Not all business associations joined the strike, but the move underlines the pressure facing Prime Minister Imran Khan's government, which came to power last year promising millions of new jobs and welfare measures to help the poor.
The economist said he "profoundly disagrees" with the circumstances in which Mian was asked to resign from the council. "Basing decisions on religious affiliation goes against my principles, or the values I am trying to teach my children," he said.
Ansari had crossed over illegally to Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012 reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online and then went missing. He was later arrested and tried by a Pakistani military court, which pronounced him guilty of espionage.
Mumbai, Jan 15 (ANI): A Mumbai youth named Nehal Ahmed Ansari went missing in Pakistan while searching for a tribal girl. Mother of the missing said that he went to Pakistan for a job. During his stay he made Facebook friends in Pakistan and hence became friends with this unidentified girl. According to the Facebook messages, this girl was in trouble and Nehal wanted to rescue and help her. While helping this girl, Nehal went missing. The Pakistan Government has assured the Nehal’s parents of his safety. They also stated that the Indian government is also actively involved in the case.
Noida, 12 Jan (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that India should wait till the time Pakistan government takes action with respect to the Pathankot terror attack. Singh added that the Pakistan government has assured the Indian government of taking efficient action and added that India did not have any reason to doubt them.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Pathankot Airbase is of crucial importance. He said Pakistan knew what had happened but they would not be admitting it. He added that India has already given evidences of terror, but the Pakistan Government is not taking any action.