Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven – review – The Guardian


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Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven – review
The Guardian
Unblinkered view … a Pakistani displaced woman in Jalozai camp near Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2009. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Pakistan, Anatol Lieven writes in his new book, is "divided, disorganised, economically backward, corrupt,
Hardcover: UK: New fiction from Sri LankaTaipei Times
Investment banks' dubious authorityFinancial Times

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AllWorld launches Pakistan Fast Growth 100 – Daily Times


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AllWorld launches Pakistan Fast Growth 100
Daily Times
ISLAMABAD: AllWorld Network has launched the Pakistan Fast Growth 100 in the presence of an audience comprising 1500 business leaders, entrepreneurs and students attending TieCon Pakistan 201—the largest conference of and for entrepreneurs in Pakistan
Entrepreneurs: AllWorld Network launches Pakistan 100The Express Tribune
TiECON looking to encourage dreamers, achieversThe News International

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Prosperity is aim but not at the cost of honour: Kayani – The News International


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Prosperity is aim but not at the cost of honour: Kayani
The News International
RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on Saturday that the people of Pakistan were destined to move towards prosperity but the country's dignity and honour would not be compromised to achieve this objective.
'Pakistan Army have backing of nation'Daily Times
Pakistan a sovereign country, no decision to be taken against its interest: KayaniOnline – International News Network
Youm-e-Shuhada: Army has sacrificed a lot, KayaniThe Express Tribune

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PPP-PML-Q power sharing draft finalised – Pakistan Observer


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PPP-PML-Q power sharing draft finalised
Pakistan Observer
Islamabad—The draft for power sharing agreement between Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) was finalised on Saturday. The draft will be presented to President Asif Ali Zardari today by PML-Q in Aiwan-e-Sadr.
PML-Q s joining PPP govt to further divide the partyThe News International
A union on the rocks from the get-goDAWN.com
Deputy PM or Punjab governorship?Daily Times
GulfNews -South Asian News Agency (SANA) -Pakistan Daily Mail
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Pakistan look to pile on misery for Windies – AFP


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Pakistan look to pile on misery for Windies
AFP
BRIDGETOWN — Pakistan will look to stay on track for a series sweep when they face West Indies in the fourth one-day international on Monday at Kensington Oval but skipper Shahid Afridi has warned his team over complacency.
West Indies v Pakistan: Ramnaresh Sarwan recalled to one-day squadESPNcricinfo.com
Betting Cricket: Pakistan have taken the lead over West IndiesBookmakersinc.co.uk
Sarwan replaces Smith in West Indies one-day squadTimes of India
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Pakistan inching towards giving MFN status to India: Khullar – The News International


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Pakistan inching towards giving MFN status to India: Khullar
The News International
AMRITSAR: Indian Commerce Secretary, Rahul Khullar, who returned after talks with his Pakistani counterpart Zafar Mahmood, said Pakistan is inching ahead to bestow Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India. completed by November.
SAARC CCI terms Pak-India trade talks good initiativeDaily Times
Committee to identify barriers in Pak-India tradeBusiness Recorder
Pak-India talks encourages saarc tradersPakistan Daily Mail
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Islamic banking is a fast-growing trend in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When it comes to money, Pakistan has a troubled image. Its business establishment is known for chronic tax evasion and loan defaults, and many of its politicians have been implicated in corruption scandals that exposed their cozy relations with bankers and bureaucrats.

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Afghanistan to be US base for drone attacks in Pakistan – Times of India


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Afghanistan to be US base for drone attacks in Pakistan
Times of India
PTI | May 1, 2011, 05.49am IST WASHINGTON: US is shifting its terror-killer drones from Pakistan to Afghanistan after Islamabad asked it to shut down UAV bases on its territory , but America has vowed to continue hitting militants in Pakistan's tribal
Pakistan, US to hold defence talksDAWN.com
Will Pakistan erupt like Egypt?Washington Post
US misgivingsThe News International
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With philanthropist under attack, hometown comes to his defense – Los Angeles Times


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With philanthropist under attack, hometown comes to his defense
Los Angeles Times
Amid allegations that Greg Mortenson misused funds and distorted the facts about how he built schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan, many in Bozeman, Mont., express disappointment but support. By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times Greg Mortenson
Doubts about book may be Pakistan's lossIndianapolis Star
MacDonald: The fall of Greg MortensonToronto Sun
Central Asia Institute's questionable financesSan Francisco Chronicle
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PAKISTAN: The 125th May Day unleashes revolutionary vigor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-FAT-018-2011 April 30, 2011 An article from National Trade Union Federation forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission

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