Pakistan

Protesting doctors, water board workers removed from Lahore’s Mall

LAHORE  (Sarzameen News)  –  An ongoing young doctors’ sit-in on The Mall of the walled city entered its fifth day on Saturday but almost lost its impact after police forced them and a group of protesting water board management employees to move from the area, clearing a way for the locals to resume their normal

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PM’s vision leads to approval of Rs 3.7 bln for Green Pakistan programme

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  The vision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for Green Pakistan has led to approval of the largest ever green sector programme in the country’s history. Under the programme, Rs 3.7 billion will be provided to all the four provinces as well as Gilgit Baltistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and

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Bilawal accuses PM of protecting his “Badshaahat”

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) –  Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday took exception to federal government’s decision of appointing governor Sindh without the provincial government’s consent and accused the prime minister of protecting his “kingdom”. Bilawal expressed his opinion via tweet saying, “Appointing new governor without even a courtesy call to Dr. Ishrat

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Not informed before being relieved as governor, says Ibad

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk) –  Former governor Dr. Ishratul Ibad on Friday complained that the federal government did not inform him about the decision prior to removing him from the office of the governor of Sindh. The former governor backing the tweet of Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that he was not taken into

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Khursheed demands govt to pay compensation to Gadani incident victims

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Friday demanded the federal government to give compensation to the victims of Gadani ship fire tragedy. At least 20 people were killed and over 22 others were wounded in the blaze after blasts ripped through an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in Gadani.

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Govt to facilitate growth of independent media: Minister

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) –  Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that, “Government believes in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of independent media in Pakistan.” She made these remarks while talking to media persons during her visit to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) where

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Last remnant of terrorist party removed from Governor House, says PML-N Senator

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Senator, Nehal Hashmi on Friday said ‘last symbol of terror has been removed from Sindh Governor House today’. “Era of those who didn’t accept Pakistan has ended today. These people took over this place 14 years ago during Musharraf’s rule,” the Senator told reporters outside the

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India can’t defeat daring Kashmiris having strong courage: AJK’s PM

THE HAGUE (Monitoring Desk) – Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Raja Farooq Haider on Friday said, “India cannot defeat daring people of Jammu and Kashmir because they have strong courage in order to achieve their legitimate right of self-determination.” He was addressing a conference titled, “Solidarity with People of Jammu and Kashmir” organized

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Young doctors’ vow: Will not end sit-in until our demands are met

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Young Doctors Association (YDA) started their sit-in almost three days back when the members of the association took to road for the sake of their demands. The young doctors demanded that security arrangements within Mayo Hospital should be improved besides security should also be provided to them. However, despite the sit-in entering

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Pakistan ratifies Paris Climate Change accord at UN ceremony

UNITED NATIONS (NNI) – Pakistan has ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change that commits nearly every country to lowering planet warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of global warming. Ambassador Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, deposited the Instrument of Ratification signed by the President

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