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‘PPP will take coalition partners in confidence on financial crunch’

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will take its coalition partners in confidence on the financial crunch facing the country, Advisor to the PM on Women Development Yasmin Rehman and said on Monday.Yasmin said that the PPP-led federal government has assured its coalition allies that relief will be provided to the masses in petroleum and gas products, as it was the basic need of the country to run both the public and private sectors smoothly.
The PPP leader said that

PML-Q likely to join PPP’s coalition

ISLAMABAD – The power-sharing talks between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have entered the final phase and the latter may join the coalition government by taking portfolios in the federal cabinet in the second phase of cabinet formation in a few weeks, a government source told Pakistan Today on Friday.
The source said that the PPP had offered 6 to 8 ministries to the PML-Q for the second phase of cabinet formation, which was likely

In or out of the coalition: ANP decision on Sunday

KARACHI – Awami National Party (ANP)-Sindh has summoned a meeting of its think-tank on Friday (today) to deliberate the merits of staying part of the coalition government in Sindh, announced party spokesman Qadir Khan on Thursday. A meeting of the provincial party’s executive committee has also been convened on Sunday to follow up on the think-tank’s deliberations.
Meanwhile, a delegation of PPP-Sindh led by Secretary- General Taj Haider visited Mardan House and held a meeting

Coalition airstrike hits Libya rebels, 13 dead

EAST OF BREGA – The US military is poised to withdraw its combat jets and Tomahawk missiles from the air campaign against Libya’s regime as NATO allies take the lead in bombing Moamer Gaddafi’s forces.
A NATO-led airstrike killed 13 Libyan rebels in a “regrettable incident”, a rebel spokesman said on Saturday, in an increasingly chaotic battle with Muammar Gaddafi’s forces over the oil town of Brega. Meanwhile, US officials on Friday confirmed that American fighters,

10 rebels killed by a coalition air strike

BREGA – At least 10 rebels were killed by a coalition air strike on Friday, fighters at the scene said on Saturday, in an increasingly chaotic battle with Muammar Gaddafi’s forces over the oil town of Brega.
With the more experienced and better organised rebel army locked in combat with Gaddafi’s forces, hundreds of young, inexperienced volunteers could be seen fleeing east towards Ajdabiyah, after coming under heavy mortar and machinegun fire.
A Reuters correspondent at the

Gaddafi’s forces retreat after coalition airstrikes

AJDABIYA/TRIPOLI/PARIS – The Libyan government forces pulled back 100 kilometres from rebel-held Benghazi but showed they still had plenty of fight on Monday as they easily beat off a rebel advance. The forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi had retreated overnight to the key town of Ajdabiya, south of the city of Benghazi, after Western-led airstrikes destroyed much of their armour, leaving dozens of wrecked tanks along the road.
But as rebels who massed in their hundreds

‘MQM’s coalition with government is conditional’

SAHIWAL – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Deputy Parliamentary leader Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi said if President Asif Ali Zardari did not accept the demands of MQM within a week, the party would think to leave the government. He further said that all political parties were afraid of the popularity of MQM and could not bear its services for the poor. He added that MQM would continue its services for the poor and save the common people from the cruel hands of the landlords and capitalists.