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PTI sit-in enters 8th day

The sit-in of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and its allied parties to block NATO supply route entered eighth consecutive day on Saturday. In Peshawar‚ the PTI and the Jamaat-e-Islami workers have set-up protest

‘0.2m PTI workers to stage sit-in’

PESHAWAR – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central leader Sajid Gumrani said on Wednesday that around 0.2 million workers would participate in two days sit-in on 23rd and 24th in the province. Speaking at the Peshawar press club, he said all prerequisite arrangements were being made for the sit-in as 2, 000 workers would guard it.
He said the PTI sit-in against US-drone attacks proved that the masses showed great anger and resentment over the US-predator incursion in Pakistani

Anti-drone drive – PTI sit-in may turn into alliance

PESHAWAR – The anti-drone campaign launched by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is likely to transform into a future political alliance as almost all the like-minded political parties are joining the first ever two-day sit-in from April 23 against the US strikes in the tribal areas. Various political parties, except Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), have announced joining the sit-in on the main NATO supply route at

Dr Fauzia to join sit-in against drone attacks

LAHORE – Dr Fauzia Siddiqi addressed a press conference on Sunday along with Insaaf Student Federation (ISF) President Hassaan Niazi and Ibad-ur-Rehman’s brother Sajjad-ur-Rehman, who was killed by a car which had come to help Raymond Davis escape.
Dr Fauzia announced that she would be part of the sit-in against drone attacks. She said that Pakistan’s embassy in the United States threatened the lawyer who appealed against Aafia Siddiqi’s sentence. Sajjad-ur-Rehman said that the

Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

ATHENS – Greek police clashed with protesters on Wednesday as around 100,000 workers, pensioners and students marched to parliament in protest at austerity policies aimed at helping Greece cope with a huge debt crisis. Riot police fired scores of rounds of teargas and flash bombs at protesters hurling petrol bombs, choking the main Syndagma square with smoke and sending crowds of striking protesters running for cover.
Public and private sector employees’ 24-hour strike grounded

Federal govt teachers stage sit-in to press their demands

ISLAMABAD – Extending their protest from the schools premises to roads, hundreds of teachers affiliated with Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on Monday staged a sit-in at the D Chowk near the Parliament House, demanding regularisation and revision of their service structure.
Carrying placards in their hands, more than 3,000 teachers marched from the Press Club to the culmination point as they expressed their anger against the government for not fulfilling their demands.

PPP withdraws sit-in call, wants cabinet minus unification bloc

LAHORE – The politics of reconciliation worked once again in Punjab as the PPP has withdrawn its plans to stage sit-ins after PPP Senior Minister Raja Riaz’s one-on-one meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday.
However, the PPP parliamentary leader in Punjab Assembly cautioned Shahbaz that his government would have to face strong reaction if the PML-Q unification bloc was allotted an independent status in the assembly. The PPP sources said Riaz boldly conveyed

No sit-in by PPP ministers today, says Latif Khosa

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa on Monday said the provincial ministers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would not stage any protest, adding that there were some misunderstandings and reservations, which would hopefully addressed soon.
It is pertinent to recall that provincial Senior Minister Raja Riaz had announced Saturday to hold a sit-in in front of the Punjab Assembly if the provincial govt failed to reply positively to the 19-point agenda.
Khosa while

JI to hold sit-in outside KP Assembly today

PESHAWAR – Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan is holding a six-hour sit-in outside Khbyer Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s building today (Sunday) against government’s inability to stop frequent drone strikes in tribal areas and increasing prices of essential goods.
JI Amir Syed Munawar Hassan, former Amir Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Provincial President Professor Ibrahim Khan, senior leader Sirajul Haq and other central and provincial leaders will participate in the sit-in that will continue from 10am to

Drone victims stage sit-in outside Parliament

ISLAMABAD: The affectees of drone strikes and their relatives from North and South Waziristan staged a sit-in here on Friday in front of the Parliament House against the killings of innocent civilians.
The protesters demanded the government take immediate steps to stop drone assaults on civilians in the North and South Wazirstan that, according to them, had so far left 1,500 civilians dead.
A 14-year-old boy, Saad Ullah who lost his both legs and one eye in a drone strike,