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ISLAMABAD, Sept 19 (NNI): Members of the parliament on Friday demanded a complete ban on the holding of sit-ins or protests in the federal capital. Taking part in the debate, they said the PTI and PAT protests have disrupted life in Islamabad and dozens of schools at the venue and surrounding areas of the...

Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf MNA Gulzar khan, who is an elected member from NA 4 Peshawar, said that so called dharnas have lost their moral values. He quoted Benjamin Franklin’s statement, “You must all hang together, or you shall all hang separately” it was not a revolution. Rather, the initial goal was for acquiring government...

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Ahsan Iqbal has said that geo-political and strategic location of Pakistan can open up new vistas for it to become a trade hub in the region. The government is committed to reviving the economy through knowledge based initiatives, public sector reforms and building of modern infrastructure. This was stated by Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan...

ISLAMABAD (INP): Members of the Opposition Jirga, tasked for reconciliation between the government and the protesting parties, held a meeting Thursday in Islamabad to find a way out of the political crisis. The meeting, held at the residence of PPP leader Rehman Mailk was attended by Jamaat-e-Islami leaders Siraj-ul-Haq and Liaqat Baloch, Hasil Bizinjo, Kalsoom Parveen...

ISLAMABAD (NNI): On the order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), a special duty magistrate was appointed for giving relief to participants of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAR) sits-ins. The magistrate would perform his duty in the court located at F-8 Islamabad for 24 hours for hearing complaints of protesting people of both parties and police...

ISLAMABAD: Assistant Inspector General (Operations) Islamabad Police, Sultan Azam Taimuri said on Thursday that force is trying on its level best to maintain law & order situation for establishing peaceful environment . While talking to a delegation of ICCI here, he tendered apology over the unfortunate incident in which Chamber officials was manhandled by the policemen....

ISLAMABAD (INP): Expressing resentment over the lingering and result less negotiations among Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and the government, Senator Saleh Shah said a tribal jirga could resolve the issue within a week. Participating in the debate on the country’s prevailing political situation in joint sitting of the Parliament, he said...

ISLAMABAD: Minister of state for National Health Services, Regulations and coordination Saira Afzal Tarrar has stressed dire need to improve maternal and...

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has won the “Friendship Award of China” which will be conferred on him in Beijing on 29th September, 2014. The Friendship Award is the People’s Republic of China’s Highest National Award for “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress”.   The...

ISLAMABAD (INP): The United States government launched the second phase of its Merit and Needs Based Scholarship Program (MNBSP) which will benefit 3,000 talented students who are in need of financial assistance to pursue higher education in a ceremony held Wednesday at the Higher Education Commission. The new phase of this U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)...

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