Pakistan news of March 31, 2009 - Arrested terrorist hails from Afghanistan

2009-03-31 15:18:51 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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Pakistan news of March 31, 2009

  • Terrorists captured but confusion prevails in government quarter after the end of siege of Police training school
  • UK, US and India react to the terrorist attack in Lahore
  • PML-N leader for developing working relationship with the government
  • Government serious in solving power crises issue in Pakistan
  • Lahore attack did not effect the Karachi Stock Exchange trading

Terrorists captured but confusion prevails in government quarter after the end of siege of Police training school

Lahore (Dawn.com): Lahore was once again the target of the terrorists who took over the police training school early morning yesterday. The security officials captured an Afghan National who was hovering outside the premises and recovered hand grenades, Afghanistan passport, forged arms license and wireless set from his possession. Two more suspects were also arrested while 3 terrorist blew themselves up as the commandos approached to take over the premises in the final operation. Those who were arrested have taken to unknown place for interrogation.

The exact number of people involved is disputed as some terrorists have thought to have escaped during the operation disguised as police trainees while the hand grenades where hurled at the trainee police.

UK, US and India react to the terrorist attack in Lahore

Washington (Dawn.com): ‘One thing that is evident is that Pakistan needs our help and international support in fighting terrorism,’ stated the State Department Official. He added, ‘This is an attack on Pakistan’s institutions. And the Pakistani people and the Pakistani government need our assistance, and we stand ready to help them if we are able.’

While David Miliband, condemned the terrorist attack, India government officials too joined the list of world leaders who condemned the police attack siege.

PML-N leader for developing working relationship with the government

New York (Dawn.com): Nawaz Sharif, while replying to question put forward by the Wall Street Journal correspondent said that he would look forward to work with the present government and would like the PPP led government to complete the term.

He said he is no hurry to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan. He said, we are ready to establish a working relationship with the government.

Through his answers he had sent signal to the new US administration that he and his party are ready to form a working partnership with the Obama administration. He said, ‘I have no problem working with the new administration in Washington.’ ‘I appreciate the efforts of the Obama administration to reach out to Pakistani leaders, including me.’

Government serious in solving power crises issue in Pakistan

Islamabad (Dawn.com): The National Economic Council yesterday decided to set up power projects worth Rs.24 billion to improve the power producing capacity and to pull 6 independent power producers to the national grid to improve the power distribution system, hoping that the setup decided would improve the power production and end the power outages that are hurting the economic health of the country.

Lahore attack did not effect the Karachi Stock Exchange trading

Lahore (Business Recorder): Despite terrorist attack in Lahore, the KSE trading did not get marred. The investors were seen busy buying shares which resulted from health development at the political front and the news of economic aid from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

The KSE-100 closed at 7,014.81 points with a rise of 211.35 points.



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