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PTI workers stay away from Parade ground show

SLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers stayed away from Parade ground procession but analysts say it was a big show even then. PTI workers are not happy with Imran Khan decision to defer dharna.  Imran Khan promised to fetch over one million people but according to reports forty thousand people attended the rally. According to a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, 10,000 police personnel have been deployed as part of the security details for the rally. PTI leadership has officially informed Islamabad administration that the rally will conclude at 10 PM. PartyRead More

Mukhtaran Mai walks the ramp at Fashion Pakistan Week

KARACHI: Mukhtaran Mai’s walk for fashion week first-timer Rozina Munib was the highlight of Day 3 of the Fashion Pakistan Week. Mukhtaran Mai, the survivor of a horrific gang-rape incident in 2002, now runs a sanctuary cum shelter for women and children and said her walk on the ramp was for their cause. A symbol of hope for the neglected victims of violence, Mukhtaran said she was at the show to spread awareness about women’s struggles, those shunned by the society as well as their families. he last day ofRead More

Boat sinks off Indonesia’s Batam, killing at least 18

Boat sinks off Indonesia's Batam, killing at least 18

JAKARTA: A boat carrying 96 people from Malaysia to Indonesia sank on Wednesday, killing at least 18, Indonesian police said. The boat, from Johor, sank off Indonesia’s Batam island when it was hit by big waves, police said. The passengers were believed to be illegal workers returning to Indonesia. At least 39 people were found alive. “Search and rescue efforts continue to find the rest of the passengers,” police spokesman Airlangga said. The boat set sail from the southern Malaysian state of Johor and was headed towards Indonesia’s Batam island, justRead More

SC Panama Leaks decision will be according to law, constitution: PM

ISLAMABAD: The law and constitution will decide the Panama Leaks case in the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said while chairing a federal cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He vowed that those who were hurling allegations against him will feel ashamed of themselves. The prime minister said that he had always made efforts to solve the issue through the court. “I personally requested the Supreme Court to form a commission. I had also formed a parliamentary committee and formulated a law.” In a jibe at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf he saidRead More

Afghan envoy says “disappointed” at Gula’s bail rejection

ISLAMABAD, 02 NOV (DNA) –  Afghan ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, Wednesday showed disappointment a Peshawar court’s rejection of bail to the green-eyed Afghan girl Sharbat Gula, who is facing charges of getting fake Pakistani ID card. The special judge, Immigration, Farah Jamshed, who had reserved the judgment on the bail petition on Tuesday, dismissed the petition. On Sunday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said he had urged the FIA to facilitate the Afghan woman’s release on humanitarian grounds. “It is with utmost disappointment that despite assurances given byRead More

Pakistan unearths Indian diplomats role to destabilize county  

ISLAMABAD, November 02 (DNA): Two Islamabad-based Indian diplomats are suspected to have been involved in activities to destabilise Pakistan by facilitating and funding terrorism. Sources said that Rajesh Kumar Agnihotri, Commercial Counselor, at the Indian High Commission is leading a network of individuals involved in “terrorist activities” in Pakistan. He has been accused of working for the Indian intelligence agency, RAW. Balbir Singh, another Indian embassy official, who is working as the First Secretary Press Information, is also part of the network and is working for the Indian Intelligence Bureau.Read More