World Muslim leaders mull suspending Syria
Some delegates call for further steps against Damascus
Makkah—Muslim leaders were on Tuesday to mull proposals to suspend war-hit Syria from the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), an action which is strongly opposed by Iran.
The two-day moot begain here on Tuesday.
The OIC represents 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide and that it was holding a meeting Tuesday night in Makkah, the holiest Islamic city, was of particular significance — the 26th of the holy month of Ramadan is the night when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, according to Muslim tradition.
35 militants dead, five soldiers martyred in Orakzai clash
Peshawar–Bloody clashes took place on Tuesday between Pakistani security forces and the alleged terrorists following the militants ambush on a military convoy in Orakzai agency resetting in retaliation in martyrdom of at least five soldiers and serious injuries to over a dozen others.
The security forces, in retaliation gunned down around 35 insurgents and wounded equal number of others. Military sources confirmed to Pakistan Observer.
Raja hints at talks for caretaker set-up
Islamabad—Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf Tuesday said that the resolution of all the problems lies in democracy and the country survival hinges on it.
Addressing a gathering at the Independence Day flag hoisting ceremony at Convention Centre here Raja Pervez Ashraf vowed to take all political parties into confidence to ensure fair, free and transparent elections in the country. He said the government will hold dialogue with the opposition for the caretaker set up.
‘No upcoming operation in North Waziristan’
Islamabad—Speculations about possible Pakistan-US joint operation against the Haqqani Network in North Waziristan are absolutely baseless and absurd, said senior security officials requesting anonymity on Tuesday.
One of the officials vehemently rejected the possibility of any ISI-CIA led joint operation code-named as ‘Tight Screw’ against Haqqanis.