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  • Govt to rehabilitate flood-hit people: PM

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    MUZAFFARGARH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday vowed to rehabilitate flood-hit areas after assessment of the damages inflicted in the wake of floods

    While addressing the flood-affected people in Muzaffargarh, premier says “government will fulfill it’s responsibility to reduce your grief.”

    The PM said government would try to compensate the losses – ranging from infrastructural and human resources – due to floods.

    “I can understand the problems of flood victims and the government will do its best to rehabilitate those affected by the floods,” PM Nawaz remarks.

    “Whoever has suffered losses because of floods, we will try to compensate those losses,” he added.

    “I am standing by you; I will help you get back on your feet,” the prime minister says.

    Nawaz also praises the flood victims for their patience in these tough times.

    He praised th

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  • Imran urges judiciary to safeguard democracy

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    Islamabad: PTI Chairman Imran Khan Tuesday urged the judiciary and Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Nasirul Mulk to safeguard fundamental rights of ordinary Pakistanis and the democracy.

    In an address to the participants of Azadi March on Tuesday morning, Khan said that workers of his party are being arrested in clear violation of orders of the Islamabad High Court.

    He urged Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the situation.

    “The rulers are taking the country towards civil war,” Khan warned.

    PTI chief said that peaceful protest was their constitutional right, adding PTI has not violated any law during its 33-day long sit-in in capital Islamabad.

    He said that the country is headed towards civil war and all the supporters are ready to fight the police and he shall not be able to hold his people for long.

    Imran Khan subjected the lawyers and the judges who had stru

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  • ECP announces schedule of by-polls for NA-149

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    ISLAMABAD: The by-elections in the constituency vacated by Javed Hashmi would be held on October 16, announces Election Commission of Pakistan.

    According to schedule issued by Election Commission of (ECP) NA-149 Multan II the nomination papers would be received on September 22 and 23 and their scrutiny would be held on September 24, 25.

    Candidates can withdraw their names by September 30 and the final list of the candidates would be published next day.

    President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) had resigned from the seat.

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  • Fake degree: ECP disqualifies JUI-F MNA

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday disqualified Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) MNA Maulvi Agha Muhammad for contesting elections with a fake degree and terminated his National Assembly membership.

    On September 9, an election tribunal in Balochistan had disqualified the JUI-F MNA for holding a fake degree and ordered re-elections in NA-261, Pishin-Ziarat, with immediate effect.

    The JUI-F MNA held a degree from a religious seminary, which he had submitted to contest the May 11 general elections last year. JUI-F won three seats in the National Assembly during the elections.

    Runner-up candidate Muhammad Essa Roshan of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) had challenged Muhammad’s degree, which was proven fake during the proceedings of the tribunal.

    The tribunal had then sent its findings to the ECP.

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  • Rulers united in parliament to protect their wrongdoings: Qadri

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri has said the incumbent rulers were making the future of nation ‘bleak’ through endless corruption.

    Revolution has now become a movement across the country, said Dr. Qadri while addressing his supporters at a sit-in camp at D-Chowk in Islamabad.

    “All the ‘corrupt leaders’ unite in the parliament to protect their wrongdoings,” he added. A system which rulers call democracy is actual a ‘looting practice’, he lamented.

    Lashing out at the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he said the national wealth plundered by PM Sharif in 1990s was more than Rs 10 billion.

    While addressing his workers, he revealed documents of financial records of leaders of Pakistan stored in Swiss bank accounts.

    “Out of 13 banks in Switzerland, two of them contain over Rs10 billion. And this is just from two banks,” he say

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  • 560 suspects arrested for attacking PTV: Mashhood

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    FAISALABAD: At least 560 suspects involved in an attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) station in the federal capital have been arrested, Punjab Law Minister Rana Mashhood said Tuesday.

    Addressing a seminar in University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Mashhood said that the government has visuals and pictures of accused involved in attacking the PTV station.

    He said that the government wants to display the “real face” of those people staging sit-in in Islamabad.

    Mashhood said First Information Report (FIR) into Model Town tragedy has been registered, however, he added that the complainant and witnesses are out of scene.

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  • Joint session of Parliament today

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    Islamabad: Joint session of Parliament will be held today (Wednesday) at 5 PM after one week break.

    Speaker of National Assembly Ayaz Saddiq will chair the session, flood situation along with prevailing political crisis and other important matters will be discussed in the session. More details

  • Hashmi is no more president of PTI: Alvi

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    Islamabad: Senior PTI leader Arif Alvi said that Javed Hashmi was no more President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

    “PTI Chairman Imran Khan has the power to suspend any office bearer,” Alvi told media persons in Islamabad. He said that 410 PTI workers were still being kept at Adiala Jail.

    Meanwhile, Shafqat Mahmood said deadlock persists between PTI and government on Prime Minister’s resignation, but there was consensus on judicial commission ordinance and timeframe.

    Hashmi has believed to carry out suicide attack on his own party saying that Imran’s sit-in was scripted and PTI would be responsible if martial law is imposed in the country.

    The Baghi leader had also revealed some shocking information which damaged PTI image, after that Imran Khan announced that his ways were different with Hashmi after

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  • FO expresses dismay over recent allegations by Afghanistan

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign office expressed its dismay at the latest allegations leveled in the statements issued by Afghanistan’s National Security Council and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Foreign Office Spokesperson said repeated attempts by the Afghan side to implicate Pakistan’s intelligence institutions in terrorist activities are both unfounded and counter-productive.

    It has been stressed to by us, time and again, that Pakistan remains committed to disallowing its territory to be used against any country. We would not allow anyone to breach Pakistan’s laws in this regard or to undermine our goals of fostering friendly and cooperative relations with neighbouring countries.

    The spokesperson further said Pakistan believes that the threat of terrorism is best addressed through mutual cooperation, adding that Islamabad’s firm resolve to combat this menace, without any distin

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  • Police sub-inspector resigns, joins PTI sit-in

    Dated: 2014-09-17

    ISLAMABAD: A police sub-inspector has resigned from his job and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sit-in that continues for a month in the federal capital.

    Yasir, who arrived at protest sit-in in his police uniform, was taken on shoulders by jubilant PTI supporters amid anti-government slogans.

    On the occasion, the police official said that he has resigned from his post to join Imran Khan’s protest demonstration.

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  • MULTAN: Donkey lying down on road due to excessive load on cart which speaks about the carelessness of the owner.
  • MULTAN: A boy is seen searching reusable items from the river water in flood hit area of Sher Shah.
  • MULTAN: Motorists face danger due to open manhole on road in Bohar Gate which needs attention of concerned authorities.
  • SARGODHA: People seen on roofs of their houses due to entering of flood water in the area.
  • ABBOTTABAD: A police officer talking to protesters during their protest in support of demands outside DIG Hazara Range Office.
  • AYUBIA: Vendor wearing sleeveless sweater while selling shawls for women at roadside as weather has turned cold in hilly areas.
  • RAWALPINDI: A large number of motorcycles, which were seized by police due to violation of section 144, are seen in New Town police station.
  • KARACHI: Police check post seen empty on bridge in Banaras area which is one of the most sensitive areas in port city.
  • KARACHI: Administration use debris to block road leading to Aurangi Town and Qabza Colony from Nazimabad Board Office.
  • KARACHI: Motorists face danger due to trench on main road of Mardon Quarter area.
  • KARACHI: Kids enjoy swing and trampoline near Teen Hatti birdge.
  • KARACHI: Rickshaws are seen parked on the both sides of road of bridge which hinder smooth traffic flow in old vegetable market.
  • KARACHI: The construction work of second track of Lyari Expressway have stopped despite of the orders of CM Sindh to complete developmental works.
  • KARACHI: Animals are seen in illegal cattle market established on main road of Orangi Town despite the orders of Commissioner Karachi for not establishing such markets inside the city.
  • KARACHI: Men at a hospital weep over the deaths of relatives who were killed by the firing of unknown persons in Sector-11, Orangi Town.
  • KARACHI: Men outside a hospital weep over the deaths of relatives who were killed by the firing of unknown persons in Sector-11, Orangi Town.
  • KARACHI: Policeman stands inside Hamara Karachi Quetta Hotel after firing by unknown persons in Sector-11, Orangi Town.
  • KARACHI: Shops seen closed in Sector-11, Orangi Town after firing incident.
  • KARACHI: People stand near the bodies of men at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital as they were killed by the firing of unkown persons in Sector-11, Orangi Town.
  • LAHORE: Big honeybee extracting nectar of a flower in the provincial capital.
  • QUETTA: Security personnel standing alert to avert any untoward incident in an area of provincial captial.
  • QUETTA: Traffic policemen checking papers of motorcyclists on Jinnah Road in the provincial captial.
  • SHANGLA: Advisor to the PM Engineer Ameer Muqam addressing public gathering.
  • JHANG: People wade through flood water on Wala Road as they shift to safer places from flood hit area in Jhang.
  • JHANG: Railway workers seen busy in their work as they repair railway track which is damaged by flood.
  • JHANG: Railway workers bring stones as they repair railway track which is damaged by flood.
  • JHANG: Railway workers busy in their work as they repair railway track which is damaged by flood.
  • JHANG: Men stand near motorcycle rickshaw which overturned on Jhang Road.
  • JHANG: Farmer plucking oranges at a farm in Jhang.
  • MUZAFFARGARH: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif talking to flood affected people in Muzaffargarh during his visit to Flood Relief Camp.
  • ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Asian Development Bank led by its President Takehiko Nakao called on President Mamnoon Hussain at Aiwan-e-Sdar.
  • ISLAMABAD: President Asian Development Bank Takehiko Nakao called on the President Mamnoon Hussain at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
  • HYDERABAD: Engro team pose for a photograph as they celebrate International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. UN General Assembly has proclaimed 16th September as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer.
  • HYDERABAD: Journalists hold a protest rally organized by Hyderabad Union of Journalists against torture on Journalists, camera persons and photographers in Islamabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum sit during rally to spread awareness of Reducing Environmental Pollution and Preseve Ozone Layer on the eve of International Day of Prevention of Ozone Layer.
  • HYDERABAD: Residents of New Aliabad colony hold a protest in favor of their demands outside Hyderabad Press Club.
  • HYDERABAD: Dr Ali Murtaza Dharejo addressing to launching ceremony of
  • HYDERABAD: Dr Ali Murtaza Dharejo, Mazhar ul Haq Siddiqi, Qalander Bux Lakhyari, Dr Fehmeeda, Nasir Panhwer and others during launching of
  • HYDERABAD: Sacrificial animal being shifted through trucks to temporary animal markets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
  • HYDERABAD: General Secretary Al Kidmat Sindh Khair Muhammad Tunio, Tariq Khanzada and others posing for a group photo with disable persons after distribution of Wheelchair at Markaz Tableegh-e-Islam.
  • KOHAT: Brother of man who was kidnapped and recovered, giving cash prize to ASI Jihad Ali who sustained injuries during exchange of gunfire with kidnappers. Additional DPO Kohat Mansoor Aman is also seen in the picture.
  • KARACHI: Officials of ABB Pakistan Private Limited pose for a group photo at their stall at the end Electrical and Electronics Exhibition held at Expo Centre.
  • KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Education Nisar Ahmad Khohro, Secretary Education Fazal Ullah and Director programme Bella Raza Jameel in a group photo with the participants of Regional Conference on ‘Right to Education and Early Childhood Education and Development, South Asian Perspective’ organized by Education Department Sindh.
  • FAISALABAD: Students travelling on roof of a bus which can cause accident on Satiana Road.
  • FAISALABAD: Youth bath and catch fish in a canal on Tuesday.
  • FAISALABAD: Workers of local NGOs hold a rally in connection with International Day of Democracy.
  • FAISALABAD: Residents of Nishatabad blocked road during a protest in support of their demands at District Council Chowk.
  • FAISALABAD: Residents of Ahmadabad Jaranwala Road stage a demonstration against dilapidated condition of the road which is damaged due to passing of trucks of West Management Company.
  • PESHAWAR: Leader of Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamaat Ismail Darwesh addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Islami Jamiat Talaba of Islamia College stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Chairperson Standing Committee Marvi Memon speaks during launching ceremony of report on Displaced Persons of North Waziristan.
  • ISLAMABAD: Children of participants of Inqilab March hold mock coffin during speech of chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahirul Qadri during sit in protest against government in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahirul Qadri addressing participants of Inqilab March during sit in protest against government in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Women participants of Inqilab March listen to the speech of Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahirul Qadri during sit in protest against government in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Women participants of Inqilab March listen to the speech of Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahirul Qadri during sit in protest against government in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: A kid participates in sit in protest of participants of Inqilab March in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Man prepares barbeque for customers at the site of sit in protests of participants of Azadi and Inqilab Marches in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March displayed posters of the PM and CM Punjab during sit in protest against government in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March stand near hunger strike camp as they listen to the speech of chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahirul Qadri during sit in protest against government in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Girl holds a placard during sit in protest of participants of Inqilab March in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Girl holds a placard as she questions police during sit in protest of participants of Inqilab March in front of Parliament House.
  • BANNU: Federal Minsiter for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani addressing training conference of workers of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam at New Sabzi Mandi Masjid.
  • KARACHI: Men presenting puppet show during a ceremony in connection with Defense Day at a local school in Malir Model Town.
  • KARACHI: School children watch puppet show during a ceremony in connection with Defense Day at a local school in Malir Model Town.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Corp Commander Lt Gen Javeed Iqbal having a view of flood hit areas.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Army personnel during rescue operation in flood hit area in Bahawalpur.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Buildings seen surrounded by flood water in flood hit area in Bahawalpur.
  • HYDERABAD: Workers of Muttehida Qaumi Movement Pakistan hold a rally
  • RAWALPINDI: Camels of nomads seen tied near their makeshift home.
  • RAWALPINDI: Men sitting near tree which fell due to recent rains, at Benazir Bhutto Hospital.
  • SWAT: Particpants hold banner during rally to spread awareness of education organized by NCHD at Green Chowk.
  • KARACHI: President Jamiat Ulmaa-e-Pakistan Karachi Allama Qazi Ahmad Noorani speaks during a press conference at Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Baloch Human Rights Organization hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Policemen showing the alleged members of defunct organizations, arrested in a raid by CID Police Line.
  • KARACHI: Motorcyclists are seen violating the ban on pillion riding in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: General Secretary Muhajir Raabta Council Muhammad Arshad Siddiqi speaks during a press conference at Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Representatives of Ittefaq Panel hold a rally after winning the elections of Goods Carriers Association.
  • KARACHI: Representatives of Ittefaq Panel hold a rally after winning the elections of Goods Carriers Association.
  • MULTAN: A tentage village was developed on Akbar protective dyke by the district administration.
  • MULTAN: Ration Being Distributed Among the Flood Affected Organised By Al Khidmat Foundation During Free Medical Camp in Sher Shah.
  • KARACHI: JUI Leader Hafiz Ahmad Ali called on Additional Inspector General Police Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo, at CPO.
  • LAHORE: National Cricket Team Captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Moeen Khan and Jahanzeb Khan showing the trophy of Cricket World Cup 2015, in Lahore.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf shouting slogans during PTI Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf flashing victory signs during PTI Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf taking part in PTI Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: People preparing Bar-be-Cue during PTI Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan waving toward the public during PTI Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel collecting evidence from the site after a hand grenade attack on a rickshaw outside the gate of Haideri Market Police Station.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel collecting evidence from the site after a hand grenade attack on a rickshaw outside the gate of Haideri Market Police Station.