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Opposition nominates Palejo, two ex-judges for caretaker PM
By Amjad Mahmood
LAHORE, March 6: The PML-N and most other opposition parties have selected Justices (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Shakirullah Jan and Sindhi nationalist leader Rasool Bakhsh Palejo as their preferred nominees for the post of interim prime minister.
Random shooting terrorises Karachi: MQM reverses strike call after traders’ SOS
KARACHI, March 6: The people of Karachi and a number of other cities and towns in Sindh heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement withdrew a call for an indefinite strike it had given earlier in the afternoon.
Taliban’s release put on hold
By Baqir Sajjad Syed
ISLAMABAD, March 6: The release of Taliban prisoners by Pakistan, once seen as a critical move to bolster peace process, has come across a temporary halt due to renewed distrust between Islamabad and Kabul.
TTP leader, foreigner captured in Nowshera
By Our Correspondent
NOWSHERA, March 6: The ‘operational commander’ of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Qari Basit, and an unknown foreigner were arrested by personnel of intelligence agencies in Kheshgi town of Nowshera district on Wednesday.
Election schedule to be announced after 16th, says ECP secretary
By Iftikhar A Khan
ISLAMABAD, March 6: The schedule for elections will be announced a few days after the installation of a caretaker set-up, following the completion on March 16 of the National Assembly’s term.
MPCs endorsed call for talks but violence continues
By Ismail Khan
THREE days after a JUI-F-sponsored multi-party conference (MPC) in Islamabad endorsed the call for peace talks with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, a deadly and devastating car bombing shook a Shia neighbourhood in Karachi.
Singh says Pakistan not doing enough against terrorists
By Our Correspondent
NEW DELHI, March 6: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday that India was continuing to talk to Pakistan to normalise ties, but the latter was faltering on its part of the bargain with regard to terrorism.
NA wants erring TV anchors out
By Raja Asghar
ISLAMABAD, March 6: In its most jealous defence of its members against media attacks, the National Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday demanding that television channels remove anchors airing unverified programmes against parliamentarians.
Pakistan will need another IMF package, says ADB
ISLAMABAD, March 6: Pakistan has reached a critical balance of payments situation and will need another package from the International Monetary Fund before the end of the year to avert a crisis, one of the biggest lenders to the country claimed on Wednesday.
ECC moves to make KCR project financially viable
By Amin Ahmed
ISLAMABAD, March 6: The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet decided on Wednesday to make the Karachi Circular Railway project financially viable by exempting its foreign and local components from general sales tax, customs duty and other federal levies.
Holbrooke wanted $50bn for Pakistan
By Anwar Iqbal
WASHINGTON, March 6: A former US National Security Adviser offered Pakistan an ‘off script’ civilian nuclear deal in exchange for its counter-terrorism cooperation, a former member of Richard Holbrooke’s team wrote on Wednesday.
Man charged in US for aiding bomber
By Our Correspondent
WASHINGTON, March 6: The man suspected of aiding a 2009 terrorist attack on an ISI office in Lahore appeared for a custody hearing on Wednesday in a court in Portland, Oregon.
Venezuela’s charismatic leader Chavez dead
CARACAS, March 6: President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous rule that won him passionate support among the poor.
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