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Pak Urdu Media Digest- Mar 22

 
Gilgit-Baltistan chief secretary has cancelled many water and power contracts worth crores of rupees and ordered an inquiry, says Bang-e-Sahar in a front page story. adding that under chief minister Mehdi Shah the region is stinking in corruption....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest- Mar 5

 
LeJ is emerging as a major threat after it separated from the TTP and split into three groups says Ummat quoting sources.Al Qalam Weekly offers an inside view of ‘Al Murabitun’ which works through Al Murabitun Dini Madaris and Al Murabitun Asri. Their basic message is jihad for the good of Muslims. Pir Pagaro says he is proud of his ties with the GHQ, which, according to him, are intact...
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Pak Urdu Media Digest- Mar 1

 
There are several reports and commentaries on the pipeline project with Iran. Punjab Police have declared headmoney to catch several dreaded terrorists belonging to JeM,LeJ and TTP, according to Ummat. A report in Al Qalam Weekly says, Saadi has cursed Indian leadership for allowing Afzal Guru to be hanged. ...
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Pak Urdu Media Digest -Nov 15

 
Any expectation of Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline materialising and becoming overtime Iran-Pakistan-China line, will be no more than chasing the mirage in the Thar desert, going by what Jasarat says. The daily reported that Pakistan is delaying the project on one pretex or the other to appease the United States of America, which has no love for Iran. Price re-negotiation proposed by Islamabad is an excuse invented to further delay the project, the daily says adding that Pakistan is now convinced that gas from Turkmenistan would be ten percent cheaper. Americans must feel greatly relieved! ...
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Pak Urdu Media Digest -Nov 8

 
A day after the Eid is also a holiday across Pakistan and so not many news portals are updated. The few which are attracting hits are focused on the Imran Khan charisma. The former cricketer is not disappointing with his claims that he today enjoys the support of 60% of the parliamentarians. As if proving him right, disgruntled MNAs and politicians from other parties are knocking at the doors of the PTI, which is all set to gatecrash into the Sindh with rallies at Sukkur, Hyderabad, Larkana and Karachi. (Includes reports for Nov 5, 6, and 7)...
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Pak Urdu Media Digest -Nov 4

 
Sindh is again on the boil over the local govt issue and the setting up of Zulfikarabad. Nationalist parties have come out strongly against the PPP-MQM agreement on the new civic system in the province. The anti-MFN status group appears to be vocal still with AJK leaders in the forefront of the campaign though sober voices are trying to come to the centre stage for once on trade with India....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest -Nov 3

 
MFN privilege to India in trade matters has stirred up a heated debate in the political and religious circles with almost every one taking to task the President and the Prime Minister. Not many commentators are willing to buy the official line that Islamabad has rejected the IMF’s conditionalities with reports saying that IMF has indeed refused to release the long over due last instalments of a loan sanctioned long time ago....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest -Nov 2

 
PTI chief will not be the new king in waiting says a Jang columnist, who based on an empirical study of sorts forecasts that PPP stands to gain since his entry will split the anti-PPP vote. Prime Minister Gilani as also President Zardari is at the receiving end of brickbats for their ‘loud’ thinking on countering terrorism while abroad. Several edits have appeared that advising them both in so many words to not ignore the sacrifices of the army and learn to discuss such strategies with people at home first....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest -Nov 1

 
Labourers are at logger heads with the Chinese managers at Neelam Jhelum Project, says Ausaf. Work has stopped after the Chinese officials used unacceptable words, and the police have failed to resolve the standoff. Neelam Jhelum project is also hit by a major scam in contracts, says a report. Imran Khan has emerged as the toast of Pakistan after his much hyped Lahore rally but a report attributed to unnamed political observers in Awami Awaz says his growth is a result of interest taken by ‘undemocratic’ forces in the former playboy cricketer....
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Pak Urdu Media Digest -Oct 31

 
Expect the unexpected to read these days. One such report in Ausaf says India wants to see a return of Nawaz Sharif’s rule in Pakistan and is selling the proposition to the US as the safe bet for peace in South Asia. Al Qalam Weekly claims that India has been given ‘space’ in Afghanistan as per the US agenda to create clashes between Tajiks, Uzbeks and Pakhtuns.(COVERS Oct 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30...
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