Monday, December 03, 2012

Altaf warns against imposing judicial martial law

KARACHI –MQM chief Altaf Hussain has warned against ‘imposing judicial martial law’ in the country, saying that their party cannot be eliminated through ‘state operation or conspiracies’.The remarks of a Supreme Court judge about fresh delimitation of electoral ...

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  • Pentagon to expand spies network overseas

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