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Pakistan needs timely elections, says PM Abbasi


January 16, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the country and the democracy need timely conduct of general elections. Speaking on Geo News’ programme ‘Jirgah’, the prime minister said that his office requires taking difficult decisions and there are huge responsibilities. “It’s been some 30 years in PML-N and Nawaz Sharif has been my leader since the day one,” …

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‘Mall Road protest aims at getting rid of PML-N govt’


January 16, 2018

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri called on Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari in Bilawal House on Wednesday and deliberated over the forthcoming protest on Mall Road. The two leaders addressed a press conference in Bilawal House today and agreed that the protest aims at getting rid of the incumbent …

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Malir SSP Rao Anwar survives suicide attack


January 16, 2018

A suicide attack was reported on Tuesday in Malir Cantonment as a bomber targeted motorcade of Malir Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar. Reportedly, the attack was carried out as SSP Anwar departed from his office for his residence. Preliminary probe suggests that three terrorists ambushed the motorcade in cantonment and Anwar survived the attack being in a bullet …

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CJP asks whether parliament will give voting rights to overseas Pakistanis


January 16, 2018

The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Sadiq Nisar expressed concerns on whether the parliament will give voting rights to the overseas Pakistan. While hearing the case regarding the question of right to vote for overseas Pakistanis, Justice Nisar asked whether it is the job of the Supreme Court to give the right to vote to the Pakistanis in …

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Girl accompanying slain Karachi teenager says did not see assailants: sources


January 15, 2018

KARACHI: The girl who was allegedly accompanying 19-year-old Intezar Ahmed when police officers gunned him down in Karachi says she did not see the shooters, The teenage boy was killed after Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) officers opened fire on his car on Khayaban-e-Ittehad road of the upscale Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area late Saturday. The girl, a friend of …

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Awareness, education necessary to fight child abuse: Bilawal


January 15, 2018

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked on Monday that awareness and education are very important to fight the menace of child abuse. We cannot fight child abuse “if our children don’t know how to protect themselves,” he said. “All political parties should be on the same page pertaining to child rights.” While addressing a press conference in …

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Nisar can leave PML-N if really a man of principle: Pervaiz Rasheed


January 15, 2018

LAHORE: Former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed said on Monday that if former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senior leader Chaudhry Nisar is as disciplined as he says then he should leave the party. Senator Rasheed said the former interior minister passed “misleading statements about the party during testing times”. The party should make a decision unanimously regarding Nisar, said …

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Dawn Leaks report will expose Pervaiz Rashid: Nisar


January 15, 2018

Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has censured fellow party leader, former information minister Pervaiz Rashid on Monday by saying that a politician who did not contest for a councillor’s election is acting as if he is the ‘chief minister of the party’. Nisar’s criticism came as a reaction to Rashid’s stance over an issue cleared in an interview. …

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Imran, Zardari unlikely to share stage during PAT’s protest on Mall Road


January 15, 2018

There is a very little chance that Imran Khan and Asif Zardari will share the same stage during protest called by the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) over the Model Town massacre. The sit-in, which is scheduled to take place on Lahore’s iconic Mall Road on January 17, will be attended by a number of leaders from various political parties in …

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Abdul Quddus Bizenjo sworn in as Balochistan CM


January 13, 2018

QUETTA – Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has been sworn in as the fresh Balochistan chief minister (CM) on Saturday after Sanaullah Zehri tendered his resignation the day when a no-confidence motion was to be moved against him in the provincial assembly. Bizenjo took oath as the Balochistan CM today, less than a week after ex-CM resigned with ex-home minister Sarfraz …

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