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2011-01-20 09:50:00

STRASBOURG, France, January 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In plenary, the Estonian MEP Ms. Ojuland stated the following: "The murder of Governor Salmaan Taseer is not only a private tragedy, but a tragedy for democracy in Pakistan." She feels that Pakistani society is reluctant "to move towards secularisation" and she remains worried about the rise of religious extremism. "How can Pakistan even call itself a democracy, when the freedom of religion that is granted by the Constitution is...

2010-01-29 12:55:00

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 2 p.m. National Press Club (Zenger Room) WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Hassan, of Lahore, comes to the NPC from the heart of the fight in his country for clean and stable government. He was the principal lawyer for the opposition political parties in the recent Supreme Court action dealing with corruption. The issue has serious implications for President Zardari and others in the government including the Pakistan Ambassador in Washington....

2008-11-03 18:00:06

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is urging a top U.S. military commander to halt drone missile attacks targeting Taliban militants inside Pakistan. Zardari, meeting Monday in Islamabad with Gen. David Petraeus, the new head of the U.S. Central Command, said the attacks are causing problems for the government because they are highly unpopular with the public and are inflaming anti-American sentiment, ABC News reported. "Continuing drone attacks on our territory, which result in loss of...

2008-10-12 03:00:17

Text of report by Karachi-based private Pakistani channel Geo TV website on 12 October Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said power and energy was most critical for economic development of the country and directed swift measures to end load shedding and power shortages on war footing. During a detailed presentation on "International Competitive Bidding for New IPP and Rental Power Projects on Fast Track" the President asked the Ministry and Planning Commission to consider...

2008-10-06 09:00:14

Indian media gave prominent play to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's reported statement that India has never been a threat to his country. The statement was made in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. In a front-page story Monday, the Times of India reported Zardari's statement had "warmed the cockles of Indian hearts as much as it has created a ruckus in his own country." The report said this is the first time a top Pakistani leader has "dared to state this in public and...

2008-10-06 00:00:24

By Jerome Taylor A small Islamic sect that is deemed heretical by some mainstream Muslims has complained to Ofcom after being labelled "liable for death" by a Pakistani television show broadcast in Britain via the Sky satellite platform. The complaint, made by leaders of the Ahmadi community in Britain, is being investigated by the watchdog and raises concerns over how much control it has over the content of the burgeoning number of foreign language channels UK viewers can access. The...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'