Pakistan

Sharif Will Soon Return To Pakistan – Hasan Sharif

Nawaz Sharif
London: Delineating his father’s deportation to Saudi Arabia, the son of Nawaz Sharif yesterday admonished the Pervez Musharraf government that the former prime minister would come back to the country "as soon as he can".

Hasan Sharif stated, “It is a very bad day in the history of Pakistan.”

"The events we have witnessed... will never be a happy ending for the people of Pakistan," he told reporters.

Hasan told his father was frustrated to have been expelled from Pakistan but would formulate his plans available to the whole world immediately.

Exiled Former Pakistan PM, Nawaz Sharif Returns Home

Nawaz Sharif
Islamabad – The 7-year old exile of the former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ended today when he landed home after a tense 90-minute standoff with authorities.

57 years old Sharif was sent into exile in Saudi Arabia in 2000. He has returned home, despite a Saudi official's plea for him to stay away for the sake of stability.

Sharif, who has come back with a mission to challenge President Pervez Musharraf, was received by a lot of his supporters. Surrounded by supporters, he walked into a bus that drove him to a terminal building where he entered a lounge.

29 Killed in two Suicide Bombings in Rawalpindi

Blast in Rawalpindi
According to the Pakistani Military and police reports, two bomb blasts occurred in a bus and a business centre in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi today, killing 29 people comprising 10 Pakistani Atomic Energy Commission employees, and injuring more than 60.

The blasts have heightened the sense of crisis in Pakistan amid political doubt prior to elections.

Nawaz Sharif Will Return In September

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz SharifFormer Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promised to return home on September 10, 2007. Nawaz Sharif has been exiled for years, and now he has risks of arrest on returning to his land.

At a news conference, Sharif said that it is his duty to challenge what he called the illegitimate rule of military learder President Pervez Musharraf.

India Blames Neighbors for Terrorist Attacks

Bangladesh and Pakistan have discarded charges that Islamic battlers based in the two nations were accountable for the couple of bombardments that tore through a well-known eating place and a park in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad on Saturday, killing 42 people.

After an emergency state cabinet conference on Sunday, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state, YS Rajasekhara Reddy said, “Available information points to the involvement of terrorist organizations based in Bangladesh and Pakistan.”

Sikh Gurdwara Issue in Pakistan; PSGPC stated situation normal now

Mr. Pranab MukherjeeMinister of External affairs, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday stated that Indian government has directed Indian high commission in Pakistan to submit a detailed report on an alleged takeover of a Sikh Gurdwara in Lahore by miscreants.

The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) today stated that the situation is under control and all ceremonies were performed at the Gurdwara sahib peacefully.

Mr. Mukherjee assured SAD member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa that the government will take up the matter with Pakistani authorities once the report is presented by Indian high commission.

There’s Nothing To Discuss With Musharraf, Says Sharif

Former Prime Minister Nawaz SharifNew Delhi: Pakistan’s exiled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has precluded any transaction on his return to politics with President Pervez Musharraf, who he alleged "spared no effort" to prevent him from coming back to Islamabad.

Sharif said Musharraf's envoys contacted him in Saudi Arabia and London in the past five years with different propositions, comprising uniting the group of his Pakistan Muslim League (PML).

Sharif told, “There is nothing to discuss with him (Musharraf).”

Pakistan Is A Good Ally On War On Terror – United States

Washington: Amongst calls for one-sided action against al-Qaeda and Taliban within Pakistan, the US asserted that Islamabad continues to be a fantabulous supporter in the battle on terrorism but stated it is the President who is the decisive power in such type of matters.

Sean McCormack, State department spokesman stated, “Pakistan is a good ally in the war on terror. And in terms of the restrictions placed on aid to Pakistan, we're going to work with the Capitol Hill. But of course, the president is the ultimate authority on how to conduct American foreign policy.”

Musharraf Neglects Meeting With Karzai

In the evening, the government announced that the Pakistani president, General Pervez MusharrafGeneral Pervez Musharraf will skip a meeting with Afgan President Hamid Karzai. The General’s eight years rule has been challenged by the opposition parties and Islamic militant groups.

The Associated press reported, “The Pakistani government may impose a state of emergency because of “external and internal threats” and deteriorating law and order in the volatile northwest near the Afghan border.”

Musharraf Plans To Proclaim Emergency

Pakistani President Pervez MusharrafIslamabad: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf decides Thursday whether to impose emergency rule to external and internal threats, a government spokesman.

Official said they thought that a declaration of state of emergency was likely following the meeting later on Thursday at the camp of president outside capital Islamabad.

“The president will chair a meeting to decide about a state of emergency in the country,” said one official source.

Imports From Pakistan To Be Eased

Islamabad: A senior representative said that India has decided to eliminate restrictions on import of 20 items from Pakistan without asserting on Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status and transportation facility for Afghanistan.

The product list is made in reference with business and industry that would contain items that Pakistan can export easily, without disturbing domestic needs.

Expressing fulfillment over the development made at the last week's Indo-Pak trade discussion, Commerce Secretary Asif Ali Shah stated, “I hope that Pakistan's exports to India will increase to a reasonable level.”

Musharraf’s Book Banned In Chandigarh For ‘Distorted’ Facts

In The Line Of FireChandigarh: The Chandigarh government cast out the Hindi edition of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s book “In the Line of Fire” as it had distorted the Indian map.

In an announcement, it said the map of India printed in the book didn't match to the country’s map as released by the Survey of India.

Pervez Musharraf A Valued Partner, Says US

President Pervez MusharrafThe Bush administration said its views on significance of Pakistan in war on terror have remained unchanged after the operation of Lal Masjid, and restated that President Pervez Musharraf was a valued partner and ally.

State Department Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey said, “I don’t think our views on Pakistan are any different today than they were yesterday or last week.”

US Gestates Musharraf To Carry on Reform Practice

Washington: Pakistan President Pervez MusharrafAgainst the background of the endeavor on the life of , the US said it stood by him and Washington thought that he should carry on the reformation practice in the country.




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