Traders move IHC against Nov 30 protest

Islamabad - The trade associations of the federal capital Tuesday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and challenged before it the November 30 protest of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI).On the other hand, PTI has filed a civil miscellaneous (CM) application challenging imposition of section 144 in ...

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    Islamabad - The government seems to have made up its mind to allow Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to hold November 30 rally at the Parade Ground outside the Red Zone, as the Islamabad capital territory (ICT) administration has asked the contractor of the metro bus project to vacate the steelyard ...

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    , By Our Staff Reporter

    Islamabad - The government of Japan has invited a delegation of seven Pakistani high school students and one supervisor from City School, Islamabad, to visit Japan under the “JENESYS 2.0” programme, from 30th November to 10th December 2014. High school students from member countries of ...

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    Islamabad - Save the Children with the generous financial support of the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has successfully implemented the Balochistan Education Programme (BEP) in collaboration with the provincial education department.In this regard, an event was held which was attended by ...

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    , By Shahid Rao

    Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday served notices on federation, national electric power regularity authority (NEPRA), water & power development authority (WAPDA) and Islamabad electric supply company (IESCO) in a petition challenging Neelum-Jhelum surcharge being received from ...

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  • F-6 slum dwellers demand electricity meters

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    Islamabad - Christian community here on Tuesday held a protest demonstration against disconnection of electricity supply to their locality in front of National Press Club, saying they were living in a miserable condition due to power disconnection.The protesters said how pathetic it was that there ...

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  • 10 outlaws arrested

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    Islamabad - Islamabad police have arrested 10 outlaws and recovered weapons and looted items from their possession, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.According to details, Tarnol police nabbed an accused Umair Khan for having a 30-bore pistol while Margallah police arrested Waheed Khan and Naseer. ...

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    Islamabad - The prime minister’s focal person on polio while chairing the national steering committee meeting Tuesday stressed the stakeholders and partners to effectively utilise the current low transmission season to arrest poliovirus transmission in the country. “Cabinet committee of ...

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    , By Maqbool Malik

    ISLAMABAD - Exposing financial corruption allegedly committed by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tareen on Tuesday, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid stated with regrets that PTI leadership has forced the government to do so. "The government is pursuing the agenda of ...

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  • IHC issues notice to JAG branch of PAF

    , By Shahid Rao

    ISLAMABAD - A division bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday issued notice to judge advocate general (JAG) branch of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in an application seeking court’s directions for initiating criminal proceedings against an official of the branch.The division bench comprising ...

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  • Pak-Latvia political talks held

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  • Nawaz condoles with Afghan president

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    ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif phoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Tuesday to convey his sympathy and condolences over the loss of lives in suicide attack in Paktika. Before leaving for Kathmandu to attend the SAARC summit, the PM called Ashraf and conveyed deep sympathy and condolences ...

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  • Shahid rejoins NAB after studies

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  • PM formed commission on minorities, SC informed

    , By Terence J Sigamony

    ISLAMABAD - The federation on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, complying the apex court judgment on protection of minority rights, has approved reconstitution of the National Commission for Minorities.A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice ...

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  • SC seeks report over Sargodha deaths

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    ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday directed the Punjab government to submit a report over deaths of several infants at a state-run hospital in Sargodha.The Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court had prepared a summary based on the news clippings for the perusal of Chief Justice of ...

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  • PTI yet to seek permission for rally

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  • Anti-polio drive in high risk areas starts

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    Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday summoned Secretary Ministry of Water and Power to appear in-person before the court in Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) petition against excessive electricity bills.A single-member bench of IHC comprising Justice Athar Minallah also imposed fine worth ...

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    Islamabad - The 63rd death anniversary of renowned Urdu poetess Parveen Shakir was observed here on Monday.The literary circles remembered the poetess while paying tributes to her contributions in shape of poetry. They also said that the great poetess would be remembered for a longer time due to ...

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