DINA for the issue of June 30, 2014

30 June, 2014 / Ramazan 1, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan’s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

Power subsidy being increased in Ramazan

Khaleeq Kiani

ISLAMABAD: The government is expected to increase by 60 per cent the subsidy provided to the power sector in July to ensure minimum loadshedding during Sehr, Iftar and Taraveeh times.
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PM to hold consultations with political parties

Amjad Mahmood

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to hold consultations with various political parties on the situation in the country evolving in the wake of the military operation in North Waziristan.

The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by the prime minister at his Raiwind residence on Sunday. It was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, senior PML-N leaders and bureaucrats.

Dutch pick dramatic win

Reuters

FORTALEZA: A stoppage time penalty from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar gave the Netherlands a dramatic 2-1 victory in the World Cup second round on Sunday minutes after Mexico seemed certain to reach the quarter-finals.

With two minutes to play Mexico were leading 1-0 but Wesley Sneijder pulled the Dutch level with a fierce drive, seemingly forcing the match into extra time.

Qadri’s MPC blames PML-N for Lahore Model Town killings

The Newspaper’s Staff Reporter

LAHORE: A multi-party conference hosted by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek here on Sunday came out with a five-point charter of demands which declared the ruling party leaders as responsible for the June 17 Model Town police action that claimed 10 lives.

Representatives of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, PML-Q, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Jamaat-i-Islami, Awami Muslim League and All-Pakistan Muslim League and other parties attended the meeting chaired by PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

Displacement brings polio vaccination boon

Ikram Junaidi | Hasan Mansoor

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Taking advantage of the displacement of children in large numbers from North Waziristan due to the launch of a military operation there, health authorities have been able to vaccinate more than 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio, officials say.

“We take it as a huge opportunity to target all the children of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) who haven’t been exposed to a vaccine that could save them from being crippled for life,” a senior official in the Prime Minister’s Monitoring and Coordination Cell on Polio Eradication told Dawn.

US to operate with Iran for countering Iraqi militants: military chief

Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON: The United States will operate in the same space with Iran towards “potentially the same goal” of countering the Iraqi militants, says the US military chief.

Gen Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told National Public Radio that the United States “look at Iran with a cold eye (unemotionally)” to determine when and where their interests converge.

US to operate with Iran for countering Iraqi militants: military chief

Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON: The United States will operate in the same space with Iran towards “potentially the same goal” of countering the Iraqi militants, says the US military chief.

Gen Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told National Public Radio that the United States “look at Iran with a cold eye (unemotionally)” to determine when and where their interests converge.

ISIS declares ‘caliphate’

AFP

BEIRUT: Islamist militants fighting in Iraq and Syria announced on Sunday the establishment of a ‘caliphate’.

In an audio recording distributed online, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham (ISIS) declared its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “the caliph” and “leader for Muslims everywhere”.

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