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    Martial Law In Pakistan 2016 Holidays

  • Ahsan Iqbal dismisses any possibility of martial law

    Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday clarified that there was no possibility of a martial law being imposed on the country...

    Talking to Geo News, Iqbal stated: "Imposing martial law would be equivalent to tearing the country apart, which is something that no patriot would ever want...

  • Philippines to extend martial law in south until year end

    MANILA: The Philippine Congress on Saturday voted to extend President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in the south until the end of the year to defeat Islamist gunmen...

    In a special joint session of the House and the Senate, legislators overwhelmingly backed Duterte’s bid to have martial law remain in force in the Mindanao region until December 31...

  • Literary Notes: Siddiq Salik: a humorist in uniform on martial law and other ‘medicines’

    Hama yaran dauzakh (1974), his memoirs recording the events and impressions as a prisoner of war in India after the 1971 Pakistan-India war, is especially a heart-warming amalgamation of wit and melancholy, a brave effort to smile at miseries...

    Especially in his Ta dam-i-tehreer (1981), a collection of satirical pieces and brief travel accounts, when he tries to “diagnose” the ills that are keeping Pakistan from becoming a great...

  • Myanmar extends martial law along Chinese border

    NAYPYITAW: Myanmar’s parliament voted on Tuesday to again extend martial law for three months in a restive area along the country’s border with China, where there have been clashes between the military and an armed ethnic group since February...

    On Tuesday, a majority of parliament members backed the motion to continue martial law in the Kokang region of Shan state...

  • Sindh PPP observes ‘black day’ to mark 1977 martial law anniversary

    LARKANA: Activists of Pakistan Peoples Party and PPP-SB took out rallies and held demonstrations across the province on Sunday to observe July 5 as a ‘Black Day’, the day when Gen Ziaul Haq overthrew democratically elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and imposed martial law...

    The midnight military coup on July 5, 1977, would always be remembered in the history of Pakistan as a black day when the unanimously passed constitution...

  • All 17 judges of Supreme Court to resign on first sign of 'judicial martial law', CJP says

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday, while rubbishing the idea of a 'judicial martial law', said all 17 judges of the Supreme Court would step down if anyone tries to "harm" the country...

    "This could be someone's heart's desire, but people should not think that we are doing anything to usher in 'judicial martial law' in the country," the chief justice said while addressing an event at Lahore's Aiwan-i-Iqbal...

  • Martial law in Ukraine: Putin warns against ‘reckless’ moves

    MOSCOW: Russian Presi­dent Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Ukraine against any “reckless acts” after Kiev declared martial law in response to Moscow’s seizure of three of its navy vessels...

    The Ukrainian parliament late on Monday voted in favour of President Petro Poroshenko’s request for the introduction of martial law in border areas for 30 days...

  • Zardari holds 'martial mindset' responsible for Pakistan's woes

    Former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday slammed what he called the "martial mindset", holding it responsible for the slow pace of development in Pakistan as compared to other countries...

    Zardari, addressing a political convention in Dadu held to mark the 40th anniversary of Gen Ziaul-Haq's 1977 military coup against the then PPP-led government, maintained that Pakistan had been unable to progress at par...

  • Pakistan's mixed martial arts fighter Uloomi Karim downs India's Yadwinder Singh

    Pakistan's Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Uloomi Karim Shaheen on Saturday beat India's Yadwinder Singh in a World Series of Fighting Global Championship (WSOF-GC) bout at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines...

    Ahmed Mujtaba, another MMA fighter from Pakistan, was also successful at Manila as he beat Philippines' Neil Laranow in the first round via a Triangle Choke...

  • Martial sends United second; Liverpool held

    LONDON: Teenage striker Anthony Martial further endeared himself to Manchester United’s supporters with a nerveless brace as his side came from behind to win 3-2 at Southampton on Sunday...

    Scorer of a memorable solo goal in last weekend’s 3-1 win over Liverpool, 19-year-old Martial struck either side of half-time at St Mary’s after Graziano Pelle had given Southampton a 13th-minute lead...

  • Afghan martial arts bout reveals a nation divided

    KABUL: A martial arts bout in Afghanistan was billed as a bare-knuckle duel for supremacy, but it has become a lightning rod for long-simmering ethnic rivalries that threaten to tear the country apart...

    Instead, the mixed martial arts challenge devolved into a maelstrom, with fans from both sides spewing ethnic vitriol on social media, prompting it to be cancelled after pleas from top officials...

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