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  • Petrol price reduces by Rs 9.43 per liter

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    ISLAMABAD: Petrol prices have been reduced by 9.43 rupees per liter and Kerosene oil reduced by Rs 8.16 reaches at Rs 87.52 from Rs 95.52to provide relief to public.

    The announcement was made by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing the special meeting of Federal Cabinet in Islamabad on Friday.

    He said the government is drastically reducing the petroleum prices despite sit-ins and protests caused huge losses to the national economy.

    The Prime Minister said the government is committed to bring economic change in the country and provide relief to the people.

    He said the government was moving towards economic stability, but sit-ins and protests disrupted the development process. He, however, expressed the resolve that we will bring economic prosperity in the country.

    Nawaz also said the government would take action against those responsible for e

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  • PM constitutes committee on over billing of Electricity Consumption

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted a committee to examine the issue of over billing of electricity consumption and to propose relief measures for domestic consumers (especially those belonging to lower and middle class).

    The 6 member committee would consist of Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance (Convenor), Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for Interior (Member), Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for P&NR (Member), Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for W&P (Member), Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan (Member) and Mohammad Younus Dagha, Secretary W&P (Member / Secretary)

    The committee will be responsible to work out whether the reduction of Rs. 65 billion in circular debt was actually the result of recovery of arrears/receivables or was it because of over-billing.

    It will propose the most appropriate form of relief package for domestic consumers of electricity: Is the relief package proposed by the Secretary Water & Pow

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  • Overbilling of electricity bills being probed, NA told

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said investigation is being conducted into charges of over-billing of electricity bills.

    Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali told the House during question hour that the government is pursuing a policy to rationalize power tariff and reduce circular debt through reduction of losses and new power generation through cheaper sources.

    Earlier, National Assembly resumed its session here on Friday with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.

    He said investigation is being conducted into charges of over-billing of electricity bills. He said the defective meters purchased in the last government are being replaced to address the issue of over-billing. The defective meters will be replaced within a month.

    In a written reply Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durr

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  • PM satisfied with this year’s Hajj arrangements

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made for this year's Hajj.

    He was chairing the special cabinet meeting in Islamabad today.

    He felicitated the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the officials concerned for making best possible arrangements for the pilgrims.

    Meanwhile, audit report about the alleged inflated electricity bills has been presented before the cabinet.

    The Cabinet will also review performance of three ministries including Pakistan Railways, Planning and Development, and Petroleum.

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  • No decision taken to privatize ODGCL, NA told

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed has said the government has not taken any decision to privatize oil and Gas Development Company Limited.

    Responding to the points of order raised by opposition members against privatization policy of the government, he said no employee of the OGDCL is being laid off and their rights are fully being protected.

    He said section 144 is imposed in Islamabad and there was no justification for the employees of the OGDCL to take out protest when their organization is not being privatized.

    He regretted that the employees also resorted to the violence and injured two police officials. He said a committee is being constituted to investigate the incident and inquiry report will be presented before the House.

    Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said the opposition is actually scared of the development vision of the prese

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  • Karachi: 14,000 security personnel to guard processions on Ashura

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    KARACHI: A security plan forAshura processions in Karachi has been devised with deployment of at least 14,000 security personnel across the provincial capital.

    Police have devised a plan for providing security to Majalis and processions on Ashura during Muharram. Around 600 processions will be taken out on occasion of Ashura while 318 of them are declared sensitive for security reasons.

    Of the 5,395 Majalis, 2,500 are declared sensitive owing to security reasons.

    Police said overall 14,000 personnel from different law enforcement agencies will be deployed across the city.

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  • Three ‘TTP militants’ killed in Karachi police encounter

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    KARACHI: Police on Friday claimed to have killed three alleged terrorists belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan in an encounter in Sohrab Goth area of the city.

    SSP Malir Rao Anwar told media that a suicide bomber and Ameer of TTP Karachi chapter Sultan were also killed in the shootout.

    He said that heavy arms, detonators and suicide vest were also recovered during the police action. Identities of the other alleged militants were yet to be known.

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  • Protest demo against death penalty to JI BD leader

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    KARACHI: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) demanded of the government and Pakistan Army to take immediate notice of the unjustified act of Bangladeshi government related to the death sentenced penalty to the JI Bangladeshi Chief Maulana Muti-ur-Rehman.

    On this unjustified act, a large number of protestors staged protest demonstration in front of Bait-ul-Mukarram Mosque here on Friday.

    The protestors raised placards and banners inscribed with anti-Bangladeshi government slogans.

    JI Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, Naib Ameer JI Karachi Osama Razi, Ameer JI District East Younus Barai and Nazim Islami Jamiat Talba (IJT) Hafiz Muhammad Bilal were addressed the protestors.

    Addressing the gathering, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman said that the mock courts of Bangladesh sentenced death penalty to JI leader Muti-ur-Rehman in a fake case, adding that the JI leaders and workers sacrificed their lives for the solidarity of the country.

    He termed the s

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  • Imran, Siraj befooling nation: Senator Zahid

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) Senator Zahid Khan has criticized Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq.

    In a statement, Zahid Khan said Sirajul Haq and Imran Khan were support for each other and they were merely befooling the masses through their statements.

    He said Sirajul Haq will not quit the provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because he knows this way the PTI government will be paralyzed.

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  • Justice should be done in Model Town Incidence: Wattoo

    Dated: 2014-11-01

    Lahore: Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab Pakistan People Party (PPP), has said that Gullu Butt has been imprisoned for eleven years due to smashing windscreens of vehicles but what about those who murdered 14 innocent civilians and injured ninety others.

    They are not brought to justice; he added this in a statement issue from here on Friday.

    He observed that it was the travesty of justice and the people would start hating such a justice system which was essentially discriminatory in nature and therefore unable to meet imperatives of justice.

    He cited a case during the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) times in which a women was sentenced of chopping of her hand on the measurable crime she committed.

    The Prophet (PBUH) rejected the submission made by the elders to pardon her by asserting that He would give the same punishment if His own daughter had committed the crime of the same nature.

    Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo maintained that it wa

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  • HYDERABAD: Flames seen rising from 2 bogies after fire erupted in 2 different trains on two different tracks at Hyderabad Railway Station.
  • HYDERABAD: Flames seen rising from 2 bogies after fire erupted in 2 different trains on two different tracks at Hyderabad Railway Station.
  • HYDERABAD: Firefighters and railway workers trying to extinguish fire after fire erupted in 2 different trains on two different tracks at Hyderabad Railway Station.
  • HYDERABAD: Flames seen rising from 2 bogies after fire erupted in 2 different trains on two different tracks at Hyderabad Railway Station.
  • HYDERABAD: Firefighters and railway workers trying to extinguish fire which erupted in 2 different trains on two different tracks at Hyderabad Railway Station.
  • HYDERABAD: Railway employees putting sand on wooden sleepers while trying to save from fire, which erupted in 2 different trains on two different tracks at Hyderabad Railway Station.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Bomb Disposal Squad Expert demonstrating for recovery of Explosive, during Safety Training Session in School in case of any Terrorist attack.
  • KARACHI: Lawyers casting their vote during the election of Supreme Court Bar at Sindh High Court.
  • KARACHI: Lawyers taking part in election activity during the election of Supreme Court Bar at Sindh High Court.
  • KARACHI: Lawyers taking part in election activity during the election of Supreme Court Bar at Sindh High Court.
  • KARACHI: Bomb Disposal Squad personnel scanning the area during the election of Supreme Court Bar at Sindh High Court.
  • ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Veitnam Nguyen Xuan Luu called on Dean of Diplomatic Corps Rodolfo Martin Saravia in Islamabad.
  • KARACHI: A fisherman is busy in preparing the fishing net as the threat of Cyclone “Nilofar” has reduced.
  • MULTAN: JI Secrtery Punjab Nazir Ahmad Janjua addressing a press conference at Darul Islam Office.
  • MULTAN: Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Multan.
  • ABBOTTABAD: DIG Hazara Range Akhtar Hayat Gandapor, DPO and District Management Officers Examining Security Measures outside Central Imam Bargah during Mohar-Ul-Haram.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Paragon City hold a demonstration in support of their demands, in Lahore.
  • HYDERABAD: Members of Bagri tribe hold a protest in the favor of their demands outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Residents of Larkana weeps during protest against their father, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Shiite Muslims pray before the newly installed replica (Zaree Mubarak Hazrat Abbas (RA)
  • HYDERABAD: Shiite Muslims attending a ZulJanah procession at Husseinabad, Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Shiite Muslims attending a Tazia procession at Husseinabad Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Blind woman Khanzadi Gopang posses a group photo with her lawyers after winning the case of land which grabbed by influential people after a long time, at High Court.
  • SUKKUR: Residents of New Pind burning tyres on the road during a demonstration in support of their demands in Sukkur.
  • SUKKUR: Senior Lawyers casting their vote during the elections of Supreme Court Bar Association in Sukkur.
  • SUKKUR: Activists of Jamiat Ulmaa-e-Islam hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Sukkur.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Shiite Muslims performing religious rituals during a procession on 6th Muharram.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Shiite Muslims observing self flagellation during a procession on 6th Muharram.
  • ATTOCK: Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami Attock hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Attock.
  • ATTOCK: ADC Attock Kinza Murtaza chairing a meeting regarding Dengue Immunization Campaign, in Attock.
  • BANNU: Federal Minister for Housing & Works Akram Khan Durrani talking to JUI leaders in Bannu.
  • LAHORE: Bakers preparing traditional Katlama on the Urs of Ghazi Ilm Deen Shaheed, in Lahore.
  • FAISALABAD: Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Faisalabad.
  • FAISALABAD: Activists of Imamia Students Organization hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Faisalabad.
  • FAISALABAD: Shiite Muslims performing religious rituals during a procession in Muharram ul Haram.
  • FAISALABAD: Shiite Muslims observing self flagellation during a procession in Muharram ul Haram.
  • KARACHI: Workers are busy in preparing Niaz-e-Hussain at Pakwan House, Golimar Area.
  • KARACHI: Motorists are stuck in a traffic jam on MA Jinnah Road.
  • KARACHI: Rangers’ soldiers patrolling the area before the procession of Shiite Muslims in connection to Ashura, at Rizvia Society.
  • KARACHI: Shiite Muslims taking part in a religious procession in connection to Ashura, at Rizvia Society.
  • KARACHI: Shiite Muslims performing rituals during a religious procession in connection to Ashura, at Rizvia Society.
  • KARACHI: Women drinking cold drink from Sabeel during a religious procession in connection to Ashura, at Rizvia Society.
  • ISLAMABAD: Workers of Civil Society lighting candles in the memory of an alleged rape victim assasinated in Iran, outside National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Workers of Civil Society lighting candles in the memory of an alleged rape victim assasinated in Iran, outside National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador Richard Olson called on Ameer JUI (F) Maulana Fazal ur Rehman in Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside National Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Representative of Tahreek Nifaz Fiqh-e-Jaffariya speaks during a press conference at a local hotel.
  • RAWALPINDI: Activists of Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen hold a demonstration in support of their demands, in Rawalpindi.
  • MULTAN: Jamiat Ulmaa-e-Islam Leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmad addrssing a press conference at Abdali Colony.
  • PESHAWAR: An aged laborer collecting cotton from a quilt found from garbage on Pajgai Road.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Imamia Students Organization hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: A worker busy in painting the decoration pieces at his shop in Kacha Garhi Afghan Camp.
  • PESHAWAR: Senior Lawyers casting their vote during the election of Supreme Court Bar Association.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami hold a demonstration rally in support of their demands outside Masjid Muhabat Khan.
  • LAHORE: Chairman Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan Mian Mohsin Aziz chairing a meeting of the association in Lahore. Pir Nazim Hussain Shah, Khalid Mahmood, Haji Laal and Taufeeq Ahmad are also seen sitting on the stage.
  • LAHORE: An aged woman travelling on a bicycle driven cart on GT Road, Baghbanpura.
  • LAHORE: A traffic warden asking the donkey riders, to move away from the road, on Mall Road.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Waliullah Foundation hold a demonstration in support of their demands at Shadbagh.
  • HYDERABAD: Senior Politician Comrade Jam Saqi cutting cake of his 70th Birthday during a ceremony organized by Friends and Family at HPC.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: Firefighters trying to extinguish fire which erupted in a cotton factory on Quetta Road.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: Firefighters trying to extinguish fire which erupted in a cotton factory on Quetta Road.
  • KARACHI: CID Officer Usman Bajwa speaks during a press conference at CID Garden.
  • KARACHI: CID policemen showing the suspects and the weapons siezed from them in a raid on National Highway, during a press conference at CID Garden.
  • PESHAWAR: Representative of FC Pakistan Col Fayyaz Ahmad Khan and Representative of Afghan Border Police Col Yaqoob exchanging documents after signing a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the 29 Afghan prisoners in Pakistan.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami hold a demonstration against the death sentence of JI Leader Mati ur Rehman, in Bangladesh, outside Bait ul Mukarram Masjid.
  • THARPARKER: A drought affected child of Tharparker being provided medical care at Army medical camp by Pak Army Doctor at Diplo, Tharparker.
  • KARACHI: Journalists attending a Telephonic Press Conference of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain at Khursheed Begum Memorial Hall.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel standing near the burnt police mobile at the site after a hand grenade attack on a police mobile outside Imam Bargah near Gulshan-e-Iqbal Flyover.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel standing near the burnt police mobile at the site after a hand grenade attack on a police mobile outside Imam Bargah near Gulshan-e-Iqbal Flyover.
  • KARACHI: Security personnel standing near the burnt police mobile at the site after a hand grenade attack on a police mobile outside Imam Bargah near Gulshan-e-Iqbal Flyover.