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Men open fire during an anti-encroachment drive in Islamabad

Four suspects have been arrested

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February 10, 2019


UK appoints Pakistani-origin Sara Khan to lead anti-extremism drive

LONDON: The UK government has appointed a Pakistani-origin women right campaigner Sara Khan as the new chief of a commission set up to root out extremism in the country. Sara Khan, 37, will head the Commission for Countering Extremism, a body that had been proposed in the wake of the terrorist attack at an Ariana…

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January 25, 2018


Saudi prince Alwaleed says women must drive

Riyadh: An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince has called for an “urgent” end to his country’s ban on women driving. “Stop the debate: Time for women to drive,” Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said on his official Twitter account, @Alwaleed_Talal. Alwaleed is an unusually outspoken member of the Saudi royal family who holds no political posts but…

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November 30, 2016


Over 2.2 million children will be administered polio drop in Karachi

KARACHI: The anti-polio campaign in city will start from September 26 and continue till October 1. The decision to this effect was taken at the Anti-polio Task Force meeting presided over by Commissioner Karachi Ejaz Ahmed Khan, said a statement here Tuesday. The meeting also reviewed the performance of the previous anti-polio drive and expressed…

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September 20, 2016


Rana Sana opposes MQM office demolition drive

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday opposed the ongoing crackdown on MQM’s offices in Karachi and other parts of Sindh. The law minister told the media that MQM was reaping what it sowed, but it was not Rangers’ job to knock down party’s offices. Watch what he has to say.

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August 29, 2016


MQM’s cleanliness drive continues

“Clean Karachi” campaign launched by the MQM in Karachi continued in the city for the second straight day with top leaders leading the volunteers. Fix it campaigner Alamgir Khan was also invited to join the drive. Watch details in this report.

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March 11, 2016


Anti-polio drive enters 2nd day in Karachi

KARACHI: Amid tight security measures for vaccinators, a four-day anti-polio campaign in Karachi entered second day to cover thousands of children below five years of age, Samaa reported Tuesday. Nearly 900 police and Rangers personnel have been deployed to provide security to polio teams that are administering anti-polio drops in different areas of the city…

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November 10, 2015


Dogs, monkeys tainting India PM's cleanliness drive: NGO

NEW DELHI: An Indian charity petitioned the High Court Wednesday for packing off stray dogs and monkeys to a remote corner of the country, saying they were undermining premier Narendra Modi's cleanliness campaign. The Society for Public Cause, a New Delhi-based non-profit group, said the animals must either be exported or sent to Nagaland, a…

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July 22, 2015


Anti-polio drive launched in Balochistan

QUETTA: A three-day National Immunization Campaign against Polio launched amid tight security in Balochistan on Monday. Provincial Health department sources said that over 6000 teams comprising volunteers were taking part in the campaign who would visit across the province to administer anti-polio drops to children below the age of five years. As many as 2.4…

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March 16, 2015


5-day anti-polio drive begins in Karachi

KARACHI: The five days anti-polio campaign, postponed last week due to non-availability of security cover for the concerned vaccinators, in 12 high risk UCs of district central, began here Monday. As per schedule 1,15,300 children, under five years of age will be vaccinated against the crippling disease during the special campaign in selected UCs of…

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March 2, 2015


Anti-polio drive begins in Charsadda

CHARSADDA: Local administration has imposed ban on riding motorcycle during a three-day anti-polio drive that was kicked off here on Monday. Children under five years of age would be vaccinated here amid tight security. Meanwhile, the second phase of the drive has been postponed in Quetta due to security reasons and incomplete preparations. Children of…

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March 2, 2015


Imran Khan kicks off plantation drive in KP

HARIPUR: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan started tree plantation campaign by planting sapling here in Makeyani area on Saturday. According to details, Imran Khan said that one billion trees would be planted in next 5 years, and a volunteer force would be established in this regard in KP. On the occasion, PTI Central Deputy…

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February 21, 2015


Anti-polio drive in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: An anti-polio has started in the city in which children of the nine union councils would be vaccinated. Owing to security situation, the district administration said there would be ban on motorcycle riding in the district on January 18 from 08:00 to 17:00 hours. During the drive around 4260 teams would administer polio drops…

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January 18, 2015


Anti-polio drive fails to start in Karachi

KARACHI: Four-day anti-polio campaign could not be kicked off in nine sensitive areas of Karachi owing to inadequate security arrangements for the vaccinators. Reports said the immunization drive was to be started on Saturday in Karachi; however, the campaign failed to begin in the sensitive areas of the city due to security reasons. As many…

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January 10, 2015


Anti-polio drive in Gilgit-Baltistan begins tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The 5th round of three-day national immunization campaign against polio will begin in Gilgit-Baltistan on Monday. During the campaign 113,000 children up to five years will be administered polio drops in all seven districts, Radio Pakistan reported. Control rooms are also being set up in all districts to monitor the drive. In Gilgit, an…

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December 7, 2014


Anti-polio drive begins in Karachi

KARACHI: An anti-polio drive has started in the eleven union councils of the city on Friday while the drive has not been started in the four areas due to security reasons. The UCs where the drive has not started, include Bin Qasim, Gadap, Rerhi Goth and Landhi. Director of the provincial health department told media…

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December 5, 2014


Border blues for Saudi woman trying to drive home

RIYADH: A Saudi Arabian woman who tried to drive into the kingdom from the United Arab Emirates said on Monday she is stuck at the frontier and unable to pass. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which does not allow women to drive. “I have been at the Saudi border for 24…

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December 1, 2014


Workers boycott anti-polio drive

KARACHI: An Anti Polio drive could not be started on Monday in some parts of the city after the polio workers boycotted the campaign for non-payment of dues. According to reports, the polio workers boycotted the campaign in sensitive areas of the city, including Katti Paharri, Nazimabad Town, SITE area, Orangi Town, and did not…

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November 24, 2014


Lyari gangster-cleansing drive in top gear

KARACHI: In what could be said an ongoing ‘gangster-cleansing’ drive, the paramilitary troops rid the crime-infested Lyari of yet two more desperadoes after a late night exchange of fire, Samaa reported Friday. “Baba Ladla gangmen Shehzad aka Sajid and Sameer were killed in an encounter with our raiders on Ghulam Hussain Lane”, a Rangers spokesperson…

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November 21, 2014


Anti-polio drive begins in Khyber Agency

ISLAMABAD: Anti-polio campaign has been launched in Khyber Agency on Monday. During the drive, drops of polio vaccine will be administered to one hundred and twenty eight thousand children in the agency. Polio drops will also be administered to internally displaced children at the reception points and camps in Bara area. Three hundred and ninety…

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November 17, 2014


Sattar upbeat about MQM’s membership drive

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Farooq Sattar has claimed that hundreds of thousands of people have joined the party in less than 24 hours after the launch of membership drive. Speaking to media persons here on Saturday, he called upon farmers, laborers and women to join the MQM. “We are spreading Altaf Hussain’s…

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November 15, 2014