|Musharraf demands elections|
04 June 2012
LAHORE: Calling for a caretaker set-up in the country, former President Pervez Musharraf has demanded fresh polls under the military supervision.
Addressing a gathering of APML workers on telephone in Youhanabad on Sunday, he said that fresh elections were the only solution to turmoil in the country. Rejecting the federal budget, Musharraf said that it contained nothing for the poor.
He said laptop, Sasti Roti, Benazir Income Support Programme hadn’t proved beneficial for people rather massive corruption had been made through the projects. He said that due to the unavailability of electricity and gas, industries were facing closure and the country was on the verge of destruction. He also said there had been a huge different in rates of commodities in his era and that of the present regime.
The former president, expressing solidarity with minorities, said that as a ruler, he took all necessary steps for their protection and safeguarding their rights. He said the situation could only improve if proper decisions were made.
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|Fire in Guddu Thermal trips several units|
17 June 2013
KASHMORE: A fire erupted in unit #6 of Guddu Thermal Power House, tripping thirteen more units in the wee hours of Monday, sources said.
Due to the tripping of the units the power supply to Sindh and Balochistan were halted. Fire brigade teams are currently trying to extinguish the fire.
Sources said that electricity supply to various areas was suspended due to rainfall last day. While restoring the power supply fire broke out in unit #6 of Guddu Thermal Power House because of over ... Full Story
|Nisar says govt ready for talks to resolve Balochistan issue|
17 June 2013
QUETTA: Interior Minster Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that government was ready to resolve Balochistan issue through dialogue but added in the same breath that Islamabad would enter talks with those who are willing to do so.
Speaking to media on Sunday flanked by Balochistan Chief Minster Abdul Malik, he said that the government would not hold talks with those hell-bent on sticking to extremism.
The minister expressed resolve that the government would heal the wounds of estranged ... Full Story
|Quetta tragedy: Women university closed for indefinite period|
17 June 2013
QUETTA: Sardar Bahadur Khan University has been closed for indefinite period following a bomb attack that took place on Saturday in the university bus, killing 14 female students and injuring 19 more.
The university announced three-day mourning, however, it would remain closed for indefinite period.
Meanwhile, Balochistan Bar Council has also announced to boycott court proceedings across the province over the Quetta tragedy. A mourning day would also be observed in the courts over loss ... Full Story