DINA for the issue of July 16, 2014

16 July, 2014 / Ramazan 17, 1435
The DAWN Internet News Alert (DINA) is a free daily news service from Pakistan�s largest English language newspaper, the Daily DAWN.

PML-N to let PTI go ahead with march

Khawar Ghumman

ISLAMABAD: The government decided on Tuesday to let Imran Khan and his party go ahead with his scheduled Islamabad march on Aug 14.

This decision was taken at a meeting which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held with senior leaders of his party to discuss the government�s plan for Independence Day celebrations on the day and the PTI march.

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Karachi Stocks up 49.72 points :
KARACHI, July 15 : At the close of trading, the KSE-100 index was 29754.79,up 49.72 points.
Forex Update :
KARACHI, July 15 : The Pakistani Rupee was traded at 99.05 to the US Dollar in the open market.

Zardari backs demand for vote recount on four seats

Syed Irfan Raza

ISLAMABAD: In a development which may add to the pressure on the PML-N government, former president Asif Ali Zardari supported on Tuesday PTI�s demand for recounting of votes in four constituencies of Punjab and said there was no harm in doing it.

�Heavens will not fall if the demand is accepted,� PPP spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar quoted Mr Zardari as saying in a statement.

Imran wants complete audit of general election results

The Newspaper’s Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has called for a complete �audit� of results of the general elections held in May last year.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, he said: �Time for recounting of votes of four constituencies is over. Now the PTI demands a complete audit of the poll results as is being done in Afghanistan.�

Key Taliban leader Adnan Rashid reportedly held

Sailab Mehsud

LADHA: Adnan Rashid, a fugitive of the Air Force (PAF), is reported to have been captured, along with three others, from Shakai area of South Waziristan Agency.

Military and intelligence sources, however, denied the reports about his capture. Sources in the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan also expressed their ignorance about the detention of Adnan Rashid, a high-profile commander who was on death row on charges of an attempt on the life of former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf.

Troops gain control of Miramshah, enter Mirali

Intikhab Hanif

LAHORE: After gaining full control of Miramshah, army troops entered Mirali, the second largest town of North Waziristan, on Monday night and killed six terrorists, including an important Taliban leader Matiullah.

This was announced on Tuesday by ISPR Director General Maj Gen Asim Salim Bajwa in a media briefing in Lahore on the Zarb-i-Azb operation.

Congress plays BJP role on Hafiz Saeed meet

The Newspaper’s Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Journalists are required to meet everyone in the course of their work � terrorists, spies, serial killers and worse.

Has former Indian journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik met Pakistan�s Jamaat ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as a journalist, or was he speaking to him recently as an Indian negotiator? Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday asked her envoy in Pakistan to figure that out while denying there was any government approval by New Delhi for the meeting.

Gaza toll hits 194 as truce bid fails

Agencies

GAZA CITY: The death toll from Israel�s week-long campaign in Gaza rose to 194 on Tuesday, as two Palestinians were killed in renewed strikes after an Egyptian truce bid failed.

The week-old conflict seemed to be at a turning point, with Hamas defying Arab and Western calls to ceasefire and Israel threatening to step up a week-old offensive that could include an invasion of the densely populated enclave of 1.8 million.

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