DINA for the issue of June 11th, 2014



June 11, 2014 | Sha’baan 12, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

Baloch leader Khair Bakhsh Marri dies

The Newspaper’s Staff Reporter

KARACHI: Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, a veteran politician and head of Balochistan’s Marri clan, died after a protracted illness on Tuesday night. He was 86.
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Karachi Stocks up 134.22 Points:
KARACHI, June 10 : At the close of trading, the KSE-100 index was 29606.74, up 134.22 po
Forex Update :
KARACHI, October 29: The Pakistani Rupee was traded at 106.95 to the US Dollar in the open market.

Govt vows to review options after TTP assault

Raja Asghar

ISLAMABAD: Describing Pakistan as being in a ‘war zone’, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan promised in the National Assembly on Tuesday that there would be a review of security options and a ‘reaction’ to Sunday night’s deadly terrorist attack at Karachi airport.

Briefing the house about what he called ‘raw courage’ shown by security personnel in their battle with heavily armed militants, in which 29 people were killed from both sides, he also called for patience and a united struggle to face a ‘serious security situation’ facing the country.

Panic at airport as ASF facility comes under fire


KARACHI: With the authorities struggling to cope with security challenges in the aftermath of Sunday’s attack on Karachi airport’s Terminal One, suspected militants launched another attack on an Airport Security Force’s facility on Tuesday, forcing the Civil Aviation Authority to suspend flight operations at the country’s busiest airport for a brief period.

There were no causalities in the latest attack, whose responsibility was also claimed by the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.

25 killed in Tirah air strike

Ibrahim Shinwari

LANDI KOTAL: At least 25 suspected militants were killed and 15 injured when military planes bombed their hideouts in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency early on Tuesday, Inter-Services Public Relations said,

It further said that Pakistan Air Force planes targeted the hideouts in Wacha Wana, Mehraban Killay, Dwa Thoe, Rakgall and Tangu areas.

With militants in disarray, is it time for action?

Ismail Khan

PESHAWAR: Months of behind-the-curtain efforts to drive a wedge between Khan Said and the Mullah Fazlullah-led Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan are bearing fruit. Khan Said overcame his reluctance and bade adieu to a militant network that has wreaked havoc across the country. But what next?

Khan Said alias Sajna’s exit from the TTP had been in the works even before the start of now-doomed peace talks, but contrary to expectations what happened afterwards has made the militant scene in Pakistan more perplexed and complicated.

World Bank unanimously approves Dasu project

Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON: The World Bank unanimously approved on Tuesday the Dasu hydro electric power project and in a pleasant surprise for Pakistan the United States also voted in favour.

The US administration had earlier warned Pakistan that due to congressional constraint, they would prefer to abstain, although they support the plan.

Iraqi forces flee as Mosul falls to militants


MOSUL: An Al Qaeda splinter group in Iraq seized control of the big northern city of Mosul on Tuesday, putting security forces to flight in a spectacular show of strength against the government.

The capture of the city of some two million by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group waging sectarian war on both sides of the nearby Iraqi-Syrian border adds to its grip on key western cities and followed four days of heavy fighting in Mosul and surrounding Nineveh province.

PM presented options for responding to Taliban attacks

Baqir Sajjad Syed

ISLAMABAD: The military and national security aides presented on Tuesday options to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for responding to Taliban terror attacks across the country.

Mr Sharif’s meeting with his national security team came against the backdrop of possibly the worst wave of terrorist attacks in the country this year.

Sharif seeks clear roadmap for privatisation of Discos, Gencos

Amin Ahmed

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the chairman of the Privatisation Commission to provide a clear roadmap and precise timetable for the privatisation of Discos (power distribution companies) and Gencos (power generation companies).

At a meeting held here on Tuesday, the prime minister asked the chairman to come up with a plan at the next meeting so that the entire process of the privatisation of Discos and Gencos could be completed by June 30 next year.

Russia to sell MI-35 helicopters to Pakistan

The Newspaper’s Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Russia said on Tuesday that it was willing to sell MI-35 helicopters to Pakistan.

“Pakistan has expressed its interest in buying MI-35 helicopters and we have shown our willingness to provide them,” Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexey Dedov told a news conference at the embassy.

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