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Jam Kamal Khan, new Chief Minister Balochistan

QUETTA: Jam Kamal Khan was elected Balochistan chief minister on Saturday, today. Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) President Jam Kamal Khan was elected Balochistan chief minister, Kamal is the third person from his family to be elected Balochistan chief minister. Kamal defeated Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s Mir Yunas Aziz Zehri after securing 39 votes. The MMA and BNP Mengal received 20 votes. Newly-elected Speaker Balochistan Assembly,...

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PPP Murad Ali Shah re-elected as CM Sindh

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Syed Murad Ali Shah was elected once again as  chief minister of Sindh on Thursday. Murad Ali Shah secured 97 votes, as he defeated the joint opposition's nominee Shahryar Mahar to claim the slot of CM Sindh. Murad Ali Shah previously assumed office of Sindh chief minister in July 2016, when he replaced PPP veteran...

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Presidential election to take place on September 4

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that the Presidential Election will take place on Sept. 4 on Thursday. As per the time schedule issued by the commission, candidates can file their nomination papers for the presidential polls in Islamabad and the four provinces by August 27, 12 noon. “The nomination papers will be scrutinised on August 29,” the...

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Imran Ali Shah PTI’s membership suspended

KARACHI: Following unprecedented outrage over the social media, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Thursday suspended the membership of MPA Imran Ali Shah, after the latter failed to respond on the show- cause notice served by Party's disciplinary committee. In a video that later went on to become viral,  Imran was seen  thrashing a citizen in metropolis ( Karachi) at the middle of...

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Mehmood Khan elected as CM KP

PESHAWAR: On Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's leader Mehmood Khan was elected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister. The PTI nominee defeated Mian Nisar Gul of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal as he secured 77 votes. The MMA nominee received 33 votes. Mehmood has previously held the portfolio of sports, culture and irrigation in the province. He was also given the portfolio of K-P home minister, but was...

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Bench dissolved as Justice Athar Minallah rescues himself from hearing Imran’s disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court judge Justice Athar Minallah rescued himself from hearing the case related to disqualification of designated prime minister Imran Khan. A day earlier, the IHC had formed a divisional bench to hear a petition seeking disqualification of PTI chairman Imran Khan under Article 62 of the Constitution, Newsone reported. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was...

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Pak, India military ‘felicitate’ each other on ‘National Day’

RAWALPINDI: The director-generals operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India "felicitated each other on Independence Day" through a hotline contact made on Thursday. According to press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), they expressed general satisfaction over the situation along the LOC and WB since their communication on 29 May 2018 for reinvigorating ceasefire agreement. However, DGMO Pakistan raised concern over...

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Pakistan Railways to run 5 special trains this Eid

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Railways has decided to operate five special trains to facilitate the passengers this Eid, besides a special discount of 25 percent on the first and second day of the Eid. According to a Pakistan Railways spokesman, the approval has been given by Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Railways Mohammad Aftab Akbar to facilitate the passengers in celebrating Eid-ul-Azha with...

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Man shot dead in suspected target killing in Karachi

KARACHI: A man shot dead by unidentified assailants near the Nazimabad Underpass, area of Karachi on Wednesday. The deceased identified as Asghar, was driving car with female passenger when an unidentified motorcyclist opened fire on him near Nazimabad underpass. The female passenger left the scene immediately in a rickshaw. According to details, the deceased was the brother of a deputy...

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Government announces Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Government has officially announced Eid Holidays after the evaluation of Ruet e Hilal Committee's moon sighting. "It is notified for general information that 21st to 23rd August 2018 (Tuesday to Thursday) shall be public holidays on the occasion of Religious Festival of Eid-ul-Azha," read a notification issued by the Ministry of Interior today. The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee...

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PTI Wins Big, Asad Qaiser and Qasim Suri elected National Assembly Speakers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser was elected as the speaker of the third consecutive democratic National Assembly of Pakistan on Wednesday. He was contesting against former opposition leader Khursheed Shah from the Pakistan Peoples Party. Qaiser received 176 votes to be elected to the speakership, whereas Shah got 146 votes. A total of 330 votes were cast, out...

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Al-Aziziya and Flagship case hearings adjourned till August 20

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday as it resumed hearings of two remaining corruption references against him and his family. Accountability court II Judge Arshad Malik heard the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. The statements of investigating officer Mehboob Alam were recorded in the Al-Azizia reference. Directing Alam to continue recording his...

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IHC: NAB’s plea for adjournment in Avenfield appeal by Nawaz rejected

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court on Wednesday rejected National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) plea for adjournment on the proceedings over the Avenfield verdict appeal case by the currently incarcerated Nawaz. Nawaz Sharif's petition for suspension of the accountability court’s verdict against him in the Avenfield properties reference is being heard by a two-member bench of the IHC, comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice...

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Rafique Rajwana resigns as Governor Punjab

LAHORE: PMLN=N's Rafique Rajwana has resigned as the governor of Punjab. Speaking to reporters, Rajwana said he would return to his profession of being a lawyer after tendering his resignation. Rajwana added that a new government had been formed and it should appoint the new governor of the province. He stressed that his decision was made after consultation with the...

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National and Provincial Assemblies elect their speakers and deputies

ISLAMABAD/Web Desk: The 15th National Assembly resumed session today under the chairmanship of Sardar Ayaz Sadiq to elect its speaker and deputy speaker. The elections for the positions are being held through secret ballot. The same practice of balloting is being carried out in Provincial assemblies of the country. National Assembly Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser was elected as...

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PPP’s Agha Siraj Durrani re-elected Sindh Assembly speaker

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party's Agha Siraj Durrani retained his post as Sindh Assembly speaker. The election for the Sindh Assembly speaker was held on Wednesday with Durrani being re-elected after receiving 96 votes. He was contesting against MQM-Ps Javed Hanif who received 59 votes. The PPP had submitted nomination papers for Durrani as the speaker and Rehana Leghari as the deputy...

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Mushtaq Ghani from PTI elected as new Speaker KPK Assembly

PESHAWAR: Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani of Pakistan Tehreek E Insaaf is elected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly speaker on Wednesday. Ghani secured 81 votes as he contested for the slot against Laiq Muhammad Khan of Awami National Party (ANP). Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had nominated Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani for speaker and Mehmood Jan for the slot of deputy speaker. Jamshed Mohmand of PML-N was nominated...

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