Amid Go Gilani shouts

NA passes PM trust, South Punjab province resolutions

Sindh PA, AJK LA, Senate back PM, PML-N spills anger
NA passes PM trust, South Punjab province resolutions
Staff Reporter
Islamabad—Amid intense opposition and uproar from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) members, the National Assembly adopted resolutions on Thursday supporting the creation of a south Punjab province and reposing confidence in Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, DawnNews reported. Angry protests from opposition benches marred Thursday’s NA session, which started with a delay of two hours. Shouts of “Go Gilani, go!” by opposition lawmakers filled the House as PML-N members tore copies of the day’s agenda to pieces, staging another noisy protest to keep up its campaign against PM Gilani.

Bomb, rockets blasts continue to roar

Amanullah Khan

Karachi—Cheel Chowk and Afshani Street presented look of a battlefield where bomb blasts, rockets and hand grenades besides high calibre weapons were used by the gangsters against the law enforcing agencies here on Thursday. It may be mentioned that during seven days of operation being carried out by police and other law enforcing agencies against gangsters at least 36 people including five policemen have lost their lives. The number of the injured has crossed 70.

Mehsud asked to stop attacking Pak mosques, marts

Washington—Documents seized from Osama Bin Laden’s compound reveal that the former al Qaeda leader planned to kill US President Barack Obama and now CIA director David Petraeus. Bin Laden also urged supporters to leave Waziristan to escape drone attacks. The terror group also issued directives to stop attacks on Pakistani mosques, mar-kets. The US on Thursday began publishing selected letters and documents through the West Point Combating Terrorism Centre. The 17 letters, numbering 175 pages, comprise of part of the correspondence Bin Laden received, and sent to al Qaeda (AQ) commanders.

India toughened stance on Siachen: Gen Kayani

Staff Reporter

India toughened stance on Siachen: Gen Kayani Gayari—Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Thursday said that India had toughened its stance on Siachen as compared to 1989. Speaking to reporters after his third visit to Gayari to review rescue work, Army Chief Kayani said India had now been demanding the re-determination of positions. Kayani added that it “takes two hands to clap.” According to a ISPR press release issued earlier, Army Chief Kayani was briefed about the progress of the ongoing work including efforts to create a water course to safely drain the lake which was formed by the blocking of the Gayari River by the avalanche.

Mohammad Asif released from jail

London—Former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif was released from a British prison on Thursday after completing half of his one-year sentence for spot fixing, his lawyers said. Asif, 29, was jailed in November after he was found guilty of conspiring to cheat and conspiring to accept corrupt payments over deliberate no balls bowled during the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010. The player was freed from Canterbury Prison in southeast England on Thursday morning, his London-based law firm SJS Solicitors said.

SC annoyed over non-recovery

Quetta—The Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry Thursday ordered that all the missing persons must be produced before the court today (Friday) and warned that in case of failure, all the concerned officials would be suspended. The Chief Justice gave the direction during hearing of the law and order situation in Balochistan and the missing persons’ case by a three-member bench of the apex court at the Quetta Registry.

Obama’s campaign to spend $780,000 on ‘anti-India ad’

Washington—The Obama Campaign in a new ad has accused presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs to India when he was the Massachusetts Governor, Indian media reported US President’s comments on Thursday. “What about Mitt Romney? As a corporate CEO, he shipped American jobs to places like Mexico and China. As governor, he outsourced state jobs to a call center in India. He’s still pushing tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas,” said the advertisement which will run in the key States of Virginia, Ohio and Iowa.
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