Pakistan

100 new coaches to be brought in a month’s time: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that he will try and add 100 new coaches to the railway structure in a month’s time. Addressing the media, the railways minister said, “We will introduce 100 new coaches in a month and in the first 50 days of our government there has been an increase of Rs1 billion in railways’...

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Votes of overseas Pakistanis to decide results of Six constituencies

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will decide the fate of votes cast by overseas Pakistanis after a meeting with NADRA officials. This was stated by ECP Spokesman Nadeem Qasim while talking to media in Islamabad. He said the votes of overseas Pakistanis would be included in overall results only after ECP’s full satisfaction. According to results, the victory margin...

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Land grabber Mansha Bomb arrested from SC premises

ISLAMABAD: Alleged land grabber and Absconder Mansha Bomb arrested from the premises of Supreme Court as he appeared before apex court on Monday and surrendered himself, Newsone reported. The alleged land grabber reached the Supreme Court premises today and demanded to meet the chief justice. While talking to media, Mansha claimed that he has not grabbed any land illegally, adding...

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Treason case: Court forms judicial commission to record Musharraf’s statement

ISLAMABAD: Judicial commission has been formed by special court to record Musharraf's statement after former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf declined to record his statement via video link in high treason case. As the proceedings went underway, Musharraf’s counsel informed the court that his client is not a cowardly man, adding that the former president will appear in person to...

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LHC grants protective bail to Saad Rafique, brother

Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Monday accepted an interim bail petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique. Saad Rafique and his brother had filed a petition for interim bail in the LHC for an interim bail after ongoing National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry against them. A two member-bench headed by...

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Amjad Javed Saleem takes charge as Punjab police chief

LAHORE: Amjad Javed Saleemi has taken charge as Punjab Inspector General as replaced Tahir Khan, Newsone reported on Monday. He was appointed as new Punjab Inspector General on October 9, after a notification issued by Establishment Division. The newly-appointed Punjab IGP has earlier served as Sindh’s police chief. A look on his career:  Saleemi joined the civil services on November...

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PMLN leads in NA By elections followed by ruling PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leads the by elections by 5 seats in National Assembly by elections. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leading in 4 NA seats followed by Muttahida Majlis -e-Amal (MMA) and Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam) by one, one seat each. According to the unconfirmed results, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique thrashed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  candidate...

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Fixit Alamgir Khan defeats MQMP candidate in NA-243 By Elections

KARACHI: On Sunday, Alamgir Khan known as ‘Fixit’ of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf thrashed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) Amir Chishti with 30,000 lead in Karachi National Assembly-243 constituency, by elections. The seat was left vacated by prime minister Imran Khan, who defeated MQM(P) leader Ali Raza Abidi in July 25th, General Elections. Fixt secured 35, 727 votes, while MQMP candidate secured 4,...

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NA-131 Battle: PML(N) Saad Rafique defeats PTI Humayun Akhtar

LAHORE: According to the unconfirmed results, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique thrashed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  candidate Humayun Akhtar with the lead of 5, 000 votes. Saad Rafique secured 40,000 votes, whereas newly joint Humayun Akhtar managed to secure 35,000 votes. It is noteworthy to mention that ex-railway minister Saad Rafique was defeated by prime minister Imran Khan in...

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Unofficial results: PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi thrashes PTI in NA-124

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has easily defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf's Ghulam Mohiuddin Dewan in NA-124 by-election. As per the unofficial and unconfirmed results, Abbasi secured over 75012 votes whereas his opponent managed only nearly 30456 votes.

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By-Elections: Voting time over, count begins

The allotted time to cast votes in by-elections, which were held today (Sunday) all across Pakistan has ended. Following the end of scheduled time to cast votes issued by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the counting has started. According to the code of conduct issued by ECP, those voters waiting for their turn to cast votes within the premises of...

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Minor injured due to unprovoked Indian firing at LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: According to a press release issued by Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), on Sunday, Indian troops opened fire on civilian population in the Chirikot Sector. Khayam, an 8 years old boy sustained seriously injured after the Indian troops opened fire unprovoked from posts on the Line of Control (LoC). The injured minor was evacuated to a hospital, said the...

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Govt officials to visit UK in getting graf cases re-opened: Shahzad Akbar

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, special assistant to the prime minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar  said that government officials will visit the UK next week in order to get corruption cases reopened. "An agreement with the UK government to reopen corruption cases is in place," he said during a press conference held today in Islamabad. "We have requested the UK for cooperation...

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Voting for By-Polls underway across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: By-elections for 35 general seats which  were left vacated by winning candidates are being held today(Sunday), countrywide. The polling started at 8:00 AM. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan 9.9 million ballot papers have been dispatched to the polling stations under tight security of army personnel. Prime Minister Imran Khan vacated four seats, especially National Assembly's constituency 131(Lahore)...

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Pak Army stands with institutions not individuals: DG ISPR

LONDON: The Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Pakistan Army has no role in the process of accountability and drive against corruption. The DG ISPR spoke with reporters at the Pakistani High Commission on Saturday. “We have our hands full on the eastern and western border; the army is having to maintain the...

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PM Imran Khan inaugrates ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, prime minister Imran Khan inaugurated 'clean and green Pakistan, here in the capital city. The premier, inaugurated the drive while participating with college students, cleaning trashes. When asked about the rising  repercussion from the effects of global warming, the cricketer turned prime minister urged the need to plant more trees. It is pertinent to mention here that...

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CJP Saqib Nisar takes suo motu notice over former Punjab University VC’s handcuffed picture

LAHORE: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, on Saturday took suo motu notice over court appearance of Punjab University former vice-chancellor Mujahid Kamran and other professors in handcuffs. On Thursday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Kamran for alleged irregularities during his tenure. The top judge took notice, after photos of the former Punjab University vice-chancellor in...

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