Islamabad News

Helpline for guidance of sit-in affectees directed

IHC Judge orders Chief Commissioner to meet PTI, PAT leadership

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday while hearing a petition of Islamabad’s traders against the Azadi and Inqilab marches and their respective sit-ins, has directed the Acting Chief Commissioner Mujahid Sherdil to meet the PTI and PAT chiefs and discuss with them the situation for the protection of fundamental rights of the citizens.

Hospitals directed for emergency arrangements

City Reporter

Islamabad—Minister of State, Capital Administration and Development Division, Barrister Usman Ibrahim directed the officials of PIMS,NIRM, and Poly Clinic to make special arrangements to counter any emergency situation in the capital city. As some of the political parties are launching their protests in Islamabad and there might be a situation where a health emergency could be arisen, so we need to be fully prepared for any such situation, said the State Minister,press release issued here. For that State Minister gave special directives to arrange approximately 100-150 beds for emergency from 14th August, 2014 onwards, in order to meet with any kind of unforeseen event.

Sanitation facilities for marchers

City Reporter

Islamabad—Capital Development Authority (CDA) has increased the numbers of sanitation staff from 150 to 182 to provide sanitation facilities to the marches Spokesman of CDA said on Tuesday. Talking to APP, he said CDA has constituted a contingent of 182 sanitary staff which would work round the clock in three shifts.

Sit-ins suspend recreational activities in capital city

City Reporter

Islamabad—The anti-government sit-ins organised by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) have not only disrupted the routine life of city residents but the parks and recreational points of capital city also have witnessed very little visitors for last one week.

Ex-servicemen demand mid-term polls, independent EC

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—The Executive Council of Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Association (PESA) has called for dissolution of assemblies, formation of interim government, holding of mid-term elections and last but not least electoral reforms. The association made this demand during a meeting presided over by Vice Admiral (R) Ahmad Tasnim here on Tuesday. Admiral (R) Fasih Bokhari, Lt Gen (R) Naeem Akbar, Air Marshal (R) Masood Akhtar, Brig (R) Muhammad Taj, Brig (R) Mian Mahmud, Brig (R) Masudul Hassan, Brig (R) Simon Sharaf and Maj (R) Farouk Hamid Khan attended the meeting.

Egg whites or whole eggs for a healthy you?

EGG YOLKS, along with other sources of saturated fat and cholesterol, came under fire in the wake of research by Nikolai Anichkov at the turn of the 20th century. Do you always toss out the yolks when you make an omelette? If studies are to be believed, avoiding egg yolks could mean you are missing out on good nutrition. Whole eggs don’t raise your risk of heart disease - in fact, according to nutrition coach Liz Wolfe, it may be worse for your health to not eat them.

Business community rejects Imran’s civil disobedience call

Rawalpindi—The traders of Rawalpindi district have criticised PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s call for civil disobedience, saying it will not succeed. The representatives of trade unions of Rawalpindi district while condemning Imran Khan’s call said the country is confronting various challenges and such steps would push it towards economic instability.

Ahsan Iqbal calls upon PTI, PAT to withdraw call for entering Red Zone

Islamabad—Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has called upon the leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Awami Tehreek to withdraw its call for entrance into the red zone. Talking to the media persons in Islamabad Tuesday, he said political and democratic forces are collectively engaged with the two protesting parties to find a political situation of the current situation. He said appropriate security measures will also be taken for the security of the red zone in the wake of provocative calls given by the PTI and the Awami Tehreek.

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