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  • Islamabad admin, police ‘in the dark’ over Rangers’ deployment at court

    ISLAMABAD: All visitors – be they ministers, senior politicians, mediapersons, lawyers or litigants – were barred from entering the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) by Rangers officials on Monday, but confusion prevailed over who had deployed the paramilitary force on court premises in the first place...

    ”Ministers, politicians, mediapersons, lawyers and litigants barred from court premises; ex-PM only accompanied by one aide during...

  • JI plans long march on Islamabad over delayed Fata reforms

    PESHAWAR: Frustrated by the delay in Fata reforms, the Jamaat-i-Islami has announced it will stage a walk from Khyber Agency to Islamabad to protest against the federal government for prolonging the process...

    “The entire Fata is like an internment centre, where over 10 million people have been deprived of fundamental rights,” he said, adding that the JI would continue struggle against the status quo and corrupt system...

  • PAC questions CAA over grounded PIA planes, irregularities in Islamabad airport

    The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday grilled Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials on irregularities in the construction of the new Islamabad International Airport and five grounded aircraft belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    Audit officials later informed the committee that a contract worth Rs660m for a dam near the new Islamabad airport was given to an unqualified contractor who submitted faked...

  • Over 600 stalls gutted in inferno at weekly bazaar in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: A massive fire, which took over four hours to put out, gutted a large section of the sprawling weekly bazaar in H-9 on Wednesday...

    Capital Development Authority (CDA) chief and Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz also took notice of the incident and directed CDA Director Security Faheem Badshah to hold an inquiry and submit a report as soon as possible...

  • Opposition split over Islamabad protest

    Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which are part of the ruling coalition in the centre, decided not to take part in Islamabad protest...

    He said PTI chairman Imran Khan had organised a sit-in in Islamabad for more than four months but never uttered a single word for provincial rights...

  • Traffic mess as Islamabad stand-off spills over into Karachi

    The city police chief said the protesters told the local administration that they would continue to stage a sit-in on a daily basis until the stand-off between protesters and the authorities in Islamabad was resolved...

    Speaking to Dawn from Islamabad, Shahid Ghori, the leader of the Pakistan Sunni Tehreek, which is a major component of the alliance, said the protesters in Karachi and other cities were expressing their solidarity with...

  • KP govt threatens march on Islamabad over loadshedding

    Leading protesters, adviser to the chief minister on environment and PTI leader Ishtiaq Ormar warned the government would march on Islamabad if the prolonged power cuts in the province...

    “Today we’ve come to Wapda House to register our protest against prolonged and unscheduled loadshedding, but we can go to Islamabad to hold a sit-in outside parliament against the federal government over the issue,” he said...

  • Axact chief handed over to FIA in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: A court here on Friday handed over the custody of Shoaib Sheikh, the chief executive officer of Axact, to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a seven-day physical remand in the fake degrees case...

    An FIA official told Dawn that since they had found that the fraud had been committed in the agency’s Islamabad Zone as well, therefore a separate case had been registered against Mr Sheikh...

  • Spurious math, dubious claims over Islamabad LG poll results

    ISLAMABAD: Wednesday was a day of dubious claims and hectic efforts as both the PML-N and PTI scrambled to secure the support of independent candidates...

    According to the ECP notification of the Islamabad LG elections, polling was to be held on the following seats: chairman/vice-chairman (as joint candidates), six general members, two women members, one peasant/worker, one youth and one minority member...

  • CDA handed over to Islamabad’s mayor

    ISLAMABAD: The tug of war between the CDA and the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) reached a logical conclusion on Tuesday when the federal government placed the former under the administrative control of the mayor...

    “I’m thankful to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for strengthening the local government system in Islamabad,” the mayor said, adding after assuming the charge of the CDA he would pay special focus on different...

  • Slum-dwellers clash with authorities over Islamabad anti-encroachment drive

    ISLAMABAD: A clash broke out in Islamabad's Sector I-11 between slum-dwellers and Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials on Thursday as authorities backed by some 1,200 police personnel and rangers launched an anti-encroachment operation against informal settlements in the area...

    CDA officials seemed disappointed over the attitude of the police who did not seem interested in taking action against the dwellers...

  • Senators alarmed over Islamabad’s water crisis

    ISLAMABAD: One of the reasons for the Karachi water crisis has been the illegal water hydrants installed in various parts of the city...

    The committee directed the CDA to take steps to resolve the water crisis warning that failure to do so would make Islamabad the world’s only water scare federal capital...

  • Jamaat threatens march on Islamabad over CPEC

    PESHAWAR: The Jamaat-i-Islami on Friday announced it would stage a ‘long march’ on Islamabad and hold a sit-in outside the Prime Minister’s House if the original China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project was not executed...

    Holding banners and placards, the protesters shouted slogans against the federal government insisting injustice has been done to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan over the CPEC project...

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