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  • Journalists convention held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Butt group) Afzal Butt has said that the PFUJ planned to launch a decisive struggle, adding that about 80 per cent journalists in Karachi and other parts of Sindh were unable to work independently...

    He was addressing an All Pakistan Journalists Convention organised by the Hyderabad Union of Journalists at Sindh Museum...

  • PTI Punjab dissenters plan a rebellious convention

    RAWALPINDI: A rebellion awaits Imran Khan and his Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) next month at a convention of disgruntled party leaders and workers in Punjab to be held in Lahore, it seems...

    A dissenter holding high position in the party confided to Dawn on Sunday that “workers dismayed at the harm newcomers from the PML-Q and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) caused by misguiding PTI leadership on poll rigging issue and running the party without elected...

  • COAS visits Sindh Regimental Centre Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Sindh Regimental Centre, Hyderabad, on Thursday and laid floral wreath on Yadgar-i-Shuhada to pay homage to martyrs of Sindh Regiment who laid down their lives for the defence of the motherland...

    Earlier, on his arrival in Hyderabad, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza, Corps Commander of Karachi, says a press release...

  • Hyderabad traders plan protest against WHT

    HYDERABAD: A meeting of traders’ organisations held at the Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) on Thursday decided to observe a strike on Aug 1 against the imposition of withholding tax and resolved that if the decision was not withdrawn by the government, another strike would be observed on Aug 5...

    Presiding over the meeting, HCCI president Goharullah said that Hyderabad’s business community is with traders on the...

  • ILO asks Pakistan to ratify minimum wage convention

    In its latest report on ‘minimum wage setting, implementation and working conditions in the formal and informal sectors of the garment industry in Pakistan’, ILO further asked the federal government to ratify the ‘Minimum Wage Fixing Convention of 1970, and suggested to provincial governments to implement a minimum wage system that is consistent with the convention of 1970...

    Provincial governments should interpret the legislation in...

  • 11 PBC members oppose May 5 convention

    ISLAMABAD: The dispute among different apex bodies of lawyers further de­­e­pened on Wednesday when 11 members of the 23-member Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) expressed concern over the council’s decision to convene a lawyers’ representative convention on May 5...

    The convention in Islam­abad was called by PBC vice-chairman Ahsan Bhoon on April 29 in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s April 20 judgement in the Panama Papers case...

  • LHCBA convenes convention for seeking PM’s resignation

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) on Friday announced convening an all Pakistan lawyers’ representative convention to devise its future strategy to make Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tender resignation in the wake of the Panamagate verdict...

    Mr Ali said they had decided to host an all Pakistan lawyers’ representative convention on May 13 since the bar’s one-week ultimatum for the resignation issued to the prime...

  • PBC calls representative convention on May 5

    The executive committee of the PBC, at a meeting on Saturday, decided to convene a representative convention of lawyers on May 5 in the aftermath of the April 20 Supreme Court judgement in the Panama Papers case...

    The convention will be held at a hotel in Islamabad...

  • New convention targets illicit trade in artefacts from war zones

    NICOSIA: An international convention targeting the illicit trade in cultural artefacts took effect on Friday, a move to curb what is regarded as a major source of funding to militant groups in conflict zones...

    Armenia, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal and San Marino as well as Mexico became the first countries on Friday to sign the convention drafted by the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe during a meeting in Nicosia...

  • Demand for PM’s resignation: SCBA faces in-house rift ahead of today’s convention

    With a majority decision of 12 to nine, the committee in its meeting also resolved not to participate in an ‘all Pakistan lawyer’s representative’s convention’ hosted by the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) on Saturday (today) to discuss strategy on the demand of the PM’s resignation...

    It further said the misconceived announcement that the SCBA was a co-host of the May 20 convention was also a misstatement as the committee...

  • India ratifies UN customs convention

    NEW DELHI: India has ratified a UN customs convention, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) said on Monday, welcoming the move as cutting border red tape...

    India thus becomes the 71st country to join the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) convention, which is set to boost the country’s overland trade with partners in Europe and Asia by easing customs controls, the IRU said...

  • PTI submits undertaking for April 24 convention

    ISLAMABAD: The PTI has submitted an undertaking regarding its upcoming convention, under which the organisers will face legal proceedings if the terms and conditions agreed upon with the capital administration are violated...

    The convention will be held at Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9) Park, between 4pm and 10pm on April 24...

  • Scuffles at workers convention held to select PPP Jacobabad district chief

    SUKKUR: Acrimonious scenes were witnessed at the Pakistan Peoples Party’s workers’ convention held at the Jacobabad circuit house on Saturday evening when supporters of four candidates for the slot of the party’s district chief came to blows in the presence of many of their provincial leaders...

    According to Mr Chandio and Mr Khuhro, the convention was convened by the party’s provincial coordination committee under the instructions of...

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