GUJRAT: Calling on his supporters for a maximum turnout in Islamabad sit-in on November 30, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spearhead Imran Khan Friday said he would rather die than follow the suit of Dr Tahirul Qadri, come what may.
“I am cordially thankful to Dr Qadri led Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) for sitting in alongside Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for over two months in Islamabad, but I am not going to give up on my quest for ‘New Pakistan’”, said Khan speaking to a fairly large crowd at a PTI rally here.
The PTI leader said that he would not pull up stakes from the federal capital’s D-Chowk until Prime Nawaz Sharif tendered his resignation.
“In case we exhausted all our resources, I would live in a tent but wouldn’t break my protest camp. Never”, said he urging supporters to donate as much as they can for the Islamabad sit-in and rallies around the country.
According to analysts Khan’s party seems to be in More details
ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq issued a final notice to PTI’s MNAs on Friday, asking them to appear before him individually for verification of their resignations on Oct 29.
In his notice, the speaker said that resignations of PTI’s MNAs who failed to appear on Oct 29 would be approved.
He said that ample time was given to the MNAs for verification of resignations. More details
Faisalabad: Numbers of activists of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl JUI-F staged a protest rally against suicide attack on Maulana Fazl Ur Rehman led by district Ameer of JUI (F) Maulana Zakeria here on Friday.
Speakers during addressing the rally have said that, waves of terrorism in Pakistan is the agenda of foreign powers who want to achieve their horrible objectives by spreading religious conflicts amongst us.
Criticizing Ahmedi sector they blamed that, this sector and its Jewish powers are attempting to destroy the country by preplanned conspiracies and Quetta incident was also a part of this conspiracy in which Maulana Fazl Ur Rehman was saved miracously while 5 activists were martyred. More details
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif met with Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai Friday and discussed political situation along with the security situation in Quetta.
Details have it that the two leaders met in the capital city today to hold consultations over the security situation after 13 persons were killed in separate attacks in Quetta including the suicide attack on JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. More details
KARACHI: A lawmaker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said the time had come for a separate province for 'Mohajirs'.
"The Urdu-speaking people of Sindh are subject to discrimination therefore we demand a separate province for them," MQM MPA Kamran Akhter said on the floor of the Sindh assembly FRiday.
Akhter alleged that merit was not the criteria during the examination conducted for the Sindh Public Service Commission, adding that at least 8,000 students had dropped out as a result of the Centralised Admission Policy.
He claimed that he was representing the people's call for a separate province for the Urdu-speaking population of Sindh.
Akhter's statements come after the MQM parted ways with the PPP-led governments in Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir as well as Gilgit-Baltistan. The party chose to quit the al More details
SARGODHA: The city district administration has not allowed the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to hold its planned public rally at Sargodha Stadium on December 5th.
According to a private TV channel the district coordination officer denied the permission on the pretext that the stadium was greatly affected due to a rally organized last week by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
He also asked the PAT to choose any other venue in the city for its show.
PAT leaders have said they would organize the rally on University Road if the city administration insisted that the party should choose any other location. More details
KARACHI: Sharjeel Inam Memon, Sindh’s Information Minister, said on Friday that it is up to Sindh Governor to accept resignations of provincial ministers and advisors of Muttahida Quami Movement.
Talking to media at the Sindh provincial assembly, Memon said that it is not the job of speaker Sindh assembly to accept MQM resignations rather these resignations would be accepted by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad.
“It will be better if MQM reconsiders its decision,” Memon, however, commented.
Memon expressed the hope that the MQM would agree to rejoin the provincial government.
Last Sunday, MQM had decided to quit the Sindh government in the wake of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s public criticism against Altaf Hussain. More details
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is planning to organise local bodies elections in KP in three phases.
According to ECP sources, the elections will be held in last week of March 2015.
Sources said the election commission would start the process of preparing voter lists next month. After which, the election schedule for KPK would be announced in January 2015.
Around 120 million ballot papers and one million nomination papers will be printed, an official told Samaa correspondent.
About biometric system, sources revealed that it would only be used in Tehsil Ghazi of district Haripur in KP. More details
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the suicide attack on JUI (F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Quetta yesterday.
The resolution, moved by Provincial Minister for Information Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, said the House strongly condemns the attack.
In another resolution, the House called for opening the tunnel for three days a week during winter season to facilitate people of Chitral. More details
HARIPUR: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri Friday vowed a new ‘Hazara Province’ would be created in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when his party would come in power.
“Our government will make a new ‘Hazara province’ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Qadri announces while addressing participants of the sit-in in Haripur. The PAT chief said that his “Inquilab sit-ins” would continue till all the culprits involved in Model Town tragedy would be brought to justice.
“Had such incidents occurred in any democratic country, the ruler would have resigned,” Qadri said.
He reiterated that no blood money would be accepted for the victims of Model Town tragedy.
Criticizing the Punjab government, Qadri said that he had to stage-sit in for months to get the case registered of Model Town tragedy that left at least 14 people dead. The PAT chief further said that the Punjab gove More details