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Imran Khan to live in Punjab House annex after becoming PM: PTI. Imran Khan to live in Punjab House annex after becoming PM: PTI.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan will live in the chief minister’s annex in Punjab House after he is elected prime minister, senior PTI leader Naeemul Haq said on Wednesday. “Punjab House is in every way an appropriate place for Khan sahib to live in,” said Haq, adding that Punjab House is not too far from the prime minister’s office either. The prime minister-in-waiting wi...
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No poll for NA-60: Supreme Court rejects Shaikh Rashid's plea No poll for NA-60: Supreme Court rejects Shaikh Rashid's plea
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday rejected Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Shaikh Rashid's plea for going ahead with the polls in NA-60 after they were deferred by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after a special court disqualified a candidate, PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, in the ephedrine case. The top court validated the Lahore High Court's (LHC) verdict to upheld the ECP's decision, o...
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Suicide bomber responsible for Mastung attack identified: CTD Suicide bomber responsible for Mastung attack identified: CTD
The suicide bomber behind the Mastung attack has been identified by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), Balochistan police said on Thursday. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) CTD Aitzaz Ahmed Goraya made this announcement at a press conference held in Quetta to brief the media regarding the investigation into the attack. The Mastung bombing which took place on July 13 during a corner meetin...
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300 PML-N workers arrested in crackdown as Lahore braces for return of Nawaz, Maryam 300 PML-N workers arrested in crackdown as Lahore braces for return of Nawaz, Maryam
At least 300 PML-N workers and party leaders, including a Union Council chairman, vice chairman and counsellors, have been arrested in a crackdown in Lahore as the city braces itself to receive ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday. Police sources told DawnNewsTV on Thursday that 300 PML-N workers had been arrested in raids on Wednesday night. The district commissi...
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Construction of dams inevitable: CJP Construction of dams inevitable: CJP
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday asserted that construction of dams was inevitable. According to Express News, A three-member bench headed by the top judge resumed hearing in a case pertaining to the construction of Kalabagh Dam where former chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Shamsul Mulk presented arguments in favour of the dam. Explaining the bene...
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Govt announces four-day Eid holidays Govt announces four-day Eid holidays
The Ministry of Interior on Friday announced a four-day holiday on the occasion of Eidul Fitr. According to a notification issued by the ministry, the holidays will start from June 15 (Friday) and run until June 18 (Monday). Eidul Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan, during which Muslims all over the world observe 30 days of fasting. Eidul Fitr is likely to be on June ...
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi responds to Nawaz's allegation on PTI sit-in Shah Mehmood Qureshi responds to Nawaz's allegation on PTI sit-in
The National Assembly hall on Thursday echoed doubts over claims made by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif pertaining to the sit-in staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2014. Addressing the 56th Parliament session, PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Nawaz claimed he was disqualified because of the treason case against General (retd) Pervez Musharraf yet it was his interior ...
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Pakistan Media Blackout of Ethnic Pashtun Rally Triggers Outrage. Pakistan Media Blackout of Ethnic Pashtun Rally Triggers Outrage.
Television stations in Pakistan are under fire for their continued black out of peaceful rallies by an ethnic Pashtun movement against extra judicial killings and enforced disappearances of Pashtuns, particularly those living in the volatile tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. The Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement organized its latest rally this week in the northwestern city of Peshawar, wi...
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From elite consumption to popular opinion: framing of the US drone program in Pakistani newspapers. From elite consumption to popular opinion: framing of the US drone program in Pakistani newspapers.
The United States has conducted armed drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004. While there has been some recent work on Pakistani public opinion about drones, there is very little research on how Pakistan’s media characterize the US drone program. This is an important gap in understanding the determinants of Pakistani popular perceptions of this program. Decades of research has shown that “news fr...
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Pakistan, China Working Out Ways To Counter CPEC Bottlenecks. Pakistan, China Working Out Ways To Counter CPEC Bottlenecks.
ISLAMABAD: In the wake of emerging bottlenecks for finalising financing mechanism of multibillion dollars projects going to be included into China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), both the countries are striving to come up with new mechanism for ensuring completion of projects without any delays. From Pakistani prospective, there has been increased recognition that the financing agreements sh...
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