DINA for the issue of May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014 | Rajab 6, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

27 missing persons traced

By Amir Wasim

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court-appointed commission on enforced disappearances claimed on Monday that it had resolved 27 missing person cases last month, saying that most of these persons were found detained at various “internment centres” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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KARACHI, May 05 : The Pakistani Rupee was traded at 99.25 to the US Dollar in the open market.

WHO puts shackles on Pakistan over polio

By Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: The inevitable has finally happened. To prevent the possible spread of the polio virus from Pakistan to other countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided on Monday to impose strict travel restrictions on the country.

The decision was taken on the recommendation of the emergency committee of WHO, which had met on April 28 and suggested imposing travel restriction on Pakistan because of the continuous increase in polio cases in the country.

Nawaz hopeful of Taliban talks success

LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he still hopes that talks with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan can succeed, despite the militants having ended a ceasefire.

Speaking to BBC Urdu in an interview in London, he said talks offered the ‘best option’ of ending the country’s long conflict.

Reported cases

A total of 59 polio cases reported in Pakistan in 2014. Fata: 46 cases [North Waziristan 40, South Waziristan four,
Khyber Agency one, F.R. Bannu one].

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: nine cases [Bannu 5, Peshawar 4]. Karachi: four cases [Gadap two, Orangi Town one, Baldia one].

Govt papers over problems with army

By Raja Asghar

ISLAMABAD: The government seemed trying to paper over its problems with the military as one minister dismissed them with an unusual abandon in the National Assembly on Monday.

Apparent differences within the opposition helped the ruling PML-N overcome protests and some fireworks as it took upon itself to offer a debate on law and order, pre-empting different adjournment motions of opposition lawmakers seeking separate discussion on issues including the government-military relationship.

FC claims killing 10 militants in Panjgur

By Saleem Shahid

QUETTA: At least 10 suspected militants were killed in a clash with Frontier Corps in the mountainous area of Panjgur district on Monday.

Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfarz Bugti said at a press conference that the Panjgur Rifles of the FC were carrying out a search operation against militants when the shootout took place.


By Mirza Khurram Shahzad

THE T-junction on the Grand Trunk (GT) Road at Tarnol, where one exits on to the Fateh Jang-Kohat Road to head towards the under-construction new Islamabad airport, is a driver’s nightmare.

Trucks and trailers, loaded way beyond their capacity, creak as they inch forward like giant snails. Long queues of vehicles — cars, vans, motorbikes, donkey-carts and handcarts — going in every which direction have choked up everything.

‘No Muslim terrorist cell in S. Lanka’

By Frances Bulathsinghala

COLOMBO: The spokesman for Sri Lankan armed forces, Brig Ruwan Wanigasooriya, has said that there is no Islamic terrorist activity or terrorist cell in Lanka.

“We exercise the greatest vigilance. Till date, we have not found any evidence of the existence of Islamic terrorist activity or terrorist cells here,” he told newspersons on Monday. He was asked to comment on Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ela Ganesan’s statement that Pakistan was using Sri Lanka to train terrorists.

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