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MQM unlikely to rejoin PPP

In contrast to the claims by the PPP, the MQM is unlikely to rejoin its former coalition partners in Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday. Sources within the MQM said

Pakistan unlikely to face oil shock

KARACHI – Positive economic fronts including wheat export of around $2 billion, privatisation of key public entities owing to enough liquidity in the international market, gain of US support in the shape of $1.5 billion Kerry-Lugar grant and IMF’s assistance would not let the country face an oil shock, similar to 2008, when oil prices rose to an all time high of $147 per barrel, taking a toll on Pakistan’s economy.
Similarly, unlike 2008, it expected that the local bourse would

President’s address to parliament – Zardari unlikely to have smooth sailing

ISLAMABAD – Rumpus is expected as President Asif Ali Zardari addresses a joint sitting of both houses of parliament for the fourth consecutive year today (Tuesday) amid announcements by major opposition parties to either walk out of the session or registering protests on the government’s failure to deal with national and public issues. Zardari is going to make history as he would be the only democratically-elected president to address parliament for the fourth time.
Though the

JUI-F unlikely to boycott joint session

ISLAMABAD – Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) will attend a joint session of parliament scheduled to be held tomorrow (Tuesday), contrary to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q)’s decision to boycott parliament proceedings.
According to a source in the party, the party top leadership will meet today (Monday) with JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman in the chair to devise a strategy viz-a-viz the joint session and will reach a decision on what to do next. However, he hoped that the

1.8m flood affected families unlikely to get 2nd instalment of Watan Cards

KARACHI – Over 1.8 million families that were adversely affected by the floods are unlikely to receive the second instalment of Watan Cards as the Sindh government has no funds due to severe financial constraints, sources informed Pakistan Today.
Following the floods in the country, the federal and provincial governments had announced a number of measures for proper rehabilitation of the displaced people. The Sindh government had also initiated the rehabilitation process of the

Devolution deadline unlikely to be met

ISLAMABAD – Due to a lack of interest of several members of the implementation commission on the 18th Amendment and uncooperative behaviour of the provinces, the commission is set to miss the deadline for the completion of the process of devolution of ministries to the provinces.
The lack of interest by the members of the commission could only be gauged by the fact that only three of the nine members attended Tuesday’s meeting. “Only Raza Rabbani, Rehmatullah Kakar and Naveed