PTI closes down Lahore in protest of 2013 general elections

Imran Khan

PTI chief Imran Khan addressing rally in Lahore

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on Monday, staged sit-ins in the Pakistani eastern city of Lahore blocking all major roads and junctions to protest against alleged rigging in 2013 general elections.

They burnt tyres and forced local businesses to shut down shops and offices. Public transport was also affected as they forced closure of buses, taxis and rickshaws in certain parts of the city.

PTI chief Imran Khan says he will end protests if new judicial commission formed in 48 hours

Imran Khan

PTI chief Imran Khan addressing rally in Lahore

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters, on Friday, closed down Karachi blocking major roads staging sit-ins at more than 18 different locations including 10 major ones to protest against alleged rigging in 2013 general elections. Major locations, which paralyzed the city included Native Jetty, Kala Pul, Teen Talwar, Numaish, Five Star, Hasan Square, Nursery, Star Gate, Qayyumabad, Super and National highways.

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4 small diet changes that can make a big difference

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Navy Medical Reserve provides a great career option for medical students

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Vietnam, Japan and U.S. doctors access a patient, at Da Nang General hospital, and share treatment ideas as part of Pacific Partnership 2014.

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What parents feed baby can have long-term impact

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Children who consumed fruits and vegetables infrequently and drank sweet drinks during late infancy showed those same habits at age six, according to new data published in the journal Pediatrics. Infants who consumed sweetened beverages more than three times a week at 10-12 months were twice as likely to be obese at age six.

5 of America’s eye-healthy cities

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6 timely tips to keep kids safe this holiday season

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