Rezaul H Laskar

Rezaul H Laskar

Rezaul H Laskar heads the Foreign Affairs desk at Hindustan Times. His interests include movies and music.

Articles by Rezaul H Laskar
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'Pak not to hand over suspects to India'

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2008 12:44 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Qureshi said even if allegations are proved against any suspect, he will not be handed over to India but tried under the country's own laws.
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No deadline to hand over terrorists: Pak

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2008 08:04 PM IST
Pakistan today dismissed reports that it had agreed to a 48-hour deadline set by India and the US to take action against LeT, as international pressure mounted on Islamabad to act against elements linked to the deadly Mumbai terror attack.
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Rice asks Pak to act urgently, else US will act

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2008 06:52 PM IST
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told Pakistan that there is "irrefutable evidence" of involvement of Pakistani elements in the Mumbai terror attacks and it had no option but to act urgently.Special
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No action against Masood Azhar till India gives evidence: Pak

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2008 09:25 PM IST
Pakistan said it will not take any action against Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Maulana Masood Azhar till India provides "concrete evidence" of his involvement in the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
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Pak proposes setting up of joint mechanism

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2008 07:56 PM IST
Pak's foreign minister today proposed formation of a joint investigating mechanism with India to probe the deadly terror strikes that have sparked tension in bilateral ties.
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Pak backtracks on sending ISI chief to India

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2008 05:22 PM IST
Pakistan today backtracked on sending ISI chief Shuja Pasha to India in connection with the probe into the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and instead deputed a representative of the spy agency for the task.Listen to podcast
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Top al-Qaeda leaders killed in US attack

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2008 02:39 PM IST
Rashid Rauf, terror mastermind believed to be behind 2006 trans-Atlantic plane bombing plot, and another top al-Qaeda operative were among five militants killed in a US missile attack in Pak's North Waziristan.
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4 killed in Pakistan's violence

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2008 03:23 PM IST
Three soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber hit a convoy of para-military forces coming out of the compound in Shabqadar town, 35 km from the NWFP capital of Peshawar.
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Advani will take up issue of Pak prisoners in India: Burney

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2008 09:07 PM IST
Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha L K Advani has assured leading Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney that he would take up with the Indian government the issue of Pakistani nationals.
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Panel formed to evolve anti-terror policy

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2008 03:21 PM IST
Pakistani Parliament which was debating to formulate the country's new anti-terror policy in the backdrop of upsurge in bombings and suicide attacks by militants has formed a bipartisan committee to evolve consensus on the issue.
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Pak, China ink pact for building N-reactors

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2008 03:57 PM IST
Pakistan will build two more nuclear reactors with Chinese assistance as part of its efforts to improve civil nuclear cooperation between two close allies, says a top official.
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20 militants killed in NWFP

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2008 06:22 PM IST
Pakistani combat jets and helicopter gunships destroyed a major Taliban militant base killing twenty militants in the country's restive Swat valley in North West Frontier Province.
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Parliament's special session tomorrow

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2008 08:01 PM IST
Rattled by a string of suicide bombings, Pakistani lawmakers will receive a rare briefing by top military and intelligence brass on the security situation during a special joint session of Parliament on Wednesday .
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Minister escapes blast, 4 others dead

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2008 12:25 AM IST
Pakistan’s Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan on Thursday escaped an attempt on his life when a suicide bomber struck at his guest house in northwestern Pakistan, killing four persons and injuring several others.
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Bomb attack on train kills six

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2008 07:18 PM IST
A powerful bomb on a railway track derailed a passenger train in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing at least six people, including a woman and three children, and injuring 15 others.
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Bomber had two targets

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2008 12:57 AM IST
The suicide bomber, who struck at the luxury Marriott hotel had probably intended to attack Pakistan’s Parliament during President Asif Ali Zardari’s maiden address.
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Pak won't tolerate US incursions: Zardari

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2008 07:34 PM IST
In his maiden address to Parliament, the Pak President sends a clear signal to the US against launching cross-border raids on its tribal belt from Afghanistan.
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Zardari prepares to be sworn in

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2008 06:51 PM IST
Pakistan's President-elect Asif Ali Zardari, who has won a landslide victory in the elections to the top post, is likely to take oath on Monday or on Tuesday.
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Pak PM escapes assassination bid

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2008 07:56 PM IST
Unidentified gunmen fired shots at Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's motorcade near the city of Rawalpindi, officials said.
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3 main parties' nominees in fray for Prez poll

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2008 04:12 PM IST
With PPP's efforts to strike a deal with PML-N not bearing fruit, candidates of three main parties, including Asif Ali Zardari, remain in the fray for the presidential poll in Pakistan.
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Sharif turns down call to rejoin Govt

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2008 07:30 PM IST
PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari requested PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif to rejoin Pakistan's ruling coalition but the latter said it is not possible in the "near future."
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US diplomat survives attempt on life

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2008 06:55 PM IST
A top US diplomat escaped unhurt in an attack by unidentified gunmen while she was going to office in her armoured vehicle in Pakistan's restive northwestern region.
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Sharif-led PML-N meets to decide on coalition fate

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2008 02:27 PM IST
Amidst growing divisions in Pakistan's fragile ruling coalition, former premier Nawaz Sharif-led PML-N's top leaders are meeting today to decide on pulling out of the alliance led by the PPP.
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Crisis around Pak's coalition deepens

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2008 04:52 PM IST
The crisis encircling Pak's ruling coalition reached a boiling point with PPP refusing to comply with PML-N's demand on reinstating sacked judges by Monday.
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PPP leaders back Zardari for President

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2008 09:58 PM IST
Pakistan's ruling PPP leaders overwhelmingly backed party chief Asif Ali Zardari for President, but left a final decision on him.
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PPP may nominate Zardari for Prez post

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2008 01:59 PM IST
Amid growing differences between the two main Pak's ruling coalition parties, the PPP is expected to nominate Asif Ali Zardari for the post of president following a meeting of party leaders tomorrow.
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Lawmakers demand trial for Musharraf

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2008 06:52 PM IST
Ahead of a crucial meeting of Pakistan's ruling coalition to decide Musharraf's fate, parliamentarians demand that the ex-military ruler should face trial for his actions. Will Musharraf's resignation weaken fight against terror? | Surfers' Response
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Pak ruling coalition claims victory as Mush bows out

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2008 03:59 PM IST
Pakistan's triumphant ruling coalition termed Musharraf's decision to resign "a victory for democratic forces" as impromptu celebrations by workers of PPP and PML(N) erupted across the country.
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Refrain from harsh statements, Singh tells Gilani

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2008 10:44 PM IST
Amidst a war of words between India and Pakistan over J&K situation, PM Manmohan Singh asks his Pakistani counterpart that both countries should adhere to the peace process. Special.
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Musharraf vows to expose coalition

By Rezaul H Laskar | PTI, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2008 10:53 PM IST
Besieged Pak president threatens to "expose the failures" of the ruling coalition as a 2nd provincial Assembly adopts a resolution asking him to seek a confidence vote.
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