9 security personnel gunned down in Lahore
Lahore—Unknown armed assailants gunned down nine police and prison staff and wounded three others after storming a building in Ichhra area on Thursday early morning. Police said in the dawn attack, 10 gunmen stormed a residential property housing officials from the KP who were in the city for training. The attackers came on three motorcycles and one car, armed with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades. They stormed the building where up to 35 police and prison staff were sleeping. Among them nine died in this attack.
No extra-constitutional step will be acceptable: CJ
Quetta—Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Thursday said no extra-Constitutional step will be acceptable and now there will only be the supremacy of law and Constitution in the country.
Addressing a gathering at dinner reception hosted in his honour by the Balochistan High Court here, the Chief Justice said nothing but rule of law is the solution for Pakistan’s problems.
Nation heading towards polls
Islamabad—The latest order of Supreme Court to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf setting July 25 as dead line for writing letter to Swiss authorities has once again sent tremors to the corridors of power to ponder over the proposal of certain PPP stalwarts to go for early elections to steer out of the present mess.
These elements are optimistic to return to power with the help of coalition partners after seeking fresh mandate from the people.
A ruling party source close to the policy makers told this scribe the party is not gaining anything from the stand off and it will be better to open dialogue with the opposition to prepare ground for the elections.