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CM expresses grief over deaths due to stopping ambulances by PTI workers LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives due to stopping of ambulances during violent protests of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI).Sympathizing with the bereaved families, the chief minister said he was deeply grieved over the death of citizens due to merciless politics of the PTI. He said he and the Punjab government fully shared the grief of the bereaved families.Shahbaz Sharif said parents of the children beseeched the PTI workers to let the ambulances pass but they paid no heed.The chief minister prayed that may Allah, The Almighty, rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

Govt to overcome energy crises during next four years: Amir Muqam KARAK: Advisor to Prime Minister Engr. Amir Muqam has said the present democratically elected government would overcome all challenges it facing today including energy crises before the expiry of its mandated period. Talking to reporters here, he said, the government was determined to abolish the menace of load shedding from the country during next four years as it had started work on scores of energy projects after assuming the power. The government, he said was ...
Shahbaz blames Imran for damaging economy LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday accused PTI leaderhip of destroying Pakistan's economy through protests and strike calls. In a statement issued here, he said, sit-ins were started at the time when Pakistan Army was engaged in carrying out an operation against militants, however, the politics of violence was harmful for the rapid development of the country. He said, "by holding repeated protests, what goal Imran Khan wanted to achieve."The Chief Minister ...
Senator Saleh condemns PTI for pelting stones on Metro Buses ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Leader Senator Maulana Muhammad Saleh Shah Monday strongly condemned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers for pelting stones on the metro buses in Lahore.Talking to APP, he said that PTI proved that they wanted riots by disturbing life of citizens and damaging business of poor people.Senator Saleh Shah said that metro buses were used by the poor people and damaging these vehicles was a shameful act.He said that PTI chairman always acted contrary to ...
PTI activists thrashed shopkeepers, forced for shutter down: Sanaullah ISLAMABAD: Former Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday said the workers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have beaten the shopkeepers in different markets of Lahore, who refused to participate in its plan 'C' to disrupt routine-life and forced them to close shops.Talking to a private TV channel, he said PTI activists burnt tyres on all main arteries of the provincial capital and heart of the country, while the government showed maximum restraint and patience to ...
Imran must avoid politics of agitation: Musadiq Malik ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson to Prime Minister Musadiq Malik said Imran Khan should avoid protests while talks between Government and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) are underway.Talking to PTV news, Musadiq said the political parties should sacrifice their personal gains for national interests and avoid politics of anarchy in the best interest of the country.He said sits-in and protests have been affecting the economy and education in the country. He added that protest demonstrations should be held in specific ...
Sindh CM chairs meeting of Bhutto Mazar Committee LARKANA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah who is also the President of PPP Sindh Chapter presided over a high level meeting of Shaheed Bhutto Mazar Committee at Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto hear here, on Sunday to review the arrangement regarding the observance of 7th death anniversary of assassinated chairperson of PPP and former prime minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, to be held on December 27, 2014 at Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Bhutto.District General Secretary ...


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