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Pakistan, US can’t afford to let relationship come apart: Mullen

KABUL/ISLAMABAD – US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen said before setting out for a trip to Islamabad from Afghanistan on Tuesday that Pakistan and the US agreed they could not afford to let security ties unravel, but said the US’ discomfort with elements of the ISI maintaining ties with the Haqqani network was an issue he would raise again in talks on Wednesday with Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani.
To iron out their differences, Pakistan and the US

HEY KULDIP, CAN I HAVE A WORD? – ‘Let us sit down and talk’

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Kuldip Nayar’s first impression is that of a friendly man, somewhat absent minded, and maybe slightly impatient to get things organised around him as soon as possible. He is a well-built man of Punjabi descent (Sialkot to be specific), very sturdy for a man in his late eighties (he was born in 1923); wisdom and experience are stamped onto his face and eyes, which in their brilliance can only be superficially ‘hidden’ behind thick black rimmed glasses, and a

PPP won’t let anyone derail democracy, says Khosa

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will not let anyone derail democracy in the country, Punjab Governor Latif Khosa said on Thursday. He was addressing the cheque distribution ceremony of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) at the Governor’s House. The governor said that the PPP will not tolerate exploitation of the masses and defend people’s rights at all costs. Khosa reiterated the federal government’s resolve to strengthen democracy for the sake of the country’s

Opp won’t let govt disobey SC, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD – The opposition parties have decided that they will give a tough time to the government for disobeying verdicts of superior court in the future, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday.
Nisar said all opposition parties would also pressurise the government to clarify its position regarding drone attacks in the coming NA and Senate sessions. He demanded formation of a high-level judicial or a parliamentary commission to probe

TTP threatens to target those who let off Davis

LAHORE – The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has condemned the release of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor Raymond Davis under a “blood money” deal with relatives of the two men he killed, and threatened to target all those who aided the United States in securing his acquittal in court, Indian newspaper Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.
Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan had said the militant group’s central leadership had taken exception to the release of the

Let the colours play

Hundreds of Hindus will celebrate the joy and mirth brought by Basanta Pooranmashi (Spring Full moon) by throwing colored powder and water at each other on Dhuli Vandana, Dhulheti, or Dhulendi (the main day of Holi) today . Holi, the Hindu festival of colors and love, is celebrated every year at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month that marks the arrival of spring (February-March). The practice of applying colors to the faces of loved ones started when

Railways asks SC to let Royal Palm contract continue

ISLAMABAD – Counsel for Pakistan Railways (PR) Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday to let its contract continue with the Royal Palm Gulf Club despite the fact that there could be lapses in the bidding process.
Aurangzeb said that PR was a federal government subject and therefore fell under the domain of the Council of Common Interests. He said the whole land was utilised to augment PR revenues and the accord with the companies was for