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PDM’s next move

After a hiatus of several months, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) staged a comeback with a power show in Karachi. This comes as just days after the PTI government marked three years in power and is showing its success for

Why was Aurat March in Faisalabad cancelled?

The Aurat March was launched across Pakistan to highlight the issues faced by women in the country. It called for more accountability for violence against women, support those who experience violence and harassment in public spaces, at home, and the

ICC announces Player of the Month nominations for March

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the nominees for the ICC Player of the Month Awards for the month of March to recognise the best performances across all forms of international cricket. The ICC Men’s Player of the

Cement sales show record 44.4% growth in March

KARACHI: Cement sector observed the highest-ever monthly growth by 44.39 percent in March to 5.773 million tonnes from 3.722m tonnes in the same period last year due to increasing domestic needs and exports. The data released by All Pakistan Cement

Aurat March responds to ‘slander’ against victims of sexual abuse

LAHORE: The organisers of Aurat March have issued a statement condemning the ‘slander’ against participants of the march on social media. There has been a  concerted hate campaign against the march, inciting violence against the participants on the grounds that

Good luck with Aurat March

As a Pakistani woman, I am fed up with pretending that I support ‘Aurat March’, stepping out onto the streets and fighting for our fundamental rights. That’s too much! What rights are we demanding? Haven’t men already provided us a

Mukhtaran Mai to join Aurat March in Multan

MULTAN: Social activist Mukhtaran Mai will join Aurat March 2021 for the protest, sit-ins, and demonstrations in Multan being observed today. Mukhtaran Mai is a survivor of sexual assault who gained worldwide attention when she took to court the men

COVID-19 vaccine will be free for all Pakistanis: Dr. Faisal Sultan

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus vaccine will be available in Pakistan in February or March next year. The news was once again confirmed by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Faisal Sultan. He said that that the coronavirus

Revoking student unions ban

Prime Minister Imran Khan has hinted that the government is willing to revive student unions subject to an enforceable code of conduct. The is a welcome move and shows that the prime minister has responded to renewed activism in restoring

Students Solidarity March

The ‘Student Solidarity March’ is being held in over fifty cities nationwide calling for a restoration of student unions among other demands. This year has seen increased interest in student politics and a huge turnover is expected. The protests are

Govt must not curb Students Solidarity March: HRCP

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has deplored the government’s response to the Students’ Solidarity March being held on Friday 29 November across Pakistan. In a statement, the human rights organisation said it is alarmed by reports that

Maulana advances on

Maulana Fazlur Rehman has made up his mind and he refuses to budge. The JUI-F will march to Islamabad on October 31, come what may. The party has rebuffed offer of any talks with the government and with less than

PML-N announces full support for JUI-F’s Azadi March

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif announced on Friday that his party will support and fully participation the ‘Azadi March’ being held by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. Addressed media after meeting the JUI-F chief, the PML-N

Fazlur Rehman likens upcoming march to ‘war’ against govt

PESHAWAR: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Saturday said that his ‘war’ with the incumbent government of Prime Minister Imran Khan would only end when it is sent packing after the protest he will hold in the federal

Maulana’s march to nowhere

It seems that Maulana Fazlur Rehman has made up his mind. He has bought and decorated his bulletproof containers, and will march to Islamabad on October 27; with or without other opposition parties. And when he reaches there, he hopes

JUIF Chief’s ‘Azadi March’ solely self-interest: Ashiq Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Media and Broadcasting, Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that Jamiat e Ulema Islam Fazl (JUIF) Chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman was merely after self-interest. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that

Traders decide to march to Parliament on Oct. 7

ISLAMABAD: City’s business community has declared to march to the Parliament House on October 7 after the talks with the FBR on the fixed tax scheme collapsed. Markazi Tanzeem-e-Tajran ( Central Traders Organization) President Muhammad Kashif Chaudhary, speaking to reporters