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Pak PM orders ‘targeted operation’ against militants in Quetta


Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today directed authorities to launch a “targeted operation” against militants in Quetta following the killing of nearly 90 people in a terror attack in the Shia-dominated southwestern Pakistani city.

Quetta blast toll rises to 81

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The death toll in a devastating bomb attack that targeted Shia Hazaras in Quetta city of southwestern Pakistan today rose to 81 as several persons died in hospital and bodies were pulled out of the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said.

Elections will be held on time: Zardari


Amidst speculation about a delay in Pakistan’s upcoming general election, President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the polls will be held “on time” so that the foundations of the democratic set-up can be strengthened and the country can move forward.

US starts using Pakistan route for Afghan pullout

Kicking-off the first phase of the American pull-out from Afghanistan, US has started using Pakistani land routes to withdraw its military hardware from Afghanistan, with 50 shipping containers moved over the weekend.

No room for any delay in polls: Raja Pervez Ashraf


Amidst continuing speculation that elements backed by the security establishment are working to delay Pakistan’s general election, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today said there could be “no room for any delay” in holding the polls.

India-Pak peace process should be uninterrupted: Ashraf


Underlining that Pakistan and India are standing at the “crossroads of history”, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf today said the bilateral peace process should be “uninterrupted” so that it can produce results.

Malik orders inquiry into death of an Indian in Pak


Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik today said he had ordered an inquiry into the death of Indian national Chambail Singh, who died after he was allegedly assaulted by prison staff in Lahore last month.

12 killed in a blast near a mosque in Pakistan


A powerful bomb went off near a mosque in Pakistan’s restive northwest today, killing 12 people and injuring 20 more, a police official said.

Pak court dismisses petition challenging Kayani’s extension

A petition filed by a retired colonel challenging the unprecedented three-year extension given by Pakistan government to army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was today dismissed by a court here.

Saeed to SRK: Come to Pak if insecure

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed on Saturday asked Bollywood star Shah rukh Khan to come to Pakistan if he feels insecure in India.

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