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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Mustafa Kamal for effective crackdown against MQM miscreants KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal Tuesday called for stern action against those who attacked media houses in Karachi on Monday, following the speech of MQM leader Altaf Hussain.Addressing a press conference here, he said some people were trying to save their skin in the aftermath of the public backlash and strong resentment all over the country, against Altaf's proactive speech.He also called for stern action against those responsible for violence and attacks on the media houses and stressed that such miscreants should be brought to justice. However, no innocent should be implicated, he added.Mustafa Kamal pointed out although 85 per cent people of urban areas of Sindh gave mandate to the MQM, yet the situation in their areas was deteriorating gradually.Commenting on the press conference of MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Tuesday, Mustafa Kamal said he failed to understand as to what Dr Farooq Sattar was ...

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No conspiracy against Pakistan's solidarity to be tolerated: Ebad KARACHI: The Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar, on Tuesday held at a meeting with the Governor Sindh, Dr. ishrat ul Ebad Khan, at the Governor House here.A Governor House statement said that the overall situation in the province, targeted operation, law and order came up for discussion at the meeting.Security ahead of the Eid ul Azha was also discussed on the occasion.It was resolved that no conspiracy to incite people against the solidarity of ...

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Altaf habitual to speak against country, security institutions: Asif ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said over the period Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain has adopted a habit to speak against Pakistan, its security institutions and incite people to violence.Talking to a private news channel, the minister said Altaf Hussain had also been using indecent and derogatory language against the homeland during the Pervez Musharraf regime.He also mentioned an anti-Pakistan speech by Altaf Hussain delivered in India during the Pervez ...

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Pakistan conveys concerns over delay in investigation of Samjhauta Express terrorist attacks: FO ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday conveyed its grave concern to India over unnecessary delay in the free and fair investigation of Samjhauta Express terrorist attacks in which more than 42 innocent Pakistani nationals lost their lives."The Indian attempts to exonerate some of the individuals involved in the attacks have raised serious questions over the due process of law and dispensation of justice," Foreign Office said in a statement issued here."We also call upon the Indian government ...

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Pak-Afghanistan trade not to be influenced by tensions: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said that trade with Afghanistan should not be influenced by the occasional tensions between the two countries.Regional trade was priority of the government and "We are fully committed to enhance trade with Afghanistan including all regional countries", he said while talking to media persons here at Parliament House today.The minister said that efforts would be made to resolve the issues for enhancing trade with ...

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COAS briefed on combing operation in Kurram Agency RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday visited troops engaged in combing operations in Thall, Kurram Agency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The COAS was briefed in detail by operation commander about security situation in Kurram and progress of ongoing combing operations and Intelligence Based Operations (IBO).While expressing his satisfaction over progress of combing operations and the resultant security environment, he appreciated the valour and gains made by troops and the value these operations ...

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Govt not to tolerate PTI, PAT's protests to violate law: Khurram ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Engr Khurram Dastgir Khan has said the government would not tolerate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protest demonstrations violating the law and Constitution.PTI has adopted policy of creating unrest and chaos in the country and it is just doing politics of agitation to disturb routine matters of people, he said talking to PTV.The minister said the peaceful protest was right of every individual in a democratic system and ...