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VOTING FOR PU’S FATE – JI aims for the VC’s seat

LAHORE – The result of the syndicate’s elections, which will be held today at the Punjab University (PU), will decide if the pro-Jamat-i-Islami (JI) elements in the varsity are going to succeed in grabbing the post of the PU Vice Chancellor (VC) in the coming year 2012 or not. Pro-JI teachers are pinning their hopes on Prof Dr Haris Rashid who is fighting the elections against the panel supported by the incumbent VC.A PU professor, seeking anonymity, said that Dr Haris could be the

Yemen toll up as general denies eyeing Saleh seat

SANAA – Protesters kept up the heat on President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Saturday as deaths mounted in the flashpoint city of Taez, even as a dissident general denied aiming to replace the Yemeni leader.
On the regional scene, Yemen recalled its ambassador to Qatar, state news agency Saba announced, after a call from the Gulf state for Saleh to step down stirred anger in Sanaa. And the army shelled a suspected Al-Qaeda refuge in southern Yemen, after the United States expressed

PML-N in the driving seat

ISLAMABAD – After the government lost majority, the opposition parties which now outnumber the strength of the PPP-led coalition, are also not on the same page because of their differences with each other leaving the PML-N to still continue holding the office of leader of opposition in the National Assembly as the PML-Q, JUI-F and MQM, all put together, cannot defeat the PML-N numbers in the House.
In the house of 342, the collective strength of opposition parties, including the

Pakistan not vying for a permanent UN seat, NA told

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday informed the National Assembly that in contrast to India’s demand to allocate it a permanent membership in the UN Security Council, Pakistan is not vying for the slot at all.
“Let me say at the outset that Pakistan is not seeking permanent membership of the UN Security Council,” said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in a written reply to a question raised by Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member

NA unanimously opposes US support to India for UNSC seat

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution expressing concern over the US support for India’s bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.
The House urged the international community to take notice of India’s human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. The joint resolution moved by Shahnaz Wazir Ali says, “This decision has grave ramifications for the direction and prospects of the system of multilateral cooperation as envisaged by the

Military to raise India UNSC seat issue with Petreaus

ISLAMABAD: The military leadership, perturbed over the US’s endorsement of India’s bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council, will raise this issue with General David Petreaus, commander of American and allied forces in Afghanistan, arriving in Pakistan on Thursday.
The government has already conveyed its annoyance over the US move to Washington through diplomatic channels but the country’s military brass will also take up this issue with the US military authorities

Obama backs India for permanent UNSC seat

NEW DELHI: US President Barack Obama on Monday backed India for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, recognising its rise as a great power in a significant victory for New Delhi’s foreign policy.
“The just and sustainable international order that America seeks includes a United Nations that is efficient, effective, credible and legitimate,” Obama said in a speech to Indian parliament.
“That is why I can say today – in the years ahead, I look forward to a

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