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  • Qureshi admits Imran had met Qadri in London

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) heavyweight Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday disclosed that his party chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief had a meeting in London.

    In an interview with a TV channel here, the PTI vice-president Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri had not reached any agreement in writing during the meeting but they did exchange views on political situation in the country.

    He further said that party spokesperson Shireen Mazari had no knowledge of the meeting between the chiefs of two parties, adding that it is a prerogative of a leader to choose when to make any information public.

    Mr. Qureshi added that it is a routine thing for political leaders to have meetings with one another and there is nothing to be shocked about.

    Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s disclosure does answer questions being raised in the media in connec

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  • PML-N failed to address people’s problem: Shujat

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President and former Prime Minister, Chaudhry Shujat Hussain has said that Nawaz Sharif did not say any good thing in his address to the Parliament.

    Rulers kept abusing army, rulers and had paid attention to jangla bus and not on the people whereas Inqilab March has created awareness among the people throughout the country.

    He expressed these views while addressing the participants of Inqilab March sit-in along with Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri today.

    On this occasion, Tariq Bashir Cheema, MNA; Lord Nazir Ahmad, Ajmal Wazir and other leaders were also present.

    Shujat paid special salute to the sisters and daughters participating in the sit-in who had written new history of patience and steadfastness.

    He said that Inqilab March had enhanced thinking of the people for paying attention to securing their rights and str

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  • London plan is a vicious plot: Shahbaz

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    MULTAN: Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharee=f has termed the London plan as vicious and declared Imran Khan, Tahir ul Qadri and Chaudary brothers as the main players of the plot.

    He also said that postponement of the Chinese president’s visit was also part of the London plan.

    During his address at the Sher Shah Bund in Multan the Chief Minister said termed the devastation caused by the floods as worst since 1972.

    He announced that the distribution of the compensatory money will start from the 27th of September and he will not relax until the life of each and everyone effected by the flood is back to normal.

    Shehbaz Shareef expressed his anger against the people staging a sit-in and celebrating in Islamabad, specially in these difficult times.

    He also visited the flood hit areas in Hafizabad and Chiniot.

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  • Hashmi slams govt for turning Pakistan into ‘Containeristan’

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) disgruntled president Javed Hashmi Saturday said that several party leader went to National Assembly Speaker for getting their resignations approved.

    “Not even Imran Khan visited the speaker of the National assembly to submit his resignation,” Hashmi said while addressing a press conference in Multan.

    Criticising the PTI’s vice chairman, he said that Shah Mehmood Qureshi delivered a speech in a joint session of the parliament and returned without announcing his resignation.

    Hashmi said that cases should not be registered against the people for exercising freedom of expression.

    He slammed the government turning the country into “Containeristan”.

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  • Movements not taken out on containers, says Ghinwa

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    LARKANA: Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party – Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB) Ghinwa Bhutto has invited the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to join her movement.

    Ghinwa Bhutto, addressing a gathering on the 18th death anniversary of Mir Murtaza Bhutto, said that the movements for the people’s rights are not taken out on containers.

    PPP-SB chairperson claimed that PAT and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri and Imran Khan have started to “read the book of the people’s government” which has nothing for the poor people.

    “The stand-off at D-Chowk area of Islamabad is between the rich people. The path of receiving justice in the country is very tough”, Bhutto said.

    “We are awaiting justice for the killings of Murtaza Bhutto and the party workers for the past 18 years. We did not get any justice nor any judge took suo-moto of the i

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  • Rigging allegation a conspiracy to paralyze govt: Saad

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    Lahore: Minister for Railways Saad Rafique has said that the sit-ins have badly affected the day to day business of all the departments of the country.

    Addressing a news conference here on Saturday, he said that despite hindrances the government machinery is resuming to normalcy.

    He said that the allegation of PTI of organized rigging is a conspiracy to paralyze the government.

    He questioned Imran Khan to accept publically his meeting with Tahirul Qadri in London and also disclose the agreement between them.

    He asked the organizers of the sit-ins to end their protest in the best interest of the country. He said it is the time to shun the politics of confrontation and work for the progress of the country.

    Saad Rafique said that the PML-N could set up government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but respecting the mandate of PTI we provided an opport

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  • Ishaq Dar reviews progress of Pakistan Steel Mills

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    Islamabad: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at a meeting in Islamabad today reviewed progress of Pakistan Steel Mills.

    Speaking on the occasion, he urged the concerned authorities to continue their hard work to revive the Steel Mills and achieve the desired targets.

    Ishaq Dar appreciated the current surge in production at Pakistan Steel and assured to provide all possible assistance for complete revival of the Mills.

    Earlier, briefing the Minister, Cheif Executive Officer of the Mills Retired Major General Zaheer Ahmed Khan said production capacity of the Mills has risen to twenty-five percent from a paltry three percent in May 2014.

    He said regular production of the Mills has been gaining momentum as a result of the financial package of eighteen point five billion rupees specially approved by the ECC.

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  • Bilawal urges Sindh govt to expedite relief activities

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    Karachi: Chairman Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited embankments of river Indus at Qaderpur Loop Bund and Tori Bund.

    They strictly directed the Irrigation department officials to ensure the completion of repairs and maintenance work on emergency basis at sensitive places of river Indus.

    The PPP Chairman also stressed upon Provincial government to take steps for the relief and rescue operations and provision of food and other items at relief camps.

    Sindh Chief Minister said government has completed all the arrangements to provide food and other necessary items to the affectees.

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  • Khurshid Shah rejects corruption charges

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    SUKKUR: Rejecting corruption allegations leveled against him, the opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Saturday said that he would quit politics if proven guilty.

    “I am giving three days to prove corruption charges against me, otherwise, I will move court,” Shah said while talking to media in Sukkur.

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League Chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had leveled allegation against the Pakistan People’s Party senior leader.

    Dubbing Shah as electricity ‘meter reader,’ Rashid alleged that the PPP senor leader had made billions of rupees out of corruption.

    “Khursheed Shah is no different than the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,” he claimed last evening while talking to Private Channel.

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  • Federal cabinet meets Monday

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened meeting of the Federal Cabinet at the PM House on Monday

    According to Media Reports, PM will take in confidence all the cabinet members on his forthcoming visit to the US to attend the UN session.

    They sources said that the prime minister will take the cabinet members into confidence about the government’s strategy reagrding the current political situation and would seek consultations to end the poltical impasse

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  • Karachi: banned outfit member killed in alleged encounter

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    KARACH: Crime Investigation Department (CID) police claimed to have killed a terrorist of outlawed organization in an alleged encounter.

    CID officials told a news channel that the police on a tip-off conducted raid in Mominabad to arrest the accused, involved in the killing of ASI Babar Salahuddin, adding that during shootout there, a terrorist of banned outfit was killed.

    A 9MM pistol was recovered from the possession of accused. The body has been shifted to Civil Hospital for legal formalities.

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  • Policeman among 14 killed in Karachi

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    KARACHI: Karachi saw another day marred by violence as unknown assailants killed fourteen people including a policeman in the city on Saturday.

    Firing and other incidents of violence took lives of fourteen people including a policeman while police disposed off a bomb in SITE area.

    According to details, dead bodies of three abductees Idrees, Anees and Waqar were found from Mauripur truck station. The dead were abducted three days ago.

    A police ASI Babar Khan was killed by unknown gunmen in Orangi Town while another citizen was killed near Manghopir, Qalandria Chowk.

    A banned outfit man was killed in Orangi Town’s Mominabad area after a shootout with police. Police sources say that the militant was involved in murder and other serious crimes.

    In another such incident in Lyari gang war criminal Makhdoom a.k.a Don was killed. The de

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  • Flood emergency declared in Thatta, Sujawal

    Dated: 2014-09-21

    THATTA: The distirct adminstrations of Thatta and Sujawal declared emergency on all protective embankments of Indus river in both districts and advised the residents of Kutcha areas (river bed) to shift to safer places.

    All protective bunds were being strengthened and were under strict vigilance round the clock while the irrigation, revenue and other staff had been directed to remain on duty round the clock.

    However, irrigation authorities have declared that there was no imminent danger to the bunds as vulnerable points at Soorjani and Monarki bunds in Sujawal district have been strengthened properly and heavy flow of water will safely pass towards the sea. All measures have been adopted to meet any eventuality.

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  • HANGU: Sep20 – JUI Leader Maulana Atta ur Rehman talking to the media persons during a press conference in Hangu.
  • KOHAT: Sep20 – Elders of Darra Adam Khel taking part in a grand jirga to discuss a dispute between 5 tribes.
  • KARACHI: Motorists standing in a long queue to collect CNG from a CNG station in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Motorists standing in a long queue to collect CNG from a CNG station in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Firefighters are busy in extinguishing fire which erupted in the clothes’ shop at Bolton Market.
  • KARACHI: Traders shifting the cloth after fire erupted in the clothes’ shop at Bolton Market.
  • KARACHI: Traders are seen perturbed after fire erupted in the clothes’ shop at Bolton Market.
  • LANDIKOTAL: The Historical Khyber Pass Railway Track is in dilapidated (Worst) Condition. The railway track was badly damaged due to floods in 2007.
  • RAWALPINDI: Women buying shoes from a roadside stall in Rawalpindi.
  • QUETTA: Policemen removing black sheets from the windscreens of the cars at Jinnah Town.
  • QUETTA: A man selling sacrificial animals on Jinnah Road in connection to Eid ul Azha.
  • ATTOCK: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad being briefed about the construction of school buildings in the district. Malik Aitebar Khan, Zafar Iqbal, Chaudhry Habibullah and Kinza Murtaza are also seen in the picture.
  • ATTOCK: JUI (F) Leader Maulana Hamdullah addressing a press conference in Attock.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Islami Jamiat Talba hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: President PML (N) KPK Pir Sabir Shah addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • HYDERABAD: Members of Hyderabad Civil Society Network hold a protest rally on the eve of World Peace Day, in Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Dr Fauzia Siddiqi addressing to seminar
  • NARAN: Bikers on Naran to Kohistan road, during Motorcycle Rally organized by Pakistan Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa.
  • NARAN: Bikers on Naran to Kohistan road, during Motorcycle Rally organized by Pakistan Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa.
  • SUKKUR: Motorists are stuck in a massive traffic jam on Race Course Road.
  • SUKKUR: Activists of Civil Society hold a demonstration in support of their demands on Saeed Sarhandi Road.
  • SUKKUR: Local residents moving to safer places after crack appeared in Sukkur Rice Canal, Bagarjee Area.
  • RAWALPINDI: A man displaying bangles at his stall in Moti Bazaar in connection to eid preparations.
  • MULTAN: State Minister For Water &Power Abid Sher Ali is Distributing Relief Goods Among Flood Hit People at Head Mohammad Wala.
  • MULTAN: State Minister For Water &Power Abid Sher Ali visiting the Flood Hit People at Head Mohammad Wala.
  • MULTAN: PTI Leader Makhdoom Javed Hashmi speaks during a press conference at his house.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Civil Society and Defence Residents Committee hold a demonstration in support of their demands at Clifton Teen Talwar.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Civil Society and Defence Residents Committee hold a demonstration in support of their demands at Clifton Teen Talwar.
  • KARACHI: Containers being used to prepare the stage for PTI demonstration at Mazar-e-Quaid.
  • MULTAN: Students presenting a stage play during a ceremony at a local Rotary Club Mid Town.
  • LAHORE: Candidates of Progressive and Custom Association Alliance LCCI, taking part in their election campaign in different markets of the city.
  • LAHORE: Women athletes taking part in power lifting competition organized by Punjab Power Lifting Association at Punjab Stadium.
  • LAHORE: Women athletes taking part in power lifting competition organized by Punjab Power Lifting Association at Punjab Stadium.
  • LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique speaks during a press conference at Lahore Press Club.
  • KARACHI: A view of the sacrificial animals at Sohrab Goth Cattle Market in connection to Eid-ul-Azha.
  • KARACHI: A view of the sacrificial animals at Sohrab Goth Cattle Market in connection to Eid-ul-Azha.
  • KARACHI: A view of the sacrificial animals at Sohrab Goth Cattle Market in connection to Eid-ul-Azha.
  • KARACHI: Motorists standing in a long queue to collect CNG from a CNG Station at Ancholi.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Minorities Alliance Pakistan hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: People facing hardships due to garbage on the green belt of S M Toufeeq Road, in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Pakistan Hindu Council hold a demonstration rally in support of their demands on Press Club Road.
  • KARACHI: The road leading to CM House was closed for traffic during a demonstration rally organized by Pakistan Hindu Council.
  • KARACHI: PPP Leader Nasreen Chandio speaks at Jamhoor Camp organized by PFUJ and Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Pakistan Hindu Council hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of PTI Lawyers Forum burning their utility bills during a demonstration outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Activists of PTI Lawyers Forum hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • HUB: Activists of All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association hold a demonstration rally in support of their demands in Hub.
  • HUB: Activists of All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association hold a demonstration rally in support of their demands in Hub.
  • CHINIOT: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif meeting the flood victims in Chiniot.
  • FAISALABAD: Students cling to a passenger bus, which may result in any accident.
  • FAISALABAD: Famous Naat Khawan Faseehuddin Sehrwardi, MPA Malik Nawaz and others, praying on the 5th death anniversary of Qari Saeed Shams-ur-Rehman, in Faisalabad.
  • KARACHI: Activists of Pakistan Hindu Council hold a sit in demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • ISLAMABAD: Workers of Jamaat ud Daawa packing relief bags for the flood victims in Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: Sep20 – Activists of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in PAT Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Sep20 – Activists of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in PAT Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Sep20 – Activists of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in PAT Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Sep20 – Activists of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in PAT Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Sep20 – Activists of Pakistan Awami Tahreek taking part in PAT Sit In on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Sep20 – Chief of Pakistan Awami Tahreek Dr Tahir ul Qadri addressing the protestors on Constitution Avenue.