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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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Shehbaz Sharif rigged 2013 election, claims Khan at Jhang rally

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Sunday alleged that former Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif was involved in rigging the 2013 general elections, SAMAA reported. Shehbaz Sharif, meanwhile, dismissed the allegation, saying that Imran Khan should first look at himself. Imran Khan was addressing an election rally in Punjab’s Jhang city, with general elections just…

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If we postpone the elections, the terrorists will win: Imran Khan

Terrorists aim is to sabotage the elections, said PTI chief Imran Khan. He went on to say that if the elections are postponed, the terrorists will win. He visited the Balochistan Awami Party office in Quetta on Sunday and spoke to the media afterwards. Not implementing the National Action Plan has been detrimental to the…

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Shehbaz played Nawaz, says Imran Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan claimed on Saturday that Shehbaz Sharif had played Nawaz by telling him to return to Pakistan. He said that those who went to welcome Nawaz Sharif were ‘donkeys’. The PTI chairman said Shehbaz Sharif was happy that Nawaz Sharif went to jail. The cricketer-turned-politician said that the former PM had stolen…

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Bilawal terms ‘press censorship’ as pre-poll rigging

“The press is facing censorship, political activists are being detained, and this is not only a violation of human rights but also pre-poll rigging,” Bilawal said.

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‘You think I will survive?’ Hospital overflows after Mastung blast

Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded election rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded. The attack in Mastung on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State group, was one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history. More than…

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The trials of terrorists are held in jails: Shehbaz on Nawaz’s trial at Adiala

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has condemned the caretaker government’s decision to hold Nawaz Sharif’s trial in the two remaining references at Adiala Jail. “The trials of terrorists are held in jails,” Shehbaz said, addressing a press conference on Saturday in Lahore. “I want to thank the party supporters who gathered in Lahore to welcome their…

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Imran Khan’s govt to end within a year, predicts Javed Hashmi

Senior politician Javed Hashmi has claimed that some forces have already manipulated the results of July 25 general elections, SAMAA TV reported Friday. “The way the elections are being destroyed, they have already achieved their required results. There will be mere an action reply on July 25,” he claimed while speaking to reporters. Accusing Pakistan…

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Supreme Court has declared me Sadiq and Ameen: Imran Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan said Friday evening that he was declared Sadiq and Ameen by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. “The man who stole Rs 300 billion is coming back in a plane,” Mr Khan said, referring to former PM Nawaz Sharif. “We don’t have money to run the country.” The PTI chairman was addressing…

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Imran Khan ‘quietly confident’ he will be PM

“What Pakistan has to do is follow China’s example where they lift people out of poverty,” Imran Khan said

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Pakistani politicians who have gone to jail

On arrival in Pakistan, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are facing arrest in a case relating to the purchase of high-end properties in London. We thought it would be interesting to look back at all the major political figures in Pakistan who have spent time behind bars. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan…

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Won’t let Nawaz become a hero, says Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan said he will not let former prime minister Nawaz Sharif become a hero. He was speaking with his party leaders at his Bani Gala residence on Thursday. Khan advised his party workers to observe patience on Nawaz Sharif’s arrival and told them to avoid confrontation. Former PM Nawaz Sharif and his…

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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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Cartoon — Sabir Nazar

Sabir Nazar’s take on Imran Khan and his party’s political ‘victory’ against the PML-N.

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Political ‘turncoats’ boost Imran Khan’s prospects in Pakistan poll

Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, a Pakistani landowner and politician, recently switched to his third party in a decade. That is unlikely to prevent him retaining his seat in parliament this month, thanks to loyalty to a family name that has held sway over politics in this part of central Pakistan for generations. “We’ve lived here for…

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Respect the vote, not the thieves, Imran tells supporters

PTI chairman Imran Khan took a dig at PML-N’s “Vote Ko Izzat Do” (respect the vote) slogan and told his supporters to respect the vote and not the thieves. The PTI chairman said that he could see the rise of a new dawn on July 25. “We will make Pakistan a welfare state,” Mr Khan…

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Maryam Nawaz is confident the PML-N will win the elections

Maryam Nawaz has claimed that the PML-N is being targeted because its opponents know that the party is going to win the July 25 elections. “What is happening these days didn’t even happen during the dictatorship,” Maryam told reporters in London on Wednesday. Maryam and her father Nawaz Sharif are returning to Pakistan on July…

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Imran Khan urges independent candidates to withdraw in PTI’s favor

Imran has accused his former allies, Jamaat-e-Islami, of forming an alliance with the PML-N.

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Not supporting any ‘jeep’ symbol group, claims Nisar

Disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar has dismissed the allegation that he is supporting a political group contesting the election with the ‘jeep’ symbol. “I am not part of any ‘jeep group’,” said the former interior minister while speaking to media persons in Islamabad. “My focus is on four seats from where I’m contesting. I have…

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Maryam links London flat ‘attack’ to Imran’s diatribe

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz has said that the recent attack on Sharif family’s London residence by a group of protesters is linked to PTI Chairperson Imran Khan’s tirades against the PML-N. A viral video showed a small group of protesters attempting to break into Nawaz’s Avenfield apartments in London. The men…

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