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2008-08-08 09:00:05

By CANDACE RONDEAUX By Candace Rondeaux The Washington Post ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's ruling coalition parties agreed Thursday to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, setting up a major showdown between the former military chief and the newly elected civilian government. Leaders of the ruling Pakistan People's Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-N faction called for a no-confidence vote in Parliament against Musharraf and said they could begin official impeachment proceedings...

2008-08-08 06:00:16

Karachi Geo News television in Urdu at 1600 GMT on 7 August 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 programme. Program: "Today with Kamran Khan" Reception: Good Duration: 120 minutes Today's special edition of programme is on the Pakistan ruling alliance's...

2008-08-08 00:00:14

[Passages within double slant lines in Urdu] Islamabad PTV News in English at 1249 gmt on 7 August continues to carry a "press briefing" by Senator Asif Ali Zardari and Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif live from Zardari House in Islamabad. Audio/ video reception is fair to good. Responding to the first question by Absar Alam of Geo News about the use of Article 58-2/B [gives president the power to dissolve the National Assembly] by President Musharraf, Zardari says: "//God willing, I do not...

2008-08-07 12:00:04

Pakistan's ruling coalition has agreed to impeach President Pervez Musharraf in an unprecedented move hailed as "good news for democracy." "It has become imperative to move for impeachment against Gen. Musharraf," Pakistan Peoples' Party Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said Thursday. "The coalition confirmed the resolve that democratic forces will work jointly to making a transition to genuine democracy," he said, standing beside Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Nawaz Sharif, who was overthrown...

2008-08-07 09:00:04

Karachi Geo News television in Urdu at 1400 gmt on 6 August carries live regularly scheduled "Capital Talk" program relayed from channel's Islamabad studio. Prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir is host of the popular talk show in Pakistan; Words within double slant lines are in English Reception: Good Duration of program: 60 minutes Guests: Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, President Pervez Musharraf's lawyer; Ansar Abbasi, analyst and editor investigation of English daily The News;...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

By Victor Skinner, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Aug. 1--TRAVERSE CITY -- The title pretty much says it all. "Movies from People who want to Kill Us." The new, tongue-in-cheek category at this year's Traverse City Film Festival may poke fun at the American perspective on Arab culture and its people, but five movies under the title are expected to give attendees something more to reflect on. "It is quite easy for someone who gets only certain information to think certain ways,"...

2008-07-28 15:00:14

Pakistan will fight its own battles against extremists, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told U.S. President George Bush in Washington Monday. Bush and Gilani met in the Oval Office and then appeared before reporters before heading to lunch. We are committed to fight against those extremists and terrorists who are destroying and making the world not safe. And that is -- this is our own war. This is a war which is against Pakistan. And we'll fight for our own cause, Gilani said amid...

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2008-07-13 12:00:00

NEW YORK -- Pakistan's top diplomat said Saturday there are no U.S. or other foreign military personnel on the hunt for Osama bin Laden in his nation, and none will be allowed in to search for the al-Qaida leader. In an interview with The Associated Press, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said his nation's new government has ruled out such military operations, covert or otherwise, to catch militants. "Our government's policy is that our troops, paramilitary forces and our...

2008-07-07 09:00:20

By Omar Waraich Violence returns to Pakistan's capital as bomber attacks police Militant violence returned to Pakistan's capital yesterday on the anniversary of the storming of the Red Mosque. A suicide bomber detonated a device next to a police post less than half a mile from the controversial Lal Masjid. At least 15 officers were killed and 22 injured. The blast happened near the Melody Market in the centre of Islamabad. Extra police units had been positioned there since the morning,...

2008-07-06 18:00:09

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ A suicide bomber marked the first anniversary of the military operation against Islamabad's radical Red Mosque by targeting police guarding the site, killing at least 15 people. The attack on Sunday raised fresh concerns about the stability of nuclear-armed Pakistan and whether it can cope with the scale of the extremist challenge now confronting it. The unofficial death toll stood at 19 late in the day, mostly policemen. There were over 40 injured. A bomber wearing...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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