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Ali Siddiqui assumes office as Pakistan’s ambassador to US

Ali Jahangir Siddiqui took charge of his office in Washington as a Pakistan’s envoy to US today. He has replaced former foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhary who served Pakistan’s ambassador to the US before his retirement last month. Ali Siddiqui who reached US on Monday night. The deputy chief of Pakistan Mission to the US, Rizwan Saeed Sheikh welcomed him at the airport. The US …

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Balochistan’s minister seeks election delay

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Mir Safraz Bugti has called for a month-long delay in the general elections that are scheduled to take place on July 25. The home minister has submitted a resolution in the Balochistan Assembly   to make his demand. The resolution argues that general elections should be held in August because a majority of population intends to go …

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PTI does about-turn on nomination of Nasir Khosa as Punjab caretaker CM

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday withdrew the nomination of Nasir Mahmood Khosa as caretaker chief minister of Punjab — merely two days after their own leader, Mahmoodur Rasheed, had finally reached an agreement with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to appoint him to the post. Rasheed, the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly, today said his party’s core committee had decided …

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Capt Safdar admits being signatory of Nielsen and Nescoll

ISLAMABAD: The son-in-law of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar testified before an accountability court on Tuesday, saying he signed the trust deeds of offshore companies – Nielsen and Nescoll – as a witness.  While maintaining that he was the only signatory to the trust deeds of the companies, he seconded the stance of his wife Maryam Nawaz …

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14-year-old killed in crossfire between Dolphin Force, suspects in Lahore

LAHORE: A 14-year-old passerby was killed on Tuesday as Dolphin Force personnel and suspects exchanged fire in Lahore’s Shadbagh area. The 14-year-old identified as Atif suffered a gunshot wound in the crossfire and died before he could be shifted to a hospital. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the incident showed two Dolphin Force personnel on a motorbike chasing suspects in …

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I have been dragged into court to pressurises Nawaz: Maryam

Maryan Nawaz during addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday has said that” I have been dragged into courts just to pressurise my father Nawaz Sharif”. While speaking at the press conference Maryam told that her statement was recorded before the court and she answered 127 questions. “I was not mention anywhere in the SC verdict but JIT included me in the case, all …

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Opposition rejects move in NA to increase president’s salary

ISLAMABAD: The opposition on Monday protested in the National Assembly over the government’s move to introduce a bill seeking an exorbitant increase of over 530 per cent in the president’s salary, terming it “unnecessary and illogical”. The bill was introduced by minister in charge of the cabinet secretariat Sheikh Aftab Ahmed soon after failing to give a satisfactory reply to …

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Asma Hamid’s appointment as AG Punjab pre-poll rigging: PTI

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday termed Additional Advocate General Asma Hamid’s appointment as advocate general of Punjab pre-poll rigging, ARY News reported. On Sunday evening, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif reportedly approved a summary with regard to the appointment of Ms Hamid as first-ever woman AGP. The appointment came just days before the PML-N government completes its five-year …

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Pakistan, India DGMOs agree on no ceasefire violations in hotline contact: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A special hotline contact was established between the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan and Indian on Tuesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Both DGMOs reviewed the prevailing situation along the Line of Control and working boundary and mutually agreed to undertake sincere measures to improve the existing situation ensuring peace and avoidance of …

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