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PTI’s MPA in Punjab Assembly, Ghulam Abbas Khakhi, passes away

Ghulam Abbas Khakhi had won a Multan seat with 47,429 votes, defeating PML-N candidate Mehdi Abbas Langah

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The provincial assemblies of Punjab, Sindh and KP will elect their speakers today

The Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assemblies will also elect their deputy speakers the same day

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The president has conferred awards on 451 military personnel

President Mamnoon Hussain conferred 451 awards on military personnel on Independence Day. Officers and soldiers of the army, navy and air force were presented the awards, according to Inter-Services Public Relations.          Among the awards were two Sitara-i-Basalat, 59 Tamgha-i-Basalat, 34 Imtiazi Asnad, 156 COAS Commendation Cards, 17 Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military), 77 Sitara-i-Imtiaz…

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Three killed in Karachi as the city is caught in a traffic gridlock

Pakistanis across the country came out to celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday. But with their zeal and fervor, they brought with them traffic and accidents. Residents of Karachi faced massive traffic jams in numerous areas and three people died in traffic-related accidents. In Karachi, Karsaz, Sharae Faisal, Stadium Road, Numaish Chowrangi and Guru Mandir were…

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Opposition nominates Laiq Khan as KP Assembly speaker, PTI puts forward Mushtaq Ghani’s name

The applications for the speaker and deputy speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly were submitted on Tuesday. An assembly session will be held on Wednesday (August 15) at 10am during which the speaker and deputy speaker will be elected. The opposition has nominated the ANP’s Laiq Khan for the post of speaker while the name…

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The Met dept has issued a 36 hour flood alert for the Chenab River

There is a risk that the Chenab River may flood very soon. The Pakistan Metrological Department has issued a 36 hour alert. After the recent rain, water has accumulated in the river and there is a risk of flooding. Due to flooding near Sialkot, routes to 85 villages have been cut off. The water is…

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Karachi is now the fourth most ‘unlivable’ city in the world

Karachi has slipped in the rankings of the world’s most livable cities and is now at 137th place on the list of 140 cities. According to The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, Karachi’s ranking was based on its stability, culture and environment, healthcare facilities, education facilities and infrastructure. Karachi has been on the list of least livable…

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Sabir Nazar’s take on Independence Day in Naya Pakistan

Sabir Nazar’s take on Independence Day in Naya Pakistan

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Police deny PTI’s Imran Ismail entry to Quaid’s mausoleum

Imran Ismail, the PTI’s nominee for Sindh governor had led a party delegation to the mausoleum on Tuesday but left after he was denied entry

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Nobel laureate Malala prays for Pakistan’s peace and prosperity

Malala was shot in Swat in 2012 for being a vocal supporter of education for girls

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Iran is wishing Pakistan a Happy Independence Day

Iran has put up banners on its roads and metro trains to congratulate Pakistan on its 72nd Independence Day

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Patriotic fervour runs high as Pakistan turns 71

The central ceremony was held early Tuesday morning at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad, where President Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest

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Watch: Kangana Ranaut wishes Imran Khan all the best

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has congratulated Imran Khan on his party’s victory in the July 25 elections. The Bollywood actor said that she liked Imran Khan’s victory speech. “The kind of speech Mr Imran Khan has given is very very nice,” Ms Ranaut said. In his victory speech Khan said he wanted to resolve the…

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China assures financial backing to Imran Khan’s incoming government

China has assured Pakistan that it will continue to help Pakistan overcome the crunch on foreign payment, senior PTI members told the Financial Times. “China has promised to continue helping Pakistan overcome the crunch on foreign payments,” one prospective cabinet minister told the FT. Chinese state-backed banks have lent Pakistan more than $5bn in the…

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Imran Khan accepts King Salman’s invitation to visit Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz called PM-in-waiting Imran Khan on Monday and congratulated him on his party’s victory in the July 25 elections. The king told Imran that Pakistan was an important ally of Saudi Arabia and the kingdom wants a close relationship with the South Asian country. Imran thanked King Salman and said…

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The PTI has nominated Asad Qaiser and Qasim Suri as the NA speaker and deputy speaker

The PTI submitted its papers nominating Asad Qaiser as National Assembly speaker and Qasim Suri as deputy speaker on Monday. The election for the posts of speaker and deputy speaker will be held on Wednesday, August 15. Newly elected MNAs took oath on Monday. Speaking to the media, Qaiser said he will work according to…

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Sarfraz wants the nation to pray for Pakistan’s well-being

Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfraz Ahmed has requested the nation to pray for the country’s well-being and success

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James Anderson becomes first English bowler to top test rankings in 38 years

English pacer James Anderson has moved at the top of ICC Test bowlers rankings following his performance against India at Lord’s

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Shoaib Malik crosses the 8,000 T20 run mark

Shoaib Malik became the first Pakistani batsman to cross the 8000 run mark in Twenty20 cricket

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Two suspects have been arrested in Mardan for the rape and murder of a six-year-old

Two suspects have been arrested in the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Mardan. One of the men is the girl’s paternal uncle and the other is her father’s step-brother. Both men have confessed to the crime. Mardan DPO Captain (retd) Wahid Mehmood told SAMAA Digital that on August 7 a young girl…

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The PTI could not win more than 30 seats on its own, says Rana Sanaullah

Rana Sanaullah said the opposition has the target of overthrowing the government of the PTI to save democracy

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