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Turkey, US relations can be saved, presidential spokesman says


July 28, 2018

ISTANBUL: Turkey and the United States can save their relationship, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Saturday after President Donald Trump threatened to slap sanctions on Ankara in a deepening of tensions between the NATO partners. The two countries are at odds over a number of issues including Washington’s policy in Syria, Ankara’s quest for the extradition of a Muslim …

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Imran to take oath as PM before Aug 14: Naeem-ul-Haq


July 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Naeem-ul-Haq said on Saturday that party chairman Imran Khan will take oath as the prime minister before August 14. Speaking to media outside Bani Gala, Naeem said that the mainstream parties took a positive decision in the All Parties Conference, agreeing to attend the oath-administering ceremony. He further said that the Election Commission of Pakistan and …

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MQM-P refuses to attend APC called on rigging allegations


July 28, 2018

KARACHI – Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Friday participated in the All Parties Conference (APC) lead by Muslim League Nawaz without the consultation of MQM-P coordination committee. According to the details, MQM deputy convener Kanwar Naveed Jameel and Dr Farooq Sattar left Karachi to attend APC called to strengthen the point rigging in general election 2018. …

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‘Imran Khan to take oath as prime minister before August 14’


July 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)  leader Naeemul Haq on Saturday said Imran Khan will take oath as prime minister before August 14. Speaking to the media, he lamented that politician like Maulana Fazlur Rehman is expressing negative views. “Fazlur Rehman and Mehmood Achakzai should realize what direction people are headed,” said he. He urged those with plans to derail democratic system …

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ISI asks IHC to expunge Justice Siddiqui’s remarks from order


July 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Inter-Services Intelligence has filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), asking it to expunge adverse remarks of a high court judge from a judicial order in which he had accused ISI officials of manipulating judicial proceedings. The ISI filed the appeal through Deputy Attorney General Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmed. The appeal will be heard by a two-judge bench of …

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China assures support to new govt in Pakistan


July 27, 2018

BEIJING: As election results making the picture clearer about Imran Khan’s PTI as the leading party in vote tally, China says it is ready to work with the new government in Pakistan. China’s Global Times said in an op-ed on Friday however that it sees the new Pakistani government continuing to promote CPEC. “It’s also foreseeable in the future that …

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PPP loses Lyari badly


July 27, 2018

KARACHI – Pakistan People’s Party has finally lost its traditional constituencies in Karachi, the gang-war affectees in Lyari and other old areas have rejected PPP through voting to the opponent parties. According to unofficial results, PTI’s Abdul Shakoor Shad secured 52750 votes, while TLP candidate Ahmed begged 42645 and Bilawal Bhutto only managed to secure 39325 votes in the traditional constituency …

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PTI approaches MQM-P to discuss possible alliance


July 27, 2018

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Friday invited Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Convenor Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to join their incoming government. The senior leadership of both the parties are expected to meet in the coming days. Dr Siddiqui confirmed that his party was invited by Jahangir Tareen to join their incoming government but added that the decision to meet PTI representatives would …

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PML-N vows to form Punjab government


July 27, 2018

LAHORE: The PML-N has announced to form the government in the most populous province of the Punjab after the results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan show the party has the highest number of members. The statement came from the senior PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz during a press conference in Lahore Friday. On Thursday, the party decided to sit …

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