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Sharif set to form government after poll

Toppled in a 1999 military coup, jailed and exiled, Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and looks set to form a stable government capable of implementing reforms needed to rescue the fragile economy.

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Sharif stages comeback in Pakistan election

Toppled in a 1999 coup, jailed and exiled, Nawaz Sharif has made a triumphant election comeback and on Sunday was heading for a third term as Pakistan's prime minister. The polls were a landmark, marking the first time one ele

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Prosecutor in Bhutto assassination case shot dead

Gunmen on a motorcycle on Friday shot dead a prosecutor investigating the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, one of the most shocking events in the country's turbulent history. Police sources

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Pakistan court orders arrest of Musharraf

A Pakistani court ordered the arrest of former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday in connection with charges relating to his showdown with the judiciary in 2007 when he was still in power, television channels and one of his aides said.

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Pakistan PM charged with contempt of court

Pakistan's Supreme Court charged the embattled prime minister with contempt of court on Monday for his refusal to re-open old corruption cases against the head of his political party, President Asif Ali Zardari. If convicted, Prime Minist

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Pakistan court rejects PM appeal, to indict

Pakistan's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the prime minister on Friday and is set to indict him for contempt of court on Monday, a move likely to bring fresh political turmoil to the chronically unstable country. "The appeal is dismi

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Taliban, Pakistan hold peace talks

Pakistan's Taliban movement, a major security threat to the country, is holding exploratory peace talks with the government, a senior Taliban commander and mediators told Reuters on Monday.      The US, the source

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Emirates upgrades Pakistan network

Dubai-based Emirates has unveiled major expansion plans for Pakistan with the launch of additional flights to Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar, starting later this month. Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore and Benazir Bhutto Intern

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Bin Laden found in fortress-like compound

US forces finally found Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife, US officials said early on Mo

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Pakistan cabinet resigns as part of revamp plan

Pakistan's federal cabinet resigned on Wednesday to allow Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to set up a new, smaller cabinet and reduce government expenditure, officials said. The country's opposition parties have long demanded that Gilani

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