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PM Imran constitutes committee to review and invigilate NACTA’s performance

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a committee to review the role and functioning of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA). Chairing the first meeting of NACTA, the prime minister called for a revision of the organisation's framework and formulation of its mandate within a week's time. According to sources, the committee will include senior members of all...

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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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Consensus developed over construction of two immediate dams: CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan remarked that consensus has been made to build atleat 2 dams on immediate basis to avoid potential threat of water scarcity. The CJP  Saqib Nisar made the aforementioned remarks while hearing a suo motu case related to Rs54 billion worth of loan waivers carried out by 222 individuals and companies. The top...

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ECP to issue final list of candidates going into 2018 General Elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan will issue the list of final contestants going into Elections, 2018, scheduled for July 25th. A day earlier, the time to withdraw nomination papers and verdicts related to petitions seeking to challange Returning officers verdict ended. The finalised list of the candidates, along with their electoral symbols, will be released on Form-33 at 4pm...

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LHC strikes down tribunal verdict, permits Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest elections from NA-57

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Friday dismissed election tribunal's verdict restraining former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from contesting Elections from NA-57, Murree, Newsone reported. As the haring began today, Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi accepted  Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart Abbasi's appeal against the election tribunal's decision of rejecting his nomination papers and disqualifying him for life. The divisional bench of...

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New history of rigging is being written, alleges Nawaz Sharif

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday has alleged that a new history of rigging is being written in the country and if this isn’t stopped, the consequences would be horrible. Talking to media outside Harley Street Clinic in London, Nawaz said that only PML-N is the target at the moment. He lamented...

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Chairman NAB approves repatriation of Hussain, Hassan Nawaz via Interpol

LAHORE: Chairman National Accountability Bureau(NAB) Justice(R) Javed Iqbal on Thursday said that permission seeking to repatriate Hussain, Hssan Nawaz,  sons of erstwhile prime minster Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan via Interpol. Addressing at the Lahore's headquarter of NAB, the chairman apprised attendants that letter has been written to the interior ministry seeking permission to bring both brothers back He further claimed,...

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SC convicts Daniyal Aziz on contempt; ineligible to contest elections

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan sentenced former privatisation minister and Paksitan Muslim League (Nawaz) Daniyal Aziz for contempt of court "till rising of the court". The contempt judgment also leads to automatic disqualification from Parliament for five years and thus Aziz will be unable to contest the upcoming general election. A contempt sentence of 'till rising of...

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COAS Bajwa calls conduct of free, fair and transparent General Elections a ‘national duty’: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday expressed commitment to uphold  free, transparent and fair national elections, 2018 and calls it as a 'national duty' upon the armed forces, Newsone reported. He said this while presiding the 211th Corps Commander conference at General Headquarters, according to the army's media wing, Inter Services Public Relations. CCC at...

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Supreme Court stops NAB to further proceed against Bahria Town unless review petitions not decided

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday has stopped National Accountability Bureau(NAB) to further proceed actions against Bahria Town officials and Managing directer. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar further directed NAB that not to initiate actions against Bahria town officials as long as the apex court does not decide over the review petitions. As the...

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Election tribunal bars ex PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest elections from NA-57 Murree

ISLAMABAD: In a separate development, the election tribunal on Wednesday barred former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest poll from National Assembly seat number 57.   The appellant tribunal also rejected also rejected nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Fawad Chaudhry , Amir Kiyani and Sardar Ghulam Abbas for NA-42, NA-25. The appellate...

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Election tribunal clears Imran Khan to contest polls from NA-53

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) chairman Imran Khan has been allowed to contest elections from National Assembly-53 constituency, Newsone reported. Earlier today, cricketer turned politician presented himself before the election tribunal along with his counsel Babar Awan following the rejection of nomination papers by Returning Officer(RO) as Imran filled his incomplete nomination papers describing his contributions he had made to...

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NSA Naseer Khan Janjua resigns, renders resignation to caretaker PM

LAHORE: On Wednesday, Lieutenant General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua  rendered his resignation to the caretaker prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk from his position as National Security Adviser (NSA). Janjua was appointed as NSA during the tenure of ex=prime minister Nawaz Sharif in October 2015. The National Security divison confirmed that interim premier Nasir-ul-Mulk accepted Janjua's resignation. Janjua served as the Quetta corps...

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