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Karachi bombing creates gas shortage

KARACHI, Pakistan, April 2 (UPI) -- Parts of southern Pakistan were without natural gas supplies after suspected militants bombed a 22-inch diameter gas pipeline, a gas company spokesman said.
Musharraf opens his election campaign

Musharraf opens his election campaign

ISLAMABAD, April 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan's former president and Parliamentary hopeful Pervez Musharraf said the country is in a "do or die" situation from which only he can rescue it.

Retired justice named Pakistan caretaker

ISLAMABAD, March 25 (UPI) -- A retired justice was sworn in Monday as interim prime minister of Pakistan with the responsibility of calling new parliamentary elections, officials say.

Pakistan states support for Turkmen gas

ISLAMABAD, March 21 (UPI) -- Pakistan views a planned natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan as a key way to address its energy concerns, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said.

Pakistan elections set for May

ISLAMABAD, March 20 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari signed paperwork securing a date for the country to elect a new government in May, officials said.

Iranian pipeline hurts Pakistan relations

ISLAMABAD, March 15 (UPI) -- Pakistan is at risk of losing any credibility it has with the United States by working with Iran on a natural gas pipeline, an official said.

U.S. frustrated by Iran-Pakistan pipeline

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- A gas pipeline from Iran would put Pakistan on the wrong path but the United States is ready to help other plans, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.

Pakistan-Iran pipeline defies U.S.

ISLAMABAD, March 11 (UPI) -- Construction of a natural gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan began Monday on the Pakistani side, with the United States warning it could lead to sanctions.

Iran, Pakistan inaugurate gas pipeline

TEHRAN, March 11 (UPI) -- Iranian media announced Monday that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrived on the border to launch the construction of a bilateral gas pipeline.

Pakistan Christians protest blasphemy riot

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 10 (UPI) -- Christians chanted slogans critical of the Pakistani government Sunday at a rally protesting a riot sparked by allegations of blasphemy against Islam.

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Pakistan notes energy woes on pipeline

ISLAMABAD, March 8 (UPI) -- Pakistan expects its relationship with the United States to withstand its decision to work on a natural gas pipeline from Iran, a spokesman said.

Zardari, Kayani discuss law and order

ISLAMABAD, March 8 (UPI) -- Pakistan's army chief urged President Asif Ali Zardari to take urgent steps to tackle the country's worsening law and order situation, sources told Dawn.

Trouble brews for Iran-Pakistan pipeline

TEHRAN, March 7 (UPI) -- After years of delays and setbacks, Pakistan is set to start work on its section of a $7.5 billion pipeline that will pump natural gas from Iran.

U.S. works energy channels in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, March 6 (UPI) -- Washington stands ready to help Pakistan address energy challenges but can't support its turn toward Iranian natural gas, the U.S. ambassador said.

Iran tells Canada to stop energy meddling

TEHRAN, March 5 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian government called on Canada to avoid meddling in its internal affairs as they relate to a natural gas pipeline to Pakistan.

Pakistan shrugs off pipeline concerns

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 4 (UPI) -- There's no outside party that has the ability to get in the way of Pakistan seeking to secure its energy needs, said President Asif Ali Zardari.

Karachi Shiite area bombing kills dozens

KARACHI, Pakistan, March 4 (UPI) -- The toll from a huge bomb attack in Karachi, apparently targeting Pakistan's minority Shiites, rose to at least 45 dead and 135 injured Monday, police said.
NATO base in Helmand attacked by militants

NATO base in Helmand attacked by militants

MOSCOW, March 1 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai maintains that foreign troops in the country are inflaming the insurgency and is seeking Afghan control of security.

Iran's top cleric backs 'peace pipeline'

TEHRAN, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Iran's ruling cleric Ali Khamenei said the country was ready to support Pakistani efforts to secure a reliable source of natural gas.

Iran, Pakistan discuss pipeline options

TEHRAN, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The managing director of the National Iranian Gas Co. said it should take less than two years to build a natural gas pipeline through Pakistan.

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Death toll from Quetta reaches 80

QUETTA, Pakistan, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The death toll from a bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, has risen to 80, with more expected to succumb to their injuries, officials said.

Fake visas strand 700 Pakistani workers

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- About 700 Pakistanis have been stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than a year since they paid fees to get work that didn't exist, spokesmen for the workers said.
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