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Opposition threatens hunger strike till death on sacking of contractual employees

Opposition threatens hunger strike till death on sacking of contractual employees

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Thursday threatened hunger strike till death in front of Parliament House over the sacking of more than 60,000 contractual employees working in various government departments. Speaking on a point of order in ...

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Pakistani Hindus burn effigies of Kejriwal, Sisodia

IANS New Delhi: Several Pakistani Hindus Tuesday burned effigies of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Urban Development Minister Manish Sisodia for failing to rehabilitate them. Supported by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the protesters gathered at Jantar Mantar, where ...

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Hindu Council head irate over Hindu girls’ abductions in Pakistan

Hindu Council head irate over Hindu girls’ abductions in Pakistan

Aslam Chandio ISLAMABAD: Member National Assembly and head of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani Tuesday expressed his fury on the rise of kidnapping incidents abductions of Hindu girls, forced conversions and marriages. He was talking to the media ...

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Qadiani man barred from burying two-year daughter in graveyard

Qadiani man barred from burying two-year daughter in graveyard

Toba Tek Singh: A man from the minority Ahmadi community was barred from burying his two-year-old daughter in a graveyard in Pakistan’s Punjab province by a group of a Muslims. The daughter of Waheed Ahmad, a resident of Toba Tek ...

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Pakistan retains its position among world’s five deadliest countries

Pakistan retains its position among world’s five deadliest countries

PARIS: Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday 71 journalists were killed in 2013, a slight fall from the previous year, but there was a surge in kidnappings. “Syria, Somalia and Pakistan retained their position among the world´s ...

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DI Khan by-polls: Women prevented from voting in Garhi Shamozai

DI Khan by-polls: Women prevented from voting in Garhi Shamozai

DI KHAN: By-polls in Dera Ismail Khan PK-67 constituency of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) took place on Sunday, Express News reported. There were over 10,800 registered voters in the district and 91 polling stations with 233 polling booths were arranged for them. A total of ...

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SC orders govt to produce 35 ‘missing persons’ in one week

SC orders govt to produce 35 ‘missing persons’ in one week

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the federal government to produce all the thirty five ‘missing persons’ before it in seven days. The order, issued by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, also directed the ...

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Pakistani immigrant ‘sues’ US over false arrest in war on terror

Pakistani immigrant ‘sues’ US over false arrest in war on terror

Reuters ORLANDO, Fla: APakistani immigrant who says he was held for more than 10 months in solitary confinement after being falsely arrested on terrorism charges has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Miami, saying he was a victim of ...

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Govt to resolve missing persons case by Dec 10: SC told

  KARACHI: Newly appointed federal minister for defence, Khawaja Mohammad Asif, assured the Supreme Court on Thursday that the government would submit a detailed report regarding ‘missing persons’ or enforced disappearances by Dec 10. Asif, who holds the portfolio of ...

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Families of late soldiers to receive flats in Lahore, says Kayani

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said “families of martyred soldiers will receive flats” in DHA Lahore. Speaking at the ceremony of Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) Soldier Housing Insurance scheme on Tuesday, he added that the flats have been constructed in the ...

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