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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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Deputy Defence Minister Russia felicitates Pakistan’s progress against terrorism, meets COAS and Naval Cheif

RAWALPINDI: Deputy minister of Defence Russia called upon the Army and Naval Chiefs of Pakistan today and hailed Pakistan's insurmountable sacrifices against the ongoing war against terrorism. Colonel General Alexander V. Fomin appreciated on Tuesday Pakistan Army’s achievements against terrorism. The colonel had called on the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters, according to Inter-Services...

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IHC orders transfer of Al-Azizia, Flagship Investment cases against Sharifs to other judge

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday has ordered to shift other two graft cases against Sharif family to other judge of the Accountability court. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had filed petition before Islamabad High Court seeking the transfer of Al-Azizia and Flagship investment references to other judge, contending that the arguments (defense) in all three references are same....

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Raheel Sharif did not obtain NOC for heading Saudi military alliance: SC apprised

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan was appriesed by the attorney general that erstwhile army chief Gen Raheel Sharif did not obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the ex-federal cabinet headed by deposed premier Nawaz Sharif before leaving for Saudi Arabia to head a 41-nation military alliance against IS. During the hearing of a suo motu case regarding dual...

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Imran 2 constituencies victory notification withheld by ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday has issued victory notifications for candidates on general seats--- form 47. According to the notification issued by ECP , the prime minister in waiting and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan's two constituencies results have been withheld owing to the subjudice matter, as the loosing candidates had challenged the vote counting process...

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Ex presidents Zardari, Musharraf directed by SC to submit their asset details in NRO case

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has directed former Presidents Asif Ali Zardari, Pervez Musharraf and others to submit their asset details. The directions were given during hearing of NRO case in Islamabad, today. The bench said that the concerned people should present before the court the...

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Accountability Court declares Shehbaz’s son in law absconder owing to no appearance

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Tuesday declared PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif's son-in-law, Imran Ali Yousaf, a proclaimed absconder on the request of National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Yousaf is accused of receiving graft in excess of Rs12 million from Ikram Naveed, the former CEO of the Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC), and is the subject of a NAB probe....

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SHC orders ECP to withhold Faisal Vawda victory notification in NA-249 constituency

KARACHI: On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court has ordered the Election Commission of  Pakistan (ECP) to withhold Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's candidate Faisal Vawda victory notification. The verdict came following Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President, ex chief minister Shehbaz Sharif petition today challenging the results of NA-249, Karachi constituency before the  Sindh High Court. PML (N) prime minister nominee requested for a...

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Helicopter Misuse case: Imran Khan appears before NAB

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf  chairman and nominated prime minister Imran Khan arrived at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Peshawar today in a case pertaining to the alleged misuse of helicopters on government expenditure. According to sources, the anti- graft body has prepared a questionnaire with 15 queries for Imran and his lawyers. According to NAB officials,...

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Bani Gala encroachment case to be a test for nominated PM Imran Khan: CJP

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing a case pertaining to illegal encroachments in the federal capital's Bani Gala vicinity As the hearing went under way today, Pakistan Surveyor Akhtar Jamil Rao, who was summoned by the top court during yesterday's proceedings — was present. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar noted that the apex...

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Heavy rain lashes twin cities

ISLAMABAD: Heavy rain lashed Islamabad, Rawalpindi and adjacent areas on Monday night. Continuous downpour in different areas inundated roads and streets in the twin cities and commuters faced immense difficulties while trying to carry on with their routines. According to Flood Control Unit, 202 milimetre of rain was recorded so far in the twin cities. Sources informed that water level...

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ECP to issue notification about success of candidates in general seats today

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan will notify newly-elected members of the national and provincial assemblies on general seats, Newsone reported. Notifications of candidates in constituencies that have been challenged in courts will be withheld. The withheld notifications will be issued after the verdicts of the cases are announced. Notifications to successful candidates from more than 30 constituencies...

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Helicopter misuse Case: PM nominated Imran Khan summoned by NAB today

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and nominated prime minister n Imran Khan has been  summoned by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Peshawar office today in an  inquiry against his alleged misuse of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa helicopter on  government expenditure. He is accused of illegally using an Mi-17 and an Ecureuil helicopter belonging to the KP government for a total of 74 hours,...

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Bushra Bibi’s daughter Mehru Hayat joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: The daughter of Bushra Bibi– the third wife of Imran Khan, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Newsone reported on Monday. Mehru Hayat the step daughter of PM in waiting Imran Khan has joined PTI and expressed complete confidence and trust on the leadership and party’s manifesto. On the other Farah Khan, a renowned business woman and a close friend...

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Shehbaz Sharif nominated as PML-N candidate for PM’s office

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday has nominated party president Shehbaz Sharif as candidate for the prime minister ship, Newsone reported.   The decision was made in PML-N's central executive committee meeting chaired by Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore on Monday. The meeting discussed upon strategy to form government in centre and Punjab. Speaking to media, PML-N leader Maryam...

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Dire consequences or Certificates of Honesty, CJP Nisar sets benchmark in Money Laundering Case

ISLAMABAD: Continuing the proceedings of the ongoing Money Laundering probe against 32 people alleged to be involved in an all encompassing corruption investigation, CJP Nisar headed the bench again and set the tone of the case moving forwards. The Chief Justice of Pakistan on Monday warned that no one would be spared if they were found guilty of money laundering,...

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PTI officially announces chairman Imran Khan as PM candidate, Key posts yet to be filled

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan formally nominated as his party's candidate for prime ministery on Monday after a long party meeting and much deliberation. Imran was nominated as PTI candidate for the post during the party's parliamentary committee meeting. In his speech, the PTI chief recalled the party's history, his own struggles and achievements, including the 1992 World Cup victory,...

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