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Govt to give way to PTI's march if route decided: Mashhood LAHORE: Provincial Law Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan Wednesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's long march would be given way but its leadership would have to decide the route first.Addressing a press conference here, he said there were so many security threats to the national political leadership in view of terrorists' presence in the province.He, however, said the province was still safe due to a comprehensive security policy made by the Punjab government and it would make all possible arrangements to save the people irrespective of any political affiliation.The minister alleged," Wajahat Force has been given a task to carry out bloodshed in Punjab as Tahirul Qadri wants bodies for politicking."He said PTI chief Imran Khan had expressed no-confidence in the whole political leadership and judiciary by rejecting the judicial commission.He said the caretaker set-up during 2013 general elections was totally against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as many relatives of ...

Sheikh Rashid, Chaudhrys hatching conspiracies against democracy: Lawmakers ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers of various political parties has said that Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and Chaudhry brothers enjoyed power under the umbrella of a dictator and now are hatching conspiracies against democracy.Talking to APP, PML-N Senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah said that Sheikh Rashid and Chaudhry brothers could not hoodwink the people as they know their political calibre.Zafar Ali Shah said Sheikh Rashid should remember that people could not be hoodwinked through false and fiery speeches as ...
Parliament, not protest, provides way to electoral reforms: Senator Shahi Syed WASHINGTON: Awami National Party Senator Shahi Sayed has said Parliament is the only constitutional platform to enact reforms in the electoral process and that protests cannot achieve that objective.Sayed, who is in the United States for a private visit, said his party favours electoral reforms but opposes moves like Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's planned protests on the Independence Day as the ANP believes in continuation of the democratic system."The PTI can introduce amendments to the constitution for ...
Marvi reminds PTI of its democratic obligations ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon on Tuesday reminded the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) of its political and democratic obligations and advised its leadership to dissociate from Dr Tahirul Qadri. Speaking in the National Assembly on the present political situation, she said alliance with Qadri would damage the credibility of PTI if its leaders did not act sanely. She asked both the leaders (Qadri and Imran Khan) not to understand ...
Parliamentarians debate on political situation; stress upon uplift of democracy ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday suspended the proceedings of the House and the members of the House started debate on current political situation and its impact on country.Parliamentarians stressed upon uplifting of democracy and constitution of the country and raised a joint voice for not letting anti-democratic forces in putting the country in political chaos.Initiating debate, Mehmood Khan Achakzai said that anti-democratic forces were busy in derailing democracy and putting country in political turmoil."I ...
DCO imposes ban on wheelie, aerial media coverage RAHIM YAR KHAN: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Nabeel Javed has imposed a ban under section 144 on one wheeling by bikers in the district till Aug 14.Meanwhile, under this same regulation, the DCO has also prohibited aerial or drone media coverage.This ban would continue for a month, after approval by the Home Department, sources told this scribe here on Tuesday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Bilawal stresses youths' key role in nation building KARACHI: PPP Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the youth should be the main force for promoting peace, national cohesion, prosperity and uplift of the society.In his message for International Youth Day, the PPP leader said that youth day has a special importance in Pakistan as it has one of the largest proportions of youth population in the world.He said that he is mindful of the fact that resources are urgently needed to be ...


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