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Faiz's daughter Salima Hashmi arrested: Asma Jahangir
Doha, Nov 4 (IANS) Salima Hashmi, an activist, painter and daughter of famous Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, has been arrested in Pakistan following the imposition of emergency, fellow activist Asma Jahangir told a TV news channel Sunday.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 10:32:01 PM

Polls could be delayed, hints Aziz
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Elections in Pakistan could be delayed due to a state of emergency, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz indicated Sunday, even as he said no decision had been taken on the poll schedule.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 8:55:12 PM

Blogs keep Pakistanis informed with TV channels blocked out
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) With private television news channels blocked in Pakistan, Internet users there relied on websites and blogs which went 'live' to update their readers continuously on the evolving situation.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 8:02:05 PM

Seven judges refuse to bow before Musharraf (Lead)
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The seven Supreme Court judges who refused allegiance to President Pervez Musharraf by not taking oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) remained steadfast against the imposition of emergency despite being under house arrest, a source close to them said Sunday.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 7:35:08 PM

Pakistani lawyers call for strike Monday
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Undaunted by the crackdown on media and a large number of arrests, lawyers, human rights activists and opposition parties in Pakistan are planning protest demonstrations against President Pervez Musharraf for declaring a state of emergency.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 7:12:13 PM

Post-emergency, hundreds arrested across Pakistan (Roundup, combining different series)
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) A day after President Pervez Musharraf declared an emergency in Pakistan, hundreds of political and rights activists were arrested across the country while 75 Pakistani judges refused allegiance to the military leader, even as world leaders condemned the proclamation and called for early return to democracy.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 6:40:10 PM

Tribal militants free 130 more troops Pakistan (Lead)
Swat (Pakistan), Nov 4 (IANS) Tribal militants have released 130 more security personnel in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) where a week of fierce fighting had left at least 200 dead.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 6:14:11 PM

75 Pakistani judges refuse allegiance to Musharraf
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Fifteen judges of the Supreme Court and more than 60 of the four high courts refused allegiance to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and did not take the new oath as required under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).

Sunday, November 04, 2007 4:56:50 PM

Pakistan emergency: Has Musharraf played his last card? (Commentary)
The inevitable has happened and Pakistan's military dictator, General Pervez Musharraf, has imposed an emergency to remain in power. In his address to the nation, which was also meant to give his message to the West, he claimed that he was forced to act by circumstances as the writ of the state was being challenged by the extremists across the length and breadth of Pakistan.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 2:08:13 PM

Anger in Pakistani media over emergency declaration
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The feisty Pakistani media reacted with anger over the declaration of emergency in the country, with one newspaper saying that 'all the gains over the years have gone down the drain' and that the people had been 'cheated'.

Sunday, November 04, 2007 1:13:55 PM

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