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Traders, residents facing difficulties as PTI, PAT sit-ins continue ISLAMABAD: The small traders and labour community of the federal capital have expressed displeasure over the sit-ins of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) that have badly hampered their businesses and routine lives.People belonging to all walks of life have emphasized the need for a designated place in the capital for holding public meetings, rallies and long marches.Kashif Riaz, a shopkeeper at G-7 market said that there is a growing anger and resentment among the local citizens, who see their lives paralysed in the capital due to such sit-ins. "We are greatly perturbed as it was not yet clear, as how long the sit-ins would continue," he added.Rahat Khan, a student at a government school said that the protests have spoiled his precious study time.Most of the parents, keeping in view the situation, have strictly advised their kids to only play indoor games rather than going out in ...

'New Judicial Year' opening ceremony of Supreme Court to be held on September 8 ISLAMABAD: New Judicial Year opening ceremony of the Supreme Court will be held on September 8 (Monday) with the end of the summer vacations.The ceremony will be held at 9-30 am at Court Room No 1 in the Supreme Court building.According to the scheduled programme, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk, Attorny General for Pakistan Salman Butt, Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council and President Supreme Court Bar Association Kamran Murtaza will speak on the occasion.Judges ...
Number of Afghan refugees grows steadily PESHAWAR: Despite the continuing process of voluntary repatriation of Afghans, the number of registered refugees in Pakistan was growing steadily as approximately 50,000 children are born to refugee families every year.The UN Refugee Agency has said that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) would register some 150,000 children born to the registered parents in past five years and issue birth certificates to over 330,000 Afghan children below the age of 18.UNHCR spokesperson Dunya Islam ...
Saudi Airlines resumes flights at BKIA PESHAWAR: The Saudi Airlines has resumed its flight operations from Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) here Thursday after a gap of nearly two months when shots were fired on a PIA flight heading towards the runway for landing.After resumption, the first flight of Saudi Airlines from Riyadh landed at BKIA at 12:40p.m and left for Jeddah to carry 293 intending Hajj pilgrims.The spokesman for Civil Aviation Authority said that it was also expected that Etihad ...
Two security men injured in blast at Mohmand Agency PESHAWAR: Two security personnel were injured on Thursday in a bomb blast near the Pak Afghan border in Mohmand Agency.According to official sources, the security forces' vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the Elbow Kandaow area of Mohmand Agency.Sources also confirmed that the vehicle was damaged in the blast and that two personnel were injured as a result of the attack.Following the explosion, security forces launched a search operation in ...
Power shutdown notified PESHAWAR: Due to necessary maintenance work, power supply will remain off from 132 KV Gadoon Amazai Grid Station on August 27, 28, 30 from 0800 AM to 0800 PM, resultantly consumers of 11 KV Murghaz, Mania, feeders will face inconvenience, said PESCO authorities on Wednesday. Power supply will remain off from 132 KV Swabi Grid Station on August 27, 28 ,30, 31from 0700 AM to 0100 PM, resultantly consumers of 11 KV Munsab Dar, Charbagh, ...
Partly cloudy weather forecast KARACHI: Met Office on Wednesday forecast partly cloudy weather in the metropolis during the next 24 hours.The maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range between 32 to 34 degree centigrade, the weather forecast said.The weather report said that mainly hot/very hot and dry weather is likely to prevail elsewhere in Sindh and Balochistan region.However, rain/thunderstorm is likely to occur at isolated places in Kalat division and at one or two places in Zhob, ...


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