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PPP core committee to decide on cabinet dissolution today

PPP core committee to decide on cabinet dissolution today

ISLAMABAD – In its core committee meeting today (Tuesday), the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will take a final decision on whether the cabinet should be dissolved or not. President Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the party, is being advised not to go ahead with the plan at a time when the government is already facing problems and its intention to right-size the cabinet has already got on the nerves of the incumbents for possibly losing ministerial slots in the exercise.

Court will decide Davis’ fate, Zardari tells US

ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday told a US Congressional delegation that the courts would decide the fate of Raymond Davis, the US national detained for killing two Pakistanis in Lahore, as the visiting American lawmakers pressed for his release.
A six-member delegation of US Congress called on President Zardari and demanded the release of Davis, reiterating the American stance on the issue that what the American national did was in self defence. However, the

President to decide Nabeel’s fate on Monday

ISLAMABAD – The issue of former minister of state for ports and shipping Nabeel Gabol’s resignation is likely to be resolved on Monday when he meets President Asif Ali Zardari.
A PPP source told Pakistan Today that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani played a key role in pacifying President Asif Ali Zardari who was annoyed with Gabol for making derogatory remarks against the government’s coalition partners – the Awami National Party and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement.

Higher tariffs or unemployed workers, KESC tells govt to decide

KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has pinned the permanent reinstatement of over 4,000 workers on a Rs 1.79 per unit tariff increase as well as government institutions clearing the power utility’s outstanding dues, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Other demands forwarded by the KESC include the provision of cheaper electricity from WAPDA and ensuring the smooth supply of natural gas from the Sui Southern Company (SSGC), sources told Pakistan Today.
Much of

Taliban warn they will ‘decide fate of 23 abducted IDPs’

PESHAWAR – The Taliban warned on Monday to decide the fate of 23 abducted Mehsud tribesmen, who were kidnapped around two weeks ago from Razmak, North Waziristan, for greeting Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Azam Tariq told reporters over telephone that the internally-displaced Mehsud tribesmen were in TTP’s custody. The tribesmen had moved to North Waziristan from South Waziristan after the military launched an offensive in

PPP and MQM can’t decide who’s boss

KARACHI – Yet another development venture – the much-awaited Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Transit CNG Bus Project – is in limbo because of political bickering between the ruling Pakistan People’s Party and its coalition partner the MQM.
The PPP-led Sindh government and the MQM are at odds over who should take credit for the project, delaying the much-awaited scheme for the past 20 months, well-placed sources in the Sindh Transport Department told Pakistan Today.
Under the plan, at

FSC to decide Women’s Protection Act today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC), headed by Chief Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan, will announce its judgement on a set of identical petitions challenging the Women’s Protection Act 2006 today (Wednesday). Earlier on November 23, the same bench, also comprising Justice Afzaal Haider and Justice Shahzado Sheikh, had reserved the judgement.
Various provisions of the Women’s Protection Act 2006 and the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) had been challenged in

Operation in North Waziristan – US envoy says army will decide timing

ISLAMABAD – US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said the US wants Pakistan to launch a military operation in North Waziristan soon but it is up to the leadership of the Pakistan Army to decide when to launch it.
Addressing a press conference on Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review on Friday, Munter said, “The Pakistan Army certainly wants to restore its writ there.” To a question about Pakistan’s cooperation in the war on terrorism, Munter said Pakistan had made

Cabinet to decide head money for terrorists today

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet will today (Wednesday) decide on the Ministry of Interior’s proposals regarding head money for the wanted terrorists of Swat and FATA and the release of supplementary grant worth Rs 1.5 billion for payment of liabilities to troops deployed in the operational areas, Pakistan Today learnt on Tuesday.
Interior Ministry has sought approval for the supplementary grant to clear the pending liabilities for the payment of internal security duty allowance

‘Pakistan will decide time for NWA offensive’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan itself has to decide the time of launching an offensive in North Waziristan or any place else, General James N Mattis, commander of the United States Central Command, said on Saturday.
During a meeting with Pakistani military leadership, General Mattis said Pakistan was well aware of the US concerns over secret Al Qaeda hideouts inside Pakistan. Defence sources told Online that the US general met Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee Gen Khalid Shameem Wyne

Tribunal formed to decide trio’s fate

LAHORE: The International Cricket Council has constituted a three-member tribunal to hear the alleged spot-fixing charges against three suspended Pakistani players – Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.
Reports attributing from the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that the head of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Michael Beloff QC would head the tribunal that also includes LB Siege of South Africa and Sharad Rao of Kenya.
The hearing of the tribunal would be

ECC to decide on reconditioned vehicles’ import

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Industries and Production Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani has informed the National Assembly that a summary proposing the easing of restrictions on the import of reconditioned light transport vehicles (LTV) has been sent to Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) in order to decrease prices of such vehicles in the domestic markets.
In response to various queries, he confessed that the prices of LTV in the country are relatively high and meetings with manufacturers

Lillee backs Aussie bowlers to decide Ashes battle

Australia cricket legend Dennis Lillee believes his country will regain the Ashes from England because Ricky Ponting’s team has a stronger bowling attack.
Lillee, who took 355 wickets in 70 Tests from 1971 to 1984, knows what it takes to win the Ashes after forming a lethal partnership with Jeff Thomson to destroy England in the 1974-75 series in Australia.
While Australia’s current crop of bowlers may not be in the same class as Lillee and Thomson, the fiery