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    Key Al-Qaeda leader detained in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): A key Al-Qaeda member has been captured near the Iranian border in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, local media reported on Wednesday, quoting intelligence officials.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan premier disqualified by top court

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified on April 26, when he was convicted in a contempt case, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday -- throwing the country into a fresh round of political crisis.



    Security and Crime

    Pashto singer Ghazala gunned down

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): Popular Pashto singer Ghazala Jawed and her father were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an official said on Tuesday. 



    Security and Crime

    25 dead in Landikotal pick-up bombing

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 25 people were killed on Saturday when a powerful bomb ripped through a pick-up truck in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Khyber near the Afghanistan border, officials said.



    Governance

    Containers carrying Afghan textbooks cleared: Khar

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who attended the day-long international conference in Kabul, said on Thursday that Islamabad had ordered the release of containers carrying textbooks for Afghan students.



    Governance

    Pakistan insists on apology over Salala raid

    KABUL: Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its position on reopening a key supply route for Afghanistan-based foreign troops, asking NATO to tender a formal apology for last year’s deadly raid.



    Security and Crime

    Pakistan spurns Panetta remarks

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent remarks on terrorist safe havens in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border.



    Security and Crime

    22 dead, 44 wounded in Peshawar blast

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 21 people were killed and more 44 others wounded in a bomb attack in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Friday.



    Governance

    HIA seeks result-oriented peace talks

    ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), the second largest militant group after Taliban, on Wednesday said it had conveyed to the United Nations its desire for a meaningful peace dialogue.



    Governance

    Containers of textbooks being released: Zardari

    KABUL (PAN): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, currently in Beijing to attaned the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, on Wednesday reaffirmed continued support for Afghanistan’s stability and socio-economic development.