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One killed, two injured in Karachi firing incident

F.P. Report

KARACHI: At least one fisherman was killed and two others were seriously injured after unknown gunmen opened fire on a boat in Karachi on Monday.

The firing incident took place in Ibrahim Haidery area of Karachi when the fishermen were busy in catching the fishes.

Police reached the spot and shifted the injured to the nearby hospital. Police told that the incident was result of old enmity.




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Bizenjo advises all state institutions to work together

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of National Party, Hasil Bizenjo has urged all political parties to put their differences aside and work together for the country’s survival.

This he said while addressing workers’ convention here in Islamabad Press Club. He said that the country is going through a difficult time and we needs to stay together for the country development.

Regarding the recent senate election, Bizenjo said that horse trading in senate election proved that there are some forces more powerful than the parliament and termed it a poison for democratic system.

Bizenjo also urged all government institutes including judiciary, parliament and army to work together as country is passing through a tough phase. Bizenjo stated that he wants to erect such a country where even the poorest of poor can live with dignity.







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Police thwart terror bid, arrested five terrorists in Sukkur

F.P. Report

SUKKUR: Police thwarted a major terror bid and arrested five terrorists from Sukkur By-Pass on Sunday after receiving information of their presence in the area.

Police conducted operation in Sukkur area and arrested the five terrorists and also recovered recovered detonators, ball-bearings and other material used in making suicide bombs.

Police told that the arrested terrorists were identified as Hadayat, Jamal, Yar Muhammad, Sher Ali and Nazar and they were planning to carry out terrorist activity in Karachi and were on the way Karachi from Sukkur.

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Five terrorists arrested

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RAWALPINDI: Five terrorists were apprehended while six others surrendered during Intelligence Based Operations conducted by security forces in different parts of Balochistan on Sunday.

According to ISPR, The military’s media wing said the operations were carried out in Quetta, Uch, Dera Bugti, Loralai, Pishin and Sibbi areas. Huge cache of arms and ammunition including mines, prepared Improvised Explosive Devices, detonators, submachine guns and communication equipment recovered during the operations.


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Pakhtoon students, Civil society and lawyer protest outside NPC

Tariq Ullah Wardak

ISLAMABAD: Pakhtoon students of deferent universities of Islamabad, Civil society and lawyer protest outside National Press Club (NPC) Islamabad in the favor of Pakhtoon Tahafuz Moment (PTM) which is in peak entire country.

Lashing out at relevant authorities in Balochistan for registering cases, the students, civil society and members of Pakhtoon Tahafuz Movement (PTM)  asked authorities to withdraw the First Information Reports (FIR) which is lodged against founders of PTM in the different cities, Qila Saifullah, Quetta and Swat. In this regard, a protest demonstration of PTM members, students, lawyers and civil society activists against the discrimination of state stakeholders authorities.

Protestors carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favor of their demands and criticized the authorities concerned for injustice and rude behavior with PTM founders.

Leading the protest demonstration, Khpalwak Kakar, Chairman Pukhtoon Students Council (PSC),  Jahanzeb Wazir of Quaid Azam University, Nadeem Sarwar Punjab President Pakhtoon Student Federation (PSF), Taj Wazir, Asad Ullah Khan and Abdur Raheem Wazir Advocates High Court, the organizers said, that peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are secured by constitution of Pakistan and these are fundamental rights of the citizens.

UN declarations on fundamental rights are being violated, state should think on such issues seriously “In the light of constitution, it is their right to hold peaceful demonstrations and public meetings across the country

for their fair and legal rights” they clarified.

Whenever they are protesting for their rights then some elements is labeling them with traitors which are a matter of great concern, they regretted. Unfortunately baseless FIRs were lodged against organizers of movement and terrorism clauses were also included in it.

About the public gatherings, they clearly said they had organized activities in line with rules and regulations and even did not breach the law anymore. Neither any untoward incident has taken place nor the law has been broken anymore then why FIR’s were registered against PTM organizers, this is a question mark for stake


Protestors demanded of the central government to review its polices pertaining to Pakhtoon community and withdrawn FIR’s lodged against PTM organizers forthwith.

They are further said that after sit-in in Islamabad staged by PTM for early arrest of alleged Rao Anwar former SSP Maliar for his alleged involvement in killing of Naqebullah Mehsud, 27, of South Waziristan in the fake encounter in Karachi, after that Supreme Court (SC) were took Suo Moto action issued notice to concerned authorities for arresting the absconder Rao Anwer, unfortunately police are still silent why?, recently Rao Anwer dispatched two letters to Supreme Court (SC) for unfreeze their bank accounts “Where is he from where he sent their letters asked the PTM leaders” the protester demand for arresting of Rao Anwer as soon as possible. Further they said that the movement gained momentum and initiated massive public gatherings across KP and Quetta in Balochistan for rights.

The PTM aimed at fighting for the rights and protection of Pakistan’s ethnic Pakhtoon citizens.

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JI proposed name of Dr A.Q Khan as interim PM

F.P. Report

Lahore: Ameer  Jamaat e Islami Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has proposed the name of distinguished nuclear scientist Dr A. Qadeer Khan as interim Prime Minister in recognition of his services to the country. Addressing a large public meeting at Karak on Sunday, he said that Dr. A. Q. Khan was an undisputed personality and had rendered unforgettable service by building the country’s nuclear bomb.

He said that India had honoured her nuclear scientist Abul Kalam by electing him the President of the country.  He said the nomination of Dr A.Q. Khan as interim Prime minister would be a humble tributes to his services for the country and a compensation for the undue wrong done to the national hero by the former military dictator.

The JI chief greeted the Chinese leader Xi jinping on his re-election as Chinese President and expressed the hope that his leadership would pave way for further development in the region. Sirajul Haq urged the electorate to make the Election Day a Doomsday for the corrupt leaders by voting for the leaders known for their love for Islam and the country as this would go a long way in solving their problems in the spheres of education, health, and dispensation of justice.  Ameer  Jamaat e Islami Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq said that a change of leadership was essential to end the era of tyranny and exploitation.

He said that the JI wanted the system of Khilafat system in the country in which the state institutions and the government functionaries were the servants of the masses.  Sirajul Haq said that in the Senate elections, the conscience of the assembly members was bought for huge amounts but the JI members could not be won over.

Ameer  Jamaat e Islami Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq said if the JI came to power, it would grant unemployment allowance to the unemployed youth and Old age allowance to the aged people. Free treatment would be provided to the patients of

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Govt paying attention to South Punjab: Baligh

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman has said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had been paying special attention to South Punjab, where it has completed many development projects to address grievances of the people.

South Punjab remained neglected for decades but the PML-N governments, both in Punjab and at the Centre, had allocated funds worth billions of rupees to change the fate of people, he said talking to a private news channel.

He said hospitals, schools and universities were established in south Punjab besides constructing network of roads.

The minister said the PML-N had supported the demand of establishing new provinces on administrative basis and was still firm on that stance. However, two thirds majority in the parliament was needed for legislation for the purpose, he added.

Baligh-Ur-Rehman said the PML-N had also got passed a resolution from the provincial assembly on the subject of new provinces.

He said huge participation of the people in PML-N’s public gathering in South Punjab was evidence of the fact that people were supporting its policies.

The PML-N’s policies and development works done in South Punjab would be reflected in the decision of its people in general elections, he said.

He said the people could bring real change as they had the right to elect the government for new term.

The minister said constitutional amendments made in dictatorial regimes to bar the politicians from political activities were abolished in the democratic governments.


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PML-N to win elections on basis of performance: Qayyum

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ISLAMABAD: PML-N Senator Lt General (retd) Abdul Qayyum has said that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) would win the next general election due to its performance in overcoming terrorism and energy issues, and improving economy.

The PML-N government after coming into power in 2013, he said, had to face the challenges of terrorism, power load-shedding and weak economy. However, due to the PML-N leadership and effective policies of the government, all the issues had almost been resolved,  he said while talking to a news channel.

Commenting on the election of Shehbaz Sharif as PML-N president, he said as the chief minister of Punjab for last nine years, he had vast political experience and broad vision. Moreover, he had accomplished record development projects in the province, he added.

Victory in the bye-elections of Chakwal, Lodhran and other districts, he said, showed the rising popularity graph of PML-N. Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had improved health and education facilities, besides ensuring merit based system, he said.

The literacy rate in Chakwal, he said, was high as compared to other districts.

About the performance of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), he said the party could not streamline the governing system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where it was in government.

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Respect of vote part of PML-N manifesto in 2018: Khurram

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defense Khurram Dastgir Khan has said respect of vote would be part of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) manifesto in next general elections 2018.

Talking to a private news channel, he said the PML-N would win general elections due to its five years performance and people were supporting narrative of former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

The minister said when PML-N came into power in 2013 the country was facing different challenges including terrorism, energy shortfall, poor economy and worst condition of law and order all over the country but due to hectic efforts of the government the situation was much better all of sectors as compared to past.

Replying to a question, he said the PML-N had always respected the national institutions including judiciary and implemented all of its decisions.

He said holding the Senate elections in time was the victory of the government, adding Balochistan  was an easy target for the opponents of PML-N.

Khurram Dastgir said anti democratic forces always prevailed in the country.

To another query, he said armed forces had played an important role in war against terror and  presented unprecedented sacrifices during eradication of this menace from the country, adding that Pakistan had played a role of front line state against war in terror and international community should recognize it rather than criticizing.



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House of PPP’s Chattan attacked with missiles in Bajaur Agency

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KHAR: House of former MNA and leader of Pakistan Peoples Party leader Syed Akhunzada Chattan’s house in Bajaur Agency was targeted by unknown persons after firing a round of missile on late Saturday night.

Political administration of Bajaur Agency confirmed that the former MNA was present in the house when it came under attack; however, no casualties were reported.

Security forces started search operation in the after incident.

Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the attack while sharing his thought on his Twitter handle.