Sufi Mohammed booked to instigating people to fight the Pakistani government

2009-08-03 14:27:08 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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Latest Pakistan news of August 3, 2009 in passing

Chief of Tehrik Nifaz-i-Shariat Mohammadi booked for instigating people to fight against government
Mourners place coffins on railway track - protest against killing 7 people of Christian community
PPP’s provincial core committee and MQM office bearers lock horns - meetings remain inconclusive
Escalation of US Dollar price in sight - Oil import bills payment by private sector increase hunger for the greens
Holbrooke’s team gets new member - Robin Raphel appointed as co-ordinator for non military assistance to Pakistan

Chief of Tehrik Nifaz-i-Shariat Mohammadi booked for instigating people to fight against government

Mingora (Dawn.com): The local government of NWFP booked the Maulana Sufi Mohammed, chief of TNSM for instigating people to fight against the rule of law, pick up gun in the name Islam. The charges framed against the leader include rioting, terrorism, sedition and rebellion. Along with Sufi Mohammed his close aids Maulana Mohammed Alam, Sufi Mohammed’s deputy, spokesman of TNSM, Ameer Izat Khan, Maulana Abdul Haq and Shahbaz Khan have also been charged with similar offenses. Out the 5 accused two have died during the operation launched by the NWFP government.

Mourners place coffins on railway track - protest against killing 7 people of Christian community

Toba Tek Singh (Dawn.com): 7 people of the Christian community were killed by the mob who set the homes ablaze and burnt 7 people to death. The protesters blocked the railway track for 6 hours by placing coffins of the deceased on the track demanding that the names of DPO and DCO of the area to be put on FIR for gross negligence.

The police has identified members of Sipah-i-Sahaba, the banned Islamist outfit. The two days violence was triggered citing the incident of disrespect of the Holy Quran during a Christian wedding ceremony.

PPP’s provincial core committee and MQM office bearers lock horns - meeting remain inconclusive

Karachi (Dawn.com): The Pakistan People’s Party and the MQM’s core committee met for the fourth round of talks yesterday on the issue raised by the City Mayor that the local PPP government should not put any hurdles in the implementation of the development projects. The governor of Sindh and the Chief Minister chaired the meeting. The meeting ended without any conclusive results.

The dispute arose after the notification issued by the Sindh government placing a ban on disposing land by the city administration. The notification creates hurdles in the development projects which are being carried out in the city.

Both the parties left the meeting in somber mood and did not leave any statements with the press as to the outcome of the meeting. It is learnt that the city Nazim would meet the Chief Minister of Sindh after two days and try to reach an amicable solution.

Escalation of US Dollar price in sight - Oil import bills payment by private sector increase hunger for the greens

Karachi (The News International): Approximately US$ 5 billion are needed by the private sector to pay oil import bills as the government shifts the load of paying 50% import bill of oil to the private sector from the current month.

The country’s foreign reserves stand at $3.4 billion again the demand of $ 5 billion. As such the depreciation of Rupee seems to be inevitable.

Holbrooke’s team gets new member - Robin Raphel appointed as co-ordinator for non military assistance to Pakistan

Islamabad (The News International): President Obama’s team, gets Robin Raphel, the former assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs will not act as co-ordinator for non military assistance to Pakistan. According to News Report, “Ambassador Raphel’s mandate will be to coordinate the effort to determine, in consultation with the Pakistani authorities, how best to allocate the increased US funding for non-military assistance, informed diplomatic sources in Washington and Islamabad.”

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