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  • Govt open for dialogue with PTI to end political crisis: Pervaiz

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said the government is open for dialogue with Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaaf to end the current political crisis.

    In an interview with a private television channel, he said Imran Khan should also not put forward the demands which fall outside the ambit of the constitution. He said the government had started addressing demands of the PTI before it started the long march from Lahore. The establishment of electoral reforms committee and the judicial commission were part of efforts to address concerns of Imran Khan.

    Responding to a question, the Information Minister said the government has neither arrested any worker of the PTI nor forced them to go back. It is actually the stance of the PTI chairman that has disappointed their workers.

    He said the containers and other measures were taken in the red zone

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  • JI Ameer stresses dialogue to resolve political crisis

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABAD: Ameer Jamat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq has said dialogue will soon resume.

    In a statement, after his telephonic contact with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak, he said we are trying to resolve misunderstandings between the parties.

    Siraj-ul-Haq expressed the hope that current political crisis would soon be resolved.

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  • Kaira ready for mediation, thanks Imran Khan

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABAD: Former federal information and broadcasting minister and senior PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira thanked PTI Chairman Imran Khan and offered his services as a mediator to end the current political impasse.

    Speaking to Private TV , Kaira said that he would be most happy if he could do anything for Pakistan.

    “I am indebted to Imran Khan for remembering me in good words,” he said.

    “No solution is possible without finding a way to start talks... I can offer my services whenever government assigns me this task,” he said.

    To a question, he said that PPP did not say anything which could lead to any confrontation.

    Addressing his supporters in Islamabad, Khan said that he would accept Qamar Zaman Kaira as a mediator.

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  • Polls within 60 days if any MNA resigns, says ECP

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that by-elections will be held within 60 days if any Parliamentarian resigns from his/her seat.

    ECP, in a statement, said that by-election is a constitutional and lawful process and the institution has to follow it. The statement further said that the ECP is responsible for conducting free and fair elections in the country.

    “90 days are required for the polls if assemblies are dissolved”, ECP further stated.

    It should be noted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had announced that their Parliamentarians will resign from their seats in the National and provincial assemblies except Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) legislature to protest against the alleged rigging in the 2013 elections.

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  • Deadlock may lead towards clash: Malik

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Rehman Malik again urged for talks to defuse political tension, saying the deadlock is going towards clash.

    Talking to newsmen here on Friday, Malik said that there were no serious efforts made from both sides, PML-N government and protesting parties, for positive talks.

    “The government, PTI and PAT will be responsible if the situation becomes worse”, he told media.

    The PPP leader said that Asif Zardari is ready to play his role in decreasing political temperature.

    He advised the PML-N government to contact Zardari to resolve the issue soon.

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  • Zardari, Fazl discuss political condition

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    Karachi: Co-President of Pakistan People Party (PPP) and former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari and Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F), Maulana Fazl Rehman talked to each other on telephone.

    According to media reports, former President talked to JUI-F Chief on telephone after reaching Karachi on Friday.

    Both leaders discussed the ongoing Marches in Islamabad and discussed different problems of the country.

    Moreover, Zardari will contact all political parties to wind down the current situation whereas JUI-F Chief also agreed on it.

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  • Govt ready to remove containers on written commitment: Nisar

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the government could not remove containers unless Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri give written commitment that they will be responsible of any security mishap.

    Speaking to a press conference in Islamabad today (Friday), Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that there were serious security concerns communicated to him by all the security agencies. He said that PTI and PAT had earlier given commitments that they would not enter the Red Zone, but they did.

    Responding to the rumours about removal of IG Police Islamabad, Interior Minister told that the former IG had himself asked for a vacation which was granted. Another rumour was about poisoning of water. “Had we done anything like that, they might not have been dancing here all night long”, said Nisar. “We are providing water to people who are threatening to invade our houses and instead of thanking us they

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  • PTI MNAs submit resignations

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) submitted their resignations from the National Assembly on Friday, as the party continues to lead a sit-in in the capital against Nawaz Sharif's government.

    PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Arif Alvi and Shireen Mazari submitted the resignations of all 34 MNAs to the NA speaker’s office, including that of Chairman Imran Khan.

    The resignations come as the PTI has been engaged in protests and sit-ins against the Nawaz government over alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections.

    The party had earlier decided to resign from all assemblies except the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, a province where it forms the government.

    “We had already given our resignations to our chairman, and now we have also completed the formal procedure of submitting them to the National Assembly speaker,” said PTI leader Murad Saeed shortly after the resignations had bee

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  • Govt willing to hold talks on PM’s resignation

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    LAHORE: The government has reportedly expressed its willingness to consider PTI chief Imran Khan’s most pressing demand – the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a key development towards end to the ongoing political turmoil in Pakistan.

    According to a private TV channel, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leadership has considered veteran politician and PPP leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s proposal that government should hold out some assurances to Imran Khan about Prime Minister’s resignation.

    The government has been refusing to consider Khan’s key demand, but sources, said the ruling clique is now willing to hold dialogue with the chest-thumping PTI chairman on the most pressing issue.

    However, the government has reiterated that the matter of Nawaz Sharif’s resignation would be left to a government-formed judicial commission which is tasked with investigating the alleged vote fraud.

    Sources say country’s all-powe

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  • PM invites Zardari to luncheon to discuss political turmoil

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited former president Asif Ali Zardari to luncheon to discuss current political crisis on Saturday which the later accepted.

    Senator Farhatullah Babar while speaking to the media confirmed that Asif Ali Zardari has accepted the invitation and will meet the premier.

    He said the meeting will be held at the Prime Minister House, Islamabad. Leaders of the two parties will also present on the occasion.

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  • I'd rather die than accept this system: Imran

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday said that he would hold an immediate reelection and secure double the amount of votes if the government gathered as many people to shout ‘go Imran go’.

    He said he’d rather die than accept the current system. “They tell us we’re unconstitutional, I ask you Nawaz Sharif, what law says common people can’t protest peacefully?” He asked. “Under what law have you blocked the roads?”

    Khan said the rally is being watched across the country. He urged ‘Azadi March’ participants to not to waste ‘this opportunity’, adding that the real power lies with the people.

    “What is Jihad? It means standing up to the oppressor…if people misuse the term Jihad, this doesn’t mean Jihad isn’t a duty.” He said. “This is your democratic right to elect your representatives…”

    He claimed 40% of Pakistanis face malnutrition while the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enjoys a

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  • Govt’s seriousness to be determined after dialogue sessions: Qadri

    Dated: 2014-08-23

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, Dr Tahiul Qadir said everything would be made clear when dialogue is held with the government.

    Speaking to a private TV channel, Dr Qadri said the government’s seriousness would be determined after one or two sessions of dialogue.

    The PAT chief reiterated that they had not refused to hold dialogue and would not do so. He added that more members of the opposition committee had shown up for dialogue in comparison to members of the government committee.

    Dr Tahirul Qadri further said the PAT did not just want the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but a change in the system.

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  • ABBOTTABAD: Aug22 - SSC Student of Govt. High School Bara Hoter Iqra Arshad, is being treated in DHQ Hospital, allegedly due to Torture by School Principal Naseem Abbasi.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Aug22 - Assistant Commissioner Osama Warich Sealing a CNG Station, due to Filling of Illegal Vehicles Cylinders for Hotels.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - School children return from school on a tradtional tonga in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - School children riding a motorcycle, which may result in any accident.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Stock brokers looking at the digital screen during the ascending trend at Karachi Stock Exchange.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - A man who was allegedly claiming himself to be Rangers’ Major, under the custody of Shah Faisal Colony Police.
  • BANNU: Aug22 - President PML FR Bannu Malik Akbar Ali Khan Wazir talking to the media persons in Bannu.
  • JHANG: Aug22 - Labourers busy in preparing furniture at their workplace.
  • JHANG: Aug22 - Labourers busy in loading huge pieces of wood in trolley.
  • KHANEWAL: Aug22 - A man collecting reusable items from the garbage near Yousaf Park.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Students present tableau during annual function of a private school.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf hold a protest dharna on the call of their leader Imran Khan at Gul Center.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Sindhi folk singer Sajida Parveen and her family members hold a protest against influential people, who want to grab on their house, at Husseinabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Activists of Sindh Tarraqi Passand Party hold a protest against non arrest of a drug trader, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Mother of Tahir Khan (PTI worker) hold his portrait during a protest against his disappearance, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Activists of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamat hold a protest against PTI and PAT marches in Islamabad, outside HPC.
  • SIALKOT: Aug22 - Vice President Daewoo Express Pakistan H S Kim and Muhammad Yousaf cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the Cargo Office of Daewoo Express in Sialkot.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Activists of Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith Youth Force hold a demonstration rally in support of their demands at Shalamar Chowk.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Constitution Avenue wears the look of a garbage dump due to thrown away lunch boxes.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Policemen taking rest outside Parliament House during PAT Inqilab March and PTI Azadi March.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Chairman Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan speaks during the core committee meeting of PTI at Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Pakistan Army soldiers are seen alert inside the sensitive buildings during Inqilab March and Azadi March on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Participants of Long March collecting cold drinks at Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - A man bringing food for the participants of Long March on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Participants of Long March have put their clothes on the barriers outside Supreme Court to dry off, on Constitution Avenue.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - A view of the site after an anti encroachment drive in Saddar Area.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Policemen taking part in an anti encroachment drive in Saddar Area.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - A view of the anti encroachment drive in Saddar Area.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Activists of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in a demonstration rally in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Venders selling cloth on Tariq Road on Friday.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Activists of JUI (F) hold a demonstration rally in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - An injured trader trying to run away during anti encroachment drive in Saddar Area.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Women activists of Inqilab March offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Women activists of Inqilab March offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Women activists of Inqilab March praying after offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Women activists of Inqilab March praying after offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - President Pakistan Awami Tahreek Dr Tahir ul Qadi praying after offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - President Pakistan Awami Tahreek Dr Tahir ul Qadi praying after offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Activists of Pakistan Awami Tahreek shouting slogans during Inqilab March on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - A participant of PAT Inqilab march playing cricket outside PM Secretariat.
  • SUKKUR: Aug22 - Kids hold rare turtles before setting them free in the Indus River as they were seized during their smuggling to China.
  • SUKKUR: Aug22 - Workers of Sindh Wild Life and WWF showed rare turtles before setting them free in the Indus River as they were seized during their smuggling to China.
  • SUKKUR: Aug22 - Workers of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek stage a demonstration against Israel.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Aug22 - Activists of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bahawalpur hold a rally against sit in protest being staged at Islamabad, at Khatam-e-Naboowat Chowk.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Aug22 - A lion is seen sitting around bones in a cage at Bahawalpur Zoo.
  • SUKKUR: Aug22 - Residents of Babarlu stage a demonstration against police.
  • QUETTA: Aug22 - Activists of PTI stage a demonstration in support of their leader Imran Khan outside Quetta Press Club.
  • QUETTA: Aug22 - MPA Prince Ahmad Ali meeting with a delegation led by Zafar Jamoot.
  • QUETTA: Aug22 - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Ideological) Councilor Syed Abdul Kabeer addressing a press conference at Quetta Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Aug22 - Resident of Harikhore Syed Ali Akbar Shah stage a demonstration in support of his demands outside Peshawar High Court.
  • PESHAWAR: Aug22 - Activists of JUI stage a demonstration in support of their demands at Namak Mandi.
  • FAISALABAD: Aug22 - Leader of JUI (F) Makhdoom Zada Syed Muhammad Zakria Shah leading Istehkam-e-Pakistan Rally against sit in protests being staged at Islamabad.
  • FAISALABAD: Aug22 - Vehicles of PTI workers, who were going to participate in the sit in protest of the party in Islamabad, are seen parked at Nishatabad Police Station.
  • UPPERDIR: Aug22 - Security personnel are seen at under construction Lowari tunnel after the cancellation of the visit of the Prime Minister due to bad weather.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Leader of Sindh United Party Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah addressing conference titled “Don’t let Sindh to become Palestine” organized by Sindh Rights and Thinker Forum at a local hotel.
  • PESHAWAR: Aug22 - Senator Maulana Rahat Hussain addressing the people before their participation in a demonstration, at Namak Mandi Masjid.
  • PESHAWAR: Aug22 - Workers of Mukhtar Organization stage a demonstration to demand reconstruction of the shrine of Imam Jaffar Sadiq (AS), outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Traders of Panorama Centre stage a demonstration in support of their demands.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Activists of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam stage a demonstration against PTI leader Imran Khan and Chief of PAT Dr Tahirul Qadri outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Activists of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam burn American flag and poster of PTI leader Imran Khan during a demonstration outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Women activists of PML (N) hold a rally in support of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Activists of PML (N) hold a rally in support of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Activists of Sunni Ittehad Council Lahore hold a rally in support of chief of PAT Dr Tahirul Qadri outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Policemen are seen standing alert to avert any untoward incident during demonstrations by various parties outside Lahore Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Activists of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) hold a rally against obscene act seen during Azadi March of chairman PTI Imran Khan, at M. A. Jinnah Road.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah presiding over a high level meeting at CM House.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - An aged man is seen praying for the peace and prosperity of the country at the shrine of Hazrat Mian Mir (RA).
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - A dog is seen sitting on cow of his master at the bank of the Ravi River.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Aug22 - Activists of PTI stage a demonstration against PML (N) government at Khatam-e-Naboowat Chowk.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and PAT participate in a protest dharna on the call of their leaders at Gul Centre Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Woman paints the face of a kid participating in a protest dharna of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and PAT at Gul Centre Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Aug22 - Activists of Kolhi Students Organization lighting candles on occasion of anniversary of nationalist leader Amar Rooplo Kolhi, outside Hyderabad Press Club.
  • FAISALABAD: Aug22 - Qari Muhammad Hanif Jalandhry of Wafaqul Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan addressing people during Friday prayer at Jamia Masjid Gol.
  • FAISALABAD: Aug22 - Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq addressing public gathering at Dhobi Ghat ground.
  • FAISALABAD: Aug22 - Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq addressing public gathering at Dhobi Ghat ground.
  • FAISALABAD: Aug22 - Demonstrators hold placards during a demonstration to demand recovery of two brothers, Hafiz Abdullah and Hafiz Abdul Rehman, outside Dhobi Ghat ground.
  • KHANEWAL: Aug22 - DCO Muhammad Usman Moazzam looks at picture of animal carriage used by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Fatima Jinnah, at a gallery of Azadi Train.
  • LAHORE: Aug22 - Governor Punjab Muhammad Sarwar administering oath to Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik as Acting Chief Justice of Lahore High Court during a ceremony held at Governer House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Aug22 - Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan addressing a press conference.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stage a sit in protest in support of participants of Azadi March in Islamabad, at Shon Chorangi, Clifton.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf stage a sit in protest in support of participants of Azadi March in Islamabad, at Shon Chorangi, Clifton.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Activists of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen stage a sit in protest at Nomaish Chorangi.
  • KARACHI: Aug22 - Road leading to Nomaish Chorangi is seen closed due to sit in protest of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen.
  • FAISALABAD: Aug22 - Activists of PTI stage sit in protest in support of Azadi March of the party, at Koh-e-Noor Chowk.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairman PTI Imran Khan addressing participants of sit in protest outside Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of sit in protest of PTI listen to the speech of chairman Imran Khan outside Parliament House.