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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DINA for the Issue of March 07, 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 07, 2012 Wednesday Rabi-us-Sani 13, 1433
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Army has its eye on Nato supplies deal
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By Khawar Ghumman
ISLAMABAD, March 6: The bankrupt Pakistan Railways management has pulled off the mother of all deals with the NLC, while the army is working hard behind the scenes for an equally big deal with the United States.

In the first week of February, railways signed a deal with the military-run National Logistics Cell (NLC) under which the cell will repair 30 railway locomotives of which 15 will be returned to the railways to use. The other 15 will be used by the NLC to carry freight booked by the NLC...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/army-has-its-eye-on-nato-supplies-deal.html


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Sahiwal girl suffers acid attack
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By Our Correspondent
SAHIWAL, March 6: A man threw acid on a girl's face in a village near here on Tuesday for not accepting his 'friendship' proposal.

Police arrested the man and registered a case under the newly enacted law – Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Act...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/sahiwal-girl-suffers-acid-attack.html


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BNP-A joins race for Senate post
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By Amir Wasim
ISLAMABAD, March 6: After PPP's major coalition partners — the Pakistan Muslim League-Q and Awami National Party — softened their demand for the post of the deputy chairman of the Senate, its junior ally, the Balochistan National Party-A, has staked its claim for the office.

"Yes, our party president has informed President Zardari during last night's meeting that we are also a contender for the office of the deputy chairman of the Senate," BNP-A Senator Kalsoom Parveen told Dawn here on Tuesday...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/bnp-a-joins-race-for-senate-post.html


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Desecration of Quran condemned
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By Iftikhar A. Khan
ISLAMABAD, March 6: The Senate on Tuesday condemned desecration of Holy Quran at Afghanistan's Bagram airbase by Nato military personnel and demanded punishment for those responsible for the deplorable act.

The unanimous resolution moved by the Leader of House Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari urged Nato to take steps to prevent recurrence of such irresponsible acts in future...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/desecration-of-quran-condemned.html


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EC official's resignation letter attempt to malign court: CJ
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By Nasir Iqbal
ISLAMABAD, March 6: The resignation letter of former secretary of the Election Commission drew the ire on Tuesday of the Supreme Court which described it as an attempt to malign the court.

In his resignation submitted to the chief election commissioner, Ishtiak Ahmad Khan had accused 'unnamed' institutions of meddling in the affairs of ECP. Copies of the resignation letter have also been sent to members of the commission, establishment secretary and principal secretary to the prime minister...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/ec-officials-resignation-letter-attempt-to-malign-court-cj.html


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The NLC-railways deal
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• The agreement was signed between Railways General Manager (Operations) Saeed Akhtar and NLC Director General Maj-Gen Junaid Rehmat at the finance ministry on Feb 8.
• The NLC will finance the repair of 30 locomotives at railway workshops...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/the-nlc-railways-deal.html


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Govt, Nepra at loggerheads over tariff hike
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By Khaleeq Kiani
ISLAMABAD, March 6: The government and the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) are at loggerheads over a proposal to increase power tariff by an average Rs4 per unit (51 per cent).

Nepra made public a tariff determination on Tuesday in which it rejected a confidential policy note from the ministry of water and power seeking the increase through monthly fuel adjustment to absolve the government of a political backlash in what may be an election year...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/govt-nepra-at-loggerheads-over-tariff-hike.html


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Committee investigating Gill's defeat seeks help of agencies
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By Syed Irfan Raza
ISLAMABAD, March 6: An inquiry committee formed to probe unexpected defeat of the ruling Pakistan People's Party leader Aslam Gill in Senate election was not able to complete its report on Tuesday.

The meeting of the committee headed by MNA Faryal Talpur was held in the Presidency in which PPP's members of the Punjab Assembly were called...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/committee-investigating-gills-defeat-seeks-help-of-agencies.html


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Gen Mattis coming for talks on reopening of Nato routes
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By Our Correspondent
WASHINGTON, March 6: The US commander responsible for American military efforts in the Pak-Afghan region told a Senate panel on Tuesday that he would travel to Pakistan in about 10 days for talks on reopening ground supply routes.

Pakistan closed Nato supply routes to Afghanistan after the Nov 26 attack on its military post that killed 24 soldiers...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/gen-mattis-coming-for-talks-on-reopening-of-nato-routes.html


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Old friend blamed for Gwadar DC's murder
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By S. Raza Hassan
KARACHI, March 6: The driver of slain Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Abdul Rehman Dashti saved his life by running away on Monday night after he overheard the murderers who also planned to kill him.

As police were busy exploring probable motives for the killing of Mr Dashti (his designation was inadvertently published on Tuesday as district coordination officer), his close friends and family expressed shock over the incident, saying his friendship with the main suspect, Mir Imam Bizenjo, dated back 30 years...

http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/07/old-friend-blamed-for-gwadar-dcs-murder.html


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Karachi Stocks Up 43.81 Points:
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KARACHI, Mar 06: At close of trading, the KSE-100 index was at 13322.12, up 43.81 points.
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Forex Update:
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KARACHI, Mar 06: The Pakistani Rupee was traded at 91.1 to the US Dollar in the open market.
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