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Political deal worked out
A new political deal, backed by Washington, London and the establishment, has quietly been conveyed to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to bring down the political temperature.

PM ready to act even if it costs him his job
Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has asked Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to defuse the current political situation.

Long march kicks off amid use of state force
The government on Thursday could not stop the long march as lawyers and opposition activists kicked off their protest from Quetta and Karachi.

Nawaz asks PM to rise to the occasion
PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif has asked Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani to play his role and convince President Asif Ali Zardari to defuse the prevailing tension by restoring Pre-November 3 Order.

Naek elected Senate chairman unopposed
Pakistan People's Party's Farooq Hameed Naek and Jan Muhammad Jamali of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid were elected unopposed as the chairman and deputy chairman of the Senate.

Gilani, Taseer discuss Punjab situation
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday held a meeting with Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer to discuss the prevailing political situation in the Punjab following the imposition of governor.

Marchers not allowed to enter Islamabad, says Rehman Malik
Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik said in the Senate on Thursday that marchers would not be allowed to enter Islamabad, suggesting an alternative venue for the sit-in outside the Capital.

US lawmakers demand access to Dr. A Q Khan
lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation aiming to cut off military aid to Pakistan unless US officials are able to question alleged nuclear proliferator Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan.

Pak turmoil worries US, UK; Holbrooke phones Zardari
The current political crisis in the Punjab and the lawyers’ long march have worried the United States and the United Kingdom into believing that Pakistan could divert its attention from the US-led war.

Zardari endorses two demands of PML-N: Asfandyar
Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali on Thursday said President Asif Ali Zardari had accepted two demands of the PML-N for which modalities were being finalized.


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