DINA for the issue of May 9, 2014

May 9, 2014 | Rajab 9, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

WHO says it is satisfied with steps taken by Pakistan

By Ikram Junaidi

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organisation (WHO) is quite satisfied with the initial steps taken by the government of Pakistan to stop the spread of the wild poliovirus outside its borders, its polio chief Dr Elias Durry told Dawn on Thursday.
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KARACHI, May 08: At the close of trading, the KSE-100 index was 28511.02, up 180.99 points.
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KARACHI, May 08: The Pakistani Rupee was traded at 99.25 to the US Dollar in the open market.

Nine troops killed in Waziristan bomb attack

By Pazir Gul

MIRAMSHAH: Nine security personnel were killed and three others injured in a roadside blast in Ghulam Khan tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday.

Also on Thursday clashes between rival factions of Taliban in Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan tribal region left 10 militants dead and 14 injured.

Conditional go-ahead for Imran’s May 11 rally

By Iftikhar A. Khan

ISLAMABAD: The government gave the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) a conditional go-ahead for a May 11 rally to protest against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told a press conference on Thursday that written permission for the rally had been given, despite reservations from certain quarters. But, he added, the government had laid down certain conditions.

HR activist Rashid Rahman laid to rest

By Shakeel Ahmed

MULTAN: Funeral prayers of Rashid Rahman, lawyer and coordinator of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s special task force, were held here on Thursday.

Mr Rahman was shot dead on Wednesday night by two assailants at the HRCP office near Kutchery Chowk. Advocate Nadeem Parvaz, one of Rashid’s colleagues, and client Afzal Husain were also injured in the attack, but, according to hospital sources, they are out of danger.

Sharif, Raheel discuss security issues

By Our Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met on Thursday Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif as part of ongoing consultations over security in tribal areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Security situation in Karachi and Balochistan was also discussed.

Blast kills two in Quetta

By Saleem Shahid

QUETTA: Two people were killed and 16 injured in a bomb blast along the Double Road here on Thursday.

Police said the explosive device had been fitted to a motorcycle parked outside the main office of Nadra (National Database and Registration Authority). It was detonated by remote control.


By Hassan Belal Zaidi

It’s been a long road for the internally displaced from Tirah. On the run from their homes since the military launched an operation there in the middle of last year, thousands of people have been refugees in their own land for months. But now, as the time comes for them to return, they have all sorts of apprehensions.

But almost none of them are to do with the Taliban. Nor are they particularly worried about the prospect of going back to ruined homes. No, their concerns are more tangible. Food, water, transport and, above all, money.

CJ takes notice of rape case

By Our Staff Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has taken notice of the alleged rape of a minor Christian girl and ordered the Punjab IGP to submit a report on Saturday.

The suo motu notice was taken on Thursday on a media report suggesting that the seven-year-old girl had been allegedly raped by four Muslims at a village in Daska, Sialkot. She was admitted to the ICU of DHQ Hospital in Sialkot in critical condition. Instead of registering the case, the report alleged, police helped local people in abducting and pressurising the girl’s father to reach an ‘agreement’ with the rapists.

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