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SSC decides to launch protest movement against the administration of Ogi
26 Feb 2015
Peshawar : Falling in arresting killers of Maulana Mahmud Shah Rizvi despite giving a one week deadline, Sunni Supreme Council (SSC) decided to launch protest movement against the administration of Ogi District Mansehra. In first step, the religious clerics of SSC during a press conference here at Press Club on Thursday, informed that the protest […]
Delay in Aafia’s release contempt of the whole nation: moot told
15 Feb 2015
LAHORE, Further delay in the release of the daughter of the nation, who has been serving 86-year term in the United States for no crime of her, is the contempt of whole Pakistani nation, said Aafia Movement leader Dr Fowzia Siddiqui. Addressing a crowded press conference in Lahore Press Club (LPC) here Sunday. she said […]
SHC issues notice on petition against encroachment of amenity plot
9 Feb 2015
KARACHI : The Sindh High Court on Monday issued notice to Sindh chief secretary, secretary local government and Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) administrator to explain why its order regarding removal of illegal encroachment from an amenity plot in New Karachi was not complied with. A division bench was hearing an application filed by a resident, […]
Demos in Karachi support Kashmiris
5 Feb 2015
KARACHI : Sunni Ittehad Council Pakistan and National Forum for Human Rights of Pakistan held protest demonstrations separately on Thursday outside the Karachi Press Club against the occupation of held-Kashmir by India and showing solidarity with Kashimiri people on the eve of Kashmir Day. A large number of people carrying placards and banners attended the […]
Hundreds rally as killer of Pakistan governor appeals
4 Feb 2015
Islamabad – A former Pakistan police bodyguard appealed Tuesday against his death sentence for murdering a provincial governor who sought reform of blasphemy laws, as hundreds rallied outside the court to show support. Mumtaz Qadri was sentenced for killing Punjab governor Salman Taseer outside an upmarket coffee shop in Islamabad in 2011. Qadri has admitted […]
MQM MPA visits schools to review security
27 Jan 2015
KARACHI : Member of Provincial Assembly Sindh Nishat Mohammad Zia Qadri on Tuesday demanded that foolproof security should be ensured at regional level, particularly around schools for security of teachers and students. “The district administration should erect barriers for ensuring peace and saving children from terrorism,” he said during his visit to John’s and other schools, […]
Petrol shortage overcome in Punjab
23 Jan 2015
Rawalpindi : Punjab Government Spokesman Zaeem Qadri on Friday said the issue of petrol shortage has been overcome in Punjab to a large extent. In a statement, he said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is himself monitoring the petrol situation continuously. Former Petroleum Secretary G.A. Sabri said a strategy should be devised to avoid petrol crisis […]
Thousands protest against French magazine in Karachi
22 Jan 2015
KARACHI : Thousands of people marched under the Tanzemat-e-Ahle-Sunnat in Karachi on Thursday in the largest protest in the city so far against French magazine Charlie Hebdo that published the blasphemous sketches of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). A large number of people participated in the rally taken out from Numaish Chowrangi to Tibet […]
AWP, trade unions vow to launch collective struggle against privatization
19 Jan 2015
ISLAMABAD : The Awami Workers Party (AWP) held a meeting with trade union representatives from around the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Monday to discuss the formation of an anti-privatization alliance. Leaders from various unions, including PTCL, PIA, Railways, PBC, Radio Pakistan, OPF, PWD, OGDC, and Pakistan Workers Confederation attended the meeting, which […]
SOA organizes Sindh Beach Games next month
18 Jan 2015
Karachi : Sindh Olympic Association (SOA) Secretary Mudassar Arain on Sunday announced that Sindh Beach Games 2015 will be organized next month here in Karachi. The decision was taken during General Council meeting of SOA under the chairmanship of Usama Qadri, President SOA, Mudassar said. Qadri also announced Rs. 1.0 million for the organisation for this […]
Pakistani Politician, Cricket Legend Marries Former BBC Journalist
8 Jan 2015
Pakistani politician and former cricket superstar Imran Khan got married on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation about whether the famous bachelor would wed for a second time. Khan married Reham Khan, a former BBC weather reporter who now hosts a talk show on Pakistani television. Witnesses said only close friends and relatives attended the Islamic […]
Traffic arrangements for 12th Rabbi ul-Awwal
3 Jan 2015
Karachi, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Traffic, Karachi has announced that On 12th Rabi-ul-Awal 1436, A.H i.e. 04th January-2015 (Sunday), a Procession in connection with Jashan-e-Eid-e-Millad un Nabi (S.A.W) will be taken out from Kakri Ground upto Memon Masjid. Furthermore two Processions will be taken out from Memon Masjid upto Aram Bagh Masjid and Nishtar […]
Transport surrounding schools being removed for security: minister
31 Dec 2014
KARACHI : Provincial Minister for Transport & Mass Transits Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani said on Wednesday that transport located near government and private schools are being removed to beef up the security of schools in the province in wake of Peshawar school tragedy. This he said while presiding over a high level meeting at his […]
Administration moves to get Karachi Zoo enlisted globally
31 Dec 2014
KARACHI : Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that all the formalities should be fulfilled to get Karachi Zoo enlisted in international zoos and all the deficiencies would be removed in this regard to make it attractive and convenient for local as well as international visitors. He said this while addressing a meeting in […]
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FAISLA AWAM KA (LONG MARCH LAHORE KI SARKO PAR…) – 14TH AUGUST 2014
14 Aug 2014
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Former PM of Pakistan, Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha PML-N and Ajmal Wazir Khan PML-Q in fresh episode of Faisla Awam Ka on Dawn News and talk with Fareed Rais.
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SPECIAL TRANSMISSION OF LONG MARCH ON DUNYA NEWS – 13TH AUGUST 2014
13 Aug 2014
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Long March Special – 12th August 2014
13 Aug 2014
Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry PML-N, Fauzia Kasuri PTI, Andleeb Abbas PTI, Ali Zaidi PTI and Omar Cheema PTI in fresh episoe of Long March Special on Express News and talk with Imran Khan.
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Tahir ul Qadri on Sunday led thousands of supporters at the start of a protest march on the capital Islamabad to demand key reforms before looming elections.
Hundreds of cars, buses and trucks carrying around 7,000 people left the easternmost city of Lahore, expected to grow in number as they passed through towns and villages en route to Islamabad, accompanied by a heavy security presence.
By late Sunday the march had reached the town of Kamoke, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of the city, and organisers claimed that up to 200,000 people had joined the slow-moving caravan.
The number of protesters could not be verified independently and police declined to give any estimates.
Tahir-ul Qadri, who is leading the march, accuses the government of being corrupt and incompetent, and argues that Pakistan must enact “meaningful” reforms before general elections, which are scheduled to be held within eight weeks after parliament disbands in mid-March.
The government says Qadri, an Islamic scholar who preaches against terrorism and who returned to Pakistan only last month after years in Canada, is part of a dangerous conspiracy designed to postpone elections and grab power.
Interior minister Rehman Malik on Sunday again warned of a terror threat to protesters, saying he had “credible” intelligence reports that Qadri would be targeted in a possible attack.
The authorities have sealed off the main approaches to Islamabad and warned that the Taliban could attack the march, leading to the closure of schools, businesses and embassies on Monday when the rally is expected to arrive.
“I am declaring it democracy march,” Qadri, bespectacled and with a closely cropped white beard, told reporters as activists carried green and white Pakistani flags and a mock coffin to symbolise the “redundant system”.
“This is a march for protection of human rights, elimination of poverty, supremacy of constitution, rule of law and end of corruption,” Qadri said.
He wants an independent caretaker government, set up in consultation with the military and judiciary, when parliament disbands and before elections.
If polls are held on time, it will mark the first time that a democratically elected civilian government hands over to another democratically elected civilian government in Pakistan, which has seen four military dictators.
Qadri has called for an end to corruption and for electoral reforms to be enacted to allow honest candidates to stand and win, but he has not engaged in specifics.
He has likened his efforts to the Arab spring, but insisted it will not be bloody as it was in Egypt, Libya or Syria.
Pakistan suffers from crushing problems — a flagging economy, a Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked insurgency, record attacks on Shiite Muslims and an energy crisis.
“My word revolution means come to peace and security and to eradicate and remove all kind of terrorism, radicalism, extremism and corruption,” Qadri told AFP on Friday.
Police said 10,000 officers had been deployed along the route of the march for the security of the protesters and that an elite commando squad would guard Qadri.
The rally is expected to converge outside Islamabad from various starting points in Punjab.
Political analyst and retired lieutenant general Talat Masood told AFP he believed Qadri had been “dropped from a parachute” to try to disrupt the political process.
Commentators have questioned how Qadri has been able to whip up such large crowds and raise so much money so quickly after returning from Canada.
“It’s the same thinking as in the past, to bring a technocrat who comes and brings changes and reforms, improves the economy and focuses on militancy,” said Masood.
“I would say that certain elements within the military may have an interest, plus the bureaucracy, plus the businessmen who are not getting energy, gas and face difficulty,” he added.