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Ouattara says no risk of civil war

Ouattara says no risk of civil war

PARIS – Military intervention in Ivory Coast does not mean the country will descend into civil war, presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday.
In his first television interview since the crisis unfolded, Ouattara told France 24 he preferred a peaceful solution to the crisis, but dismissed negotiating with incument Laurent Gbagbo saying he had to “leave power.” “I think he will be responsible for the situation that he will face. Military intervention does not mean

PTI threatens civil disobedience

RAWALPINDI – If the price increase in petroleum products is not withdrawn, a civil disobedience movement will be launched, Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said while addressing a packed gathering on Sunday.
“This hike has made the lives of poverty-stricken citizens impossible,” Khan said, adding that PTI will lead the civil disobedience movement from the front. PTI has been organizing countrywide gathering against inflation, corruption, Reformed General Sales

Civil Society backs Senate’s resolution for debt waiver

KARACHI: The Civil Society representatives of the country have sough implementation on the Upper House’s resolution for writing off of the foreign debts.
In a letter sent to the Senate Chairman Farooq H Naek, the signatories, who had attended the Pakistan Development Forum meeting this month, expressed concerns over the Finance Minister Hafeez Shaikh’s disowning of the call for debt waiver, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
He had said both during the Forum and subsequently

Imran Khan threatens civil disobedience if RGST imposed

LAHORE: A ‘civil disobedience movement’ would be launched if the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) was imposed,.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan warned on Friday.
PTI chief expressed these views while addressing a big rally taken out under the auspices of party Punjab chapter leadership against RGST, price hike, unemployment and increase of fuel prices. A good number of people and workers of PTI attended the rally. The participants of the rally were also holding

Pakistan warns of a civil war in post-NATO Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said it welcomed NATO’S plan for a phased withdrawal from Afghanistan but it would not like the neighboring country to plunge once again into a civil war.
“We will welcome the withdrawal of coalition forces from Afghanistan as and when it happens. But obviously, we would not like Afghanistan to be left on its own,” Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said while addressing his weekly press briefing.
He said, “We would like the process of

Punjab govt’s austerity measures – No red tape for Civil Secretariat

Millions of rupees are being spent on the decor and repair of the Punjab Civil Secretariat when the government is tripping over itself trying to milk the provincial finances dry for the rehabilitation of flood victims, secretariat sources told Pakistan Today.
To utilize the maximum resources on the flood-affected districts of Punjab, the provincial annual development budget has been slashed by 30 percent while Rs 2.9 billion has been cut recently from the

Civil Secretariat’s parking lot is paradise for car thieves

The Punjab Civil Secretariat’s parking area has become a favourite place for car thieves owing to poor security and non-provision of parking slips to vehicle owners, causing a lot of inconvenience to visitors and government officers, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to Islampura Police Station’s record, 39 motorcycles and 14 cars have been stolen this year from the Baba Ground-the official parking area of the Civil Secretariat. The number also included vehicles

US, Pakistan did discuss civil nuclear deal: Holbrooke

The United States and Pakistan have informally discussed the possibilities of a civil nuclear deal, US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke said on Thursday, according to TV reports.
Holbrooke said that the meeting of the Pakistani delegation, which is in
Washington for the strategic dialogue with the Obama administration, had a very productive meeting with the US president. The special envoy said the US administration had sought the