Protest mars Sindh Assembly proceedings

Posted by on May 05, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Karachi: Protests of opposition parties and outburst of ministers marred the proceedings of Sindh Assembly here Tuesday and most of the agenda of the day remained unfinished. When the sitting started the opposition members insisted that their resolutions be taken. However, Education Minister Nisar Khuhro stood and harshly spoke against the opposition. However, he was given answer in the same currency by PML-N, PML F and... 

Protest in Sindh Assembly after Speaker disallows resolution against Altaf’s statement

Posted by on May 04, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Members of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly staged a protest walk-out on Monday after Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani disallowed a resolution against MQM chief Altaf’s Hussain recent statements. The resolution against remarks made by MQM chief Hussain in a recent speech to party workers was being brought by opposition lawmakers belonging to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Functional... 

Deaf and mute people protest in Lahore

Posted by on May 04, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Deaf and mute people from across Punjab are protesting at Mall Road seeking more rights. The protesters are demanding quote for government jobs, exemption from taxes and the right to be issued driving licenses. The protest has led to severe traffic jams from Regal Chowk to Faisal Chowk. There is bumper to bumper traffic on several roads of the city. Police and security personnel have been placed on alert to avoid... 

Balochistan lawyers protest against Altaf Hussain’s statement

Posted by on May 04, 2015 | Leave a Comment

QUETTA: Lawyers here and in other cities of Balochistan are boycotting court proceedings in protest against MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s statement regarding the Pakistan Army. The boycott was announced by the Balochistan Bar Association and is creating difficulty for people who are coming to court for litigation. On Saturday, the Balochistan Assembly passed a resolution condemning Altaf Hussain’s statement... 

Pakistan lodges protest with India over killing of its citizen on Working Boundary

Posted by on May 02, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: The Indian High Commissioner was summoned to the Foreign Office on Saturday to lodge a protest with him over the killing of a Pakistani national who crossed over the border inadvertently. The Pakistani national, Amanat Ali was killed by the Indian security forces after crossing over Pak-India border in Narowal unintentionally. The High Commissioner was told that killing of unarmed and innocent people is a condemnable... 

Thousands protest in US over police injustices

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

BALTIMORE: Thousands of people demonstrated in major cities along the US East Coast on Wednesday demanding an end to what they say is police brutality, after a young African-American man died of injuries sustained in custody in Baltimore. The biggest show of people power was in Baltimore itself, where several thousand mostly young demonstrators paralyzed several city blocks in a major rally through downtown to City Hall. Thousands... 

Islamabad traders protest against 8PM closure

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Traders in the federal capital have dismissed the governments order to close markets at 8:00PM. A shutter down protest is being held in Islamabad against this law in major markets. On April 8, the federal cabinet in order to conserve electricity during summer issued a timing schedule for the closure of markets, wedding halls and restaurants in Islamabad. Authorities had been directed to ensure the closure... 

Traders protest against alleged extortion by Customs officials

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CHAMAN: Transit-trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan came to a halt on Tuesday after protesters blocked the Quetta-Chaman highway against alleged extortion at the hands of Customs officials. Trade Unions involved in the transit-trade blocked the highway and protestors set alight tires. Traders complained that even after paying all due taxes, customs officials demand an additional Rs. 30,000 on trucks bringing in scrap... 

Govt employees protest outside KP Assembly in Peshawar

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: Police resorted to the use of teargas and baton-charge on Tuesday to disperse government employees gathered in protest outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in Peshawar. The government employees, ranging from Grade-1 to Grade-16, carried out a protest rally from Jinnah Park to Press Club and blocked Khyber and Jail Road to register their protest. The demonstrators said that KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak... 

Hockey camp shut down over lack of funds players protest

Posted by on Apr 03, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Members of the Pakistani hockey squad have protested against the lack of funds available with the federation. An Olympic qualifying camp was cut-short after 17 days when the Pakistani Hockey Federation (PHF) announced that they had run out of funds. A senior member of the hockey team speaking on the condition of anonymity said if the PHF did not have the funds to pay daily allowances why was the camp set-up?... 
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