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Court to hear appeals against Avenfield verdict on Tuesday

On the other hand, accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir has recused himself from hearing the other two corruption references

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PML-N candidate survives attempt on life a week ahead of election

PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was also in Attock at the time of the attack

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Honey, I shrunk the kids: social media putting young Pakistani voter off democracy

“Everyone says everybody is corrupt. So I cannot decide who to vote for,” says Anusha Rayani, a student of Social Development and Policy. Anusha is one of the 20 million young people who have become eligible to vote for the first time. Pakistan has the largest generation of young people ever in its history: 43%…

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Bilawal Bhutto calls out banned outfits’ participation in elections

The PPP chairperson said that he is fighting for his party despite the absence of a level playing field

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Police opens terrorism investigation against PML-N 10 days before election

Copies of two separate FIRs named PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif and a number of other key figures

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Backbone of terrorism not broken, says Bilawal Bhutto

Bilawal said that the elections are taking place in an environment of fear

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ANP targeted the most in terrorist attacks, says Ghulam Ahmed Bilour

Two ANP leaders, Haroon Bilour and Daud Khan Achakzai, have been targeted ahead of the election on July 25

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Top court throws out PPP candidate’s appeal against disqualification

An election tribunal had disqualified him for being a defaulter of a social security company

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Daud Khan Achakzai injured in attempt on life

He is the second ANP leader targeted ahead of the election on July 25

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ECP takes notice of teacher’s humiliation during training

The Election Commission of Pakistan has said that they received complaints of a teacher being humiliated during the training session for the elections.

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Pakistan mourns after 128 killed in Mastung carnage

This was the third major incident of pre-election violence

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We have already won the battle: PML-N’s Mushahid Hussain

“We are going to Lahore at all costs. Our morale is high,” said PML-N’s Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed while speaking to SAMAA’s reporter. “Authorities have closed down the entire city of Lahore out of fear, so we have morally won,” he said. The authorities locked down parts of Lahore to bar the PML-N supporters from…

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Five killed in bomb blast near JUI-F convoy

A remote-controlled bomb went off near a JUI-F convoy

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Another PML-N leader arrested ahead of Nawaz’s arrival

Another 100 PML-N workers have been placed under house arrest in Rajanpur

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‘Aliens’ influencing PML-N’s election drive: Rana Sanaullah

Former Punjab minister Rana Sanaullah claimed that ‘aliens’, a typical coded reference to the establishment, are threatening PML-N supporters in Faisalabad and other cities of Punjab. “This is why people are not so open in their political views and activities unlike the previous elections,” he said while speaking to SAMAA TV anchorperson Nadeem Malik. Sanaullah…

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Party strongholds: will they hold?

A stronghold is a constituency whose voters have been loyal to one party for a long time. Take NA-256 (formerly NA-245) Paposh, Sakhi Hasan and Nazimabad in Karachi, for example. The MQM has won here for the past ten years.  A constituency is called a stronghold when a party has: Consistently won from it, year after year, after…

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PPP members being forced to switch loyalties, says Sherry Rehman

“The biggest problem is that of a lack of security,” said Sherry Rehman

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Free, fair elections only way to honour Bilour family’s sacrifices, says Malala

Haroon Bilour, an ANP leader and the party’s candidate for Peshawar’s PK-78 seat, was killed late Tuesday night in a suicide blast at his election rally

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Death toll of blast at ANP gathering reaches 22

ANP leader Haroon Bilour was also killed in the attack

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Sindh headlines: Risk of election violence, PML-N wiped out from Shikarpur

SAMAA Digital brings to you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh. 1. 65% polling stations in Sindh at risk of violence Daily Kawish, Hyderabad The Election Commission of Pakistan has declared 65% of the polling stations and polling booths in Sindh ‘sensitive’ or ‘very sensitive’. There are a total of 17, 747 polling stations…

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