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Use of drones subject to long standing rules of intl law; says UN chief

UN chief says use of drones subject to long standing rules of intl law

UN chief says use of drones subject to long standing rules of intl law

WASHINGTON: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over the use of drone attacks that have resulted in heavy civilian casualties, saying it needs to be subject to the long-standing rules of international law. In response to a question that use of drones is in violation of sovereignty of Pakistan, Eduardo del Buey, the Deputy

US looks forward to timely‚ free & fair polls in Pakistan

US looks forward to timely‚ free & fair polls in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States has said it looks forward to timely, free and fair elections in Pakistan, as the country’s parliament successfully completes its five year term. “The Pakistani parliament is planning to complete its term tomorrow. We look forward to timely, free and fair elections that will result in the first civilian democratic transition

Bus plunges into ravine in Kohistan; 24 troops killed

Bus plunges into ravine in Kohistan; 23 troops killed

KOHISTAN: A bus carrying 30 troops plunged into a deep ravine in Kohistan on Saturday killing at least 24 security personnel and wounding six others, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. According to ISPR, there were 25 security personnel and two civilians on board the bus which was going to Gilgit from Rawalpindi. All the passengers were travelling back home for

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Czech Foreign Ministry confirms news of Dispatch News Desk that two female Czech tourists who were abducted from Chagai Balochistan Pakistan have been shifted to Afghanistan by Taliban

Update October 30, 2013 Click following link to read latest updates of story Is Czech Embassy in Islamabad hiding facts about kidnapped tourist girls?   Updates: Families are in shock Families of kidnapped girls are still recovering from the shock. As said by telephone on Thursday, representatives of the Czech Embassy, ​​the kidnapping is yet one

Members of the Indian Parliament expressed anger and accused that Pakistan was attempting to interfere in India's internal affairs.

India fumes against Pakistan’s Afzal Guru resolution

  New Delhi: Shocked over Pakistan assembly’s resolution condemning the hanging of parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru, India’s political fraternity expressed outrage, terming the neighbouring country’s plea for return of the militant’s body to its kin as political interference. The Dispatch News Network (DND) reports. Commenting on the matter, Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid slammed

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Govt likely to withdraw Hafeez Sheikh’s name for caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: The government is likely to withdraw Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh’s name for the post of caretaker Prime Minister, hours after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) withdrew one of its nominees for the post, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported on Friday. Earlier in the day, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar

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Balochistan Assembly likely to be dissolved on March 19

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani have reached a consensus to dissolve the Balochistan Assembly on March 19, sources said on Friday. The sources said that the consensus came during a meeting between the president and the chief minister in Islamabad today. Federal Law Minister Farooq H. Naek, Balochistan

Jamshed Dasti announces to quit PPP; will contest elections alone

Jamshed Dasti announces to quit PPP; will contest elections alone

MUZAFFARGARH: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) MNA from Muzaffargarh, Jamshed Dasti, on Friday announced to leave his party, adding that he would contest the upcoming elections as an independent candidate, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. Dasti said that he would contest upcoming polls as independent candidate from NA 177 and 178. The MNA claimed that former

Organized conspiracy being hatched to delay elections; says Sheikh Rasheed

Organized conspiracy being hatched to delay elections; says Sheikh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI: The leader of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed said on Friday that an organized conspiracy is being hatched to delay the forthcoming elections. Addressing the party workers at Lal Haveli in Rawalpindi on Friday, the AML leader said that Pakistan military must stand behind Chief Justice of Supreme Court to conduct free and

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Pakistan committed to peace process, composite dialogue with India: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Friday that it is fully committed to the peace process and composite dialogue with India‚ including enhanced people-to-people contacts and friendly exchanges, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported. In response to a question regarding media reports about cancellation of India-Pakistan hockey series and delays in implementation of the Visa Agreement, Pakistan’s Foreign

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