islamabad islamabad  /ɪs ˈlæ mə bæd/


  • (n) the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959


  1. Pakistan tries anew to end insurgency in resource-rich Baluchistan

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has pledged to rein in human rights abuses by security forces in the huge, resource-rich province of Baluchistan as a first step towards starting talks to end a long-running insurgency waged by guerrillas seeking an independent homeland. The new chief minister of the province bordering Afghanistan and Iran urged security forces, who deny ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Pakistan's Musharraf gets bail in key case

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a court has granted bail to Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a case involving his allegedly unconstitutional 2007 decision to fire senior judges.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Pakistan says Indian planes violated its airspace

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Air Force said two Indian aircraft violated Pakistan's airspace on Tuesday, and that it scrambled two fighter jets to "challenge the intruders."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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  1. "We cannot underscore the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by continuing advances, now within hours of Islamabad, that are being made by a loosely confederated group of terrorists and others who are seeking the...
    on Apr 23, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: TIME

  2. "This latest bombing attack in Islamabad is yet another shocking and disgraceful attack without justification," Miliband said. "Such an indiscriminate and brutal act of terror deserves the condemnation of the entire international community....
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: David Miliband Source: Times Online

  3. "The extremism has even spread to Islamabad, and the extremists are taking the writ of the government in their own hands, and even worse they are imposing their obsolete ideas on moderates," Musharraf said, wearing a black button-down tunic...
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: International Herald Tribune

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