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Journalists continue protest against forced dismissals

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KARACHI: Media Workers staged a sit-in protesting against forced dismissals and nonpayment of dues in front of Express offices on Saturday 2nd of February 2019.

A large number of Media Workers, office bearers of various journalists’ unions, representatives of trade unions, members of civil society and political figures participated in the dharna that was organized by Joint Workers Action Committee.

Speakers urged the government not to pay advertisements’ dues to Media House Owners till the issue of forced sacking and non-payment of salaries were resolved!

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All three KUJs jointly protest for journalists’ rights!

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N. Waziristan: 5 bodies found from a nullah!

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N. Waziristan: Patrolling soldiers found five bullet-riddled bodies of unidentified people from a nullah in Boya area 1.5km away from the Army Check-Post in Shawal Valley here that was attacked by PTM workers yesterday.

It is pertinent to mention here that one of the five soldiers – who were critically wounded during the exchange of fire – has succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Gul Khan.

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PTM workers attack a security post in Miranshah

 

 

 

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SC commences hearing cases via E-Court System!

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ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is hearing cases here today through the application of latest video link connectivity.

Utilizing the system, lawyers presented their arguments from the Karachi registry through a video link. In the early stages, the e-court system will be available in apex court’s Islamabad and Karachi registry.

CJ, in his remarks on the occasion,  maintained that the E-court system was an important step saying towards ensuring inexpensive and speedy justice to the people. CJ also lauded the efforts of NADRA for developing E-Court System.

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Dep. PM of Uzbekistan arrives in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev has arrived here today on a two-day visit to Pakistan.

Elyor Ganiev is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising Deputy Ministers for Investment and Foreign Trade, Transport and other senior officials.

He is scheduled to meet a number of Federal Ministers and Advisers. He will hold consultations with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The talks will focus on discussing ways and means to further bolster the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan.

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Uzbek deputy PM due today on two-day visit

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