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Crumbling coalition sees off 2010 on gloomy note

Crumbling coalition sees off 2010 on gloomy note

ISLAMABAD – Teetering on the edge of a very uncertain future, the PPP-led coalition government saw off the year 2010 on a rather gloomier note it may never have imagined to harp upon. While, hoping against hope, the PPP’s easy-going leadership was dropping hints of winning back JUI-F’s mercurial Maulana Fazlur Rehman,
the deepest cut came from Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) that now hangs Damocles’ sword over fragile coalition’s head.Internal bickering, rows over capturing

Rogge sees Rio on track for Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Jacques Rogge, the head of the International Olympic Committee, said Wednesday he saw Rio de Janeiro as well on its way to preparing to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
“I’m very happy today because I see the preparations for the Games well underway,” he said as he laid a symbolic first stone at what will become the Olympic Village in the city.
The ceremony gave an official profile to works that are already underway to have the facility ready for the world’s

Schild sees off resurgent Riesch for slalom win

SEMMERING – Austrian Marlies Schild claimed her 26th World Cup victory when she claimed the slalom title here on Wednesday. Schild completed the two runs, the second held under floodlights, in a combined total of 1min 42.06sec, 0.32sec ahead of Germany’s Maria Riesch.
Riesch, a double Olympic champion in the slalom and combined, had rebounded from a disappointing 17th in the first run with a trail-blazing 51.20sec in the second to put her in pole. But Schild, starting last with

GT Road sees protest against gas shortage

LAHORE – The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited’s (SNGPL) domestic consumers took to the streets against suspension of gas supply and blocked the main GT Road for hours on Sunday causing severe traffic problems. The SNGPL is violating the schedule it has given to domestic customers for gas availability, irking citizens at large who criticised the company for not keeping its word.
Shahdara residents reached the GT Road near the Ravi Toll Plaza and blocked it by burning tyres and

Alam sees progress for Pakistani cricket

ABU DHABI: Manager Intikhab Alam on Thursday expressed confidence that Pakistan cricket was heading in the right direction after drawing the two-Test series against South Africa. Both Tests were drawn and Alam believes this will establish a solid platform for his team to build upon following a turbulent last four months.
Pakistan cricket was rocked by spot-fixing allegations which led to the suspensions of former Test captain Salman Butt and bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad

‘Pakistan sees need for NWA offensive’

WASHINGTON/PARIS: Top US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus said on Tuesday Pakistan recognised the need to take more action against insurgents in tribal regions from which they can attack NATO forces over the border.
“They recognise the need for more operations in North Waziristan,” Petraeus said at a university lecture in Paris in which he gave an update on the NATO alliance’s campaign to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan. Petraeus said Pakistani security forces

German media sees partial victory for Merkel on EU

BERLIN: German media offered guarded praise for an agreement in Brussels to make limited changes to the EU treaty, describing it as a compromise that bought time to find a lasting remedy to debt woes that have plagued the bloc.
Under pressure from Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, EU leaders in Brussels agreed that changes were needed to create a permanent system to handle sovereign debt problems and endorsed tougher budgetary rules, including

Musharraf sees himself as a messiah

LAHORE: Former president Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday said he did not see a political party or a leader in Pakistan to be able to tackle the problems that Pakistan is facing.
In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Musharraf said, “I do need financial support, and I would ask the American Pakistani diaspora to support me … because I see darkness in Pakistan.”
He hopes to retake the country’s leadership, and he is actively campaigning – in Texas. Musharraf has a set of