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Sattar announces ‘Awaami Raabita’ campaign for Karachi

Sattar announces 'Awaami Raabita' campaign for Karachi

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar addressing a press conference in Karachi on Sunday announced the party would kick off an ‘Awaami Raabita’ campaign in the coming week. “Within the next two days, we will start an ‘Awaami Raabita’ campaign… Members of parliament, local government representatives will form teams and visit their constituencies and union councils,” he said. “Small and large meetings will be held… and for 100 days we will run this campaign.” “We will also try to solve the problems of Karachi. We will serve theRead More


Polio cases in Pakistan dropped by 62pc in 2016

Polio cases in Pakistan dropped by 62pc in 2016

The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) said on Sunday that the country has witnessed a 62 per cent drop in polio cases during the current year. A 55pc reduction in polio cases has also been noted, with the number of children missed for vaccination falling below 1pc compared to last year’s 1.5pc. Despite the progress made, polio has remained a resilient foe in the country and 15 cases have been recorded this year. “This clearly indicates we are not there yet, but it is the best indication that weRead More


”kashmiris not with us’, Indian journalist tells ‘Modiji’ in open letter

''kashmiris not with us', Indian journalist tells 'Modiji' in open letter

Indian journalist Santosh Bhartiya in an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra ‘Modiji’ published on ‘Rising Kashmir’ claims that although “the land of Kashmir is with us, the people of Kashmir are not with us.” The journalist presents findings from a four-day trip to India-held Kashmir in the letter, addressing the use of excessive force against protesters, the anger of the Kashmiri people, and the mishandling of the Kashmir issue by India ─ particularly, the Modi regime. Below are extracts from the open letter. Aggression, bitterness in every KashmiriRead More


Nawaz will be responsible if third power steps in after protest: Imran Khan

Nawaz will be responsible if third power steps in after protest: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that only Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be responsible if a third power steps in as a result of the PTI’s November 2 lockdown of Islamabad. The party has said the upcoming protest is for the premier’s ‘resignation or accountability’ following Panamagate. Speaking to journalists on Sunday in Islamabad, the PTI chief said, in a reference to Nawaz Sharif, that only “one person will be responsible if democracy is derailed.” He did not mention which force or institution would be derailing democracy following theRead More


Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any law contradicting Islam. But some opponents argue that it also violates the same constitution which guarantees the traditions of religious minorities. According to an MP and a parliament official, the ban was a last-minute addition to a draft law on municipalities that caught the anti-banRead More


Rangers soldier allegedly shot his colleague dead

A Rangers soldier, allegedly shot by his colleague, succumbed to his injuries Sunday in Karachi, police said. Rangers officials of the 63 wing, Mashooq Ali and Ali Murtaza got into a fight when it was time for the change of duty around midnight, police sources said. Ali Murtaza fired six bullets, three of which hit Mashook Ali. The injured Rangers soldier was taken to three different hospitals ─ Civil Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, and PNS Shifa ─ before he succumbed to his injuries at around 6:30am Sunday, police said. TheRead More