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  • TMore than two million pilgrims from around the world have converged in Mina to perform the main ritual of Hajj on Monday. The pilgrims will move to Arafat today, where they will listen to a sermon delivered at Namira Mosque. They will then perform Zuhr and Asr prayers combined. The pilgrims will ...

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  • TThe ritual of changing Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held early this morning. The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of two hundred thousand Riyal. Six hundred seventy kilogram pure silk, 120 kilogram gold and one hundred kilogram silver have been used in it. This ritual had started in the age of Hazrat ...

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  • TMir Jam Kamal Khan sworn in as 16th chief minister of Balochistan at Governor House in Quetta on Sunday. Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath-taking ceremony. Oath taking ceremony was attended by the Speaker Provincial Assembly Mir Abdul Qaddus Bizenjo, Deputy Speaker ...

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  • TActor Hamza Ali Abbasi, who is an open supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on all forums, showered praise upon Prime Minister Imran Khan. “Simple oath-taking ceremony of Naya Pakistan! No lavish high tea or dishes, guests treated with water and tea,” tweeted the actor. ...

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  • TEarthquakes struck near two popular vacation destinations on Sunday, one rattling the South Pacific islands of Fiji and Tonga, and another striking Indonesia’s Lombok. The quake - roughly 200 miles off both Fiji and Tonga - measured a massive 8.2-magnitude; but was hundreds of miles deep. The ...

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  • TAfter three years of complete isolation from the world of international football, the Pakistan football team finally went on to play in the Asian Games in Bekasi, Indonesia on Sunday. The Pakistan team also recorded their first victory in the Asian games after nearly 44 years as they defeated Nepal ...

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  • TThe first special train for Eid-ul-Azha departed for Peshawar on Sunday from Karachi City Railway Station. According to Director Services Pakistan Railway Karachi Arshad Salam Khattak, 14 bogeys were attached to Eid special train and the train has earned 1.2 million rupees so far. He said that 980 ...

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  • TPakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has nominated Aitzaz Ahsan as its presidential candidate on Sunday. According to the media reports party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari named Aitzaz for the post of president. Yesterday, PM Imran Khan nominated senior PTI ...

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  • TISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday has congratulated the people and the Government of Afghanistan on the 99th Independence Day. “We extend our sincere wishes for peace, prosperity, stability, economic development and long-term prosperity of the brotherly country,” the Foreign Office ...

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  • TLAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Usman Buzdar has been elected as the chief minister of Punjab on Sunday. Sardar Usman secured 186 votes, while his opponent Hamza Shahbaz of PML-N secured 159 votes. PTI has nominated Sardar Usman Ahmed Khan Buzdar, while ...

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  • TIranian President Hassan Rouhani has extended his sincere congratulations to Imran Khan on his election as new Prime Minister of Pakistan and expressed hope that the two countries would further improve relations during his tenure.  In his congratulatory message to the Prime Minister Imran ...

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  • TLahore: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former chief minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif to record his statement regarding Ashiana Housing scandal, Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC) and clean water cases on Monday. NAB Punjab has directed Shahbaz Sharif to personally present in ...

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  • TThe Punjab Assembly will elect the chief minister at a session of the provincial assembly today.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has fielded Sardar Usman Buzdar whereas Hamza Shahbaz Sharif will be the PML-N candidate for the slot. The session of the Punjab Assembly is being held on Sunday at ...

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  • TPakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that PML-N knows how to exercise its democratic right. The PML-N leader said that the people want the culprits behind the ‘vote theft’ to be held accountable and PML-N would work to stop this threat to ...

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  • TNational Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday submitted its reply in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), requesting the court to declare pleas of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar - seeking suspension of the verdict in the Avenfield properties reference - ...

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  • TAfter former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu arrived in Pakistan to witness the oath taking ceremony of Imran Khan as PM, members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest against the former cricketer. Sidhu had reached Pakistan on Friday morning to attend the oath-taking ceremony of ...

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  • TAfter receiving majority votes on Thursday, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Murad Ali Shah took his oath as the Sindh chief minister (CM) on Saturday, becoming the 29th CM of the province. Acting Governor Agha Siraj Khan Durrani was supposed to administer the oath to the newly-elected chief ...

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  • TPrime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has announced the members of federal cabinet on Saturday. According to the Fawad Chaudhry, spokesperson of PTI told the media that 20-member federal cabinet will be sworn-in on Monday. The cabinet will be comprised of 15 federal ministers and five advisers, ...

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  • TPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's nominee for the slot of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar has said that PTI will fully deliver on its promises. Talking to media outside the Punjab Assembly in Lahore on Saturday, he thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for nominating him. He said that ...

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  • TPrime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation tomorrow, sources informed.  Prime Minister Imran will make a decision regarding the federal cabinet today and the new ministers will be sworn-in on Sunday, sources said. "The cabinet will comprise 18 ministers and five advisers," sources ...

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  • TPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated Arif Alvi for President of Pakistan. Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced on Thursday that the presidential election will be held on September ...

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  • TIndian troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Danna sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday and targeted the civilian population.     According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, one civilian Zulfiqar, a 65 yrs old in Mouji village embraced ...

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  • TForeign Office Spokesperson Dr Faisal on Saturday has strongly rejected reports alleging that some Taliban fighters involved in the Ghazni attack were offered medical treatment in Pakistani hospitals. In a statement, he said Afghanistan has not officially shared any information or evidence with ...

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  • TBalochistan Awami Party (BAP) President Jam Kamal Khan was elected Balochistan Chief Minister on Saturday. The BAP president defeated Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s Mir Yunas Aziz Zehri and he secured 39 votes. The MMA and BNP Mengal received 20 votes. Newly-elected Balochistan Assembly ...

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  • TThe schedule for the submission of candidate papers for the post of chief minister Punjab has been released. According to the schedule, candidates can submit papers today between the hours of 9am and 5pm. These papers can be submitted by the candidates themselves or by their lawyers. The new CM of ...

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  • TImran Khan took the oath as Pakistan's 22nd prime minister on Saturday. A day earlier, Imran defeated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in the PM election in the National Assembly.  The ceremony began with national anthem and was followed by a recitation of ...

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  • TElection for the post of  new Chief Minister Balochistan will be held at the Provincial Assembly’s building in Quetta at 11am today. On August 17, President Balochistan Awami Party, Jam Kamal Khan and Mir Yunas Aziz Zehri of MMA, JUI (F) have filed nomination papers in the office of ...

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  • TSardar Usman Buzdar, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) nominee for the slot of Chief Minister for Punjab, said on Friday that he was thankful to party Chairman Imran Khan for nominating him. Buzdar said he never dreamt that he would ever be given a chance to become CM Punjab. Usman Buzdar ...

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  • TArmy Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday expressed "deep concern" over the rising number of violent incidents in Pakistan's westside neighbour, Afghanistan, that have led to the "loss of precious innocent lives". The "COAS reiterates that there is no support to any terrorist activity ...

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  • TBritish Prime Minister Theresa May called Prime Minister elect Imran Khan and congratulated him on being elected the Prime Minister of Pakistan.   She also expressed good wishes for the incoming government. British Prime Minister said her government is ready to open new vistas of partnership ...

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