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Pakistan's military helped revive talks with India

The quiet involvement of Pakistan's powerful military in its foreign policy this year paved the way for reviving a stalled dialogue with India, officials said, a thaw leading to the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in almost 12 y

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Indian PM makes surprise visit to Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Pakistan on Friday to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first time an Indian premier has visited the rival nation in over a decade. The visit by Modi just hours

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Bahraini group signs franchise accord with Parkside

Bahrain-based Ahmed Sharif Group has signed a franchise agreement with Parkside Hotels, a US-based global hotel chain with a range of properties catering to budget and luxury segments. Under the agreement, Ahmed Sharif’s Orange Tower Two

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Pakistan PM chairs parliament session as crisis deepens

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over mass protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif had called the session and he

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Pakistan protesters vow no let-up until PM quits

More than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan's capital on Saturday, vowing to stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The numbers were far below what protest organizers expe

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Pakistan court clears election bar on Sharif

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that popular former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his politician brother can contest elections, removing a cause of political uncertainty in recent months. Two-time prime minister Sharif, who pol

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Pakistan court suspends ruling on Sharifs

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a ruling barring former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother from holding elected office and restored their government in the key province of Punjab. President Asif Ali Zardari plunged P

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Pakistan to restore democracy in key province

The Pakistani government will restore democracy quickly in its biggest and politically most important province as part of reconciliation efforts, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday. Gilani announced on Monday that the govern

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Pakistani opposition leader Sharif detained

Former Pakistani prime minister and opposition leader Nawaz Sharif has been placed under house arrest in the city of Lahore, his party officials said on Sunday, hours before he was due to address a protest rally. Sharif has thrown his supp

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Pakistan crisis deepens as protests begin

Hundreds of black-suited Pakistani lawyers and flag-waving opposition activists launched a cross-country protest on Thursday, as the year-old civilian coalition government scrambled for ways to avert a showdown. The movement for an indepen

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