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Gen. Kayani wanted more drone strikes: WikiLeaks

ISLAMABAD — The US military’s drone strikes programme within Pakistan had more than just tacit acceptance of the country’s top military brass, despite public posturing to the contrary, newly-released Wikileaks cables have revealed.

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Nisar raps new ‘secret’ deal with US

ISLAMABAD — Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has taken strong exception to a joint statement issued after talks between US Senator John Kerry and Pakistan’s top civil and military leadership pledging joint action against high profile Al Qaeda and Taleban targets.

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Parliament raps US on raid

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Parliament in a joint session of the two Houses unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the US unilateral operation in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden and called upon the government to review country's terms of engagement with the United States.

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Unilateral US actions harm ties: Sharif

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s main opposition leader and former premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday told the US envoy that actions like US operation in Abbotabad and continued drone attacks in tribal belt harm bilateral relations.

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Pasha offers to quit over Bin Laden issue

ISLAMABAD - Chief of Pakistan's premier spy agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt-Gen. Shujaa Pasha on Friday offered to quit while accepting responsibility for negligence over US operation in Abbotabad that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2.

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Pakistan paints dismal image of bin Laden’s end

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military paints a far different picture than the United States of Osama bin Laden’s final days: not the terror mastermind still trying to strike America, but an aging terrorist hiding in barren rooms, short of money and struggling to maintain his grip on Al Qaeda.

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Oil prices raised by about 11.8%

ISLAMABAD - The government has further increased prices of petroleum products by 4.8 to 11.8 per cent, on the heels of sharp rises in oil prices in the international market.

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New alliance to cut premier’s authority

ISLAMABAD - Under a secret clause of an imminent power-sharing deal between the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will have to forfeit some of the control he has exercised so far over the federal cabinet.

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