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Karachi carnage Smoke screen US pressure working well Ground preparing to let Shakil Afridi go LIAQAT TOOR I SLAMABAD —Though the Government has denied the recent approval by the Cabinet to sign the Council of Europe Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons has anything to do with the release of Dr Shakil Afridi, but the evolving events have indicated that ground is being prepared for his happy voyage to Washington. leasing Dr Afridi who helped the It was officially said the US to track down Osama Bin Cabinet approval will pave way for repatriation of TARIQ SAEED Dr Aafia Siddiqui from the US, but it is PESHAWAR—The FCR coma smokescreen missioner on Thursday set aside with hidden the sentence of Dr Shakil Afridi, agenda of re- who had allegedly facilitated the London by launching a fake vac- Continued on Page 6 Afridi’s jail sentence set aside Earthquake shocks felt in Punjab Abbottabad operation to hunt Osama Bin laden on May 2, 2011, a decision that may lead to opening new dimensions of the episode of Afridi who is en- Continued on Page 6 JUI-F joins govt Akram Durrani appointed federal minister MUZAFFAR ALI LAHORE—Tremors were felt in different parts of Punjab on Thursday. Najeeb Ahmed, Deputy Director (DD) at Pakistan Meteorological Department’s Head Office, said the earthquake was approximately 4.6 on a Richter scale. Lahore, Gujranwala, Chiniot, Sheikhupura, Kasur, Bahawalnagar and other parts were recipients of the tremors, which were felt about 20 to 30 seconds apart. Buildings were quickly evacuated as fear and panic gripped the people, who ran out of their homes in fear. STAFF REPORTER I SLAMABAD —The JUI-F of Sindh, Federal govts responsible: CJP Expresses dissatisfaction over Sindh CS, IGP reports IRFAN ALIGI KARACHI—The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry while expressing dissatisfaction over the reports presented before the SCP Karachi Registry by the Inspector General of Police, Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch and Sindh Chief Secretary (CS) Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry in his remarks said that the Sindh provincial and federal governments were responsible for the bloodshed in Karachi. These remarks were made by the CJP on day 2 of the hearing of the Karachi Lawlessness Case (KLC) at the SCP Karachi Reg- istry Thursday. The KLC was heard by a 5-member Bench that comprised the CJP Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry while in the 5-member bench were present Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Athar Saeed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed. The CJP had disapproved and showed his dissatisfaction on the reports and said that if the Bench would consider the reports were correct then it would mean that not a single murder would be committee in the city. The CJP said that despite the apex court had given its verdict two years ago on the situation but the blood of the citizens contin- ued to shed on streets and hence the apex court would say that the provincial and federal governments were responsible for that manslaughter in Karachi. The CJP said that in previous hearing the Rangers and Polices did not accept there were No Go Areas in the city but now they were accepting it. The situation could have turned better provided that the law enforcement agencies had acted accordingly for the elimination of the No Go areas in Karachi. The CJP said that the narcotics, goods smuggling and latest arms and ammunitions were being brought in the country Continued on Page 6 Altaf slams Sindh Govt for ‘State terrorism’ Maulana Fazlur Rehman has formally joined the federal government as on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the president has approved the appointment of Akram Khan Durrani, MNA, as federal minister. IRFAN ALIGI Earlier, Maulana Fazlur ISLAMABAD—Federal Interior Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad Khan and provincial Chief MinRehman called on the prime Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali KARACHI—Muttahida Qaumi minister at the Prime Minister Khan proposed on Thursday the ister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. Nisar Movement (MQM) chief Altaf said any decision taken over House on Thursday and re- formation of a parliamentary Hussain said that the Sindh proquested for making Akram Khan committee to review the deterio- Karachi would be implemented vincial government led by the under chief minister’s leadership, rating law and order situation in KARACHI: Vehicles of NATO forces are seen loaded on the trucks at Karachi Port, before Durrani as a federal minister. Pakistan People’s Party ParliaDurrani remained chief minister Karachi whereas Muttahida and that establishment of law and mentarian (PPPP) had launched their return. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during Qaumi Movement leader Farooq order was a provincial issue. The interior minister said that the state terrorism against the the MMA government. He is Sattar accused the Sindh governthe civil society, judiciary and MQM. considered as the most trusted ment of engaging in ‘politics of Raids were being conducted NEW DELHI—The National and close parliamentarian of JUI- revenge’ by arresting several political parties would need to on houses of leaders, elected repunite in order to rid Karachi of Investigation Agency (NIA) on F to Maulana Fazlur Rehman. party workers in overnight raids extortionists and terrorists. The resentatives and workers of the Thursday got a three-day transit in the provincial capital. interior minister also submitted MQM at the behest of the Sindh remand of Indian Mujahideen Pakistan’s federal interior the case. A public prosecutor had third time in Anti-Terrorism Court I SLAMABAD —The Pakistan (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal minister said that Prime Minis- a proposal to form a parliamen- provincial government. He was addressing to the People’s Party decided on Thurs- been advocating the case prior to (ATC) here on Tuesday. and Asadullah Akhtar alias ter Mian Muhammad Nawaz tary committee over the issue. The former military ruler day to become party in the Benazir the decision. He said that all the arrested members of the MQM’s coordi‘Haddi’. The latest developSharif would visit Karachi on The PPP on its exit from General (retd) Pervez Musharraf Continued on Page 6 ment in this regard took place Bhutto murder case and in this Continued on Page 6 Sept 3 and hold meetings with regards submitted two applica- power had decided to lead the case was indicted on three counts on after Bhatkal was produced itself. The trial of accused persons, Aug 20 this year, in Rawalpindi’s tions to gain access to the case before a Motihari Court. records. Moreover PPP’s Secre- including former president Pervez anti-terrorism court (ATC) over The Motihari Court gave WASHINGTON—The US and the three-day transit remand to tary-General Sardar Latif Khosa Musharraf, in Benazir Bhutto the 2007 murder of ex-prime min- UK on Thursday appeared to murder case started afresh for the ister Benazir Bhutto. would be counsel for the party in the NIA to bring Bhatkal to have backed down from an imDelhi. Reports state that the mediate punitive military strike man arrested with him, against Syria until UN team reContinued on Page 6 ports back from Damascus. resentatives of Exchange Com- nies to play their due role in AMANULLAH KHAN Even as US President panies here on Thursday at the maintaining stability in the marBarack Obama said military K ARACHI —Federal Finance State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). ket and curbing speculative senstrike was in US interest and Minister, Senator Muhammad The Governor of the SBP was timents. FRANKFURT (GERMANY)— leadership are required to meet is needed to soften the impact of Britain said armed action would Ishaq Dar, has pointed out that also present on the occasion, says Giving an overview of the be legal, however intervention Addressing a cross-section of se- the current challenges being tapering of quantitative easing state of the economy, the Finance an official statement. the budget 20013-14, negotiafaced by emerging market econo- (QE) policies and that the IMF looked set to be delayed. Now, tions with the IMF for fresh loan nior bankers at The Finance Minister said Minister listed the measures all action shifts to Syrian capimies. can play a constructive role in this a financial intal where UN inspectors have program, addressing of circular the focus of the present govern- taken by the government to Aziz believed that the Inter- regard. dustry gatherdebt, and introduction of fiscal ment was on securing financial stabilise the economy and adcompleted their national Monetary Fund (IMF) He said: “Talk of cuts to ing in Frankreforms in the tax sector were the discipline which had been diluted dress macroeconomic imbalprobe in the alleged August 21 and international capital markets quantitative easing by the US RAWALPINDI—The Chief of furt, former measures to give a direction to over the previous years, and fo- ances. should help bolster reserves for Federal Reserve in particular has gas attack. Prime Minister Army Staff (COAS), General He said the fiscal figures rethe economy in right direction. cus on real economy which is The team will leave Syria on countries facing increasing curimpacted investor confidence and Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, who is of Pakistan, leased on June 30, 2013 are a tesThe finance minister who agriculture and industry. Saturday and then report to Secrent account deficits, depleting needs to be met by credible backon an official visit to Tajikistan, Shaukat Aziz, He was appreciative of the timony that as a result of strict visited the central bank today had reserves and exchange rate depre- stop liquidity arrangements as retary-General Ban Ki-moon. a significant meeting with chief lower differential between the financial discipline the fiscal said that strucon Thursday met senior France and Germany urged the ciation. Furthermore, Aziz well as greater clarity around the tural reforms, military leadership of the executives of local and foreign inter-bank and open market rates deficit which was projected at backstop funding and strong stressed that global coordination Continued on Page 6 country. Continued on Page 6 banks, corporate leaders, and rep- and urged the Exchange CompaContinued on Page 6 Chief of Army Staff (COAS) called on Colonel General Sherali Khayrulloev, Defence Minister of Tajikistan and held delegation level talks which were followed by one on one meeting. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) also visited Military Training Centre of Tajikistan.—INP dent Middle East of China Na- projects of generation of power SALIM AHMED tional Power Company Wu while Q Investment Company of LAHORE —A ceremony re- Wenhao signed the document. Qatar which is an Islamic investgarding signing of memoran- Under the tripartite agreement, ment bank will make investment dum of understanding between ten plants of 660 megawatt each of billions of dollars in the enfederal and Punjab government, will be set up at Gadani. The ergy projects. The Chief Minister said that China National Power and Q In- projects of 3000 megawatt will vestment Qatar for more than be completed within first 30 China Power Company has exHARARE—Pakistan 6600 megawatt coal-based months while the remaining pertise in generation of electricdefeated Zimbabwe by projects worth more than five projects of 3600 megawatt will ity from coal and has worked a 90 runs in the second be executed in the next two and lot on several such projects in billion dollars was held. One-day International to India and other countries. He said Punjab Chief Minister a half years. level the three-match Chief Minister Muhammad that Pakistan is facing energy criMuhammad Shahbaz Sharif, series here at the Harare Federal Minister for Water and Shahbaz Sharif said that this sis which has left negative imSports Club ground on Power Khawaja Muhammad agreement between Pakistan, pact on economy. He said that Thursday. Chasing a huge Asif, Provincial Ministers, vari- Qatar and China will prove to be industrial development is not target of 300, Zimbabwe were ous federal and provincial sec- milestone in energy sector and all possible without electricity, going well towards victory retaries as well as senior offic- out efforts will be made for the therefore, the government is paywith 200-4 in 39th over when ers concerned were present. early completion of this project ing special attention to power Saeed Ajmal dismissed Federal Secretary Water & of power generation from im- generation from alternative Zimbabwe captain Brendan Power Saifullah Chatha, Secre- ported coal. He said that China sources for controlling energy Taylor who top scored with 79. tary Energy Punjab Usman is a close friend of Pakistan while problem. He said that Punjab Then pace bowler Junaid Khan Bajwa, Chief Executive Officer Qatar is a brotherly Islamic coun- government is already working LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Minister for Water and Power Khwaja Muhammad Asif witnessing the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Federal and Punjab Government, China National of Q Investment Qatar Tamim try. He said that China is already got two wickets in an over. Power and Q Investment Qatar on Thursday. Hamad Al Kuwari and Presi- extending cooperation in various Continued on Page 6 Details on Sports Page NIA gets 3-day transit remand of Yasin Bhatkal Nisar proposes parliamentary body PPP decides to become party to Benazir murder case Shaukat Aziz for reforms in emerging economies COAS meets Tajikistan senior military leadership West backs down from immediate attack on Syria Govt focusing on revival of financial discipline: Dar Addresses bankers at Frankfurt event 6600 MW coal-based projects to cost $5b, MoU signed Quaid-i-Azam Solar Pak in Cholistan Pakistan beat Zimbabwe to level ODI series


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