Featured Articles — March 15, 2009

shahbaz-sharifTime of Showdown approaches as the Long March moves from Lahore to Islamabad. All major cities have been sealed for first time in History of Pakistan, Highways are Blocked, Educational Institutes Closed and Gas Stations Shutdown. Trucks & Containers carrying goods that were hijacked by Police in attempt to block roads have caused damage of more than $2.25 Billion.
Updates: [PST]
-09:21pm Dinner for Long March participants will be served in Jehlum
-09:20pm Ten buses of lawyers left GPO chowk for long march
-09:15pm Nawaz Sharif Caravan has crossed Ravi Bridge
-08:00pm Aerial firing heard in different areas of Rawalpindi
-07:55pm Hurdles removed from Gujranwala GT Road
-07:45pm Nawaz peaceful entrance in Islamabad will be welcome: Rehman Malik
-07:25pm Long March caravan crossing Ravi Bridge
-07:22pm Pkpolitics.com number of comments on a post, 1000, historic high.
-07:00pm Nawaz Sharif caravan reached Minar-e-Pakistan
-06:45pm We are going to Islamabad directly : Nawaz Sharif
-06:25pm High level meeting underway in chair of President
-06:20pm Courts of Rawalpindi will remain close on Monday : CJ LHC
-06:17pm Nawaz to head directly Islamabad after Data Darbar
-06:12pm Nawaz Sharif changed his route, going to DATA DARBAR
-05:45pm DIG investigation Mushtaq Sukhaira also resigned – AAJ TV
-05:21pm Ali Ahmad Kurd’s flight once again cancelled
-05:20pm DIG Lahore Amjad Saleemi resigned
-05:10pm Nawaz Sharif at Litton Road – ARY ONE WORLD
-05:00pm Aitzaz Ahsan broke his dentention, moving towards LHC
-04:58pm Deputy Attorney General of Punjab has resigned
-04:30pm Protest Rally at Aabpara Chowk, Islamabad
-04:30pm Nawaz Sharif caravan reached Mandar Chowk
-04:25pm Shahbaz Sharif on Geo News
-04:20pm Resigned DCO Lahore Sajjad Bhutta joined Protest Rally
-04:16pm SAMAA TV Transmission suspended in Rawalpindi
-04:15pm DCO Lahore Resigned : SAMAA
-04:05pm Rawalpindi Police refused to arrest Shahbaz Sharif – AAJ TV
-03:46pm DHARNA and JALSA will be on GPO chowk: Nawaz
-03:45pm Aerial firing heard in some areas of Rawalpindi
-03:30pm Media Banned in Red Zone Area of Islamabad
-03:26 Lahore: Fire erupted in Liberty Plaze
-03:25pm Rangers has been called in Lahore
-03:20pm Ali Ahmad Kurd banned in Punjab
-03:15pm Removal of containers from GT road started
-03:10pm Nawaz Sharif caravan in Ichra Now
-03:00pm Nawaz Sharif caravan reached Canal road.
-02:30pm Thousands with Nawaz Sharif Caravan on Kalma Chowk
-02:15pm Police retreats at GPO Chowk Mall Road after severe clashes with protestors.
-02:15pm Nawaz Sharif reached Kalma Chowk
-02:00pm TV channels reporting Aerial firing in Lahore
01:55pm Shelling on Nawaz Sharif Caravan on Ferozpur Road – ARY
ONEWORLD
-01:46pm Nawaz Sharif caraavan on ferozepur road now after breaking hurdles
-01:45pm Nawaz Sharif leaving his Model Town Residence
-01:38pm AAJ TV transmission suspended
-01:40pm Javed Hashmi arrested from Islamabad High Court Bar Building
-01:15pm Directives to halt SMS services in Twin Cities for two days
-01:10pm Mobile services in Islamabad has been suspended
-01:10pm Nawaz Sharif addressing from his Model Town Residence
-12:50pm Batton Charges in Mansoora, Lahore
-12:45pm Police reached Islamabad Bar Building to arrest Javed Hashmi
-12:36pm HEAVY SHELLING ON GPO CHOWK , LAHORE
-12:30pm Nawaz Sharif detention order bound us not to leave him from his house: Police
-12:20pm Nawaz Sharif is expected to come in GPO chowk in short while
-11:58am Aasma Jahangir and Iqbal Haider reached LHC, Lahore
-11:45am JI Activists rally at Litton Road, Lahore
-11:16am: Aitzaz Ahsan arrested
-11:15am Deployment of Police at Ch. Tanveer House in RWP
-11:10am House arrest orders issued for JI leader Liaqut Baloch
-11:06am House arrest orders issued for JI leader Qazi Hussain
-11:05am Ahsan Iqbal and Khawaja Saad under house arrest – orders issued
-11:00am Geo: Rawalpindi: Shahbaz Sharif dotched authorities and disappeared
-10:45am Lahore is in drastic look. No vehicle on road
-10:30am Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif under house arrest for three days- Geo
-05:15am Police starts arresting PMLN workers outside Nawaz Sharif residence in Model Town.