DINA for the issue of June 27, 2014

27 June, 2014 / Shabaan 28, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

Pak-Afghan accord to go after all terrorists

Khawar Ghumman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed on Thursday to form a working group on security to oversee their joint efforts against terrorism.

The on-again, off-again relationship between the two countries received a boost when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser Dr Rangin Dadfar Spanta agreed at a meeting to go after all terrorists without any discrimination.

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Karachi Stocks up 207.19 points :
KARACHI, June 26 : At the close of trading, the KSE-100 index was 29188.53,up 207.19 points. (Bureau Report)
Forex Update :
KARACHI, June 26 : The Pakistani Rupee was traded at 99.25 to the US Dollar in the open market.

Zarb-i-Azb is war of survival, says ISPR chief

Syed Irfan Raza

ISLAMABAD: The ongoing military operation in North Waziristan is a ‘war of survival’ and will pave the way for the dawn of permanent peace in the country, the military’s spokesperson said on Thursday.

In a formal briefing to the media on Operation Zarb-i-Azb, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asim Bajwa told reporters that the operation was being carried out without any discrimination between “good or bad Taliban”.

Germany, US reach last 16; Portugal out


RECIFE: Germany’s Thomas Mueller scored his fourth World Cup goal to pull level with Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar in a 1-0 win over the United States on Thursday. The victory gave his side the top spot in Group G.

The US, coached by former German boss Jurgen Klins­mann, also went through to the last 16 despite the defeat in rain-sodden Recife.

Shaukat Aziz ordered judges’ sacking: official

Malik Asad

ISLAMABAD: Interior Secretary Shahid Khan admitted before the special court trying retired General Pervez Musharraf that in the wake of November 3, 2007 emergency, several judges including former chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry had been sent home by the law ministry on the orders of then prime minister Shaukat Aziz.

On the third day of cross-examination, Musharraf’s counsel Farogh Nasim asked the interior secretary whether the proposal for the ouster of judges was initiated by then law secretary retired Justice Ajmal Mian and Law Minister Zahid Hamid and subsequently approved by the prime minister. The interior secretary, after consulting the documents handed to him by the attorney, replied, “Yes”.

IDPs bemoan state’s apathy, neglect

Zulfiqar Ali

BANNU: People displaced from North Waziristan Agency were standing in a long queue outside Bannu’s sports complex where UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) has set up a camp for food distribution.

They were waiting in sizzling heat since early morning for their turn to get food.

Land issues confront dam

Khalid Hasnain

LAHORE: The pace of work on Diamer-Bhasha Dam defies the government commitment to pursue the project with speed

The dam necessitated the acquisition of thousands of acres of land owned by the state and individuals. Private owners are now demanding payment of penalties against delays in purchase of their land and while the authorities have been able to secure large stretches of state land in Gilgit-Baltistan, the transfer of state land in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is pending.

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