DINA for the issue of October 02, 2014



October 2, 2014 | Zilhaj 6, 1435
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Brawl over anti-PM slogans in Wazirabad

The Newspaper’s Correspondent

GUJRANWALA: Activi­sts of the PML-N, led by an MPA, thrashed supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for raising the slogan of “Go Nawaz go’ after the prime minister had left the venue of a ceremony in Wazirabad on Wednesday.
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Petitions against PM to be taken up today

Nasir Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: As the Supreme Court resumes hearing on Thursday disqualification cases against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly misleading parliament, one of the petitioners has expressed reservations against the presiding judge and pleaded that the judge should recuse himself from the bench.

A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja will commence hearing a set of three identical petitions moved by PTI leader Ishaq Khakwani, PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, and Advocate Gohar Nawaz Sindhu.

Four killed in Quetta grenade attacks

Saleem Shahid

QUETTA: Four people, two teenage boys among them, were killed and nine others injured in two grenade attacks here on Wednesday.

“A barber’s shop and a photo studio were targeted by the assailants,” police official Imran Qureshi said.

NWA operation progressing satisfactorily: army chief

The Newspaper’s Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: The army’s top brass gathered on Wednesday for the monthly corps commanders meeting.

“Matters of professional interest were discussed during the 175th corps commanders’ conference held at General Headquarters and presided over by the Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif,” a military spokesman said.

ECP wants power to suspend legislators over assets

Iftikhar A. Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has proposed that lawmakers who fail to submit details of assets to the commission within the stipulated time period be suspended from membership of the house for 60 days.

The proposal is part of the unified draft election law prepared by the ECP, but experts believe it needs to be refined because, in its present form, it sets two ‘last dates’ for the purpose.

US, India vow to dismantle LeT, Al Qaeda

Anwar Iqbal

WASHINGTON: In a joint statement issued on the conclusion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s four-day visit, the United States and India vowed to work together to dismantle Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba and their affiliates.

The statement also urged Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of the November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai to justice.

Indian version of Hamlet faces Kashmir heat in Pakistan

The Newspaper’s Correspondent

NEW DELHI: “I am opposed to the very idea of film censorship, be it in India, Pakistan or anywhere in the world,” said celebrated filmmaker Kumar Shahani on Wednesday as news reports came in of uncertainty over the release in Pakistan of an Indian interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

The Larkana-born Mr Shahani has won several Indian and international awards for his avant garde cinema, and though he hasn’t seen Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider based on the tragedy of Hamlet, he said no film from India should be banned in Pakistan or vice versa.

IS beheads seven men, three women


BEIRUT: The Islamic State (IS) militant group beheaded seven men and three women in a northern Kurdish area of Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Wednesday.

The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdulrahman, said five anti-IS Kurdish fighters, including three women, and four Syrian Arab rebels were detained and beheaded on Tuesday 14km west of Kobani, a Kurdish town besieged by IS near the Turkish border.

Twin suicide attacks in Kabul kill seven


KABUL: Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least seven people in a coordinated attack, officials said, a day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for US troops to stay in the country.

The Taliban, who strongly opposed the agreement, claimed responsibility for the early-morning blasts that targeted vehicles taking military employees to work in the capital.

UK leader lauds Pakistanis’ contribution


ISLAMABAD: Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has commended the contribution made by the Pakistani diaspora to the progress of the United Kingdom and acknowledged that the Pakistani community had enriched the country culturally, socially and politically.

Mr Clegg was speaking at the second integration dinner organised by the World Congress of Overseas Pakis­tanis at a London hotel on Tuesday, said a message received here on Wednesday.

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