Nawaz, Zardari send across pro-democracy messagePrime Minister has assured of PPO review: Rabbani
TTP decides not to extend ceasefireDecision to benefit forces opposed to peace talks
Shahbaz plays worthy leadership roleComment
Treason case: Court rejects plea to begin with 1958 martial lawEvidence found only against Musharraf; Hearing adjourned till April 24
Islamabad—The Special Court trying ex-president Pervez Musharraf rejected the plea to initiate the case from 1958, when the first martial law was imposed. Prosecutor Akram Sheikh argued that ex-president was trying to complicate the case and according to the FIA investigation there were ample proof against the accused.
Civil, military leaderships sit today to narrow down differences
Russian threat NATO ups mily presence on eastern borderBrussels—NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, the alliance’s chief said Wednesday. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO’s air policing aircraft will fly more sorties over the Baltic region and allied warships will deploy to the Baltic Sea, the eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere if needed.
300 missing in SK ferry disasterFerry carrying 462 people sank off country’s southern coast
Seoul—A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.
New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims: NYTNew York—The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped, the department said. The decision by the nation’s largest police force to shutter the controversial surveillance program represents the first sign that William J. Bratton, the department’s new commissioner, is backing away from some of the post-9/11 intelligence-gathering practices of his predecessor.
- Gen Youssef new Saudi spy chief
- Gaza blast kills 3 Palestinians, wounds five
- India releases 21 Pakistani prisoners
- Sahiwal rape case Police arrest key accused
- SC for uninterrupted 3-G, 4-G licence bidding
- Case against army officer transferred to military authorities, SC told
- Rana gets two years extension in service
- PPP asks Faisal Raza Abidi to resign from Senate seat