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Saad Rafique admits second marriage with TV anchor

LAHORE: Senior PML-N leader and former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has admitted his second marriage to a TV anchor, Daily Jang reported. The former minister mentioned this in nomination papers he submitted for the upcoming general elections to be held on July 25. According to the information shared in the nomination papers, Rafique has two wives; Ghazala Saad Rafique and …

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Imran to run for Karachi’s NA-243 seat

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s parliamentary board on Thursday awarded tickets to candidates from Sindh for the National Assembly, besides officially announcing that PTI chairman Imran Khan would be contesting the election from NA-243 (Karachi East). The party had previously announced 24 candidates from Sindh and withheld the announcement on the remaining seats for various reasons, including internal disputes on some …

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Talks with Nisar were making progress before they failed: Rafique

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday stated that reconciliatory efforts with Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan were making progress before they failed. Party supremo Nawaz Sharif and former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif were reported to be at loggerheads regarding issuing a party ticket to Nisar. The former interior minister had alleged that a ‘comical drama’ …

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Army chief, political leaders pray for Kulsoom Nawaz

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday prayed for early recovery of former premier Nawaz Sharif’s ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz.  In a message to the former prime minister and his family, the army chief expressed good wishes for the former first lady who has been on a ventilator in an intensive care unit of a …

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TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah killed in air strike

Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a US-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defense Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. The US military said in Washington on Thursday it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan …

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Influential family in Mianwali parts ways with PTI after ticket snub

Former Member National Assembly and granddaughter of Nawab Amir Muhammad Khan of Kalabagh, the former governor of erstwhile West Pakistan, along with her family members on Thursday announced to part  ways with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, ending her six-year affiliation with the party after being denied party ticket to contest the upcoming general election. Coming from one of the influential families …

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Begum Kulsoom suffers cardiac arrest, placed on ventilator

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz arrived in London on Thursday to see Kulsoom Nawaz, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment. Sharif and Maryam boarded a foreign airline flight at the Allama Iqbal International Airport and arrived in London via Doha. After boarding the plane Maryam tweeted: “Leaving for London. (We) will be back next week. I can’t wait to meet …

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Trump, America´s oldest first-time president, turns 72

Washington: -President Donald Trump turned 72 on Thursday, having returned to the fray of Washington politics after his grueling trip to Singapore for the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump in 2016 was the oldest person to assume the US presidency — he was 70 then — although Ronald Reagan was 73 when he was re-elected in …

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I was framed in Naqeebullah murder case due to partisanship in police, claims Rao Anwar

KARACHI: Following the shuffle of Inspector General of Police, former SSP Malir Rao Anwar, on Thursday claimed that he has been falsely incriminated in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud owing to professional jealousy. While speaking to journalists outside the anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi, where he appeared for the hearing of murder case, Rao stressed that records are available that …

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Eight killed in Sargodha road accident

  Eight people were killed and twenty-three others were injured when a dumper collided with a coach on Jhang road in Sargodha. Police said that an overloaded coach was heading towards Multan from Mandi Bahauddin when a recklessly driven dumper coming from Jhang collided with it on Sargodha-Jhang road, near Chak 91 By-pass. The injured were shifted to DHQ hospital. A …

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