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Local news for Islamabad, Pakistan continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | News Times

Pakistani protesters head toward premier's house

Pakistani protesters run during clashes near prime minister's home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 30, 3014.

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6 hrs ago | The Nation

Islamabad schools to be reopened on 1st

The Capital Administration and Development Division has announced reopening educational institutes from September 1 after city administration agreed to vacate some 32 schools where security personnel are staying.

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9 hrs ago | Daily Times

25 out of 289 political parties submit asset details to ECP's deadline : August 30, 2014,

ISLAMABAD The Election Commission of Pakistan 's deadline for submission of assets details of political parties expired on Saturday.

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13 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

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Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek political party, wave while listening to him in front of the Parliament house building during "Revolution March" in Islamabad.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Times

Dialogue process in quandary over role of army : August 30, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's central government and protesting PTI and PAT leaders on Friday got embroiled into yet another controversy over the ambit of Army's role to resolve the current political impasse, bringing the latest round of dialogue process to a grinding halt after disagreement on most contentious demand that the incumbent Prime Minister ... (more)

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Daily Times

RAC stages - Pehchan Humari Pakistan' : August 30, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: The fun lovers of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi were entertained with a play `Pehchan Humari Pakistan' staged at Rawalpindi Arts Council in connection with Independence Day celebrations.The play titled "Pehchan Humari Pakistan", was written by Azhar Firoz and directed by Imran Rushdi while portraying theme on nation's identity ... (more)

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The Independent

Investors welcome the army's intervention in Pakistan's democracy despite its dismal past

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Foreign Policy

Street Challenges to Pakistan's Democracy

Walk into Islamabad's city center and you will find charged crowds of as many as 70,000 people demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation from office.

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The Washington Post

Did a a soft coupa just happen in Pakistan?

Supporters of Tahirul Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek , listen to their party leaders in front of the Parliament house building during the "Revolution March" in Islamabad August 27, 2014.

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The Times of India

Pak tried to make a spectacle of talks by meeting separatist leaders: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused Pakistan of trying to make a spectacle of talks by meeting the separatist leaders ahead of bilateral talks.

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Malaysia Airlines reports big losses, massive job cuts

Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

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Daily Times

SC to invoke Article 190 if road not vacated : August 29, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday observed that it may invoke Article 190 of the constitution if its order related to the vacation of the Constitution Avenue is not implemented and obeyed by the protestors of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek .Resuming the hearing of petitions seeking a restraining order against any ... (more)

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Asia News Network

ISLAMABAD: Polio vaccination funds left hanging

As if the job wasn't difficult enough, Pakistan's polio vaccination efforts are now suffering due to a shortage of funds.

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Hindustan Times

Pak police file murder case against PM Sharif

Pakistani police on Thursday finally registered a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz, key cabinet members and senior officials for their role in the killing of 14 supporters of Tahir-ul Qadri in Lahore, meeting a major demand of the fiery cleric.

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Daily Times

Marchers have greatly damaged Pakistan economy, says minister

ISLAMABAD: Due to political disturbance of two sit ins in front of parliament house, there is expectation that supply of imported and exported may stop and it greatly damage Pakistan economy.

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The Baltimore Sun

Pakistan protest leaders say to negotiate with army to end crisis

Pakistani opposition leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri, who have tried to force the prime minister to quit after a wave of protests, agreed on Thursday to negotiate with the country's powerful army to find a way out of the crisis within 24 hours.

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Rediff.com

Average Pakistani doesn't like India: Survey

Washington-based Pew Research Centre survey has revealed rising concern among Pakistanis about a threat to their country from India.

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Express India

Nawaz Sharif more popular than Imran Khan in Pakistan; India top threat: US survey

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is more popular than cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan in Pakistan despite facing pressure to resign, according to a US survey which indicates that the ongoing demonstrations are hardly reflective of the views of most Pakistanis.

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Nerve News

Hindu temple may be razed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 28 - A 79-year old Hindu temple in Rawalpindi may be razed to make way for an educational and housing complex, a media report said Thursday.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Times

Qadri warns of looming - revolution' : August 28, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: Warning of a looming revolution through a short speech to his followers late at night on Wednesday, Pakistan Awami Tehreek , Dr Tahurl Qadri announced suspension of talks with the government and said final decision would be taken by an ' Inqilabi Jirga' of people on Thursday evening.

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