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Wasim Akram endorses Imran Khan for July 25 elections

Pakistan’s former cricket captain Wasim Akram has voiced his support for PTI chairman Imran Khan just four days before the elections. Wasim Akram, popularly known as Sultan of Swing, took to twitter to endorse Imran Khan for the upcoming elections. “It was in your leadership skip @ImranKhanPTI that we became world champions in 1992,” Akram…

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Pakistan Hockey Federation expresses concerns over lack of funds

Pakistan Hockey Federation has stated that the side will not be able to perform in the upcoming Asian Games if their funds are not released.

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The under-19 cricket hasn’t been paid for playing in the world cup yet

Pakistan Cricket Board has not paid salaries to the players who participated in the 2018 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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Fakhar eyes another record as Pakistan play Zimbabwe in fifth ODI

Pakistan will be playing to complete a series whitewash as they take on Zimbabwe in the fifth one-day international at Bulawayo on Sunday.

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Bane of Pakistani politicians: young voters with smartphones

The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician’s car and begin streaming live footage of something extraordinary: angry voters asking their elected representatives what they have done for them lately.

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Rise of TLP: A threat to politico-religious parties?

Formed in 2016, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan has emerged as a major religious force in the country. The Khadim Hussain Rizvi-led group has fielded over 550 candidates on provincial and national assembly seats. The group is directly challenging the mainstream political parties in Karachi.

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Fakhar, Imam record stand help Pakistan pummel Zimbabwe in fourth ODI

A record opening stand by Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq helped Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe by 244 runs in the fourth ODI at Bulawayo on Friday.

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Miandad wants regular Pak-India bilateral series

Batting legend Javed Miandad has said that Pakistan and India should play bilateral series on regular basis.

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Election Commission gives army broad election powers at polling stations

The Election Commission of Pakistan has granted broad judicial powers to the army at polling stations during next week’s general election. The July 25 election is seen as a two-way race between parties led by former cricket star Imran Khan and now-jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif, who has accused the establishment of working behind the…

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Missing peace activist Raza Mehmood Khan returns home, friends say

A peace activist who disappeared last year has returned to his home in the eastern province of Punjab, his friends said on Friday. Raza Mehmood Khan, 40, a member of the Aghaz-i-Dosti (Start of Friendship) group that works to build peace with arch-rival India, had not been heard from since Dec.2. His family had filed…

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Election security: Army chief assures support to ECP

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Thursday visited Army Elections Support Center in Rawalpindi. “All efforts will be made to ensure safe and secure environment and enable people to freely exercise their democratic right to vote,” said the army chief. The army chief was briefed over a plan for assistance to the…

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Nawaz, Maryam in solitary confinement

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are kept in solitary confinement without air-conditioning, a neutral observer from the Pakistan Bar Council Kamran Murtaza has said. Murtaza met Sharif, Maryam and Safdar in jail and spoke to reporters about the trio’s conditions and complaints in prison. He said Sharif has been kept in solitary confinement….

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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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15 Afghan Taliban killed in attack by suspected ISIS rivals: officials

Suspected Islamic State militants attacked Taliban fighters attending a funeral in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday and killed at least 15 in the latest violence between the rival groups, officials said. Another five Taliban were wounded in the attack on a house in Sayad district in Sari Pul province, the provincial police chief Abdul Qayum Baqizoi…

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Pakistan’s opening batsman Azhar Ali signs for Somerset

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has joined Somerset for the remainder of their first-class English County Championship fixtures this season, the southwest club said Monday. The 33-year-old replaces Australia opener Matt Renshaw, who made three hundreds at 51.30 in the opening rounds of the Championship before breaking a finger against Surrey at Guildford last month. Azhar…

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Shahid Afridi condoles with Siraj Raisani’s family

Former cricketer Shahid Afridi condoled with the family of Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, who was killed in a suicide explosion in Mastung

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Pakistan eye ODI series win over Zimbabwe

Pakistan will be playing the third one-day international against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on Wednesday.

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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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Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in second ODI

Pakistan continued their dominance with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe at by nine wickets. Opener Fakhar Zaman eased to his second ODI century, finishing with a career best 117 not out, to seal a win that had been set up by Pakistan’s seam attack, who bowled…

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Maryam’s son warmly welcomed by PML-N supporters at Lahore airport

Junaid Safdar, the son of imprisoned PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, was warmly welcomed by party supporters at the Lahore airport upon his arrival. He was taken into custody by the London police on July 13 after he scuffled with a protester outside the Sharif family’s Avenfield house.

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HRCP concerned over ‘blatant, unabashed attempts to manipulate elections’

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan slammed “blatant, aggressive and unabashed” attempts to manipulate the upcoming election, as politicians expressed security fears following one of the country’s deadliest attacks. A string of attacks has killed 175 people across the country in the past week. The Election Commission has vowed to go ahead with the vote…

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