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Unity, please

Amidst the cacophony of voices giving theories on what caused the US operation in Abbottabad comes the PML(N)’s take on the incident. The NRO. The ordinance in question might not, by any

Team needs to play like a unit: Shahbaz Sr.

ISLAMABAD – Maradona of Hockey, Shahbaz Sr. believes that Pakistan hockey team needs to play like a unit to secure a decent place in the forthcoming Azlan Shah Cup to be held from May 5-15 in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Pakistan will face New Zealand in the beginning of the event and seven teams including Australia, England, South Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, India and hosts Malaysia are featuring in the event. The final will be played on May 15.
The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)

‘Unity best weapon against terrorism’

PESHAWAR – Germany-based nationalist political worker Hidayat Ullah Khan Bangash has stressed upon all leading political forces to build up a consensus on the ongoing violence and terrorism in the country if they sincerely want peace and stability.
“Violence and terrorism are not focused on a particular idea, group or community but they are against the entire country,” Mr Bangash remarked while addressing the Peshawar Press Club’s Guest Hour on Wednesday.
He said no one can

Thousands gather in rare show of national unity

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE – Thousands of cricket lovers on Wednesday assembled in front of big screens installed by Capital Development Authority (CDA) in various parts of the capital city to show the Pakistan-India semi-final match of World Cup 2011.
The screens were installed at F-9 Fatima Jinnah Park, in Blue area on Stock Exchange building and in Jinnah Super Market. The civic body has made elaborate arrangement to show the World Cup 2011 semi final between India and Pakistan to the

People’s Unity in tatters as one faction mulls quitting PPP

KARACHI – Differences among various factions of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-backed People’s Unity of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Employees have reached a breaking point, with one of the factions mulling whether to quit the mother party altogether, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The People’s Unity is currently divided into two main factions: one is led by Kamran Chaudhry and the other by Syed Ahmer Ali alias Amir Shah. Chaudhry’s group is the one that led protests

‘Unity’ protesters held by Hamas in Gaza

GAZA CITY – Hamas police on Monday detained at least six protesters at a Gaza City demonstration calling for unity between the Islamist group and its bitter West Bank rival Fatah. The arrests came a day after Hamas police held five demonstrators from the unity movement as they marched past Gaza City’s Shifa hospital on their way to rally in front of the legislative building. A media coordinator for the unity movement in Gaza told AFP that the six people held on Monday were detained at

Yemen opposition says no to joining unity government

SANAA – Yemen’s opposition said it will not join a unity government, expected to be offered by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, saying on Monday it was sticking with popular demands that he end his three-decade rule. Saleh had expressed willingness to form a unity government within hours during a meeting with religious leaders on Monday, a government source present at the meeting told Reuters.
The source quoted Saleh as saying: “I am ready to offer a national unity government

PM Fayyad proposes unity govt with Hamas

RAMALLAH – Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad has proposed forming a unity government with Hamas, under which the Islamist group would have responsibility for security in Gaza. Speaking to Palestinian journalists late on Monday, Fayyad said the “security concept” applied by Hamas in Gaza, where the group has sought to enforce a ceasefire with Israel, could provide common ground.
“The security concept practised by Hamas in the Gaza Strip should be brought under an official

Egypt says church attack targeted national unity

CAIRO – Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Saturday that a deadly church attack in Alexandria on New Year’s Eve targetted the whole country and not just its Coptic Christians.
The bombing outside the church that killed 21 people emerging from mass was “directed at Egypt and Egyptian unity and to weaken the national fabric,” Abul Gheit said after talks with visiting French counterpart Michele Alliot-Marie. “The Egyptian people, Christians and Muslims, had the

Gilani asks for unity in New Year

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani urged the nation to get united for people’s welfare, country’s security and for the promotion of democracy.
In his New Year message, the prime minister congratulated the nation on the arrival of New Year and prayed to Allah to save the nation from natural disasters and keep it on the path of progress.
“Nations do face good and bad times and wisdom demands that humans should devise their future strategy in the light of their past

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