PML-N to reveal its manifesto ahead of elections 2018

PML-N to reveal its manifesto ahead of elections 2018

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will reveal its manifesto today (Thursday) ahead of the 25th July general election. PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif will make public the party’s manifesto during a press conference in Lahore this evening, sources told media reporters. “The party’s manifesto addresses trials faced by the country today...

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Fatehpur: 6 killed, while 7 others were injured in a road accident

Fatehpur: 6 killed, while 7 others were injured in a road accident

FATEHPUR: About six were killed and seven others injured after a passenger-loaded bus bumped into a truck near Fatehpur on Monday, rescue sources reported. Among the injured are mostly women and children. All the victims however, were rushed to the Shaikh Zayed Medical Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan. According to...

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11 people afflicted by rain-related incidents in Lahore

11 people afflicted by rain-related incidents in Lahore

LAHORE: At least 11 people were wounded in rain-related incidents Wednesday night here in the city as well other towns in Punjab, media reported, citing rescue and security authorities. Thundershower continued in Lahore, with Bahawalpur receiving heavy rainfall accompanied with lightning. Numerous low-lying areas were flooded due to the monsoon...

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“I have stayed loyal to Nawaz for 34 long years but Nawaz not only betrayed me but turned against me,” PML-N leader, Nisar

“I have stayed loyal to Nawaz for 34 long years but Nawaz not only betrayed me but turned against me,” PML-N leader, Nisar

RAWALPINDI: Disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar on Tuesday said that he and some other “elders” deserve credit for making Nawaz Sharif a leader, ARY News reported. Apparentl, while addressing an election rally in Rawalpindi, the former interior minister said that he stayed loyal to Nawaz Sharif like a brother and...

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International wrestlers arrive Pakistan for the Season 2018 International Wrestling event

International wrestlers arrive Pakistan for the Season 2018 International Wrestling event

RAWALPINDI: Renowned international wrestlers have arrived Pakistan to participate in Season 2018 International Wrestling event that is scheduled to be held in August in various cities across the nation, media sources reported. “(It’s) pleasure to have international wrestlers Raymond Thomas and Andrew Harrison, UK, Nicole Tanea Brooks, USA, and Haris...

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“Help us win, so we can resolve your issues”, assures PPP chairperson, Bilawal Bhutto, ahead of elections

“Help us win, so we can resolve your issues”, assures PPP chairperson, Bilawal Bhutto, ahead of elections

KARACHI/NAWABSHAH: As the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) election campaign-related convoy rallied through major cities of Sindh, the party head addressed potential voters and asked them to help him win “so we can resolve your problems”. PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari travelled in his electoral rally through the province, en route...

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Downpour submerges low lying localities, roads in Lahore, kills 8, brings ‘city of gardens’ to a standstill

Downpour submerges low lying localities, roads in Lahore, kills 8, brings ‘city of gardens’ to a standstill

LAHORE: Lately, at least eight people were killed and almost 50 others wounded due to rain-related incidents here in the city as heavy showers flooded the city of gardens, media sources reported. The uninterrupted 10-hour thunderous monsoon rain, which was recorded at over 280 millimetres (mm), continued to lash Lahore...

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Karachi: 2 arrested for strewing at a public place in the metropolis, dumping garbage is a crime

Karachi: 2 arrested for strewing at a public place in the metropolis, dumping garbage is a crime

KARACHI: Authorities arrested two people Tuesday night for strewing at a public place in Kausar Niazi Colony of the metropolis’ North Nazimabad area, Geo News reported. The two arrestees were identified as Daulat Khan and Rehmat Khan, both of whom were named in a first information report (FIR) filed with the...

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Faisalabad: 7 year old girl expires as heart treatment in India turns out to be unsuccessful

Faisalabad: 7 year old girl expires as heart treatment in India turns out to be unsuccessful

LUDHIANA: A seven-year-old girl from Faisalabad who was undergoing treatment in a hospital in India passed away on Tuesday. According to reports, Zainab had three holes in her heart with the left side of her heart not working. Zainab’s father said the doctors at Faisalabad’s Institute of Cardiology had recommended that...

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Election 2018: 11, 855 candidates up for NA, PA seats

Election 2018: 11, 855 candidates up for NA, PA seats

According to details, 1, 623 candidates will fight from Punjab, 824 from Sindh, 725 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and 287 from Balochistan for the national assembly seats. A total of 4, 036 candidates are in the run for 297 general seats of the Punjab Assembly, 2, 252 candidates for 130 general...

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“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything”, Khan’s message to all those who are intending not to cast votes this year

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything”, Khan’s message to all those who are intending not to cast votes this year

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday urged all Pakistanis to vote in the upcoming general election. Imran took to Twitter to post a message for “all those Pakistanis who are intending not to vote in the coming historical elections on July 25”. “A man who stands...

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PTI chairman Imran Khan’s visit to Karachi for election campaign gets delayed as heavy rains continue to pour in Lahore

PTI chairman Imran Khan’s visit to Karachi for election campaign gets delayed as heavy rains continue to pour in Lahore

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s departure to Karachi was delayed on Tuesday as heavy rains continued to pour in Lahore. Khan was scheduled to reach Karachi from Lahore via charter flight around noon as part of his election campaign. It is not yet known when the cricketer-turned-politician will...

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Rain in Lahore claims life of 6 due to electrocution and road accidents

Rain in Lahore claims life of 6 due to electrocution and road accidents

Lahore: Three people died in Lahore Monday night as rain continued to wreak havoc across Punjab. Death rate tolls to 6, reasons being: electrocution and road accidents. The rain resulted in 150 electricity feeders tripping in the city, plunging different areas of the city into darkness. The total amount of rain...

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Policemen seen manhandling social activist Jibran Nasir who is now in police custody

Policemen seen manhandling social activist Jibran Nasir who is now in police custody

KARACHI: On Monday police incarcerated social activist Jibran Nasir in Karachi. Nasir in his video message of social media alleged that the policemen ripped off his attire and dragged him along with them. It has been learnt that the social activist has been detained at Frere police station in Karachi....

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Head of Sindh Water Commission grants 3 months tenure to industries for installation of water treatment plants followed by a written verdict

Head of Sindh Water Commission grants 3 months tenure to industries for installation of water treatment plants followed by a written verdict

KARACHI: On Monday, the Head of Sindh Water Commission, Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, gave three months’ time to industries for installation of water treatment plants and issued a written verdict in this regard. The commission’s head, in the verdict, cautioned that if treatment plants were not installed within three...

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ECP declares 20,700 stations ‘sensitive’, polling hours revised; 8am to 6pm

ECP declares 20,700 stations ‘sensitive’, polling hours revised; 8am to 6pm

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, the Election Commission of Pakistan declared as many as 20,700 polling stations sensitive in its briefing to Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk. The institution also briefed the premier over possible despicable plans to sabotage the election process. It recommended the caretaker government to set up...

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Aircraft was not certified for passengers’ flight, Bhoja Air Crash report reveals

Aircraft was not certified for passengers’ flight, Bhoja Air Crash report reveals

ISLAMABAD: The report on the 2012 crash of Bhoja Air was submitted to the Supreme Court on Monday which claimed that the defunct Bhoja Air committed criminal negligence and made several violations of the Civil Association Authority’s (CAA) license during the operation of Boeing 737–236 aircraft. A three-member bench of...

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Water in Pakistan’s dams recorded to be at its lowermost point in history due to deficiency of rains this year

Water in Pakistan’s dams recorded to be at its lowermost point in history due to deficiency of rains this year

ISLAMABAD: The combined water storage capacity in the country’s dams is at its lowermost point in history, media reported on Monday citing authentic sources. According to officials of the Indus River System Authority, the country’s dams are facing an acute water scarcity due to the deficiency of rains this year....

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Mufti Menk’s humorous response to Reham Khan’s ‘bearded’ Twitter photo

Mufti Menk’s humorous response to Reham Khan’s ‘bearded’ Twitter photo

ISLAMABAD: A top Zimbabwean Islamic cleric took a jibe at Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan after she posted a beard-wearing photo of her on micro-blogging website Twitter. “So a while ago I was offered to join a party. I said I might not be able to cover my face but...

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Election campaign schedule for PTI announced, Imran Khan’s visit due across cities

Election campaign schedule for PTI announced, Imran Khan’s visit due across cities

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced the complete schedule of chairman Imran Khan’s whirlwind election campaign tours across the country. Imran Khan started the campaign in Mianwali last week and addressed the general worker’s convention in Islamabad on Saturday, followed by that. After the election campaign in Bannu on Sunday,...

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Lahore’s Expo Centre set aflame, officials doused fire an hour later

Lahore’s Expo Centre set aflame, officials doused fire an hour later

LAHORE: A blaze that flared up here Sunday night in Lahore’s Expo Centre was doused approximately an hour later, media officials reported, citing sources of the emergency response team. The prime cause of the fire was a short circuit in a hall on the convention center’s first floor, where various exhibition-related...

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Lyari people welcome Bilawal’s convoy by pelting stones, 2 injured, Bilawal takes it to Twitter

Lyari people welcome Bilawal’s convoy by pelting stones, 2 injured, Bilawal takes it to Twitter

KARACHI: A first information report (FIR) was filed Sunday night against  as many as 400 unidentified and 13 identified people for allegedly disrupting Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s rally in the party stronghold Lyari by pelting it with stones, with the case including the clause of terrorism as well....

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Zardari predicts 2018 elections won’t restore political stability even after the elections

Zardari predicts 2018 elections won’t restore political stability even after the elections

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari denied having a secret meeting with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, in an interview with a ‘talk show’. The interview is scheduled to be aired on Monday at 8:03pm Responding to a query, the former president, Asif said that he wants to...

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MQM’s primary election cell inaugurated in Karachi’s North Nazimabad area

MQM’s primary election cell inaugurated in Karachi’s North Nazimabad area

KARACHI: The leading official of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) inaugurated the political party’s primary election cell Saturday night in Karachi, North Nazimabad area, media officials reported. On the occasion, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, the MQM-P’s convener, stated that all those who believe that the political party has been weakened would concurrently...

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Pakistani priest appointed as cardinal in Vatican

Pakistani priest appointed as cardinal in Vatican

VATICAN CITY: Pakistani Archbishop Joseph Coutts from Karachi on Thursday was appointed as a cardinal by Pope Francis. Coutts is one of the 14 cardinals appointed by the head of the Vatican from a diverse selection of countries including Iraq, Madagascar and Japan. Among other commendable initiatives, he also promotes dialogue between Christians...

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ECP to announce final list of election candidates later today, reluctant candidates instructed to withdraw nomination papers before today’s deadline

ECP to announce final list of election candidates later today, reluctant candidates instructed to withdraw nomination papers before today’s deadline

Candidates reluctant to contest the General Election 2018 have until today evening to withdraw their nomination papers. After election tribunals wrapped up verdicts on appeals against objections to the decisions of returning officers on June 27, the revised list of candidates was issued on June 28. The electoral body will...

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Iran summons Pakistani Ambassador Asif Ali Durrani over terror attack

Iran summons Pakistani Ambassador Asif Ali Durrani over terror attack

TEHRAN: Iran summoned Pakistani Ambassador Asif Ali Khan Durrani on Thursday and conveyed its protest against the terrorist attack on the country’s border guards, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. Armed bandits killed three Iranian Basij volunteer forces and wounded eight others in Mirjaveh — the main road-crossing point between...

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Motorcycle struck hard, 1 dead, 2 injured, rickshaw driver absconded

Motorcycle struck hard, 1 dead, 2 injured, rickshaw driver absconded

KARACHI: Thursday night, a woman died while two people were injured during a traffic accident in Karachi’s Nazimabad No. 2 area, media sources reported, citing security and rescue authorities. The crash occurred when a semi-trailer truck swayed in an attempt to avoid colliding with a rickshaw that was apparently driving on the wrong way...

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Karachiites disappointed as there are little-to-moderate chances of drizzle today, awaiting first rainfall of the season while interior Sindh is at risk

Karachiites disappointed as there are little-to-moderate chances of drizzle today, awaiting first rainfall of the season while interior Sindh is at risk

KARACHI: Weather in the metropolis is set to remain pleasant on Friday as clouds envelope the sky and citizens await the first drop of monsoon rain, media sources reported, citing the country’s forecasting authority. The first rainfall of the season however, is expected today, after the escaping clouds disappointed Karachiites...

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Intermittent rain in Lahore turns weather in a pleasant one after prolonged heat spells

Intermittent rain in Lahore turns weather in a pleasant one after prolonged heat spells

LAHORE: The ‘City of Gardens’ and its neighboring areas continued to experience intermittent rain at night, which transformed the weather into a pleasant one after nearly a months-long spell of heat, media sources reported. Intermittent rainfall persisted in Lahore, with the Pakistan Meteorological Department forecasting light drizzle to gentle rainfall in...

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Man arrested for sexually assaulting 6-year-old step-daughter, Lahore

Man arrested for sexually assaulting 6-year-old step-daughter, Lahore

LAHORE: On Thursday night, authorities arrested a man from Lahore’s Badami Bagh area for allegedly assaulting his 6-year-old minor stepdaughter, media sources reported, citing police and rescue services. According to police, the alleged rapist — identified as Sabir — sexually abused his 6-year-old stepdaughter, who was left physically and mentally...

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PTI Chief Imran Khan pays a visit to Fariduddin’s shrine in Pakpattan with wife. Bushra Maneka

PTI Chief Imran Khan pays a visit to Fariduddin’s shrine in Pakpattan with wife. Bushra Maneka

PAKPATTAN: Imran Khan, the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), paid a visit Wednesday night to Dargah-e-Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar here in the city and offered prayers as well, media sources reported. Accompanied by his wife, Bushra Maneka, Khan also respectfully performed the mandatory ritual act of placing a cloth on the shrine...

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Water supply to multiple areas in Karachi suspend as pipeline bursts due to power breakdown

Water supply to multiple areas in Karachi suspend as pipeline bursts due to power breakdown

THATTA: Water supply to multiple areas of Karachi were suspended on Thursday due to maintenance work in a pipeline at the Dhabeji Pumping Station. The executive engineer at the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board said the pipeline that has 72-inch diameter burst today due to a power break down, suspending...

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The most wanted alleged criminal, PPP leader, Zardari’s close aide Ismail Dahri arrested by rangers

The most wanted alleged criminal, PPP leader, Zardari’s close aide Ismail Dahri arrested by rangers

NAWABSHAH: Authorities arrested Sardar Muhammad Ismail Dahri, one of the most wanted alleged criminals, during a raid carried out Wednesday night in the town’s Daulatpur area, media sources reported. According to a spokesperson of the Pakistan Rangers, as well as other police officers, the operation was conducted at the residence...

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MQM-P finalizes contestants for the upcoming elections in July 2018

MQM-P finalizes contestants for the upcoming elections in July 2018

KARACHI: The Bahadurabad bloc of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has finalized its list of candidates who will be contesting in the upcoming general elections of 2018 in July, the political party’s Rabita Committee said Wednesday after a meeting of its members. Sources informed media channels that Ali Raza Abidi will...

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Sindh’s SHOs and DSPs to be reshuffled ahead of elections in July 2018

Sindh’s SHOs and DSPs to be reshuffled ahead of elections in July 2018

KARACHI: Station house officers (SHOs) of police throughout Sindh, including Karachi, will be rearranged ahead of the upcoming general elections in July 2018, media sources reported. The decision entails that the deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) also be changed before the forthcoming elections. Earlier, it was announced that the SHOs and...

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Farhan Saeed to sing  PTI’s official song for elections 2018

Farhan Saeed to sing PTI’s official song for elections 2018

ISLAMABAD: Singer-cum-actor Farhan Saeed will sing the official song for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s General Election 2018 campaign. The singer met the PTI chairman at his residence in Bani Gala a day earlier and took to Twitter to share photos of their meeting and announce the news. I am thankful to @ImranKhanPTI...

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Sharmila Faruqui and other ex-officials of Sindh government fail to return official vehicles

Sharmila Faruqui and other ex-officials of Sindh government fail to return official vehicles

KARACHI: Former information advisor Sharmila Faruqui — along with other ex-officials of the Sindh government — has failed to return official vehicles, media sources reported on Tuesday. Caretaker Information Minister Jameel Yousuf has stepped up his efforts to get back his department’s vehicles, which are being used by former officials...

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Another foreigner hits a 24-year-old man, victim’s brother pressurized to sweep the incident without taking any legal action

Another foreigner hits a 24-year-old man, victim’s brother pressurized to sweep the incident without taking any legal action

ISLAMABAD: A young man was wounded Tuesday night when a vehicle driven by a foreigner bumped into his motorcycle in Islamabad’s F7 area, new sources reported, citing authorities, in an incident almost eerily similar to two prior ones that had left the people hit dead. Police said they took into custody...

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Rain in Lahore leaves 1 dead and 14 injured

Rain in Lahore leaves 1 dead and 14 injured

LAHORE: Rain poured in numerous areas of the city Tuesday night, resulting in multiple casualties and power outages in various areas of the city, media sources reported last night. At least one person, a minor, was killed last night in a rain-related accident, while 14 others suffered injury. On the...

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PPP candidate Manzoor Wassan’s nomination papers rejected for PS-27

PPP candidate Manzoor Wassan’s nomination papers rejected for PS-27

SUKKUR: On Monday, an appellate tribunal on Monday rejected Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) candidate Manzoor Wassan’s nomination papers for PS- 27 Khairpur. Mir Zaheer Talpur, a member of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), had filed an appeal against Wassan’s nomination papers with the returning officer over undeclared assets in Dubai. According...

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PAF training aircraft crashes while landing at the PAB, no loss reported

PAF training aircraft crashes while landing at the PAB, no loss reported

PESHAWAR: A training aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed while landing at the Peshawar Air Base on Tuesday. As per press statement by the PAF, the FT-7PG trainer aircraft crashed while recovering from a routine operational training mission during landing. However, no loss of life has been reported as...

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NAB arrests PML-N candidate Qamar ul Islam in Saaf Pani Company case

NAB arrests PML-N candidate Qamar ul Islam in Saaf Pani Company case

https://www.geo.tv/latest/200703-nab-arrests-pml-n-ticket-holder-qamarul-islam-raja LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore arrested on Monday Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s ticket holder from NA-59 Rawalpindi-III in connection with Punjab Saaf Pani Company corruption case. Engineer Qamarul Islam, who has served as the chairman of the Saaf Pani Company, is accused of having awarded contracts for 84...

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MQM-P decides to suspend basic membership of Shahid Pasha for violating party discipline

MQM-P decides to suspend basic membership of Shahid Pasha for violating party discipline

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan has suspended basic membership of Shahid Pasha for violating party discipline, said a party statement issued Monday. The MQM-P Rabita Committee has directed workers not to maintain any contact with Pasha until further notice. It has been learnt that the party had limited role of certain...

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PTI Khan ready and resolved to contest elections in a full-fledged manner to secure maximum seats

PTI Khan ready and resolved to contest elections in a full-fledged manner to secure maximum seats

KARACHI: On Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said that his party could not secure enough seats in 2013 elections as sa result of lack of experience. In an interview with state TV, Khan said this time his party was going to contest the elections in a full-fledged manner....

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Monsoon approaches Karachi, rain likely to occur this week

Monsoon approaches Karachi, rain likely to occur this week

KARACHI: A rainy monsoon spell may soon be dispelling the heat and humidity in Karachi as the monsoon system approaches. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the metropolis is likely to enjoy rain on Thursday and Friday, across the country. Rain and thundershower with gusty winds is expected today at...

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Army Chief Gen. Bajwa meets Caretaker PM Nasirul Mulk

Army Chief Gen. Bajwa meets Caretaker PM Nasirul Mulk

Islamabad: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa held meeting with caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk at PM House. PM House Spokesman said Army Chief Gen. Bajwa and PM Nasirul Mulk exchanged views on upcoming general elections and professional matters of Pak Army.  

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Shehbaz promises to develop Karachi if PML-N voted into power

Shehbaz promises to develop Karachi if PML-N voted into power

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif promised development and prosperity for Karachi, after arriving in the metropolis to launch the party’s election campaign. Addressing an event at the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Shehbaz vowed to resolve the city’s critical issues if PML-N was voted into...

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Saaf Pani Scam: NAB summons Shehbaz today

Saaf Pani Scam: NAB summons Shehbaz today

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned today former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif in Saaf Pani Company scandal. A questionnaire comprising 25 questions has been prepared by the anti-graft watchdog for Shehbaz Sharif. Director General of NAB Lahore in his briefing exposed that during Shehbaz’s tenure, the water plants...

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Pakistan Chief justice took Suo Motu notice of water shortage all over the country

Pakistan Chief justice took Suo Motu notice of water shortage all over the country

ISLAMABAD:Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took Suo Motu notice of increasing water shortage and supply deficiency throughout the country. Mian Saqib Nisar also declared that he will request interim Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasirul Mulk to monitor the water insufficiency issue in the federal capital...

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