DINA for the issue of May 28, 2014

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

Avoid accusations, Sharif tells India

By Jawed Naqvi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may have felt privileged to be in Delhi, which he said he did, to watch the inauguration of India’s first far right prime minister, but his comments following a bilateral meeting with Mr Narendra Modi on Tuesday seemed to vent a degree of unease too.
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Woman beaten to death with bricks by father, brothers

By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: A young woman was beaten to death with bricks by her family near the Lahore High Court on Tuesday morning allegedly for marrying a man of her choice.

The brutal act took place on Fane Road, one of the busiest roads in the city, when Farzana, 25, of Nankana Sahib, her husband Mohammad Iqbal and in-laws, left the office of her counsel for going to the court.

Apex court judge worried by defamation of institutions

By Nasir Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: The allegations being levelled against a judge continued to occupy the Supreme Court’s attention on Tuesday. Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, who has been at the centre of this smear campaign, asked the attorney general to find out just who was trying to attack and damage the reputation of key national institutions like the judiciary.

A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Khawaja, had taken up the case of 35 prisoners who went missing from a military internment centre in Malakand. However, when Interior Secretary Shahid Khan and the Director General of Intelligence Bureau, Aftab Sultan, appeared before the court, the judge deplored the ‘incendiary’ and ‘defamatory’ campaign that had cropped up virtually overnight in the capital.

Nation has rejected ‘terrorist ideology’, says Gen Raheel

By Our Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has claimed that ‘terrorist ideology’ has been rejected by the nation.

“The whole nation has rejected the misplaced ideology of the terrorists, who have clearly lost their cause already and are being marginalised,” he told troops and locals during his visit to South Waziristan on Tuesday.

Illegal entry points on Afghan border closed

By Saleem Shahid

QUETTA: The government has closed all illegal entry points on its border with Afghanistan, Federal Secretary of Defence retired Lt-Gen Asif Yaseen Malik said on Tuesday.

“We have closed all illegal crossing points on the Pak-Afghan border. The Pakistan Army will not replace the Frontier Corps on the Pak-Afghan border, but the army personnel will stay on the border points where they are already deployed,” he said at a briefing after visiting the Chaman border along with the chief of Balochistan Frontier Corps.

Eight siblings among 16 killed in Swat accident

By Jamal Ud Din

MINGORA: At least 16 people, eight siblings among them, were killed and seven others injured when a truck plunged into a ravine near Kalam valley on Tuesday.

According to police, a truck carrying about 27 residents of Utror Kalam skidded off the road in the Pishmal area, about 95km off here, and fell into a deep ravine.

No US troops in Afghanistan after 2016: Obama

By Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he plans to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

“At the beginning of 2015, we will have approximately 9,800 US service members in different parts of the country, together with our Nato allies and other partners,” the president said in a statement he read to his nation from the White House Rose Garden.

India visit a success, insist Sharif aides

Khawar Ghumman

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to the federal capital on Tuesday evening where he was greeted by a volley of criticism from the media, which was up in arms that he had not mentioned Kashmir during his visit to India while he had been greeted by the T word (terrorism).

However, it did not take long for the prime minister’s senior aides to jump into action and address the criticism. They tried hard to convince many that the meeting had been a success.

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