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  • KARACHI - Pakistan People's Party (PPP) candidate Saeed Ghani has emerged victorious in PS-114 Karachi by-poll, by bagging 23,840 votes. According to the unofficial results, issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Kamran Tessori of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) received 18,106 votes, ...

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  • KARACHI - Top political parties of Karachi are vying for victory in PS-114 by-poll in order to prove their stakes in the city which had witnessed opening up of political space after splits among Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) factions that had once strong foothold in the metropolis. The three top ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari cannot curb corruption even if they lead ‘angels’. The countries with corruption-free institutions are on the path of progress while Pakistan is being ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is taking keen interest in accommodating clean faces of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in order to gain advantage of political uncertainty in Karachi after the emergence of cracks in MQM. According to sources, senior PML-N leaders are trying to ensure the ...

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  • KARACHI - Although the holy month of Ramazan is not finished yet, the residents of the port city are on a shopping spree to celebrate Eidul Fitar. Large number of people throng markets and shopping centers, especially after Iftar, to purchase clothes, accessories, jewellery, shoes and other ...

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  • KARACHI -  Police took senior Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leaders, who intended to protest outside the CM House on Sunday, into custody. PSP leaders, including Chairman Mustafa Kamal, Raza Haroon and Dr Sagheer and dozens of workers were taken into custody. The arrests were made after ...

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  • KARACHI - The sit-in of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) against K-Electric outside the Governor’s House entered the third day on Monday. JI women and children also joined in the protest. A delegation of women participants also approached the Governor House but they were denied entry. However, they sent ...

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  • KARACHI - The Karachi chapter of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Saturday staged a sit-in outside Governor’s House against an increase in tariff by the Karachi Electric (KE), overbilling and fuel adjustment charges. The JI has been running a drive under the supervision of the party`s Karachi ...

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  • KARACHI - The city chapter of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which is organising the Karachi Rights March on April 30 in the port city, is making all-out efforts to put up a big show on the given day. The PTI has set up a central camp outside Mazar-e-Quaid to welcome the supporters and workers ...

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  • KARACHI - The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has finally decided to gear up its activities in the Sindh province. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will personally monitor the efforts to revive the ruling party in the province. It has been learnt that the recent visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ...

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  • KARACHI - Heavy traffic plying on Karachi roads, particularly during the daytime, has become a routine now, which exposes the Karachiites to several risks, The Nation learnt here on Thursday. The people running the commercial hub of the country have been unable to resolve the traffic issues, ...

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  • KARACHI - Realising the political vacuum developed in Karachi after splits in Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), various political parties have now begun to eye their share in the port city’s politics. Karachi is normally considered a bastion of MQM, but the breakup of the latter into ...

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  • KARACHI -  Like other parts of the country, the people of Karachi on Sunday showed their unwavering support to the people of Indian-held Kashmir who were struggling to get their internationally-acknowledged right to self-determination. Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed as a national day ...

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  • KARACHI - Political parties on Monday welcomed the decision of the federal government to nominate Muhammad Zuber Umer as new governor of Sindh while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sees controversy over his nomination.     Talking to The Nation, Senator Saeed Ghani said that PPP ...

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  • KARACHI -  Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal on Sunday gave 30-day ultimatum to the federal government led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Sindh government led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to address the issues facing Karachi or else his ...

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  • KARACHI - Justice (Retd) Khawaja Naveed is apparently the strongest candidate for Sindh governor’s office after the death of Governor Saeeduzzaman Siddiqi. Sources privy to the matter said the federal government wanted to give the governor’s office to a local and non-controversial ...

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  • KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener Dr Farooq Sattar said on Friday that his party would launch a campaign for creation of 20 administrative units in the country if powers are not devolved to elected representatives of local governments. Speaking at his party’s first ...

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  • KARACHI - Religious parties have opposed Sindh Assembly's legislation against forced conversions and termed a bill in this regard a conspiracy of the enemies of Pakistan to destabilise the country. Various religious leaders have warned that the bill might create unrest, leading to a conflict ...

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  • KARACHI - Sindh Assembly yesterday unanimously passed a law against forced conversion of religion, in a bid to protect minorities in the province. The new law declares forced conversion a crime and recommends a five year punishment for perpetrators and a three year sentence for facilitators. The ...

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  • KARACHI - Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar was released yesterday from Central Prison Karachi, after a court granted him bail in the last case baring his release. According to prosecution, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan leader was facing trial in 39 cases, including those relating to alleged ...

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  • KARACHI - More than 5000 PTI workers including Karachi region leaders have left the port city for Islamabad to put their share in PTI chairman Imran Khan’s struggle against corruption. Talking to The Nation, PTI leader Dawa Khan Sabir told that more than five thousand workers had departed so ...

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  •  KARACHI -  Political uncertainty has soared in country’s commercial hub-Karachi as political forces have split into numerous groups increasing chances of war-lords controlling different pockets of the metropolis, The Nation has learnt. The current political turmoil dividing the ...

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  • KARACHI - Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan – an otherwise soft spoken person – hit back at Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal yesterday, calling him a ‘very dishonourable, low and bipolar person’. Addressing an event here, he also revealed that the huge ...

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  • KARACHI - Pak Sarzameen Party Leader Mustafa Kamal is planning to purge the party of criminal elements, especially the elements supported by the party leader Anees Qaimkhani, who is blamed for several high profile killings in the city. According to sources within the party, the move is aimed at ...

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  • KARACHI - In the first ever press conference at Karachi Press Club after being tagged as Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London, members of Interim Coordination Committee of the party said on Saturday there was no difference between Pakistan and London chapters of the party. They blamed Dr Farooq ...

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  • KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London is going to announce the party structure soon while a large number of the party leaders are showing their loyalty to MQM founder Altaf Hussain. Sources privy to the matter revealed the MQM-London leadership had started contacting the party leaders, ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan People Party (PPP) has regained Provincial Assembly constituency PS-127 after 12 years. According to the unofficial results of 130 polling stations, PPP‘s candidate Ghulam Murtaza Baloch bagged 19707 votes leaving behind MQM‘s Waseem Ahmed who secured 15114 votes. The ...

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  • KARACHI - PTI Chairman Imran Khan yesterday announced Raiwind march on September 24 to register protest against PML-N over the Panama leaks issue and urged the nation to join his party to make the rally a success. Addressing a public gathering at Nishtar Park, Imran said he had earlier decided to ...

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  • KARACHI - MQM-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar on Thursday announced amendment in the party constitution by removing the supervision power of founder Altaf Hussain. Addressing a press conference at Ghanchi House –a a temporary headquarter of the MQM – here on Thursday, Sattar said that in ...

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  • KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Asif Hasnain quit MQM and joined Mustafa Kamal‘s Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). Asif Hasnain announced his decision during a press conference along with Mustafa Kamal at Pakistan House-PSP headquarter on Sunday. Chanting slogans in favour of Pakistan ...

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