Posts tagged as: Islamabad

Mobile service shut in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Pakistani authorities Wednesday shut mobile service in Islamabad and Rawalpindi over security concerns hours ahead of the the arrival of Chinese Premier in Pakistan.   Chinese Premier is due in Islamabad on a two-day visit after his official visit to India.   The state-owned Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a formal notification to all cellular […]

White Ribbon holds training session for women journalists

Islamabad: White Ribbon Campaign Pakistan (WRCP), in collaboration with the Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS) of Germany, organized a training workshop for women journalists under the Continued Professional Education (CPE) program here in a local hotel on April 2. Ms. Britta Petersen, the Country Director HBS, instructed the journalists on different aspects and issues of ‘Conflict […]

Present govt introduced culture of tolerance in national politics: PM

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf says the present government has undertaken unprecedented development projects during the last five years‚ which will bring positive change in the lives of people.   Talking to a group of Parliamentarians who called on him separately in Islamabad‚ the Prime Minister urged them to sensitize the people regarding these projects. […]

Cellular services to be suspended on Eid Milad-un-Nabi

Mobile phone networks will be suspended in major cities in view of terror threat on Thursday night. The move is one of several security measures being taken ahead of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH).   Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued the directives to the mobile network companies to block services in Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Quetta, Multan […]

Govt believes in strengthening of state institutions in their own spheres: PM

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said the government is cognizant of its constitutional and political obligations.   Addressing the meeting of Council of Common Interests in Islamabad today‚ he said we believe in the strengthening of institutions in their own spheres.   He said with the collective wisdom of federal as well as provincial […]

PPP pursues a policy of reconciliation; says Prime Minister Ashraf

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the elected government is completing its tenure despite challenges and the nation is poised for general elections‚ a defining moment in our history.   Speaking on the occasion of National Security Policy Presentations by Participants of National Security and War Course at the National Defence University in […]

Exploring options to stop LoC violations; says Hina Rabbani Khar

Pakistan’s foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Monday that Pakistan wanted to continue the peace process with India.   Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, the foreign minister added that instead of increasing tension, options to stop violations along the Line of Control (LoC) were being explored.   “We have shown our commitment […]

NAB official Kamran Faisal was tortured, claims uncle

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation officer Kamran Faisal, who was found dead in his home, was tortured before death, his uncle has claimed.   Faisal had been working with another NAB investigation officer Asghar Khan to investigate into a multi-billion Rental Power Projects case against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf. His uncle said that while […]

Qadri-govt accord ends protest in Islamabad

The government and Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri reached an agreement late Thursday that peacefully ended a four-day sit-in outside the parliament house in Islamabad.   A 10-member government’s negotiation team held hectic talks with Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, who had on Sunday led thousands of his supporters from the eastern city of Lahore and started protest in Islamabad.   […]

Parliament has no right to rule more; says charged Tahirul Qadri

Minhajul Quran International (MQI) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that parliament has no right to rule in the country.   Addressing the long march participants at D-Chowk on Islamabad’s Jinnah Avenue in front of the Parliament House, he termed his address as Islamabad declaration saying the declaration has seven points. He says this parliament […]

No one will be allowed to enter red zone: Rehman Malik

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that Tahirul Qadri has been allowed to set up stage at Express Chowk near D-Chowk in Islamabad.   He‚ however‚ said no one will be allowed to enter the Red Zone where diplomatic community is housed and Parliament House and Supreme Court are situated. The Minister said participants […]

Qadri’s marchers enter Islamabad to stage sit-in

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, leading thousands of his supporters, entered Islamabad late Monday to mount pressure on the government to introduce ‘electoral reforms’ to stop corrupt elements from taking part in elections.   Qadri told his marchers that the sit-in will continue until the government resigns, the demand described as ridiculous by the Information minister.   Interior Minister, Rehman […]


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