NRO implementation case
Raja authorises Naek to withdraw Qayyum’s letter
SC orders govt to write letter to Swiss authorities by Sept 25
Staff ReporterIslamabad—Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf appearing in the Supreme Court for the second time in NRO implementation case Monday submitted that he has asked the Law Minister to write letter to the Swiss authorities revoking the letter written by former Attorney General Malik Qayum about closure of Swiss cases.
A five-member bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Athar Saeed heard the contempt of court proceedings against PM Ashraf in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.
Karachi twin blasts kill 8, hurt 27
Karachi—At least 8 persons were killed and over 27 sustained multiple injuries in two bomb blasts in a crowded bazaar known as Hyderi Market here Tuesday evening.
Since Hyderi market usually is crowded by women shoppers and known as the business shopping in North Nazimabad, the majority of the victims were women including a minor girl.
The fear of violence shattered the nerves of the people following reports of bomb blasts and violent rallies taken out by political groups which resulted in a total chaos in road traffic as everyone rushed home in a state of panic.
Fresh protests erupt against anti-Islam film
Peshawar—Police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of more than 2,000 protesters trying to reach the US consulate in Peshawar on Tuesday, as fresh demonstrations erupted against an anti-Islam film.
Protesters chanting anti-US slogans and burning the American flag gathered outside the US mission in the city of Peshawar to vent their fury at the “Innocence of Muslims” film, which was made in America and disrespects the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Around 2,000 people marched through the country’s largest city, Karachi, towards the US consulate to protest against the film, which has triggered a week of deadly protests across the Muslim world.
Pak, IMF to review $6.4b payback in Dubai
Islamabad—The first round of talks between Pakistan and International Monetary Fund (IMF) will start from September 25 in Dubai where Pakistan’s ability to pay back a remaining debt of approximately $6.4 billion will be reviewed.
According to an official, during the week-long talks, an IMF team will arrive in Islamabad to hold policy-level dialogue. A significant part of the parleys will involve meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.