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Sunday, March 4, 2012

DINA for the Issue of March 04,2012

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D A W N I n t e r n e t N e w s A l e r t
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March 04, 2012 Sunday Rabi-us-Sani 10, 1433
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No interim set-up coming, says PM
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By Our Staff Correspondent
MULTAN, March 3: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday came out with an uncharacteristic play on words, confidently shrugging aside talk of a "caretaker or chair-taker set-up" in the country.

An enigmatic remark followed the pun: "The prime minister will not
be jailed."..

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/04/no-interim-set-up-coming-says-pm.html

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Three FC men shot dead after 'BLA court' verdict
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By Saleem Shahid
QUETTA, March 3: Bullet-riddled bodies of three missing Frontier Corps personnel were found near Machh town, some 70km east of Quetta, on Saturday, officials said.

The personnel went missing after militants attacked four FC check-posts in Margat coalmines area of Machh last month, killing over a dozen security men and injuring several others...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/04/three-fc-men-shot-dead-after-bla-court-verdict.html

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Sherpao survives suicide attack; policeman, girl die
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By Faiz Muhammad
CHARSADDA, March 3: A policeman and a little girl were killed when a suicide bomber attacked the motorcade of former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Sherpao near Kangra village on Saturday soon after he left the venue of a public meeting in nearby Battgram village of Shabqadar tehsil.

A member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and six other people were injured in the bombing...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/04/sherpao-survives-suicide-attack-policeman-girl-die.html

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Bombs, mines seized in Chaman
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CHAMAN, March 3: The Levies Force recovered a big cache of explosives on Saturday from a timber-laden truck after it overturned.

The catch yielded bombs, landmines, three anti-aircraft guns, bomb-
making material and wireless sets...

http://dawn.com/2012/03/04/bombs-mines-seized-in-chaman.html

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Request for Musharraf's arrest sent to Interpol
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By Malik Asad
ISLAMABAD, March 3: The ministry of interior has forwarded a formal request to the France-based Interpol secretariat for the issuance of "red warrants" against former president and army chief Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf as well as for his arrest and extradition to Pakistan.

Sources in the ministry told Dawn that the request had been sent to Interpol through its representative in Pakistan. The FIA's senior public prosecutor, Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali, said on Saturday that earlier a letter had been sent to the director of Interpol (Pakistan) by the investigation officer in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case...

http://dawn.com/2012/03/04/request-for-musharrafs-arrest-sent-to-interpol.html

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Adiyala men 'validly' kept in detention centre: board
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By Nasir Iqbal
ISLAMABAD, March 3: An oversight board set up under the Actions (In Aid of Civil Power) Regulation 2011 for Fata has said in its report that seven of the 11 surviving prisoners, who went missing from outside the Adiyala Jail and were produced before the Supreme Court last month, have validly been detained in Peshawar's internment centre for their involvement in sabotage and terrorism activities.

The report on the missing prisoners' case, submitted by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastagir to the Supreme Court and available with Dawn, said the internees were accused of having criminal background, sabotage training and affiliation with terrorist groups...

http://dawn.com/2012/03/04/adiyala-men-validly-kept-in-detention-centre-board.html

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Fierce tornadoes kill 31 in US
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CHICAGO, March 3: Residents and rescue workers went house to house on Saturday in a desperate search for survivors after tornados ripped open the US heartland, killing at least 31 people and wiping out entire communities.

Even as stunned Americans grappled with the magnitude of the massive swath of destruction brought by Friday's twisters, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued new tornado warnings for parts of Georgia and Florida, in the country's southeast...

http://dawn.com/2012/03/04/fierce-tornadoes-kill-31-in-us.html

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Sanctions on 'bomb maker'
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WASHINGTON, March 3: The United States has expanded its sanctions' list to include the manufacturers of improvised explosive devices as well, the Treasury Department announced on Saturday.

The first person placed on this list is Abdul Samad Achekzai. The Department of Treasury described Samad, a 42-year-old Afghan national, as a key official in the Taliban's IED supply network. In mid-2010, the Taliban tasked him with IED component procurement and storage, detonator construction and IED training in support of their fighters in parts of Afghanistan.—Correspondent..

http://dawn.com/2012/03/04/sanctions-on-bomb-maker.html

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Outrage as Syria denies Red Cross access to Baba Amr
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DAMASCUS, March 3: Syria faced harsh world condemnation on Saturday as it continued to block the Red Cross from delivering desperately needed aid to the vanquished rebel stronghold of Baba Amr in the city of Homs.

Britain and Turkey joined the international outcry accusing President Bashar al-Assad's government of committing a crime by barring aid convoys from entering Baba Amr for the second day...

http://dawn.com/2012/03/04/outrage-as-syria-denies-red-cross-access-to-baba-amr.html

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Ahmadinejad faction trails rivals
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TEHRAN, March 3: Iran on Saturday declared an initial turnout of 64 per cent in a parliamentary election.

According to a tally of the results announced in 126 seats, 81 went to Ayatollah Khamenei supporters, 9 to President Ahmadinejad's faction, 7 to reformists and 7 to independents, with the allegiance of the remaining winners unclear...

http://dawn.com/2012/03/04/ahmadinejad-faction-trails-rivals.html

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Dizziness hits Suu Kyi at rally
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MANDALAY (Myanmar), March 3: Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi consulted with a doctor at a large campaign rally on Saturday after telling the crowd that she felt unwell and dizzy.

The doctor and other party members said the 66-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate was feeling tired because of her rigorous campaign tour ahead of April 1 by-elections...

http://dawn.com/2012/03/04/dizziness-hits-suu-kyi-at-rally.html

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