Pakistan

Pakistan stocks cautious ahead of PTI’s planned protest

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Stock Exchange on first session of new week took a breather after heavy onslaught of last five sessions as some fresh investment poured in from domestic financial institutions, mutual funds and some overseas investors. The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) 100-index commenced on a cautious note but slowly showed some recovery

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PTI issues directives for workers in view of potential crackdown

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan on Monday issued directives to the party workers headed to Bani Gala to attend the November 2 protest in view of imminent crackdown by security forces on the protesters. The PTI issued press release with directives to avoid any arrests or use of force by

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Arif Alvi & Imran Ismail arrested from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Arif Alvi and Imran Ismail were arrested on Monday while they were going to Bani Gala—the residence of Imran Khan. Talking to workers earlier, the duo said they have brought food for the protesters who are staying at Bani Gala to attend Islamabad Lockdown on November 2.

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Supreme Court stays execution of schizophrenic prisoner

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – A Supreme Court bench on Monday stayed the execution of Imdad Ali, a schizophrenic prisoner convicted in 2002 for killing a cleric. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case. The bench also issued notices to Advocate General Punjab, Prosecutor General Punjab

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Let us enter Islamabad, we do not want run-in with govt, clarifies Khattak

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said on Monday that the government was distancing his province from the capital by blocking roads, an act certainly against the principles of democracy. Meanwhile, security arrangements along the Peshawar Motorway and Grand Trunk Road have been ramped up today in anticipation of a group

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IHC tells PTI to stage sit-in at ‘Parade Ground’ only in capital

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday told Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to hold its planned mass protest at Islamabad’s Parade Ground only and that too without freezing normal activities in the capital. Dissatisfied with the verdict, PTI said it would challenge the decision at the Supreme Court. Designating a place for

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Pakitan condemns Houthis actions to overthrow lawful Yemeni govt: Fatemi

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Syed Tariq Fatemi on Monday said that, “Pakistan strongly condemns actions by the Houthis to overthrow the legitimate government in Yemen led by President Hadi and reiterates the fact that Houthis should return to the negotiating table, for amicable settlement of all disputes. He made

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PTI to approach court against Section-144 in Punjab

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed has said that his party will change the imposition of Section 144 in the province in the court of law. Rasheed, speaking in a press conference on Sunday, said that they will take legal action if the government seals Lahore with containers

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Maleeha slams Indian oppression in Kashmir

NEW YORK (Monitoring Desk) – Pakistan is pushing the international community to pressurize India into allowing the struggling Kashmiri people to exercise their U.N.-pledged right of self-determination through a plebiscite to pave the way for peace and stability in the region, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said. Speaking at a large gathering of Pakistani and Kashmiri community

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Ishaq Dar reviews FBR performance

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring desk)- Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar on Sunday chaired a meeting to review the progress on revenue collection and performance of FBR for the month of October 2016. Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, Nisar Muhammad Khan briefed the Minister with an update on the monthly revenue collection. He also apprised the Finance Minister

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