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  • MQM quits Azad Kashmir govt as well

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    ISLAMABAD: Days after quitting the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government in Sindh, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday decided to part ways with the government in Azad Kashmir where it has been in an alliance with the PPP.

    Addressing a press conference here, he criticized PPP for controversial remarks and criticism of MQM chief Altaf Hussain by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari recently.

    Sattar said his party had decided to part ways with the PPP-led governments in Sindh and in Azad Kashmir, adding that the decision was final and that there was no going back now.

    He said resignations of members will soon be sent to Prime Minister Azad Kashmir. Our patience ran out,” he said.

    "We have tolerated a number of antics and inadequacies...but things have come to a head now...it is no longer possible for us to be in an alliance with the PPP," Sattar said.

    Sattar said that PPP has a long history of having discrimina

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  • Indian forces resort unprovoked firing into Pak territory

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Sialkot: India once again resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling at Charwah sector, security officials said on Wednesday.

    Chenab Rangers responded effectively to the Indian firing and shelling.

    Wednesday ceasefire violation came a day after Indian defence minister has given a hard message to Islamabad.

    At least 13 Pakistani citizens have been killed in aggression by Indian forces on border areas of Kashmir and Punjab.

    Indian forces have been violating ceasefire on LoC and working boundries since two weeks.

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  • Continuity of democracy a prerequisite to progress: Khurshid Shah

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Islamabad: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Khurshid Shah has said cheap electricity cannot be expected without implementing hydel projects, state media reported on Wednesday.

    In an interview, he said coal and hydro resources will have to be explored to the maximum for generation of electricity.

    He said continuity of democratic system is prerequisite for economic progress.

    Khurshid Shah said Pakistan People’s Party stands for democracy and it will continue its efforts to strengthen the system.

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  • Famine takes 2 more lives in Tharparkar

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Karachi: Two children lost their lives at the hands of famine in Mithi Civil Hospital on Wednesday.

    According to the details, the deceased include a 5-year old Jam son of Ardaan habitant of Dabbo Wali Muhammad, a suburban village in Tharpakar and a 5-year old Chauthi daughter of Nibraaj who belonged to the village Mithi Kanar. Both the kids had long been suffering due dearth of food.

    At least 53 children are admitted and are being treated in Mithi Civil Hospital whereas 3 out of them are said to be in critical condition. Sindh government has labeled Tharparkar as calamity region but the local administration has not initiated any relief work.

    Famine has been consistent in Tharpakar due to lack of rainfalls from past three consecutive years. The situation has now worsened and people are ge

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  • Rafique lauds political parties for playing positive role

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Islamabad: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has congratulated those political parties who made sincere efforts for ending sit-in of Pakistan Awami Tehreek in Islamabad.

    In an interview here on Wednesday, he lauded political parties for extending their support for protection of the Constitution and democracy.

    He said that PAT’s step to abandon sit-in in the capital was a wise decision.

    The minister said that the government is concentrating on development of the country and to solve problems of masses.

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  • DG ISPR assures safe return of IDPs soon

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Bannu: Director General ISPR, Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa, said Wednesday that operation Zarb-e-Azb is being conducted successfully in North Waziristan region, adding that no timeframe could be given conclusion of the offensive which started on June 15 this year.

    “The operation is going on successfully. The defusing of explosives and clearance of areas is underway in several areas. The army is trying to conclude this operation as soon as possible; however, we can’t give a final date in this regard,” Bajwa said.

    He was speaking to reporters in Bannu after witnessing a friendly match between army and IDPs.

    Replying to a question, the DG ISPR expressed his satisfaction over arrangements made by the military for temporarily dislocated persons.

    “We wish a save return of the affectees to their homes and also providing all-out facilities to them here in camps which are declared best camps by the United Nations,” he said

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  • Qadri says his movement will lead mid-term polls

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Islamabad: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri said on Wednesday that he hoped his movement would lead to mid-term elections.

    “I have called a meeting on Oct 25 in Lahore to discuss the possible measures after our sit-in,” he said while talking to media in Islamabad.

    The first meeting in this regard we had on Oct 20,” he added.

    Dr. Qadri said: We are reviewing different options and planning for an alliance before Senate elections.”

    He said big alliance might also be formed ahead of the next general elections. Inqilab sit-ins and protests would continue. “I hope a situation will develop that will force govt to the elections.”

    He, however, added that we would try to ensure that electoral reforms should be in force before the next elections.

    He said large participation by people in their sit-ins in Lahore and Fai

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  • LB Elections: ECP starts preparations in Punjab

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has started the preparations for the Local Bodies (LB) Elections in Punjab.

    ECP, in a letter to Secretary of Local Government Punjab, has stated that it is the responsibility of the province to hold LB Elections therefore the details of the Union Councils (UCs), wards and the maps of the province should be provided.

    It has also instructed the provincial election commission to provide the details as soon as possible for delimitation of the new constituencies.

    Sources have stated that the formation of the constituencies will take upto six months and the elections will not take place before July 2015.

    On the other hand, local bodies polls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) will take place in March 2015 after delimitation of the constituencies.

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  • End of sit-in due to Muharram: Shujaat

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Islamabad: Former prime minister, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said that it’s a good omen to end sit-in in the holy month of Muharram-ul-Haram.

    Talking to journalists outside the Parliament on Wednesday, he said, “we will stand by Tahir-ul-Qadri; only rallies will not make difference; we will start the movement again with new energy after Muharram”. More details

  • Quran Khawani for soul of Mohsin Baig’s mother held

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Islamabad: Quran Khawani for the soul of the mother of Mohsin Jamil Baig, Chief Editor and Chief Executive Officer of news agency Online International News Network, passed away on Tuesday. was held near his residence at F-8/2, Islamabad on Wednesday.

    A large number of people recited Quran and offered prayers that Allah may rest the departed soul in eternal peace

    Bureaucrats, senior journalists and other elite of the city were present on the occasion.

    Besides others, Senator Ilyas Bilour, PPP leader Mian Manzoor Wattoo, senior anchor person Mubashir Laqman, Principal Information officer Rao Tahseen and Faisal Sakhi Butt attended the gathering.

    Many people called Mohsin Baig and expressed condolence with him on the sad demise of his mother.

    She was 70 and was buried in H-11 graveyard on Tuesday.

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  • PAT to hold mass rally in Abbottabad tomorrow

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Abbottabad Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is all geared up to display its political muscle tomorrow (Friday) in Abbottabad, where a big stage is being raised in College Ground for the event.

    The organizers claimed that the huge public turnout will make a history.

    The PAT’s local leaders asserted the speech of PAT Chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri in the Friday’s public rally, will turn out to be a milestone for the establishment of Hazara province.

    Provincial PAT president Naseer Khan maintained the workers are busy with mass level preparations for the huge public gathering, claiming the Friday’s rally will be a historic event in the national history.

    To further galvanize the workers, PAT Youth Wing took out a rally from Mandian Chowk. The participants of the procession, marched on different roads and later gathered at press club.

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  • Terror bid foiled in Peshawar

    Dated: 2014-10-23

    Peshawar: Peshawar escaped another tragedy as the bomb disposal squad on Wednesday defused a bomb in a building at University Road of Peshawar, officials said.

    According to police officials, the bomb was kept in a computer monitor at second floor of computer plaza at Peshawar’s University Road. The bomb disposal squad reached to the spot and defused the bomb device.

    The Plaza on the University Road has been the biggest hub of computer dealers in Peshawar.

    Police has taken the footage of the closed circuit TV installed in the building in its possession for investigation.

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  • ATTOCK: ADC Attock Kinza Murtaza chairing a meeting of different department heads, in Attock.
  • LAHORE: A woman buying different religious items in connection to Muharram at Bibi Pak Daman Bazaar.
  • KOHAT: Activists of Pegham Union CBA hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Kohat Press Club.
  • KARACHI: A woman resident of Numaish Area, holding a demonstration outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Members of Hindu community buying different items in connection to Hindu Religious Festival Diwali, at Sawami Narine Mandir.
  • KARACHI: Members of Hindu community buying different items in connection to Hindu Religious Festival Diwali, at Sawami Narine Mandir.
  • KARACHI: Members of Hindu community buying different items in connection to Hindu Religious Festival Diwali, at Sawami Narine Mandir.
  • KARACHI: Migratory birds seen flying over the Arabian Sea, in Karachi.
  • ISLAMABAD: First Lady Begum Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Father of the Bride and Senior PML (N) Leader Chaudhry Tanveer and other distinguished guests posing for a group photo with the couple during the wedding ceremony of the son of Senator Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal, MPA Umer Jaffar.
  • KARACHI: Construction work of Clifton Flyover has resumed after the lifting of stay order by Sindh High Court
  • KARACHI: Construction work of Clifton Flyover has resumed after the lifting of stay order by Sindh High Court
  • KARACHI: Fishermen are busy in catching fish in the water of the sea.
  • KARACHI: Motorists facing hardships due to a tree which fell on the road in Clifton Area a long time ago.
  • KARACHI: Inspector General Sindh Police Ghulam Haider Jamali chairing a meeting regarding the security plan on Muharram ul Haram.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Students of Govt. Primary School Mian De Seri attending classes on ground, due to uncompleted School building, destroyed in 08 Oct 2005 massive earthquake.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Cholistani children and animals drinking water from the same pond of water at Qasaian wala Toba, Cholistan.
  • FAISALABAD: Residents of 224 Rab Waseran, hold a demonstration in support of their demands at District Council Chowk.
  • FAISALABAD: Residents of 224 Rab Waseran, hold a demonstration in support of their demands at District Council Chowk.
  • QUETTA: Activists of PTI Balochistan hold a demonstration against price hike, outside Quetta Press Club.
  • RAWALPINDI: A vender selling bananas at his roadside stall in Rawalpindi.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: Rescue workers shifting the injured persons to the hospital after a traffic accident on Indus Highway.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Och Sharif hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Spokesman of Punjab Government Zaeem Qadri talking to the media persons in Lahore.
  • ABBOTTABAD: A driver Pouring water in radiator of Jeep, which heated up due to drive on Mountainous Rough roads of Village Ghari Habib Ullah.
  • KHYBERAGENCY: Locals Residents including women and children are fleeing Bara Tehsil due to ongoing Massive Military operation KHYBER ONE against the militant groups in Bara. According to the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA)Thousands of people have migrated in few days from BARA to other safer places.
  • KHYBERAGENCY: Locals Residents including women and children are fleeing Bara Tehsil due to ongoing Massive Military operation KHYBER ONE against the militant groups in Bara. According to the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA)Thousands of people have migrated in few days from BARA to other safer places.
  • HYDERABAD: Work charge and Casual employees of OGDCL hold a protest rally aginst proposal of privatization of OGDCL, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Painters repaint the pieces of Alam Pak, (Flag) before installation ahead of Muharam ul Haram.
  • HYDERABAD: Gypsy boys collect salable items from a garbage heap in Qasimabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Members of APCA Population department hold a protest rally in the favor of their demands outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf hold a protest in the favor of their leader Imran Khan, outside HPC..
  • LAHORE: City government workers trying to get their truck out after it fell in a hole which was filled by their department near Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf hold a demonstration against price hike outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf hold a demonstration against price hike outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Pakistan Maseeha Millat Party hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • MULTAN: MQM workers hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Multan Press Club.
  • MULTAN: An overloaded Donkey is heading to its destination here at Nawan Shaher chowk.
  • SHANGLA: Activists of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf hold a demonstration against electricity over billing, outside Basham Press Club.
  • KHYBERAGENCY: Locals Residents including women and children are fleeing Bara Tehsil due to ongoing Massive Military operation KHYBER ONE against the militant groups in Bara. According to the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) Thousands of people have been migrated in few days from BARA to other safer places.
  • SUKKUR: Activists of Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf hold a demonstration against electricity over billing, in Sukkur.
  • KARACHI: Chairman Board of Intermedia Faseehuddin Khan posing for a group photo with the players before the departure of Karachi Board Team to take part in All Pakistan Inter Board Hockey Tournament.
  • KARACHI: Traffic policemen checking the documents of the motorists during a campaign against under age drivers and pressure horns, on the directives of DIG Traffic.
  • PESHAWAR: Rescue workers are busy in their work after a gas cylinder blast on University Road.
  • PESHAWAR: Rescue workers are busy in their work after a gas cylinder blast on University Road.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of FATA Students Federation hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Minority Community hold a demonstration in support of PTI Chief Imran Khan outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of PTI hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • HYDERABAD: Alleged Victim of Husband’s Torture Sumbal weeping while talking to newsmen at Hyderabad Press Club.
  • JAMSHORO: Vice Chancellor Mehran Engineering University Jamshoro Dr Aslam Uqeli presenting memorial shield to a delegate during International Conference for Energy, Environment, and sustainable Development 2014, at MEU Jamshoro.
  • JAMSHORO: Vice Chancellor Mehran Engineering University Jamshoro Dr Aslam Uqeli and delegates visiting stalls of various items made by students, during International Conference for Energy, Environment, and sustainable Development 2014, at MEU Jamshoro.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers cleaning the site of sit in protest of Pakistan Awami Tehreek after the protesters left the area.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers cleaning the site of sit in protest of Pakistan Awami Tehreek after the protesters left the area.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers cleaning the site of sit in protest of Pakistan Awami Tehreek after the protesters left the area.
  • ISLAMABAD: Man carries a table as CDA workers clean the area which was used by participants of Inqilab March during their sit in protest in front of Parliament House which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers clean the area which was used by participants of Inqilab March during their sit in protest in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers clean the area which was used by participants of Inqilab March during their sit in protest in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers clean the area which was used by participants of Inqilab March during their sit in protest in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers clean the area which was used by participants of Inqilab March during their sit in protest in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers clean the area which was used by participants of Inqilab March during their sit in protest in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Man is seen carrying wood for home use from the site of sit in protest of particiapnts of Inqilab March who left the area after ending of the protest.
  • ISLAMABAD: Scavenger girls look for salable items in front of Parliament House as CDA workers clean the sit of sit in protest of particiapnts of Inqilab March who left the area after ending of the protest.
  • ISLAMABAD: CDA workers clean the sit of sit in protest of particiapnts of Inqilab March who left the area after ending of the protest.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March leaving the site of their sit in protest in front of Parliament House after ending of the protest.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Allama Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi addressing Ulema Mashaikh Council at a local hotel.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March pack their belongings as they leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Woman sits in a tent as participants of Inqilab March pack their belongings to leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Few tents seen in front of Parliament House as participants of Inqilab March pack their belongings to leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Man carries a sack as participants of Inqilab March leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March seen before leaving the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Tents are seen packed as participants of Inqilab March leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Makeshift container of chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek seen when participants of Inqilab March leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Makeshift container of chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek seen locked as participants of Inqilab March leave the site of their sit in protest which ended on Tuesday.
  • ISLAMABAD: Editor In-chief Online International News Network Mohsin Jamil Baig and others offering Dua during Quran Khawani after the death of the mother of the editor at his residence.
  • ISLAMABAD: PPP leader Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Special Advisor to the PM Irfan Siddiqui, Dr Jamal Nasir and others offering Dua during Quran Khawani after the death of the mother of Editor In-chief Online International News Network Mohsin Jamil Baig at his residence.
  • ISLAMABAD: Employees of Federal Urdu University stage a protest in support of their demands outside National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar addressing a press conference at National Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Chief Information Commissioner of RTI Sahibzada Muhammad Khalid speaks during awareness seminar on Right to Information Act, 2013, at Edwardes College.
  • KARACHI: Hindu workers of KMC stage a protest against non-payment of their salary and releasing of funds on the occasion of their religious festival of Diwali, outside KMC Workshop.
  • KARACHI: Workers of APCA Population Welfare Department stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Hindu women buying firework items from a stall on the occasion of their religious festival of Diwali at Swaminarayan Mandar.
  • KARACHI: Workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Renowned social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi inaugurating Transplant Surgery Complex at SIUT.
  • KARACHI: Renowned social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi visits Transplant Surgery Complex after its inauguration at SIUT.
  • KARACHI: Renowned social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi meeting staff of Transplant Surgery Complex after its inauguration at SIUT.
  • KARACHI: Hindus buying firework items from stalls on the occasion of their religious festival of Diwali at Swaminarayan Mandar.
  • KARACHI: Hindus buying colors and firework items from stalls on the occasion of their religious festival of Diwali at Swaminarayan Mandar.
  • NOWSHERA: Police showing suspects as Akora Khattak police arrested kidnappers, dacoits belonging from foreign country and members of extortionist group during a raid.
  • NOWSHERA: Suspects seen in the custody of Nowshera police after Akora Khattak police arrested kidnappers, dacoits belonging from foreign country and members of extortionist group during a raid.
  • DERAALLAHYAR: Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stage a protest against price hike, unemployment and loadshedding at National Highway.
  • DERAALLAHYAR: Leader of National Party Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo addressing workers convention.
  • BANNU: Pakistani cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi, DG ISPR, players of winning team and army officials in a group photo with the trophy after a friendly cricket match played at TDP Camp Bannu.
  • ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chief of Turkish General Staff General Yasar Guler calling on Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.
  • INDONESIA: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif who is on an official visit to Indonesia, today visited Indonesian Arms and Special Vehicle manufacturing facility.
  • HARIPUR: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahirul Qadri is being welcomed by the supporters at Shahrah-e-Hazara as he travels to Abbottabad.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel showing heroin which was hidden in juice box as Anti Narcotics Force found 45 kg high quality brown heroin at Karachi Seaport.