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Study Finds Most Pakistani Lawmakers Fail to Pay Taxes

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani investigative journalism group says less than a third of the country’s lawmakers filed income taxes in 2011, bringing into focus longstanding complaints about high-level tax evasion ahead of elections set for next year. The Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan said most of the country’s 446 lawmakers and about two-thirds of the government’s […]

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Suicide Bombers Launch Deadly Attack on Pakistani Police

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say suicide bombers have attacked a police station in the northwest, killing at least six people. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday near Bannu. Authorities say the militants attacked the station using grenades and rockets, sparking an hour-long gunbattle with police. Three of the attackers were killed, but officials […]

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Suicide Bombers Launch Deadly Attack on Pakistani Police

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say suicide bombers have attacked a police station in the northwest, killing at least six people. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday near Bannu. Authorities say the militants attacked the station using grenades and rockets, sparking an hour-long gunbattle with police. Three of the attackers were killed, but officials […]

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Suicide Attack Kills 6 in NW Pakistan

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say suicide bombers have attacked a police station in the northwestern part of the country, killing at least six people. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack Monday near Bannu. Officials say three policemen are among the dead, and that eight other people were wounded. Bannu is located at the entrance […]

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3 Killed in US Drone Strike in Pakistan

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed three militants near the Afghan border. Officials say drone missiles hit a militant compound Sunday in Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, known as a stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida militants. Pakistan has repeatedly criticized U.S. drone attacks as a violation of […]

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Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a U.S. drone attack has killed a senior al-Qaida leader. Authorities say the leader, commonly known as Abu Zaid, was killed in the strike. Zaid was considered one of the most powerful al-Qaida figures in the region. Pakistan has repeatedly criticized U.S. drone attacks as a violation of the country’s […]

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Pakistan PM Raises Drone Concerns with US Ambassador

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf expressed concern over U.S. drone strikes in his country during a meeting Thursday in Islamabad with U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson. The prime minister’s office released a statement saying that in the meeting, Mr. Ashraf called the attacks counterproductive and urged alternative means to eliminate terrorists. Mr. Ashraf’s […]

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US Drone Strike Kills 3 Suspected Militants in NW Pakistan

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. drone strike has killed three suspected militants in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. Pakistani intelligence officials say the drone fired two missiles Thursday into a house in Mubarak Shahi, located in the North Waziristan tribal area. North Waziristan is a stronghold of al-Qaida- and Taliban-linked militants. Pakistan has repeatedly criticized U.S. drone […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 3 Soldiers in NW Pakistan

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A pair of suicide bombers attacked an army camp in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday, killing at least three soldiers and wounding more than 20 others. Security officials say the attackers rammed their vehicle packed with explosives into a gate at the camp in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal area. There was no […]

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Suicide Bombing Kills 2 Soldiers in NW Pakistan

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two suicide bombers have attacked an army camp in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least two soldiers and wounding several others. Pakistani security officials say the attackers Wednesday drove a vehicle packed with explosives into a gate at the camp in Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal area. There was no immediate claim […]

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