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Parliament to elect new PM tomorrow


PML-N IN COMFORTABLE POSITION FOR GRABBING TOP SLOT  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Parliament will meet on Tuesday (Tomorrow) to elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of PML-N and Sheikh Rashid on …

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Khaqan says bring it on


UPCOMING PM UNFAZED ABOUT CORRUPTION REFERENCES  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The upcoming prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi challenged his critics to prove irregularities in his finances, saying “whoever wants to file a reference against me should feel free to do so”. Talking to newsmen following his meeting with Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl …

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Two more martyred in held Kashmir


NC Monitoring Desk HELD SRINAGAR: Two more Kashmiri youth were killed by the Indian troops in occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama district yesteday. The youth were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in the area. The martyrs have been identified as Shariq Ahmad of Gulzarpora, Pulwama and Showkat …

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US tests missile intercept system successfully

NEW YORK: The United States forces successfully tried out yesterday a missile interception system the US hopes to set up on the Korean peninsula, military officials said following a trial just days after North Korea’s second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). In the American test of the so-called …

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Opposition to finalise name today

PM ELECTION  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: On the eve of National Assembly session for the election of an interim prime minister, Opposition Leader of the house Syed Khurshid Shah yesterday has summoned a session of opposition parties to nominate their candidate for the premiership. The opposition parties’ session is to …

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Bilawal calls for ‘across the board accountability’


NICVD CENTRE OPENED IN LARKANA  From Our Correspondent LARKANA: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the Supreme Court’s order [disqualifying Nawaz Sharif as prime minister] requires adherence by all. “Accountability must be impartial and exhaustive. The PPP seeks to enact legislation for across the board …

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NAB to file petition in SC today: Sh Rashid

OPENING HUDAIBIYA MILLS CASE From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has said that top court’s verdict to disqualify Nawaz Sharif came over his petition that cited Article 62 and Article 63. AML chief addressed Youm-e-Tashakur rally in Parade Ground yesterday. Sheikh Rashid paid tribute to …

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13 burnt to death in Hassan Abdal road accident


HASSAN ABDAL: At least thirteen people, including women and children, were killed and four others injured as a passenger van collided with a truck near Abbott Chowk in Hasan Abdal city in northern Punjab. The ill-fated van, travelling from Rawalpindi to Peshawar, caught fire after hitting a gas pipeline following …

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It’s Zardari’s turn after Nawaz Sharif: Imran


SC LAID FOUNDATION OF NAYA PAKISTAN From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that after Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by the supreme Court, now it is Asif Ali Zardari’s turn. He said, “Next is your turn, we will set out against corruption. We do not have …

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