ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said he could not understand real agenda of protesters who had camped in Islamabad for a month.
Addressing the joint sitting of the parliament, he clarified that no long march, movement and protest could deviate the government from its mission. We will continue our journey for serving the nation, he added.
The tradition of attempting to dislodge elected government through street agitation will now end, said the PM.
He said government will not let anyone to dislodge elected regime through force and set a wrong tradition. We, he said, would reach till the end of lawful course to fight against ill-practices.
“We have been witnessing what’s happening at Constitution Avenue. Provocative speeches are being made, similar allegations are being hurled for consecutive 34 days and graves are d More details
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan said his party would win a parliamentary majority if fresh elections were held today as he continues a monthlong protest to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
“PTI will win the elections today,” Khan said in an interview outside Pakistan’s parliament, referring to his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. “I will have a clear majority, and if you have polls now you’ll see results already. I’m confident.”
Khan rebuffed critics who say his protest has failed to draw large crowds, saying that Sharif has used the police to make arbitrary arrests and deter demonstrators. He said his movement has a “massive following” throughout the country.
“As long as the protest lasts, as long as we sit here, it is going to add pressure on him,” Khan said. “The longer it lasts, the better it is because people are realizing their rights.”
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KHYBER AGENCY: Four militants were killed in a remote controlled blast at Bara area of Khyber Agency on Friday.
Sources reported that the militants were in a vehicle when the explosion took place. A key militant commander is said to be amongst the dead.
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ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Rehman Malik has said the prevailing political impasse is nearing to solution.
“The existing political stand off is close to solution. Elephant has passed and only its tail is left behind. Political Jirga will sit again on Wednesday to help the tail pass through”, he said this while addressing a press conference alongwith Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) secretary general Liaqat Baloch at his residence Friday.
He stressed the three sides should move forward for finding out solution to political crisis and demonstrate political maturity.
He said that condition of Prime Minister is there but political jirga has given proposals for addressing this condition. There are such proposals in part-2 which are critical for bringing the deadlock to end, he added.
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ISLAMABAD,: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sought refuge in support from parliamentary parties as he headed a consultative meeting on the present political crisis.
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMap) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai and other parliamentary leaders were present at the meeting held in the Prime Minister House today.
Those in the meeting reiterated their support for the continuation of the present democratic setup.
According to media reports the members agreed that dialogue was the only way to resolve the crisis and also discussed the formation of a jirga comprising opposition lawmakers to end the stalemate between the government and the protesting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).
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QUETTA: The Balochistan Election Tribunal on Friday has ordered re-election on NA-267 after finding evidence of poll rigging.
During last year's general elections, the tribunal had rejected the victory of Nawabzada Khalid Magsi as an independent Member of the National Assembly.
Mir Abdul Rahim, an independent candidate, had challenged the election of Magsi. Rahim had pleaded before the tribunal that elections on several polling stations were rigged by Magsi's supporters.
After conducting hearings, the tribunal found the the elections were indeed rigged by Magsi's supporters.
Tribunal judge Muhammad Kakar ordered the concerned authorities to ensure immediate re-election on the NA seat.
Nawabzada Magsi is the younger brother of former Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi. He served as the Nazim of Jhal Magsi district durin More details
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army said Friday it would chase and hunt down terrorists hiding in remote tribal areas in North Waziristan Agency.
In a message on micro-blogging website Twitter, ISPR spokesman said that many terrorists are hiding beyond Datta Khel area and even beyond.
He said that terrorists have been effectively targeted through ground and air assaults, adding those hiding would also be chased.
In the last couple of days, dozens of militants have been killed in airstrikes in operation Zarb-e-Azb against the outlawed TTP. More details
Multan: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Friday said that his party would tell on October 18 how elections were rigged against PPP.
Speaking to party’s workers at Multan, Bilawal Zardari said that Punjab was sinking in water while some people were conspiring in Islamabad.
He said that there would be politics, but not now. The young PPP leader also supported South Punjab province, saying that “Ghinsoon Ghinsoon South Punjab Ghinsoon” (Will take South Punjab at every cost). More details
Charsadda: Awami National Party (ANP) believed in democracy and offered great sacrifices to protect it from being damaged by the hidden forces and will do the same in the future as well, said Asfandyar Wali Khan here on Friday.
Talking to mediamen here at his residence, the ANP President reiterated his party was not supporting Nawaz Sharif but siding with parliament and democracy, adding Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri have no regards and respect for the judiciary, parliament and democracy even then he (Imran Khan) was not leaving the KPK Government.
The PTI Chief, he said disappointed when he failed in his designs to become Prime Minister after the previous general elections and started taking undemocratic and unconstitutional steps. Imran Khan has forgotten the promises he made with the people of KPK and left them in quagmire and started politics of dharnas in Islamabad.
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Karachi: Intelligence agencies have reported that Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) plotting once again to target Police, rangers and sensitive installations of state.
According to report, an attack can be carried out on the officer who arrested the killers of SSP, Chaudhry Aslam.
Police and Rangers carried out combine operation in Baldia Town; in which they successfully arrested the master mind of an attack on Chaudhry Aslam, Mufti Shakir Ullah.
Unfortunately, Mufti Shakir Ullah was released from jail on September 04 and again he is planning to carry out more attacks on Government’s assets.
IG Sindh has passed orders to tighten the security of all sensitive installations and police officers. More details