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Zardari, Gilani condemn attack in Mohmand Agency

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Sunday strongly condemned the attack on a check-post in Mohmand Agency and described it a cowardly act. The President directed the law enforcement agencies to apprehend the culprits involved in the heinous act and bring them to justice. President Zardari announced compensation amount of Rs. 100,000 for the dead and…

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Suicide attack on security post kills three, injures two

ISLAMABAD: Three security personnel were killed and two others injured in a suicide attack on Sunday in Mohmand Agency. According to reports an explosive laden vehicle rammed into a check-post resulting in the death and injury of security personnel. President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have strongly condemned the suicide…

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India to support Pakistan in seeking IMF help

NEW DELHI: Commenting on the Pakistan’s financial situation, Indian Prime Minister said India would support Pakistan in seeking help from International Monetary Fund (IMF). Talking to mediapersons on-board his special aircraft while returning from Beijing last night, he said “I wish the new democratic government in Pakistan well. We would like them to succeed.” Media…

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Army to be called back after eradicating terrorism, extremism: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said the international community recognises Pakistan's vital role against the threat of terrorism and earnestly wants to work with it in countering its security and economic challenges. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, he briefed mediamen on his interactions with the world leaders at the Asia Europe…

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China to safeguard Pakistans sovereignty

BEIJING: China will stand by Pakistan under all circumstances whatsoever to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity, while maintaining existing strong bonds of their strategic partnership. The assurance to this effect was re-conveyed by the Chinese leaders to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani during his visit to Beijing that concluded on Saturday, said Pakistan…

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Search continues for Jennifer Hudsons nephew

CHICAGO: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson often credited her rise to fame to her upbringing in the impoverished neighbourhood on Chicago's south side. Today her family is struggling to come to terms with the shooting deaths of Hudson's mother and brother. And they're praying for the safe return of Hudson's missing seven-year-old nephew. Chicago police on…

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Government should reduce petroleum prices: Talha

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior, Talha Mehmood Sunday urged the government to reduce the prices of petroleum products to a considerable extent to provide relief to common man. He said the prices of petroleum products in international markets are continuously declining, but no decrease has been announced by OGRA. He criticised OGRA for…

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Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman calls on Sindh Governor

KARACHI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief, Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman here Saturday called on Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan at the Governor House. During the discussion both the leaders agreed on a point of view that Pakistan is going through a difficult phase and critical challenges confront the country. They observed that the time demands from all to…

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U.S.-Pakistan form telemedicine partnership

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Department of State has formed a telemedicine public-private partnership in Pakistan, demonstrating the transformative power of high speed connectivity in improving social services in remote areas. Telemedicine enables healthcare providers to deliver high quality medical services for patients in remote locations, services that would otherwise be lacking or absent. The public-private partnership…

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WB Chief urges development support for Pakistan

WASHINGTON: World Bank President Robert Zoellick has said the next U.S. administration emerging from November 4 election must focus on long-term development partnership with Pakistan as part of efforts to ensure peace and stability in key South Asian region. Writing an article for The Washington Post, Zoellick notes that both presidential candidates Democratic Barack Obama…

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Murray, Golubev to meet in St. Petersburg final

ST. PETERSBURG: Top seed Andy Murray will defend his St Petersburg Open title against surprise finalist Andrey Golubev after thrashing Fernando Verdasco 6-0 6-3 in the semi-finals on Saturday (October 24). The 150th-ranked Kazakh qualifier Golubev, who upset former world number one Marat Safin in round two, crushed Romanian Victor Hanescu 6-3 6-0 in 54…

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Afridi still has cricket in him: Saleem Jaffar

KARACHI: Chief Selector Saleem Jaffar reckons that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi still has cricket left in him despite his indifferent batting form. “Afridi is utility cricketer and currently he is playing a bowling all-rounder,” he told APP in an interview at national Stadium on Saturday while watching the opening day’s play in Pentangular Cup…

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Adnan, Yasir, Wajid punish Balochistan bowlers

KARACHI: Opener Adnan Abbas cracked unconqurered century and Yasir Hameed and Wajid Ali slammed half centuries as NWFP batsmen went on runs spree against Baluchistan on day one of their four-day Pentangular Cup Cricket Championship at Bugti Stadium Quetta on Saturday, according to message received here. Southpaw Adnan batted the whole day for his 122…

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Abdukhalikov wins men’s International Tennis Championship

ISLAMABAD: Unseeded Syrym Abdukhalikov of Kazakhstan beat 8th seed Vadim Alekseenko of Ukrain in straight sets to capture the Men’s Singles title of Mari Gas ITF Pakistan Futures International Tennis Championships 2008 (F2) at PTF Tennis Complex Islamabad. Andukhalikov 8th Seed Alekseenko in well contested straight sets 6-4 6-3. In the first set the score…

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Kashmir elections an eyewash: APHC

NEW DELHI: Directing its units throughout occupied Kashmir to begin campaign against Indian plans to hold elections next month, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on Saturday said it is a meaningless exercise just to hoodwink the world community. In a special meeting of APHC Executive Council held in Srinagar, thorough discussion was held on all…

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Amarnath land burning issue in Kashmir elections

NEW DELHI: The pro-Delhi parties in IHK are in a dilemma to prepare their election manifestos in view of the Amarnath land issue which is a burning issue in the Kashmir election campaign. The BJP party along with other Jammu based groups which spearheaded campaign in Jammu against the revocation of Amarnath land transfer order…

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U.N., World Bank to partner in response to crises

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations and the World Bank have signed an agreement to strengthen their commitment to work more closely together in countries struck by conflicts or natural disasters, a U.N press release said Sunday. The agreement, signed Friday in New York by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Robert Zoellick, sets out…

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India faces gaps in air space defence: Antony

India faces gaps in air space defence: Antony NEW DELHI, Oct 25 (APP) : Indian Defence Minister A K Antony said on Saturday that India was facing gaps in its air space defence due to failure in providing necessary radars and other equipment to Air Force. He was talking to newsmen in Bangalore about report…

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Indian Information Minister still in critical condition

NEW DELHI: The Indian Information Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi is still in critical condition after he suffered a massive heart attack thirteen days back. The doctors in All India Medical Institute ( AIMS) here are not much hopeful as they said he suffered a complete failure of the left ventricular system after the heart attack….

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McCain, Palin closing in on Obama

MIAMI: With ten days until the November 4 election in the United States, voters are already heading to the polls in a number of states. In the battleground state of Florida many had to stand in line for hours before they could cast their ballots on Saturday (October 25). Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has…

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Pakistan receives positive response from world leaders: Gilani

BEIJING: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday said Pakistan received very positive response from the world leaders to face the challenges including combating terrorism and overcoming the financial crisis in the wake of the global economic recession. Talking to reporters before his departure for home at the end of his three-day visit to China,…

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