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PM leaves for Islamabad
National: The Prime Minister, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani left for Islamabad from Allama Iqbal International Airport here on Monday morning.

PM condoles with Majeed Nizami; visits family of late Iqbal Bano
National: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani condoled with Majeed Nizami, Editor‑in‑chief Nawai Waqt group of newspapers, on the demise of his wife at his residence here on Monday morning. Prime Minister offered fateha for the departed soul and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved fmaily to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

Tareen meets WB President, Zoellick confident of IBRD
WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s top finance and economic affairs adviser Shaukat Tareen met with World Bank President Robert Zoellick, who lauded the South Asian country’s successful economic stabilization efforts and assured of the institution’s continued support.

US should help not dictate Pakistan, convince India to pull back troops: Key lawmakers
WASHINGTON: The U.S. should persuade India to pull back its troops from Kashmir so that Pakistan could focus more effectively on the fight against violent extremism, a key Republican senator said as lawmakers urged Washington against dictating terms to Islamabad.

No do more; it is time to achieve more in war on terror: President
ISLAMABAD: Going beyond the repeated assertions of “do more” by the West and the United States in the war against terrorism, President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday said it was time to get together and strengthen each other to be able to achieve more. “It is time to bring to their attention that let us get together and strengthen each other to able to achieve more...., Do more is not the answer. Achievement is the answer. Do more is just a statement”, the President said in an interview with PTV telecast on Sunday night.

Govt to utilise resources to ensure basic amenities to people: Gilani
LAHORE: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Sunday the government is exploring all available resources to ensure provision of basic amenities of life to people despite the financial constraints. Addressing a public gathering at Kobay Chak here, the Prime Minister said that the government has taken a number of initiatives to alleviate poverty and backwardness from the less developed areas so as to bring them at par with the developed areas of the country as soon as possible.

Zardari to visit Libya on April 30 to discuss bilateral, trade ties
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari will pay a three‑day official visit to Libya on April 30 to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral and trade ties with the Libyan leadership. During his first official visit to the north‑African country since assuming office in last September, President Zardari will hold talks with the Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi and other government officials.

Army fully capable to defend motherland: Kaira
GUJRANWALA: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira has underlined the need for unity for the integrity and solidarity of the country. He said that few miscreants by posing themselves as Taliban, are undermining peace in the region.

Scores of militants killed in FC operation in Dir
ISLAMABAD: On the request of provincial government of NWFP and the local inhabitants of Dir, Frontier Corps started operation on early Sunday against suspected militants hideouts in Islampura and Lal Qila in Lower Dir. According to ISPR, heavy exchange of fire took place at Kala Dag whereby reportedly scores of militants have been killed including an important local Commander. One security personnel embraced Shahadat while four others sustained injuries. According to the reports intense exchange of fire was continuing at Lal Qila till filing of this report.

Sufi Muhammad want to promote extremism in Islamabad: Kaira
WAZIRABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Sunday that the elements like Maulana Sufi Muhammad want to promote extremist ideology in Islamabad. Talking to media after administering oath to newly-elect office-bearers of Cable Operators Associations here he observed that Maulana Sufi Muhammad in his public address had challenged the parliament, the Supreme Court and high courts. But media portrayed him as a hero by live telecasting his speech, which is unfortunate, he added.

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