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The Sharif’s are free, IHC suspends jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield reference. Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar were released from Adiala prison Wednesday evening after the court ordered suspension of the Avenfield case earlier...

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PM-elect Imran leading in 110 seats, as ECP announces results of 250 NA-seats

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced unofficial results of 730 national and provincial assemblies’ constituencies out of total 831 seats. According to an update issued by the ECP, the commission has so far received results of 250 National Assembly seats while it also got results of 500 provincial assemblies’ seats of the four provinces. The update shows...

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Imran offers opposing parties to hold inquiry over rigging allegations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan in his first address  after almost being elected as prime minister on Wednesday said that he is ready to hold probe over rigging allegations hurled by opposition parties He further said that the cricketer-turned-politician who began his political struggle 22 years ago added, "God has given me the chance to make my dream come...

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Imran Khan rising to power, opponents cry foul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani cricket icon-turned-politician Imran Khan nudged closer to power on Thursday after a general election that has been marred by long delays in ballot counting and accusations of rigging by opponents. With about half the votes counted from Wednesday’s election, Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Movement for Justice, was in a commanding lead in the nuclear-armed, Muslim-majority nation,...

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General Election 2018: Voting Process ends

Pakistan's nearly 106 million registered voters had a chance to choose their representatives in the national and provincial assemblies — as well as their next prime minister — the country went through its 11th General Election today. Polling began at 8AM and will conclude, without any break, at 6PM across the country's 85,307 polling stations, of which 17,007 have been...

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Polling underway all across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Polling for 2018 elections are underway all across Pakistan as people are casting their votes to elect their respective candidates for National and provincial assemblies. The polling started at 8: am which will be continued uptil 6: Pm 85,307 polling stations, of which 17,007 have been declared "highly sensitive". As many as 12,570 candidates are contesting for a total...

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Pakistan gear up for historic polls as preparations finalised

Web Desk: Pakistan enters into another general elections scheduled on July 25th (tomorrow) as all preparations have been finalised for general elections 2018. According to an ECP official, 5,878 of the polling stations declared as highly sensitive were from Sindh province, 5,487 from Punjab and Islamabad, 3,874 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, and 1,768 from Balochistan. The official said a total...

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Tomorrow, A grand celebration of Democracy: ECP secretary

ISLAMABAD: Secretary election commission Babar Yaqub held a media presser claiming that the nation will celebrate the spirit of Democracy. "Tomorrow's voter turn out expected to be more than that of previous elections". Seventeen Thousand polling stations are deemed a little sensitive, 1623 independent candidates are also taking part in tomorrows election added the secretary. 120 political parties have registered...

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CJP dismisses Shaikh Rasheed’s petition against NA-60 poll postponement

The Supreme Court has dismissed Awami National Party (ANP) President Shaikh Rasheed petition against polls in NA-60 postponement on Tuesday. The hearing was presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar at the Lahore Registry of the apex court. Rasheed had challenged the Lahore High Court verdict(LHC) which maintained the decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan...

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NA-60 poll delay: Sheikh Rasheed to challenge LHC verdict before Supreme Court today

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed will knock before the Supreme Court today, challenging Lahore High Court verdict(LHC) which maintained the decsion by the Election Commsiison of Pakistan defering eletions in NA-60 The Election Commsision of Pakistan on Sunday postponed NA-60 Rawalpindi's elections following the disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) leader Hanif Abbasi in Ephedrine case, to give level...

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Martyred PTI candidate Ikramullah Gandapur laid to rest in DI Khan

DI KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur was laid to rest in his hometown Kulachi in Dera Ismail Khan on Monday, after embracing martyrdom in an suicide attack targeted at his vehicle. Gandapur, a former agriculture minister in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was said to be leaving his home for an election meeting when his jeep was targeted. He was...

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Medical board suggests shifting Nawaz to Hospital

ISLAMABAD: Five-member medical team super headed by Dr Aijaz Qadeer has been reached to Adiala jail to conduct a check-up of former premier Nawaz Sharif after jail superintendent has reportedly sent a letter to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) following PM's deteriorating health issues. Meanwhile, Nawaz has been shifted from his cell to the hospital facility in the prison for...

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PTI candidate Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur martyred in DI Khan suicide attack

DI KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur was martyred in a suicide attack as a blast targeted the former's vehicle in DI Khan's Tehsil Kalachi on Sunday, Newsone reported.  According to our correspondent Gandapur was said to be leaving his home for an election meeting when his jeep was targeted. Ikramullah was rushed to District Headquarters Hospital, DI Khan...

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Court sentences Hanif Abbasi to life imprisonment in ephedrine quota case

Rawalpindi:  Leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Hanif Abbasi sentenced to life imprisonment in Ephedrine Quota Case by Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) court here on Saturday, Newsone reported. Authorities arrested Hanif Abbasi from court room after the Judge announced the verdict. The much awaited verdict came out after few hours of delay as court reserved its judgment after Abbasi's...

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Zardari, Talpur declared absconders in money laundering case

According to Newsone, former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been declared as absconders in relation to the money laundering case by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday. On July 9, the Supreme Court had reportedly summoned Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and others in a case relating to the money-laundering scam on July 12....

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No pressure whatsoever in holding free and transparent elections: ECP’s secretary

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, amid allegations of manipulation in elections,  the secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan claimed there was no pressure on the electoral body and they had complete authority. Briefing the media here at Islamabad, Secretary ECP Babar Yaqoob said the ECP had complete powers and all the institutions were "cooperating" with them. "The institutions are acting according...

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Postal ballot papers burnt in NA-216, PS-43-45 Sanghar on alleged Shazia Mari’s assistant orders

SANGHAR: A blatant violation of code of conduct issued by Election Commission of Pakistan has been reported, revolving around alleged orders to burn postal ballot papers of Grand Democratic Alliance(GDA) and Muslim League(functional) candidates on behest of the Pakistan People's Party stalwart Shazia Mari's assistant. According to sources, around 1200 ballot papers in NA-216 and PS43 to 45 Sanghar district...

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