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Joint opposition protest against Shehbaz’s arrest soon: Sanaullah

LAHORE: Reacting to the arrest of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, senior PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah claims that the government is using National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as its political tool. Talking to media here, he said the government was using NAB as its weapon against the rivals. “NAB has already produced interim challan in the case, but PML-N leader has been arrested despite submission of the challan.” We would, he said, stage a protest in collaboration with the whole Opposition.…

Police baton charge protesting students at Peshawar University, several injured

PESHAWAR: At least 28 students of Peshawar University were injured when police baton-charged them on Thursday during their protest against fee hike, ARY News reported. A large number of students converged outside Peshawar University against hike in fees this morning, but soon a rioting atmosphere ensued. The administration called the police to disperse protesting students and a scuffle broke out between the two sides after arrival of the law enforcers. The protesting students also reportedly hurled stones at policemen,…

No one killed by security forces in North Waziristan: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj General Asif Ghafoor on Sunday said no one was killed or injured by security forces during protest in North Waziristan, ARY News reported. Rebutting the claim of Voice of America Deewa, he said neither any assurance was given for court martial of an army officer, however, an inquiry had been ordered to ascertain facts in this regard. "VOA DEEWA (an America-based online channel) keeps up its tradition of false reporting. People of Waziristan are…

Thousands rally to demand Romanian government resignation

BUCHAREST: Thousands of Romanians rallied for a third day running on Sunday against the Social Democrat government in anti-corruption protests, demanding Prime Minister Viorica Dancila step down. The protests in Bucharest and in several other major cities were peaceful, in contrast to the first night of demonstrations on Friday when riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon on a huge rally in central Bucharest, with hundreds of people needing medical attention. About 15,000 people rallied in front of the…

Opposition announces protest on Aug 8 against election results

ISLAMABAD: Refusing to accept the election results, the joint opposition has announced to stage protest on August 8 and 9 with a vow to also aggressively pursue the issue in the Parliament. Calling their group ‘Pakistan Alliance for Free and Fair Election’, the opposition leaders will protest outside the Election Commission office in Islamabad on August 8 and August 9. They also vowed to raise their voice in both the Senate and National Assembly for constitution of a Parliamentary Commission to probe the allegations of…

Opposition parties to protest outside ECP on August 8

ISLAMABAD: An action committee formed after the all parties conference (APC) held by several political parties agreed to protest outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on August 8. A meeting of the action committee was held on Friday at the residence of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq to discuss the way forward. Awami National Party (ANP) leader Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said a countrywide protest will be held on August 9, while the united opposition parties…

New York becomes first US City to cease Uber

NEW YORK: New York City is moving toward becoming the first major U.S. municipality to cap ride-sharing services, sparking a tsunami of protest on Friday from Uber and others, which warned that those living in far-flung neighborhoods will suffer most. The City Council is considering five bills aimed primarily at reducing traffic congestion and increasing driver paychecks in the wake of an explosive growth of for-hire vehicles and a rash of suicides among financially challenged yellow taxi drivers. “We are pausing the…

British foreign secretary quits in protest over May’s Brexit plan

LONDON: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader’s Brexit plans all but in tatters. After a day when the foreign secretary cancelled meetings for crisis talks at his official residence in central London, Johnson decided to walk from his job - just hours after May’s Brexit minister David Davis did the same in protest at her plans. The two resignations leave May badly exposed at the top of…