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    Bus service accord hailed as `mother of CBMs'
    ISLAMABAD, FEB. 17. The accord between India and Pakistan to run a Muzaffarabad-Srinagar bus service has been hailed as "mother of all confidence building measures (CBMs)" by political parties, civil society and the media in Pakistan and Pakistan ...

    Pakistan to invite Petroleum Minister
    ISLAMABAD, FEB. 17. Pakistan would soon send a formal invitation to the Petroleum Minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, to visit the country for a discussion with his counterpart on the proposed Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline. According to a senior ...



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