Pak conveys ‘serious concern’ to US over drone strikes
FO summons US Charge d’affaires , Apology needed to open Nato supply routes: Khar
Staff ReporterIslamabad—Pakistan on Tuesday summoned U.S. envoy to the Foreign Ministry to lodge formal protest with him over series of drone strikes in the country’s tribal region, officials said.
The protest came a day after two U.S. spy aircraft fired missiles in North Waziristan tribal region and killed at least 16 people. The Monday’s strike was the third in Waziristan Tribal Areas in three days.
“US Charge d’Affaires Ambassador Richard Hoagland was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. He was officially conveyed the Government’s serious concern regarding drone strikes in Pakistani territory,” the Foreign Ministry said.
Smooth transition my dream: Gilani Pakistan, EU to work together against terrorism
Islamabad—Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative, EU, called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at the PM House Tuesday and said Pakistan successes are our successes and Pakistan challenges are our challenges.
Lady Ashton said the world appreciates the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the war on terror adding the EU will continue to support Pakistan in this regard and the GSP plus is the manifestation of the same thinking.
Family gate haunts CJP
Islamabad–A well-known Pakistani journalist based in Washington has claimed that some business tycoons in connivance with the PPP government have brewed a familygate against Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
According to the journalist who was interviewed by a video site named Washington Beat, “Judiciary is under attack and the battle between the judiciary and stigmatic politicians is reaching decisive face now.” “It was a big plan which is almost implemented and is now in final stage,” the journalist said.
Lyari: more than what meets the eye
Wajid Shamsul Hasan
Karachi over the years and Lyari now is being vulturised to make it pay for it being the bastion of democracy. The bloodshed all around is not entirely because of ideological or party differences. It has always been made to pay being the frontline player in the struggle for the empowerment of the people.
That is why country’s first dictator Ayub Khan shifted federal capital from Quaid’s city to Islamabad not realising that it would serve a fatal blow to East and West Pakistan’s unity. Anti-democratic forces and extremists that followed him ever after found common cause to keep Karachi on tenterhooks.