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  • Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah said, separation of MQM from Sindh government will have no negative impact on the performance of the government. (Majority of papers)
  • Finance Ministry spokesman Rana Asad Amin has denied rumors about resignation of Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, saying that he would continue to discharge his duties. (Majority of papers)
  • According to a report compiled by the Finance Ministry, PIA losses have soared by 100 percent in five years. (Business Recorder)
  • Former President Pervez Musharraf said, he has made all his preparations and would soon be in Pakistan. (Nawa-e-Waqt)
  • Majlis-e-Wahdatul-Muslimeen has launched a country-wide protest, staging demonstrations and sit-ins in major cities against the Quetta terrorist attack. (Majority of papers)
  •   Iran nuclear expert was at North Korean test: (The Australian News)
  •  British PM Cameron on India trade trip amid graft scandal: (Reuters)
  •  Bangladesh mulls ban on Jamaat-e-Islami: (The Deccan Herald)
  • Controversial arms exports to Saudi Arabia: (Deutsche Welle)
  • India’s case with Italian and local courts to find out role of Indians in alleged kickbacks in Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal. Rediff
  • Gallup:Confidence in Civil Govt low to 23% in March and October 2012. This is down from 54% in December 2008 http://www.mediapoint.pk/surveypakistanis-turned-further-away-from-usa-feb-2013/ … …
  • infiltration bid by five terrorists was on Sunday foiled by Indian Army along the LoC in the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Rediff
  • TEHERAN (AP) – Iran’s official news agency says country’s navy plans to establish a new base near Pakistan’s border in the Sea of Oman
  • PTI in a letter to the CEC and other members of the ECP has urged them to take notice of the alleged distribution of 27500 plots on state land in Sindh to PPP jiyalas to win loyalties of the voters in the upcoming elections. (Daily Times, Dawn)
  • CJ SHC Masheer Alam said, government must reciprocate as judiciary backed democracy; government’s attitude to judges is insulting. (News, Express)
  • Post-2014 Afghanistan: Pakistan’s nightmare? Report by Madiha Sattar. (Dawn)
  • Justice Tasaddaq Hussain Jilani will succeed Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as CJP, report by Terrance J. Sigamony. (Nation)
  • Iranian Navy plans to establish a new naval base near Pakistan’s border in the sea of Oman. (Pak. Observerm Nation)
  • US had agreed to continue reimbursing Pakistan from the CSF despite strong objections from some lawmakers. (Dawn)
  • Outrage across the country at Quetta carnage; protests held across Pakistan as toll rises to 85; Shias refuse to bury their dead; demand military take-over of Quetta; Hazaras threaten march on Islamabad if demands not met. (Majority of papers)
  • COAS Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani approves amendment in service rules; length of service for Brigadiers and Colonels reduced by one year; for Majors enhanced by two years. (Ausaf)
  • Korean Embassy seeks government’s help against mafia to save a piece of land purchased by Korean Church in Lahore. (Dawn)
  • Minister for Water and Power Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar and Secretary Water and Power Nargis Sethi have reportedly locked horns over appointments of junior officers as CEOs. (Business Recorder)
  • Nation, Nawa-e-Waqt: “Going to extreme” There is not much praise that one can give to the PPP-led setup’s approach of putting Dr Tahirul Qadri in the forefront of the march towards  general elections.
  • Ihtasham ul Haq (News): “The sinking rupee” It would be hard to convince the IMF for another programme this time around unless Pakistan accepts various upfront conditions particularly those relating to the power sector reform, fiscal deficit, tax evasion and removing subsidies worth billions of rupees.

 

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