PPP to form next govt in Punjab: Zardari
Govt to complete its tenure
Staff ReporterLahore—President Asif Ali Zardari has said that present government would complete its tenure adding that the next government in Punjab would be that of PPP.
The President is on his two-day visit to Lahore for preparation of strategy for general polls.
While talking to the media at Governor House Lahore, he said that present government would complete its tenure. He added that that he has made the country a profitable place.
Talking about democratic situation, he said that he had transferred his powers to the parliament in accordance his own freewill. The President vows to make govt in Punjab after victory in next coming general polls.
Rauf Siddiqui resigns over Karachi factory fire
Karachi—Sindh Minister for Industry and Commerce Rauf Siddiqui on Friday tendered his resignation over the recent factory fire that claimed 258 lives in Karachi.
Speaking to media representatives in Karachi, the provincial minister and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced that he had tendered his resignation.
Siddiqui said he had dispatched his resignation to Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.
26 bodies recovered Flashflood inundates 30 more villages
Khairpur—Flashfloods inundated 30 more villages in district Khairpur on Friday destroying crops on thousands of acres of land besides disconnecting the land links with other areas creating halt in relief activities.
US Senator moves bill to strip aid to Pak, Egypt and Libya
Washington—An influential American Senator has moved a Congressional amendment to strip all US aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya totaling about $4 billion per annum and divided the fund equally for veterans jobs bill and deficit reduction programme.
Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky, who has been trying to strip Pakistan of all US aid till Dr Shakil Afridi is released from jail, made another attempt by introducing a new amendment to the veterans jobs bill. “I’m not saying don’t have relations with Pakistan. Many in Pakistan have been sympathetic to our country.