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Army will assist ECP strictly within the bounds of given mandate: Gen Qamar Army will assist ECP strictly within the bounds of given mandate: Gen Qamar
Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Army Elections Support Centre in Rawalpindi, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement issued on Thursday. “COAS was given detailed briefing about plan for provision of assistance to ECP for free, fair and transparent conduct of General Elections 18,” the military’s media wing added. Gen Qamar directed, the ISPR said, that Arm...
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IHC tells army, ISI chiefs not to intrude in other depts IHC tells army, ISI chiefs not to intrude in other depts
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) explicitly asked on Wednesday the army chief and the top spymaster to stop meddling in affairs of other departments. Expressing serious concerns over the perception that a state within state existed in the country, IHC’s Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui said that as such, these elements conspired to manipulate the government and the judiciary. Justice Siddiqui dir...
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Nawaz Sharif's 'well wishers' have landed him in jail, says Chaudhry Nisar Nawaz Sharif's 'well wishers' have landed him in jail, says Chaudhry Nisar
Disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that he had advised the party supremo Nawaz Sharif to avoid confrontation with national institutions but in vain. Nawaz and his daughter Maryam were sent behind bars last week after being sentenced by the National Accountability Court (NAB) court in the Avenfield case. “I’ve been by his [Nawaz’s] side for the last 34 years and I had a...
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Afghan president calls army chief, condoles loss of lives in terror attacks Afghan president calls army chief, condoles loss of lives in terror attacks
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday made a phone call to army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and expressed his condolences on loss of innocent lives in recent terrorist attacks. “[President Ghani] also assured COAS for enhanced border security measures on Afghan side as assistance to Pakistani security forces during [the] election period,” Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Rel...
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PAF aircraft declared runner-up at Royal International Air Tattoo Show PAF aircraft declared runner-up at Royal International Air Tattoo Show
A C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was declared runner-up at the Royal International Air Tattoo Show 2018 exhibiting in Britain’s capital on Sunday. The artistically painted number six squadron Hercules has been honoured out of 300 other aircraft at the exhibit, vying for the coveted Concours D’Elegance trophy. In 2016, the PAF C-130 won the prestigious trophy after it was adju...
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Pakistan mourns as Siraj Raisani laid to rest in Mastung Pakistan mourns as Siraj Raisani laid to rest in Mastung
The toll from the horrific Mastung suicide bombing reached 130 on Saturday as the province mourned the attack on a corner meeting of Balochistan Awami Party’s (BAP) Siraj Raisani who was also among those martyred in the militant Islamic State (IS) attack. At least 20 of the injured are reported to be in critical condition among the scores who fell victim to the attack. Raisani was a candidate f...
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BAP leader Siraj Raisani among 35 martyred in Mastung suicide blast BAP leader Siraj Raisani among 35 martyred in Mastung suicide blast
At least 35 people, including Balochistan Awami Party leader Siraj Raisani, were martyred and 40 others injured in a suicide attack in Balochistan’s Mastung district on Friday in the third such attack on election candidates in the run up to polls. Siraj was attacked during a corner meeting organised for the promotion of his candidature for the constituency of PB-35. Siraj’s death was confirmed ...
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FIA probe against Zardari, Talpur put on hold by SC FIA probe against Zardari, Talpur put on hold by SC
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to temporarily halt its investigation against former president Asif Ali Zardari and sister Faryal Talpur till July 25 in the fake bank accounts case. A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to money laundering of Rs...
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Will return even if I'm jailed or taken to the gallows, says Nawaz Will return even if I'm jailed or taken to the gallows, says Nawaz
Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that he will not leave the nation alone even if he is jailed or taken to the gallows. Nawaz and his daughter will return home on Friday to surrender to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) following the Avenfield verdict. Addressing the Pakistani community in London flanked by his daughter Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N supremo said: “I am r...
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Interior ministry denies placing Zardari, Faryal on no-fly list Interior ministry denies placing Zardari, Faryal on no-fly list
The interior ministry on Monday denied placing Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on a no-fly list. Rejecting reports pertaining to the siblings being placed on a “stop list”, Interior Minister Azam Khan denied the existence of any such register. “There is no stop list,” he said following the conclusion of a standing committee on interior affa...
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