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Musharraf transfers emergency powers to president's office
Islamabad, Nov 16 (IANS) Pakistan's military strongman Pervez Musharraf, who declared an emergency in his capacity as army chief, has transferred the power to lift the measure to the president's office that he also holds.

Friday, November 16, 2007 12:52:15 PM

Pakistan in turmoil as US policy comes crashing down
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India is watching with unease as the US' attempts to use a military ruler in Pakistan for its wider strategic interests while advocating democracy in places like Myanmar has collapsed amid unpredictable turmoil.

Friday, November 16, 2007 8:55:39 AM

Musharraf names Soomro as caretaker PM
Islamabad, Nov 15 (DPA) Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Thursday named the chairman of the upper house of parliament, Mohammedmian Soomro, as the interim prime minister who will steer the country to elections of new assemblies in January.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 11:41:09 PM

Army kills 20 militants in northwest Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 15 (DPA) At least 20 armed supporters of a pro-Taliban cleric were killed Thursday as gunship helicopters and artillery pounded their positions in Pakistan's northwest Swat Valley, the military said.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:29:48 PM

Bhutto claims police killed two party supporters
Islamabad, Nov 15 (DPA) Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto claimed Thursday that police killed two of her supporters at a protest rally against emergency rule in Karachi.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:09:48 PM

Musharraf will be president till new man steps in: minister
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, whose term as president expired Thursday, will continue in office until the next person takes oath, Information Minister Tariq Azim said here Thursday.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:22:57 PM

US consul general discusses political crisis with Bhutto (Lead)
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) A senior US diplomat crossed barbed wire Thursday to meet former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who is under detention in a Lahore house, to discuss the situation in Pakistan.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 5:00:28 PM

Musharraf praises Aziz as government completes term
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) President Pervez Musharraf Thursday appreciated the efforts of Shaukat Aziz on the completion of his tenure as prime minister of Pakistan, saying the country's booming economy was a result of his contributions.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 4:28:56 PM

Pakistan urged to repeal law on army trial of civilians
Islamabad, Nov 15 (DPA) A leading international human rights group Thursday called upon Pakistan to repeal a recent decree issued by President Pervez Musharraf that empowers the army to try civilians.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 4:28:23 PM

At least 33 militants killed: Pakistani army
Islamabad, Nov 15 (DPA) The Pakistani military has claimed to have killed at least 33 militants as heavily-armed supporters of a pro-Taliban cleric gained control over a third town in the north-western valley of Swat.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 12:34:00 PM

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