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  • Will participate in PTI Nov. 30 rally if invited: says Qadri

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    Lahore: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahirul Qadri Saturday said he would consider his participation in PTI’s November 30 rally in Islamabad if he is invited by Imran Khan.

    Talking to media before his departure to Bhakkar for a public rally later Saturday, the controversial cleric said that if PTI leadership invites him to participate in November 30 anti Nawaz government rally, he would consider it sincerely.

    Replying to a question on the PAT’s relationship with PTI, Qadri said that he is in touch with Imran Khan and there are no differences between the parties.

    The PAT chief reiterated that his destination is revolution and would not end his struggle until it is achieved.

    Qadri again rejected the government-formed Judicial Investigation Team (JIT) to probe Model Town incident dubbing it as a 'Patiala House Plan'.

    He demanded the formation of new a JIT that s

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  • Army chief visits US military training centre

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    CALIFONIA: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited US military's National Training Center at Fort Irvin, California on Saturday.

    According to ISPR, the COAS reviewed the US military training system and appreciated it.

    COAS Gen. Raheel Sharif, who is currently on official visit to USA, was conferred with US Legion of Merit Medal few days ago for brave leadership, sagacity, vision, efforts for peace and stability in the region.

    There, he categorically stated that the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation targets all militants without any discrimination and that it is aimed at defeating the menace of terrorism squarely.

    "I would like to openly say that this (operation) is against all hues and colors, and it is without any discrimination, whether it is Haqqani network or TTP or anything," he said

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  • Pervaiz Rashid warns PTI against taking law into own hands

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has warned that those taking law into their own hands on November 30 will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

    Talking to a private TV channel, he said last time PTI violated the commitment as it left their agreed designated place and resorted to violence and attacked Parliament, Prime Minister House and PTV buildings.

    The minister said Imran Khan should go to the Supreme Court to get his demand of judicial commission fulfilled as the Prime Minister has already written a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

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  • Two more polio cases reported in Balochistan

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    QUETTA: Two more polio cases were reported in Balochistan on Saturday, taking the number of polio victims to 14.

    According to health officials, polio virus was detected in an 18-month-old girl Bibi Amina who is a resident of Killi Tarkha, Quetta.

    The second case was confirmed in Balochistan's Khuzdar district.

    Shah Zaman, a resident of Chandni Chowk in Khuzdar, fell prey to the virus even though he was administered polio drops, according to health officials.

    The crippling disease continues to spread despite tall claims on the part of the government regarding its eradication. Majority of the cases that have been reported are found in Quetta and Killi Abdullah districts of Balochistan.

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  • CEC appointment: SC deadline to expire on Monday

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    ISLAMABAD: The deadline given by the Supreme Court to the government for the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner will expire on Monday, November 24, while the situation is still dubious as the government and opposition have not yet revealed the name of the probable candidate.

    The apex court had warned that if a new CEC was not appointed, the acting chief election commissioner would be recalled and the position would be left vacant.

    The CEC appointment case was heard by a three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice. During the proceedings, the attorney general sought more time for the appointment of the CEC on behalf of the federal government. The attorney general said the prime minister and opposition leader were not in the country and those people contacted for the position had excused themselves.

    Justice Dost Muhammad Khan inquired if the prime minister would be abroad as the next deadline for the appointment expired. The attorney general replied that the

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  • US envoy meets Imran

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    ISLAMABAD: US ambassador in Islamabad Richard Oslon called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday.

    The meeting was held at Khan’s residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad.

    Former foreign minister and PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi also attended the meeting, in which issues of mutual interests and Pak-US ties came under discussion.

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  • Ch. Nisar advises PTI to remain peaceful on Nov. 30

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    Taxilla: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has clarified the government would not create hindrances in the way of a peaceful rally but would take matters into its own hands if the situation turns violent.

    “If anyone wants to stage protest in Islamabad, it’s their political and democratic right but people of the capital also have some rights which should not be violated by chaos and disturbance by the protests”, Nisar said while talking to media here on Saturday.

    He said that if someone tries to create chaos then we are prepared for that too.

    “There is no obstacle if anyone wants to hold a political rally on November 30 but a protocol needs to be followed”, he said adding that state is not too weak to stop aggression towards its capital.

    He said the security forces had foiled such attempts on August 31 when PTI and PAT started their aggression towards PM House.

    “If the PTI clarifies that t

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  • PAT to hold rally in Bhakkar today

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    BHAKKAR: All arrangements have been finalized as Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) would hold a public gathering at Jamil Stadium in Bhakkar today (Sunday).

    PAT workers will take responsibility for security of the rally venue and the stage.

    According to District Police Officer (DPO) Shakir Hussain, a security plan has been prepared under which more than 700 police personnel would be deployed.

    Walkthrough gates would be set up at the entry gates of the venue, Hussain said.

    A bomb disposal squad has also been called out to inspect the venue ahead of the rally, the DPO added.

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  • Pakistani Taliban claim Karachi attack on MQM camp

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    KARACHI: The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack on a political party camp in the southern city of Karachi which wounded at least 15 people.

    Three provincial legislators were among those wounded when gunmen hurled hand grenades and opened fire on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement(MQM) membership drive meeting in the city’s restive eastern district of Orangi Town late Friday.

    Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman for the Jamatul Ahrar faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, said the attack was in revenge for the arrest and killing of Taliban members in Karachi.

    “We will keep on targeting MQM, Awami National Party (ANP)and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Karachi,” he told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location. The PPP rules southern Sindh province while the MQM represents the city’s dominant Urdu-speaking population.

    Karachi, a city

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  • Next polls to be held in 2018: PM

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that next general elections would be conducted in year 2018.

    The prime minister said that performance of political parties would be judged in the 2018 elections. “People will have the right to vote for the party of their choice in the elections,” he said.

    Prime Minister Sharif said that all political parties were stakeholders in a democratic system. “All of us know that loyalty with constitution is inevitable,” he remarked.

    The premier said that loopholes in the system could be rectified by parliamentary democracy. There is no other option except to abide by the constitution, he added.

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  • Shujaat asks supporters to be ready for LG polls

    Dated: 2014-11-23

    BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) head Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Saturday urged his supporters and office bearers to gear up for local government elections.

    Addressing a public gathering in Bahawalpur, Hussain said that a government can be formed through rigging, but it cannot survive.

    He said that Pakistan was faced with many internal and external threats. The government, he noted, should not sit silent on the issue of Indian shelling at Line of Control (LoC).

    Hussain further said that people were being fooled in the names of false promises.

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  • KARACHI: A fisherman seen walking at Sea View in Karachi.
  • BAHAWALPUR: An overloaded motorcycle seen moving on the road in Bahawalpur.
  • ATTOCK: Lawyers casting their vote during the election of Punjab Bar Council.
  • ATTOCK: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad meeting the students during his visit to University of Arid Agriculture Attock Campus.
  • ABBOTTABAD: A Motorcyclist passing near a Truck, which Capsized due to heavy load of LPG Cylinder.
  • LAHORE: NADRA workers hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Residents of Hujra Shah Muqeem hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
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  • SHEIKHUPURA: People enjoying themselves at Hiran Minar, 4 kilometers from Sheikhupura.
  • SHEIKHUPURA: People enjoying themselves at Hiran Minar, 4 kilometers from Sheikhupura.
  • SUKKUR: A view of the site after another traffic accident near Theetri Bypass in Sukkur.
  • SUKKUR: A view of the site after another traffic accident near Theetri Bypass in Sukkur.
  • ABBOTTABAD: School girls Preparing model, during Inter School Competition, organized by Modernage.
  • LAHORE: Women buying shoes from a stall during Jamaat-e-Islami Congregation at Minar-e-Pakistan.
  • LAHORE: Workers preparing breakfast for the participants of Jamaat-e-Islami Congregation at Minar-e-Pakistan.
  • LAHORE: Visibility level was low in the city on Saturday morning due to foggy conditions.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing the food for the participants of Jamaat-e-Islami congregation at Miniar-e-Pakistan.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing the food for the participants of Jamaat-e-Islami congregation at Miniar-e-Pakistan.
  • LAHORE: Workers are busy in preparing the food for the participants of Jamaat-e-Islami congregation at Miniar-e-Pakistan.
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  • PESHAWAR: Students presenting tableau during a ceremony at Begum Shahabuddin School.
  • PESHAWAR: Students presenting tableau during a ceremony at Begum Shahabuddin School.
  • PESHAWAR: General Secretary SPDA Ihsanullah Dawoodzai speaks during a seminar in connection to International Day of Persons with Disabilities, at Peshawar Press Club.
  • PESHAWAR: A view of the hustle & bustle during the elections of High Court Bar.
  • PESHAWAR: IDPs of Bara, Khyber Agency travelling toward safer places.
  • PESHAWAR: A view of the destroyed houses after fire erupted in Ghulab Khana Jangi Muhallah, Peshawar.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of Pakhtoon Students Federation hold a demonstration in support of their demands in Peshawar.
  • PESHAWAR: People looking at the antique cars during an exhibition at Peshawar Club.
  • PESHAWAR: People looking at the antique cars during an exhibition at Peshawar Club.
  • HYDERABAD: A Mother victim of famine hit Tharparkar take nap after a distressing night with her ill child in Civil Hospital Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: A Mother victim of famine hit Tharparkar take nap after a distressing night with her ill child in Civil Hospital Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Ex Engineer and SDO Hirabad Sub Division HESCO listing the complaints during an open kutchery.
  • HYDERABAD: Senator Moula Bux Chandio addressing to the students during Shah Abdul Day ceremony organized by IMSA.
  • HYDERABAD: Famous TV artist Gulab Chandio addressing a press conference at HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: SSP Railway police Robin Yameen shows 3 Lackh 43 thousand cash which was found from an unclaimed bag from Qaraqaram Express, at Hyderabad Railway Station.
  • HYDERABAD: Government Secondary School Teachers burn an effigy of Secretary Education Sindh during a protest against notification of Management Cadare, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: A boy making bed in his workshop to earn living for his family.
  • HYDERABAD: Owner of a Donkey cart trying to pull his Donkey, who fell on Station road.
  • ISLAMABAD: A man carrying a bedstead on his head while walking on the road.
  • ISLAMABAD: A young child seen working outside his home at F-6 Kachi Abadi.
  • ISLAMABAD: Children writing on the wall at F-6 Kachi Abadi.
  • RAWALPINDI: A Nanbai using LPG cylinder due to shortage of gas in different areas of the city.
  • QUETTA: Afghan women seen on their way to a local market at Saryab Road.
  • QUETTA: A girl seen standing near empty bottles at Joint Road where people are facing water shortage.
  • QUETTA: Man seen carrying sugarcanes harvested on animal cart in the provincial capital.
  • QUETTA: Woman and a girl seen carrying sacks on their head at Saryab Road.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Awami Workers Party perform during a song on women empowerment during inauguration ceremony of Narivad magazine.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: Former Governor Punjab Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa addressing a press conference at his residence.
  • MULTAN: Police showing arrested man and liquor after Excise Department unearthed wine distillery during a raid at Deewan Ka Bagh.
  • MULTAN: Vice Chairman Prof. Sultan Ahmad Gormani distributing laptops among students during a ceremony held at Nishter Institute of Dentistry College.
  • SUKKUR: Residents of Ayub Gate stage a protest against workers of Sukkur Electric Power Company.
  • SUKKUR: A large number of devotees seen passing through road in Local Board area as they are on their way to Sehwan Sharif.
  • BANNU: Federal Minister for States and Frontier Region Lt. General (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch talks to media persons during his visit to IDPs camp.
  • KARACHI: Branches of trees are being chopped down during arrangements for IDEAS 2014 Exhibition going to be held at Expo Centre.
  • KARACHI: Branches of trees chopped down during arrangements for IDEAS 2014 Exhibition going to be held at Expo Centre.
  • KARACHI: Pigeons seen sitting on power cables at roadside near Islamia College.
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  • KARACHI: Due to the negligence of local administration, local people burn garbage dumped at roadside near M. A. Jinnah Road which pollutes air in the city.
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  • KARACHI: Customers buying cloth from stalls at weekly bazaar in Lines area.
  • KARACHI: Pedestrians and local residents face problems due to garbage dump at roadside near Saddar Parking Plaza.
  • KARACHI: Customers buying dry fruits from a shop in Empress Market as demand increased manifolds.
  • KARACHI: Workers of Secular Sindh Forum stage a demonstration in support of demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Workers of Indus Social Forum sitting at hunger strike camp during demonstration in support of demands outside Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Sindh Provincial Minister for Information Sharjil Inaam Memon addressing a press conference at PPP Media Cell. Senior Sindh Provincial Minister for Education Nisar Ahmad Khohro, Senator Saeed Ghani and Senator Taj Haider are also present.
  • FAISALABAD: Woman lawyer casting her vote during elections of Punjab Bar Council at Session Court.
  • FAISALABAD: Women lawyers showing victory sign during elections of Punjab Bar Council at Session Court.
  • FAISALABAD: President All Pakistan Travel Agent Association Faisalabad Rana Muhammad Akram Khan addressing a press conference.
  • TAXILA: Federal Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and others offering Dua during inauguration of Rescue-1122 Taxila.
  • RAWALPINDI: Supporters of PTI distributing posters near Raja Bazaar during preparations for 30th November gathering of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
  • RAWALPINDI: Vendor selling shoes at roadside at Bara Market.
  • RAWALPINDI: People gather near ambulance carrying body of young man who was killed in the area of Police Station Racecourse.
  • SWAT: People seen at a factory which was burnt due to short-circuit in Islampur.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Leader of PML (Q) Pervaiz Elahi addressing a public gathering.
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  • FAISALABAD: Lawyers celebrate the victory of their candidates after the elections of Punjab Bar Council Faisalabad set.