Gilani dares rivals to bring no trust move
Nato routes reopening not decided
Salim AhmedLahore—Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that decision to reopen Nato supply routes has not been taken so far while the invitation to Chicago summit was unconditional.
“The parliamentary committee has submitted its recommendations on the issue of restoration of Nato supply,” he said while talking to reporters after a meeting with PML-Q leadership at the residence of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain here Friday.
Gilani must complete constitutional term
Political point scoring notwithstanding, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, as per expert and professional opinion, does not attract disqualification automatically as a direct consequence of the short order of the Supreme Court in the contempt of court case against him. This point of view is held not only by the ruling PPP and its allies but also shared by bars and legal fraternity of the country.
US House links CSF with Nato supplies
Washington—US lawmakers in the House of Representatives debating the National Defence Authorisation Act voted 412-1 for an amendment that could block up to $650 million in proposed payments to Pakistan unless Islamabad lets coalition forces resume shipment of war supplies across its territory.
The lawmakers were debating an annual defence policy bill that seeks $642.5 billion in military spending for the 2013 fiscal year.
SHC directs Sindh govt to hold LB polls in 90 days
Sukkur—The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday has directed Sindh government to hold Local Bodies elections within 90 days.
Two-member bench of the Sindh High Court comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Nadeem Akhtar announced the decision of a writ petition regarding Local Bodies election filed by former Sukkur Nazim Nasir Hussain Shah.