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Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur was observed today (Friday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago. Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his...

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Disgraced Nawaz Sharif convicted; sentenced to 10 years in prison, Maryam 7

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court on Friday announced the verdict in Avenfield reference against the disgraced prime minister Nawaz Sharif  who is convicted  over money laundering and has been served 10 years sentence in Avenfield reference. Furthermore, Maryam Nawaz is sentenced for 7 years of imprisonment over submitting forged documents before the Supreme Court led Joint Investigation Team. Captain(R) Safdar is...

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Accountability Court to announce verdict today, discard Nawaz’s plea seeking delay

ISLAMABAD: The most awaited verdict is round the corner as the Accountability Court judge Mohammad Bashir has announced verdict on the plea of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking the delay in Avenfield reference judgement, which is scheduled to be announced today. The verdict will be announced today at 2: 30 PM, Judge Mohammad Bashir ruled. Avenfield reference which was...

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Main players in Avenfield reference proceedings

Avenfield reference is one of the three graft reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan in Panama Paper’s case last year. Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and Captain(R) Safdar are charged in Avenfield refernce, which revolves around allegations of buying London flats through money laundring. If the court convicts...

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PML-N unveils manifesto ahead of general elections 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has unveiled the party manifesto ahead of general elections, 2018 which has been scheduled for July 25th. "People should see which party fulfilled its 2013 manifesto," said the former Punjab chief minister. He recalled that in 2013, load-shedding and the deteriorating security situation were the two biggest issues facing the public. PML-N...

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Nawaz files request to delay Avenfield Verdict till his physical presence in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has requested the accountability court hearing corruption cases against him and his family to delay tomorrow's announcement of the Avenfield properties reference verdict. According to sources, the former premier's counsel Zafir Khan submitted a request in Accountability Court-I today, stating that the former premier wants to be present in court when the verdict is read...

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Want to be present in Pakistan court, regardless of the Avenfield verdict

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that he is not a dictator who will run away from the courts. Speaking to the media, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said “my wife has been on a ventilator since last 21 days,” adding, “I want to hear avenfield reference verdict in the court room.” Nawaz said that he is...

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Avenfield case: Court to announce verdict on July 6

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court, hearing the Avenfield reference against the Sharif family, has reserved it verdict in the case, which will be announced on July 6. Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption cases in the accountability court after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed references against them in light of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Panama Papers...

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Bilawal hints at forming coalition with other political parties

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday hinted at forming coalition government. Talking to media in Hyderabad, Bilawal Bhutto said that candidates are being forced into defecting PPP. He said Sharif family spent huge national money in Raiwind. Addressing his supporters in Hyderabad alongside senior party leaders Naveed Qamar and Murad Ali Shah, Bilawal criticised the Grand Democratic...

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NACTA official informs Senate of possible terrorism threats to certain political leadership ahead of elections

ISLAMABAD: The National Counter Terrorism Authority(NACTA) official on Tuesday informed the Senate Standing Committee on Interior that political leadership of the country is facing terrorism threats ahead of general elections. According to the official, there were reports of 12 threats, six of which were posed towards certain personalities. Furthermore, the official added that the information was passed on to the...

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COAS Bajwa signs death warrants of 12 hardcore terrorists: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has signed death warrants of 12 hardcore terrorists ISPR reported on Mondy. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Army Chief confirmed death sentences awarded to 12 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, attacking Law Enforcement Agencies and Armed Forces of...

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Imran, Bilawal begin their road journeys election campaign

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan People's Party  Chairmen on Monday embarked their road journeys campaign, as 23 days are left for the general elections to be conducted on July, 25th, 2018. PTI chief Imran Khan is scheduled to visit Sargodha today and then tomorrow he will land into Karachi. It is pertinent to mention that Imran is also contesting from NA-243...

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Avenfield case: Nawaz, Maryam given two-day exemption

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were given on Monday a two-day exemption from appearing in the accountability court hearing the Avenfield properties reference against them. Nawaz and his family are facing three corruption cases in the accountability court after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed references against them in light of the Supreme Court's verdict in the...

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Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz likely to return Pakistan this week: Sources

ISLAMABAD: According to sources former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz will return back to Pakistan in this current week Nawaz, who has been in London since Eid Holidays on the pretext to see his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz fighting cancer, will come back to Pakistan to lead already in despair mode Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) into July, 25th...

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Lyari turns into a war front, Bilawal Bhutto’s election kick-off turns sour

KARACHI: Angry protesters disrupted Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s electoral campaign in Lyari area of Karachi on Sunday. The residents of Bihar Colony stopped Bilawal’s rally from travelling to Lyari and chanted slogans against him. Some disgruntled protesters also resorted to vandalism and broke the windows of a car, which was a part of PPP chief’s caravan....

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Petrol prices on fire, New prices will add to worsening cost of living

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker government approved Saturday night a significant upward revision in petroleum prices, Newsone reported citing an official announcement. The new rates will be in effect from July 1 (Sunday). According to the notification, the caretaker government has cited the worsening economic condition as the reason for the price hike. The new per-litre prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene oil,...

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2018 Election golden opportunity to change nation’s destiny: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's chairman Imran Khan remarked on Saturday that the nation has a golden opportunity to change their destiny by participating in the upcoming polls. The remarks were made by the cricketer turned politician while addressing at PTI's worker convention, here at Islamabad Jinnah convention ground. Address of Imran was also a part of  his election campaign for NA-53...

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