Dual nationality issue
Govt in hurry to go for controversial legislation
Altaf assures support to Raja Ashraf
Liaqat ToorIslamabad—The Law Ministry is working hurriedly on a controversial piece of legislation allowing Pakistanis with dual nationality to participate in general elections.
Sources in the government and ruling party said their several sitting parliamentarians what they described them “electables” as well as important Ministers and Advisor Rehman Malik are holding dual- nationality and they will be out of the election race if such important piece of legislation is not carried out before the general elections. Coalition partners, particularly MQM are also putting pressure on the new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to go for such law making.
Hillary calls Raja, hopes Pak-US ties improve
Islamabad—US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf over telephone on Sunday and congratulated him on becoming Pakistan’s prime minister.
Clinton told the prime minister that she hoped that Pak-US relations would improve further during his tenure. The US Secretary of State added that Pakistan and US were allies in the war against terror. Prime Minister Ashraf informed Hillary Clinton that Pakistan was determined on rooting out terrorism.
Allen, Kayani discuss restoration of Nato supplies
Islamabad—ISAF commander General John Allen called on Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani to relieve eight month long tension between Pakistan and the United States which came to surface after Nato attacked Pakistani check-post last November.
Sources said that the Isaf commander discussed Nato supply issues with top gun of Pakistan military.
Eight killed in NWA drone strike
Peshawar—At least eight more people fell prey to the American adventurism in Pakistan’s northern tribal belt when the CIA operated drones struck a compound in a remote town in North Waziristan agency Sunday morning. The officials claimed those killed in the fresh drone attack were the militants believed to be associated with the Hafiz Gul Bahadar group of Taliban with the locals saying the identity of the victims as insurgents could not be established.