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Shahabuddin likely to be next Prime Minister of Pakistan
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), after intense in-house meetings and consultations with coalition parties, have decided to nominate Makhdoom Shahabuddin as the next prime minister, following the disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani as the premier, sources said.

Pak govt. set to clip 'law onto themselves' intelligence agencies' wings
The Parliamentary Committee on National Security, in a bid to "limit" the intelligence agencies' role in picking up innocent citizens, will submit its recommendations on the missing persons' case to the government this month.

Pak political-military honchos in huddle to douse burning Balochistan fires
In the first serious move to address the problem fuelling insurgency in Balochistan, Pakistan's top political and military leaders have scheduled a meet to find solutions to the contentious issue of enforced disappearances in the province.

Top Pak leaders demand end to Balochistan military operation
Top political leaders who attended a National Conference on Balochistan have called for an end to the ongoing military operation in insurgency-hit Balochistan, and the withdrawal of military and paramilitary troops from the province.

Pakistan condemns latest U.S. N Waziristan drone strike
The Pakistan Foreign Office has strongly condemned the latest drone attack on a house in Darr-e-Nishtar, North Waziristan which killed at least 10 suspected militants and injured one, according to reports.

10 suspected militants killed in fresh U.S. drone strike in N Waziristan
A fresh drone attack on a house in Darr-e-Nishtar, North Waziristan, on Saturday morning has reportedly killed at least 10 suspected militants and injured one, according to reports.

Drone attacks: U.S. has to respect Pakistan's red lines, says Raza Rabbani
Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the National Security (PCNS) Raza Rabbani said drone strikes were a violation of Pakistan's sovereignt. He said the U.S. would have to respect Pakistan's sovereignty and the drone attacks have to be stopped.

US to continue drone strikes on Pak's soil: Officials
The United States has no intention of stopping drone strikes on Pakistan's soil, officials have said.

PPP- led Pak govt to finally decide fate of suspended NATO supply lines
The Pakistan parliament's recommendations on reviewing ties with the United States has left the decision of deciding the fate of suspended NATO supply lines solely on the Pakistan People's Party-led government.

Near consensus in Pak over resumption of NATO supplies-halting drone strikes quid pro quo
Political parties in Pakistan are reportedly willing to allow for the resumption of NATO supplies through the country, if US drone strikes are brought to a halt.

Pak opposition parties again scupper passage of pro-women Domestic Violence Bill
The Pakistan government has deferred the Domestic Violence Protection (Prevention and Protection) Bill 2009 following strong resistance by opposition parties, including the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).

'50% of NATO containers travelling through Pakistan should be handled through Pak Railways'
The Pakistan parliamentary committee has presented proposals regarding relations with the United States, which among many points demanded that at least 50 percent of NATO containers travelling through Pakistan be handled through Pakistan Railways.

Pak parliament takes notice of Munter's statement about using its airspace for NATO supplies
Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) has taken serious notice of US Ambassador Cameron Munter's statement that they were using Pakistani airspace for NATO supplies, and has sought an explanation from the Foreign and Defence Secretaries about who has given Washington permission.

Pak senators concerned over foreign intelligence network's existence in country
Pakistan senators have expressed concern over the existence of a foreign intelligence network in the country.

PPP leader Rabbani demands Musharraf's arrest under article 6 on return to Pakistan
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Raza Rabbani has demanded that the government arrest former president Pervez Musharraf by charging him under article six of the constitution.

Pak parliamentary body finalizes 'new terms of engagement with US'
Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) has finalized its recommendations regarding 'new terms of engagement' with the United States' after the deadly November 26 airstrike.

Wanted dead or alive - Well, not quite
Once again, Pakistan's most treasured jehadi jewel, Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Jamat ut Dawa, listed by the U.S. as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation, and the ideological patron of the rabidly anti-Indian terrorist organisation, Lashkar e Tayyaba (LeT), is in the limelight. This follows the U.S

Pak national security committee summons Kayani, Pasha over Memo Gate probe
Pakistan's National Security Committee has decided to summon the country's Army Chief ,General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and spy chief Lt. General Ahmad Shuja Pasha to present their viewpoints on the Memo Gate scandal.

Pak parliamentary panel endorses govt's strong stand to boycott Bonn Conference over NATO attack
The Pakistan parliamentary committee on national security has endorsed the cabinet's decision to boycott a crucial conference in Bonn, Germany on the future of Afghanistan in protest against the death of Pakistani soldiers in a NATO aerial attack.

Pak parliamentary committee to reveal national security norms on Dec 2
Islamabad, Dec 1: Pakistan's parliamentary committee on national security (PCNS) will announce recommendations on key issues regarding national security, including the NATO attack, Memogate and the drone strikes in FATA on December 2

Senior PPP leaders decide 'not to reopen' cases against Zardari over NRO verdict
Senior Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders and a number of ministers have decided not to reopen cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, after meeting the latter last night.

Pak Parliamentary Committee to discuss memo scandal soon
Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on National Security would reportedly meet on November 25 under the chairmanship of Senator Raza Rabbani to discuss the Memo Gate scandal, which eventually led to the ouster of Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani.

Pak parliamentary committee snubs army's invitation for briefing at GHQ
A parliamentary committee on national security has refused to attend an army briefing at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Pakistan's security situation and its relations with the United States.

Pak Parliamentary Committee seeks details of Govt's 'war on terror' ties with US
Pakistan's Parliamentary Committee on the National Security sought in detail the terms of engagement under which the government was cooperating with the United States in the war on terror.

Pakistan public left at terrorists' mercy due to Gilani govt's apathy
The Pakistan government has practically left the countrymen at the mercy of terrorists, as it has not framed any counter-terrorism strategy so far, even though over 35,000 Pakistanis have lost their lives to terrorism.

Benazir's 'assassin' being made Pakistan's Deputy PM: Qureshi
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi must not be made the country's Deputy Prime Minister, as former premier Benazir Bhutto had alleged before her assassination that he would be responsible for any attack on her, former Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.

UK to provide economic, trade assistance to Pakistan: Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a one-day visit to Islamabad, has assured Pakistan that the United Kingdom would provide economic and trade assistance to the country.

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