PM orders swift restoration of power amid nationwide breakdown

Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday ordered the ministry of water and power and other concerned quarters to restore electricity at the earliest following a major power breakdown that plunged almost the whole country in darkness last night. He directed for effective measures to be taken to thwart such events from happening again in the future. Speaking after a report was presented to him on the issue, the... 

Sana breaks down in tears amid harassment by PTI workers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers once again subjected the media team of Geo News to manhandling and harassment as they covered their protest live from the Punjab’s provincial capital. The PTI workers hurled bottles towards and chanted hostile slogans, as Geo News anchor Sana Mirza covered the PTI’s protest. Defying clear instructions from the PTI chief Imran Khan to desist from misbehaving... 

Haiti prime minister resigns amid political crisis

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti´s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation early Sunday, following repeated calls for him to step down amid anti-government protests and a political crisis in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Lamothe´s resignation had been widely expected after President Michel Martelly said Friday that the prime minister was ready to leave “to help find a solution” to the country´s... 

Kenyan team arrives in Pakistan amid high security

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: The Kenyan cricket team arrived in Lahore amid tight security on Wednesday, becoming the first non-Asian visitors to militancy-wracked Pakistan for more than five years. Kenya, who reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2003 but have since failed to emerge as a top-flight cricketing nation, are set to play five matches against a second-string Pakistani team. International tours to Pakistan have been suspended since... 

Amid tensions with NLeague PTI protests in Faisalabad

Posted by on Dec 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

FAISALABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will protest in Faislabad as part of Imran Khan’s campaign against Sharif government today (Monday). Khan on November 30 had announced that he would shutdown different cities of the countries to pressurize the government as part of his next plan. Tensions started to buildup since Sunday afternoon when PTI and Nawaz-League workers came face to face at Ghant Chowk of the... 

Security beefed up at Peshawar Jail amid terrorism threats

Posted by on Nov 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: Security at the Peshawar Central Jail has been beefed up in the wake of potential militant attack at the detention facility. Additional contingent of Elite Force Commandos have been deployed beside the regular policemen at the jail. Militants had managed to get hundreds of militants released by a spectacular attack on Bannu Jail. View full post on  Read More →

Ashura being observed amid tight security

Posted by on Nov 03, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Muslims across the country will observe Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharramul Harram, on Tuesday with religious zeal to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his other companions who laid down their lives to preserve the uprightness of Islam in Karbala. The federal and provincial governments have taken strict security measures to maintain law and order on the occasion. The law enforcement agencies have... 

Iraq on ´high alert´ amid IS attacks mass killings

Posted by on Nov 03, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BAGHDAD: Iraq boosted security Monday amid fears of the Islamic State group launching major attacks on pilgrims flocking to the shrine city of Karbala as further reports emerged of mass killings. The pilgrims are prime targets for the IS jihadists, who have carried out a series of mass executions in recent days, killing scores of members of a tribe in Iraq´s western Anbar province. The jihadists are reported to have... 

Imran pays bills of his Lahore residence amid civil disobedience call

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has paid bills of his Lahore residence amid call for civil disobedience, Geo News reported. Imran Khan paid three bills of his Zaman Park residence with a fine. LESCO officials said the bills worth Rs16,267, Rs15,232 and Rs9,336 respectively have been paid. The copies of submitted bills have also been sent to LESCO. It may be noted here that Imran Khan, in... 

Imran pays utility bill amid civil disobedience call

Posted by on Sep 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan had paid electricity bill of his residence amid civil disobedience call, Geo News reported. Imran Khan, in an address to participants of sit-in, had called for civil disobedience and asked his followers not to pay utility bills in order to force the government. Speaking to senior journalist Saleem Safi in... 


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