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Petition Filled in LHC for Public Holiday On Iqbal Day

Petition Filled in LHC for Public Holiday On Iqbal Day


Sumera Saeed | November 7, 2017 | category: Holidays

Petition Filled in LHC for Public Holiday On Iqbal Day. We informed you recently that there will no public holiday on 9th November on Iqbal Day as per the notification of Interior Ministry of the government of Pakistan regarding the holidays in 2017.

Pakistanis have a great reverence for Iqbal Day as they tribute to poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, who was born on Nov 9, 1877 in Sialkot. They want that the government should honor the day by announcing public holiday.

In this regard a petition has been filed in the LHC, nominated the federal and provincial governments as respondents on the matter of declaring Iqbal Day as a public holiday. The petitioner wants them to make sure that the status of Iqbal Day as a public holiday is settled for once and for all.

The petition sought early hearing of the matter so that this year a public holiday is confirmed on 9th November.

It is still remain to see if the LHC approved the decision in favor of petition and the federal government will declare the Public holiday on Iqbal Day.

For further updates stay tuned with daytimes.pk

Cable Operators Restore Cable TV Services: LHC Issued Stay Order against DTH Auction on November 23

Cable Operators Restore Cable TV Services: LHC Issued Stay Order against DTH Auction on November 23


Sumera Saeed | November 22, 2016 | category: News

Cable Operators Restore Cable TV Services: LHC Issued Stay Order against DTH Auction on November 23

After the successful negotiations with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBA), Cable operators have restored the cable TV services across the country. The Cable Operators Association has called of its strike after successful conciliation; they had suspended cable TV services in the country yesterday against the Direct To Home (DTH) auction on 23rd November.

The Chairman of Cable Operators Association Khalid Arayin said that they are calling off the strike as their negotiations with PBA remain successful and Maryam Aurangzeb, State Minister for Information and Broadcasting, has guaranteed them of solving their issues.

Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued a stay order against 23rd November DTH auction Planned by PEMRA in the country. Lahore High Court has asked the authorities stop the auction since it had already reticent a verdict in the case.

Earlier the cable operators in the country threaten the authorities outside PEMRA headquarter in Islamabad that they would go for hunger strike if their demands were not met. The cable operators are of the view that livelihood is under menace if Direct-to-home (DTH) services will launch in the country.

Cable operators say that the need time to digitize the cable TV service in the country via set-top-boxes, as presently  100 per cent of cable TV network runs on referent.