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General News: Pakistan


After Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered that no one can lockdown the city, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Islamabad protest will be held at all costs on November 02. Talking to reporters soon after the IHC order, PTI chief said that his legal team will challenge the court order within twenty-hour hours and protest will take place at all costs as it their legal and constitutional right.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday announced a countrywide protest demonstration across the country after police baton charged party workers and arrested a large number of party workers in Islamabad. After presiding over an emergent meeting of senior party leadership soon after the police crackdown, he condemned the police high-handedness against his workers especially women.
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that his party is not in favour of lock down but of knock down. Talking to media at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday, he said that Imran Khan talked to me and apologised. "To lock down Islamabad is Imran and his party's decision. We do not support every point of Imran however; we are in favour to knock out the corrupt," he said. The leaders are creators of corruption; they don't have a right to remain in power, he added.
Prime Minister's advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said the struggle of Kashmiri people will last till the dispute is resolved as per the aspirations of the Kahmiri people. He said this in an interview with News and Current Affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan in connection with the Black Day being observed on Thursday to condemn the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir State by India.
Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) senior leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi Thursday warned that if the rulers try to create hurdles from going to Islamabad on November 2, sit-ins will be staged everywhere and entire country will be locked down. While addressing a consultative meeting of party's legislators, district office-bearers, ticket holders and other leaders and also talking to media at the Muslim League House, Elahi expressed concern over the prevailing situation particularly Indian attacks on borders and terrorism in Balochistan.
Listening to the statement by IMF Managing Director, Christine Legarde, one is reminded of the book "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins. Her claim that Pakistan's economy is stable and out of danger appears to be either a reflection of her staffers doing poor quality analysis or IMF deliberately trying to encourage Pakistan to sink deeper into a debt hole.
Jamaat-e-Islami leader and former provincial legislator Younus Barai on Thursday demanded of the government to reconstruct University Road immediately, which is in dilapidated condition. Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, he warned that JI would start protest if the road was not repaired as the broken University Road is adversely affecting commuters and at least one million people residing in adjoining areas of the road are suffering.