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31 July 2012

Baloch leaders snub PM’s bid for dialogue

Balochistan’s leaders have rejected the Pakistani Prime Minister’s recent invitation to talk, saying that the Baloch issue can’t be resolved until missing people are recovered and those involved in the custodial killings of 500 Baloch political workers are brought to justice.

Khaleda Zia on Padma Bridge issue: ‘Pot calling kettle black’

The political arena inBangladeshhas heated up over the issues of thePadmaBridgeand corruption. The World Bank’s (WB) announcement that it has cancelled a $1.2 billion fund for thePadmaBridgeconstruction has given rise to ripples of controversy over corruption in the Awami League-led government. The WB is talking about non-compliance with conditions after alleged corruption by Bangladeshi incumbents, including the then communications minister Syed Abdul Hossain. Such allegations have not been conclusively proved, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked, ‘Where is the question of corruption when the WB has not given even a single penny for the project?’

15 July 2012

Gunmen kill 7 in Pakistan army camp attack

July 9: Gunmen have killed seven security personnel at an army camp close to Islamabad, officials said, hours after a protest march against the resumption of NATO supply convoys passed through the area.

The encampment was attacked from a bridge over the river Chenab, close to the industrial city of Wazirabad, less than 100 miles southeast of the capital.

Has Supreme Court gone overboard in Gilani case?

Every citizen has a right to criticize, even uncharitably, decisions of the Judiciary, the Executive or the Parliament. There is no cavil on this issue. The latest judgement announced by the Supreme Court, disqualifying Mr Yusuf Raza Gilani under Article 63 (i)(g), has attracted much controversy and some severe and unjust criticism on the Internet and social media, where many argue that an elected prime minister could only be removed by a vote of no confidence in Parliament and not by any order of the Supreme Court.

30 June 2012

Egypt’s first Islamist civilian president gets to work

Egypt’s President-elect Mohamed Morsi has been drawing up a battle plan to confront Egypt’s economic and security crises as he pushes ahead with selecting a new government of technocrats, a senior aide has said. Egypt’s first civilian president, and its first elected leader since an uprising ousted President Hosni Mubarak early last year, went straight to work after he was declared the election winner on 24 June.