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Dec 1, 2011

NATO attack threatens war on militants – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan, enraged by a NATO cross-border attack that killed 24 soldiers, could end support for the U.S.-led war on militancy if its sovereignty is violated again, the foreign minister said, warning that “enough is enough.”

The South Asian nation has already shown its anger over the weekend strike by pulling out of an international conference in Germany next week on Afghanistan, depriving the talks of a central player in efforts to bring peace to its neighbor.

Dec 1, 2011

Enraged Pakistan says NATO attack threatens war on

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan, enraged by a NATO cross-border attack that killed 24 soldiers, could end support for the U.S.-led war on militancy if its sovereignty is violated again, the foreign minister said, adding “enough is enough.”

The South Asian nation has already shown its anger over the weekend strike by pulling out of an international conference in Germany next week on Afghanistan, depriving the talks of a central player in efforts to bring peace to its neighbor.

Dec 1, 2011

Enraged Pakistan says NATO attack threatens war on terror

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan, enraged by a NATO cross-border attack that killed 24 soldiers, could end support for the U.S.-led war on militancy if its sovereignty is violated again, the foreign minister said, adding “enough is enough.”

The South Asian nation has already shown its anger over the weekend strike by pulling out of an international conference in Germany next week on Afghanistan, depriving the talks of a central player in efforts to bring peace to its neighbour.

Nov 28, 2011

Pakistan fumes; conflicting accounts on NATO attack

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s military denied reports that NATO forces in Afghanistan came under fire before launching a cross-border attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers over the weekend.

“This is not true. They are making up excuses. What are their losses, casualties?” army spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas said in a mobile phone text message on Monday.

Nov 28, 2011

Pakistan fumes amid conflicting accounts of NATO attack

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s military denied reports that NATO forces in Afghanistan came under fire before launching a cross-border attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers over the weekend.

“This is not true. They are making up excuses. What are their losses, casualties?” army spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas said in a mobile phone text message on Monday.

Nov 12, 2011

Pakistan allows more imports from India as ties improve

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan removed restrictions on the import of 12 goods from India as part of measures to normalize trade between the nuclear-armed rivals, Pakistani officials said on Saturday.

Pakistan has long been reluctant to open up trade with its neighbor because of long-running political disputes, particularly over the Kashmir region. But both countries have been trying to boost their trade following a recent thaw in ties.

Nov 5, 2011

Pakistan court indicts seven in Bhutto murder case

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani court Saturday indicted five Islamist militants and two police officers in the high-profile assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, prosecutors said.

Bhutto, the first female prime minister in the Muslim world, was killed in a gun and suicide attack in 2007 in one of the most shocking events in Pakistan’s turbulent history.

Nov 2, 2011

Pakistan grants India Most Favoured Nation trade status

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s cabinet unanimously decided Wednesday to grant India Most Favoured Nation (MFN) trade status, a major breakthrough that could bolster efforts to improve relations between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Trade has long been tied to political issues between the hostile neighbors, who have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.

Oct 23, 2011

Pakistan releases Indian helicopter that crossed border

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan released an Indian army helicopter just hours after it strayed across the tense border between the two countries on Sunday, officials said, underscoring a desire by the old rivals to avoid any crisis as they try to improve ties.

The Pakistani military had forced the Indian helicopter to land and detained four Indian army officials after it intruded into its territory in Olding sector in northern Skardu region near the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Oct 23, 2011

Pakistan forces Indian helicopter to land

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s fighter jets forced an Indian army helicopter to land for violating Pakistani airspace on Sunday and detained four Indian army officers, Pakistani military officials said.

The helicopter intruded into Pakistani territory in Olding sector in northern Skardu region near the border with Indian Kashmir at around 1:00 p.m (4 a.m. EDT).

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      "I have journalistic career spanned over 19 years. I have been working with the Reuters since 2001. My current position is senior correspondent at Reuters bureau in Islamabad."
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