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PML-N decides to continue boycott of Punjab Assembly sessions

LAHORE: The opposition Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to continue with its boycott of Punjab Assembly sessions until its suspended MPAs are not reinstated.   A meeting of the PML-N parliamentary party was held in the provincial capital today. Majority of the MPAs backed the proposal not to attend the assembly proceedings until its demand with regard to reinstatement of its six MPAs is not accepted. A day earlier, the PML-N decided that its newly elected MPAs from Punjab will not take oath until the…

Strike at Lahore hospitals against harassment of female doctor

LAHORE: Young doctors went on strike at various public sector hospitals in Lahore on Saturday to protest against the sexual harassment of a female doctor in a Rahim Yar Khan hospital. Doctors boycotted outdoor patients departments (OPDs) of the city’s hospitals, adding to misery of patients. However, medical officers are discharging duties at the emergency and other wards as per the routine. Doctors at the District Headquarter Hospital, Vehari also observed strike, calling for measures to ensure the safety of lady…

Documentary explores Scottish workers’ boycott over Chile 1973 coup

LONDON: When Chilean air force jet engines arrived for repair at a Rolls-Royce factory in Scotland in 1974, inspector Bob Fulton swiftly decided he would not touch them. The World War Two veteran had been shaken by images thousands of miles away in Santiago of Hawker Hunter jets bombing La Moneda presidential palace in the Sept. 11, 1973, military coup that toppled democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende. Despite risking his job, Fulton refused to let the engines through maintenance and, with fellow…

Turks publicly smash iPhones, urge masses to boycott US products

Turkish people have adopted a riveting way of protesting against Unites States President Donald Trump after he doubled the tariffs on aluminium and steel from Turkey, prompting Ankara to sharply hike tariffs on several US products. The Turks have taken to Twitter and started posting their videos, using the hashtag #TurkeyWillPrevail, in which they can be seen destroying various US products such as Coca-Cola bottles, Apple items and dollar notes. Scores of videos have surfaced of people smashing iPhones, one of the most…

Trump endorses call for Harley-Davidson boycott

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump endorsed calls Sunday for a boycott of tariff-hit Harley-Davidson over its plans to move production of its iconic American motorcycles out of the country. "Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!" Trump tweeted. "Most other companies are coming in our direction, including Harley competitors. A really bad move!" Trump has taken it personally since Wisconsin-based manufacturer -- once a presidential favorite --  announced on…

Zardari says boycotting elections would be a huge political mistake

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said that this is the time for elections, and not accountability, while they have faced cases while even in opposition. The PPP chairman, while giving an interview to a private TV election, also responded to ongoing investigations against him, saying accusations are being made worth 40bn rupees of corruption but they only received a notice seeking explanation of Rs10.5 million. “This is the time for elections, not accountability.  We have faced…