Iran, Pak Leaders Inaugurate Gas Pipeline Project

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  Unfazed by US pressure, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari along with his Iranian counterpart on March 11 inaugurated the much-delayed section of a gas pipeline with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying West has no right to block the project. Zardari had flown to Chabhar in Iran along with a huge delegation and joined Ahmadinejad in the … [Read more...]

Abdul Kader Mullah Gets Life Sentence

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  A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh has found Abdul Kader Mullah, a leader of the main Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, guilty of crimes against humanity during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971. He was found guilty of five out of six charges, including murder. #adsense# He was accused in court of being a member of the shadowy … [Read more...]

Headley Sentenced To 35 Yrs In Jail

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The Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley has been sentenced to 35 years in jail by a US court for his unquestionable role in the killing of 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Under a plea bargain, death sentence for Headley was already knocked down. But many were left surprised when the US prosecutors did not seek life … [Read more...]

Pak SC Rejects Gilani’s Review Petition

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The Pakistan Supreme Court, on January 2, rejected former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s petition to review the ineligibility, terming it incomplete. Yusuf Raza Gilani had sent the petition to review the decision of his ineligibility via mail, which was disposed by Supreme Court, calling it incomplete and not filed within the prescribed period. … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Acquits Mohammed Khalil Chisti

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The Supreme Court on December 12 acquitted octogenarian Pakistani scientist Mohammed Khalil Chisti of a 20-year-old murder case as it found no evidence to link him to the death of a person during an armed scuffle between two groups of Khadims, the servers at the dargah of Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer. An Ajmer trial court had convicted Chisti, who allegedly … [Read more...]

India and China: A Border Dispute Remains Unresolved

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China, including Hong Kong, is now India’s largest trading partner, exchanging goods worth $74 billion last year. Yet nearly all of the trade takes place by sea, with only a trickle passing directly by land. As a result, India’s north-east lies moribund, forgotten between Bangladesh, Myanmar and a forbidding Chinese border. Street markets in Tawang are … [Read more...]

Pak Honours Manto With Highest Civilian Award

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Acclaimed writer Saadat Hasan Manto was honoured with the Nisan-i-Imtiaz, Pakistan's highest civilian award, 57 years after his death. Manto is best known for his short stories, especially those that explored the impact of the partition of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947. He ended a career as a scriptwriter in Mumbai to move to … [Read more...]