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Drinking water a rarity in Karachi’s Baldia Town

The water supply position in Karachi’s Baldia Town has been getting worst day by day. Protests for the supply of clean drinking water can be witnessed in the area almost daily. The situation is leading to various water borne diseases, but elected representatives have no realization of people’s unending sufferings.  

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Water protest: Sindh assembly witnesses chaos

KARACHI: The Sindh assembly witnessed chaos on Friday when opposition members mounted protest against acute water shortage in Karachi. Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani continued presiding over the session despite outcries from the opposition benches. The MPAs raised slogans of ‘Pani Do Pani Do’ (Give water) from opposition benches, and tore up the copies of agenda;…

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JI, PSP stage sit-ins against K-Electric over power outages in Karachi

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami and Pak Sarzameen Party staged sit-ins against K-Electric and the federal government over prolonged power outages in Karachi on Friday. A large number of JI protesters gathered at Karachi Press Club while PSP activists staged a sit-in outside K-Electric head office near Punjab Chowrangi. The JI had announced earlier that the sit-in would…

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Protest: MPA to stay and sleep at Sindh Assembly

An MPA announced Friday that he will not leave the premises of the Sindh Assembly until Orangi Town gets water. MPA Saifuddin Khalid said he had brought along clothes and chanay [chickpeas] to keep going. “The people in Orangi Town are deprived of potable water and the Sindh government is so poor that it cannot…

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Modi faces protests over £1bn deal in UK

London: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday set to sign £1 billion ($1.42 billion, 1.14 billion euros) of investment deals with Britain during a visit to London, where he was met by hundreds of religious protesters. Modi, in Britain for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, was also expected to confirm the new India-UK…

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FixIt protest outside KE head office

‘FixIt’ activists on Saturday kicked off their overnight sit-in outside head office of the K-Electric to protest loadshedding in the city. The protesters are being led by ‘FixIt’ founder Alamgir Khan, demanding end to prolonged power outages.

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Protest by Quetta Hazaras enters day seven

QUETTA: The protest against the killing of Hazara community members in Quetta entered its seventh day. The main protest at Alamdar Road is held at 5 pm on everyday basis. No government official or political leader contacted the protesters to listen to their demands, according to demonstrators. The killing of a Hazara man on March…

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Analysis: Jibran Nasir’s top 5 ways to disrupt

SAMAA TV asked lawyer and provocateur Jibran Nasir what he has learnt from taking part in protests across Pakistan. Every protest has a trajectory. It takes a course. When are they effective and what makes them fizzle out? This is what he told us: 1. You don’t need a political party to protest I know…

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CJP takes notice of murder of Jaranwala girl

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of a minor girl who was murdered after rape in Jaranwala and directed the Punjab police chief to submit report within 48 hours. Seven-year-old Mubashira was abducted while she was playing near her house on April 1. Later, her body was recovered from…

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Shutdown being observed in Indian held Kashmir against killing of 17 youth

SRINAGAR: In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown marked by curfew and restrictions is being observed against the killing of 17 youth by Indian troops in the held territory. Shutdown is a part of the two-day strike given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. As per the…

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US blocks UN Security Council statement on Gaza violence

UNITED NATIONS: The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border that left 16 dead, diplomats said. Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans protested near the border on Friday, with Israeli forces using tear gas and live…

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Israeli troops wound 13 on Gaza border, day after deadly protest

GAZA: Israeli troops fired warning shots toward Palestinian youths gathered at the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday, wounding 13 people, health officials said. Tension remained high in the area a day after deadly violence broke out in one of the biggest Palestinian demonstrations there in years. An Israeli military spokesman said he was checking the details…

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Bilawal condemns rape, murder of Faisalabad university student

By Yousuf Cheema  KARACHI: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the brutal rape and murder of MA English student, Abida, who was found dead, after allegedly being subjected to sexual abuse in Faisalabad. “The growing incidents of crimes against women are intolerable and culprits should be apprehended without any delay,” said Bilawal in a…

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Protest continues as lady health workers remain unpaid

The sit-in of the lady health workers continued on Mall Road, Lahore, for the fifth day as negotiations failed They said they will block the metro bus if their demands are not met. Their demands include: outstanding dues should be cleared by March 31, implementation on recommendations pertaining to their service structure, provision of government-issued…

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Sexual harassment: KU students protest against teacher

University of Karachi students said a professor harassed and blackmailed them. They began to protest Friday “We want justice,” they shouted during the protest at Arts Lobby. They carried placards saying #SpeakUp. A professor was served notices by the administration and sexual harassment committee as more students said he harassed and threatened them. A student…

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7,000 pairs of shoes laid outside White House to protest gun violence

WASHINGTON: Activists placed thousands of pairs of shoes on the lawn outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to memorialize children killed by gun violence. The demonstration was planned by international advocacy group Avaaz to represent the number of children killed by guns since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The 7,000 shoes in…

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Protest by Quaid-e-Azam University professors enters sixth week

Report By: Ahsan Ansari ISLAMABAD: The protest of Quaid-e-Azam University professors against the vice chancellor of the educational institution has entered into its sixth week. The lecturers of Quaid-e-Azam University have blamed the vice-chancellor Dr. Javed Ashraf for mismanagement and violation of merit in the educational institution. The academic activities in the university are not…

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Municipal staff protest against Karachi police

Karachi’s police earned the ire of municipality workers after they began arresting DMC staff instead of people who litter Sindh had banned people from dumping household, industrial, commercial and hospital waste in open spaces. It gave SHOs the power to arrest anyone caught doing this. Except the police are not actually cracking down on the…

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Church at Jesus’s traditional burial site reopens after protest

NEWS DESK: The Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity reopened on Wednesday after a three-day closure to protest against Israeli measures had left thousands of visitors locked outside, reported AFP. The two men who act as keepers of the key of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre opened…

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LoC violations: Pakistan lodges protest with Indian High Commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has denounced unprovoked Indian firing on the Line of Control in Rawalakot sector on Thursday that resulted in the martyrdom of one civilian. The Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P Singh was summoned to Foreign Office on Thursday and a strong protest was lodged with him. In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad…

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‘Padmaavat’ glorifies Rajputs, says Indian right-wing group; withdraws protest

India’s  right-wing Hindu group on Friday announced it has decided to take back its protest against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, stating the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs. The group had been protesting against the move, alleging that it involved an intimate scene between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler….

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