PTI will cancel August 14 protest soon MQM

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Senior members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday said authentic sources have disclosed that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan will soon announce to call off their protest sit-down scheduled for August 14 in Islamabad. “If the report has substance, this will prove to be a welcome news for the country,” said MQM senior leaders Tariq Javed, Qasim Ali Raza, and Mustafa Azizabadi... 

Clashes at proPalestinian Paris protest 70 arrested

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PARIS: French police arrested 70 people at a banned pro-Palestinian protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armour-clad riot squads. The rally had drawn 4,000 people to the capital´s Place de la Republique, the interior ministry said, while organisers put the turnout at 10,000. Police who stepped in to disperse the rally responded with tear gas when they were targeted... 

PPP not to participate in protest on August 14 Malik

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Rehman Malik has stated that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would not participate in anyone’s protest on August 14, Geo News reported. Speaking to media outside the parliament house, Malik said, “PPP is a major party and leads from the front. It does not join anyone.” He said Tahirul Qadri went Lahore from Islamabad under a deal. PPP did not need to mediate... 

CM Punjab takes notice of protest over loadshedding

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: Taking notice of people’s protest against loadshedding, Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif Wednesday telephoned Federal Secretary Water and Power and asked him to take necessary steps for putting an end to unscheduled outages. Shahbaz Sharif took notice protest over unscheduled loadshedding by residents of Batapur and called up Federal Secretary Nargis Sethi. He said power loadshedding is unacceptable... 

PIA employees hold protest over proposed privatization

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: Employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) held a protest against the proposed privatization of the national flag carrier. Protesting at PIA headquarters in Karachi employees called on the Supreme Court to take suo moto notice of the privatization. The protest was attended by engineers, pilots and other employee unions. Protesters said the privatization of PIA was unacceptable blaming the policies of... 

KPK CM leads protest rally against loadshedding

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Chief Minister, Pervez Khattak Wednesday launched protest drive against massive loadshedding in his province, Geo News reported. Addressing the rally on this occasion, he said his province was not being given its due rights. He warned the Punjab government that if it could block the supply of wheat, KPK could do the same by suspending power supply to Punjab. KPK MPAs, MNAs besides hundreds... 

Cambodian police fire tear gas to break up protest clashes

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian police Tuesday fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators demanding authorities reopen the country´s main protest venue, as clashes left at least 30 people injured, rights groups said. Violence erupted after around 300 opposition activists protested outside Phnom Penh´s “Freedom Park” which has been closed since a bloody crackdown on striking garment workers in January. Scores of... 

PPP lodges formal protest with US over NSA spying

Posted by on Jul 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sunday formally lodged its protest with the U.S. over National Security agency (NSA) spying the party, Geo News reported. In a letter sent to US Ambassador Richard Olson, PPP Secretary General Raja Pervez Ashraf expressed his party concern over the role of US agencies. The letter stated that the spying of a political party by National Security Agency (NSA) was against the... 

Turkey beefs up security on protest anniversary day

Posted by on May 31, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ISTANBUL: Thousands of Turkish police mobilised Saturday in central Istanbul ahead of demonstrations to mark the first anniversary of last year´s protests that mushroomed into a revolt against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan´s rule. Erdogan´s government deployed thousands of riot police and police in civilian clothes to enforce a ban on protests at Taksim Square, the epicentre of last year´s demonstrations. Erdogan... 

Don´t protest it´s no use warns Thai coup leader

Posted by on May 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BANGKOK: Bolstered by an endorsement from Thailand´s king, the nation´s new military ruler issued a stark warning Monday to anyone opposed to last week´s coup: don´t cause trouble, don´t criticize, don´t protest — or else the nation could revert to the “old days” of turmoil and street violence. Speaking in his first public appearance since seizing power, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha justified...