Pakistan news of June 8, 2009 - Tribal leaders and villagers attack Taliban

2009-06-08 14:37:35 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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Latest Pakistan news of June 8, 2009 in passing

  • Tribal leaders and villagers attack Taliban
  • New wave of killings spread throughout Karachi
  • Close contact of Baitullah Mehsud arrested from Karachi
  • Pakistani government forced to cut development budget
  • Pakistan looses its first T20 match to England at Oval

Tribal leaders and villagers attack Taliban

Upper Dir (Dawn.com): Angered villagers and the tribal elders in Upper Dir attacked and killed two Taliban commanders and 4 of their accomplices in an attack on the Taliban. The action taken by the villagers came as a result of attack on the mosque by Taliban. AP adds that 11 Taliban were killed in the attack. According to the news agency several people from nearby villages joined the Lashkar to expel the Taliban militants from the area.

New wave of killings spread throughout Karachi

Karachi (Dawn.com): Political activists of political parties being targeted rose by 10 yesterday. The number of activists killed in target killings in the different parts of the Karachi till now exceeds 30 with the killing that took place yesterday. MQM reported that 3 of its people were killed on Sunday.

Close contact of Baitullah Mehsud arrested from Karachi

Karachi (Dawn.com): The Karachi intelligence agency CIA, arrested Tehrik-i-Taliban member and seized 10 suicide jackets, 4 of them packed with explosives. The arrested person is known to have direct connection with Hussain Mehsud who is the close of of the TTP chief.

Pakistani government forced to cut development budget

Islamabad (Dawn.com): Lower revenue forced the Pakistani government to cut down the developmental expenditure to bring the budget deficit. The government took this step in insistence of IMF. The news report issued in this context read as, ‘In absolute terms, the finance ministry released only Rs189 billion under the PSDP for development projects between July 2008 and May this year against a revised amount of Rs219 billion for the whole fiscal year.’

Pakistan looses its first T20 match to England at Oval

London (Dawn.com): The Pakistani team with its below average performance disappointed its fans when it lost of the British team by 48 runs. The match seemed one sided as the fielding performance of the team of sluggish and when the Pakistani team started to bat, the team lost some early wickets and as a result fell below the run rate required to win the match.



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