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‘Ashura blast, ensuing incineration at Boulton Market were planned operations’

‘Ashura blast, ensuing incineration at Boulton Market were planned operations’

KARACHI – The Ashura blast of 2009 and the ensuing incineration at many shops in Boulton Market were both planned operations, confessed suspected target killer Ajmal Pahari to a joint interrogation team (JIT).
On December 27, 2009, a powerful bomb had ripped through the traditional mourning procession organised by the Shiite community in Karachi, killing at least 45 citizens and wounding hundreds. The blast had taken place near Denso Hall and had triggered a stampede. In the

Mashal LNG project scrapped, new terminal planned

ISLAMABAD – The government has scrapped the Mashal project and initiated a new effort for expeditious Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports through a deep sea off shore terminal. Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) Managing Director Faiz Ullah Abbasi told reporters here the project was reinitiated according to the decision of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC). The new initiative has no link with the Mashal project. The off shore project will cost an estimated

Angola arrests 5 ahead of planned protest

LUANDA – Opponents of Angola’s long-serving President Jose Eduardo dos Santos vowed to push through with a planned protest on Monday despite several arrests, including those of three journalists. Three reporters of the Novo Jornal daily, their driver and a rapper famed for his inflammatory lyrics against dos Santos were arrested overnight in Luanda, said one of the organisers, Mangovo Ngoyo, speaking by telephone from London. Following the arrests, organisers pushed back the

Flyover, underpasses planned at Kalma Chowk

LAHORE – In a bid to provide better transport facilities to the citizens and to keep the traffic flow smooth, it has been decided to construct a flyover and underpasses at Kalma Chowk. This project will be launched within next 10 days and the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will lay its foundation stone. A decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting chaired by Punjab CM on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by Planning & Development chairman,

Khosa says Taseer’s murder was planned

LAHORE – Governor Punjab-designate Sardar Latif Khosa on Wednesday said the murder of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s was planned and expressed the determination to expose the culprits behind the conspiracy. Khosa was talking to the bereaved family of Salman Taseer at their residence in Lahore. Talking to reporters later, Khosa said the government would follow the policies of Benazir Bhutto and continue with politics of reconciliation. He said the most critical issues facing

Farewell planned for Makhaya after he retires

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa fast bowler Makhaya Ntini officially announced his retirement from international cricket Tuesday although he will represent his country one more time.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola announced that the best black bowler produced by the nation would wear the green and gold in a January 9 Twenty20 clash against India in Durban.
“We cannot let a great player like Makhaya say goodbye off the field so we have told the