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  • Hashmi says he lost contest but won the war of democracy

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    Multan: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi Monday said that he has ‘won the war of democracy’ in Multan where he lost Oct 16 by-election on a National Assembly seat.

    “I’m happy that I lost the battle but won the war of democracy. It was media war against a guardian of democracy,” said Hashmi at a press conference alongside PML-N’s Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq

    Hashmi quitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) last month and tendered his resignation from the National Assembly over difference with Imran Khan.

    Hashmi contested election on the seat vacated by him, but was defeated by PTI-backed independent candidate Muhammad Amir Dogar.

    Hashmi said he has fought his battle all alone and asked no party to support him adding that he was grateful to all political forces which backed him during his campaign.

    He said that change can be brought in the count

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  • Law and order situation improved in Karachi: claims Shah

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    Karachi: Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said Monday that the Sindh government played an important role in improving law and order in Karachi as many notorious terrorists were arrested in the operation carried out under the government.

    Speaking at the Sindh Assembly (SA) session, the CM said that the Karachi operation is indiscriminate and not directed against any particular party most wanted criminals have been arrested.

    “Our government has arrested many notorious target killers including the members of political parties and I can name the parties and the killers if forced”, he said.

    Shah said that more than 250 PPP workers were also killed in the city and the party has rendered sacrifices more than any other political party.

    He again asked for better and friendly relationship with MQM.

    The chief minister said that 2500 PPP workers have been killed in Karachi asked that who were responsible for these killings.

    He sai

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  • Divorce with PPP: MQM submits resignations

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) provincial ministers and advisers sent their resignations to Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah respectively.

    MQM's lawmakers have also applied for the allotment of seats in section that houses opposition benches in Sindh Assembly.

    Earlier, the MQM made headlines by announcing it was parting ways with Sindh government as a protest against Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s insulting its London-based supremo Altaf Hussain.

    "We are done with our share of sacrifices. Enough is enough. Henceforth, for MQM, working with PPP is like working against democracy", the MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said talking to media at 'Nine Zero', the party headquarter in Karachi.

    Meanwhile, calling on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to revisit its decision of quitting Sindh government, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) l

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  • MQM stages walkout from Sindh Assembly

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers staged a walkout from the ongoing Sindh Assembly session on Monday in protest of the Pakistan Peoples Party .

    Statements made by PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto — at the PPP rally in Karachi — criticising MQM chief Altaf Hussain prompted the MQM to quit the PPP-led coalition government.

    Members of the MQM walked out of the assembly after fiery speech by its leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan.

    In his speech, he lambasted the Sindh government for its discriminatory attitude towards the urban population of the province.

    He said that in every provincial budget the Sindh government purposely created division between the rural and urban areas, adding only two percent of the funds were allocated for Karachi.

    Earlier in the day, the MQM lawmakers had submitted their resignations to Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul

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  • Mother of Editor-in-Chief Online News Agency Mohsin Baig passes away

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    ISLAMABAD: Mother of Editor in Chief Online International News Network, Mohsin Baig, passed away here on Monday morning after protracted illness.

    Her Namaz-e-jinaza would be held at H-11 graveyard at 2:30 Tuesday.

    Media organizations and prominent political personalities have condoled the loss of mother of Mohsin Baig and prayed for her eternal peace and patience for the bereaved family .

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  • NA Session to continue till October 31

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    ISLAMABAD: The House Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly decided that the Session of the National Assembly will continue till 31st October, 2014.

    The committee met in Parliament House with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Chair to discuss the business for the 15th Session of the National Assembly.

    It was further decided that National Assembly would take up Question Hour, Calling Attention Notices and discuss address of the President of Pakistan to both Houses assembled together on 2nd June, 2014 apart from other legislative business during the current session.

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  • Days gone when elected PM were forced to quit, says Aitzaz

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan has said that those days have passed when an elected Prime Minister was forced to resign.

    Aitzaz Ahsan, talking to media outside Lahore High Court (LHC), said that that mid-term elections will not take place in the country.

    The people’s party senator said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will have to withdraw his demand of prime minister’s resignation.

    Ahsan, commenting on the gathering of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) at Lahore’s Minar-e-Pakistan, said that PAT Chairman Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri should “open his eyes”. He added that there were millions in the gathering but had no enthusiasm.

    He said that MQM is a “good guest” which joins and seperates itself from the provincial government whenever they please.

    The senator called Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid

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  • All election petitions to be disposed of by end of 2014, NA told

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Monday that all election petitions are expected to be disposed of by the end of the year.

    Replying to questions Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Sheikh Aftab Ahmed said in all 403 election petitions were filed after the last general elections. Out of them, 317 petitions have been disposed by the election tribunals and 86 are still pending.

    To another question, he said it is effort of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms to complete its task at the earliest.

    The Speaker told the House that the committee formed an eleven members sub-committee in its meeting today to consider recommendations received so far from different stakeholders. He said 4500 pages worth of suggestions have been received by the committee so far.

    The Speaker also informed the House th

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  • COAS leaves for Indonesia

    Dated: 2014-10-21

    Rawalpindi: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), left for Indonesia, Monday, on a three-day official visit.

    He is visiting Indonesia on the special invitation of Indonesian Defence Authorities. During his visit, the COAS is scheduled to meet senior military leadership of Indonesia.

    Earlier, the COAS was seen off at PAF Base Nur Khan by senior military officials.

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  • ATTOCK: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad inaugurating Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Sub Campus Attock.
  • ATTOCK: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad speaks during the inauguration ceremony of Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Sub Campus Attock.
  • LAHORE: Activists of All Pakistan Clerks Association led by Haji Muhammad Irshad Chaudhry hold a sit in demnostration outisde Punjab Asssembly Building.
  • LAHORE: Prof. Liaqat Ali Siddiqi speaks during a training session of Naeemain Association at Jamia Naeemia.
  • RAWALPINDI: Women buying electronic items from a roadside stall on Railway Road.
  • RAWALPINDI: A woman buying radish from a roadside stall on Bank Road.
  • KARACHI: Injured people are being shifted to Civil Hospital after a traffic accident near Athal, Balochistan. 8 people died in the accident.
  • KARACHI: Injured people are being shifted to Civil Hospital after a traffic accident near Athal, Balochistan. 8 people died in the accident.
  • KARACHI: Bodies of the deceased persons are being shifted to Civil Hospital after a traffic accident near Athal, Balochistan. 8 people died in the accident.
  • KARACHI: MQM Leader Faisal Sabzwari talking to the media persons at Sindh Assembly Building.
  • KARACHI: MQM Leader Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan shaking hand with Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon before the provincial assembly session in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: MQM Members of Sindh Assembly walking out of the provincial assembly session in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Benches are seen vacant after the walk out ofMQM Members of Sindh Assembly during the provincial assembly session in Karachi.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Public Health Employees Housing Society hold a demonstration in sulpport of their demands in Lahore.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: A man selling radish at his stall in DG Khan.
  • LAHORE: A laborer collecting plastic bottles at a factory on Band Road.
  • LAHORE: CTO Lahore Tayyab Cheema distributing helmets among the motorcyclists on Mall Road.
  • KARACHI: Injured people are being shifted to Civil Hospital after a traffic accident near Athal Balochistan, 8 people lost their life in the accident.
  • KARACHI: Injured people are being shifted to Civil Hospital after a traffic accident near Athal Balochistan, 8 people lost their life in the accident.
  • KARACHI: The garbage burnt near Garden Headquarters, seen polluting the environment.
  • KARACHI: People facing hardships and nuisance due to garbage lying on the main road of Light House Area.
  • KARACHI: An overloaded school van moving on Ramswami Area, may result in any accident.
  • KARACHI: Lawyers are seen busy in the election campaign of Sindh Bar Council at City Court.
  • KARACHI: Newly born children of Puma, sitting in their cage at Karachi Zoo.
  • KARACHI: A Bengal tiger seen roaring at its cage in Karachi Zoo.
  • KARACHI: Rescue workers shifting the body of a child who lost his life in a traffic accident near Athal, Balochistan.
  • ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Mohammad Ziauddin is speaking at Annual National Conference on Pakistani Democracy: Potential, Promise and Performance”, organized by the Centre for Civic Education Pakistan (CCEP) and National Endowment for Democracy.
  • ISLAMABAD: Senior Journalist Hamid Mir being awarded Civic Education Award by the Centre for Civic Education Pakistan (CCEP) Pakistan.
  • MULTAN: Wapda workers are seen busy in their work on Abdali Road.
  • MULTAN: Activists of Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith hold a demonstration in support of their demands at Clock Chowk.
  • QUETTA: JUI (S) Leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmad speaks during a press conference at MPA Hostel.
  • QUETTA: Chief Metropolitan Officer Attaullah Baloch chairing a meeting in Quetta.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Deputy Commissioner, DPO, Leaders of All Religious Parties & Traders representative sitting on Stage, during Aman Committee meeting for Moharam-Ul-Haram.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Police Personnel Standing near body of Sardar Salabat, who was murdered by Unknown target killers on College road.
  • HYDERABAD: Devotees busy in purchasing of Alam Pak (Flags) for decoration of their houses ahead of Month of Muharamm ul Haram.
  • HYDERABAD: Devotees busy in purchasing of Alam Pak (Flags) for decoration of their houses ahead of Month of Muharamm ul Haram.
  • HYDERABAD: Devotees busy in purchasing of Alam Pak (Flags) for decoration of their houses ahead of Month of Muharram.
  • HYDERABAD: President All Pakistan WAPDA Hydroelectric Workers Union Abdul Lateef Nizamani posses a group photo with their followers after victory in union elections, outside Labor Hall.
  • PESHAWAR: Students of Tahreek Tahaffuz e Pakistan hold a demonstration in support of their demands.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Frontier Mines Owners Association hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Members of Railway Housing Society hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: PTI Member of National Assembly Aqibullah Khan speaks during a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Bara Khyber Agency Shah Faisal Afridi speaks during a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • FAISALABAD: DCO Faisalabad Noor ul Amin Mengal, MPA Azad Ali Tabassum and others taking part in a rally in connection to International Chefs Day.
  • FAISALABAD: Residents of Nishatabad hold a demonstration against gas load shedding in their area.
  • FAISALABAD: Residents of Nishatabad hold a demonstration against gas load shedding in their area.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan China Institute Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed addressing International Trilateral Conference on China-Afghanistan and Pakistan, organized by Pakistan China Institute and KAS. Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs & National Sartaj Aziz is also seen in the picture.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan China Institute Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed presenting souvenir to Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz during the International Trilateral Conference on China-Afghanistan and Pakistan, organized by Pakistan China Institute and KAS.
  • MULTAN: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Inaugurating Musa Pak Train Service from Multan to Lahore.
  • MULTAN: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique addressing party workers convention at Multan Arts Council.
  • MULTAN: Railway workers protest in support of their demands at a railway station.
  • MULTAN: First train of newly inaugurated Musa Pak Train Service seen ready to leave for Lahore from the platform of Cantt Railway Station.
  • BADIN: Workers of District Council stage a demonstration against Sindh government and non-payment of their seven month salaries.
  • KARACHI: A dog is seen sitting near homeless children and their mother who is seen napping on footpath of a main road of Clifton.
  • KARACHI: Leader of Pakistan Sheedi Ittehad, Sheedi Yaqub Qambarani addressing a press conference regarding problems of Sheedi community, at Karachi Press Club.
  • RAWALPINDI: Central President of Mukhtar Students Organization Syed Muhammad Abbas Kazmi addressing during a ceremony of annual Jashn-e-Ghadeer-o-Mobahila.
  • SUKKUR: People gather to welcome Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq on his arrival at Rohri.
  • SUKKUR: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq talks to media persons on his arrival at Rohri.
  • KARACHI: A view of massive traffic jam on road in the area of Light House.
  • KARACHI: Motorists face hardships due to containers placed on road leading to Sindh Assemhly due to security concerns for the session of the assembly.
  • KARACHI: Pigeons fly as a man feeds them at Kabotar Chorangi.
  • ISLAMABAD: Woman sits at a stall setup in connection with International Day of Rural Women at Lok Virsa.
  • ISLAMABAD: Man seen using traditional Khadi machine at a stall at Lok Virsa.
  • ISLAMABAD: Former Foreign Secretary Akram Zaki speaks during a seminar organized by PICSS at a local hotel.
  • KARACHI: Workers of Home Based Women Workers Federation Pakistan stage a demonstration in support of their demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Teachers of Mehran Teachers Association Sindh stage a demonstration outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: People are seen traveling on roof of a bus which is not permitted by the law as it can cause accident, at M. A. Jinnah Road.
  • ABBOTTABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousaf addressing a ceremony in Ghazi Kot.
  • ABBOTTABAD: PPP Senator Babar Awan talking to media persons during his visit to Abbottabad.
  • LAHORE: Former Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah talks to media persons at Punjab Assembly.
  • LAHORE: Women MPAs coming out from Punjab Assembly after the session on Monday.
  • LAHORE: Policeman blows a bugle during lowering of national flag on the building of Punjab Assembly during Mughrib time.
  • KARACHI: A delegation of PPP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa led by its President Khanzada Khan called on PPP Co-Chairman and former President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari and Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House Karachi.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan addressing participants of sit in protest in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Girls participate in a sit in protest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in front of Parliament House.