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Faryal’s physical remand extended for seven days


July 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The acco­un­­tability court of Islamabad on Monday extended the physical remand of Pakistan Peoples Party leader Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts case for seven days and adjourned the proceedings till Aug 19. The National Accou­ntability Bureau (NAB) produced former president Asif Ali Zardari and Ms Talpur before the accountability judge in the fake accounts case. The NAB’s …

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CJP for restoration of legal profession’s nobility


July 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has stressed the need for launching a movement for restoration of nobility of the legal profession. Speaking at the certificate-awarding ceremony under a one-week “Contin­uing Legal Education: Professional Development Package for Members of the Bar” at the Federal Judicial Academy here on Monday, the CJP called upon lawyers to uphold the ethos …

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Opposition calls PM’s US speech ‘anarchic, provocative’


July 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties on Monday lambasted Prime Minister Imran Khan over his speech in the US and termed it “provocative, anarchic and full of venom”. A number of senior leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), including Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, responded to the prime minister’s speech through their social media accounts, press …

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Jailed leaders won’t get facilities until they return looted money: PM


July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON: Addr­essing a large crowd at Washington’s Capital One Arena on Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said this was the ‘Naya Pakistan’ that Pakistanis in and outside the country were creating. “Today, what you see happening in Pakistan is what Naya Pakistan is about: these people had never been asked for answers before,” he said, reminding the crowd that key …

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Conspiracies being hatched to isolate Pakistan: Firdous


July 23, 2019

KARACHI: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Monday that enemies were trying to isolate Pakistan in the region, but they could not succeed in their motives. Speaking during a media talk at the Karachi Press Club, she said the confidence of the Pakistani diaspora in the government of Prime Minister Imran …

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Tribal people have rejected PML-N, PPP: Firdous


July 23, 2019

SIALKOT: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has claimed that the people of tribal areas have rejected both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party and their policies. Speaking at a press conference here on Sunday evening, she said democracy and democratic process had won after the peaceful, free, fair, impartial …

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Suspension of sentence does not wash away conviction, rules SC


July 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has held that suspension of a sentence will not wash away the conviction of an individual because the culpability is complete as soon as the person charged is found guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction. “It is the conviction of the accused which is relevant in the context of Article 63(1)(h) of the Constitution (disqualification) …

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Maryam Nawaz’s protest rally convoy ‘cut off’ after reaching Faisalabad


July 22, 2019

PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz’s convoy reached Faisalabad late Sunday night where it was blocked by police who had set up containers. The PML-N leader was due to address a protest rally in the city, but announced that the convoy had been cut off. “My rally has been stopped by police. The miles long rally has been blocked by putting containers. …

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Maryam slams government for curbing dissent


July 22, 2019

LAHORE: Leading a rally to Faisalabad on Sunday evening, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz vice president Maryam Nawaz said the days of the government that had gone all-out to detain opposition leaders, arrest political workers and block rallies and suppress voices were numbered. “The government is taking its last breath,” she said. Attired in a green kameez with the photo of her …

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27pc voters took part in KP tribal district polls


July 22, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Nearly 27.6 per cent of the registered voters in seven districts and frontier regions of the formerly Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) went to the first-ever elections to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly seats, marking the completion of their constitutional merger with the province a year after the passage of the 25th Constitution Amendment. The historic elections in the …

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