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President, PM condemn Karachi bombing

President, PM condemn Karachi bombing

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the bombing of the CID centre in Karachi on Thursday and vowed that the government would not be deterred by such acts of violence and continue the war against terror.
In a message from China, the president said the acts of terror further strengthen resolve of the government to continue its fight against terrorism and extremism till its complete elimination. He also directed the

President urges media to shun negativity

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari urged media on Sunday to stop selling negativity as a commodity and play its due role in making Pakistan a strong and prosperous nation.
Addressing the 4th national conference of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) here at Aiwan-e-Sadar, he said the Pakistan People’s Party decided to stay away from a media group to say enough was enough and taking that decision was its political right.
“It is a format of showing our displeasure,”

President calls for concerted effort to take on militants

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said concerted efforts needed to be undertaken to take militants to task and neutralise ambitions of these stateless actors.
Talking to ambassadors of some FoDP countries over dinner at the presidency, Zardari welcomed the Summit-level dialogues with the European Union, saying Pakistan desired to have a comprehensive partnership with the EU and the interaction should be on a regular basis. He said there was a dire need to

New PPP Punjab president by next week

LAHORE: PPP Co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to announce the new leader of the party’s Punjab chapter by next week, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday.
Party insiders claimed that the PPP high command had finally decided to nominate an appropriate candidate so that coordination between the PPP central and provincial hierarchy could be improved.
Sources said Zardari delayed the nomination keeping in view the problems experienced by the party in the past when

Russian president to visit other isles off Japan

OSLO: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev plans to visit other islands disputed with Japan and step up investments in the archipelago, Russia’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, deepening a diplomatic row between Moscow and Tokyo.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, attending a conference in Oslo, said Japan had over-reacted after Medvedev on Monday visited one of four islands seized by Russia from Japan at the end of World War Two.
Japan said it was recalling its ambassador

President lauds EU initiative to grant trade concessions

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government is vigorously pursuing the recent progress made in a meeting of the EU foreign ministers, which granted market access to Pakistani goods into the European trade markets.
The President was hopeful that such steps would boost Pakistan’s economy and address unemployment. According to the Presidency Spokesman, he said this while he was talking to the Chairman of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Ejaz

Qazi approaches president, ISI DG to clear his name

ISLAMABAD: Former railways minister Lt General (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi has formally approached President Asif Ali Zardari, ISI Director General Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha and some parliamentarians to get his position cleared in the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club scam.
In a letter titled ‘Twisted facts and lies versus reality’, addressed to 32 people, including the president, the ISI director general, Senate Chairman Farooq H Naik and PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Qazi

President urges advanced Pak-Turk rail link

ISLAMABAD: President, Asif Ali Zardari called for up gradation of the Pak-Turkey rail link, as it would increase trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
He was talking to Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had called him at the Aiwan-e-Sadar.
Media spokesman to the President, Farhatullah Babar briefed that the President reiterated the proposal of up gradation of railway line between the two countries and urged the Turkish Prime Minister to

Economic uplift imperative to Pakistan’s well-being: LCCI President

On a solemn note, the newly elected President of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Shahzad Ali Malik, voiced his fears that the economy and the nation as a whole are passing through a particularly difficult stage in the troubled history of Pakistan. Prudent policy decision and implementation on part of the government and the active participation of the private sector were essentially intrinsic to any sustainable solution to Pakistan’s tribulations.

Nation united in war against terror: President Zardari

The nation is united in the war against terrorism, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday.
Talking to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Provincial Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and Interior Minister Rehman Malik at Bilawal House, Zardari said the terrorists had been totally disoriented after losing this war.
He also reviewed the initial report of the recent explosion at the shrine of Abdullah shah Ghazi.
During the presentation of the report, the