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2 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

Pakistani Taliban Back More Talks, But No Cease-Fire

Pakistanis attend a "peace walk" in the city of Lahore last month, after representatives of Pakistan and the Taliban met for the first time since the government suspended the peace process over the killing of 23 soldiers by the rebels.

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3 hrs ago | The Economist

Pakistan's Islamists: Returning with a vengeance

IN THE summer of 2007, things were not looking good for Maulana Abdul Aziz, an extremist cleric who had just failed in his attempt to impose strict sharia law on Pakistan's capital by force.

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4 hrs ago | The Nation

PM appoints Dr Mukhtar as HEC chief

After a long wait of over seven months and much wrangling over appointment procedure, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday appointed Dr Mukhtar Ahmed as the Higher Education Commission chief.

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8 hrs ago | Juan Cole

5 Ways Nevada Rancher Militia Resembles Pakistan's Taliban

Pakistan The Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan is ruled directly from the capital, Islamabad, rather than having an elected provincial government or legislature.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Yorkshire Evening Post

Smuggler jailed over A 1m drugs bungle

A drug detector dog discovered the stash of 4.23kg of heroin in suitcases belonging to Batley man Adil Mehmood Zaki when he flew into Manchester Airport from Islamabad.

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Daily Times

Opp stages walkout against PMDC ordinance

ISLAMABAD: The PPP-led opposition parties in the Upper House of parliament on Monday staged a walkout against the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Ordinance, 2014, claiming it required approval of the Council of Common Interests .

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Daily Times

Ice may melt as Nawaz accepts army's invite to attend parade : April 16, 2014,

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif is said to have formally requested Prime Minister Nawaz to chair the 128th Long Course passing-out ceremony at the Pakistan Military Academy on April 19. The request was sent in the form of an invitation card from the General Headquarters to the PM Secretariat sometime early last month.

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Daily Times

Altaf told to get NICOP first : April 16, 2014,

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain will have to personally visit the Pakistani High Commission in London to get a new National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis if he wants to get a new passport, the Interior Ministry has told the Foreign Ministry in response to a query forwarded by the latter, officials said.

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Daily Times

Medical report finds FIA official committed suicide

ISLAMABAD: A National Accountability Board investigating officer, who was probing the high-profile Rental Power Plants corruption case, was not tortured, rather he committed suicide, the medical review board on the Kamran Faisal case said in its report on Tuesday.

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Daily Times

PM now bound to attend Senate session once a week

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was isolated over the amendment and all opposition and allied parties, including the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl and the Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party , became united to carry the resolution through a direct vote.

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The Nation

Nawaz projects scope of investment

Asking the Korean companies to benefit from the lucrative and conducive economic conditions in Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has proposed a number of incentives, including free trade agreement and joint business forum to bolster the bilateral trade which had already reached US $ 1.6 billion.

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Daily Times

NUMN concludes after three days of brainstorming

ISLAMABAD: The NUML Model United Nations concluded on Monday after three days of intellectual brainstorming, interactive committee sessions and exchange of ideas with a very unique style of long luxurious kimonos from Japan, wired Cuban cigar-smoking faces with untrimmed and unkempt beards, haughty heads with kippah , kosher foods and drinks of ... (more)

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Indian Express

The problem next-door

By all accounts, the much-awaited presidential election in Afghanistan was a success, at least in terms of the turnout and voting process.

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Daily Times

Split within Taliban comes to surface : April 15, 2014,

According to a private TV channel, spokesman of TTP's Hakimullah Mehsud group, Haji Daud said on Monday that Khan Saeed Sajna wanted to seize control of South Waziristan.

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Daily Times

Korea wants enhanced trade cooperation with Pakistan : April 15, 2014,

"Since 1983, both countries have been engaged in friendly relations and bilateral trade volume between the two countries has reached $1.3 billion which can be further enhanced by boosting mutual trade," Chung said while addressing Pakistan-Korea Investment Cooperation Forum.

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Daily Times

UK impressed by Pakistan's progress

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a meeting with Justine Greening, British Secretary of State for International Development in World Bank, at Washington DC on Monday.

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Daily Times

OGRA scandal : SC may take up NAB plea against Sadiq's bail today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court would take up a National Accountability Bureau plea against the bail to Tauqir Sadiq, the prime accused of the multi-billion Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority scam, by the Islamabad High Court today, sources said on Sunday.

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Pakistani man arrested for eating baby

A Pakistani man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of cannibalism when the head of a newborn baby was found at his home - three years after he was jailed for the same offence.

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The Nation

Hazardous kite-flying rampant in twin cities

The administration and police have failed to stop the practice of kite-flying in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, despite so many accidents and mishaps caused due to the metallic strings used by the kite-flyers.

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Daily Times

Govt admits tensions with army, but hopeful of - truce' : April 14, 2014,

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that coordination and harmony between the government and the armed forces in the past ten months has been historically the best ever.

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