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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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ECP declares Imran Khan victor in NA-131 Lahore

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday declared Imran Khan winner in NA-131 Lahore constituency against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's (PML-N) Khawaja Saad Rafique, Newsone reported. ECP issued notification in the light of Supreme Court orders. Earlier on August 08, the Apex court suspended the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict to re-tabulate the results of NA-131 constituency in the...

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Shehbaz meets Nawaz in Adiala, ‘Will raise rigging issue in parliament as priority’

RAWALPINDI: Talking to the media outside Adiala Jail, PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif flanked by Rana Sana Ullah and others expressed resolve to tackle election rigging in parliament on priority basis. He said that his elder brother, Nawaz who he came to meet only came back to Pakistan for the nation and his love for the common Pakistani. The elections were...

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Captain Safdar in line for PIMS checkup, ulcer reported

RAWALPINDI: The son-in-law of currently incarcerated ex-PM and the husband of the jailed Maryam Nawaz on similar corruption charges and practices has been reportedly feeling unwell. Capt. Retired Safdar who has been jailed for 1 year with his wife serving a sentence of upto 7 years and his father in law 11. Has been suggested to be moved to PIMS...

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Nandipur case: CJP admonishes former NAB chief for pending inquiries and delays

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan today resumed hearing of the scandalous Nandipur power project case, which was reopened yesterday in connection with a longstanding apparent war against financial corruption and corrupt practices.   A three-member bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case today. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor informed...

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Apologies and acceptances: Khattak, Sadiq and Fazal in the clear, Imran not so fortunate

ISLAMABAD: The election commission of Pakistan had issued notices to prominent party leaders and stalwarts on apparent transgressions of the ECP's code of conduct during and post electioneering and elections. Those pointed out in the case were Pervez Khattak, Imran Khan, Ayaz Sadiq and Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has apologised to the Election Commission...

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Al-Azizia, Flagship Cases: Nawaz summoned by Accountability courts on Monday

ISLAMABAD: After the former PM Nawaz Sharif's pending corruption cases were shifted from Court number I of the Accountability court to court number II yesterday, the proceedings continued today beginning with an order of physical appearance of the incarcerated PM.  Accountability Court II summoned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday in two pending corruption references against him and his...

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LHC drops Abid Sher Ali’s plea for vote recount

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday, yesterday issued a written order, banishing PML-N stalwart and election candidate Abid Sher Ali's plea for vote recount in NA-108 Faisalabad. Hearing the petition yesterday, Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh had announced a short order on the petition. The petitioner was advised to approach the relevant forum against the verdict if a need...

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Azad Kashmir’s PM and Achakzai not allowed to meet incarcerated Nawaz in Adiala

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minster of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Muhammad Farooq  and PkMAP's chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai were not allowed to meet the incarcerated supremo of PML-N in there designated meeting times at Adiala Jail on Thursday, today. Achakzai had reached the jail along with Senator Usman Kakar to meet the deposed premier earlier today, however, they were both denied...

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Imran Khan accepts Hassan Rouhani’s invitation for state visit

Web Desk: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani telephoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to congratulate him over his recent electoral victory in general elections 2018. According to a statement issued by the PTI, Rouhani invited Imran Khan to visit Iran which he accepted. Irani President @HassanRou has also invited @ImranKhanPTI for a formal visit to Iran which the PM-elect has...

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Swiss cases against Zardari can’t be opened due to NRO, NAB tells SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to open up and extract all financial information available on Ex- President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari pertaining to his alleged monetary wealth in Switzerland in the ongoing purge against corruption in Pakistan. On Tuesday, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice...

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Mehmood Khan named as chief minister KP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday has nominated Mehmood Khan for the slot of chief minister chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Newsone reported. Chairman PTI and PM designate @ImranKhanPTI has nominated Mehmood Khan as the new Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. #PTI — PTI (@PTIofficial) August 8, 2018 Mehmood Khan belongs to Swat and has formerly...

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Hassan, Hussain Nawaz name placed on blacklist

ISLAMABAD: The names of Nawaz Sharif’s sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz have been placed on the blacklist and they will not be able to travel on their Pakistani passports, well placed sources informed on Wednesday. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had requested for the names of Hassan and Hussain to be placed on the Exit Control List on which the...

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Opposition parties end protest outside ECP office, terms recent elections as selection

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Pakistan Peoples Party, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal and other political parties, aligned against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, have ended their protest outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in Islamabad. The parties were protesting against alleged rigging in the recently-held elections. They termed the recent elections held as selection and sought ECP officials to step drown from their...

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Video viral of mother pleading with PIA crew to open door as her infant suffocates

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-750 (Paris to Lahore) takeoff was delayed for two hours on August 3 while the passengers were locked inside the airplane without air conditioning. A video surfaced on Facebook that shows a crying mother urging the PIA staff to open the door as her one-month-old infant was suffocating. “For God’s sake, tell the man to...

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Imran Khan to reside at Punjab House CM annexe after taking oath as PM

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday,  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haque  said  that delegated prime minister Imran Khan will reside at the Punjab House chief minister annexe after taking oath. Speaking to the media in the federal capital, Haque said he had visited the Punjab House chief minister annexe at Imran's behest. "Imran will reside at the annexe during the week and go to his personal...

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SC suspends Lahore High Court verdict for recount in NA-131 constituency

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has suspended the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict to re-tabulate the results of NA-131 constituency in the light of one more recount, as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan petitioned before the apex court against the LHC ruling Pakistan Muslim League (NAwaz) leader and ex railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had petitioned before LHC for...

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