Baithak Desi May 30: Amir Mir, Sajjad Malik, Daily Times, News, Balochistan Travelogue, A G Noorani, Headlines, Cartoons
mir Mir: Mush's days numbered as Kiyani sacks prez loyalists
And this by Sajjad Malik:
* President says ‘rumour-mongers’ trying to create differences between he and army
* Spokesman says Musharraf to complete five-year term
* Says president will not vacate Army House
* ISPR DG says transfer of 111 Brigade commander not ‘abrupt’ move Musharraf slams resignation rumours
And to round up Daily Times Editorial after a balanced recount of the current situation says:
"... President Musharraf’s spokesman General (Retd) Rashid Qureshi says his boss has no intention of leaving, but given the public perception of his days in power, it would be advisable for him to reconsider. A stock-taking of how successful he was and how many mistakes he made while in power has been done elsewhere. It is now time to take the big decision. After all, no job is forever. And no contract for a job is ever iron-clad."
Meanwhile, highly placed sources revealed to The News that a special wide-bodied Air Bus A-310 plane has arrived here at the Chaklala base. It will take special passengers to a close neighbouring country. Packing at an important house in Rawalpindi is in full swing as the modalities have also been finalised for the exit of the significant family. The News - Plane arrives at Chaklala airport
The landscape remained like that for hundreds of miles until we reached Aab-e-Gum, a small station in
The dismissal of the foreign secretary of Pakistan, Mr Riaz Muhammad Khan, one of the most accomplished and respected diplomats, is the third in an unfortunate series in South Asia. Rajiv Gandhi dismissed Foreign Secretary Mr AP Venkateswaran in January 1987; Benazir Bhutto dismissed Dr Humayun Khan as foreign secretary in 1990. Killing the messenger —A G Noorani
Addressing the People's Lawyers Forum (PLF), Mr Zardari has said that there are some people who want martial law to be imposed in the country, and that if the lawyers want to start a movement, the government is ready for it. He said that they would present the constitutional amendment to the PLF (instead of to the coalition partners!) on the 31st. The cat is thus out of the bag. These are actually Musharraf and America speaking through Mr Zardari. This single statement has darkened the political horizon more than any event of the last few months. The PML-N will now probably have to quit the coalition, and the PML-Q and MQM will take their place. God be with us!The cat is out of the bag
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