ABAD stops all construction projects in protest

KARACHI: The Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) has announced to halt all construction projects in Karachi amid uncertainty over the future of the housing schemes after the demolition of Nasla Tower. The ABAD issued a statement and put front-page

Several policemen killed by gunfire during TLP protests

LAHORE: At least three policemen were killed on Wednesday as thousands of demonstrators from the banned Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) clashed with police on Wednesday, killing and wounding several people from both sides. The clash broke out at a rally of

PDM to commence nationwide protests from today

LAHORE: The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will commence nationwide protests against the federal government from Friday (today) against rising inflation and price hike. The opposition alliance kicked off its 15-day nationwide protest from Rawalpindi against consistent rise in prices of

Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators march in Europe

LONDON: Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through London and other British cities on Saturday to protest against Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Protesters called for sanctions on Israel during the march in London. Some were draped in Palestinian flags

Commercial activities to close in Karachi ahead of Eid holidays

KARACHI: All business and commercial activities across Karachi and other parts of Sindh will stop from tomorrow (Friday) as per the government’s orders amid the third wave of the pandemic. Friday May 7 will be observed as ‘Safe Day’ and

Myanmar junta accuses Suu Kyi of bribery, 12 protesters killed

YANGON: Myanmar’s junta added new bribery allegations to its charges against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, while an advocacy group said security forces killed 12 protesters in one of the deadliest days since the military took power. The bloodshed

PTI protests political victimisation by Sindh govt, calls for Haleem’s release

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Karachi chapter staged a protest outside the Karachi Press Club, demanding the release of Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Shaikh and against alleged fake cases registered against their party leaders and workers. PTI

TLP postpones protest after agreement with govt

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has postponed its protest scheduled on February 16 after reaching an agreement with the government. Prime Minister Imran Khan had confirmed the agreement and said an official team is negotiating with TLP and the party’s demand

University students protest for online exams in Karachi

A huge crowd of students has been gathered outside Bahria University to demand the administration for conducting an online exam. Students of Bahria University in Karachi have staged a sit-in outside the varsity’s campus and demanded the administration hold their

In pictures: Farmers enter Red Fort on India’s Republic Day

NEW DELHI: Tens of thousands of farmers protesting against agricultural reforms have fought through police barricades and tear gas to enter Delhi’s historic Red Fort complex. They were on foot and in tractors – part of a huge rally that

Traffic jams across Karachi as Hazara community continue protests

KARACHI: Massive traffic jams are being observed in various parts of Karachi on Wednesday as protests by the Hazara community intensified against the killings of eleven coal miners in Balochistan. There is a severe traffic jam at Numaish, Malir 15,

KDA workers protest against non-payment of salaries since three years

KARACHI: Over 300 workers of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have started protest demanding the payment of salaries due since the past three years. After contractual workers,  work charge employees have geared up for a show of strength to protest

FIR registered for violent protests during anti-encroachment drive in Mehmoodabad

KARACHI: Police registered a case against nearly 1,000 residents of Manzoor Colony and Mehmoodabad for staging a violent protest during an anti-encroachment drive along a stormwater drain. The FIR was registered at the Baloch Colony police station under Section 147 

Farmers protest in Lahore to raise support prices of crops

LAHORE: The farmers under the banner of Kisan Ittehad Pakistan resumed their sit-in on Wednesday after a late-night police crackdown on protesters. The Kisan Ittehad had announced to stage a protest outside the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday demanding increased support

Faisal Javed resigns from ‘Pak-France Friendship group’ in protest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed has resigned from the Pakistan-France Parliamentary Friendship group in protest over French President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks on blasphemous caricatures. In a letter to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, he said that such actions by

Lady healthcare workers call off protest after receiving assurances

ISLAMABAD: Lady healthcare workers ended their protest sit-in outside the Parliament House in Islamabad on the seventh day after the government constituted a committee to resolve their grievances. Hundreds of women had camped in the federal capital for several days

Clerks set to stage sit-in outside Parliament House today

ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) will stage a sit-in in front of the Parliament House on Wednesday demanding an increase in their salaries and allowances. The APCA has also announced a countrywide pen-down strike for four days which

Protest held in Islamabad calling for Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s release

ISLAMABAD: Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) held a protest calling for the release of Pakistan neurosurgeon Dr Aafia Siddiqui imprisoned in the United States. The protests said Dr Aafia was innocent and was serving a lengthy jail term abroad. PDP leader

PPP local leaders protest over Lahore motorway incident

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People Party (PPP) local leaders staged a protest at the National Press Club over the gangrape of a woman on the motorway and demanded to hang the culprits. The nation is enraged by the incident that occurred on

Islamabad’s Sector H-13 residents end protest after assurances from Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: A protest camp in Islamabad’s Sector H-13 for the provision of basic facilities has been wrapped up after receiving assurances from Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar. The federal minister, who was elected from NA-54 constituency,

Students protest at PMDC over new admissions criteria

LAHORE: The medical students have staged a protest at the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) over the issues of admissions on merit basis. According to the protesters, the exams were canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak so, its unfair

Palestinians protest in West Bank against Israel-UAE deal

RAMALLAH: Hundreds of Palestinians on Wednesday held a protest in the occupied West Bank against last week’s announcement that Israel was normalising ties with the United Arab Emirates. Members of rival groups Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and the

SNGPL drivers protest for fulfillment of demands

ISLAMABAD: Drivers have announced to protest outside the office of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) until their demands are fulfilled. The drivers have put forward a 13-point list of demands. The protesters have also demanded that outstanding salaries

Govt employees protest over non-payment of salaries

KARACHI: Several government employees have staged a protest across Sindh due to non-payment of the salaries amid the upcoming occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Local government employees across Sindh went on strike in protest of non-payment of salaries in July. Protests were

Balochistan engineers protest to regularise OGDCL contracts

ISLAMABAD: A group of engineers belonging to Dera Bugti area of Balochistan are protesting in the federal capital demanding that they should be regularised. The thirteen engineers have been working with the Oil and Gas Development Corporation (OGDCL) on a

Jay-Z explains why he and Beyonce sat during the national anthem

Renowned rapper Jay-Z has said the sight of his family, including wife Beyonce and daughter Blue Ivy, sitting during Demi Lovato’s national anthem performance at the Super Bowl last weekend was not a form of protest. The rapper addressed the

Families appeal Pakistani govt to evacuate students from China

ISLAMABAD: Family members of Pakistani students stranded in Wuhan city of China staged a protest in Islamabad and demanded to evacuate their dear ones as their lives are in danger due to the outbreak of coronavirus. According to details, a

Palestinians protest against Trump’s Middle-East proposal

JERUSALEM: On Wednesday, Palestinians demonstrated against the controversial peace agreement of President Donald Trump, which provides Israel a green light to annex key parts of the occupied West Bank. The demonstrations, including isolated conflicts, highlighted the depth of anger with

Dissent in India

For more than a month now, men and women, both young and old, have gathered in large numbers outside university campuses and in the streets across India to protest the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act. New voices have emerged from within

Lawyers protest in Karachi against PIC attack

KARACHI: A group of lawyers of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday protested against the recent attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) at Karachi’s Do Talwar area. Lawyers could be seen at the city’s busy Do Talwar area,