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RAWALPINDI (INP): The Pakistan Ex-servicemen Association (PESA) on Tuesday called for immediate dissolution of assemblies, formation of a constitutional caretaker government, electoral reforms and appointment of an Independent Election Commission before fresh elections are held. PESA has also offered its...

ISLAMABAD (INP) Authorities have tightened security in the Red Zone of federal capital after opposition politician Imran Khan announced he will lead thousands of protesters into the capital,s high-security area on Tuesday. Islamabad s Red Zone houses diplomatic posts, parliament, government offices and the presidential and prime ministerial houses. The area has been fortified...

ISLAMABAD (INP): Several Federal Ministers have called upon the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf and Awami Tehreek to withdraw their calls for entrance into the red zone and enter into negotiations to resolve the crisis. Talking to the media persons at the Parliament House Tuesday Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said political and democratic forces...

ISLAMABAD (PR): Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today that the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has awarded the company multiple awards in the following categories: European Smartphone Camera 2014-2015, European Connected Camera 2014-2015and European Multiroom System 2014-2015. The...

ISLAMABAD (PR):  China on Monday handed over 204 confiscated black pond turtles to Pakistan, where the rare animals’ natural habitat is located. The hand-over ceremony was held at a land customs in Tajik Autonomous County of Taxkorgan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which borders Pakistan, says a press release received here. This is...

ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (NNI): The following adjournment motion was submitted in the Senate on Monday just hour before the start of the session. The motion was signed by PPP’s Farhatullah Babar and Saeed Ghani, and ANP’s Zahid Khan, Afrasiab Khattak and Haji Adeel. “This House may be adjourned to discuss an issue of grave national importance; namely the situation...

ISLAMABAD (NNI): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated President Hamid Karzai and the people of Afghanistan on their country’s 95th Independence Day.“On behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, I wish to convey our warmest felicitations to you and the brotherly Afghan people,” Nawaz Sharif said in a message to Karzai. The message said the neighbours...

ISLAMABAD (INP): Senator Farhatullah Babar said due to some recent events the balance of power had shifted from Islamabad to Rawalpindi and there was real and potent threat to democracy. This he said is a bad omen for democracy and democratic institutions and it is imperative that the government geared up to hold negotiations both with PTI and PAT to defuse the tense political...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri Monday refused to talk with Punjab Governor Choudhry Sarwar, creating more difficulties for the incumbent government to find a negotiated settlement. Sources said that Punjab Governor has made several attempts to contact Qadri but PAT leader declined to take his call. They said PAT leader has also refused to hold dialogues...

ISLAMABAD: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has decided not to join the civil disobedience movement proposed by Imran Khan. JI is of the view that the call for civil disobedience has been made by a single political party and is not a decision of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government therefore they shall not support its coalition party in any such decision at all. The JI has also objected...

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