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Sindh cabinet gets four more ministers, expands to 16 members. Sindh cabinet gets four more ministers, expands to 16 members.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday expanded his cabinet by inducting four more ministers. With the new additions, the strength of the provincial cabinet has risen to 16, excluding two advisers. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail administered oath to the new ministers at a simple ceremony held at the Governor House, a statement issued by the chief minister's spokesperson said. The...
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3 PML-N MPAs take oath, boost party's strength in Punjab Assembly to 162. 3 PML-N MPAs take oath, boost party's strength in Punjab Assembly to 162.
PML-N MPAs Uzam Zaeem Qadri, Mian Jalil Sharaqpur and Nafisa Ameen took their oaths on Thursday, boosting their party's strength in the Punjab Assembly to 162. In addition to the PML-N trio, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Awais Dreshak was also administered his oath today. The party's strength now stands at 176. The PA session today saw an exchange between Speaker Pervez Elahi and PML-N MP...
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No precedent of how India 'trampled diplomatic norms' by cancelling meeting: FM Qureshi. No precedent of how India 'trampled diplomatic norms' by cancelling meeting: FM Qureshi.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said he was "deeply saddened" by how New Delhi first accepted and later backtracked from a meeting between Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj. Speaking to reporters at Islamabad airport before departing on a visit to the United States, the minister said it was their understanding that it would be beneficial for the entire region if...
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Arif Alvi sworn in as 13th President of Pakistan. Arif Alvi sworn in as 13th President of Pakistan.
Dr Arif Alvi was sworn in as the 13th President of Pakistan at a ceremony at Aiwan-i-Sadr in Islamabad on Sunday, a day after outgoing president Mamnoon Hussain's five-year term ended. Dr Arif Alvi was sworn in as the 13th President of Pakistan at a ceremony at Aiwan-i-Sadr in Islamabad on Sunday, a day after outgoing president Mamnoon Hussain's five-year term ended. The ceremony, which bega...
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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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