Balochistan’s grievances need quick redress: Governor

Balochistan’s grievances need quick redress: GovernorKarachi, Apr 29: Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi today said that the government would constitute a new inquiry tribunal into the Turbat killings which would be acceptable to Baloch nationalist parties, and underscored the need for expeditiously resolving the problems underlying the unrest in the province.

Talking to journalists, Magsi said the situation could worsen if the issues were not promptly and amicably resolved.

Pak Taliban threatens Karachi’s co-education institutions

Pak Taliban threatens Karachi’s co-education institutionsKarachi, Apr 28 : The Taliban has reportedly warned co-education institutions in Karachi to close down or face consequences, spreading panic among colleges and schools in the city.

Various educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities have received threatening letters and phone calls from the Taliban.

A source privy to the matter revealed that most schools have an affiliation with the Cambridge Board, where male and female students study together without discrimination.

MQM rejects sharia-deal with Taliban

MQM rejects sharia-deal with TalibanKarachi, Apr. 20 : Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has rejected the sharia-deal between the Pakistan Government's and the Taliban.

The Daily Times quoted Hussain, as saying that the Taliban's Sharia law was based on violence, and urged people to unite against the menace of Talibansation.

Hussain also condemned a statement by Pak-Taliban chief Sufi Muhammad, that high courts and the Supreme Court are un-Islamic.

Pak to share own counter-terrorism policy with US soon: Gilani

Pak to share own counter-terrorism policy with US soon: GilaniKarachi, Apr. 19 : Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the country is ready with its own anti-terrorism strategy which it would be sharing with the United States soon.

"Our policy is ready, and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would visit the US in the first week of May to share this policy with the American administration," The Daily quoted Gilani, as saying.

2011 World Cup shift will cost PCB 10.5 million dollars

http://www.topnews.in/files/world-cup-2011.jpgKarachi, Apr. 18 : With the International Cricket Council (ICC) deciding to shift the 2011 cricket World Cup matches from Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to suffer a whopping 10.5 million dollar loss.

"We lose out on earning the hosting fees of the matches. The ICC pay out the host country 750,000 dollars for each match," PCB's Chief Operating Officer Saleem Altaf said.

Altaf said the loss could be much more than what has been estimated.

Cricket South Africa refuses to host Pakistan ‘A’ team

Cricket South Africa refuses to host Pakistan ‘A’ teamKarachi, Apr. 18 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) has refused to host Pakistan `A' team's tour citing a busy cricket calendar, the Dawn reports.

The CSA has informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

"The South Africans have informed us that they will be unable to host our A team this year as they are hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Champions Trophy," PCB's Director (Game Development) Aamir Sohail said.