DINA for the issue of May 15, 2014

15 May, 2014 / Rajab 15, 1435
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Karachi operation will go on, says PM

By Habib Khan Ghori

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared on Wednesday that the targeted operation in Karachi would continue and the administration would have full powers to bring terrorists to justice.
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KARACHI, May 14: At the close of trading, the KSE-100 index was 28585.09, up 173.60 points.
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KARACHI, May 14: The Pakistani Rupee was traded at 99.25 to the US Dollar in the open market.

Provinces told to buy polio drops; army turns to govt

By Asif Chaudhry and Ikram Junaidi

LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: The government is scrambling to meet the rising demand for polio vaccine and immunisation certificates in the country in the wake of travel restrictions imposed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The Punjab Health Department is expected to seek a relaxation in procurement rules to allow it to quickly purchase polio vaccine, while the country’s armed forces have asked the government to provide large quantities of the vaccine to fulfil its needs.

Minister says Iran cooperating in gas project

By Khaleeq Kiani

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday that Iran and Pakistan were keen to implement the gas pipeline project.

“Iran is not unhappy with us, but fully aware of the actual situation,” he told a sub-committee of the Senate standing committee on petroleum and natural resources, adding that the two countries had discussed the project during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent visit to Tehran and agreed to cooperate with each other for its implementation.

Can civil courts try armymen, SC asks govt

By Nasir Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday did not seem particularly pleased with the government’s understanding that civil courts could not try serving military personnel for an offence. It expressed the displeasure during a hearing on the issue of the 35 prisoners who went missing from a military internment centre in Malakand.

The three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawwad Khawaja, asked Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Advocate General Abdul Latif Yousufzai to assist the court in ascertaining whether a criminal case could be registered against armed forces personnel.

PTI secures support of other opposition parties

By Khawar Ghumman

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) rolled out its three powerhouses, handpicked by party chief Imran Khan, to meet leaders from different parties and build a consensus on the electoral reforms agenda presented at the PTI rally in Islamabad on Sunday.

The power trio of Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Jehangir Tarin spent Wednesday meeting with leaders from the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM).

Turkish coalmine fire kills 245; 120 feared trapped

SOMA: Hopes faded of finding more survivors in a coalmine in western Turkey on Wednesday, where 245 workers were confirmed killed and around 120 still feared to be trapped in what could prove to be the nation’s worst industrial disaster.

Anger over the deadly fire at the mine about 480km southwest of Istanbul echoed across a country that has seen a decade of rapid economic growth but still suffers from one of the world’s worst workplace safety records.

Three killed in Andhra Pradesh communal riots

AFP

HYDERABAD: Police killed three people after opening fire to break up religious clashes in southern India on Wednesday, officers and media reports said.

The violence broke out in the old quarter of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, which has a sizeable Muslim population.

Islamist group claims China train station attack

Reuters

BEIJING: An Islamist militant group called the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) claimed responsibility for an attack at a train station in China’s western city of Urumqi in late April that killed one and injured 79 people, the SITE Monitoring service said.

China had said the attack in its restive Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur ethnic group, was carried out by two religious extremists who were also killed in the blast.

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