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Nationalists, ANP on same page?

A delegation of Sindhi nationalists, led by Syed Jalal Muhammad Shah, called on Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh President Shahi Syed at the Mardan House on Wednesday to discuss the current political

Govt, military on same page over drone attacks: Rabbani

ISLAMABAD – There is a visible difference in the country’s policy on drone attacks and the political and military leadership of the country is on the same page on the matter, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination and chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security Mian Raza Rabbani said on Tuesday. He was briefing reporters after an in-camera meeting of the parliamentary committee. “The matter of drone attacks is a sensitive issue and there is a visible difference in

Zardari, Gilani on same page vis-a-vis Indo-Pak ties

ANKARA/ISLAMABAD – President Asif Ali Zardari told Turkish daily Today’s Zaman on Tuesday that Pakistan had a clear strategy on how to tackle terrorism and that dialogue was the only way to normalise relations with India, as Prime Minister (PM) Yousaf Raza Gilani showered praise on his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday, calling him a sensible person “who really wants Pakistan and India to resolve their contentious issues” and stated that two countries could not afford

Messi Facebook page draws over 6 million

BUENOS AIRES – Following tens of millions of other social media fans worldwide, Barcelona midfield star Lionel Messi set up a Facebook page on Wednesday.
In contrast to his electronic peers, however, within just a few hours his page had attracted more than six million followers. Such popularity warranted a speedy response from the Argentina international.
“Welcome to everyone and thanks for all the messages you have been sending me. Now we shall be closer with Facebook,”

Facebook launches page for journalists

WASHINGTON – Facebook on Tuesday launched a media resource page to help journalists use the social network as a reporting tool and better connect with their audience.
The “Journalists on Facebook” page is intended to be “an ongoing resource for the growing number of reporters using Facebook to find sources, interact with readers, and advance stories,” Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s director of media partnerships, said in a blog post.
“The page will provide journalists with best

War on terrorism – ‘Nawaz, party not on same page’

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif had told US senators in a meeting that he wanted to help the government eradicate the menace of terrorism, but some members of his party did not share the same views, India’s The Hindu newspaper said in a report, based on cables released by WikiLeaks, on Wednesday.
The report said that Bryan Hunt, principal officer at the US Consulate, in a cable sent on December 3, 2008 (181158: confidential), detailed a

Centre, Punjab on same page over Davis issue: Khosa

RAWALPINDI – Punjab Governor Latif Khosa has said that the federation and Punjab did not have any difference of opinion in the Raymond Davis case. Talking to reporters during his visit to Fatima Jinnah Women University, Khosa said he had good working relationship with the Punjab government. He said that the issuance of arrest warrant of Pervez Musharraf and the Raymond Davis case were sub judice matters and it would be better to wait for court decision.

POL price hike lands ANP, MQM on the same page

KARACHI – After a long time, the ANP on Thursday supported the MQM for demanding reduction in petroleum prices recently announced by the Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA). In a statement issued from the Bacha Khan Markaz, ANP Sindh President Shahi Syed stated that the demand for the reduction in prices of petroleum products is right to avoid further burdening the public. “Every time government is advised to adopt alternate sources rather than increasing the prices of petroleum

Politics of reconciliation – Nawaz, Shahbaz not on the same page

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif apparently have a different stance on their future political strategy, with the PML-N chief aspiring to continue politics of reconciliation in the larger national interest and Shahbaz proposing the exact opposite.
In a meeting with a delegation of the Pakistan Business Council on Friday, Shahbaz exploded unprovoked when Nawaz talked about continuing politics of

Google co-founder Larry Page to replace chief executive

LOS ANGELES – Google co-founder Larry Page is to regain full-control of the internet phenomenon he created as a student in 1996, after Eric Schmidt announced he is to step down as chief executive more than a decade after he was brought in to provide “adult supervision”.
The shock management shake-up, which will see Page become chief executive on April 4, came as the company reported a better-than-expected 29pc increase in full-year pre-tax profits to $10.8bn. Schmidt, who was

Kayani, Zardari not on same page on India

ISLAMABAD: WikiLeaks revealed two different approaches in Pakistan suspecting each other over resumption of talks with India with President Asif Ali Zardari believing that it took a lot to change the mindset in the military establishment and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani thinking that the president was an obstacle in the way to start back channel diplomacy.
One cable written by former US ambassador Anne W Patterson after a meeting between US national security Adviser

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