Tag: Demands

PML-N demands uncontroversial governor in Punjab

ISLAMABAD - As the government on Thursday accepted one of the 12 demands of Nawaz Sharif by reverting the petrol prices, the PML-N has forwarded another demand - the appointment of a non-controversial person as the Punjab governor - for the party's continued cooperation with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. A source in the PML-N told Pakistan Today that the demand regarding appointment of an 'impartial governor' had been conveyed to the prime minister.
"Gilani has also been

YOUTH KILLED IN ELAHI’S PROCESSION – A father demands justice

LAHORE - The father of a youth, Muhammad Imran, killed in Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi's procession has demanded Punjab government to take action against his son's murderers.
Addressing a press conference, Talib said his son was going to the factory for work when he fell victim to the aerial firing at Elahi's procession; two bullets hit him in the head and he died on the spot. He said he was a poor man and the government should ensure justice.
Member National Assembly from PML-N

PTI demands politicians bring back looted money from abroad

LAHORE - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) on Friday demanded politicians should bring back their looted money deposited in foreign bank accounts to save Pakistan from bankruptcy, as the common man cannot afford any more taxes. This demand was made in a party meeting held at the PTI Punjab Secretariat.
The PTI Punjab vice president said that budget deficit had swelled to trillions of rupees due to mismanagement of the current government while the situation had further worsened

PPP yields to MQM’s demands

KARACHI - The PPP on Wednesday conveyed to the MQM that most of its demands would be accepted, after which a meeting of the MQM Rabita Committee has been called to take a decision in the light of the emerging situation. A new working agreement is also expected between the PPP and the MQM.
Earlier, President Asif Zardari had met Sindh Governor Ishartul Ebad to discuss the PPP-MQM alliance. Sources said the governor had presented MQM's demands during the meeting. "Then on

JAC demands Federal Shariat Court’s abolisition

LAHORE - Joint Action Committee (JAC) and Women Action Forum (WAF) on Wednesday demanded that all parallel judicial systems especially the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) be abolished immediately.
JAC demanded the abolishment in response to the FSC's verdict on December 22, which declared four clauses (11, 25, 28 and 29) of the Women Protection Act (WPA) 2006 as unconstitutional.
JAC activists said that while the clauses may appear to make no substantive difference to the law,

PMA demands Janki Devi Hospital’s reopening

LAHORE - The closure of Janki Devi Hospital for the last three months and four days has led to the suffering of thousands of pregnant women who are forced to go to emergencies of other hospitals during labor.
Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) office bearers, Prof Yasmin Rashid, Dr M Tanveer Anwar, Dr Kamran Saeed, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Izhar Chaudhry and Dr Salman Kazmi have protested on the closure of the maternity hospital and demanded from the Pakistan prime minister to suspend

PA speaker demands Taseer’s removal

LAHORE - Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal on Saturday wrote a letter to the prime minister urging him to advise the president to remove Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer from his office for violating the constitution by leaving the country without informing the authorities concerned.
The letter alleged that the governor remained away from the country from December 5 to 8. The speaker has also sent a copy of the letter to President Asif Ali Zardari. This is the first case

PUASA demands action against IJT activists

LAHORE: The Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA), which met here on Monday under the chairmanship of its President Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed Akhtar in varsity Executive Club, demanded the varsity administration to undertake strict disciplinary action against Islami Jamiat Tulba (IJT) activists.
The association also expressed its solidarity with Superintendent Hostel No. 15 Sardar Asghar Iqbal, with whom the IJT activists had recently misbehaved. PUASA also demanded

APTMA demands equitable gas distribution

LAHORE: The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Central Chairman Gohar Ejaz said on Monday that the government should form a clear policy of gas supply and demanded that the revised policy should not shift the total gas shortfall on the textile sector.
The Chairman grieved that the textile industry was consuming 15 percent (600mmcfd) of the total load of 4000mmcfd and was irked that the shortage was already being shifted on the industry. He said that the textile

YDA demands salary increase to stop brain-drain

LAHORE: Young Doctors Association (YDA) have demanded the Chief Minister Punjab to announce a special pay package for doctors and raise the salary of a medical officer to Rs.80000 and a senior registrar to Rs.150,000 to stop the brain drain of doctors.
The office bearers of YDA Dr. Rana Sohail, Dr. Salman Kazmi, Dr. Talha Sherwani Dr. Khalid Idrees have stated that Pakistani doctors are the least paid among all the doctors in the subcontinent.
If a special salary package

HRCP seminar demands focus on civic education

LAHORE: Primary and secondary education of civics must begin at an elementary level to instill in students a sense of good citizenship and primary curriculum and textbooks must instill tolerance, gender equality and human rights, speakers at a seminar on 'Civic Education in Schools' organised by the Human Resource Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said. The seminar was attended by educationists, curriculum experts and human rights observers.
The speakers noticed the fact that civic

JI demands govt stance against Qazi’s UK visa cancellation

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Secretary General Liaquat Baloch has called upon the federal government to protest against the cancellation of British visa to former Jamaat chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed and other (Jamaat) leaders of the country.
In a letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Shah Mehmud Qureshi, he said that Qazi Hussain Ahmed had to visit Britain on the invitation of the UK Islamic Mission to attend various events. The British High Commission in Islamabad had issued a

APTMA demands removal of trade barriers on PSF

LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Gohar Ejaz has demanded the immediate withdrawal of six percent import duty and anti-dumping duty imposed on the import of Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF) to allow the textile industry to manufacture competitive blended textile products for both domestic and export markets.
An APTMA delegation, led by central Chairman APTMA, called upon the federal minister for textile industry and made a detailed presentation on the

Sherpao demands judicial inquiry into Karachi killings

The Pakistan People's Party-Sherpao (PPP-S) demanded a judicial inquiry into the recent assassinations in Karachi and also suggested that a reconciliation commission should be set up, comprising political parties and civil society organisations to resolve the issue.
The residents of Karachi, especially those who came from Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, were facing a very difficult situation said PPP-S President and former interior minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao while