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Some elements mixing up issues, says Zardari
By Our Staff Correspondent
MULTAN, March 5: President Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday that some non-political forces were trying to divert people’s attention from real issues facing the country but the government was determined to solve all problems.
Backchannel talks on caretaker set-up
By Khawar Ghumman
ISLAMABAD, March 5: As the National Assembly draws closer to its last date of March 16, all eyes are on the selection of a caretaker prime minister.
BHC orders resources for probe
By Amanullah Kasi
QUETTA, March 5: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court has directed the federal and Balochistan governments to provide adequate resources to a team of investigators probing the killing of 26 pilgrims who were slain while travelling in a bus on Sept 20, 2011, in Mastung district.
Debate in NA over Karachi, Quetta massacres: Malik promises ‘fact sheet’ about promoters of terrorists
By Raja Asghar
ISLAMABAD, March 5: As Interior Minister Rehman Malik promised to come up with a detailed ‘fact sheet’ on Wednesday, fingers were pointed at the Punjab government in the National Assembly on Tuesday over its perceived patronage of banned groups responsible for terrorist massacres like those of Karachi and Quetta.
Army denies it conducted drone attacks
By Baqir Sajjad Syed
ISLAMABAD, March 5: Pakistan and the US are again at odds over drone attacks — this time they are in conflict over who carried out two strikes in Waziristan last month.
Investigation by officer facing contempt charges irks SC
By Nasir Iqbal
ISLAMABAD, March 5: The Supreme Court ordered FIA Director General Mohammad Anwar Virk on Tuesday to appear before it and explain why an officer facing contempt charges had been entrusted with the task of investigating the multi-billion-rupee National Insurance Company scam.
PPP’s Lashkari Raisani joins PML-N
By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE, March 5: The ruling People’s Party suffered a serious blow on Tuesday when its former Balochistan president, Nawab Lashkari Raisani, joined the rival Pakistan Muslim League-N, along with a group of 22 politicians.
Amnesty for owners of smuggled vehicles
By Mubarak Zeb Khan
ISLAMABAD, March 5: With 10 days to go before the end of its term, the government has approved an amnesty scheme to allow owners of non-customs paid vehicles to legalise their smuggled cars by March 31 after payment of nominal duty and taxes.
No official meetings: Raja to visit Ajmer shrine on Saturday
By Our Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD, March 5: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will travel to India on Saturday for pilgrimage to the shrine of great Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer Sharif.
Balochistan MPA kidnapped from Kuchlak
QUETTA, March 5: A former provincial minister and sitting member of Balochistan assembly, Sultan Khan Tareen, was kidnapped by gunmen from an area near Kuchlak on Tuesday.
Caretaker PM: opposition to review one name
By Amjad Mahmood
LAHORE, March 5: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that all opposition parties have agreed on two names for caretaker prime minister, but more consultations are needed to replace one of them because of some ‘problems’ regarding him.
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