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Imran Khan calls for more ‘trustworthy’ ties with US


August 9, 2018

Prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan called for more “trustworthy” ties with the United States which have frayed amid US accusations that Pakistan is aiding Islamist insurgents waging war in Afghanistan, something Islamabad denies. Khan, who is due to be sworn-in as premier next week after his July 25 election victory, met acting US Ambassador to Pakistan John F. Hoover on Wednesday …

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Not interested in becoming Punjab governor again: Sarwar


August 9, 2018

  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Senator Chaudhry Sarwar has denied rumours that he is interested in becoming the next Governor Punjab. The former Punjab governor said that he has already been on the coveted post and does not want to become the governor again. “I have already been governor and have to desire to become again. In any case there …

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AC summons Nawaz on August 13 in remaining references


August 9, 2018

The Accountability Court-II has summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday in two remaining corruption references against him and his family. The Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik issued orders while hearing the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references . Judge Malik also directed the prosecution to present Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and prosecution’s star witness Wajid Zia for …

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Khattak denies impression of any grouping or differences in party


August 9, 2018

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Pervez Khattak has dispelled the impression of any grouping or differences in the party, saying the party leadership is fully united. Talking to media persons in Islamabad on Thursday, he said the party leaders will accept every decision of PTI Chief Imran Khan. Pervez Khattak requested media to stop negative propaganda about the party. Khattak congratulated …

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Imran Khan to submit written apology for controversial vote-casting


August 9, 2018

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday demanded a written apology from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for violating the electoral code of conduct while casting his vote during the general election 2018. A four-member bench headed by the Chief Election Commissioner heard the suo motu case against the PTI Chairman today, after the ECP took notice of …

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Caretaker PM appreciates POF’s valuable contributions


August 8, 2018

Caretaker Prime Minister (PM) Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk visited the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) on Wednesday and appreciated the valuable contributions of the POF in catering to the defence requirements of the country. The PM said that the POF held a pivotal position in view of the multifarious defence and security challenges that the country was confronted with. He also …

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GDA withdraws support for MQM-P in Sindh


August 8, 2018

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Wednesday suffered a major blow in Sindh as Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) withdrew their support for former’s nominee as opposition leader in Sindh Assembly (SA). As per details gathered, GDA have put their weight behind Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the same cause. Sources privy to GDA told that the party has taken decision …

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Imran Khan signals naming young politician for Punjab CM slot


August 8, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan Tuesday hinted at the nomination of a young politician for the post of Chief Minister in Punjab.“I am going to nominate a young leader for the chief minister. You should all support my nominee,” Khan told a gathering of his party’s newly-elected MPAs in Punjab.”I will name of a candidate of clean reputation who …

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China interested in joining TAPI pipeline project: Pakistani official


August 8, 2018

ISLAMABAD: China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan’s territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said, with the financial close of the project’s first phase expected next month. Originating at the giant Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan, the $9.6 billion TAPI (Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India) pipeline involves the four countries’ own …

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Opposition parties stage protest against election ‘rigging’ in Islamabad


August 8, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Major opposition parties held a protest demonstration against alleged rigging in the general elections held on July 25.Led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz stalwart Raja Zafarul Haq, the protesters marched towards the Election Commission of Pakistan to record their protest.Barbed wire were erected around the ECP headquarters as part of security arrangements, although the opposition said it would be a …

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