Monday 4th March 2013 | Rabi-ul-Sani 21, 1434
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Blast ravages Shia neighbourhood

By Our Staff Reporter

KARACHI, March 3: At least 45 people, many women and children among them, were killed and over 135 injured in a massive bombing in the city’s Shia-dominated neighbourhood of Abbas Town on Sunday evening.

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Decision on governor’s rule likely today

By Syed Irfan Raza

ISLAMABAD, March 3: A meeting on Balochistan’s political crisis on Monday is likely to announce a date for lifting governor’s rule.

Walking on mud with reddish hue

By Muhammad Ali Siddiqi

KARACHI, March 3: The blast occurred as the Maghrib prayer was drawing to a close. So it must be between 6.50 and 6.55pm. Even though the Masjid-i-Bilal is almost two kilometres from Abbas Town, it appeared the bomb had exploded in the mosque’s forecourt. That should give us an idea of the bomb’s killing power.

Oil price hike reversed,notification issued

By Khaleeq Kiani

ISLAMABAD, March 3: After three days of quibbling, the government on Sunday formally issued a notification to reverse its decision to increase prices of petroleum products from March 1.


Iran gas vital for Pakistan: Zardari

Dawn Report

GUJRANWALA/SIALKOT, March 3: President Asif Ali Zardari has said the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline accord will help overcome the energy crisis and the government will implement it despite international pressure.


BJP launches poll bid with squabbles

By Jawed Naqvi

NEW DELHI, March 3: With more than a year still to go for the general elections, India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party began its 2014 poll campaign here on Sunday but its scathing attack on the corruption-tainted ruling Congress party could not hide its own divisions over who should be the prime ministerial candidate.

Death toll climbs to 76 BD deploys troops as clashes continue


DHAKA, March 3: Bangladesh deployed troops in a part of the country after fresh clashes erupted on Sunday, taking the death toll to 76 in weeks of violence over the conviction of Jamaat-i-Islami leaders for ‘war crimes’.
Twenty people were killed in the latest bout of violence as the Jamaat declared a nationwide strike to denounce the trials.
In the northern district of Bogra more than 10,000 Jamaat supporters armed with sticks and home-made bombs attacked 12 police stations, torching four of them and two government offices, police said.

US says sanctions only if pipeline deal is completed

By Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON, March 3: The US media warned on Sunday that the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline might lead to sanctions against Islamabad, although the State Department says sanctions will only become effective if Pakistan finalises the deal.

No Pakhtun-Mohajir conflict: Altaf

By Inamullah Khattak

ISLAMABAD, March 3: The chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Mr Altaf Hussain, has said there is no Pakhtun-Mohajir conflict in Karachi.

Refugees end protest in Vienna church


VIENNA, March 3: A group of mainly Pakistani asylum-seekers who had been occupying a central Vienna church since mid-December moved out on Sunday and into a monastery, organisers said.

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