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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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Four FC personnel martyred in DI Khan road accident

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: According to Newsone, four personnel of the Frontier Constabulary were martyred and eight others sustained injuries injured in a road accident here on Sunday. The accident took place at Daraban Zhob Road when a passenger van collided with the security forces' vehicle, the police informed Police further added that the deceased and the wounded were shifted to...

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PPP formally nominates Murad Ali Shah for CM, Siraj Durrani as speaker Sindh assembly

KARACHI: On Saturday, Pakistan Peoples Party nominated Murad Ali Shah for chief minister Sindh and Agha Siraj Durrani for speaker Sindh Assembly session. Both have retained their respective seats, as the duo had already served on the same position in last tenure. A meeting of the PPP Sindh parliamentary committee, chaired by party chairman Bilawal Bhutto, also nominated Rehana Leghari...

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Suicide attacker targeting bus, injures 5 including Chinese nationals in Balochistan

QUETTA:  A suicide attacker on Saturday in Balochistan targeted a bus carrying Chinese engineers, wounding at least five people including three Chinese nationals, Newsone reported The attack came in Dalbandin region, around 340 kilometres (211 miles) from Quetta when the Chinese engineers working on a mineral project were being transported to the city. Local administration and police officials told AFP...

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Legislators asked by ECP to vacate additional seats before swearing in

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Election Commission of Pakistan directed candidates elected to multiple national or provincial assembly seats during July 25 polls to resign from seats except the one they wish to retain. According to the notification issued by the commission stated that as per Article 223 (3) of the Constitution, all candidates elected on multiple seats in the national...

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Three policemen embrace martyrdom in Gilgit

GILGIT:  On Saturday, three police personnel were martyred and two other two sustain injuries as terrorists attacked a check post in Kargah, today. According to the police, eight to 10 terrorists attacked the check post in Manjiye area of Kargah, located at a distance of 45 kilometres from Gilgit. In retaliatory fire two terrorists were killed, said police. The injured...

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Punjab Assembly session summoned on August 15th

LAHORE: On August 15th, the Governor Punjab Malik Rafique Rajwana has summoned a session of the provincial assembly. According to the caretaker provincial law minister Zia Haider Rizvi, the session will take place at 10am on August 15, Wednesday in which the newly-elected members will take oath. The speaker and deputy speaker of Punjab assembly will be elected on August 16 after which...

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Asghar Khan Case: Supreme Court issues notices to Nawaz, Aslam Beg and Asad Durrani

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former army chief General Mirza Aslam Beg and former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) DG Lieutenant General Asad Durrani in the Asghar Khan case. Furthermore, DG Federal Investigation Agency and the attorney general have also been issued notices to appear before the apex court on August...

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CNS Admiral Zafar Mahmood visits Naval installations at Shumal Bandar

KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited forward posts at Shumal Bandar to review the operational readiness of Naval troops deployed there. Upon arrival at Shumal Bandar, Chief of the Naval Staff was received by Commander Coast Rear Admiral Moazzam Ilyas. Later, a comprehensive briefing was given to Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood...

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ECP directs re-poll in Pk-23 Shangla over lower female turnout

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan directed re-polling in PK-23, Shangla I constituency. In a statement read out by a press release the commission stated,  "The polls and their results in PK-23 have been declared void over low turnout of female voters." It further added that women votes were less than 10 per cent of the total votes...

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Indian High Commissioner calls upon designated PM Imran at his residence

ISLAMABAD: Designated prime minister in waiting Imran Khan on Friday asserted the need to "resume talks between Pakistan and India" when the latter's High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria called upon him at his Bania Gala residence. Ajay Bisaria's meeting with the PTI chairman took place in the presence of senior party leaders, including vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, information secretary Fawad...

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16 years old girl drugged, raped in Karachi : Police

KARACHI: According to police on Friday, a 16-year-old girl was drugged and raped at a farmhouse in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of the city. Malir SSP Munir Shaikh informed the media that a teenage girl resident of Landhi was upset with her family and went to the farmhouse with her friends. According to police, the girl was offered a drugged drink by...

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Imran to be sworn in as PM by August 18th: PTI’S senator

ISLAMABAD:  On Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf senator Faisal Javed here in Islamabad informed the media that  designated prime minister Imran Khan is expected to take oath by 18th August which is falling on next Saturday. The PTI emerged victorious  after claiming majority in recent election with 116 seats in the National Assembly Earlier today, President Mamnoon has signed the summary of...

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Asad Qaiser nominated speaker National Assembly, PTI Chaudhry Sarwar as governor punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  has nominated senior party leader Asad Qaiser as speaker of the National Assembly, Newsone reported. Moreover, the party has entrusted senator Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar as governor of Punjab. Sarwar had held this position in the past granted to him by the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), as the former had to vacate his governorship later while  joining...

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Sindh Assembly session summoned on 13th August

KARACHI:The caretaker governor Sindh Agha Siraj Durani has summoned the session of Sindh Assembly on August 13 (Monday) at 10.00 am, Newsone reported. According to details, the newly elected members will take oath on August 13, whereas the nomination of speaker and deputy speaker would take place on August 15. The nomination papers for the selection of chief minister Sindh...

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Ballot secrecy violation: ECP accepts Imran apology

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan accepted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s apology over violating the electoral code of conduct by casting his publicly instead of going behind the voting screen. Furthermore, the commission has issued victory notification for NA-53 Islamabad constituency. A written reply and an affidavit were submitted by the PTI chief earlier in the day...

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Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan to be on 22nd August: Met Office

LAHORE: On Friday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department forecast that Eid-ul-Azha 2018 will fall on August 22, Wednesday. According to Met office, chances are good of sighting the Zil-Hajj moon on August 12. The Zil-Hajj moon “will be born on Saturday afternoon” and will be visible on Sunday evening, it added. Furthermore in Saudi Arabia, it is likely that the month...

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