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Prime Minister and Army Chief discuss prevailing situation in country.

Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff, at a meeting in Islamabad discussed prevailing situation in the country. The Army chief took the Prime Minister into confidence of details of the decisions made at the Corps Commanders conference, held in Rawalpindi last night.

 

ISPR has categorically rejects reports that COAS General Raheel Shareef has asked the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.

Inter services public relations has categorically rejects reports that chief of army staff General Raheel Shareef has asked the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign. In a statement dg ISPR major General Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that news of army chief asking PM to resign or going on leave is baseless.

 

Pakistan Awami Tehreek protestors broke into the Pakistan Television center and suspended transmissions temporarily.

However, the rangers and Pakistan Army managed to escort them out of the premises. The protestors made their way into the building and managed to occupy newsrooms and halted PTV-World and PTV Urdu's transmission temporarily. They broke window panes and manhandled a guard. Mob also caused a heavy loss to the assets of PTV News and PTV World. Later, the violent protestors entered master control room where they destroyed sensitive installations and cut cables while also damaged CCTV cameras. The protestors also threatened the PTV workers and stopped them to work. The female staff of PTV News and PTV World had to take shelter in the mosque. So as of now, the situation is back to normal and everything is resuming in a proper manner.

 

The attack on Pakistan Television center Islamabad has been widely condemned by the government high ups, journalist fraternity and the civil society.

Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has said attack on PTV is a result of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri's inflammatory speeches. Talking to PTV the Information Minister said the responsibility lies on the shoulders of Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri. He termed the violent protesters as terrorists and demanded from PTI and pat leadership to end their violence against the state. He said the government has been exhibiting maximum restraint. Regretting acts of violence, Pervaiz Rasheed said pat and PTI have transformed their sit-ins into violent acts of terrorism. On a question, he said violence and dialogue cannot move together. He said both the protesting parties will have to give up their violent activities.

 

A four-member Supreme Court bench hearing petitions against Inqelab and Azadi marches have clarified that it has offered role of arbiter not an arbitrator.

The bench headed by the Chief Jutice Nasirul Mulk has adjourned the hearing till tomorrow. Counsels of Imran Khan and Dr.Tahir ul Qadri has been directed to appear before the bench tomorrow.

 
 
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