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Anti-terror suspect’s father says Islamophobia to blame for son’s arrest: Report
LONDON, April 13 (APP)- The father of a Pakistani computer science student detained under the British anti-terrorism laws last week has defended his son, calling him victim of anti-Muslim discrimination reports ‘The Guardian’.

UN must boost mediation capacity for dispute settlement, says Ban
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 (APP): With the peaceful settlement of disputes a key element of the U.N. mission, the world body’s mediation capacity, which is thwarted by the limited number of experienced mediators and the lack of sufficient financial resources, must be bolstered, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.

Maoists killed seven security personnels in Orissa state
NEW DELHI, April 13 (APP): Maoists killed seven security personnels in Koraput district of Orissa state on Sunday night. The police officer in the district said four Maoists were also killed in the gun battle when over one hundred militants attacked state-run bauxite mine at Panchpatmali.

Gilani invites PML (N) to rejoin federal cabinet
ISLAMABAD, April 12 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani formally invited the PML (N) to rejoin the federal cabinet as both democratic parties have a common objective to strengthen the democratic institutions and to steer the country out of its present challenges. He extended this invitation to President PML (N) and Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, who met him at the Prime Minister here this afternoon.
Stressing the need for cooperation between the two major mainstream political parties in the greater national interest, the Prime Minister said that one of the major preconditions in the way of PML (N) to rejoin the federal cabinet have been fulfilled with the restoration of judges.

President refers Nizam-e-Adal regulation to PM
ISLAMABAD, Apr 12 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari has referred Nizam e Adal Regulation, 2009 to Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani. The President referred the regulation with the advice that the Prime Minister may consider placing it before the parliament for debate.

President Zardari has ‘clearest understanding’ of terrorists’ threat: US writer
NEW YORK, April 12 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari has the clearest understanding of dangers that the menace of violent extremism poses to Pakistan, an American writer, who recently travelled to the country, noted Saturday.

Gen. Kayani meets King Abdullah
ISLAMABAD April 12 (APP): Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday called on custodian of two holy mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, said an ISPR news release issued here.

Government committed to restore 1973 constitution in its true form:Kaira
ISLAMABAD, Apr 12 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira Sunday said the government is committed to restoring the 1973 Constitution in its true form and in this regard negotiations are continuing with all the political forces. He was talking to journalists after a meeting held between Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif here today.

Pak, India have to address outstanding issues for good relations’ Qureshi
NEW DELHI, April 12 APP: Pakistan and India have to address outstanding issues including Kashmir between them for good relations. In an interview with Karan Thapar in Devil’s Advocate programme on CNN-IBN, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said India’s concerns can only be addressed through talks.

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