PM Gilani admits Number of missing persons on rise
Gen Kayani attends high level meeting today
Sharafat KazmiIslamabad—Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Monday said that Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will attend a meeting to discuss the missing persons issue on Tuesday.
The meeting will also be attended by federal, provincial representatives along with the heads of law enforcement agencies.
In an interview with a private TV channel Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani admitted that the number of missing persons was once again on the rise.
NA Speaker’s ruling on Gilani PML-N, PTI challenge in SC
Islamabad—Two political parties, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have filed two separate petitions in the Supreme Court, challenging National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza’s ruling to save Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani from disqualification.
Both the petitions filed Monday challenge NA Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza’s decision refusing to forward a disqualification against the prime minister to the Election Commission of Pakistan, a month after the Supreme Court convicted Gilani of contempt.
ISI chief postpones US visit
Islamabad—The head of Inter-Services Intelligence agency has postponed a visit to the United States due to “pressing commitments”, a military spokesman said Monday.
The postponement follows renewed tensions between the two countries over Pakistan’s six-month blockade on Nato supplies into Afghanistan and last week’s sentencing of a Pakistani doctor, Dr Shakil Afridi, hired by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden.
Nawaz raps Zardari on Chicago meet participation
Lahore—Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that national pride demanded that President Asif Ali Zardari should not have participated in Chicago Summit.
Addressing a function held here on Monday in connection with “Youm-e-Takbeer” celebrations, Nawaz said, “Pakistan had been a nuclear power for last 14 years but the successive governments failed in overcoming problems posed to the country as well as people.” He said the Abbottabad operation had violated the sovereignty of Pakistan but the President had praised the operation in an article.