Abbas Shabbir

Medical board to examine Nawaz Sharif in jail

Nawaz Sharif is unwell, suffering from kidney-related pain, said a handout issued by the Adiala Jail head

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Watch: Sheikh Rashid’s bike ride in Rawalpindi

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed is contesting the general election from NA-60 and NA-62 in Rawalpindi. The garrison city’s veteran politician is famous for his populist style. He kicked off his election campaign in a theatrical way, making rotis at tandoors and riding a motorcycle with his supporters. “Although this area is ‘masail-istan’…

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Election postponed in NA-60 Rawalpindi after Hanif Abbasi’s sentencing

The election on the National Assembly seat in Rawalpindi’s NA-60 constituency was postponed on Sunday after PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi was sentenced to life in jail by a court on Saturday. Abbasi was contesting the election from the constituency against Awami Muslim League head Sheikh Rasheed. The PML-N leader was sentenced in the ephedrine quota…

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Ayaz Sadiq, Fazlur Rehman and Pervaiz Khattak have to apologise for their foul language

The Election Commission of Pakistan held a hearing on the notices issued to Fazlur Rehman, Ayaz Sadiq and Pervaiz Khattak for the use of foul language during election campaigns where it told the politicians to never use such words again. All three politicians, who were represented by their lawyers at the hearing, have until August…

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Nearly 5,000 polling stations without water or power

The caretaker provincial governments have ignored the election commission’s directives to provide water, power and other facilities at polling stations across the country. According to reports, nearly 5,000 polling stations will be operating without water, electricity and even boundary walls this election. Hundreds of polling stations without boundary walls have already been declared sensitive, but…

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Lawyer plays Ayaz Sadiq’s video to defend Imran’s ‘foul language’

PTI chief Imran Khan recently called PML-N supporters ‘donkeys’ for going to the airport to attend former PM Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming rally

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Tech-savvy ECP brings you a smartphone app to find out your polling station

On this app, you can easily find out your polling stations and the constituency in which your vote is registered

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Thousands attend Haroon Bilour’s funeral in Peshawar

The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack. The terror group termed the attack “revenge” for the previous government led by the ANP

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We are going to Pakistan to surrender, not to run away, says Maryam Nawaz Sharif

Three days ahead of their expected arrival, the interior ministry placed the names of Mr Sharif and his daughter on the Exit Control List

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NAB summons Musharraf, family members

The National Accountability Bureau has summoned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, his wife, children and son-in-law in a corruption case. Retired Colonel Inam ur Reheem advocate had submitted an application against Pervez Musharraf. According to officials, NAB has directed Musharraf and his wife Sehba Musharraf and son Bilal Musharraf to appear personally in the Rawalpindi…

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NAB arrests PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar

Captain (retd) Safdar arrived in Rawalpindi on Sunday to surrender himself to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). At around 4:50pm, he was arrested by the authorities. However, workers of the PML-N pulled Captain (retd) Safdar away from the NAB team. He was whisked away from the area in party leader Chaudhry Tanveer’s car. Before surrendering…

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Elections 2018: Where did all the women go?

The Pakistan Peoples Party has fielded more female candidates for the election than any other party. The party has fielded a whopping 15 women, whereas the PTI has fielded 12 and PML-N 10. There are a total of 849 seats in the national and provincial assemblies. Political parties submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan…

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NAB not to arrest accused candidates till elections

The National Accountability Bureau has decided not to arrest any candidate until the July 25 elections, SAMAA TV reported on Wednesday. This was decided at a meeting of the NAB’s executive board. The meeting was presided over by NAB chairperson retired justice Javed Iqbal. The NAB top brass reviewed cases against former Foreign Minister Khawaja…

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PML-N’s Zafar Ali Shah to join PTI

PML-N leader Zafar Ali Shah, who is also the father-in-law of Zulfi Bukhari, has decided to join PTI. Shah will officially announce his decision at his residence on July 5. PTI chief Imran Khan will attend the event.

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3,675 candidates vying for National Assembly seats, says Election Commission

The Election Commission’s data shows that 3,675 candidates are contesting the July 25 election on National Assembly seats. As many as 1,623 candidates from Punjab have been cleared for contesting on National Assembly seats. Seventy-three women from Punjab are vying for the National Assembly’s reserved seats. From Sindh, 824 people have been cleared for contesting…

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PTI candidate in hot water after putting army chief, CJ’s pictures on posters

Ahead of elections candidates often have posters made bearing pictures of their party leaders as well as themselves. But a PTI candidate in Gujranwala has drawn the ire of the Election Commission of Pakistan by putting the army chief and chief justice’s pictures on his posters. The ECP heard on Monday the case of PTI…

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ECP asks Punjab chief minister to ensure candidates’ safety

The Election Commission of Pakistan has written a letter to the caretaker Punjab chief minister to ensure the security of candidates in the province. In the letter to Punjab CM Hasan Askari, the ECP secretary has been said that in some areas candidates are receiving threats. In Narowal and Multan unfortunate incidents are emerging, he…

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Election Commission extends polling time for July 25

The Election Commission extended the polling period by an hour for July 25. Originally, polling hours were from 8am till 5pm. The Election Commission has now revised the period to 8am till 6pm. The PTI had requested the election regulatory body to increase the polling hours to make it easy for the public to step…

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NAB to approach Interpol for arrest of Ishaq Dar, Hassan, Hussain

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to arrest former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and former finance minister Ishaq Dar through Interpol. According to NAB sources, the anti-graft watchdog has also decided to bring home former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Ali Imran, with Interpol’s help. The accused are…

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Out with the old, in with the new: PTI updates its candidate list once again

The PTI has released another candidate list with some major changes, possibly in response to widespread protests by party workers over electoral ticket allotment. According to the new list, Ali Muhammad Khan, Aamir Liaquat and Faisal Vawda have been given tickets and Sikandar Bosan, Nazir Jatt and Ayesha Nazir’s tickets have been taken back. The…

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Video: PTI women storm party’s Lahore office over ticket dispute

The workers of PTI’s women wing have expressed reservations over distribution of election tickets and accused party leader Aaliya Hamza of making changes in the list of candidates. Video shows PTI Lahore members−Saima Shaukat, Erum Bukhari and Fatima− storming party’s Lahore secretariat and yelling at Aaliya Hamza.

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