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National Affairs 12-08-2012    Dawn Afghans met key Taliban leader held in Pakistan: Afghan officials have held secret talks with the Taliban’s former second-in-command, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who is in detention in Pakistan, in a move which could help rekindle stalled peace talks with the militants. 12-08-2012 The News OBL commission wants IB under interior ministry: The commission formed to …

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National Affairs 11-07-2012    Dawn FBR gets new chairman: Mr Ali Arshad Hakeem, former chairman of NADRA, has been appointed the new chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue. 12-07-2012    The News ICA issues stay order on Kishanganga Dam: The International Court of Arbitration has issued a stay order on the construction of Kishanganga Dam on the Neelum River at Gurez. …

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-06-2012 Dawn Irfan Hussain gets top prize for book: Renowned columnist and writer Irfan Husain has been awarded the top prize in the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards for his book Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan Islam and the West. 12-06-2012    Dawn Haqqani sought US help against army: The Supreme Court ordered former ambassador Husain Haqqani to appear before it to …

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-05-2012    The News Pakistan, Germany sign deal: Pakistan and Germany successfully concluded joint bilateral development cooperation of 15.7 million euros (Rs. 1.583 billion), according to an official statement of the German embassy. Germany’s financial contribution for 2011 and 2012 now amounts to 127 million euros (Rs. 14.968 billion) in total. 12-05-2012    Dawn Green benches constituted all over the …

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WORLD IN FOCUS 11th April to 10th May

Current Pakistan National Affairs 12-04-2012    Dawn No arms conduit, green signal for non-lethal Nato supplies: The parliament recommended to the government to no more let Pakistan serve as conduit of arms to Afghanistan, but gave a green signal for a resumption of non-lethal Nato supplies to the war-ravaged country. And before the joint sitting of the National Assembly and Senate …

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WORLD IN FOCUS 11th March-10th April 2012

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 12-03-2012    Dawn Change of guard goes off smoothly in Senate: Senate’s new Chairman Nayyer Hussain Bokhari and Deputy Chairman Sabir Baloch took oath of office after their unanimous election. In accordance with an agreement among various parties, the opposition did not field any candidate against the PPP nominees. 13-03-2012    Dawn Chinese bank ditches Iran gas project: A consortium …

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WORLD IN FOCUS 11th February ’10th March 2012

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-02-2012    Dawn Pakistan, S. Lanka sign three MoUs: Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed three memoranda of understanding to promote cooperation in the fields of trade, technical education and media. 13-02-2012    The News SC orders PM’s trial: The Supreme Court indicted Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on contempt of court charges for disregarding its order in the controversial National …

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WORLD IN FOCUS 11th January- 10th February 2012

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 14-01-2012/Dawn All cases terminated under NRO reopened: The National Accountability Bureau has reopened all 155 cases terminated under the National Reconciliation Ordinance at different stages of court proceedings, Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari, the NAB chairman, told media. 15-01-2012/Dawn IT project named after Arfa Karim: Acknowledging the achievement of the late computer prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa, the Sindh government …

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WORLD IN FOCUS December January 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS 11-12-2011/Dawn US vacates Shamsi airbase; FC in control: The United States completed evacuation of the Shamsi airbase when two aircraft took off with the last contingent of 32 troops. Frontier Corps personnel took over the airbase after departure of the American soldiers. 13-12-2011/The News Senate passes bill to provide financial aid to jailed women: A pro-women legislation aimed …

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WORLD IN FOCUS November ‘December 2011

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Gas agreement signed with Turkmenistan: Pakistan and Turkmenistan signed five agreements and memoranda of understanding to boost cooperation in the fields of trade, energy, media and culture. One of the agreements relates to the $7.6 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project under which Pakistan will get 1.3 billion cubic feet per day of gas. Eunuchs get on voters’ …

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