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  • HRW urges Pakistan to stop use of force on Okara farmers

    NEW YORK: Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday expressed concern over the 'excessive' use of force by Pakistani authorities against tenant farmers protesting for land rights in Punjab's Okara district...

    In a statement issued to the media, the US based organisation urged the government to ensure that security forces follow the United Nations (UN) Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials and use...

  • KP government fails to enrol 16,000 out-of-school children

    PESHAWAR: More than 16,000 out-of-school children, who were selected for getting education in private schools at the government’s expense, couldn’t be enrolled for various reasons, according to sources...

    They said that provincial government allocated Rs500 million for supporting out-of-school children to get education in private schools under Iqra Faroghe Taleem Voucher Scheme...

  • Girls' wing of new government school blown up in South Waziristan

    DERA KHAN: Militants blew up part of a newly constructed government school in the South Waziristan region late Friday night, a spokesman for a wing of the Pakistani Taliban said on Saturday, the latest in a string of attacks on educational institutions...

    A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP), known as the Sajna group claimed responsibility for the attack“We have blown up the school because it was a government installation,”...

  • Government school teacher 'whisked away' from Badin

    A government school teacher was allegedly whisked away by men in civvies and police uniform in Sindh's Badin district on Friday, a day after his cousin, a former Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) activist, was picked up in a similar fashion...

    The men who arrived in police mobiles and other vehicles whisked away Ubaidullah Jarwar, a primary school teacher, from a village some 70 kilometres away from Badin early on Friday, said his cousin...

  • PPP wants Senate to discuss use of ‘brute state force’ in Okara

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate on Monday to discuss “implications of the brute state force employed last month on villagers in Okara Military Farms”, forcing peasants to give up their demand for ownership rights...

    He said that Human Rights Watch had also criticised the torture and arrest of farmers in these words: “Pakistan’s military and paramilitary forces are brutalising...

  • Govt cultivates ties with Okara tenants with no yield

    LAHORE: Troubled at military farms’ tenants threat of April 17 protest outside the Punjab Assembly, the provincial government convened a meeting of tenants leaders and officers concerned on Monday to resolve the formers’ issues and get the likely protest cancelled...

    The tenants, however, declined to call off the strike until removal of Okara district police officer (DPO) who, they alleged, had become a party to the dispute and was...

  • Okara seeks new police station

    OKARA: A senior Board of Revenue member has put up a proposal to the chief minister seeking the establishment of a police station in Deepalpur, District Police Officer Muhammad Faisal Rana told a press briefing on Saturday...

  • Solidarity with TMA head: Sanitary staff goes on strike in Okara

    OKARA: The row between PPP district president Ashraf Khan Sohna and Tehsil Municipal Administration head intensified on Tuesday as TMA staff and sanitary workers went on a strike in support of their boss, while three lawyers filed a petition for registration of a case against the officials involved in dumping garbage on city roads...

    An eight-member religious body comprising leaders of four sects -- Zafarullah Qamar Lakhvi and...

  • Sugar mill sealed for default in Okara

    OKARA: The district administration, on the orders of the Lahore High Court (LHC), sealed the Abdullah Sugar Mills for defaulting on Rs400 million growers’ dues and taxes, said a handout issued by the district officials...

  • Burning of used tyres a bane of Okara residents

    OKARA: Burning of used tyres as fuel at brick kilns and absence of treatment plants in industrial units is causing environment pollution in the district, while the officials responsible for checking these illegal practices are not bothered...

    Environment protection department’s Assistant Director Numan Yousaf said that under the Punjab Local Government Act 2013, burning used tyres as fuel at brick kilns and other units was a criminal...

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