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Students of Peshawar University hit the streets against fee hike again

PESHAWAR: The students of the Peshawar University ones again took to the streets as Parliamentary committee formed to forward recommendations in matter of recent hike in fees failed to submit its report on Monday (today). As per details, the students of Peshawar university hit the streets again as the parliamentary committee formed to submit its report within 14 days, has failed in doing so. "Committee was given mandate to submit its report into the matters of fee hike and harassment in the university, but it failed…

Lawyers continue strike for establishment of LHC bench in Faisalabad

SARGODHA: The strike of Sargodha district bar's lawyers on Thursday entered into its second day demanding establishment of a Lahore High Court (LHC) bench in Faisalabad to ensure speedy and cheaper justice to the residents of the region. The protesting lawyers blocked vehicular traffic on the road in front of the sessions court here and chanted slogans in favor of their demand. "The lawyers will not appear in court until acceptance of their demands ", said secretary of the local bar. Yesterday, agitated lawyers…

Sindh decides to equip police with ‘anti-riot gear’

KARACHI: In an attempt to tackle protesters and rioters from disturbing the law and order situation, the government of Sindh has decided to equip its police force with 'anti-riot gear', ARY News reported. According to details, the government is in process to buy at least 20,000 batons for the police force so they could ‘handle’ protesters in future. It has also been decided to buy 9mm pistols for police personnel. The provincial government is also considering establishing anti-riot force at districts’ level. The new…

Afridi rules out use of force against protesters

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior Affairs, Shehryar Afridi while ruling out the use of force against the people, protesting countrywide against acquittal of Asia Bibi, said the writ of the state will be ensured. Briefing the newsmen outside the Parliament House on Friday (today), the minister said negotiations were underway with the outraged protesters for fraternal and peaceful solution of the current situation. "Government was striving to meet a peaceful solution of  continuing protests, adding that the sitting…

Foreign Office summons India’s envoy, lodges protest over ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh and lodged a strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday in Leepa Sector, resulting in martyrdom of one civilian in Bijildar village. Haroon Abdul Rashid, 18 years old, was killed in Indian firing. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the Indian forces along the LoC and the Working Boundary were continuously targeting civilian…

Google workers walk out to protest office harassment, inequality

SAN FRANCISCO: Hundreds of Google employees and contractors in Asia staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday, with thousands more expected to follow at offices worldwide, amid complaints of sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplace. In a statement late Wednesday, the organizers called on Google parent Alphabet to add an employee representative to its board of directors and internally share pay-equity data. They also asked for changes to Google’s human resources practices intended to make bringing…

Rahul Gandhi courts arrest amid Congress protest, says ‘Modi is corrupt’

NEW DELHI: Indian opposition leader and Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, on Friday courted arrest along with top party leaders during a massive protest in New Delhi against the government's move to send country's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Alok Verma on leave. Mr Gandhi and his colleagues later went to a police station as hundreds of Congress workers demonstrated outside. He left the police station after some time, according to TOI. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deceived the nation. He can run…

Protest of Utility Stores Corporation workers ends after successful talks

ISLAMABAD: The protesting employees of Utility Stores Corporation of Pakistan (USCP) have announced to call off their sit-in in Islamabad after holding successful negotiations with the government. "Utility stores won't be privatized, yearly adhoc relief will be given to the employees of the corporation along with salary of month of November," said President, CBA Union, Arif Shah. Mr Shah further said that the PTI government has given green signal to enhance bailout package for Utility Stores Corporation from Rs.…

Utility stores employees continue protest despite assurances from PM’s aide

ISLAMABAD: Employees of the Utility Stores Corporation refused to end their protest on Monday despite assurances from Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on political affairs Naeem-ul-Haq that their demands would be fulfilled  Hundred of employees of the Utility Stores Corporation from across the country were protesting against the likely closure of the stores and demanded permanent contracts. The employees marched from the corporation’s head office in Blue Area to D-Chowk but were stopped by police from proceeding…

Faisalabad power-loom workers protest for better working conditions

FAISALABAD: Hundreds of power-loom workers staged a sit-in outside the deputy commissioner's office here to press for their demand of appropriate raise in their wages. Protesting power-loom workers associated with the Labour Qaumi Movement (LQM) staged a nine-hours long sit-in protest outside the DC office. Addressing the workers their leaders said if their demands not accepted they will go to protest in the province. The district administration Faisalabad has summoned a meeting of the power-loom owners on Tuesday…