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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Nation, February 08, 2017, 7:06 pm
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) police on Wednesday claimed they had arrested three men for allegedly facilitating a suicide attack on a Muharram procession in Muzaffarabad in December 2009, reported local media.
Security reports had revealed a teenage suicide bomber behind the blast that took out at least nine people.
More than 60 people had been left injured in the attack that took place as a small Muharram procession from Neelam Valley’s Mirpura village passed through a security barrier on a street off CMH …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Shabbir Mir in The Express Tribune, Feb 9, 2017
Gilgit: Unidentified assailants on Wednesday opened fire at the house of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) deputy director in Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to sources, Abdul Majid was asleep when his house in Jutial area was attacked by unidentified assailants. The attack took place around 7:45am. No injuries were reported.
Police officials have registered a case against the unidentified men.
NAB officials have been investigating corruption cases in G-B, but attacking an official is the first incident of its kind.
NAB takes notice of official’s manhandling by accused …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sheraz Rathore in Daily Times, Feb 9, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Farooq Haider’s claim regarding funding of the Mansehra-Muzaffarabad-Mangla road by China has proved to be false, as the Planning Commission has refuted the claim.
A news item was released by the press secretary to the AJK PM on Tuesday, claiming that China has approved funds for the construction of Mansehra-Muzaffarabad-Mangla road under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and that work would soon start on the highway.
When contacted, a senior officer of the Ministry of Planning …

China »

[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

KARACHI: The National Tariff Commission (NTC) on Wednesday imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of galvanised steel coils and sheets in the range of six to 41 per cent.
The duty on Chinese exporter Angang Steel Company is 40.47pc, followed by 31.31pc on Hebei Iron and Steel Co. Ltd., 9.13pc on Bengang Steel Plates Co. Ltd., 6.09pc on Maanshan Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. The rate on all other producers and exporters from China is also 40.47pc.
However, the duty would not be levied on imports from sources other than China, imports …

China »

[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, Feb 9, 2017
A former Chinese civil affairs minister has been demoted for failing to impose strict party discipline at the ministry and allowing “systematic corruption” to happen under his watch.
Li Liguo has been moved to a position at deputy director level at the ministry, the government anti-graft agency the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement did not give details of the corruption found at the department, but state media have previously widely reported that millions of …

Bangladesh »

[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Dhaka:  The government has lodged a strong protest on the incident of firing at a fishing boat in Naf River on February 6 by Myanmar Border Guard Police.
In a Diplomatic note sent to the Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka, the Foreign Ministry protested the attack that caused the life of an innocent Bangladeshi fisherman, according to a press release.
The ministry called the shooting at an unarmed Bangladeshi fishing boat an act of unprovoked aggression.
One fisherman died while another was seriously injured in the firing.
Referring to a similar incident of unprovoked firing …

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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Ashif Islam Shaon in Dhaka Tribune, Feb 9, 2017
The investigation agency of International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) handed over its report to the prosecution on four alleged war criminals of Satkhira including the district Jamaat-e-Islami ameer on Wednesday.
The agency claimed to have found involvement of the four accused in killing six persons, torturing 14 people and raping 2 women at Satkhira sadar and Ashashuni upazila during the 1971 Liberation War.
They are—Jamaat ameer Abdul Khaleq Mandol, 72, M Abdullah Al Baki alias Abdullah Hel Baki, 102, Khan Rokonuzzaman, 64, and Jahirul …