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Sindh headlines: First female Hindu candidate and Hunger strike against Kalabagh Dam

Samaa Digital brings to you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh. 1. Sukkur residents protest for basic facilities Daily Kawish, Hyderabad A good number of residents in Sukkur city protested at Shikarpur road against the lack for basic facilities in the city including water and sanitation. The protestors chanted slogans against the ruling PPP,…

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Error in PTI candidate list triggers protest

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s internal dispute over ticket distribution has now hit the streets, with workers protesting outside the houses of party leaders in different cities. In Karachi, a large number of PTI workers, carrying placards and banners, reached the residence of senior party leader Arif Alvi, who is contesting from Karachi’s NA-247 constituency. The protest…

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PTI protest in Multan leaves three women injured

A protest by PTI workers in Multan turned ugly when female workers physically fought each other outside Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s house. After protesting outside Imran Khan’s Banigala residence, angry workers of the PTI have now started surrounding the houses of other party leaders over distribution of election tickets. On Sunday, more than a dozen female…

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Sindh headlines: Protest against SPSC, vote for martyrs, BB varsity in crisis

Samaa Digital brings to you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh. 1. Students protest against SPSC policy Daily Kawish, Hyderabad A large number of students preparing for Sindh Public Service Commission’s combined competitive examination rallied in Larkana. They protested against the commission’s decision to introduce negative marks in the upcoming screening test for posts…

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Palestinian forces break up Ramallah protest over Gaza

Palestinian security forces fired stun grenades and tear gas Wednesday to disperse a demonstration in the occupied West Bank opposing Palestinian punitive measures against Hamas-run Gaza, an AFP reporter said. The demonstration in Ramallah, the West Bank city that houses the Palestinian government, came after the Palestinian government temporarily banned public protests. Dozens of Palestinian…

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Irked by ticket allotment, PTI workers continue Banigala siege

Enraged workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf continued their protest outside Imran Khan’s Banigala residence in Islamabad against what they called ‘unfair distribution’ of the party’s election tickets, SAMAA TV reported. The protest entered its second day today (Sunday), with PTI leadership seriously contemplating to address the supporters’ concerns. Dozens of workers have been camping outside Khan’s…

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Water riots break out in Karachi’s Orangi Town

Police in Karachi’s Orangi Town baton-charged people protesting an acute water shortage. Protestors blocked a main road in Orangi Town No. 15 and suspended traffic for a couple of hours. The people were protesting against the ‘tanker mafia’, complaining that the government was selling their share of water to tanker owners. Police baton charged the…

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Parents protest tuition fee for summer vacations

Scores of parents braving scorching summer heat gathered outside Karachi Press Club Tuesday afternoon to protest against alleged harassment and unjustified demand for June-July tuition fee and other unfair rules by a private school in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area. The protesting parents, carrying placards and raising slogans against the school administration, demanded of the authorities concerned…

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Tribesmen end Mir Ali sit-in as authorities assure security

Thousands of protesters in Pakistan’s tribal belt along the Afghan border have ended a days-long protest against a string of recent assassinations, the organizers said Friday. Demonstrators and an AFP reporter in the area said more than 3,000 tribesmen launched the sit-in protest on Sunday in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali after three tribal elders were…

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Traffic stalls in Karachi downtown as protesters march towards Governor House

Ali Hafeez Commuters in Karachi’s Saddar area faced a traffic gridlock Tuesday as a group of protesters tried to march towards Governor House. Members of the Sindh Action Committee took to the streets. They demanded that NADRA should stop issuing ID cards to people of Burmese and Bengali descent who are living in Karachi. “When…

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Give us monthly stipends if you can’t pay us, say Lahore blind people on fourth day of protest

Give us monthly stipends if you can’t pay us, say blind people as their protest in Lahore entered its fourth day. “We are unable to do many jobs,” says one protester. “The government should create jobs for us.” Those who can’t be given jobs should at least get some amount of money, says another. The…

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Protest in Narowal after assassination bid on Ahsan Iqbal

Gun attack on interior minister Ahsan Iqbal prompted protests in Punjab’s Narowal city, Samaa reported Sunday. PML-N supporters burnt tyres and blocked roads after Ahsan Iqbal was shot and injured in his native town, according to our correspondent. The incident is likely to heighten political tensions ahead of general elections expected in late July. Iqbal…

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Young girl’s rape triggers more angry protests in India

Protests erupted in southern India over the rape of a nine-year-old girl, as anger over the failure of police to stem a series of sex attacks on children boiled over. Reported rape cases in India have climbed steadily over recent years to around 40,000 in 2016, or about 100 a day, with many more believed…

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In Gaza, women protest among the burning tires and smoke

On the Gaza-Israel border women are an integral part of the tent protests that have transformed a once-deserted restricted zone. Some provide food, water and social media support – and some, although in much smaller numbers than men, roll burning tyres and hurl stones at the Israeli border fence. Since March 30, when the protests…

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Protest of Punjab health workers enters 12th day

LAHORE: The health workers in Punjab continued to protest for the 12th consecutive day against the provincial government on Friday. Around 1500 health workers have gathered at Civil Secretariat to demand regularization and restoration of the deduction in conveyance allowance. The protesters said they were not granted permanent status despite several pledges by the provincial…

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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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