Zardari urges US to cease drone attacks
Relationship with Pakistan should be enduring and well defined: Grossman
Liaqat ToorIslamabad—Terming drone attacks as counterproductive in the fight against militancy and in the battle of winning hearts, President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday urged the US to stop them and find alternatives.
He was talking to the United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Marc Grossman who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Ambassador Grossman was accompanied by Acting US Ambassador Richard Hoagland, Lt. Gen Douglas E. Lute, Dr. Peter Lavoy and other US officials.
Defence lawyers delaying BB murder case: Prosecutor
Rawalpindi—Special prosecutor FIA Chaudhary Zulfiqar has said that defence lawyers have been using delaying tactics in Benazir Bhutto’s murder case intentionally
He expressed these views during the hearing of Benazir Bhutto murder case here on Saturday. He said that lawyers of accused Rasheed Ahmed alias Abdur Rahim Tarabi and Sher Zaman are not attending the court since long..
Qaeda urges Muslims to kill US diplomats over film
Dubai—The Yemen-based branch of al-Qaeda has urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) which it said was another chapter in the “crusader wars” against Islam.
“Whoever comes across America’s ambassadors or emissaries should follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar’s descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador,” the group said, referring to Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Bradford protest highlights civilian killings by drones
London—Hundreds of people gathered at the peaceful protest in Bradford to highlight civilian killings in Pakistan due to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Yvonne Ridley, who was captured and imprisoned by the Taliban in Afghanistan weeks after the 9/11 attacks, spoke at the peaceful protest organised by the Bradford Global Justice Movement in Centenary Square outside the town hall.