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Case closed against Pakistan's Zardari

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- International money laundering and graft charges against Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will not be reopened, Swiss court officials said.

Former Pakistani PM wants Taliban talks

LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for Islamabad to open direct talks with the Taliban.

Karzai, Zardari pledge peace in region

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan, in their talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, pledged to achieve a peace settlement in six months.

Taliban called to negotiating table

LONDON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Taliban in Afghanistan are called on to enter into peace negotiations, a statement from a trilateral summit read.

Afghan president heads to U.K. for summit

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other high level government officials are traveling to London for talks with British and Pakistani officials.

Iran seeks to salvage gas pipeline deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Iran's plugging away at building a gas pipeline to Pakistan, a project that's been plagued by difficulties since it was first mooted nearly two decades ago.

Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum dies at 55

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Renowned Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum died in Bahrain after suffering from respiratory problems. She was 55.

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Pakistani government agrees to dissolve

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan agreed Thursday to dissolve its parliament, in a deal with Muslim cleric Tahir ul Qadri to end a massive anti-government protest, officials said.

London steps into Pakistani political fray

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- London said a government in Islamabad that's accountable to its people and appointed according to the rule of law is the best opportunity for the country.

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Reports: SC orders arrest of Pakistani PM

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Supreme Court Tuesday ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and 15 others in an alleged kickback case.

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Qadri supporters reach Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- An Islamic religious scholar leading Pakistanis on his human rights and anti-corruption campaign reached Islamabad Tuesday, calling on the government to quit.

Preacher leads Pakistan protest convoy

LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Pakistani-Canadian preacher led a human rights convoy-march from Lahore to Islamabad, accompanied by tens of thousands of supporters, authorities said.

Shiites to bury dead after PM's assurance

QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Pakistan's prime minister paved the way Sunday for Shiites in Baluchistan to bury relatives killed in sectarian violence by ousting the provincial government.

Malala's dad gets UK job appointment

BIRMINGHAM, England, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The father of a teenage Pakistani advocate for girls' education who was shot by the Taliban, was given a job in Britain, close to his daughter, officials said.

10, 9, 8, 7 ..........?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- 10, 9, 8, 7 ...... refers to a countdown. The larger question is count down to what?
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Unity sought against Pakistani extremists

GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Thursday urged Pakistan's political parties to unite to fight extremists.

9 die in Taliban attack in Pakistan

BANNU, Pakistan, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Taliban militants attacked a police station and then opened fire on a nearby mosque in Pakistan Monday, killing at least nine people, officials said.

Hindus in Karachi say their temple razed

KARACHI, Pakistan, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An ancient Hindu temple in Karachi was demolished by a builder, raising concerns among the Pakistani port city's minority Hindu community, members said.

Pakistan execution signals moratorium end

LAHORE, Pakistan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A soldier has become the first person in four years to be hanged in Pakistan, ending a de facto moratorium on the death penalty.

Report: Pakistani gesture to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Pakistan, in a show of support to Afghanistan's reconciliation effort, agreed to free Taliban detainees, Dawn newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting sources.

Saturday declared 'Malala Day' by U.N.

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon declared Saturday "Malala Day" to honor the teenage Pakistani advocate for girls' education who was shot by the Taliban.
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