Pakistan news of June 4, 2009 - Pakistani President requests $200 million more in aid

2009-06-04 14:47:36 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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Pakistan news of June 4, 2009

  • 200 million addition aid for IDPs requested by Zardari
  • US Uproar on release of Chief of Jammatud Dawa registered
  • War against militants would not end in few days
  • India disturbed on release of Jamaatud Dawa chief - wants to normalize relation with Pakistan
  • 135 points lost at Karachi Stock Exchange yesterday

200 million addition aid for IDPs requested by Zardari

Islamabad (APP): The President of Pakistan has asked Richard Holbrooke that US must give Pakistan an additional aid of US$200.00. The special Us envoy announced yesterday that the US President has requested the congress for additional aid he said, ‘We are committed to helping you strengthen democracy, to defeat militants in the west who threaten democracy in Pakistan, democracy in Afghanistan and stability throughout the region.’ ‘Today, the president has asked me to inform you and your government that he has requested the Congress of the United States to allocate an additional 200 million dollars.’

US Uproar on release of Chief of Jammatud Dawa registered

Washington (Business Recorder): The concerned voice of the US was heard through out the world after the release of the head of Jamaatud Dawa - Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on grounds of lack of evidence. The US criticized the courts decision and said through the State Department, “In the aftermath of the November Mumbai attacks we made very clear that there is an international responsibility to cooperate and to bring the perpetrators to justice and that Pakistan has a special responsibility to do so, transparently, fully and urgently.’ The statement added, “Pakistan has said it is committed to fighting terrorism, understood the urgency and had promised strong action against those responsible.”

War against militants would not end in few days

Mingora (AFP/AP): The Pakistan military spokesman, during a media briefing on war against militants has said that two months time given to root out militants from the region was a rough estimate and that it could take more time to chase these extremists out of the region. The military estimates show that nearly 1,300 militants have been killed and around 85 army men have died in the process. He said that the military would have to stay for nearly a years time to ensure that the terrorists have left the region.

India disturbed on release of Jamaatud Dawa chief - wants to normalize relation with Pakistan

New Delhi (Dawn.com): While the release of Hafiz Mohammad Saeed rose the temperature in New Delhi, the Foreign Minister of India said that it wants to normalize the relationship between the two countries. The FM further said that, “India will work through the diplomatic channels to pursue the objective of bringing about normalcy in our relationship with Pakistan.”

135 points lost at Karachi Stock Exchange yesterday

Karachi (Business Recorder): The stock suffered a heavy jolt yesterday during the trading session at the Karachi Stock Exchange. The index fell by 135.17 points and closed at 6,989.94 points.



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