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Nabil Gabol quits PPP, joins MQM
KARACHI, March 17: Disgruntled PPP leader and former MNA from Lyari, Nabil Gabol, joined the Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Sunday.
Raisani signs dissolution advice: Ministers’ resignation adds twist to Balochistan tangle
By Saleem Shahid
QUETTA, March 17: The constitutional crisis in Balochistan deepened after resignations of 21 ministers belonging to a group led by leader of opposition in the provincial assembly Mir Tariq Magsi were accepted by the governor on Sunday. Later, 13 ministers belonging to the JUI-F and BNP-Awami also submitted their resignations to the governor.
PPP manifesto — incumbency is albatross
By Muhammad Ali Siddiqi
MANIFESTOS don’t win elections, and voters don’t read them. Nevertheless, they are an essential part of what Iqbal calls jamhoori tamasha. Back in 1997, the PPP launched what turned out be Benazir Bhutto’s last election manifesto.
5 officials barred from working on new posts
By Our Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD, March 17: Taking notice of what it has termed objectionable postings and transfers ordered by a former ports and shipping minister — Babar Ghouri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) — the establishment division has stopped five senior officials from working on their new positions.
Kidnapped prosecutor general freed
By Our Staff Correspondent
QUETTA, March 17: Wasey Tareen, the prosecutor general of Balochistan who was kidnapped last month, returned home on Sunday, his brother said.
Commodore Nasir promoted
ISLAMABAD, March 17: Commodore Nasir Mahmood was promoted to the rank of rear admiral with immediate effect, said a Pakistan Navy press release on Sunday.
Nomination for caretaker PM: PML-N ‘solo flight’ angers JUI-F
By Amir Wasim
ISLAMABAD, March 17: The controversy over the issue of selection of a caretaker prime minister has again exposed a lack of trust between the two main opposition parties — Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).
Planning Commission criticises budget strategy paper
By Khaleeq Kiani
ISLAMABAD, March 17: The Planning Commission (PC) has raised serious objections to the budget strategy paper cleared by the cabinet of Raja Pervez Ashraf for financial year 2013-14, saying it has concealed some major fiscal indicators and does not contain measures to achieve macroeconomic targets.
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