MQM joins Sindh govt, two ministers take oath
Observer ReportKarachi—The Muttahida Qaumi Movement joined the Pakistan People’s Party led government in Sindh on Tuesday. The party on Tuesday received slots of two ministers, two advisors and a special assistant after joining the government. Two leaders belonging to the MQM, Rauf Siddiqui and Dr Saghir Ahmed, took oath as ministers.
People should get ready for another Hajj scam
Urooj RazaTHE Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf has developed serious differences with the incumbent Federal Secretary Sikandar Ismail, a person with a neat reputation, apparently due to the Secretary’s resistance of certain policies of the Minister. The tense atmosphere may lead to procedural delays in routine functioning of the Ministry and disrupt the forthcoming Hajj operations. An insider told to Pakistan Observer.
Police van targeted in Charsadda; 3 dead
Tariq SaeedPeshawar—The police force in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa was hit twice with in short span of 10 hours as a deadly explosion in Charsadda targeting a police van Tuesday morning left at least three people dead while over forty others including 13 cops sustained serious injuries. The death toll may mount as the doctors in Peshawar’s major hospital have described the condition of seven injured as critical.
US force in Afghanistan may be cut to less than 10,000 troopsWashington —The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.
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