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  • President Asif Ali Zardari while addressing a joint sitting of the Parliament, for a record sixth-time stressed the need to avoid confrontation and pursue “reconciliation” by setting up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for strengthening democracy
  • President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and COAS General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani held a meeting shortly after Presidential address to the joint meeting of the Parliament; discussed issues relating to national security and relations with the US, with focus on drone attacks. (Nation)
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been issued a legal notice by Feroze Shah Gilani for not implementing judicial verdict regarding construction of Kala Bagh Dam on priority basis. (Pakistan Today, Khabrain)
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has nominated Muhammad Khan Achakzai as Governor Balochistan. (Nawa-e-Waqt)
  • The Foreign Ministry has conveyed serious concern to the Indian High Commission over the airspace violation by two Indian high speed (fighter) aircraft that had intruded 4 kilometres into the Head Sulemanki area at 1040 hours this morning
  • Official: NATO Trucks attacked, 4 Dead in Pakistan: (ABC News, USA)
  • Pakistan Faces War of Intelligence: (Weekly Ar-Rahma, Cairo)
  • Roadside Bombs Kill 2 Soldiers, Wound 2 in Northwest Pakistan: (Washington Post)
  • Hoping for a New Beginning: (Tehran Times)
  • Panel to Visit Lahore for Gas Supply Talks: (Hindustan Times)
  • BJP sees a Ray of Hope in Sharif’s Conciliatory Approach: (The Hindu)
  • Can Nawaz Transform Afghan-Pak Relations?: (Afghanistan Times)
  • New Pakistani Govt Committed to Iran Gas Project: (Iran Daily /Jomhouri Eslami)
  • Non-bailable warrant issued against Musharraf: (The Times of India)
  • PML-N Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq and PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan notified as leader of the house and opposition leader respectively in the Senate. (Majority of papers)
  • PTI has submitted a resolution to the NA Secretariat against drone attacks inside Pakistani territory
  • Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power has recommended to the government to scrap 650 MW power sale agreement with KESC to provide relief to consumers in other parts of the country; IESCO Chief Yusuf Awan disclosed that no load-shedding is observed at the Presidency, PM House, SC, GHQ, NAB, NADRA and Judges Colony. (Majority of papers)
  • CAA, PIA and ASF taken from the control of Ministry of Defence; instead all 3 organizations will now be under the Aviation Division which will be headed by the Advisor to the PM on aviation affairs. (Express Tribune)
  • SC moved seeking order for the constitution of a Parliamentary Committee for reassessing the role of secret agencies including the MI and the ISI. (Dawn)
  • Anti-Narcotics Court has fixed June 24 to indict 11 accused persons including Ali Musa Gilani and Makhdoom Shahabuddin in Ephedrine Quota case. (Daily Times)
  • After decades of war in Afghanistan and its spill over into Pakistan, the level of mistrust between the two countries today is at an all-time high, Gulf Time reported. (News)
  • Money woes cloud Pakistan’s infrastructure boom hopes; Islamabad due to repay IMF over $ 4 billion by end of 2014, and many observers expect Pakistan to have to ask for another loan: AFP report. (Daily Times)
  • Iran has expressed concern over delay in start of work on Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline; asked Pakistan to nominate entities to go ahead with the project. (Express Tribune)
  • Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Peter Heyward said, general elections in Pakistan were held in a free, fair and transparent manner. (Pakistan Today)
  • Overseas Pakistanis remit $ 12.76 billion in 11 months of the current fiscal year. (Majority of papers)
  • Kidnapers of Ali Haider Gilani, son of Former Premier Yusuf Raza Gilani have claimed to sell him to another party for Rs. 200 million. (Business Recorder, Pak. Observer, Pakistan Today)
  • Dawn:  “Secrecy unwanted” Dr Abdul Malik begins his term in Balochistan by doing away with secrecy where he immediately could
  • Nation: “US spying on Pakistan” The US is engaged in one of the most gargantuan efforts ever, of one country carrying out e-surveillance of another, on Pakistan. Considering the past records of the Pakistani state, this obtaining of information might well be used to trace political opponent. The incoming government should note that this problem is not only a challenge, but a failure of the Pakistani government

 

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