Pakistan news of December 31, 2008 - Extraditing Lakhvi, testing time for Pakistani government

2008-12-31 15:40:37 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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Pakistan news of December 31, 2008

  • Lakhvi involved in Mumbai attacks - Extradition with India on table
  • McCain believes India is on verge of launching ariel attacks on Pakistan
  • War mongers continue to fuel the fire
  • Nato supply route through Khyber Pass shut off temporarily
  • KSE-100 index retreats by 257.29 points

Lakhvi involved in Mumbai attacks - Extradition with India on table

Washington: The solid evidence of involvement of leaders of Lashkar-e-taiba has been handed over to Pakistan by the US. Indian are now asking for extradition of Lakhvi with the Pakistani authorities. The taped conversation that the Mumbai attackers had with the head of Lashkar-i-Taiba during the 60 hours long siege of the Taj hotel was wetted as authentic by the US. The US and the Indian authorities are pressing hard on the Pakistani Authorities for extraditing Lakhvi.

Lakhvi, hails from the same area from where Ajmal comes from and belongs to a prominent religious group.

Pakistan how ever had denied, till now, the authenticity of the proofs, including the letter from Ajmal, on the pretext that the confession could have been given under duress but with the taped conversation the, the Pakistan Embassy in Washington believe that the conversation is a solid evidence and Pakistani government must act now.

McCain believes India is on verge of launching aerial attacking on Pakistan

Washington: During an interview to a local daily here in Arizona John McCain said that the tension between India and Pakistan is escalating and India is on the verge of launching aerial attacks inside the Pakistani tribal areas to hunt down the terrorists, it believes were involved in the Mumbai attacks.

He further said that, ‘I think it’s a very dicey situation, we’re going to be in for a very difficult time there.’

War mongers continue to fuel the fire

Washington: With Robert Gates signing the order to deploy 3,000 additional troops in Afghanistan increasing the number of US forces inside the troubled country, the US secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, welcomed the move. She blamed the Pakistani FATA region to be the safe haven for the Taliban and the terrorists to hibernate, take refuge and gain strength.

She said, ‘they (Pakistan) have got to get a better handle on what’s going on in the northwest frontier, because that is the place from which the Taliban is resurgent.’

Nato supply route through Khyber Pass shut off temporarily

Peshawar: The US administration has shifted the supply route for Nato and US forces in Afghanistan as the route has been temporarily shut off. The Pakistani security forces have launched a massive operation against the militants responsible for destroying and looting Nato supplies inside the Khyber region.

KSE-100 index retreats by 257.29 points

Karachi (Business Recorder): Selling pressure continued to mount at the Karachi Stock Exchange yesterday. The KSE-100 index shed further 257.29 points bring the Index to 6,294.67 points. The trading volume in the ready market increase to 118.657 million shares

For more details and information on the above Pakistan news of December 28, 2008 visit: http://www.dawn.net/wps/wcm/connect/dawn+content+library/Dawn/News/Latest-News



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