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Days of mischief against democracy over, hopes Raja: PPP-led coalition makes history
By Raja Asghar
ISLAMABAD, March 16: The PPP-led federal coalition bid a historic farewell on Saturday as Pakistan’s first elected government to complete its parliamentary term, with Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf voicing his confidence that it would mark the end of a “sinister chapter” in the country’s history of ambushes on democracy.
23 troops killed as coaster plunges into river
MANSEHRA/GILGIT, March 16: Twenty-three soldiers and two civilians were killed when a coaster plunged into the Indus River off the Karakoram Highway in Kohistan district on Saturday morning. A colonel was among the dead, police said.
Balochistan ministers up in arms over bid to ‘impose’ govt
By Saleem Shahid
QUETTA, March 16: Balochistan was in turmoil over the issue of provincial caretaker set-up after 17 ministers resigned from the Nawab Aslam Raisani-led cabinet on Saturday and decided to sit on opposition benches in the assembly.
Morsi to visit Pakistan tomorrow
By Our Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD, March 16: Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will visit Pakistan on Monday on the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari.
Suspect held over Kashmir police attack
SRINAGAR, March 16: Police in India-held Kashmir have detained Parandeep Singh, a daily wager with the public health department, who allegedly provided shelter to militants who carried out the suicide attack on Wednesday, killing five police personnel.
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