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Profit 01-11-2011_Layout 1 11/7/2011 12:25 AM Page 1 Attack on Iran ‘more and more likely’: Israel Pakistan ready to tour India first to break the ice: Zaka profit | page 01 page 20 page 16 rs 15.00 Pakistan facilitating fair trade, Indian NTBs retarding progress Vol ii no 134 32 pages Lahore edition Monday, 7 november, 2011 Zul-haj 10, 1432 Big names in close contact with Imran Politicians from PPP, PML-N, and PML-Q willing to join PTI g 14 former ministers to announce affiliation after Eid g PTI leaders say party not welcoming opportunists g ISLAMABAD MIAN AbrAr M eSMeRISeD with the popularity of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), politicians unhappy with their respective political parties are in close contact with PTI Chairman Imran Khan, but are reluctant to take a final leap to join his party. A PTI source told Pakistan Today on Sunday that several leading politicians from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and the PML-Quaid (PML-Q) were in touch with Khan. “Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Salim Saifullah, Sardar Awais Khan Leghari, Senator Jamal Khan Leghari, Khawaja Wishes its readers a joyous and blessed Eidul Adha The offices of Pakistan Today will remain closed on November 07 and 08 on account of Eidul Adha, therefore there will be no edition on November 08 and 09. Khan Hoti, Rana Nazir Ahmed and many others are in touch with Imran Khan and would join us at the right time,” said the source, adding that some former parliamentarians including Marvi Memon and Khurshid Kasuri were also in contact with the PTI chief. “Though Marvi Memon is also mulling her options to launch her own party, she is also in touch with the PTI leadership. Many more are in touch through common friends and we welcome all on board,” the source said. The source said former foreign minister Qureshi was so interested in the PTI that he had sent thousands of his supporters to attend Imran Khan’s rally at Minar-e-Pakistan and even paid for their transport from Multan. He said the parliamentarians willing to join the PTI had told Khan that since they were members of the parliament, they could not switch parties immediately. “However, they have told Imran Khan that they would resign from parliament if he asked them to do so,” added the source. Former ministers: According to a report, 14 former ministers, including Jehangir Khan Tareen and Ishaq Khakwani, also expressed their intention to join the PTI. Tareen, former minister for industries, production and special initiative, said on Sunday that he had informed Imran Khan about other members of his group who were willing to join the PTI. Continued on page 04 pML-Q to organise pro-Zardari raLLy | page 02 Mirza demands BB’s killers MONITORING DESK Former Sindh home minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza demanded on Sunday that the government find out who killed former premier Benazir Bhutto and who was responsible for the security lapses that caused her assassination, Geo News reported. Addressing a public meeting at Qasimabad, the former home minister said he had come out for Sindh’s rights and honour and he had issued 300,000 arms licenses for this purpose. “My agenda is to protect Sindh province,” he stated. He said out of the 300,000 licenses, 50,000 Continued on page 04 SAARC Summit Pakistan to stress resolution of issues with India g Indian foreign secretary says 4 pacts to be signed ISLAMABAD SHAIQ HUSSAIN Pakistan will urge India to engage in “meaningful, result-oriented and sustained dialogue” to settle the Kashmir and other bilateral disputes when Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani meets his Indian counterpart Dr Manmohan Singh on November 11 on the sidelines of 17th SAARC Summit in the Maldives. Gilani will lead the Pakistani delegation at the summit of South Asian nations, which is scheduled for November 10 and 11, 2011. This year’s summit’s theme is ‘Building Bridges’, which means enhanced focus on increasing transportation and communication links, promoting regional trade and investment and free movement of people to facilitate their interaction across the SAARC countries’ borders. “Pakistan also looks to build bridges with India like other regional states. The message from Is- lamabad will be plain and clear: Islamabad wants meaningful and result-oriented dialogue and a sustained one that helps in the settlement of Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek and all other Continued on page 04 KashMiri Leader rejeCts indo-paK trade paCt | page 03

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