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Sindh, Rawalpindi register wins in the National U-19 Women’s Football Championships

Sindh and Rawalpindi won their respective matches in the National Under-19 Women’s Football tournament at Lahore

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A rebel faction will emerge in the PML-N soon: Sheikh Rashid

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed claims that a rebel faction will emerge in the PML-N in the next few days. “Just wait a few days, a huge faction will emerge in the PML-N,” Rashid told reporters in Rawalpindi. In the July 25 elections, the AML chief won the NA-62 seat in Rawalpindi. He…

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Top court orders by-election in Rawalpindi’s NA-60

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the election process will begin from scratch in NA-60

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NA-59, Rawalpindi: Ch. Nisar behind PTI’s Sarwar …

A total 357,199 voters were registered in the constituency

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Rawalpindi cricket stadium to get a new building

A new building is being constructed at the Rawalpindi cricket stadium.

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Sheikh Rasheed challenges decision to postpone the election in NA-60

The notification postponing the election in NA-60 Rawalpindi has been challenged in both the Islamabad High Court and Supreme Court. APML chief Sheikh Rasheed took the matter to the apex court after saying that the Islamabad High Court did not entertain his petition. He said he sat there for five hours but was not heard….

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Watch: Sheikh Rashid’s bike ride in Rawalpindi

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed is contesting the general election from NA-60 and NA-62 in Rawalpindi. The garrison city’s veteran politician is famous for his populist style. He kicked off his election campaign in a theatrical way, making rotis at tandoors and riding a motorcycle with his supporters. “Although this area is ‘masail-istan’…

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The moment Hanif Abbasi was arrested

PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi was taken into custody minutes after an anti-narcotics court sentenced him to life in prison. Mr. Abbasi was accused of obtaining a large amount of ephedrine, which is a controlled substance, and then selling it to narcotic smugglers.

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Video: ‘Rickshaw Jatt’ reaches Rawalpindi

In SAMAA TV’s especial election programme, the ‘Rickshaw Jatt’ reached out to the voters in Rawalpindi to discover the garrison city’s problems ahead of the election.

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Give us water and take our votes, cry residents of NA-60

The residents of NA-60 are parched. They barely have water to drink and definitely don’t have enough to bathe. Every month, they run after water tankers, in some cases literally, and try to get water in their homes. In fact, some children have actually died after being hit by the water tankers they were chasing….

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NAB summons Musharraf, family members

The National Accountability Bureau has summoned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, his wife, children and son-in-law in a corruption case. Retired Colonel Inam ur Reheem advocate had submitted an application against Pervez Musharraf. According to officials, NAB has directed Musharraf and his wife Sehba Musharraf and son Bilal Musharraf to appear personally in the Rawalpindi…

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15 PML-N workers in hot water for rally in support of Captain (retd) Safdar

A case has been registered against 15 people for holding a rally in support of Captain (retd) Safdar in Rawalpindi and preventing the NAB team from arresting him. During the rally held on July 8, PML-N workers and supporters participated in a rally held by Captain (retd) Safdar before he was supposed to surrender himself…

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Captain Safdar’s dramatic surrender: Here’s what actually happened

Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain retired Safdar surrendered to National Accountability Bureau after a face-off with the anti-graft body in Rawalpindi. He created scene in the garrison city while attempting to show his political support. Safdar’s arrest warrants were issued by the Accountability Court in Avenfield case against him, his spouse Maryam Nawaz and former Prime…

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NAB arrests PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar

Captain (retd) Safdar arrived in Rawalpindi on Sunday to surrender himself to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). At around 4:50pm, he was arrested by the authorities. However, workers of the PML-N pulled Captain (retd) Safdar away from the NAB team. He was whisked away from the area in party leader Chaudhry Tanveer’s car. Before surrendering…

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CJP orders completion of Rawalpindi hospital in 18 months

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has directed that construction of Women and Children Hospital Rawalpindi must be completed in 18 months. He gave the directions during a visit to the under-construction hospital. The Chief Justice rejected a request to grant a time period of two years for completion of the hospital. He said the construction…

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I am not looking towards the PML-N nor the PTI, says Chaudhry Nisar

  Disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan addressed on Sunday a rally in Rawalpindi, formally kicking off his election campaign. “The media claims that I have struck a deal but Nisar has never ever done such a thing. The words coming out of my mouth and my heart are the same,” he said while…

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi comes face to face with angry mob in Rawalpindi’s Kahuta

PML-N workers were displeased when former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited Kahuta, an administrative division of Rawalpindi, on Sunday and, instead of the grand reception he was no doubt expecting, he was met with an angry mob. They say he has not done anything for the residents of the area in the past five…

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Sheikh Rasheed to campaign for election on a ‘motorcycle’

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, chairperson of the Awami Muslim League (AML), announced that he will campaign on a motorcycle. “I will be campaigning for the election on a motorcycle in the last 10 days of the campaign,” Rasheed told the media on Sunday. “Our main competition is with a drug dealer. The ink pot with a…

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Search for children who drowned in Rawalpindi sewerage drain continues

The search is still under way for four children who are suspected to have drowned in a sewerage drain after the downpour in Rawalpindi on June 15. According to rescue official Rizwan Ahmed, they were informed of the incident at around 5:45pm on June 15 and have been searching for the children since. The children…

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Twin cities lose power after rainstorm

The twin cities were hit by rain after days of high temperatures. However, the rainfall soon turned into a curse rather than a blessing, with several areas losing power due to the downpour. Many low-lying areas were flooded and several electricity feeders tripped, resulting in areas in Islamabad and Rawalpindi as well as in Chakwal…

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The beat is fading for Pakistan’s Ramadan drummers

Lal Hussain saunters through Rawalpindi’s empty streets at 1:00 am shattering the silence with syncopated drum beats, awakening startled Pakistanis so they can sleepily eat one last meal before the day’s Ramadan fasting begins. “Wake up and eat your morning meal!” he howls along with the Bhangra-inspired beats emanating from his dhol drum. Hussain has…

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