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150 die as big quake hits Pak, tremors in Delhi too

Over 150 people were killed and dozens injured as a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan’s Balochistan and Sindh provinces Tuesday. It impacted a number of cities, including Karachi‚ Hyderabad‚ Quetta and Kalat, rescue officials said.

Pak hopeful of meeting

Pakistan expects normalisation of ties with India in the coming days with the “almost certain” meeting of Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit.

Sharif wants to resolve issues through talks

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday told civil and military leadership that his government wants to resolve all the issued with India through talks, adding that Pakistan will abide by the Line of Control (LoC) ceasefire.

Court indicts Musharraf for Bhutto killing

A Pakistani court on Tuesday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for his role in the December 2007 assassination of former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto. She was killed in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi.
“The court has indicted seven accused, including Pervez Musharraf, in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case”, a court official said.

Pak: Committed to PMs’ meet in US

The much-anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is still a mystery as the two sides try to come out of the recent Line of Control (LoC) skirmishes that have threatened to suspend the peace process between the two nuclear neighbours.

Sharif to chair Cabinet panel meet soon over LoC tension

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to chair a Cabinet defence committee meeting next week to discuss the ongoing tension with India, officials said.

Pak PM wishes to defuse tension

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday directed the foreign ministry to defuse the tension between Pakistan and India over the recent violations at the Line of Control (LoC), claimed by both

Indian envoy is summoned in Islamabad over firing

Indian deputy high commissioner Gopal Baglay was summoned by the Pakistan foreign ministry to protest against the firing along the Line of Control (LoC).

India-born Mamnoon is Pak Prez

Ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) candidate Mamnoon Hussain, who was born in Agra, on Tuesday won the presidential election, defeating Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) nominee Wajihuddin Ahmed by a huge margin.
Mr Hussain will take the oath as the 12th President of Pakistan on September 9 after the incumbent, Mr Asif Ali Zardari, completes his tenure.

‘Talks on for Sharif-PM meet Agenda’

Pakistani and Indian officials are finalising the agenda for Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh, who are likely to meet on the sidelines of UN summit in September. “We are discussing the things that can be put on the table.

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