Senate passes Gas Infrastructure Development Cess bill amid protest

Posted by on May 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Following its approval from National Assembly, the lower house of the parliament, the upper house Senate on Wednesday also passed the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) bill 2015 amid protest from some opposition members. During the discussion, members of opposition parties criticized the government for presenting the bill in the house and urged that it should be presented in Council of Common Interest... 

Workers protest in Lahore against proposed Lesco privatisation

Posted by on May 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LAHORE: A large number of electricity workers staged a protest demonstration in Lahore on Tuesday outside Lesco Headquarters against the proposed privatisation of electricity distribution companies. After hearing about talks between the Lesco administraton and a privatisation consultative team, the protesters reached Wahdat road and surrounded a guest house where the negotiations were taking place. The demonstrators... 

KP chief minister leads protest for provincial rights in Islamabad

Posted by on May 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak was leading a rally of provincial parliamentary leaders outside the Parliament House on Tuesday to protest against the federal government for denying the province its legitimate rights. The protest march will start from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House, Islamabad and culminate at the Parliament House in the federal capital where the protest sit-in would be staged... 

KP lawmakers to protest outside Parliament over power dues

Posted by on May 07, 2015 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Thursday announced a protest demonstration outside the Parliament building in Islamabad on May 12, demanding payment of outstanding electricity dues from the federal government. Speaking during a session of the provincial assembly here, he said that the MPAs would stage a protest demonstration in front of the National Assembly for seeking Rs146 billion outstanding... 

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... 
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