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2008-09-27 09:00:18

Text of report by Pakistan's AVT Khyber News on 24 September [Presenter] Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani has come hard on the media in the light of the prevailing security situation in the country and has announced that he will take special measures in this regard. Let us talk to Khyber News bureau chief of news and current affairs programmes, Hassan Khan, about details of PM's statement. [Presenter] Respected Hassan Khan, we welcome you to our programme. Please give us details of...

2008-09-13 06:00:10

Karachi Geo News television in Urdu at 1600 gmt on 12 September relays live regularly scheduled "Today with Kamran Khan" program. Noted Pakistani journalist Kamran Khan reviews, discusses and analyzes major day-to-day developments with government ministers and officials, opposition leaders, and prominent analysts in Geo TV's flagship program. Words within double slant lines are in English. Program: "Today with Kamran Khan" Reception: Good Duration: 60 minutes Focus of today's program...

2008-08-28 09:00:10

The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani troops drove off a Taliban attack on a fort and pounded another band of militants holed up in a health center, officials said Wednesday as fighting spread to a third area of the tribal belt along the Afghan border. As many as 49 insurgents were reported killed. The violence came a week after the threat of impeachment forced longtime U.S. ally Pervez Musharraf to resign as president, triggering a scramble for power that resulted in...

2008-08-20 06:00:20

By Paul Wiseman and Zafar M. Sheikh ISLAMABAD, Pakistan {ndash} A suicide attack on a hospital Tuesday in northern Pakistan killed more than two dozen people, a reminder of the challenges facing the country's untested democratic government after Pervez Musharraf resigned as president. The blast occurred in Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's troubled northwest. Despite his pro-U.S. stance on fighting Islamic terrorists, Musharraf was unable to prevent militants from using the area as a...

2008-08-19 18:00:00

By James Tapsfield; Daniel Bentley THE UK Government last night urged an early election of a new president in Pakistan after the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf. Foreign Secretary David Miliband paid tribute to Mr Musharraf's achievements, but said his departure paved the way for more democratic and economic reform. The controversial Pakistan leader finally decided to step down after the recently-elected government launched impeachment proceedings. In an emotional...

2008-08-19 06:00:07

By Paul Wiseman and Richard Wolf The Bush administration and key members of Congress praised Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's decision to resign Monday, even as experts on the nuclear-armed, terrorist-infested nation warned of possible short-term political instability. U.S. government officials predicted Pakistan's new democratically elected government, which had threatened to impeach Musharraf, would continue to support the U.S.-led war against terrorism. "We certainly expect...

2008-08-19 00:00:12

By Andrew Buncombe; Omar Waraich Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich on the legacy of the enigmatic general who became president PERVEZ Musharraf was the ultimate political enigma, a military dictator who promised genuine democracy, a strongman who launched a coup in what he said was a bid to end corruption. He locked up thousands of political opponents and dissidents, yet oversaw an increase in the freedom of the media and he busily rigged elections before losing power by holding a free...

2008-08-18 21:00:13

U.S. presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama said Monday that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was right to resign. Musharraf, who is an ally of the Bush administration, resigned Monday under the threat of impeachment. The Hill reported McCain and Obama said Musharraf's resignation could advance the U.S. hunt for terror suspects in Pakistan. "I have long said that the central terrorist threat to the United States lies in northwest Pakistan and Afghanistan, and not Iraq,"...

2008-08-18 21:00:02

MOSCOW. Aug 18 (Interfax) - Russia hopes the situation in Pakistan will stay within the framework of the constitution after the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf. "Russia is hoping that Pervez Musharraf's resignation will not have any negative impact on political stability in this large Asian country. We are hoping that the situation in Pakistan will stay within the framework of the Constitution and law and order will be observed there," said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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