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  • Pak court allows Haqqani to travel abroad January 30, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani was on Monday permitted to travel abroad by the Supreme Court, which is probing a memo sent to Washington saying President Asif Ali Zardari had feared a military take over in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing last year. Haqqani's counsel,...
  • 'No chance' of military coup in Pak: Gilani January 29, 2012

    Davos: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that there was 'no chance' of a military coup in Pakistan ever as all stakeholders including the army, desires democracy and stability in the country. "I don't think there will be a coup in Pakistan ever. There is no threat to democracy," Gilani...
  • Ties with US not normal: Pakistan envoy January 28, 2012

    Washington: The PakistanUS relationship is certainly not going through "normal" times, Islamabad's ambassador to Washington Sherry Rehman has said. Rehman further asked the PakistaniAmerican community for their support to bring the two countries closer. The relationship has never been as important, yet the tensions have never been so grave, Rehman was quoted...
  • Obama's address on terrorism, outsourcing and Iran January 25, 2012

    US President Barack Obama listed out the achievements of his first term, topping that list the improved state of the economy and the end of the America's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden. ...
  • Obama calls for a fair shot economy, more jobs January 25, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama during his last address before the Presidential elections on Tuesday night said for the first time in two decades Osama Bin Laden is not a threat to US. Obama said, "For the first time in last 9 years there is no American fighting in Iraq." While giving...
  • Ijaz to testify before Pak SC in memo scandal January 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Controversial PakistaniAmerican businessman Mansoor Ijaz could fly into a military airbase in Rawalpindi and granted a visa on arrival so that he can testify tomorrow before a judicial commission probing the memo scandal, according to a media report today. Ijaz's lawyer has said he will testify before the Supreme Courtappointed...
  • US, Pak relationship at its lowest ebb: Musharraf January 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said the current bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington was at its lowest ebb, even lower than that after the 9/11 attack. "We're at a very poor level. I don't think they were at this level even before 9/11, when I took over," Musharraf...
  • US, Pak relationship at its lowest ebb: Musharraf January 14, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has said that the current bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington is at its lowest ebb, lower than those post 9/11 attacks on the US. "We're at a very poor level. I don't think they were at this level even before 9/11, when...
  • Pakistan to demolish Osama hideout January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan has decided to demolish Osama Bin Laden's hideout so that it isn't turned into a shrine. The Pakistani Army has been planning to destroy the walled compound in Abbottabad with a series of rocket strikes before rolling in bulldozers. Bin Laden had lived in the squalid threestoried house...
  • Osama killing spawns AlQaeda magazine January 9, 2012

    Islamabad: AlQaeda continues to preach jihad or holy war through an Urdu monthly magazine that is delivered to homes in cities across Pakistan by post, according to a media report on Monday. The 200page magazine, Hiteen, is named after the battlefield where Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi defeated the Crusaders and features articles...
  • Ali Zafar has a tough time with dance steps January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani actor Ali Zafar seems to be having a tough time perfecting his dance steps for a Bollywood item number."Most painfully joyous process. Dance rehearsal for an item number! Fully Bollywood! Must sit in a tub full of ice before sleeping!" Ali wrote on his Twitter page. The actorsinger...
  • Musharraf denies he knew Osama was living in Pak January 8, 2012

    Jerusalem: Pakistan's former President General Pervez Musharraf has denied having knowledge about the alQaida chief Osama bin Laden living in his country during his tenure. In his first ever interview to an Israeli daily, Ha'aretz, Musharraf insisted on his innocence and said he was 100 per cent sure about himself that...
  • US delivered justice to bin Laden: Obama January 6, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday said that the US has delivered justice to alQaeda chief Osama bin Laden and put his terror group on the path of defeat. "We've decimated alQaeda's leadership, delivered justice to Osama bin Laden, and put that terrorist network on the path to defeat," Obama said...
  • Husain Haqqani fears for his life: report January 4, 2012

    London: Pakistan's embattled former ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, fears he will be murdered if he leaves his sanctuary in the official residence of the Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, a media report on Wednesday said. Haqqani who is at the centre of the memo scandal said the allegations against...
  • Whatever It Takes: the big stories of 2011 December 31, 2011

    On this special episode we look back at all the big stories of the year 2011. ...
  • Memogate: Pakistan panel to summon ISI Chief December 31, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani parliamentary panel investigating the Memogate scandal on Friday decided to summon former envoy Husain Haqqani, businessman Mansoor Ijaz and ISI chief Lt Gen Shuja Ahmed Pasha to appear before it next month. The Parliamentary Committee on National Security has been asked by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani...
  • 'Musharraf knew about Osama's presence in Pak' December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Former chief of Pakistani Army Gen Ziauddin Butt has told Dawn News that Osama bin Laden was kept in an Intelligence Bureau (IB) safe house in Abbotabad and former president General Pervez Musharraf knew about it. Butt also said that Osama was kept there under instructions from then director...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, slams Pakistan army December 23, 2011

    Gilani also slammed the army for not detecting Osama Bin Laden's presence in Pakistan, asking who issued him the visa to stay. ...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, hits out at army December 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday in an unprecedented tonguelashing against the powerful military said it is "unacceptable" if the army "considers itself a State within State" and warned that "conspiracies" are being hatched to "pack up" his government. Prime Minister Gilani also strongly criticised the army for failing...
  • No more Abbottabadlike incidents: Gilani to US December 22, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan wants new rules of engagement with the US and an assurance of "no Abbottabadlike unilateral action in future", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said. The prime minister was referring to the May 2 killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US commandos who carried out the...
  • US must guarantee Pakistan's sovereignty: Gilani December 21, 2011

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said the US must guarantee Pakistan's sovereignty and ensure that there is no unilateral action like the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under the new terms of engagement that will define bilateral relations in future. Gilani made the remarks while addressing a...
  • Pak: Zardari says he will continue as President December 17, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's ailing President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday scotched speculation that he could be ousted under a constitutional provision that provides for the removal of a president on the ground of "physical or mental incapacity". Talking to a senior Pakistani journalist who had written a column on the same issue...
  • Memogate conspiracy against Pak Govt: Gilani December 17, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said there was "no truth" in the alleged secret memo sent to the US military to help prevent a possible takeover by the Pakistan Army after the killing of Osama bin Laden in May. Addressing a meeting of parliamentarians of the ruling...
  • Barack Obama says he deserves to be reelected December 13, 2011

    Washington: Strongly defending his record as US President during the nearly first three years of his tenure, Barack Obama has said he deserves to be reelected as he has not only revived the nation's economy, but also secured the country. "Not only saving this country from a great depression, not only...
  • Gilani dismisses 'memogate' as non issue December 11, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has dismissed the "memogate" controversy as a non issue as Mansoor Ijaz, the writer of the document is not a Pakistani, and had no credibility. While taking to a private news channel, Gilani said Ijaz did not have any credibility and he had even...
  • Osama's widows expected to leave Pakistan soon December 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Three of Osama bin Laden's widows, who were captured following the US raid that killed the alQaeda leader, are soon expected to leave Pakistan after seven months in custody. According to a media report, the three women two Saudis and one Yemeni were picked up by Pakistani security...
  • Pakistan to make Osama inquiry report public December 9, 2011

    Islamabad: The inquiry report into the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by US special forces in his Pakistani hideout will be made public. Following the killing of bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had formed a fivemember inquiry commission under a...
  • Anna, Lokpal Bill top FB status updates in 2011 December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare created a movement not only in the country but on Facebook also, as people discussed and debated the Jan Lokpal bill, making him the most talked about topic in 2011 on the social networking site. The Facebook Memology 2011, which captured the top ten Facebook...
  • Osama killing report in few weeks: Pak panel December 8, 2011

    Islamabad: The head of the Pakistani judicial commission investigating alQaeda chief Osama bin Laden's presence in the country and the covert US raid that killed him said on Thursday that the panel was close to completing its probe and would submit a "good report" to government in a "few weeks". "A...
  • Pakistani President Zardari in a stable condition December 8, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is in a "stable" condition after undergoing tests for a heart condition in Dubai and he is expected to return to Pakistan once the results of his checkup are available in two to three days, a close aide to the Pakistani leader said on...