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Shehbaz Sharif expresses ‘heartfelt’ sympathy for PTI supporters

LAHORE: Former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken a dig at Imran Khan and Asif Ali Zardari, saying that PML-N would bury the politics of duo with the power of vote. In a Twitter message on Saturday, Shehbaz Sharif said Imran Khan has given tickets to turncoats whereas no one is willing to get Zardari’s ticket for the upcoming …

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Freight train derails in Sukkur

SUKKUR: Twenty-three bogies of a freight train derailed on its way from Punjab in the Dabar area of Sukkur on Saturday. Divisional Superintendent Railways told Geo News that rescue teams have been called to the incident site. The traffic will be resumed in four to five hours, he added. Pakistan witnessed a 188% decrease in train accidents in 2017 compared …

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Farooq Sattar to contest elections from three constituencies

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement–Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Saturday announced to contest the upcoming election from three constituencies in Karachi. “I am submitting my nomination papers from NA-241, NA-245 and NA-247,” said Sattar while speaking to the media after submitting his nomination papers from NA-241 located in Korangi. Denying that he ever mentioned about boycotting the elections, Sattar said …

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Pakistan, China agree to further strengthen strategic ties

President Mamnoon Hussain held a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during a visit to China on Saturday, where he is participating in the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State meeting at the invitation of the Chinese president. During their meeting, the two leaders held in-depth discussions related to Pakistan-China bilateral relations and regional …

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Musharraf to run for parliament

The party of Pakistan’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf announced Saturday that he will run for a seat in parliament in July 25 national elections. The move comes after the country’s Supreme Court conditionally allowed Musharraf to return from Dubai, where he has been living in self-exile to avoid arrest on criminal charges. Musharraf’s party said he will campaign for …

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Pakistan navy rescues Iranian fishermen from sunken boat

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Sea King helicopters successfully rescued crew members of sunken Iranian Dhow in North Arabian Sea (NAS). Upon receipt of information about distressed Dhow (AL RAMANI) bearing flag of Islamic Republic of Iran, 11 crew members (fishermen) onboard, Pakistan Navy promptly responded and launched search and rescue operation. Two Pakistan Navy Sea King Helicopters were immediately directed to …

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‘Country in grip of drought-like conditions’

ISLAMABAD: The river flows have improved for now with river Kabul in high floods but drought-like conditions have already hit most parts of the country, affecting Kharif crops. The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) on Friday said the river flows had more than tripled to 342,400 cusec since May 26 when they stood at 108,000 cusec. It said the river Kabul was …

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PTI Vs PMLN: List of candidates from Lahore in Election 2018

An unverified list of candidates of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf who would be contesting the upcoming general election form Lahore has been revealed. National Assembly contituency NA-123 will have PTI’s Meher Wajid contesting against Malik Riaz of PML-N. Whereas PTI’s Waleed Iqbal will be standing against PML-N candidate Hamza Shehbaz for NA 124. Maryam Nawaz will …

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Former woman KP MPA sues Imran for defamation

PESHAWAR: Member of the former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Bibi Fauzia on Thursday filed a defamation suit with the Peshawar district and sessions judge against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan over the charge of horse-trading in the Senate elections. The suit meant for the recovery of Rs5 billion as damages from the PTI chief was assigned to additional district and sessions …

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Nawaz decides not to appear before Supreme Court in Asghar Khan case

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has decided not to appear before the Supreme Court in the Asghar Khan case, sources informed Geo News on Friday. During hearing of the case earlier this week, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had directed 31 respondents, including Nawaz and Javed Hashmi, to submit written replies by …

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