seeks authorities' response in Balochistan case
The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday sought the response from the relevant authorities'
in Balochistan law and order and missing persons case by Friday.
bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawad S Khawaja
and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain resumed the hearing of the petition by the Balochistan
High Court Bar Association regarding law and order situation in the province.
Balochistan Chief Minister and chief of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) Sardar
Akhtar Mengal appeared in the court in person to assist the bench on the issue
of missing persons.
During Thursday's proceedings, the BNP leader, in his statement,
said that he had seen a ray of hope after 65 years on the matter of missing persons.
said that his brother Asadullah Mengal, who was kidnapped in 1976, could not be
recovered till date.
supports drones' aim, not method: Hina Khar
YORK: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Thursday said that the country supports
US aims in its secretive drone war over Pakistani territory, but not the methods,
which she said are backfiring.
The CIA program of using the remotely controlled
aircraft to watch the Afghan-Pakistan border and to fire missiles at militants
on Pakistan's side is bitterly opposed by most citizens of the country.
speaking at the Asia Society in New York, said she accepted the US government's
reasons for the onslaught, but called the strategy short-sighted.
the drones are trying to achieve, we may not disagree. We do not disagree. If
they're going for terrorists - we do not disagree," she said.
we have to find ways which are lawful, which are legal." "The use of
unilateral strikes on Pakistani territory is illegal," she said.
is illegal and it is unlawful." Asked during her address to the Asia Society
why polls find that anti-American sentiment in Pakistan is among the world's highest,
Khar answered with one word: "Drones."