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NA reiterates unflinching support to Prime Minister ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday reiterated its unflinching support to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and assured that they will not allow any move to derail democracy and the system in the country.Resuming debate on the current political situation, they urged the Prime Minister to stay firm and do not resign.Participating in the debate, Ms Aasiya Nasir of Jamiat- Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) condemned the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Imran Khan and Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri for their undemocratic attitudes."Both the leaders have made innocent peoples hostage." She urged both the leaders to leave premises of Parliament House forthwith.The Prime Minister, she said will never resign in any case. She urged the Speaker National Assembly to stop salaries of the legislators of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for their continuous absence from the session, ignoring their Constitutional obligations and the people of the country.She said that she will move ...

Sindh CM okays appointment of 1,000 more ex-armymen to strengthen police KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the appointment of another batch of 1000 retired army soldiers, in addition to induction of further 10,000 police personnel during the current financial year.He also directed the IGP Sindh to complete the procurement of 5000 bullet proof jackets and 100 bullet proof mobiles within shortest possible time.Presiding over a law, order meeting here on Monday, the Chief Minister also asked to submit complete PC-I for ...
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 ...
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 ...


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