Pakistan news of June 12, 2009 - Peshawar rocked by late night gun battle

2009-06-12 14:34:36 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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Pakistan news of June 12, 2009

  • Pakistan aid tripled by US House of Representative
  • CIA director believes Osama hiding in Pakistan - wants to capture Osama during the fight in tribal areas
  • Peshawar rocked by late night gun battle
  • Clinton to aid Pakistan India peace talks
  • KSE-100 index up by 44.71 points

Pakistan aid tripled by US House of Representative

Washington (Dawn.com): Pakistan will get $1.5 billion each year for the next 5 years. The US house of representative voted in favor of the increase in Pakistan aid to combat terrorism and uplift of social and economic sectors of Pakistan. The part of the bill also lays down conditions that US ensure that Pakistan fulfills its commitment to combat terrorism.

CIA director believes Osama hiding in Pakistan - wants to capture Osama during the fight in tribal areas

Washington (Dawn.com): The US CIA director, Leon Panetta has expressed hopes that Pakistani military operation in Swat and other tribal areas will help capture Osama bin Laden, who, he believes is hiding in Pakistan. He said, ‘Finding Bin Laden is one of our major priorities.’ ‘One of our hopes is that the Pakistanis move in militarily, combined with our operations, we may be able to have a better chance’ to find the Al Qaeda leader.’

Peshawar rocked by late night gun battle

Peshawar (Dawn.com): Late gun battle between the security guards posted at the corps commander’s residence and the unidentified attackers rock the city of Peshawar late last night. The attackers were killed during the gun battle.

The police official appeared to be unsure as to why the guards posted at the residence of corps commander started firing. The official said, We are not sure why they (troops) started firing. Only soldiers can offer comments on the incident.’

Clinton to aid Pakistan India peace talks

Islamabad (Dawn.com): The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will be visiting Pakistan next month. Among other important issues, her visit to Pakistan will also revolve around the positive development for resumption of peace talk between India and Pakistan. The foreign office spokesman, Mr. Abdul Basit told the media on behalf of the FO that, ‘We find it encouraging if a country that is friend to both Pakistan and India is helping in the process.’

KSE-100 index up by 44.71 points

Karachi (Dawn.com): After a day a heavy dull trading, Karachi Stock Exchange once again rebounded to the positive zone. The share price index rose by 44.71 bringing the index to 7,091.96 points amid the dull trading sentiments which carried over from the previous day.



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