|Olson to be new US envoy to Pakistan|
02 June 2012
NEW YORK - The Obama administration is expected to name Richard Olson as the new ambassador to Pakistan, replacing Cameron Munter, who is leaving this summer after two years on the job, The New York Times reported Friday, citing two American officials.
Olson is an assistant ambassador at the American Embassy in Kabul, responsible for economic affairs and development.
The State Department said last week that Ryan Crocker, the United States ambassador in Kabul, would leave his post this summer for unspecified health reasons after serving there less than a year. A leading candidate to succeed him is James Cunningham, the deputy envoy in Kabul and a former United States ambassador to Israel, American officials said.
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|Prolonged loadshedding cripples life in Lahore|
18 May 2013
LAHORE: Citizens in the city are facing tough situation as power outages have increased due to increase in temperature, making life and businesses miserable, Geo News reported Saturday.
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|ML-N parliamentary party meeting on May 20|
18 May 2013
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Sources said that the meeting would discuss formation of governments in the centre, Punjab and Balochistan besides first 100-day plan, relief in load shedding, budget proposals and making alliance with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) and Muslim League- Functional (ML-F) at the centre.
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