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Navjot Sidhu is coming to Pakistan to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in

Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been granted a Pakistani visa to attend the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister in-waiting Imran Khan on August 18 in Islamabad. Sidhu called PTI Senator Faisal Javed and confirmed that he has been issued the visa, according to SAMAA TV. The PTI had invited Indian cricket legends Sunil…

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Shehbaz, Zardari skip opposition protest against ‘rigging’

The PML-N and the PPP have joined hands against the PTI, but not for a joint protest. The opposition parties held a protest on Wednesday outside the Election Commission’s office in Islamabad against, what they called was rigging in the July 25 general elections. Election candidates of the PML-N, PPP, MMA, ANP and PkMAP participated…

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PIA chief orders probe as pleading mother video goes viral

Report by Ashraf Khan Pakistan International Airlines has been receiving flak after a video of angry passengers urging cabin crew to open the doors has gone viral. The video shows a distressed mother pleading with the airline staff to open the doors for fresh air as her infant was experiencing breathlessness. According to reports, the…

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Faisalabad, Quetta, Karachi, FATA, Peshawar, Sialkot, Hyderabad win in Inter Region U-19 ODI tournament

Faisalabad, Quetta, Karachi Whites, FATA, Karachi Blues, Peshawar, Sialkot and Hyderabad won their respective match in the Inter Region Under-19 One Day Tournament 2018-2019 on Sunday

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This Eid, you can’t collect animal hides in Sindh or purchase animals in Islamabad

You can’t collect animal hides this Eidul Azha in Sindh without permission. A notification has been issued by the home department banning the collection of animal hides. In Islamabad, you can’t purchase or sell animals. According to the notification, Section 144 of the PPC has been imposed on the collection of animal hides. Political and…

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The Pakistan Olympic Association is going to educate athletes on doping laws

Pakistan Olympic Association is holding a seminar on “Sports Medicine and Protection of Clean Athletes” on August 4th and 5th, 2018 at Islamabad’s Margala Hotel.

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National U-19 women’s football championship 2018 underway

PFF National Under-19 Women’s Championship 2018 is underway in Lahore.

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Imran Khan weighing option to take oath at D-Chowk

To break the prevailing tradition, Pakistan’s future prime minister Imran Khan is weighing option to take oath at Islamabad’s D-Chowk outside the Parliament House. D-Chowk is the venue where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf staged its 126-day sit-in in 2014 against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections.

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Final results: PTI becomes the largest party in NA with 115 seats

The PTI has emerged as the largest political party in the parliament after the Election Commission of Pakistan released the final election results on Saturday evening. According to the ECP, the PTI has become the largest political party in national assembly with 115 seats, while the PML-N managed to secure 64 seats in the lower…

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MQM-P threatens protests over rejection of vote recount request

The MQM-P has threatened to launch a protest drive after their requests for vote recount were rejected in Karachi. MQM-P leader Faisal Sabzwari said that the party’s requests for a recount in NA-239 and other constituencies were rejected by the authorities. “We will call the workers and give a call for protests if our demands…

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PTI in talks with MQM-P over possible coalition

PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi has confirmed that his party is in contact with the MQM-P on both provincial and national levels. The MQM-P has managed to secure 6 national assembly seats from urban areas in Sindh. On July 27, PTI leader Jehangir Khan Tareen had contacted MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and discussed a…

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Imran Khan goes to vote playing World Cup 92 song in car

Imran Khan went to vote in Islamabad with victory on his mind. It was apt that he chose to play the World Cup 1992 song in his car. Watch the video here.

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The eerie new vote-eating faces in Pakistan’s politics

 The orthodox Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan knew it wouldn’t win in the Lahore by-election last year. It sent its man ahead nevertheless. Why? Because nothing feels as good as taking eight thousand votes away from the ruling party. This is the politics of the mandate spoiler. It is a genre populated with groups so fresh on the…

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Mumbai attack case hearing adjourned till July 23

An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad adjourning on Wednesday the hearing of the Mumbai attack case without any proceedings till July 23. The hearing was adjourned after FIA prosecutor Akram Qureshi failed to appear before the court. Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi is hearing the case. The bail applications of the six accused in the case was…

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Over half of Islamabad’s Sasta Bazaar goes up in flames

A fire broke out at the Sasta Bazaar in Islamabad’s G-9 sector at around 12pm on Wednesday, engulfing over half the shops in the market. As of 1:30pm, there were no casualties reported since there weren’t that many people at the bazaar, which is located near the Kashmir Highway. According to SAMAA TV correspondent Adil…

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The year’s first Hajj flight has taken off from Karachi

The first Hajj flight took off on Saturday morning from Karachi for Madina. Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-7001 left from Karachi carrying over 300 pilgrims under the government’s Hajj scheme early Saturday morning. Another flight, PK-7003, left from the federal capital to Saudi Arabia with 327 pilgrims. Ministry of religious affairs and Auqaf officials, airport…

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Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming ends up with his arrest

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by NAB on their return to Pakistan on Friday. Both have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Avenfield reference case involving the purchase of luxury London flats. Uniformed men escorted Sharif and Maryam from the airplane soon after it landed at Lahore. They…

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Exclusive video: Nawaz Sharif waives before boarding Islamabad plane

Former PM Nawaz Sharif was seen waiving at media persons before board Islamabad-bound plane. Mr. Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are to be shifted to Islamabad’s Sihala rest house that has been declared as sub-jail. They were arrested at the Lahore airport upon their arrival from London.  

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Exclusive video: Nawaz, Maryam being taken into custody at Lahore airport

Former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have been arrested at the Lahore airport.

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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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