Police shoot suspected suicide bomber in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Police have shot dead a suspected suicide bomber after a failed attack in Islamabad on Sunday night, DawnNews reported.

Officials said that the bomber attempted to target a police check post when he was killed. Reports say that the targeted checkpost was between Sectors E-11 AND F-11 of Islamabad.

There were six police officials present at the checkpost, when the bomber made his failed attempt. A bomb disposal squad has defused the suicide jacket that the bomber was wearing, police officials said. -DawnNews


PM Gilani contacts leaders of allied parties

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has contacted the leaders of coalition parties.

According to sources, the Prime Minister Sunday contacted by telephone Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain, Awami National Party Chief Asfandyar Wali, Chief Jamiat Ulema-i- Pakstan Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and Chief of Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) Pir Pagara and discussed the situation emerging as a result of long march and sit-in.
source : jang.com.pk

Containers placed at Mangla dam to stop marchers

MIRPUR: Several containers have been placed at Mangla dam in an attempt to stop the caravans of Azad Kashmir from participating in the long march and subsequent sit-in in Islamabad.

All entry and exit points of the city have been blocked to thwart the long march. The long queues of vehicles can be seen in the area.

Besides, the people carrying passports and visas are not being allowed to go to the airport.

On this occasion, lawyers and citizens chanted anti-government slogans in protest against such harsh measures.
source : jang.com.pk

Deputy AGP resigns in protest against torturing of lawyers

ISLAMABAD: Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan Abdul Hai Gilani has resigned from the post to mark his protest against the torturing of lawyers, locking up of High Court and tear-gas shelling in Lahore.

Talking to Geo News, Abdul Hai Gilani said lawyers have been subjected to torture and tear-gas shells have been fired in the vicinity of Lahore High Court.

He said the whole country has been blocked with the help of containers.

“I have resigned from the post of Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan in protest against all these acts,” Abdul Hai Gilani said.
source : jang.com.pk

PPP always caused damage to country: Aijaz

ISLAMABAD: Central leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Q Aijaz-ul-Haq Tuesday said Pakistan People’s Party always caused damage to the country.

Addressing a press conference here, he said PML-N and Q should join hands now. “Together they can form government in Punjab,” he added.

Aijaz-ul-Haq said in order to sort out the issues, Governor rule be ended in Punjab and a party with majority be allowed to form government there.

source : jang.com.pk

NWFP 7 senate general seats’ candidates elected unopposed

ISLAMABAD: North West Frontier Province (NWFP) seven candidates on senate general seats have been elected unopposed.

Sources said that Zahid Khan, Abdul Nabi Bangash, Haji Adeel of ANP, People’s Party’s Gulzar Ahmad Khan, Waqar Ahmad Khan and Sardar Ali Khan, while JUI’s Haji ghulam Ali were elected unopposed unofficially.

In all 18 candidates were in the field for NWFP’s 11 senate seats. Pakistan Muslim League-N’s three candidates yesterday had withdrawn their papers, which included ML-N Central Secretary General, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra from general seat and Saeeda Ilyas from women seat, while Abul Razzaque from technocrat seat.

source : jang.com.pk

We’ll invite Nawaz Sharif tomorrow at long march and sit-in: Kurd

ISLAMABAD: President Supreme Court Bar Association Ali Ahmed Kurd said that he would meet PML (N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif tomorrow for inviting him at the lawyers’ long march and sit-in.

Talking with journalists here on Thursday, Ali Ahmed Kurd said that he would also meet with Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, Ameer Jamaat Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Sardar Akhtar Mengal and other political leaders. He would be accompanied by other members of the lawyers coordination committee during these meetings.

source : jang.com.pk

Govt. wheat procurement from upcoming crops set at 6.5m tons

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has set a target of wheat procurement from the upcoming crops at 6.5 million tons, which needed Rs200 billion financing.

Federal Minister for food and agriculture, Nazar Muhammad Gondal presides over the second session of Agriculture Task Force here, which was attended by Finance Advisor Shaukat Tarin, Federal Ministers, Naveed Qamar, Manzoor Watto, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Federal State Minister for economic affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar besides food ministers of all the four provinces and high officials.

Following the meeting, Federal Minister, Nazar Muhammad Gondal told a news conference that this was for the first time in the history of the country such a big target of wheat procurement has been set, which envisages Punjab procuring 3.5 million tons, Pasco 1.5 million tons, Sindh 1.2 million tons, Frontier 0.3 million tons and balochistan 0.5 million tons.

He said that the government would ensure payment to the growers at Rs950 per maund of wheat. He said that the country’s requirements stood at 2.3 million tons, while the wheat production this year was expected at 2.5 million tons, as it has been cultivated on over 6 percent more area. Nazar Muhammad Gondal said that private sector would not be allowed to import wheat.

source : jang.com.pk

No rationale for raising vehicles’ price in country: IM

ISLAMABAD: There no rationale for raising the prices of vehicles in the country and a serious notice would be taken of this.

Ministry of Industry and Production high officials told that the manufacturers have suddenly enhanced the prices of the vehicle, which would be reviewed in a meeting of the stakeholders to be called.

Sources said that the auto manufacturers on the one hand were complaining of ruination of the industry, while on the other hand they have enhanced the prices. Officials told that a committee has been constituted in this regard, which would soon submit its report.

source : jang.com.pk