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PM says some political parties backing PIA protests

SAHIWAL, 02 FEB, (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said some political parties were patronizing the anti-government protests by Pakistan International Airline (PIA) employees. Talking to media in Sahiwal, the Prime Minister categorically stated that those resorting to strike will pay the price. He said government won’t be blackmailed with such tactics. “Politics is being done in the name of PIA,” remarked the prime minister. The Prime Minister blamed unnamed political parties for creating crisis and provoking it. At least two PIA employees lost their lives in the protestRead More

Imran says Model Town tragedy repeated in Karachi

ISLAMABAD, 02 FEB, (DNA) – Calling for nationwide protests against privatization and tax policies, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan described Karachi situation as a repeat of Model Town tragedy. “We will hold protests on February 6 in all districts against privatization and anti-masses tax policies of the government,” Khan announced while addressing a press conference in Islamabad Tuesday. “I’m participating myself in the protest because this democratic dictatorship is crushing the common man,” he said. Imran Khan has strongly condemned the use of force against the Pakistan International AirlineRead More

Outgoing British High Commissioner meets Nisar

ISLAMABAD, 02 FEB, (DNA) – The outgoing British High Commissioner in Pakistan Philip Barton called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Tuesday and discussed matters relating to regional security and cooperation in different areas. During the meeting, Nisar appreciated efforts of British High Commissioner during his diplomatic tenure in Pakistan for further cementing bilateral ties between the two countries. Philip Barton expressed thanks to the government and Minister for Interior for the cooperation during his stay in Pakistan. =DNA ===============

Protesting PIA employees will be fired, warns PM Nawaz

PM says boosting exports top priority of Govt

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said protesting employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be fired from service and can be sent to jail for a year. Talking to reporters on a visit to a coal power plant in Sahiwal, the premier went on to say that airline employees working during the strike will be given special rewards for their service. Nawaz accused PIA workers of politicising the privatisation issue by resorting to strikes, adding that such acts were costing PIA Rs100 million per day. In a moveRead More

Pakistan’s oldest Test cricketer Israr Ali dies

OKARA: Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Isarar Ali died at the age of 88 on February 1 in his hometown of Okara. Ali was a member of Pakistan’s first Test team that toured India in 1952-53. He represented Pakistan in four Tests from 1952-1959 and was the country’s oldest living Test cricketer. Ali’s international numbers may not reflect his talent but at First-class level, he played 40 games and took 114 wickets at an average of 22.63 and scored 1130 runs at an average of 20.54. Ali began his career playingRead More

Bangladesh sentences 2 more to death in 1971 war crimes

DHAKA: A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. The three-judge panel in Dhaka, the capital, ruled that Obaidul Haque Taher and Ataur Rahman Noni were involved in the deaths of seven people. Prosecutors said they helped Pakistani soldiers attack a village in Netrokona district on Oct 19, 1971. The men pleaded not guilty. Bangladesh says Pakistani soldiers, aided by local collaborators, killed 3 millionRead More