Camps in Afghanistan fuelling unrest in Balochistan: IG FC
Over 120 insurgent centres in province
Ghulam TahirQuetta —Thirty camps to train the miscreants in sabotage activities are operating in Afghanistan to politically destabilize Balochistan. A number of Ferrari camps are set up in Dera Bugti, Sibi and Nasirabad districts and the administration is aware of their designs who are undermining the efforts of the government for restoring peace in the province.
We have put forth our successes, shortcomings: Shaikh
Islamabad—Finance Minister Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that the budget for the next financial year is aimed at maintaining economic stability, accelerating economic growth, checking inflation and bringing well-to-do in the tax net. He was addressing post-budget news conference along Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira and members of the economic team here on Saturday to explain salient features of the new budget.
Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said that the government was not hiding any figures or facts about the budget. To a question Dr Shaikh said we are not hiding anything. We have put forth all details, including our shortcomings and successes.
PM calls for legislation on missing persons’ recovery Chairs high-level meeting on Balochistan
Islamabad—Chairing a high-level meeting on the situation in Balochistan on Saturday, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said legislation should be done for the recovering of the province’s missing persons. The meeting also decided to ban issuance of new permits for transport corridors passing through Balochistan.
The Prime Minister ordered a crackdown against illegal and unregistered vehicles in the province and directed the provincial government to immediately cancel temporary permits issued to owners of such vehicles. Law-enforcement agencies were directed to implement the directives with immediate effect.
Kayani invited to Moscow
Islamabad —Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kanayi has been invited to visit Moscow and the visit may take place shortly. Gen. Kayani may visit Russian Federation later this month.
It is believed that Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to visit Pakistan in the second half of this year and his visit may open a new phase of Pakistan-Russian relationship. Early this week Russia’s Special Envoy on Afghanistan Ambassador Zamir Kabulov visited Pakistan and had meetings with Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and a separate meeting with Gen. Kayani.