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Pervaiz Rashid holds Imran, Qadri responsible for PTV attack ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Assembly Senator Pervaiz Rashid Monday strongly condemned attack on PTV building and termed it an act of aggression and violence.In a statement he said that Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri cannot absolve themselves from this act of lawlessness as their workers did what both of them were instigating from the past 17 days in their speeches.The attack on our national television network is not only deplorable but also entirely barbaric, the minister said. Bringing such a threat and destruction to state asset is completely unjustifiable, Pervaiz Rashid stressed.They have agitated their workers and provoked them to violence, he said adding that they are both responsible for this act and will have to face the law.They claim bravery but acting cowardly for not taking responsibility of this act of violence and terror, the minister concluded.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

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 ...
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 ...


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