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Ahmed Mukhtar is a Senior Pakistani Politician

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Pakistan to get new PM by Friday
The Pakistan National Assembly would elect a new prime minister on June 22 at 5:30 p.m., said Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khurshid Shah.

Armies of India, Pakistan, egos 'biggest hurdle in resolving Siachen issue': Mukhtar
Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has stressed that the biggest problem in resolving the Siachen issue were the armies of both India and akistan.

U.S. refuses Pak proposal of joint drone attacks in country
Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has said the country had offered the U.S. to jointly carry out drone strikes in the restive Tribal Areas, but the Obama administration turned down the proposal.

U.S. warns Pak of 'multiple repercussions' if NATO supply routes are not re-opened
Washington has now threatened Islamabad with 'multiple repercussions', if the six-month-long blockade of NATO supplies is not lifted, Pakistani officials have said.

Pak Govt, military played 'fortuitous' role in Bin Laden hunt, says Defence Minister
Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has said that the Pakistan Government and the armed forces played a vital role in hunting down former Al- Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden through a mobile phone chip.

Narrow escape for two Pakistan airliners; authorities order 'shakedown inspection' of all fleets
Days after the fatal Bhoja Airline crash, two airliners narrowly escaped disasters in Karachi and Lahore respectively on Sunday, prompting the authorities to order a 'shakedown inspection' of all private airlines.

Decision to re-open NATO supply line should be practical not emotional one: Editorial
A final decision to re-open NATO supply routes that have been shut since the deadly November 26 airstrike, should be a practical and not an emotional one, an editorial in a Pakistan daily has said.

Abbottabad commission probing Osama raid summons former Pak spy chiefs
The Abbottabad commission has summoned former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chiefs Gen (Retd) Ziauddin Butt and Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nadeem Taj, and Brig (Retd) Ijaz Shah, Former DG (IB) to give their viewpoint on the May 2 raid by US Navy SEALS that killed former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

ISI political wing still active in Pakistan: Mukhtar
Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has said the political wing of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is still active, but added that its purpose was not formation or braking up of the parties, but to inform 'top leadership' about political activities in the country.

Gilani claims 'my ties with Pak Army so close that no air can pass through'
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he is having such a cordial relationship with the Army that "no air can pass" between them.

Hafiz Saeed to protest against US drone attacks in Islamabad today despite ban
The Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has said that its supporters would gather in Islamabad on February 20 (today) to protest against drone attacks and the restoration of air supplies for NATO.

Pak I and B Minister says NATO supply lines not restored yet
Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that NATO supply lines had not yet been restored and that only shipments of books for Afghan children had been released on the request of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

'Great people to fly with' PIA ferrying flyers in toilets due to shortage of seats!
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) reportedly carried two passengers on its flight from Lahore to Karachi in the toilet due to non-availability of seats.

Pakistan to resume 'regular' NATO supplies from March
Pakistan would reportedly resume the 'regular' NATO supplies in the first week of March.

Pak admits allowing NATO to use airspace for ferrying supplies to troops in Afghanistan
Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has admitted that Islamabad has allowed NATO to use its airspace for ferrying supplies to troops stationed in Afghanistan.

Pak Defence Secy under fire over 'no control over army' affidavit in Memo Gate probe
The Pakistan Government has issued a show-cause notice to Defence Secretary Naeem Khalid Lodhi for submitting an affidavit on the Memo Gate probe to the Supreme Court without seeking approval from Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar.

Senior PPP leaders decide 'not to reopen' cases against Zardari over NRO verdict
Senior Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders and a number of ministers have decided not to reopen cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, after meeting the latter last night.

Gilani investigating Pak memo scandal: Mukhtar
Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has said that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is investigating the memo scandal, and that the results will be made public soon.

Pakistan, Turkey vow to expand cooperation for regional progress
Pakistan and Turkey have vowed to further expand bilateral cooperation to play more active role in ensuring peace, progress and stability in the region, besides the welfare of the people of both countries.

Membership of 231 Pak parliamentarians suspended over failure to declare assets
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has suspended the membership of 231 parliamentarians for their failure to submit annual statements of their assets and liabilities.

Zardari renews Pak's pledge on closer counterterrorism cooperation with China
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has renewed his pledge to fight terrorism and extremism while vowing closer cooperation with China in counterterrorism efforts.

Zardari assures China of Pak's full cooperation in fighting terrorism
President Asif Ali Zardari has assured China of Pakistan's fullest cooperation in defeating the evils of extremism and terrorism.

US to continue drone operations from Shamsi airbase despite Pak's demand to vacate it
The United States plans to keep using the Shamsi airstrip in Pakistan for its drone operations against militants near the Afghanistan border despite being asked to vacate the base, according to American officials.

CIA operating drone attacks inside Pakistan from Afghan air bases now: Sources
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is using Afghanistan's Jalalabad and Bagaram airstrips to stage drone attacks against militants in Pakistan's border region, according to sources.

Pak hasn't asked US to vacate Shamsi base used for drone attacks: Information Minister
In yet another blatant U-turn by the Pakistan Government, Information Minister Firdous Aashiq Awan has contradicted Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar's statements that Pakistan had asked the United States to vacate the Shamsi air base.

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