DINA for the issu of June 24, 2014



June 24, 2014 | Sha’baan 25, 1435
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Qadri lands in Lahore, will give ‘final call for revolution’

Amjad Mahmood

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri vowed revenge and asked his workers on Monday to wait for his ‘final call for revolution’, capping an eventful journey full of sharp turns and twists and a controversial plane diversion.
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Two troops, 25 militants die in N. Waziristan

Dawn Report

PESHAWAR/BANNU: After a day’s break, security forces resumed action in North Waziristan on Monday and killed 25 suspected militants in air strikes and clashes. Officials, meanwhile, said that the area would continue to be under curfew on Tuesday.

According to a press release issued by ISPR, two soldiers were also killed in clashes with militants in Spinwam and Mirali.

Dutch beat Chile 2-0, top Group B

From the Newspaper

SAO PAULO: Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile on Monday to top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins.

Fer had only just replaced Wesley Sneijder when he rose almost unmarked in the Chile penalty area to put the Dutch ahead with a powerful 77th-minute header. Another substitute, Memphis Depay, then tapped in a cross from Arjen Robben in injury time to double the lead.

Plane diversion was Rafiq’s idea

Mohammad Asghar

RAWALPINDI: Initially the government had two options to get Dr Tahirul Qadri to Lahore once he had arrived at Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) on Monday morning – either use a Fokker ATR27 aeroplane to airlift him to Lahore or a helicopter of the Punjab government.

However, both these options were ignored when Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq suggested that the flight not be allowed to land at BBIA and be diverted to Lahore, sources said.

SC suspends SHC order in Musharraf case

Nasir Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf’s desire to go to Dubai to see his ailing mother was frustrated on Monday when the Supreme Court suspended the June 12 Sindh High Court order till it decides government’s appeal against removing his name from the Exit Control List.

The hearing of the appeal will start after four weeks.

Qadri, 1,300 supporters booked on terror charges

The Newspaper’s Staff Reporter

RAWALPINDI: Police have registered a case against the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT)’s chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and 1,300 activists, arresting 70 of them.

They have been accused of damaging public property, attacking police, snatching their wireless sets, causing damage to an armoured personnel carrier and creating a law and order situation.

Footprints: Embracing Football

Mirza KhurramShahzad

Saher Zaman’s Gilgit background and the fact that she’s the only girl amongst six brothers has made her family very sensitive about her going away from home for any extended period of time — and that too for playing football.

Her interest in football, which she started playing back in 2007 when she was only nine, became harder to keep undiminished with every passing day. “It was okay for my family as long as I was playing as a child. But as I grew up, they started resisting,” says Zaman, mid-fielder for the Young Rising Stars (YRS) girls’ football club and one of the country’s best female football players. She has just played in the opening match of the inter-clubs girls’ championship at the Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad.

8 Islamists to hang for bombing in Bangladesh


DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islam­ists to death on Monday for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people and wounded scores more during the country’s main celebrations for the Bengali New Year.

The head of the outlawed Harkat-ul-Jihad al Islami (HuJI) outfit, Mufti Abdul Hannan, was among the eight sentenced to hang for planning and carrying out the bombing in Dhaka’s main park.

Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt


CAIRO: Three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in jail by an Egyptian judge on Monday for aiding a “terrorist organisation”, drawing criticism from Western governments who said the verdict undermined freedom of expression.

The three, who all denied the charge of working with the now banned Muslim Brotherhood, included Australian Peter Greste and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, Cairo bureau chief of Al Jazeera English.

Kerry condemns conviction

Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Egyptian government on Monday to review all political sentences and verdicts pronounced during the last few years and consider all available remedies, including pardons.

In a statement issued by his office, Secretary Kerry observed that Monday’s conviction and “chilling, draconian sentences” by the Cairo Criminal Court of three Al Jazeera journalists and 15 others was “a deeply disturbing setback to Egypt’s transition”.

India to ratify agreement with IAEA


NEW DELHI: India said on Monday it was ratifying an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to expand oversight of its civilian nuclear programme, in a move aimed at unblocking a major nuclear partnership with the United States.

The ratification sends a strong signal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to bolster strategic and trade ties with the United States when he meets President Barack Obama in Washington in September.

Youth shot dead in Kashmir


SRINAGAR: Indian forces shot dead a youth in occupied Kashmir on Monday during protests following an overnight gunbattle in which one suspected militant was killed and another was believed to have escaped.

The incident happened in the volatile town of Sopore, 45km southwest of Srinagar, during protests by residents at the end of the gunbattle which had started on Sunday evening, a police officer said.

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