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Meeting reviews Watan Card issue

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha and Sindh Rehabilitation Minister Haji Muzaffar Ali Shujra on Sunday jointly presided a meeting to review the task of issuing Watan Cards to the flood survivors.
In the meeting, database processing was discussed. It was decided that the vacancies of mukhtiarkars would be filled in accordance with the rules and regulations with the view to expedite the task of distributing Watan Cards to the genuine flood survivors.
It was

PML-N calls meeting to disucuss Leaks fallout

LAHORE: The "fallout of WikiLeaks' disclosures bringing notoriety to army and politicians including Nawaz Sharif", and future strategy on the reformed GST bill being top agenda items, the PML-N leadership has summoned a crucial party meeting on December 6 in Islamabad.
Sources told Pakistan Today that the meeting intended to fine-tune the media campaign and lobbying for damage control after WikiLeaks revealed that Nawaz had assured US diplomats of his true friendship and proved

Meeting reviews Sindh PA’s security today

KARACHI: In light of the recent terrorist attack on the Crime Investigation Department (CID) office, the provincial assembly speaker has called a high-level meeting at the Sindh Assembly Secretariat today to review security arrangements for the assembly premises, Pakistan Today has learnt.
After the devastating bombing of the CID headquarters that left at least 17 people dead, security at all government installations including the assembly premises had been put on high alert.

Punjab-Sindh row over port services – PM chairing meeting today to...

KARACHI: In a bid to resolve the ongoing dispute between Sindh and Punjab over five major potential port services, an inter provincial meeting has been called in the federal capital today (Monday), likely to be chaired by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.
Pakistan Today has learnt that both provinces seemed reluctant to compromise on their stance, which was delaying the implementation of the reformed general sales tax (RGST), a condition set by the International Monetary Fund

CJP chairs AJDF governing body meeting

ISLAMABAD: Meeting of the governing body of Access to Justice Development Fund (AJDF) was held in the Conference Room of Supreme Court of Pakistan under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Chief Justices of the High Courts, Federal Secretaries of the Ministry of Finance & Law, Justice Parliamentary Affairs and Secretary Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan were amongst those present.
The fund will ensure that requirements of

Joint meeting set to expose Chaudhrys’ strength today

ISLAMABAD: The joint parliamentary party meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) scheduled for today will reveal the true number of parliamentarians loyal to the Chaudhrys, while there are no chances of a consensus being reached on Pakistan People's Party-PML-Q power-sharing as well as the PML unification drive.
In today's crucial party meeting, the PML-Q is poised to chalk-out its future political course of action. However, the party parliamentarians' get-together

Rehman saves face, MQM-Zardari meeting postponed

ISLAMABAD: A last ditch effort by Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik on Monday saved him a day of utter embarrassment as he contacted Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain in London and requested for the postponement of the meeting between the MQM delegation and President Asif Ali Zardari scheduled to take place yesterday, so that he can be part of the talks.
A well informed source told Pakistan Today that the interior minister contacted the MQM headquarters and

PML-Q not attending Pagara’s PML meeting

The ruling PPP's new strategy to shake hands with the PML-Q is apparently paying off, as the latter is not attending the meeting convened by Pir Pagara in efforts to unify various factions of the PML.
Pagara is hosting the first two-day meeting of leaders from different factions of the PML today. The meeting would be attended by leaders of the Humayun Akhtar-led PMLQ Likeminded, Shaikh Rasheed-led AML and Ejazul Haq-led PML-Z.
Senior Muslim league leaders, Gohar

PPP-‘Q’ meeting was a show of power against MQM: Sana

The Pakistan People Party's meeting with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) is meant to send a message to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) that its breaking away from the coalition will not destabilise the federal government as PPP has the PML-Q's support, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Tuesday.
Sanaullah was talking to reporters after appearing before the judicial commission constituted to probe the abduction and torture of senior journalist

PPP-Q meeting is routine: PM

PPP leader Babar Awan's meeting with PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi was just a routine matter and part of the PPP's reconciliation policy, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Tuesday.
Talking to editors of Sindhi newspapers at the Sindh Chief Minister's House, Gilani said the PPP government did not want a conflict with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, adding that the policy of reconciliation was necessary to strengthen the institutions of the country.
"All political

Awan-Elahi meeting: change of hearts

All main political parties have started making moves to cover their tracks, keeping in mind worst-case scenarios. The meeting between PML-Q central leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Law Minister Babar Awan, the PPP firebrand who is taking on the Sharifs and the Punjab government head-on these days, is part of these very moves, political leaders believe.
The meeting, according to the Chaudhrys camp, was held on the request of Awan, who dashed to city on Sunday

CJP chairs meeting to nominate JCP members

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who is also the chairman of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP), on Monday chaired a meeting to establish and make the JCP operational under Article 175-A of the constitution.
The CJ held consultation with the two senior most judges of the Supreme Court - Justice Javed Iqbal and Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan. The issue taken up in Monday's meeting was nomination of a former chief justice or former

Dollar in tight range ahead of G20 meeting

The dollar fell on Friday as speculation mounted that a US plan that included letting undervalued currencies strengthen would gain support ahead of a contentious weekend Group of 20 meeting. This had the sudden effect of lifting gold and oil prices.
Major European stocks opened lower, with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.1 percent, France's CAC 40 down 0.5 percent and Germany's DAX off 0.3 percent. The FTS Eurofirst 300 opened 0.1 percent lower.
A positive outlook

China won’t confirm Japan meeting, tensions return

China refused to say on Thursday whether Premier Wen Jiabao will meet Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan at a regional summit this month, and a Chinese diplomat accused Japanese foreign affairs minister of rekindling ill-will.
The swipe at Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue exposed the prickly tensions that still dog ties between Asia's two biggest economies, despite their efforts to overcome a maritime dispute.

Chaudhrys distance themselves from ‘Q’-Shahbaz meeting

ISLAMABAD: The Chaudhry brothers have distanced themselves from the meeting between Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid senators and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif that is being seen as thawing of relations between the rival factions.
Senators Tariq Azeem and SM Zafar of the PML-Q met Shahbaz on Sunday to convey a message from PML-F leader Pir Pagara. Nisar Ali Khan, Khawaja Asif and Senator Ishaq Dar were also present in the meeting. Media reports said PML-Q President Shujaat

Sindh to take up PSDP funds’ blockade in CCI meeting

The Sindh government will take up the matter of financing the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) schemes worth Rs 277 billion in the upcoming meeting of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) so that the vital projects could be completed on time, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
Sources said the Centre had withheld the funding of the PSDP 2010-11 in the province citing financial problems.
The provincial government has time and again approached the Ministry