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113 ghost city wardens suspended
26 Mar 2015
KARACHI : Administrator Karachi Saqib Ahmed Soomro on Thursday suspended services of 113 ghost city wardens and said their services would be terminated once legal formalities were completed. Payment of salaries to all these employees has been stopped forthwith which would save about Rs30 million a year to Karachi Metropolitan Corporation in the salaries head. […]
Parliamentarians agree to form forum of Parliamentarians of Pakistan origin
23 Mar 2015
ISLAMABAD, National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Monday said that the Parliamentarians of Pakistan origin elected to the Legislatures around the world could serve as a bridge between the East and the West portraying the true image of peaceful, democratic and progressive Pakistan. He said Pakistani expatriates were an asset of Pakistan who were equal […]
Pakistan govt agrees to probe election fraud complaints
20 Mar 2015
Islamabad – Pakistan’s ruling party agreed Friday to form a judicial commission to investigate alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections after months of negotiations with opposition leader Imran Khan. The leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Khan’s party announced they had reached a consensus on all terms for the judicial […]
Pakistan church attacks kill 14, spark deadly riots
15 Mar 2015
Lahore (Pakistan) – Fourteen people were killed and more than 70 injured when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked churches in Pakistan’s Lahore on Sunday, sparking mob violence in which two other suspected militants died. The bombings occurred during prayers at two churches located around half a kilometre apart in the city’s Youhanabad neighbourhood, which is […]
Death sentence over ‘blasphemy’ killing of Pakistan governor
9 Mar 2015
Islamabad – A Pakistani court Monday upheld the death sentence for the killer of a politician who sought blasphemy law reform, but struck out a terrorism conviction, making it unlikely he will be executed soon. The Islamabad High Court dismissed an appeal against the death sentence by Mumtaz Qadri, a former police bodyguard who shot […]
IHC upholds Mumtaz Qadri’s death sentence
9 Mar 2015
Islamabad ,Islamabad High Court has upheld the decision of death sentence awarded by an anti-terrorism court to Mumtaz Qadri in the case of murder of former Governor Punjab Salman Taseer. A two member bench of the court which reserved the judgment some days ago issued the judgment on Monday under which the death sentence awarded […]
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 […]
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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
Haroon-ur-Rasheed Senior Analyst, Nazeer Naji Senior Analyst, Ayaz Amir Senior Analyst, AVM (R) Shahid Lateef Defence Anlayst, Salman Ghani Analyst and Izhar-ul-Haq Analyst in On The Front on Dunya News and talk with Kamran Shahid.
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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.