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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...

    Related: Okara tenants plead their case in ‘public court’The statement brings to government's attention the fact that farmers in Okara district had planned to peacefully convene on April 17, 2016...

  • SC calls for uniformed educational setup in Pakistan to prevent loss of children's education

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday, during a hearing on Pakistan Medical and Dental Council's (PMDC) legal status and its regulation, stressed on the need for a uniformed educational setup all over Pakistan...

    "There is no better jewel than education," the chief justice, who was presiding a three-member bench, remarked, adding, "Is it possible for the entire country to have one book, one bag and one uniform? Innocent children...

  • Radio Pakistan to go off air in favour of sports complex

    Quetta: The Balochistan government has finalised a plan to take over 64 acres of land owned by Radio Pakistan in Quetta by shutting down the station’s transmission, removing its machinery and transmission towers from the Sariab area...

    Sources claim that the land was being taken over under the pretext of constructing a sports complex and park...

  • Robotics, 3D Imaging are making complex human surgeries successful in Pakistan

    Surgeons at Pakistan’s leading hospitals are benefiting from the introduction of advanced surgical equipment that enable highly precise surgery on the body’s most complicated organs, according to experts at Agha Khan University (AKU)’s Surgical Innovations for the Developing World conference...

    The presence of this advanced technology means that most complex surgeries can be done within the country...

  • 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

    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 resorting to illegal arrests and registration of cases, a representative of the protesters told Dawn...

    The participants included MNA Nadeem Abbas Rabaira, secretaries of agriculture and livestock, the Seed Corporation managing director, Sahiwal and Multan...

  • 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...

    The main link between the city and District Complex, the 110-foot wide one-way M A Jinnah Road, was...

  • 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...

    Similarly, untreated emissions from sugar mills situated on Okara-Faisalabad Road some five kilometer away from the city was another source of air pollution in the district...

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