MIRPUR (AJK)-AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider, flanked by APHC leaders, took out a huge rally to mark India’s Independence Day as Black Day here on Wednesday.The participants were chanting anti-India slogans, demanding the world powers to take ...

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  • Kashmiris mark India’s freedom day as black day

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    MIRPUR (AJK)/SIALKOT-The Azad Jammu and Kashmir people observed India’s Independence Day as black day on Wednesday, and registered strong protest against its illegal occupation on the large part of Kashmir. They expressed their deep concern over the ruthless use of force against the innocent people of occupied Jammu & Kashmir as they are struggling for their right to self-determination ...

  • I-Day celebrated with national zeal

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    KAMALIA/SIALKOT -The 71st Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic zeal and zest across Kamalia and its adjoining areas. The day started with special prayers in the mosques for the safety of the country and its people. The youngsters were very excited on Independence Day as they reached the roads and streets in groups to express their happiness. Various social and political groups arranged ...

  • Traders demand justice in clean-up op

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    GUJRANWALA-Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) President Mian Amir Aziz said that the district administration is not fulfilling demands of the justice in its operation against illegal constructions on state land acquired for a zoo.Addressing a press conference here at GCCI, he said that the owners who had completed legal documents of their buildings should be given a chance to ...

  • Ex-DPO, driver get bail in Mudassar killing case

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    KASUR-The Lahore High Court [LHC] has granted bail to former Kasur district police officer [DPO] Ali Nasir Rizvi and his driver Amanat in Mudassar killing case here the other day.The court, however, rejected the bail pleas of DSP Mirza Arif Rasheed Baig and Sub Inspector Younus Dogar at which they fled from the court. During hearing of the case, the complainant told the court that the name of ...

  • People demand end to power-related grievances

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    SADIQABAD-People of Razia Town staged a protest demonstration against, ‘what they said’, the negligent Mepco authorities for turning a blind eye to their demands relating to continuous power supply. Talking to media, they said that they lacked the basic necessity of life ‘electricity’. “It seems as if electricity has never reached our area,” they said, and ...

  • TLP rallies against Dutch profane caricature contest

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    MULTAN-The activists of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan brought (TLP) out a rally to condemn the proposed sacrilegious caricatures contest in the Netherlands here on Wednesday.Hundreds of people joined the rally and shouted slogans against the Netherlands. Participants of the rally marched up to Multan Press Club from Shah Rukane Alam area under the leadership of Allama Muhammad Mujahid Ismael ...

  • AJK CDC inks Rs1.31b road projects

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    MIRPUR (AJK)-AJK’s Central Development Committee (CDC) Wednesday approved three mega road projects worth Rs1.31 billion.The first meeting of approving forum of AJKCDC for the financial year 2018-19 was held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider.The meeting was attended by the Cabinet Members, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary (Dev), ...

  • Families of Pakistan Movement awarded

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    SIALKOT: Poet of the East Allama Iqbal’s grandson Muneeb Iqbal gave away awards to the families of five Sialkot-based activists of Pakistan Movement including Syed Mureed Hussain Shah, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Malik Munawar Hayyat, Khawaja Inamul Haq and Altaf Ahmed Butt. The prestigious awards distribution was held at Iqbal Manzil, the birth place of Allama Iqbal, under the auspices of ...

  • Call for maximum plantation to fight climate change

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    MIRPUR (AJK) -AJK President Sardar Masood Khan urged the people to plant maximum trees to reduce negative impacts of climate change and to protect the environment.Talking to newsmen after inaugurating tree plantation drive by planting a sapling in the lawn of President House, he said that drastic climate changes taking place at global level in general and Pakistan in particular are a matter of ...

  • Chenab flood hits dozens of Chiniot villages

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    CHINIOT-The Chenab River was in low-level flood as 250,000 cusec water passed through it in Tuesday night. It has inundated some 400 acres of crops in a dozen of villages which were situated on both the sides of the River Chenab.However, the water level receded to 150,000 at Wednesday noon. The district administration is keeping an eye on the flood situation through control room set up in office ...

  • Ill girl molested by doc; another gang-raped

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    OKARA-An ill housemaid was raped by a doctor when she visited his clinic to get medicine near chicken market while a divorcee was gang raped at home at gunpoint here on Wednesday. Thirteen years old Tahira Bano of village 32/4L works as housemaid at new log market. As she fell ill, she went to the clinic of Dr Mushtaq. The doctor took her to a room for checkup and forcibly committed rape with ...

  • Transgender ward set up at THQ Hospital

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    TOBA TEK SINGH-A ward for transgender persons has been set up in Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Gojra on Wednesday. It was inaugurated by the transgender community’s focal person Chanda Bibi. A one day health camp was also held in the hospital where a number of transgender people got their medical checkups, tests and scanning. Chanda thanked Medical Superintendent Dr Shahab Alam for ...

  • Five female teachers robbed of valuables

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    HAFIZABAD-Five lady teachers of Govt Girls High School, Sooianwala were deprived of Rs125,000, gold ornaments and cell phones by three armed bandits near Canal Bridge Nakki Chattha in broad daylight.According to a police source, Rukhsana Kausar, w/o Saifullah, along with four teachers of Govt Girls High School, Sooianwala was on the way to Alipur Chattha today in a rickshaw. As they reached near ...

  • PO held after four years of murder

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    CHINIOT-Saddar police have arrested a proclaimed offender of Saddar area as he had killed a youth of the same village over an old enmity some four years ago.Nawaz had gone underground after killing Asmatullah. Saddar police arrested him after they got a clue that he was hiding in a farmhouse. District Police Officer Ibadat Nisar announced cash prize for the police team consisting of sub ...

  • Another PTI MPA-elect passes away

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    MULTAN-Another PTI MPA-elect Ghulam Abbas Khaki, elected from PP-222 (Multan), died of a cardiac arrest and was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard here on Wednesday. Khaki had gone to Islamabad to meet PTI chairman Imran where he suffered a heart attack four days ago. He was shifted to a private hospital in Islamabad where he remained unconscious till his death late the other night. Funeral ...

  • Seventh suicide in a week Another Chitral resident ends life

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    CHITRAL-Another man committed suicide by shooting self here, taking the number of suicides to seven, most of them students, within a week in the most beautiful and peaceful district of the country.The latest incident was reported in Village Broz near Chitral town. The Chitral police informed that 45-year-old Muhammad Ashraf Khan, son of Muhammad Zahoor Khan, father of three children, shot himself ...

  • Quran Khawani for Bashir Kanwar

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    SIALKOT-A large number of the people participated in Quran Khawani and Fateha held for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Bashir Kanwar, a Sialkot-based artist, painter and calligrapher, on his first death anniversary. On August 15, 2017, Bashir Kanwar (76 died after protracted illness. He had been a senior teacher of art, painting and calligraphy in Sialkot.The great artist was an icon of ...

  • NA Elections

    The polls yesterday for the election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) reflected the strength of the party winning the majority seats in the country - i.e. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) along with its allies. Although they managed to get the number of votes with a very small margin, it still allows them to field their own favourite candidates. Both Asad Qaiser ...

  • Overseas Pakistanis’ Voting

    The Internet Voting Task Force (IVTF) of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) highlighting the flaws in the E-Voting mechanism should not become an excuse for denying overseas Pakistanis their voting right. Pakistan is one of those 100 countries worldwide that do not allow its expats to vote for the candidates they want to or lack facilities in this regard. The inability of expats to cast their ...

  • A Test Against VIP Culture

    A video surfacing the internet showing a Sindh MPA (Member Provincial Assembly) manhandling a citizen has created quite a storm on social media and brought back the debate of VIP culture and abusive exercise of power. The video shows MPA Imran Ali Shah, accompanied by armed guards, physically attacking a motorist in broad daylight on the roads of Karachi, prompting allegations of abuse of ...

  • PML-N’s conflict with reality

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    The oath taking ceremony of Pakistan’s fourteenth National Assembly took place with surprising displays of courtesy, the credit for which goes to Imran Khan, who walked over to his political adversaries and shook hands with them. Some political analysts termed it as the first indicator of change, but as this observation was being celebrated, the former Ruling Party’s true character ...

  • Do more, no more or much more

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    For the last few months, old friends and allies of South Asian region, Pakistan and United States are not on speaking terms. Both had been fighting against terrorists in Afghanistan for many of the last decades. However, United States has declared its first divorce to Pakistan by saying ‘’Do more’’ to which Pakistan’s response was “No more’’. The ...

  • You have got to have faith

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    President Barrack Obama once said in an interview: “You have got to faith”. In addition to ideology, political conviction, plans, strategies, programmes, projects, and more, the leaders and the people must believe in what they are doing, indeed have a vision and picture of the final destination. True, some of it will be dreams and hopes, it will be wishing for a land ‘where ...

  • Russia Pak and Eurasia factor

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    Russia Pakistan relations have seen and uneven trajectory in last four decades. The Afghan war set the stage for an uneasy relationship when Pakistan sided with the International community to stem the tide of Soviet Union towards the warm waters of Arabian Sea. It is unfortunate that both sides kept viewing the relationship through the prism of Cold War and despite graphical proximity could not ...

  • Past in Perspective

    Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, ...

  • Purging corrupt bureaucracy

    The paid public office holders of Pakistan cannot be absolved of their complicity in massive corruption that has plagued this country for too long. Assets of men like Fawad Hassan Fawad, Tariq Aziz, Saeed Mehdi, Ahmed Sadiq etc who have served as PS to PM or President are testimony if any is needed to prosecute them. Thousands of acres of state land gets illegally occupied in complicity with paid ...

  • Save the life around – Valsartan recall

    My father is a heart patient and as a result he has to take blood pressure medications as well on a daily basis. Recently the newspapers have been flooding with somewhat disturbing news of notice issued by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to a number of pharmaceutical companies to recall high blood pressure medicines. For those who are not aware of it, Valsartan is an active ...

  • GB order 2018 under questions

    Gilgit-Baltistan order 2018 finally broke the long wait of the citizens of GB for full-membership of Pakistan. While giving ordinance of self-governance, the then PM Shahid Khaqan claimed that GB would be enjoying similar rights as given to other provinces. GB is now given all administrative, judicial and financial authorities including; civil services quota, courts and natural resources ...

  • Kiki Challenge Baffles NAB

    The Pakistani flag adorned on a garment should not be a controversial issue- least of all on Independence Day. Yet, yesterday, the use of the Pakistani flag in a small celebration video generated national outrage- enough to evoke the attention of the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). At the centre of the controversy is Pakistan International ...