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Kasab death sentence is not lead news in Pakistan

Kasab death sentence is not lead news in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan's English media Friday front-paged but did not lead with the death sentence awarded to Ajmal Amir Kasab for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, focusing instead on an emerging dispute between the government and the judiciary on reopening a graft case against President Asif

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Pakistan taking ‘aggressive action’ against terrorists, says US

Pakistan  taking ‘aggressive action’ against terrorists, says US

Washington, May 7 (IANS) As Times Square bombing attempt suspect Faisal Shahzad was linked to terror groups in his homeland, the United States came to the aid of its key ally saying of late Islamabad has been taking 'aggressive action' against militants.

'Pakistan has for a number of years been taking

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Pakistan links of Times Square suspect grows stronger

Pakistan links of Times Square suspect grows stronger

Washington, May 7 (IANS) Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt, has been linked to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and a Yemeni-American militant cleric who has inspired several recent attacks and plots.

The extent of Shahzad's involvement with TTP has not been determined and could range from communications

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Two or more groups could have tutored Times Square suspect

Two or more groups could have tutored Times Square suspect

Washington/New York, May 7 (IANS) US investigators probing the aborted Times Square bombing attempt have shifted their focus to prime suspect Faisal Shahzad's links in Pakistan and a counter-terrorism expert has said two or more groups could have worked together in grooming Shahzad for a terrorist mission.

Meanwhile, the US is

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New York bombing plotter’s father being quizzed

New York bombing plotter’s father being quizzed

Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) The father of the Pakistani-American behind the failed New York Times Square car-bombing plot has been detained for questioning.

Air Vice Marshal (retd.) Baharul Haq, father of Faisal Shahzad, was detained by authorities in the city of Hasan Abdal, and was being questioned about his son's

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Benazir killing: Police officer changes stance

Benazir killing: Police officer changes stance

Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) In a curious twist to the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, a police officer assigned to her security detail who had claimed he was at the spot Thursday said his senior had sent him away elsewhere.

Rana Shahid Pervez, who was the superintendent of

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Pakistan withholds reaction to Kasab sentencing

Pakistan withholds reaction to Kasab sentencing

Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) Pakistan will react to the death sentence awarded to Ajmal Amir Kasab for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack after a detailed study of the judgment, the foreign office said Thursday.

'Legal experts are analyzing the detailed verdict of Ajmal Kasab's case and after reviewing

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308 convicts await death ahead of Kasab

308 convicts await death ahead of Kasab

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Pakistani national Ajmal Amir Kasab Thursday sentenced to death for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack joined 308 other convicts, lodged in various jails in India, awaiting execution.

The long list of convicts on death row means that Kasab's execution, if at all it takes place,

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Death to Kasab will help heal wounds: Ujjwal Nikam

Death to Kasab will help heal wounds: Ujjwal Nikam

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The death sentence to Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only gunman to be caught alive during the 26/11 terror strike, would 'heal the wounds of the survivors and family members of the victims', a triumphant Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said Thursday.

'We completed the entire trial with

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Pakistani troops fire on Indian Army post in Kashmir

Pakistani troops fire on Indian Army post in Kashmir

Jammu, May 6 (IANS) Pakistani troops Thursday opened fire on an Indian army post in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, violating the ongoing ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) for the second time in less than a week.

According to army sources, Pakistani troops opened fire at Balnoi (no. 68)

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