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Govt. believes freedom of expressions: Pervaiz Rashid ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Friday said the government believed in the freedom of expression and not planning to impose curbs on media.Talking to media persons, who boycotted the proceeding of National Assembly for refusing their vehicles' entry in the parking of National Assembly and attack of PTI and PAT protests to mediapersons, he said:"We believed on freedom of expression, media and had no intention to curb on independence of media".He strongly condemned attacks on the media persons. He said some elements were forcing cable operates not to air certain channels which is regrettable.The minister urged media to report PTI and PAT protests with responsibility. When asked that participants of the PTI and PAT protesters were manhandling the media person, he said, it was the right of the media persons to boycott protestors' coverage.It was also reported that PTV cameramen was also made hostage by ...

Govt accords top priority to promotion of education: President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Friday reiterated that the government accords top priority to promotion of education in Pakistan and called for steps for achieving the targets in education sector set by UN for Pakistan in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).The President made the remarks while chairing a meeting of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) at the Aiwan-e- Sadr, wherein he was given a detailed presentation on the mandate, functions, activities, achievements and its various ...
Normalcy starts returning in twin cities ISLAMABAD: People of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have started coming back to their normal routine despite the ongoing sit-in of Azadi and Inqalab marchers.The Azadi and Inqalab march started from the Independence Day and disrupted the daily routine of people belonging from all walks of life as they were unable to reach their offices or work places and concentrate on their work.The prolonged sit-in of Azadi and Inqalab marchers in capital, which is ...
Illegal gas connections terminated FAISALABAD: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) disconnected more than 200 illegal connections at Malkanwala, the area of police station Saddar.According to SNGPL spokesman Saeed Chohan, SNGPL teams on a tip-off conducted raid at Malkhan Wala and detected massive gas pilferage there.The raiding teams unearthed more than 200 illegal gas connections to Malkhan Wala, Tarrar Town, Baba Fareed Road and its peripheral localities.After disconnections the officials lodged gas pilferage complaint at concerned police stations.Copyright APP ...
Hajj: 50pc tent capacity for `low-cost pilgrims' ISLAMABAD: Hajj service companies have been instructed by the ministry to allocate 50 percent of their tent capacity to provide low-cost services.Hajj Minister Bandar Hajjar met with representatives of domestic Hajj service firms and urged them to provide the best possible services to their pilgrims."We have allocated places for these firms in the holy sites and coordinated with government agencies to provide them with water, electricity and other facilities," the minister said, Arab News Reported.The ...
Pakistan urges UNSC to make full use of diplomacy for resolution of conflicts UNITED NATIONS: At the United Nations Security Council today Pakistan urged the Council to make full use of the preventive diplomacy tools at its disposal under Chapter VI "especially mediation, arbitration, inquiry, judicial settlement, involvement of regional organizations, the Secretary General's good offices" to defuse tensions and to resolve conflicts that were simmering just below the surface but threaten to explode.Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to UN, while participating at the open debate on ...
Hot weather forecast QUETTA: Met Office forecast mainly hot and humid weather to prevail in the region during next 24 hours.The maximum temperature of 36 degree Centigrade was recorded in the provincial capital, here on Friday.The minimum temperature was 18 degree Centigrade.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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