mastermind' back with family twist February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: BBC's popular game show 'Mastermind' returns to India as "Disney Q: The Family Mastermind". However, this time it is not about individuals, but involves the entire family. Hosted by Benjamin Gilani, the show will see families competing for the title of India's smartest family. "Disney has always tried to provide...
  • Iftekhar Gilani's detention unfortunate: Tewari February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming as "unfortunate" the detention of journalist Iftekhar Gilani by Delhi Police, Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Monday said if there is evidence against him, it should be brought on record or else action should be taken against responsible police officials. Gilani, the soninlaw of Kashmiri separatist...
  • Suspend policemen who detained Iftikhar Gilani: Katju February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Press Council chairman Justice Markandey Katju has hit out at the Union Home Ministry over detention of Kashmiri journalist Iftikhar Gilani. In a hardhitting letter to Union Home Secretary RK Singh, Katju condemned Iftikhar's detention and said that policemen who were involved in the "illegal act" should be...
  • US to seek 30years jail for Mumbai terror suspect January 15, 2013

    Chicago: US federal prosecutors are seeking the maximum 30year sentence for Pakistanborn Tahawwur Rana for providing support to Pakistanbased terror group LashkareTaiba that staged the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Although Chicago businessman Rana, a boyhood friend of David Coleman Headley, was acquitted of supporting the Mumbai attacks, he was convicted...
  • India's first zombie horror film out on Feb 22 December 24, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Rise Of The Zombie', India's first Zombie horror thriller, codirected by Devaki Singh and Luke Kenny, will release Feb 22 next year. The film is about Neil Parker (Luke), a passionate wildlife photographer who pays more attention to wildlife than his own life. As a result, his relationship with...
  • Gilani reconciles with PM Ashraf on Zardari's intervention October 14, 2012

    Lahore: Days after he aired his grievances against the government for failing to prevent the arrest of his son, former Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has reconciled with his successor Raja Pervez Ashraf on the intervention of President Asif Ali Zardari. Gilani's son Ali Musa Gilani, named as an accused...
  • Things were unbearable in presidency: Gilani October 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that things had became unbearable for him to continue living at the presidency after his son was "held" at the gate. Gilani was reportedly living in a presidential suite of four bedrooms on the sixth floor of the AiwaneSadr since...
  • Gilani says 'not happy' with PPP govt led by Ashraf October 7, 2012

    Lahore: Differences between Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Yousuf Raza Gilani have come to the fore, with an "unhappy" former premier speaking out for the first time against PPPled government for its inability to avert his son's arrest and for "unceremoniously" changing bureaucrats appointed by him. Gilani was convicted of...
  • Indian film 'Baromas' heads for New York Film Fest October 5, 2012

    Nagpur: 'Baromas', a Hindi film on the agrarian crisis in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, has been selected to be a part of 2012 South Asian International Film Festival in New York. The festival will be held in New York from October 24 to 30. The film, based on Sadanand Deshmukh's Sahitya Academy...