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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Wednesday asked the Balochistan chief minister to approach veteran Baloch leaders for wooing ‘estranged’ groups of the province.
Gilani expressed his hope that the tribal elders could work for greater reconciliation between the government and the dissident group. The PM said this in a meeting with Balochistan CM Aslam Raisani at his Chamber in the Parliament House.
He said the government has withdrawn army from troubled areas
LOS ANGELES – Lawyers for US actor Charlie Sheen are seeking a public trial over his dismissal from the hit sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” which was suspended after a public spat between Sheen and the producer. The 45-year-old actor is suing Warner Brothers studios for $100 million for alleged breach of contract after the show was canceled for the rest of the season following Sheen’s public tirades against producer Chuck Lorre.
Sheen is also seeking compensation for the rest of
ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to seek another bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), at least for the repayment duration of the suspended $11.3 billion programme, of which a repayment of $7.1 billon would begin from September next year.
An official source said Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh would inform the IMF about the intention during his visit to Washington between April 11 to 17 to attend the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF.
ISLAMABAD – The senators demanded on Tuesday that government should implement reforms in the Frothier Crimes Regulation (FCR) immediately as the existing laws were being deemed as cruel, inhuman and barbaric.
They were speaking on a resolution moved by Senator Hafiz Rashid Ahmad regarding changes in the FCR. “It is strange that members of the Parliament from FATA take part in the legislation but that legislation is not meant for the territory they represent,” senator from FATA
ISLAMABAD – Urging close working relation between the intelligence agencies of the two countries, parliamentarians from Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday emphasised efforts to combat terrorism jointly.
In a joint statement issued on the last day of talks between the lawmakers of the two countries, the lawmakers said that terrorism had been the major impediment in the development of both Pakistan and Afghanistan. The talk were organised by the PILDAT. Lawmakers also stressed
KARACHI – Pakistan and Sri Lanka are set to revise the existing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as part of a bid to drastically enhance the volume of bilateral trade by $2.0 billion by the next year.
Existing trade volume stands at around $300 million between the two South Asian countries during the last five years. It is deemed an insignificant amount, despite the FTA being in place for the last five years. The agreement needed to be revised to include more items from both sides to
RAWALPINDI – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to contact Interpol to bring former president Pervez Musharraf back to Pakistan in order to ensure an immediate implementation of arrest warrant issued by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) for his alleged involvement in Benazir Bhutto’s murder.
FIA prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar told reporters on Saturday that the agency would approach Interpol for arresting Mushrraf after the court ordered immediate implementation of the
RAWALPINDI – Pakistan will ask Interpol to circulate a global arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf over the murder of ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
A Pakistani court last week gave prosecutors until April 2 to serve a warrant granted in February on Musharraf, who was president when Bhutto was killed in December 2007 in a gun and suicide bomb attack in Rawalpindi.
Musharraf, who lives in self-imposed exile in London, is accused of failing to provide her
DHAKA – South Africa will start as firm favourites to win Friday’s World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand — provided they can overcome their trademark knock-out blues. In five previous tournaments, the Proteas crashed out three times in the semi-finals, once in the quarter-final and another time in the first round, earning them the unwanted tag of cricket’s perennial chokers.
It was not the defeats, but the manner in which they happened, that left their fans dumbfounded and