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Stop polluting the Ravi, EPD tells DHA

The Punjab Environment Protection Department (EPD) on Tuesday issued an ultimatum to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) on charges of discharging untreated waste and toxic water into the Charrar Drain, linking to

‘Stop killing Shias in Bahrain, Parachinar’

Majlis-e-Wehdat-e-Muslemeen ((MWM)) Pakistan, Imamia Students Organization, Imamia Ulema and Madaris-e-Dinia organised a rally on Friday against atrocities in Bahrain and killing of Shiites in Parachinar. Hundreds of women, men and children chanted

Two water pumps at Pipri station stop working

KARACHI – Two water extraction pumps installed at the Pipri Pumping Station have stopped working, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) announced on Tuesday.It said that the faulty pumps are being repaired on an emergent basis and they pupms would become functional by Wednesday evening. Until then the city would face a water shortage of 17 million gallons.
Normal water supply would be restored from Thursday. It was pointed out that some areas where water supply would be

PTI will teach govt how to stop drone strikes: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD – Once in-charge after winning the next general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf would teach the present rulers how to deal with generals and to run the state affairs properly, PTI Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday. “We will teach the so-called leaders how to control the generals and also to stop the drone attacks” Imran said at a joint press briefing with the representatives of British human right organization “Reprieve” here at National Press Club. He said the

US refuses to stop drone strikes

ISLAMABAD – Despite a strong protest and clear demands by Pakistan, the US seems to have refused to stop drone strikes in the Tribal Areas as was evident by Wednesday’s attack in South Waziristan thus increasing the tensions between Islamabad and Washington and endangering Pakistan-US cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
The CIA has agreed to share some information about its operatives in Pakistan as well as their activities with Pakistani authorities but according to

Diplomatic channels being used to put stop to drone attacks: Gilani

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Wednesday told the National Assembly that diplomatic pressure was being applied on the US to stop drone attacks in the Tribal Areas.
In response to a point of order raised by Leader of the Opposition in the NA Nisar Ali Khan, the prime minister said Pakistan was using diplomatic channels to compel the US to stop drone attacks because they were counter-productive.
He said security forces conducted successful operation against

U.S. to stop acting as “preacher” of human rights: Chinese Experts

BEIJING – The United States should stop its hegemonic practice of portraying itself as a human rights “preacher” and using human rights issues to interfere in other nations’ said internal affairs, Chinese experts.
In its annual report on human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions, which was released on Friday, the United States claimed that a “negative” trend in China’s human rights record continued, an accusation that Chinese experts categorically refuted.

LHC moved to stop HEC dissolution

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging the dissolution of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Saturday. Petitioner Advocate Fahad Ahmed Siddiqi submitted that the objective of the HEC is to facilitate institutions of higher education.
He said that the federal government has decided to devolve and dissolve the HEC to the provinces and started consulting with provincial governments in this regard. Siddiqi said that the federal government was

Japan battles to stop radiation leak into sea

SENDAI – Workers at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant Sunday struggled to stop a radioactive water leak into the Pacific, as the government warned the facility may spread contamination for months.
Along the tsunami-ravaged coast, 25,000 Japanese and US military and rescue crew completed a massive three-day search for bodies, more than three weeks after the catastrophe struck. While cherry blossoms opened in Tokyo, temperatures plunged again, leaving tens of thousands of homeless

Petrol pumps stop sales ahead of fuel price hike

LAHORE – Petrol pump owners again resorted to their fleecing techniques by stopping sales on Thursday, as fuel prices are expected to be increased by 10 to 15 percent from midnight, Pakistan Today has learnt. Motorists and motorcyclists were seen searching for petrol from one pump to another. Petrol pumps located in major areas of the city including Model Town, Garden Town, Allama Iqbal Town, Mughalpura, Dharampura, Ghari Shahu and others stopped selling fuel in the evening and hardly