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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
By United Press International

Militant group says it still holds son of ex-Pakistan prime minister

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Pakistani militant group says it is still holding the son of the country's former prime minister who was kidnapped at a political rally in May.

Violence clouds Pakistani elections

UNITED NATIONS, May 10 (UPI) -- There are concerns that the recent wave of violence in Pakistan will undermine the chance for a peaceful election, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Son of former Pakistani PM kidnapped

MULTAN, Pakistan, May 9 (UPI) -- The son of a former Pakistani prime minister was kidnapped and his secretary killed Thursday in an attack on a political rally, police said.

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.

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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Pakistan asks U.S. debt forgiveness

Pakistan asks U.S. debt forgiveness

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 6 (UPI) -- A meeting between U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke and Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani included a plea for debt forgiveness, officials said.
Gilani warns of government action in Swat

Gilani warns of government action in Swat

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 23 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said Thursday the government will take action if peace is not maintained in the Swat valley.

Gilani: Gov't willing to talk to militants

KARACHI, Pakistan, April 18 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Saturday the government would be willing to talk to rebels who lay down arms.

Sacked judges reinstated in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 16 (UPI) -- Deposed Pakistani Chief Judge Iftikhar Chaudhry and other judges were reinstated Monday, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said.

Sri Lanka: Attack won't hurt relations

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 4 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama says a terror attack on his country's cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan, won't harm relations with Islamabad.

Pakistani PM calls for closer NATO ties

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has called for increased strategic and political dialogue with NATO.
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