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Political forces united to protect Parliament: Pir Mazhar KARACHI: Member PPP Central Executive Committee and former Education minister of Sindh, Pir Mazhar ul haq has said that all political parties are united to protect constitution and parliament.He was talking to media at Karachi Airport before leaving to Dubai - United Arab Emirates, to attend the meeting of PPP Central Executive Committee, said a statement on Wednesday.He said that his party has given so many sacrifices for the cause of democracy and it will not allow anyone to derail it.Talking about the meeting of PPP Central Executive Committee, he said the PPP will devise its strategy in view of obtaining political situation of the country.Important decision will also be made for protection of democratic system in Pakistan, he added.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

First Hajj flight on Aug 28 LAHORE: The first Hajj flight would leave for Saudi Arabia on August 28 from the city. According to Director Hajj Lahore, Saeed Ahmed Malik, visas of 13000 intending pilgrims from the city have been stamped who will perform Hajj under government scheme.The flight schedule would be given to the pilgrims through post in a day or so, he said.He advised the pilgrims to reach the airport five hours ahead of the flight time on the ...
Achakzai says PAT's People's Parliament unconstitutional ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Mehmood Khan Achakzai Wednesday strongly criticized the leadership of marchers saying the Peoples Parliament of PAT was unconstitutional and does not have any legal or moral authority.Speaking on a Point of Order in the National Assembly, he said he does not accept any Peoples Parliament.The followings of both Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahirul Qadri may have been in thousands but Parliament represents ...
Sadiq, Abbasi condole death of Hashim Khan ISLAMABAD: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly of Pakistan on Wednesday condoled the demise of legendary Squash Player Hashim Khan.In their separate condolence messages to members of bereaved family, the speaker and deputy speaker expressed their heartfelt grief and sorrow over the passing away of Hashim Khan. While paying rich tribute to services of Hashim Khan the speaker and deputy speaker said that he was legendary player and his ...
Rauf urges business community to help in development of city KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has said the industrialists and business community in Karachi cares about the progress of Karachi and they always speak on it at every forum which has impact on higher level.It was only because of the traders and industrialists in Karachi that the city contributes about 70 percent in the national exchequer but this was a matter of concern that no generosity was shown in solving the problems facing by ...
NA offers Fateha for Squash legend Hashim Khan ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday offered Fateha for the departed soul of Squash legend Hashim Khan, who died last day.Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada paid rich tributes to the deceased saying that he had introduced the country in the world.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
BDS defuses 10kg bomb in Chamkani PESHAWAR: A bid of terrorism was foiled in Chamkani here Wednesday when the Bomb Disposal Squad defused a home-made explosive device.Assistant Inspector General of Police and BDS in-charge Shafqat Malik said the bomb, which was fixed in a pressure cooker and weighed 10 kilograms, was placed in the fields in jurisdiction of Chamkani police station. Area people spotted the suspected object and informed police and BDU who took prompt action and defused the bomb, he ...


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