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Order for case registration against PM, CM challenged LAHORE: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court, challenging a sessions court order to register a case against Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and 19 others, over the Model Town incident of June 17.The petition was filed by Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali, in their personal capacity through Azam Nazeer Tarar Advocate.They submitted that an additional district and sessions judge had ordered Station House Officer (SHO) Faisal Town Police Station, Lahore, to register a case against the petitioners besides others, over the Model Town incident.The petitioners submitted that they were serving as federal ministers and did not have any link with the matter. But the court ordered to register a case against them despite the fact that the complainant had not produced any evidence against ...

Govt trying to resolve prevailing political situation through dialogue: Senate told ISLAMABAD: PML(N) Senator, Mushahid Ullah Khan Friday said that the government was trying its best to resolve the prevailing political situation through meaningful dialogue.Speaking on an adjournment motion in the Senate, he said the government was ready for negotiations on all issues and did not believe in violence and bloodshed.He pointed out that Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) had been supporting dictatorship in the past while "Azadi March" was also against a democratic government.While further criticizing ...
JUI-F organizes country-wide 'Jamoriat Bachao' rallies: Jan Achakzai ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (F) Friday organized Jamoriat Bachao (Save Democracy) rallies across the country against the sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).Spokesman JUI-F Jan Achakzai told APP that 'Jamoriat Bachao' rallies was organized on the call of JUI-F Central Ameer Maualana Fazl Ur Rehman.He said that thousands of JUI-F workers participated in the rallies organized in various cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh.He said that the protest rallies ...
Demonstation aginst PTI,PAT sit-ins held RAWALPINDI: Jamiat Ulema Islam (F) City Chapter Friday held a protest rally at Rawalpindi Press club to condemn Imran Khan's call for civil disobedience and Pakistan Tehreek Insaf, Pakistan Awami Tehreek sit-ins in front of Parliament House.Speaking on the occasion, Ameer JUI(F)Punjab Dr Atiq u Rehman said the civil disobedience call was unconstitutional and would lead to social unrest.He said that it was an attempt to derail democracy but JUI(F) would resist the any unconstitutional ...
Militant attack from Afghanistan kills soldier in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: A paramilitary soldier was killed in an exchange of fire with militants who entered Pakistani territory from Afghanistan on Friday, the military said. The incident happened in Muslam Bagh sector in southwestern Baluchistan province near the Afghan border. "About 70 to 80 terrorists intruded from (the) Afghanistan side into Pakistani territory," the military said in a statement. It added Pakistani troops stopped the intruders but during the exchange of fire a paramilitary Frontier Corps ...
Imran Khan urged to come forward with a road-map to solve economic problems KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) activists have urged Pakistan Tehrik e Insaaf's chief, Imran Khan to come forward with an elaborate program focussed on addressing the political and economic difficulties of the country.Mirza Maqbool Ahmad, the President, PPP, district Korangi, Karachi in a statement said there was no denial to fact that country's economic problems as well as political discrepancies needed to be addressed on urgent footing."Yet there was also no logic for the stance ...
CADD announces third time extension in vacations till August 31 ISLAMABAD: Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has announced third time extension in the summer vacations for the students till August 31 due to the prolonged sit-in of Azadi and Inqalab Marchers.An official of CADD informed APP, the schools and colleges in federal capital were supposed to open from August 25 (Monday) but now these would open from September 1.However, the decision to extend vacations has been taken by the authorities again to save the ...


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