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this week condemning the Congressional hearing , she said that clearly represented thelegitimate reaction of the Pakistani people.Balochistan's affairs and issues are an internal matter of Pakistan and it is for the people of Pakistan and our democratic institutions to address these. We would advise those behind thisresolution to reserve their concern and solicitude for problems closer to home. Needless to sayprovocations such as these will seriously impact the Pakistan-US relations. We value thisrelationship, but not at the cost of our dignity, sovereignty and territorial integrity,'' said thestatement even as the U.S. embassy in Islamabad distanced itself from the resolution saying theAmerican administration had nothing to do with it.
One held for U.S. terror plot:
The FBI has been w
orking overtime on sting operations, it was evident, when it announced onFriday that it had arrested Moroccan Amine El Khalifi (29), an illegal resident in the UnitedStates, for plotting to detonate a bomb in a suicide attack on the United States Capitol Building.Khalifi's arrest, which occurred as he walked from a parking unit towards the main buildingwearing an inert bomb vest earlier supplied to him by an undercover FBI officer, comes in thewake of a string of similar operations that has netted the FBI numerous would-be terrorists inrecent years. The FBI case against Khalifi noted that during the various meetings he had at thatresidence, one individual produced what appeared to be an AK-47, two revolvers andammunition... and Khalifi allegedly expressed agreement with a statement by this individualthat the war on terrorism was a war on Muslims and said that the group needed to beready for war.
USINESSPranab Mukherjee holds parleys with regulators on budget:
In possibly the last in the series of pre-budget consultations ahead of the Union Budget onMarch 16, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday had a meeting with the financialsector regulators to discuss ways and means of improving the investment climate and boostinga sagging economy.The meeting attended, among others, by Reserve Bank of India Governor D. Subbarao and SEBI(Securities and Exchange Board of India) Chairman U. K. Sinha and top officials of the FinanceMinistry was described by the apex bank chief as a pre-budget meeting of the Financial Stabilityand Development Council (FSDC) headed by the Finance Minister.
Floor bid for FII investment in corporate debt cut:
To encourage greater participation by foreign institutional investors (FIIs), regulator Securitiesand Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has reduced the minimum bid amount to Rs.1 crore forallocation of investments in long-term infrastructure corporate debt for such investors. Based