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  1. Chinese embassy 'ignored pleas'

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... what the staff at the Chinese embassy in Islamabad said when she went to seek help. 'They said to me, 'What right do you have to stand here? This is not your place. You ... but in November he complained to the police in Gujranwala, a town three hours away from Islamabad, and she was arrested on November 19. 'A policeman showed me a document in Urdu that I couldn't ...

  2. Pakistan walks a risky road

    Posted Sep 29th 2006, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... an accusation repeated in July after the Mumbai bombings that killed 180. In fact, however, most such groups no longer enjoy Islamabad's support. Many have even declared President Pervez ... Complicating matters further, the United States is increasingly pressuring Pakistan to control the militants crossing the border to fight in Afghanistan. But Islamabad has opted for quite a different ...

  3. Pakistan under pressure to crack down on Taleban

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... to send thousands more troops to crack down on cross-border Taleban militants. Among the keenest observers is Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta. Islamabad has been accused of not doing ... they reflect on it or not is another question. But we've had sincere and intensive negotiations [with Islamabad] and hope we can evolve a strategy of co-operation to face this challenge.' ...

  4. President lends fresh support to Tsang

    Posted Nov 26th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... told Hong Kong reporters during his visit to Islamabad. Mr Hu said the Election Committee poll had to be carried out according to the Basic Law and electoral guidelines. 'It's obvious ...

  5. Up and over

    Posted Nov 12th 2006, 12:00am by Keane Shum

    ... because the water has magical powers. The last section of the Karakoram Highway stretches from Gilgit, a kind of base camp for the region, to Islamabad, Pakistan's capital. The towns along the way are often no more than a few hundred metres of teeming shopfronts. When Pakistan was hit by a harrowing earthquake last year, these towns were hit hardest. By the time we reach Islamabad ...

  6. Hurdles on the road to Mecca for mainland Muslims

    Posted Oct 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arabian visas from the kingdom's embassy in Islamabad before the annual pilgrimage. This year it took much longer for the Chinese Muslims to get their visas. Ms Saidulla, a mother of one, finally got her visa on October 14. 'It was so tiresome that we had to go to the embassy every day to wait for the visa,' Ms Saidulla said from Rawalpindi, near Islamabad. 'There ...

  7. Tribal warlords step up attacks on Chinese projects

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Ashraf Khan

    ... roots, but there are also links between these roots and external forces intent on creating instability here,' said Shireen Mazari, director-general of the Islamabad-based Institute ... Islamabad is doing with Balochs in our province and we will not allow any exploitative force to marginalise us in the name of development.' ...

  8. Abdullah calls upon west and Muslims to bridge a widening gulf

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. His remarks were followed by debate among prominent western and Asian experts. Islamabad-based scholar Shireen Mazari warned that Europe had to tackle its secular 'myth'. ...

  9. Musharraf is walking the tightrope

    Posted Jan 28th 2006, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... many people expected the Pakistani president to broach the controversial issue of Islamabad's support for US President George W. Bush's 'war on terror'. His personality may ... Tanvir Ahmed Khan. 'The US attack has hurt the government quite a bit. Islamabad needs to secure better safeguards from Washington against cross-border military action. ' But does ...

  10. Which side is Pakistan on?

    Posted Oct 13th 2006, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... agreement, Islamabad secured no guarantees about groups refraining from supporting cross-border activities and attacks- in which they have been openly involved. General Musharraf's recent visit ...




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