Attends state opening of Parliament by Queen
Gauhar Zahid Malik
London—Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that he knew that the detailed verdict of the court would come at the time of his foreign visit and thus he was not surprised by it. Talking to media in London the prime minister said that those interested in becoming PM should first get themselves elected a member of national assembly. My London visit is going well so I have extended it for another day, he added.
US lawmakers propose Pak aid prohibition
Washington—A US Congressional committee in its budgetary proposals for the year 2013 has prohibited economic and security assistance to Pakistan till it co-operates with the US in the fight against terrorism and takes action against groups like Haqqani network, Taliban, al-Qaida, LeT and JeM.
“The legislation prohibits economic and security assistance unless the government of Pakistan is cooperating with the US on counterterrorism efforts and other issues,” the House Appropriations committee said in a statement as it released the 2013 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill.
Would-be Al Qaeda bomber was CIA informant
Washington—The would-be bomber in the airline plot was actually working as a U.S. intelligence informant, but the CIA had Al Qaeda fooled from the start.
According to Fox News, a government source familiar with intelligence confirmed that an international sting operation infiltrated the Al Qaeda cell. The informant was apparently one and the same as the bomber got the device out.