2 Americans among 4 killed in Peshawar blast
Clinton deplores suicide attack
Tariq Saeedpeshawar A couple of senior American diplomats narrowly escaped a deadly suicide explosion outside the UN office as the blast left at least four people including two Americans dead and nineteen others seriously wounded in a heavily guarded locality in the provincial metropolis Monday Morning. The injured also include two Americans and equal number of Pakistani staffers of the US consulate in Peshawar.
PPP-MQM alliance to continue in elections: Zardari
karachi—Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), partners in the coalition government, will continue to be part-ners in the forthcoming general elections, said President Asif Ali Zardari Mondya.
He was chairing a meeting of PPP and MQM core committees. They discussed the local government system in the meeting held at Bilawal House.
PML-N, MQM, ANP stage walk out from NA
Islamabad—Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Muthida Quami Movement and Awami National Party on Monday staged walk out from the session of National Assembly as protest against the increase in prices of petroleum products, drone attacks and fresh incidents of terrorism in Karachi, Quetta and Gilgit-Baltistan. Pakistan Muslim League has demanded resignation by Sindh and Balochistan governments.
Meanwhile Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahnaz Sheikh Construction work on Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project is expected to begin in December this year. This was stated by Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahnaz Sheikh while responding to a question in the National Assembly Monday evening.
PPP trying to make issue controversial: Ahsan
Murree —PML-N(Nawaz) leader Ahsan Iqbal claimed that the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is trying to create disputes in the creation of new provinces and is using it as an electioneering slogan. Speaking to the media on Monday, Iqbal said, “The resolution passed in the Punjab Assembly regarding Bahawalpur and South Punjab provinces should have been worked on in letter and spirit. But the federal government one-sidedly made a national commission which was against the spirit of the resolution.”