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Information Minister strongly condemns torture on media persons ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday strongly condemned torture on media persons in Islamabad.In a statement, the minister said that the federal government has taken notice of the reports of attacks on media professionals.The minister said that the concerned authorities have been directed to ensure that no hurdle is created by police or protesters in the performance of professional duties by journalists.Pervaiz Rashid said that anyone involved in torture of mediamen would be held accountable.He said that the government believed in freedom of expression as democracy and media freedom go hand in hand.Pervaiz Rashid said those targeting journalists, performing their professional obligations, are neither friend of democracy nor democratic system.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

All formalities for Federal Women University to complete till September: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said all formalities for upgradation of Islamabad Model College for Girls F/7-2 to Women University, should be completed in September.Chairing a meeting at Higher Education Commission (HEC) to review goals according to Vision 2025 he stressed the Government's vision in prioritizing the higher education sector to fulfil development goals, according to Vision 2025.The meeting discussed plans for establishment of Federal Women University, National ...
Govt determined to provide healthcare facilities to common man: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that development of health sector is the priority of the government and it is determined to reform health sector and provide modern health services to the common man. He was presiding over a high level meeting regarding Punjab Health Reforms Roadmap, here Saturday. Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Begum Zakiya Shahnawaz, Advisor on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq and others were also present. He said that Punjab ...
Few thousand people have no right to remove PM by sit-ins: Khuhro KARACHI: Senior Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Saturday said a few thousand people have right to remove an elected prime minister through sit-ins as the Constitution only authorises the parliament to change a PM.He expressed these views while addressing a seminar on topic: "Sindh Education Budget" organised by SPO at hotel here.He said a few thousand people have no right to oust a prime minister as only parliament has the ...
ANP condoles over death of Allah Nawaz PESHAWAR: President Awami National Party, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ameer Haider Hoti, Acting General Secretary, Aimal Wali Khan and spokesman Sardar Hussain Babak here Saturday expressed grief over the demise of former ANP organizer Allah Nawaz Khan and shoed solidarity with the bereaved family.In a joint message, they said vacuum create with the death of Allah Nawaz won't be filled for a long time and his services for the common people and party would long be remembered.They ...
Asif says no unconstitutional demands to be fulfilled ISLAMABAD: Reiterating the pledge to continue struggle for supremacy of the Constitution, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Thursday ruled out the possibility of accepting any unlawful and unconstitutional demands of the parties protesting in front of the Parliament House.Updating the National Assembly on the proceedings regarding dialogue with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), the minister said, the government has already accepted the demand of registering an FIR in the Model Town ...
PM striving to shun negative politics: Saira Tarar ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar on Wednesday appreciated the positive approach of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to shun negative politics in the country.Commenting on Prime Minister address at the National Assembly today, the minister said that the PM rightly said that the parliament was representative of 200 million people and majority was supporting democracy which was unprecedented.She said that Nawaz Sharif has said that the government ...


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