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  • PTV's director IT, wife found dead under mysterious circumstances in Rawalpindi home

    An IT official employed in the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) and his wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances in their Rawalpindi house on Tuesday, with police saying the cause of their deaths is yet to be determined...

    The bodies of 55-year-old Fakhar Hameed, an IT director at PTV, and his wife, 50-year-old Humaira Hameed were recovered from a bathroom in their home on Data Ganj Baksh Road in Sadiqabad area...

  • ‘Scale of education crises means joint efforts are needed’

    ISLAMABAD: “The country’s education sector requires support from the government and the communities,” said Dr Faisal Bari on Tuesday...

    He was speaking at the Pakistan Innovation Corridor, which brought together policymakers, academics and practitioners who discussed the challenges facing the education sector and the ways in which global best practices may be applied...

  • Saarc states vow joint efforts to promote higher education

    ISLAMABAD: The heads of higher education commissions from eight member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) on Tuesday decided to work together to achieve the common objective of socio-economic and leadership development in the region...

    The two-day meeting of the committee of heads of HEC/university grant commissions of the Saarc member states, chaired by HEC Chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, concluded...

  • ATC releases 73 protesters arrested from Faizabad sit-in on bail

    Authorities had begun releasing protesters arrested during the operation at Faizabad on Monday, hours after the sit-in was called off by the protest leaders...

    The minister's resignation came in the aftermath of the bot­ched operation against protesters at Faizabad on Saturday and the subsequent 'successful negotiations' with leaders of the demonstration late Sunday night...

  • Protesters pour out onto streets in Sindh towns after police action against Faizabad sit-in

    BADIN: Activists of ST, Jamaat Qadriyya Mehm­oodiyya Qadriyya, Anjuman Sallu Allaihi Habib, Anju­man Aashiqan-i-Mustafa, Anjuman Bazm-i-Ghousia, Dargah Miyan Wali, Ghousia Noor Wardia, Jamaat Khalili Afadeya and others staged demonstrations and sit-ins in Badin and adjoining towns to express solidarity with Faizabad protesters...

    The protesters’ leaders Hafiz Mohammad Memon, Ghaffar Chandio and others, who led a demonstration and...

  • Apex court calls out media, ISI over their 'questionable role' in the Faizabad sit-in

    A two-member Supreme Court bench on Thursday castigated government officials, intelligence agencies as well as the media for their 'questionable role' in the sit-in at Faizabad, which had disrupted life in Islamabad and Rawalpindi for 20 days...

    Separately, the court adjourned hearing a suo motu notice taken on the chronic traffic congestion and roadblocks due to the Faizabad sit-in until an unspecified date...

  • Another day, another clash at Faizabad

    ISLAMABAD: Over a dozen people, including police and Frontier Constabulary personnel, were injured when clashes erupted between protesters and security personnel near Faizabad after a constable was reportedly picked up and manhandled...

    Over a dozen injured as police, FC try to rescue ‘abducted’ constableThe situation in and around Faizabad became very tense as a result of the confrontation and a number of demonstrators climbed on top...

  • Faizabad ‘tent city’ residents raid nearby trees for firewood

    RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Protesters who are staging a sit-in on Faizabad Interchange have been chopping trees in the vicinity to use for firewood as the mercury has dropped...

    Protesting group has not approached IHC, claims clericThe organizers of the protest have also managed to turn the Faizabad Flyover into a tent city, erecting canopies, placing tables and chairs and other catering equipment wrapped in colourful covers despite the...

  • IHC directs religious group to end Faizabad blockade

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday directed the Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah to call off its sit-in at Faizabad...

    The religious group has been staging a protest at the busy Faizabad Interchange between Rawalpindi and Islamabad and has blocked all connected arteries...

  • Photojournalists attacked by Faizabad protesters

    ISLAMABAD: Protesters at the Faizabad sit-in beat up two photojournalists and tried to snatch their cameras on Wednesday while they were trying to capture images of an attack on police...

    Muhammad Asim of White Star / Dawn and Jehangir Chaudhary of Daily Jang went through the horrifying experience after a group of protesters, armed with sticks and iron rods, tried to encircle some 20 policemen on a service road heading from the I-8...

  • Country's decisions will be taken on streets if situation not resolved: SC on Faizabad sit-in

    The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction at the reports submitted by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) with regards to the Faizabad sit-in in Islamabad, which is now in its third week...

    The protesters had occupied the Faizabad Bridge which connects Rawalpindi and Islamabad through the Islamabad Expressway and Murree Road, both of which are the busiest roads in the twin cities... ...

  • Capital authorities step up efforts, devise strategy to disperse Faizabad protesters

    The administrative authorities of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Thursday reportedly convened a high-level meeting, chaired by Islamabad Chief Commissioner Zulfiqar Haider, to devise a strategy to disperse Faizabad protesters, DawnNews reported...

    According to sources, the authorities agreed on blocking the roads leading to Faizabad in order to discourage more people from joining the sit-in...

  • Who is backing Faizabad sit-in, asks SC judge

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court hearing a case on disturbance of public life due to the ongoing sit-in at the Faizabad interchange regretted on Thursday that the life of believers in a Muslim country was being made difficult, and wondered how a situation like this would help glorify Islam...

    The court highlighted how important the city like Rawalpindi was which housed strategic assets, including the GHQ, asking what would happen if the...

  • Contempt of court notice issued to Ahsan Iqbal for inaction over Faizabad sit-in

    When the district attorney general requested Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui to withdraw the show-cause notice, the judge responded: "Are you a servant of the [interior] minister or the federation?"During the hearing, the judge remarked that the impression should end that agencies are backing the sit-in at Faizabad...

    See: Who is backing Faizabad sit-in, asks SC judgeHe said the court was not suggesting that the authorities should spray...

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