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Pak Urdu Media Digest – Aug 11

 
JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed finds himself in the dock in a manner of speaking with embezzlement and misappropriation of crores of rupees detected at the University of Technology and Engineering, Lahore where he worked till six years back as the Professor of Islamic Studies. A due diligence check may make him squirm. For American diplomat Cameron Munter his meetings with Pakistani officials have given no room for smile on issues like travel restrictions on and visas for US diplomats. AJK has its own scam – a Rs. 30 crore scandal in water supply programme....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest – Aug 10

 
What will be the Kayani’s army upto vis-à-vis Karachi – is the subject of absorbing interest and comment in editorials and op-ed pages after the Corps Commanders discussed the Karachi situation. Speculation is also ripe as to what would be the course of talks with the Taliban groups in Afghanistan. Reports speak of an influential Muslim country, a euphemism for Saudi Arabia, telling the US that it will not mediate with the Taliban if the US goal is sidelining Pakistan on the Afghan scene. G-B is all set to see its first public protest rallies over corruption in the education department....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest- Aug 9

 
Budgets of Pakistan’s secret agencies have not been subjected to audit for the past 65 years. This was revealed at a meeting of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is Parliament’s watchdog on government spending. Now the issue is expected to figure on floor of National Assembly. Whether the discussion could lead to statutory audits of secret agencies is difficult to say but transparency in their expenditure will help curb corruption. It will expose ISI funding of terrorist groups. Sales of national flag is sluggish on account of high inflation, says Ummat ...
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Pak Urdu Media Digest – Aug 8

 
President Asif Ali Zardari peace deal with MQM is seen by his own PPP and ally ANP in the Sindh as ‘the unannounced deal for a Mohajir province. Speculation is that MQM may soon up the ante with a new demand and that ANP may walk out of the ruling alliance, say most dailies. Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman Saleem Hashmi has warned Indian authorities that the Kashmir liberation movement is in its final phase, according to Daily Dharti. ( This dispatch includes reports for Aug 6 and 7)...
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Poverty Bomb Ticks In Pakistan

 
It is a sign of insanity to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again, expecting different results. It is high time for Pakistan to redefine its spending priorities in favour of ordinary citizens. If that is done, the Holy month of Ramadan will bring up a different face of Pakistan; at present the month of fasting associated with charity sees people from the low strata flock to the cities and towns looking for alms....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest- Aug 3

 
Karachi is like a battle field, says a commentator. With targeted killing continuing unabated, the government has come up cash rewards for informants. MQM chief Altaf Hussain is not impressed. He asked people to store rations that could last for long time saying that the present strife is not going to end soon. In other words, there is still no rapprochement between MQM and PPP. As it is time for Ramadan, Punjab government has banned ‘JuD’-LeT and other blacklisted outfits from collecting alms. Like in the past, this season also, this ban will remain on paper....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest- Aug 2

 
The attack on NATO oil tankers in Khairpur shows that the interior Sindh particularly small towns have become vulnerable to extremist activities after the security forces shifted attention to Karachi. Army appears ken to taste the political pie once again by cashing in on the stand off between the judiciary and the PPP government but the apex court is still highly suspicious of the army and hence the CJP is merely saying that the government is delaying implementation of court orders. ISI Chief Shujaa Pasha is on a secret mission to China. What is unclear is what he is upto....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest - Aug 1

 
Ramadan is Holy month of fasting for Muslims but Syed Salahuddin, who heads the United Jihadi Council (UJC) calls it the month of Jihad, says Hizb Media. India must be concerned to worry since UJC is Kashmir valley centric. Mohsin Industries remains front page news with Islamabad directly and Beijing indirectly interested in its exploration contract in Gilgit- Baltistan and locals opposed to the venture. PPP senior Babar Awan says there will be good news for the people of Seraiki in a perfect giveaway to the leadership’s plans to the discomfort of PML-N, which considers the Punjab as its fiefdom. (This dispatch includes July 30 & 31)...
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Pak Urdu Media Digest - July 29

 
Saudis are most likely to negotiate reconciliation between Kabul and the Taliban. So, Pakistan is cozying up to Riyadh more than ever before, says a report. Madrassas in the Malakand division, which covers Swat and Dir, have been forcibly shut down, in an apparent bid to check the influence of the Taliban and the TTP in the area. Interior Minister Rahman Malik says Raiwind Tableeghi Centre is brainwashing people towards extremism. Most of the arrested extremists have confessed that they had visited Raiwind and studied at the Madrassas, according to him. Pakistan has 25,000 madrassas. ...
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Pak Urdu Media Digest- July 28

 
Pakistan mosques and madrassa are back to preaching Jihad and indoctrinating the youth in a big way, according to a report. There is also a big spurt in building mosques as well, and the ostensible purpose is to have shelters for jihadis returning from the front line. The dailies are carrying reports and commentaries on the American economy’s woes and China’s bright economy in what is certainly an effort to slowly prepare the public mood to jettison one day the American aid ...
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