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  • No long march or protest can dislodge govt: PM

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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

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  • Imran says his party would rule Pakistan if fresh elections held

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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.”

    Khan rejected claims that he is

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  • Four militants killed in Khyber Agency blast

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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.

    Further details are awaited.

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  • Political impasse almost over: Malik

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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.

    It is major achievement of

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  • PM holds consultative meeting on political crisis

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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).

    The me

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  • Election tribunal orders re-election on NA-267

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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

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  • Army to chase, hunt down terrorists hiding in remote tribal areas: ISPR

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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.

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  • PPP to expose election rigging on Oct 18: Bilawal

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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).

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  • Asfandyar praises army's neutral role

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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.

    To a question, Khan said, the army has cle

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  • TTP planning to blow Govt installations: Intelligence agencies

    Dated: 2014-09-20

    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.

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  • JHANG: Vendors loading sacrificial animals into a motorcycle rickshaw at Cattle Market setup for Eid-ul-Adha at Jhang Road.
  • QUETTA: Advisor to CM Balochistan Mir Khalid Khan Lango meeting the people at his office.
  • QUETTA: Security personnel checking the motorists before Friday prayers in the provincial capital.
  • KARACHI: Shortage of public transport was observed in the city due to closure of CNG stations in the province.
  • KARACHI: Children playing on the jumping pad near the railway track in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Shortage of public transport was observed in the city due to closure of CNG stations in the province.
  • KARACHI: A view of the locked gate of Karachi University, closed due to mourning on the killing of Prof. Shakeel Auj.
  • KARACHI: Karachi University wears a deserted look due to mourning on the killing of Prof. Shakeel Auj.
  • KARACHI: Karachi University wears a deserted look due to mourning on the killing of Prof. Shakeel Auj.
  • LAHORE: Women taking interest in the paintings displayed during an exhibition organized by Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan at Al Hamra Arts Council.
  • LAHORE: Women taking interest in the paintings displayed during an exhibition organized by Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan at Al Hamra Arts Council.
  • LAHORE: Youngsters writing on traditional Takhti at a school in the suburbs of the provincial capital.
  • LAHORE: Wrestlers preparing their traditional food near their practice ring in the provincial capital.
  • LAHORE: School children taking part in a peace walk in the provincial capital.
  • MULTAN: Youngsters sitting on the railway track near flood water at Sher Shah.
  • MUZAFFARGARH: People travelling on a boat as they pass through River Chenab on Multan Road, Muzaffargarh.
  • MUZAFFARGARH: A view of damaged make-shift houses surrounded by flood water at the bank of Multan Road Muzaffargarh.
  • ABBOTTABAD: A woman busy in Cutting Grass for fodder for livestock. A large number of women work in Rural areas.
  • KARACHI: Muslims offering funeral prayers of Sunni Tahreek Worker Meraj Qadri who was killed in firing by unknown assailants in Karachi.
  • KARACHI: Muslims praying after offering funeral prayers of Sunni Tahreek Worker Meraj Qadri who was killed in firing by unknown assailants in Karachi.
  • CHINIOT: President Traders Union Khawaja Shahid Razzaq distributing relief goods among the flood affected persons in Bhawala, Chiniot.
  • CHINIOT: Flood affected persons are seen busy in reconstructing their houses in Bhawala, Chiniot.
  • FAISALABAD: A traffic warden seen riding a motorbike without any number plate and helmet on Agriculture University Road.
  • ISLAMABAD: Dean of Diplomatic Corps Rodolfo Martin Saravia presenting a souvenir to the outgoing Ambassador of the Sultanate Oman Riyadh Yousuf Al-Raisi during a reception, on behalf of the Heads of Missions of the Diplomatic Corps, in Islamabad. Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Malik, Chairman Metro Bus Project Haneef Abbasi and others, are also seen in the picture.
  • ISLAMABAD: Dean of Diplomatic Corps Rodolfo Martin Saravia speaks after presenting a souvenir to the outgoing Ambassador of the Sultanate Oman Riyadh Yousuf Al-Raisi during a reception, on behalf of the Heads of Missions of the Diplomatic Corps, in Islamabad. Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Malik, Chairman Metro Bus Project Haneef Abbasi and others, are also seen in the picture.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of PAT Inqilab March performing ablation before offering Friday prayers in Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of PAT Inqilab March flashing victory signs in Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: A vender is selling Azadi and Inqilab Shirts on a stall on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Participants of Inqilab March praying after offering Friday prayers on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tahreek Dr Tahir ul Qadri addressing the participants of Inqilab March on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tahreek Dr Tahir ul Qadri addressing the participants of Inqilab March on Constitution Avenue.
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  • HYDERABAD: EDHI official Ahmed Edhi distribute cash in helpless patients during his visit of Civil Hospital Hyderabad.
  • HYDERABAD: Activists of Majlis-e-Wahdat ul Muslimeen hold a protest against Shiite Muslims target killings, outside Qadamgah Moula Ali.
  • HYDERABAD: Residents of village Addal Noonari hold a protest against police, outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Relatives of Jahangeer hold a protest with his body against non arrest of his murderers outside HPC.
  • HYDERABAD: Minorities, Muslim Ittehad HDA workers hold a protest against non payment of their salaries, at Tulsi Das pumping station.
  • KARACHI: A view of the cattle market at Sohrab Goth in connection to Eid ul Azha.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Awami Rickshaw Union hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Activists of Awami Rickshaw Union hold a demonstration in support of their demands outside Lahore Press Club.
  • LAHORE: Activists of World Pasban Khatm-e-Nabowat hold a demonstration in support of their demands in the provincial capital.
  • MULTAN: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari waving toward the party workers in Multan.
  • MULTAN: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing the party workers in Multan.
  • ISLAMABAD: Activists of PPP hold a demonstration in support of Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Islamabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Minister Sindh Liaqat Jatoi speaks during a press conference regarding rigging in 2013 elections.
  • DERAGHAZIKHAN: Member of National Assembly Jamshed Dasti talking to the media persons in DG Khan.
  • PESHAWAR: Activists of PML (N) hold a demonstration in support of their demands on Charsadda Road.
  • PESHAWAR:Project Coordinator Youth Organization Francis, speaks during a press conference at Peshawar Press Club.
  • SWAT: Businesses are seen closed in Mingora due to curfew imposed in different parts of the city.
  • ISLAMABAD: A barber is busy in shave of a customer on Constitution Avenue.
  • ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addressing the joint session of the Parliament.
  • HANGU: Commandant PTC Ashraf Noor pinning batdges to woman police officer Syeda Shehzadi Noshad Gilani who is promoted to DSP.
  • KOHAT: Kids playing while bathing in rain nullah.
  • NARAN: Tourists enjoying pleasent weather at a resort in mountains of Naran.
  • NARAN: Women cross a bridge while carrying items of daily use in mountains of Naran.
  • KARACHI: Former MNA Khushbakh Shujaat addressing a press conference regarding situation created due to sit in protest of PTI in Defense area, at Karachi Press Club.
  • KARACHI: Administration workers removing stalls during anti encroachment drive around Hadi Market in Nazimabad.
  • ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chairing a meeting regarding budgetary requirements of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
  • MULTAN: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari meet with flood effected people near Sher Shah Bridge. Former Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani is also present.
  • MULTAN: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing the party workers in Gilani House Multan. Former PPP Prime Ministers Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and Raja Perveez Ashraf are also present.
  • KARACHI: Leader of MQM Haider Abbas Rizvi addressing a press conference at Khursheed Begum Memorial Hall.
  • BAHAWALPUR: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq addressing public gathering at Bahawalpur Stadium.
  • SUKKUR: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah briefing the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif about flood position in the Indus River while they inspect Sukkur Barrage by riding on a trolley on the barrage.
  • LAHORE: Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressing party workers during a ceremony at Bilawal House Lahore.
  • SUKKUR: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif being given briefing on flood mitigation efforts in Sukkur.
  • ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan addressing participants of sit in protest in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Children participate in sit in protest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Girls listen to the speech of Chiarman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf during sit in protest in front of Parliament House.
  • ISLAMABAD: Women look at container of Chiarman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan during sit in protest in front of Parliament House.