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Pakistan Army team wins military drill competition in Sandhurst, UK

Pakistan Army team won an international military drill competition commonly known as ‘All Arms and International Pace Sticking Competition’ held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK. The Pakistan Military Academy secured the surprise win at the 90th military drill competition held in Sandhurst on June 14, Thursday. Photo: Pakistan High Commission Pakistan Army team won despite having trained for …

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Nomination papers of Imran, Khaqan and Gulalai for NA-53 rejected

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PTI chairman Imran Khan and Ayesha Gulalai for NA-53 constituency. According to the ECP, the nomination forms were turned down over violation of Section N of the affidavit, relating to development work a candidate undertook in their …

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Khawaja Haris resumes representing Nawaz in accountability court

Nawaz Sharif’s former counsel, Khawaja Haris , resumed his role as lead counsel on Tuesday after previously withdrawing himself from the case. Harris represents former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the three references which were filed by National Accountability Court (NAB) against him. As Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir started hearing the three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against the Sharif family, he inquired from Harris …

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Probe launched against tourist harassing Kalash women in viral video

A video making rounds on social media is showing a tourist in Chitral District’s Kalash Valley harassing local women. The viral footage shows an unidentified man following Kalash women as they tread past him expressing their displeasure at the unwanted advances being hurled their way by the tourist. The pestering man can be seen asking the women for pictures and …

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Over 100 dual nationals among poll candidates

ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be manifestation of great success of the online system introduced to scrutinise credentials of electoral candidates, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has identified over 100 dual nationals and 2,178 defaulters out of the total 21,482 candidates for the national and provincial assemblies. According to a 131-page report of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted …

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PSP’s Fauzia Kasuri to contest polls from NA-243

KARACHI: Fauzia Kasuri, who recently joined the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) after deserting the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), will contest the July 25 elections from NA-243 Karachi.  She will face off PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi in the National Assembly constituency in Karachi. Ms Kasuri joined the PSP on May 24. Addressing a press conference alongside party chief Mustafa Kamal, she said it was …

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UN rights chief laments Kashmir’s ‘untold suffering’

Islamabad/GENEVA – The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on violations committed by both India and Pakistan in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, “to consider establishing a …

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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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