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Doctors turn political

The Young Doctors Association’s (YDA) Punjab chapter turned political on Wednesday, as it gathered the critics of the Punjab government and its policies under the banner of a healthcare convention organised in

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

Syndicate’s elections turn the heat up at PU – VC’s ‘favourites’ shift loyalties

LAHORE – Some faculty members at the Punjab University (PU), who were allegedly ‘favoured’ by the PU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Mujahid Kamran, have united against the PU VC in the varsity’s upcoming syndicate’s elections, Pakistan Today has learnt. The faculty members say that they will cast votes against the Teachers Front (TF), a pro-administration and pro-VC group.
According to some faculty member, the VC was asked several times to stop illegally favouring the teachers, who

Egyptians turn anger on army in Cairo protest

CAIRO – Thousands of protesters turned their anger on the army on Saturday demanding that Egypt’s ruling military council hand power to civilians and pressing for former President Hosni Mubarak to be put on trial.
The army, which has ruled Egypt since Mubarak was forced out of office on February 11, has become a growing target for a hardcore of protesters who say the generals are colluding with remnants of Mubarak’s network and thwarting calls for a deeper purge.
“The

Students, teachers turn out to support HEC

ISLAMABAD – Hundreds of students of various universities, professors, and employees of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday took to the streets against the ruling PPP for its decision to devolve HEC to provinces.
Carrying national flags in their hands, students and professors gathered outside HEC, where dozens of HEC employees joined them to protest against the proposed devolution. JUI-F Senator Azam Khan Swati also visited the venue to express solidarity with the

Women will turn against ‘sultan’ Berlusconi: Bindi

ROME – One of Italy’s most senior female politicians has condemned Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as a “sultan” who degrades women and predicted many of those who voted for him will abandon him in the next election.
Rosy Bindi, president of the opposition Democratic Party and deputy speaker of the lower house of the parliament, said in an interview sex scandals were likely to cost Berlusconi power. “Italian women are paying the highest price for this scandal, with an image

Unification bloc all set to turn tables on ‘Q’

ISLAMABAD – The unification bloc in the Punjab has finalised its strategy to turn tables on the Chaudhrys-led PML-Q with the support of 46 members with the formation of a separate parliamentary group in the provincial assembly to finally deal a deadly blow to the mother party.
A source confided to Pakistan Today that the unification bloc had won the support of 46 members of the Punjab Assembly against 32 in the Chaudhrys’ group. This group would show its strength to the media

People turn to Sasta Bazaars

PESHAWAR – Unwarranted price hike has forced the lower and middleclass to buy warm clothes from Landa and Sasta bazaars all over the city. Inflation, along with the falling mercury has paralyzed the masses, leading them to adopt desperate measures to function as fog and chilly westerly wave engulfs the country.
Warm garments made in the local factory are too expensive for people, a survey by Pakistan Today revealed, who are now resorting to Landa bazaars and sasta bazaars in the

Nawaz’s turn for premiership to come in 2023: Taseer

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif’s turn for becoming prime minister will come in 2023, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said on Sunday.
He was talking to journalists at the Lahore Polo Club. Taseer said that Nawaz should show patience and wait for his turn until 2023 and predicted that the PML-N chief would not destabilise the federal government. He defended the federal government’s decision to increase fuel prices saying that it was necessary due to

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