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President tweets ‘anger’ over protocol breach FIRs

KARACHI: President Arif Alvi has expressed displeasure over the registration of FIRs against citizens for trying to obstruct the movement of his security protocol in Karachi. In a tweet, the president said: “FIR against the person protesting against security is ridiculous. When people are inconvenienced they do react.” FIR against the person protesting against security is ridiculous. When people are inconvenienced they do react. — Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) September 23, 2018 A day earlier, the Shahrah-e-Faisal and…

FixIt campaigners booked for obstructing president’s convoy

KARACHI: The police have booked a number of people, including FixIt campaigners, for allegedly obstructing the movement of President Arif Alvi’s security protocol in Karachi, ARY News reported.   As per details, two separate cases have been registered at different police stations on  complaints lodged by traffic police officers. The Shahrah-e-Faisal police registered an FIR, accusing an unnamed citizen not only of obstructing the president’s convoy on Shahra-e-Faisal on Saturday night, but also prompting other citizens…

President Alvi travels with around 30 vehicles in ‘Naya Karachi’

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) rhetoric of austerity measures, including receiving no VIP protocol, seems to be coming undone as President Arif Alvi on Saturday traveled to the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah with an extensive security protocol.  Mr Alvi visited the mausoleum of the father of the nation on Saturday morning to pay his respects after he assumed office as the 13th head of state. He was driven to the Mazar-e-Quaid in a convoy consisting of around 30 vehicles as the roads…

PIA not to appease VIPs in Naya Pakistan

KARACHI: As anti-protocol movement gradually engulfing across the country, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) also jumped the bandwagon and put up a sign stating a hassle-free travel for all its passengers. The PIA sign reads: ‘No Protocol, No Seat Blocking’ and image of the display was shared by the PIA on its twitter page with a message ‘All passengers are equally important to us…” Under the newly invoked austerity measures, the government has ordered immediate withdrawal of VIP protocol given by the…

No compromise on Imran Khan’s security, but protocol will be reduced: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry has said there will no compromise on the security of Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, but the protocol provided to him will be reduced. Speaking to reporters outside Imran Khan’s residence in Banigala, the spokesman said that PTI chairman would embrace austerity and have minimum expenses, but there will no compromise on his security which he will be provided completely. He said two committees will be formed as part of the austerity drive announced…

Naeem asks security agencies to keep minimum possible protocol for Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naeem-ul-Haq on Monday requested the security agencies to provide minimum possible protocol to Imran Khan as the latter was against any such thing which could create hurdle for common men, ARY News reported. "When Imran Khan exited from his house, he came to know that he was given full protocol of the prime minister by the government which was detested by him," he said while talking to media.  Despite realising the threats against the prime minister-designate PTI…

KP orders non-closure of roads for VIPs

PESHAWAR: After a ten-month-old girl died amid VIP protocol in Karachi on Wednesday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has ordered that none of the roads will be closed for the sake VIPs' movement across the province, ARY News reported.