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Musharraf says Pak army firmly behind him against 'vendetta' treason case
Musharraf says Pak army firmly behind hi...

Musharraf says Pak army firmly behind him against ‘vendetta’ tr...

Islamabad – Pakistan’s former President General Pervez Musharraf has denounced treason charges against him as a “vendetta”, saying that he had the backing of the country’s powerful army. The 70-year-old said that the whole army was upset with the treason allegations... read more »

Bangladesh PM Hasina unveils party manifesto
Bangladesh PM Hasina unveils party manif...

Bangladesh PM Hasina unveils party manifesto

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday unveiled the Awami League’s manifesto for the upcoming parliamentary elections, and promised to implement the verdicts against the country’s war criminals. Hasina released the manifesto at the Bangabandhu International... read more »

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother
Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambul...

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected “with thanks” the Sharif Government’s offer to bring his ailing mother to Pakistan from Dubai, one of his aides said on Saturday. “Thank you very much but don’t try to fool people,” Aasia Ishaque, Musharraf’s spokesperson, said when... read more »

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban at start of political career
Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war agains...

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban at start of political car...

Islamabad – Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) patron-in-chief and son of late Benzair Bhutto, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has declared war against Taliban militants at the start of his political career. Bilawal also indicated that his two sisters, Asifa and Bakhtawar, will participate in... read more »

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Pakistan says ready for dialogue with India

Pakistan says ready for dialogue with India

Islamabad – Pakistan is ready to move forward if India gives green signal over the dialogue process, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said. Talking to a private TV channel, he... read more »

Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Islamabad – Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has once again shown commitment to face all the cases against him in the courts of law. According to the sources in... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

Pakistan cautious on Japanese PM’s shrine visit

Islamabad – Pakistan Friday was cautious in reaction to the Japanese prime minister’s controversial visit to the World War II related Yasukuni shrine, which drew strong... read more »

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Dhaka – Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi troops have been deployed across the country ahead of parliamentary poll slated for Jan 5 next year amid boycott by the main opposition... read more »

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residence

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residen...

Bangladesh security forces on Thursday laid a siege around the residence of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia, ahead of an anti-government rally planned in the capital... read more »