Pak to reopen NATO supply lines
DCC forms committee to finalise resumption
Sharafat KazmiIslamabad—The Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC), on Tuesday decided to form a new committee, which would finalize the resumption of NATO supplies, sources said on Tuesday.
A meeting of the DCC chaired by Prime Minister Gilani discussed the issue.
According to the media reports, the committee would be chaired by Secretary of Finance Ministry while representatives from Ministry of Defence, Foreign Ministry, Finance Ministry and Joint Staff Headquarters would be the members.
Nato invites Pak to Chicago summit
Islamabad—Nato on Tuesday invited Pakistan to key talks on the future of Afghanistan in Chicago next week as Islamabad signalled it was about to end a nearly six-month blockade on supply routes. Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen telephoned President Asif Ali Zardari to invite him to the May 20-21 summit, Islamabad said, a day after Pakistan’s foreign minister said it was time to “move on” after US air strikes killed 24 soldiers last November.
Zardari’s wisdom pays off
PRESIDENT Zardari’s wisdom has paid off. Pakistan was back in the reckoning. The NATO invitation for the Chicago conference on Afghanistan, has been a major breakthrough.
Suggestions were mooted in these columns twice during last two weeks about an expeditious settlement of an issue, which has been hanging fire unnecessarily for past many months.
Finally when the President took matters in his hands, things seem to move forward, in different fields, be these oil and gas, electricity issue, or the delicate foreign affairs.
Ephedrine scam SC rejects Musa Gilani’s plea
Islamabad—The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Ali Musa Gilani’s plea, seeking to change investigation officer Brig Fahim of the Anti Narcotics Force.
Supreme Court forbidding Zafar Abbas Lak, Director General of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to meddle into the investigations regarding the banned chemical case, directed Brigadier Faheem to continue with the probe.