Tag Archives: Withdrawal

Troop withdrawal part of Balochistan package: Gilani

ISLAMABAD – Army chief Ashfaq Kayani’s statement regarding halting army operation in Balochistan was part of the government’s announced Aghaz-e-Huqooq-e-Balochistan, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters after the book-launching ceremony of former information minister Javed Jabbar, the prime minister did not give a cut date for the cabinet’s extension. Asked when the second phase of the cabinet extension would be made, Gilani said, “I can’t comment

JI chief supports army troops withdrawal from Sui and Gwadar

LAHORE – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hasan welcomed on Tuesday Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s announcement of troops’ withdrawal from Sui and Gwadar and termed it a step in the right direction. He said General Kayani’s statement that the army would be withdrawn from Sui and Gwadar within two months and it would not take part in any operation in Balochistan in the future indicated the realization that issues could not be resolved by force and military operation, adding

Farmers demand withdrawal of GST on wheat

FAISALABAD – The Punjab government, after protests from formers, has approved payment of delivery charges of Rs 7 per bag to the farmers during the upcoming wheat procurement program but the confusion over imposition of 17 percent GST on wheat still exists ahead of the procurement schedule starting from April 20. Earlier, Kissan Board Faisalabad officials and farmers staged protests in Samundary, Tandlianwala, Chak Jhumra and other places against the cancellation of delivery charges