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Nawaz, Zardari send across pro-democracy message

Nawaz, Zardari send across pro-democracy message

Prime Minister has assured of PPO review: Rabbani

Urooj Raza

Islamabad—Former President Asif Ali Zardari met Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM Office on Wednesday. Both the leaders showed strong resolve to work for the prosperity and economic development of Pakistan.They expressed their commitment to respect and strengthening all institutions in order to address the many challenges faced by Pakistan including those of security, health, education and poverty for a better future.The leaders jointly reviewed the political situation in the country and expressed satisfaction on the progress of Political Institutions.
TTP decides not to extend ceasefire

TTP decides not to extend ceasefire

Decision to benefit forces opposed to peace talks

Tariq Saeed

Peshawar—Causing serious blow to the ongoing peace talks, and much to the appeasement of the forces opposed to the Government-Taliban peace parlays, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Wednesday announced to end the ceasefire agreement with the government though the militant outfit declared to continue the dialogues process.
Shahbaz plays worthy leadership role

Shahbaz plays worthy leadership role

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Khalid Butt

PUNJAB Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, ever since his sweeping electoral win and confident return to hold the reins of the country’s largest province remains a role model for the leadership of other provinces with his dynamic and highly focused leadership so clearly reflected in the latest Gallup polls.
Treason case: Court rejects plea to begin with 1958 martial law

Treason case: Court rejects plea to begin with 1958 martial law

Evidence 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 differencesMending fences

Civil, military leaderships sit today to narrow down differences

Liaqat Toor

Islamabad—After some considerable gap, civil and military leaderships will hold a crucial meeting today to narrow down differences on certain key issues including on-going thorny negotiations with Taliban and high treason case of former President Pervez Musharraf.
Russian threat  NATO ups mily presence on eastern border

Russian threat NATO ups mily presence on eastern border

Brussels—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 disaster

300 missing in SK ferry disaster

Ferry 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: NYT

New 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.

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