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Facebook to launch independent body for calls on content

Facebook reported it has ramped up its ability to quickly detect “hate speech”

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Three-year-old injured in celebratory gunfire in Peshawar

ANP supporters fired aerial shots to celebrate victory of Samar Bilour

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The opposition has decided who should be on the committee to investigate rigging

It has sent 10 names to the government, including Khursheed Shah, Ahsan Iqbal and Rana Sanaullah

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System for overseas Pakistanis to vote in the by-polls is ready

Registration to vote in the by-polls is underway, said the NADRA chairperson

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Overseas Pakistanis can vote in the by-elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan secretary, Babar Yaqoob, has said that overseas Pakistanis will be allowed to vote in the by-elections. The Supreme Court gave the ECP the green light on Friday to go ahead with this pilot project. Yaqoob told SAMAA TV that the Supreme Court has ordered that if there are any doubts…

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Political workers booked in terrorism case for using foul language against CJP

Islamabad police have registered an FIR against the workers of political parties for using ‘foul language’ for Chief Justice Saqib Nisar during the protest of opposition parties outside the office of Election Commission of Pakistan on July 8. Imtiaz Raja and Kusar Gilani were nominated in the FIR registered in the Secretariat police station. In…

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Hasil Bizenjo says the rigging in these elections was the worst in Pakistan’s history

National Party leader Hasil Khan Bizenjo has said that the rigging seen in the July 25 elections was the worst in the country’s history. Speaking during a press conference at the Quetta Press Club, he said that democratic parties were punished for standing by Parliament and democracy. He was flanked by former Balochistan chief minister…

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ECP office in Islamabad surrounded by opposition parties protesting against rigging

The opposition parties’ alliance held a demonstration on Wednesday outside the ECP to protest against rigging in the elections. The PPP, PML-N, ANP and other parties are protesting outside the ECP office in Islamabad. Party workers are protesting, shouting their own parties’ slogans. Only nine political leaders were allowed into the Red Zone and 500…

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JI chief slams lack of fair and free elections

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has said that the ECP failed to hold free and fair elections. He said the opposition parties will hold a demonstration outside the ECP office on August 8 against rigging in the elections. Speaking at a party event in Quetta, Haq said fair and democratic elections are the solution to the…

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The Sindh-Balochistan Bypass is blocked in Jacobabad because of a protest against rigging

PPP workers have blocked the Sindh-Balochistan Bypass in Jacobabad to protest against rigging in the elections. The political workers say that the elections were rigged in the area, said SAMAA TV reporter Wali Soomro. They support the PPP’s Aijaz Jakhrani, who lost the election in NA-196 to PTI’s Muhammad Mian Soomro. Jakhrani got 86,876 votes…

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Opposition parties want a parliamentary commission to investigate rigging

During a meeting of its working committee, the opposition alliance has come up with seven terms of reference, including the formation of a commission to investigate rigging in the elections. The alliance, comprised of senior leaders of the PML-N, PPP, MMA and ANP, wants a parliamentary commission to be formed to investigate claims of rigging…

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WWE superstar Kane has been elected the mayor of a city in Tennessee

WWE superstar Kane was elected of Knox County, Tennessee on Wednesday night, according to ESPN

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Two more MPAs from Punjab have joined the PTI

Two more independent MPAs from Punjab have joined the PTI. Raja Sagheer, who was elected from Rawalpindi, and Saeedul Hassan from Narowal joined the party on Sunday. Party chairperson Imran Khan thanked them for joining the party and supporting their bid to form the government.

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After four days, the election process is still not over, criticises Sindh governor

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair said that despite the passage of four days, the election process is still not over. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday at Governor House, Zubair said the elections were managed in a way to make one particular party win. There are three ways to do this — pre-poll, polling day…

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Kalash and proud: Wazir Zada to become first Kalash member of the KP Assembly

Wazir Zada, a socio-political activist from Chitral, will soon become the first ever Kalash legislator on a reserved seat for minorities in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Kalash or Kalasha are the smallest ethno-religious community of Pakistan and are famous for their beliefs, culture and festivals. Wazir Zada, who has a masters in political science from…

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Citizens find pile of stamped ballot papers from rubbish heap in Qayyumabad

The citizens have found a pile of stamped ballot papers from a rubbish heap in Karachi’s Qayyumabad area.

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A dog was killed because a candidate lost the PK-85 election

Political violence has claimed the life of another animal in Pakistan. Two men killed a dog on Friday after the candidate they were supporting in PK-85 lost the elections. In a video that went viral on social media, a dog can be seen tied to a tree with a PTI flag on its back. Soon…

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Ballot papers are being recounted in nine constituencies

Recounts are under way in nine constituencies after candidates have raised objections. In Lahore’s NA-131, PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique has challenged PTI chief Imran Khan’s victory and a recount is under way. Imran won by less than 1,000 votes. In Multan, former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s sons have asked for a recount, reported…

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Cartoon — Sabir Nazar

Sabir Nazar’s take on promises and politics after the election.

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PS-111 winner Imran Ismail says he will focus on Karachi’s water issues

The biggest issue in Karachi is water, said Imran Ismail. This will be the PTI candidate’s first term in the provincial assembly after being elected from PS-111 Karachi.  The areas in his constituency are the CBC and Civil Lines. “There’s no drinking water nor is there any tap water,” he told SAMAA TV reporter Ashraf Khan….

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Pakistan to knock on IMF’s door, predicts Moody’s

Pakistan will turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to meet its external financing needs, Moody’s Investors Service said in a note on Friday. With the election results almost complete, the PTI looks set to form a majority government with the help of independents and smaller parties, putting fears of a hung parliament or weak…

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