Pakistan thanks world community for refugee aid

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has thanked the world community for the aid it has provided for the Afghan refugees living in this country for the past three decades.

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Verdict reserved in Sharif plane ‘hijack’ case

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Thursday reserved orders in a case in which former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is accused of hijacking an aircraft carrying then army chief Gen. Pervez Musharraf by attempting to prevent it land at Karachi in 1999.

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Punjab government awaiting Saeed release verdict before appealing

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s Punjab government is awaiting the detailed court verdict freeing 26/11 terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed before appealing against this in the Supreme court, a provincial minister said Thursday.

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Pakistan’s anti-Taliban operations were avoidable: Rights body

ISLAMABAD - The intensity of the Pakistani military’s anti-Taliban operations in the country’s restive northwest could have been avoided “if the militants had been confronted, discouraged, deported and captured earlier, after several emphatic public denials of support to them”, a prominent rights body says.

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Hafiz Saeed’s release questions Pakistan’s sincerity: Pakistani media

ISLAMABAD - The release of 26/11 Mumbai mayhem mastermind Hafiz Saeed raises many questions about Pakistan’s sincerity in eliminating jehadi groups operating in this country, an editorial in a leading English daily said Thursday, while another termed it a clash between politics and the requirements of justice.

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Pakistani court frees Mumbai terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed (Third Lead, Changing dateline)

LAHORE/NEW DELHI - Citing insufficient evidence, a Pakistani court Tuesday freed from house arrest Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) that India has blamed for the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, his lawyer said. India immediately expressed disappointment at the development.

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Refugees in Pakistan’s northwest face inappropriate aid distribution

ISLAMABAD - Refugees fleeing the Pakistani military’s anti-Taliban operations in the country’s troubled northwest face a familiar sub-continental malaise: inappropriate distribution of aid.

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Pakistan’s new National Judicial Policy comes into force

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s new National Judicial Policy came into force Monday aiming at clearing a huge backlog of 1.5 million cases in trial courts and close to 140,000 cases at the high court and Supreme Court levels in one year.

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Pakistan court issues stay order against WC Secretariat move

KARACHI - The Lahore High Court Monday issued a stay order against the relocation of the World Cup 2011 secretariat from Pakistan to India.

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LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest extended for 60 days

LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Tuesday extended by 60 days the house arrest of Hafeez Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group that India has blamed for the 26/11 Mumbai terror carnage.

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