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By-polls in three Sindh PA seats today


By Staff Reporter KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan  has finalised arrangements to hold by-elections on June 2(today) in three Sindh Assembly constituencies, PS-106 (Karachi), PS-117 (Karachi) and PS-22 (Naushahro Feroze). In all, there are 144 polling stations declared most sensitive and 119 sensitive in the three constituencies. In Karachi, …

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Shadow budget unveiled: MQM demands priority to Local Bodies

By Staff Reporter KARACHI: MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar has unveiled his party’s shadow budget, calling for reforms in taxation system. The shadow budget was presented here yesterday for the first time after four years. The last three budgets were unveiled in the federal capital. “Priority must be given to …

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More trouble for PML-N foreseen

Deadlock over Panama Papers continues  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The negotiations between the government and opposition members were de-tracked yesterday and the stalemate continued reportedly due to the delaying tactics of the ruling party members and their harsh attitude towards the opposition members. The meeting which was deferred on Monday …

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PM’s surgery successful, shifted to ICU

NC Monitoring Desk LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after “successful “ open-heart surgery at a London hospital, his daughter Maryam Nawaz announced on Twitter. “Prime Minister shifted to ICU. Alhamdolillah stable,” Maryam, who is accompanying the prime minister along with other members of …

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Asim faces spinal cord problem, may need surgery

Dr Asim’s wife ill; family requests for prayers  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: The only political prisoner in the current ‘democratic government,’ Dr Asim Hussain yesterday morning almost fainted when he heard about the illness of his wife Dr Zareen who is currently in London and fighting cancer. A number of …

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Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in Afghanistan

KUNDUZ: The Taliban killed at least 16 people and kidnapped dozens of others yesterday after pulling them from buses in northern Afghanistan, officials said, in the latest assault since the insurgents named a new leader last week. The Taliban have so far not commented on the incident in Aliabad district …

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Bilawal trolls ex-CJ on Twitter

NC Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, yesterday poked fun at former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, saying had he been the serving Chief Justice, he would have made himself Prime Minister. “No PM, no FM, No CM Punjab, Interior minister MIA (missing in action). Good thing …

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‘Afghanistan closes Peshawar consulate’

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan yesterday closed its consulate in Peshawar over alleged “harassment” of its diplomatic staff, Afghan sources said. “We closed the consulate because of mistreatment of some diplomats in Peshawar this morning by security personnel,” claimed a local newspaper. The move came as Pakistan was set to …

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ATC issues NBWs of Imran, Tahir ul Qadri

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has issued non -bailable arrest warrants of Imran Khan and Allama Tahir ul Qadri in SSP Asmat Junejo attack case. The case of subjecting SSP Asmat Junejo to violence by enraged persons during sit-ins in 2014 at Islamabad came up for hearing …

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