Zardari leading nation toward mid-term polls: Nawaz
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that President Asif Ali Zardari wants to drag the nation toward mid-term elections, Geo TV reported on Friday.
In an interview after his electoral disqualification on Friday, Nawaz Sharif said that no third force could come into power if the government showed maturity and responsibility.
"I will not come in their way if President Zardari restores the deposed judges," he said.
He further added that Zardari had backed out from the promises he made with his Nawaz League.
The democratic revolution could rise in the days to come and it must happen, he added.
Former prime minister said that deposed judges were not being restored due to the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
"We have not closed the door to contact the prime minister (Yousuf Raza Gilani)," he said.
He said President Zardari should become the descendant of Benazir Bhutto, and not of former president Pervez Musharraf.
As Japan is sweltering under extremely hot weather conditions, the government has reportedly made an appeal to the residents of Tokyo to “conserve power”. The Japanese government and utility providers have warned of the electricity supply being “tight”. According to Japan's meteorological agency data, the temperatures will be as high as 35 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, Japan witnessed the highest temperature of above 104 degrees (40 Celsius) for the first time in June.
Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities nearly exhausted amid the Indian Ocean island nation's economic collapse. Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said two ministers are scheduled to leave for Russia on Monday to continue in-person talks that Sri Lanka has been having with Russian authorities to directly purchase fuel, among other related issues.
Egypt has contracted to buy 180,000 tonnes of wheat from India, less than previously agreed, but is looking at ways to extract more flour from grain and even use potatoes in bread making as it tries to trim imports, the supply minister said on Sunday. Egypt relies mainly on imported wheat to make heavily subsidised bread available to more than 70 million of its 103 million population.
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