Briefly World: Pak will break up if another dictator rules country: Nawaz

Amidst growing speculation about a delay in holding the next general election,former premier Nawaz Sharif Tuesday warned that Pakistan

Published: March 6, 2013 1:09 am

Pak will break up if another dictator rules country: Nawaz

Lahore: Amidst growing speculation about a delay in holding the next general election,former premier Nawaz Sharif Tuesday warned that Pakistan would break up if another dictator takes over the country. “Pakistan will break up in a matter of days,God forbid,if another dictator takes over the country,” the PML-N chief told a news conference at his residence here. PTI

Japan man dies after 25 hospitals send him away

Tokyo: A 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused to admit him to their emergency rooms 36 times over two hours,citing lack of beds or doctors to treat him,an official said Tuesday. The man,who lived alone north of Tokyo,called an ambulance after suffering breathing problems at his home in January. PTI

Pak: Malik’s pending bills amount to Rs 4.9 mn

Islamabad: Interior Minister Rehman Malik tops a list of Pakistani ministers who have defaulted on the payment of electricity bills,with the outstanding dues for his official residence here amounting to over Rs 4.9 million. According to bills issued by Islamabad Electric Supply Company,Malik has not made any payments since he moved into House 34 in the Ministers’ Enclave five years ago. PTI

8 killed in northeast Nigeria extremist attack

MAIDUGURI: Authorities say an attack by Islamist Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has killed eight people. The attack Monday night in Gwoza,a village in northeastern Borno state,saw fighters arrive in two trucks and open fire. REUTERS

Russian police arrest 3 over Bolshoi attack

MOSCOW: Russian police said they had detained three men,including a star dancer,in the January acid attack on Sergei Filin,the artistic director of Bolshoi ballet. Interior Ministry spokesman Anatoly Lastovetsky said the Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko was among those arrested on Tuesday. AP

Afghanistan court convicts 21 in Kabul Bank scandal

KABUL: An Afghan court Tuesday delivered the first convictions in connection with the near collapse of Kabul Bank. The bank’s founder and its former chief executive were each found guilty of fraud,sentenced to five years in prison and fined hundreds of millions of dollars. In total,21 defendants were found guilty on Tuesday of crimes ranging from fraud to negligence. NYT

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