DINA for the issue of May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014 | Rajab 8, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

Police awaiting forensic report about ‘spy gadgets’ of US citizen

By Imran Ayub

KARACHI: Police are ‘keenly awaiting’ the results of forensic examination of arms and ‘spy gadgets’ found in possession of a US citizen at Karachi airport, minutes before he was to fly to Islamabad, to ascertain the motive for his visit to Pakistan.
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Karachi Stocks down 53.17 Points:
KARACHI, May 07: At the close of trading, the KSE-100 index was 28330.03, down 53.17 points.
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KARACHI, May 07: The Pakistani Rupee was traded at 98.75 to the US Dollar in the open market.

Pakistan asks WHO for 15-day grace period

By Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: Representatives of the federal and provincial governments held an emergency consultation meeting on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) travel advisory for Pakistanis going abroad.

It was decided that WHO would be asked to assist Pakistan with the procurement of vaccine and the country would be allowed at least two weeks ‘grace period’ to put its own mechanisms in place before the restrictions on Pakistani travellers are enforced.

HRCP lawyer shot dead in Multan

By Our Staff Correspondent

MULTAN: Senior lawyer Rashid Rehman Khan, Special Task Force Coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, was killed and two other people were injured in an attack at the HRCP office near Kutchery Chowk on Wednesday night.

Mr Khan was in the office along with a colleague, Advocate Nadeem Parvaz, and assistant Afzal Hussain when the attackers shot at them. They were taken to the Nishtar Hospital by Rescue 1122 staff, but Mr Khan was pronounced dead by doctors. Mr Parvaz was in critical condition.

Worsening power situation angers Sharif

By Our Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Power shortfall is turning out to be political albatross for the PML-N government. Perhaps realising this, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif went into a huddle again on Wednesday to look for ways of generating and adding more electricity to the national grid.

He took people running the power ministry to task for increases in the hours of loadshedding, an insider told Dawn.

YOUTUBE BAN SOLUTION IS IN HAND

By Jahanzaib Haque

When is YouTube opening? The question has tormented Pakistan’s internet users since the release of the Innocence of Muslims trailer, and the consequent blanket ban in September 2012.

The answer was assumedly the responsibility of the then PPP government, which opted instead to let the issue slide and become the incoming PML-N’s headache. To its credit, the PML-N brought in the right person for the job — Information Technology Minister Anusha Rehman was among the most vocal and progressive voices in the previous government’s National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology. She was absolutely in favour of unblocking YouTube — so what went wrong? Plenty.

Melee on Imran’s arrival disrupts court hearing

By Wajih Ahmad Sheikh

LAHORE: An upheaval caused on the Lahore High Court premises by an unscheduled and ‘not required by the court’ appearance of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Wednesday earned anger of the Chief Justice.

Mr Khan had come to the court of Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial to attend proceedings on a petition filed by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq against an order of the Election Commission about inspection of ballots in NA-122, Lahore.

Rahul heckled in Amethi

By Jawed Naqvi

NEW DELHI: Indian elections recorded a high voter turnout in the 64 seats that went to polls on Wednesday, amid growing indications of a hung parliament.

One person was killed when police fired on a violent crowd in Bihar. In West Bengal, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has monopolised Muslim support, the highest percentage of voting was recorded at 81.28 per cent.

Pakistan wants more security for its mission

By Our Correspondent

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan High Commission in Delhi has asked the Indian government to enhance its security after recent hate-letters threatened to harm its diplomats and their families, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.

They were confirming a report in the Times of India on Wednesday which said that fearing threats to its establishments and diplomats in India, Pakistan has sought more security from the Indian government.

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